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Fontaine's Oyster House

Bar, Seafood Restaurant, and Cajun / Creole Restaurant$$$$
Virginia Highland, Atlanta
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  • Arianne F.
    "The oyster stew is delicious, esp on a cold night."(33 Tips)
    Nathan R.
    "Oysters, peel and eat shrimp, crab legs and the lobster bisque."(6 Tips)
    FindMeSpecials
    "Crab Legs and Raw Dozen Oysters"(6 Tips)
    Sean H.
    "STREGA!!! house wine.."(2 Tips)
87 Tips and reviews
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  • LaToya J.
    The Blackened Alfredo with Scallops was amazing! But I will warn you that there are only two stalls in the women's restroom and one is extremely small, you have to squeeze in.
  • Karla B.
    Karla BookerMarch 23, 2014
    Fantastic fare! A cool, casual place to drink&eat fabulous seafood. Atmosphere - great bar, loud, fun! We had fried oysters and grilled scallops. Yum yum yummy! The lobster bisque was delish!
  • Leanne B.
    Leanne BickfordJuly 15, 2012
    Great place to relax on a warm day. One of the best and most laid-back patios. Good and cheap! They always have good drink specials and their Gulf oysters are big and cheap as well!
  • Intown Expert, Jennifer Kjellgren & Associates
    Very. Good. Food. The oysters are ice cold and fresh, the red beans and rice is perfectly seasoned, and the gumbo roux is made just right.
  • Brian F.
    Brian FinnJuly 5, 2011
    I highly recommend the Prince Edward Island mussels from the appetizers. They are shareable for two and good for a date. Sit outside and try to go later - it was REALLY loud ~730 on a Wednesday.
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AframJuly 17, 2016
    Get the scallops! They are the best ever!
  • Carl R.
    Carl RobertsOctober 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    This place should be on Diners, Drive ins, and Dives. It's the best seafood and oysters you'll find in the city with the most relaxed and casual atmosphere! Come as you are and don't miss the awesome
  • Karla B.
    Karla BookerMarch 23, 2014
    Our server, Aaron, was nothing less than da bomb! Super fast service as well! 4 stars from me!
  • Justin H.
    Justin HallAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    the closest to real New Orleans cuisine that you will find in ATL. biggest and best oysters in town.
  • AtlantaFoodie
    AtlantaFoodieMarch 23, 2015
    Look for the nightly food special. I like oyster Tuesdays and crab Wednesdays.
  • Brandie B.
    Brandie BlountFebruary 6, 2011
    Amazing! A must go to if you love good seafood & new orleans style cajun food! Great staff, atmosphere, drinks, and beer!
  • Kristin W.
    Kristin WingfieldJune 6, 2013
    Good seafood..awesome outside patio...cool bartenders...only negative thing is the smoke...cough..cough
  • Linda K.
    Linda KosturaAugust 8, 2014
    Everything! Especially Happy hour 1/2 price starters
  • Jordan Q.
    Jordan QueryJune 30, 2013
    Sit outside in the back, it's a cool environment. The oyster sampler was awesome!
  • Arianne F.
    Arianne FielderNovember 19, 2010
    The oyster stew is delicious, esp on a cold night. Beer specials are always going and the patio is superb!
  • FindMeSpecials
    FindMeSpecialsJuly 2, 2010
    1/2 Price Peel & Eat Shrimp, Crab Legs and Raw Dozen Oysters (Th-F 4-7pm) Three things that go great with beer and friends. Read more
  • Cheryl M.
    Cheryl Mo$$May 23, 2013
    Food has somewhat declined over the years. During my visit we sat in the bar area and there was a group of Fontaine's employees that were dining prior to their shift they're #LOUD and very unruly. :(
  • LJ
    LJApril 13, 2013
    They offer a generous pound of crab legs and the gulf oysters were big!
  • @SocialSweet S.
    @SocialSweet SpotOctober 11, 2014
    the 1/2 price on legs and shrimp was great but the fake butter which was disappointing - crab meat was sweet so I skipped the butter. The bartender Amanda was RUDE (at least to women!)
