Fontaine's Oyster House

Bar, Seafood Restaurant, and Cajun / Creole Restaurant · Virginia Highland
1026 N Highland Ave NE (at Virginia Ave.), Atlanta, GA 30306, United States
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 11:30 AM–11:00 PM
  • Tue–Sat
    • 11:30 AM–Midnight
  • Sun
    • Noon–Midnight
$ $ $ $
Happy Hour
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 200 votes

People like this place


Planning a trip to Atlanta?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

  • What you need to know
    Arianne F.
    "The oyster stew is delicious, esp on a cold night."(32 Tips)
    Nathan R.
    "Oysters, peel and eat shrimp, crab legs and the lobster bisque."(6 Tips)
    Matt C.
    "1/2 off crab legs and 3 Guinness on Wednesdays...need I say more?"(6 Tips)
    Sean H.
    "STREGA!!! house wine.."(2 Tips)
Log in to leave tips at this venue!
  • Recent
  • Popular

82 tips and reviews.

  • Filter by taste:
  • all tips and reviews
  • oysters
  • crab legs
  • outdoor seating
  • happy hour
  • gumbo
  • good service
  • casual
  • beer
  • shrimp
  • scallops
  • catfish
  • Bloody Marys
  • mussels
  • good for dates
  • great value
  • hot dogs
  • good for a late night
  • crawfish
  • wine
  • cozy
  • Swarthy D.

    I had the shrimp tacos.

    Swarthy Daisy · June 28
  • AtlantaFoodie

    Look for the nightly food special. I like oyster Tuesdays and crab Wednesdays.

    AtlantaFoodie · March 23
  • Jazzie C.

    Not really sure what the Hype's about. Yes the oysters are good but don't order the crab legs. Frozen & tasteless!

    Jazzie Chanel · February 9
  • Shunda A.

    Try the shrimp po boy and the lobster bisque!

    Shunda André · December 20, 2014
  • Karina K.

    Nice place. Oysters were on point and so was my dirty Shirley

    Karina Kerr · December 8, 2014
  • Ronnie

    Scampi oysters

    Ronnie · October 12, 2014
  • @SocialSweet S.

    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!)

    @SocialSweet Spot · October 11, 2014
  • Toni F.

    Everything we had was great, try everything. We did.

    Toni Foster Rodriguez · September 21, 2014
  • Justin H.

    the closest to real New Orleans cuisine that you will find in ATL. biggest and best oysters in town.

    Justin Hall · August 9, 2014
  • Bill R.

    Great foos always

    Bill Roa · August 8, 2014
  • Linda K.

    Everything! Especially Happy hour 1/2 price starters

    Linda Kostura · August 8, 2014
  • Daphne L.

    Date night with the bestie!

    Daphne Lee · August 8, 2014
  • Chefs Feed

    Chef Ryan Smith eats here on his nights off. He loves the Fontaine's Famous oysters. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 5, 2014
  • Rebecca S.

    The crab legs and oysters! Soooo yummy :)

    Rebecca Shapiro · April 24, 2014
  • Jim C.

    The back porch is where you want to sit.

    Jim Cook · March 30, 2014
  • Karla B.

    Our server, Aaron, was nothing less than da bomb! Super fast service as well! 4 stars from me!

    Karla Booker · March 23, 2014
  • Karla B.

    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!

    Karla Booker · March 23, 2014
  • Sean R.

    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?

    Sean R. · March 16, 2014
  • Nathan R.

    Oysters, peel and eat shrimp, crab legs and the lobster bisque.

    Nathan Rigsby · March 13, 2014
  • Sonja R.

    Really good!!!

    Sonja Ramos · February 23, 2014
  • Matt S.

    $2.50 Sam Adams seasonals all day, every day!

    Matt Sellers · January 25, 2014
  • Greg N.

    Chicken fingers are the beez neez

    Greg Narten · January 10, 2014
  • Nancy B.

    Scampi oysters great

    Nancy B · January 9, 2014
  • Jordan Q.

    Sit outside in the back, it's a cool environment. The oyster sampler was awesome!

    Jordan Query · June 30, 2013
  • Kristin W.

    Good seafood..awesome outside bartenders...only negative thing is the smoke...cough..cough

    Kristin Wingfield · June 6, 2013
  • Karina K.

    The hot dog sandwich was amazing!!

    Karina Kerr · May 25, 2013
  • Cheryl M.

    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. :(

    Cheryl Mo$$ · May 23, 2013
  • Tom D.

    Tue oysters in town

    Tom D. · May 21, 2013
  • Crystal C.

    Some of the best lobster soup....

    Crystal Cornejo · April 14, 2013
  • LJ

    They offer a generous pound of crab legs and the gulf oysters were big!

    LJ · April 13, 2013
  • 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.

  • Matt S.

    the seasoning on the shrimp is crazy good.

    Matt Sellers · February 10, 2013
  • Ben G.

    $6 dozen on Tuesday is now $7...still a great deal though.

    Ben Giles · January 23, 2013
  • Fontis Water

    You can never go wrong with a dozen oysters!

    Fontis Water · January 11, 2013
  • Kristina J.

    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.

    Kristina Just · November 25, 2012
  • Troy B.

    The Hurricane hurt. Dozen oysters are $16 right now and very puny. OUCH!!!!!!

    Troy Baker · September 16, 2012
  • Leanne B.

    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!

    Leanne Bickford · July 15, 2012
  • jon a.

    Free WiFi. The SSID is "Fontaine's Oyster House"

    jon accarrino · June 6, 2012
  • Catherine A.

    Go on a week day for the specials!!

    Catherine Anderson · May 26, 2012
  • Craig M.

    Chris rocks the bar !!!!

    Craig Mercer · April 23, 2012
  • Victoria H.

    Well all the bartenders are good. Jim, Sue, Rick, Bobby, Chris......

    Victoria Hathcox · March 25, 2012
  • Monique

    Order the Shrimp Po Boy lunch special

    Monique · March 16, 2012
  • Ashley P.

    Be sure to double check your receipt. Our waitress completely tried to scam us.

    Ashley Plaugh · February 4, 2012
  • Biloxi L.

    Crab and Bacon Oysters are awesome!

    Biloxi Lutz · January 28, 2012
  • Chris H.

    Rick pours a mean ass Strega

    Chris Hagerty · January 18, 2012
  • Chris T.

    Tuesday and Friday happy hour special? Half priced shellfish!! Umm yes please!

    Chris Thorn · January 9, 2012
  • Bill R.

    Food is excellent. Oysters and scallops are the best.

    Bill Roa · December 31, 2011
  • Tanisha B.

    Great place. Smoking is allowed in the restaurant.

    Tanisha Banks · December 30, 2011

    Go here on Tuesdays for half off raw oysters! · December 23, 2011
  • Russell L.

    Shot n a beer

    Russell LoPinto · December 16, 2011

Related Searches

  • fontaine's oyster house atlanta
  • fontaine's oyster house atlanta photos
  • fontaine's oyster house atlanta location
  • fontaine's oyster house atlanta address
  • fontaine's oyster house atlanta
  • fontaine's atlanta
  • fontaine's oyster house atlanta
  • fontaines atlanta
  • fontaines oyster house atlanta
  • fontaines oysterhouse atlanta
  • fontains atlanta
  • fontains oyster house atlanta
  • fontaine's oyster house virginia highland atlanta

Foursquare © 2015  Lovingly made in NYC & SF

Appears on 84 lists

See all »

Is this your business? Claim it now.

Make sure your information is up to date. Plus use our free tools to find new customers.