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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)
    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)
86 Tips and reviews
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  • Niekka M.
    Niekka McDonaldDecember 23, 2015
    The shrimp tacos and fried gator are delicious!
  • Jane L.
    Jane LeDecember 6, 2015
    This is my go-to for baked oysters and weekly seafood specials.
  • AtlantaFoodie
    AtlantaFoodieMarch 23, 2015
    Look for the nightly food special. I like oyster Tuesdays and crab Wednesdays.
  • 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!
  • Shunda A.
    Shunda AndréDecember 20, 2014
    Try the shrimp po boy and the lobster bisque!
  • Karina K.
    Karina KerrDecember 8, 2014
    Nice place. Oysters were on point and so was my dirty Shirley
  • @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!)
  • Toni F.
    Toni Foster RodriguezSeptember 21, 2014
    Everything we had was great, try everything. We did.
  • Justin H.
    Justin HallAugust 9, 2014
    the closest to real New Orleans cuisine that you will find in ATL. biggest and best oysters in town.
  • Linda K.
    Linda KosturaAugust 8, 2014
    Everything! Especially Happy hour 1/2 price starters
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Chef Ryan Smith eats here on his nights off. He loves the Fontaine's Famous oysters. Read more
  • Jim C.
    Jim CookMarch 30, 2014
    The back porch is where you want to sit.
  • Karla B.
    Karla BookerMarch 23, 2014
    Our server, Aaron, was nothing less than da bomb! Super fast service as well! 4 stars from me!
  • 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!
  • Sean R.
    Sean R.March 16, 2014
    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?
  • Nathan R.
    Nathan RigsbyMarch 13, 2014
    Oysters, peel and eat shrimp, crab legs and the lobster bisque.
  • Jordan Q.
    Jordan QueryJune 30, 2013
    Sit outside in the back, it's a cool environment. The oyster sampler was awesome!
  • Kristin W.
    Kristin WingfieldJune 6, 2013
    Good seafood..awesome outside patio...cool bartenders...only negative thing is the smoke...cough..cough
  • Karina K.
    Karina KerrMay 25, 2013
    The hot dog sandwich was amazing!!
  • 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!
  • 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.
    Matt SellersFebruary 10, 2013
    the seasoning on the shrimp is crazy good.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GilesJanuary 23, 2013
    $6 dozen on Tuesday is now $7...still a great deal though.
  • 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.
  • Troy B.
    Troy BakerSeptember 16, 2012
    The Hurricane hurt. Dozen oysters are $16 right now and very puny. OUCH!!!!!!
  • 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!
  • jon a.
    jon accarrinoJune 6, 2012
    Free WiFi. The SSID is "Fontaine's Oyster House"
  • Victoria H.
    Victoria HathcoxMarch 25, 2012
    Well all the bartenders are good. Jim, Sue, Rick, Bobby, Chris......
  • Ashley P.
    Ashley PlaughFebruary 4, 2012
    Be sure to double check your receipt. Our waitress completely tried to scam us.
  • Chris T.
    Chris ThornJanuary 9, 2012
    Tuesday and Friday happy hour special? Half priced shellfish!! Umm yes please!
  • Bill R.
    Bill RoaDecember 31, 2011
    Food is excellent. Oysters and scallops are the best.
  • Tanisha B.
    Tanisha BanksDecember 30, 2011
    Great place. Smoking is allowed in the restaurant.
  • Restaurant.com
    Restaurant.comDecember 23, 2011
    Go here on Tuesdays for half off raw oysters!
    Upvoted May 18
  • Mike L.
    Mike LeeNovember 16, 2011
    Fresh oysters, great beer... What else do you need?
  • Biloxi L.
    Biloxi LutzOctober 14, 2011
    The crab and bacon oysters are incredible!
  • Caitlin K.
    Caitlin KeeseeSeptember 25, 2011
    Sitting on the patio is an absolute must.
  • Vickie W.
    Vickie WAugust 20, 2011
    Ask for Jeannine. She's awesome! And sassy
  • 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.
  • Anthony D.
    Anthony DaSilvaJune 23, 2011
    Half off raw oysters on Tuesdays. Great deal!
  • 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!
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MorganJune 12, 2011
    Order from bartender Jim. Best there is!
  • 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!
  • 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!!
  • 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!
  • Carl R.
    Carl RobertsOctober 2, 2010
    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
    Upvoted May 18
  • Matt C.
    Matt CouchJuly 22, 2010
    1/2 off crab legs and 3 Guinness on Wednesdays...need I say more?
  • 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
  • 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!
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