  • Sophy P.
    Sophy PhanJune 15, 2011
    1/2 off a dozen "From the Raw Bar Oysters" on Tuesdays!!! Only $6! Worth the drive into the city!
  • Karina K.
    Karina KerrDecember 8, 2014
    Nice place. Oysters were on point and so was my dirty Shirley
  • Jane L.
    Jane LeDecember 6, 2015
    This is my go-to for baked oysters and weekly seafood specials.
  • Niekka M.
    Niekka McDonaldDecember 23, 2015
    The shrimp tacos and fried gator are delicious!
  • Nathan R.
    Nathan RigsbyMarch 13, 2014
    Oysters, peel and eat shrimp, crab legs and the lobster bisque.
  • Shunda A.
    Shunda AndréDecember 20, 2014
    Try the shrimp po boy and the lobster bisque!
  • JaLonda W.
    JaLonda WoodyardJuly 23, 2016
    Fried grouper is so delicious!!
  • Mike L.
    Mike LeeNovember 16, 2011
    Fresh oysters, great beer... What else do you need?
  • Restaurant.com
    Restaurant.comDecember 23, 2011
    Go here on Tuesdays for half off raw oysters!
  • Toni F.
    Toni Foster RodriguezSeptember 21, 2014
    Everything we had was great, try everything. We did.
  • Bill R.
    Bill RoaDecember 31, 2011
    Food is excellent. Oysters and scallops are the best.
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThornJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Tuesday and Friday happy hour special? Half priced shellfish!! Umm yes please!
  • Ben G.
    Ben GilesJanuary 23, 2013
    $6 dozen on Tuesday is now $7...still a great deal though.
  • Matt S.
    Matt SellersFebruary 10, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    the seasoning on the shrimp is crazy good.
  • Kristina J.
    Kristina JustNovember 25, 2012
    the women's restroom is the worst. Only 2 stalls in the joint, and if you don't get the handicapped stall, just hold your bizness until it is available. The other stall is not worth entering.
  • Biloxi L.
    Biloxi LutzOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    The crab and bacon oysters are incredible!
  • Ayesha G.
    Ayesha G.April 5, 2010
    The Cajun Riceballs are to die for so make sure you start with that if you go here. They won't disappoint Read more
  • Kyle P.
    Kyle PorterFebruary 18, 2010
    Get your oysters and lobster bisque here my friends; hang out on the patio, its heated and certainly good times!
  • Troy B.
    Troy BakerSeptember 16, 2012
    The Hurricane hurt. Dozen oysters are $16 right now and very puny. OUCH!!!!!!
  • Karina K.
    Karina KerrMay 25, 2013
    The hot dog sandwich was amazing!!
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca ShapiroApril 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The crab legs and oysters! Soooo yummy :)
  • Vickie W.
    Vickie WAugust 20, 2011
    Ask for Jeannine. She's awesome! And sassy
  • Jim C.
    Jim CookMarch 30, 2014
    The back porch is where you want to sit.
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoJune 6, 2012
    Free WiFi. The SSID is "Fontaine's Oyster House"
  • Biloxi L.
    Biloxi LutzJanuary 28, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Crab and Bacon Oysters are awesome!
  • Tanisha B.
    Tanisha BanksDecember 30, 2011
    Great place. Smoking is allowed in the restaurant.
  • Sean R.
    Sean R.March 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Etouffee is terrible. Plenty of crawfish, but bland, bland, bland. If it weren't for the onions and tomatoes there would be no flavor at all. Where the hell is the roux?
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Chef Ryan Smith eats here on his nights off. He loves the Fontaine's Famous oysters. Read more
  • Matt S.
    Matt SellersJanuary 25, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    $2.50 Sam Adams seasonals all day, every day!
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DaSilvaJune 23, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Half off raw oysters on Tuesdays. Great deal!
  • Tom D.
