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Best Atlanta Restaurants for Oysters [updated for 2021]

Whether you like them raw, grilled or smothered with cheesy goodness, here are a list of the 13 Best Atlanta Restaurants for Oysters.

101 Steak – Located in Vinings, this romantic spot is perfect for a special date.

Of course you are going to order steak, it’s in the name of restaurant. But to start, you gotta order a dozen oysters. Eat them plain or with the house made sour orange cocktail sauce or pickled ginger mignonette .

Beetlecat – What’s not to love (including the oysters at this Inman Park hot spot in Atlanta?

I love the decor at this Inman Park spot. DYK? They have daily oyster specials. Nab a seat on the patio if it isn’t too hot!

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Oysters at Beetlecat

Fontaine’s Oyster House – classic Atlanta seafood restaurant

While seafood abounds at this long time Atlanta restaurant, Oysters are the specialty here. Besides a selection of raw oysters, if you like the cooked variety choose from Oysters Rockefeller, Crab and Bacon Oysters or Oysters Scampi.

Hammock’s Trading Company

This Sandy Springs restaurant has oysters from plain jane raw to crabmeat and jalapeno, but my favorite are the grilled with bbq butter (pictured above). Check out our video at Hammock’s Trading Company.

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Hugo’s Oyster Bar has a terrific selection of oysters!

Hugo’s Oyster Bar

If you’re on the north side of town, head to Hugo’s in Roswell. They’ve  got a happy hour with fantastic food, and the decor is fun and festive too. You’ll never know what kind of oysters they’ll have available but the variety is fantastic.

Lovely oysters at Lapeer Seafood Market in Alpharetta

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If you are on the north side of town you definitely need to head to Lapeer in Alpharetta. Not only is their rotating selection of oysters incredible, but they have their own house made hot sauce to compliment them. But there’s so much more to Lapeer than just oysters. The decor is gorgeous and they have excellent cocktails and oh my goodness their lobster pasta has my mouth watering. Check out my full post on Lapeer here.

Louisiana Bistreaux

I totally didn’t expect to LOVE the oysters here as much as I did. When I think of slurping down some fresh oysters, this is one of the first spots that comes to mind. If you’re in Decatur, I highly recommend checking out this spot for National Oyster Day!


If you enjoy oysters, make sure to get an order at Lure. They always have whatever is currently in season, so ask your server what the day’s specials are. They are served with cocktail sauce and horseradish as expected, but also a shochu mignonette.

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Oysters from the Hangout Oyster Festival in Gulf Shores


In trendy West Midtown, you’ll find Chef Ford Fry’s The Optimist. They offer more than 10 different varieties of oysters. Eat them on ice or enjoy them from the wood roasted oven. Tip: there’s excellent people watching from the Oyster Bar at The Optimist and no waiting.

Pig and the Pearl

They give new meaning to phrase “surf and turf” at The Pig and the Pearl. Here, dine on delicious fresh oysters followed by barbecue!

STK Atlanta

Indulge in their shellfish platter with oysters, shrimp, king crab and ceviche. Or sit at the raw bar for oysters by the dozen or half dozen.

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Oysters at Milton’s Cuisine and Cocktails

Watch my video of the best restaurants for oysters in Atlanta for Oyster Day or any day! (Hint – be ready for some oyster porn)!

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About the author

Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!