    Tom D.May 21, 2013
    Tue night...best oysters in town
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MorganJune 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order from bartender Jim. Best there is!
  • Catherine A.
    Catherine AndersonMay 26, 2012
    Go on a week day for the specials!!
  • Monique
    MoniqueMarch 16, 2012
    Order the Shrimp Po Boy lunch special
  • Nancy B.
    Nancy BJanuary 9, 2014
    Scampi oysters great
  • Fontis Water
    Fontis WaterJanuary 11, 2013
    You can never go wrong with a dozen oysters!
  • Caitlin K.
    Caitlin KeeseeSeptember 25, 2011
    Sitting on the patio is an absolute must.
  • Victoria H.
    Victoria HathcoxMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Well all the bartenders are good. Jim, Sue, Rick, Bobby, Chris......
  • Matt C.
    Matt CouchJuly 22, 2010
    1/2 off crab legs and 3 Guinness on Wednesdays...need I say more?
  • Jazzie C.
    Jazzie ChanelFebruary 9, 2015
    Not really sure what the Hype's about. Yes the oysters are good but don't order the crab legs. Frozen & tasteless!
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BergerAugust 24, 2011
    Great bloody mary's and buffalo oysters!
  • Swarthy D.
    Swarthy DaisyJune 28, 2015
    I had the shrimp tacos.
  • Crystal C.
    Crystal CornejoApril 14, 2013
    Some of the best lobster soup....
  • Bill R.
    Bill RoaAugust 8, 2014
    Great foos always
  • Veeral S.
    Veeral ShahNovember 10, 2011
    You must eat the Raw Oysters!
  • Greg N.
    Greg NartenJanuary 10, 2014
    Chicken fingers are the beez neez
  • Ashley P.
    Ashley PlaughFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Be sure to double check your receipt. Our waitress completely tried to scam us.
  • Seth A.
    Seth AJuly 2, 2011
    Ask for Anna! She rocks!
  • Meesha G.
    Meesha GrossDecember 23, 2010
    Catfish grilled AWESOME! Luv it!!!
  • Trevyn C.
    Trevyn CoffeltNovember 1, 2011
    Half priced oysters on Tuesday
  • Ronnie
    RonnieOctober 12, 2014
    Scampi oysters
  • kelli r.
    kelli roseOctober 21, 2011
    Excellent gumbo!
  • Sean H.
    Sean HNovember 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    STREGA!!! house wine..
  • Sonja R.
    Sonja RamosFebruary 23, 2014
    Really good!!!
  • Daphne L.
    Daphne LeeAugust 8, 2014
    Date night with the bestie!
  • Vance N.
    Vance NesmithNovember 24, 2011
    2.50 Sam seasonals. Enough said
  • Miriam D.
    Miriam DenardOctober 22, 2010
    Lobster bisque is a MUST!
  • Tracie-Ruth K.
    Tracie-Ruth KrieteNovember 9, 2010
    Lobster Bisque is a must
  • Adam B.
    Adam BloomMay 16, 2011
    Look out for bev, she's mackinaw!
  • Russell L.
    Russell LoPintoDecember 16, 2011
    Shot n a beer
  • Craig M.
    Craig MercerApril 23, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Chris rocks the bar !!!!
  • Meesha G.
    Meesha GrossDecember 23, 2010
    Ladies be careful walking by mens restroom, almost got a broken nose b/c they fling the door HARD!! Proceed with caution!!
  • Jacqueline
    JacquelineAugust 20, 2011
    Scampi oysters
  • Chris H.
    Chris HagertyJanuary 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Rick pours a mean ass Strega
  • Robert S.
    Robert StroneyAugust 10, 2010
    I'll make sure it's on my itinerary! Thanks, @Donlemoncnn!
  • Timmy F.
    Timmy FrostSeptember 8, 2010
    Two words. Food boner!
  • Anu M.
    Anu MahendruFebruary 7, 2010
    Really good drinks.
  • Andrew J.
    Andrew JohnsonJuly 24, 2010
    Every time I eat here I wonder why I don't more often
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