Goin' Coastal -  Canton
Goin' Coastal - Canton

Goin' Coastal - Canton

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://goincoastalseafood.com/
  • Phone: 7704793737
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Zach Kell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Goin' Coastal - Canton
Jezebel Magazine - #35 of the TOP 100 restaurants in Atlanta
Highest Ranking Seafood Restaurant in the TOP 100
Atlanta Magazine - Highest ranked seafood restaurant in Atlanta
Yelp - 4 Star Rating

GOIN" COASTAL is a sustainable seafood joint. We feature only the highest quality seafood from sources, either fished or farmed that can exist over the long term without compromising species' survival or the health of the ecosystem. So why does this matter?

1. With over 75% of the world fisheries either fully fished or over fished, we believe the choices we make will help to enhance the seafood marketplace for all consumers.

2. Sustainable fishing practices are not only environmentally responsible they yield the highest quality seafood.

Thank you for supporting the sustainable seafood movement by GOIN COASTAL. Now, stop surfing the web and come eat some great seafood!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Goin' Coastal - Canton reviews from OpenTable diners
104 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (84)fit for foodies (62)special occasion (52)great for lunch (27)romantic (21)notable wine list (19)good for groups (18)vibrant bar scene (12)hot spot (12)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (7)late-night find (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great fresh food
    beehappy
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great place, food is always fresh, great service, beautiful historic building, been there 3 times and plan on going more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappointed
    CouplaFoodies
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We are regulars at Goin' Coastal in Canton. I've never had a meal that was less than great, and the wait staff is awesome. It is the perfect mix of ambiance and fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Georgie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We totally enjoyed our dining experience at "Goin' Coastal" and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • woody
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The seafood was exquisite -- really excellent in all respects. The casual ambiance and energetic noise level conceals a really first-rate kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable
    HungryInCanton
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our second visit to Goin Coastal and both experiences were consistent. I was impressed to see New Bedford scallops, Wahoo, and other regional seafood that are fairly uncommon in most Atlanta restaurants. Between the 4 of us we had Grouper, Surf and Turf with Scallops, Lobster, and salad and She Crab Bisque. Bisque was delicious; very light and extremely tasty; a definite must. Steak got a great rating from my husband and the scallops were nicely done, although I could not detect the signature sweetness of New Bedford scallops. Grouper got rave reviews & my lobster was good. Service was friendly and efficient. Good cocktails, wine not a generous pour. Not 5 stars but an oasis in the culinary desert of Canton & we will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great, as always. This is a very reliable spot in Canton!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SHRSR
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent ambience, good service, and great food. It was a most enjoyable experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    georgiakat
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We were surprised to find so many people at this restaurant in Canton on a Monday night, most of the streets in town were deserted! This seemed like a good sign to us. The bartender Josh was our server, and he checked on us many times during our visit, and made sure we had all we needed. The food was delicious, we had the shrimp and grits, and the stuffed rainbow trout. The chef has an excellent palate, the flavors were well balanced. Pricing gets into the $20s and $30s per entree, but that's the cost of high quality seafood these days. I would recommend this restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Canton, GA Recommended
    OnTheHunt
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our 1st visit to Goin Coastal. You WILL get a great meal and service. Ordered the Amberjack and Grouper and received very generous portions well prepared. Started with Shrimp and Crab and Cheese appetizer, tasty! Cheese Grits - Very good. Entrée had a little hiccup with one entrée but handled quickly and professionally. Will go again when in area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DowntownDude
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Zach, Josh and crew are always spot-on. Great food, great service, one of the best joints for dinner in north metro! Keep it up!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food !
    HappyGrandmaGA
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Happy experience, delicious food & appetizers, excellent waitress, had a very nice time with friends. The waitress turned off the fan since it was making it cold. There were not a lot of people this night and usually it is crowded so the noise level was not too bad.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Dinner Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I went to Goin' Coastal for my dad's 66th birthday, and the whole experience was just wonderful. My dad is a man who is hard to please, but he thought the food was one of the best he's had. Friendly service, nice ambiance, and spectacular food are the reasons why I will go back to Goin' Coastal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful!
    Jamie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went with my husband on our date night, it was perfect! Service, food and atmosphere where all top notch! It is expensive, but for a special night out, it's worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Nice restaurant. Consistently good food. However, this time service was unusually slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Sea Bass
    pdflowersVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    the featured special--chilean sea bass with corn maque choux, lady peas, and bacon jam--was outstanding. As was the tuna carpaccio that we had as our appetizer. Service, as always, was excellent at our favorite seafood restaurant. I really like the recent changes to the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food, ok service.
    Luv2Dine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a reservation for 8:30, but we didn't get seated until 9pm. This was disappointing. The food was amazing, but again, our service once seated was just mediocre. We had to ask more than once for drink refills. We've dined here before and have never had an issue. Guess it was just an off night. We're big fans of the restaurant overall. We will gladly return. Wonderful food!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service!
    KimLew
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I have dined here two times now. Both times, had the same server. She is excellent and so is the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Harry
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Food was very good. Service was very good and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    Cantondiners
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My wife and I dined at Goin' Coastal for our 41st wedding anniversary. We loved it! Great food, excellent service in a warm setting. Food was outstanding from the mussel marinara appetizer to the family style salad that was chock full of veggies and topped with homemade dressing to our yummy entrees: lobster Mac & Cheese and Shrimp & Grits. Yum! Can't wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy guest
    Localyokel
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We had some clients from out of town. They were very please with our dining selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding...again
    HungryJack
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Goin Coastal has quickly become my favorite place to eat. Unbelievable food and service with the small town charm of downtown Canton. I would give a 6th star were it available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellen food at Going Coastal
    Twinmom2
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We always enjoy the food and atmosphere at the Canton location. You can't go wrong with any order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dang you guys can cook!
    Marriedfor34yrs
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had your halibut this weekend. One of the best preparations I've ever had! Other 3 in our group were also raving about their fish. Will continue to be loyal. Sorry we missed Josh this time. He's usually good for some laughs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OMG Loved the Lobster Bisque!
    Melissa
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I will return and bring more Marietta friends with me. Charming place, great menu choices and exemplary food. If you're looking for an appetizer with lox, they have it. The lobster bisque was to die for...creamy, meaty and foodies will recognize the intricate flavors. I need more. bisque. My friend ordered one of the most beautiful and generous Cobb salads I've ever seen. I wanted to help her with it ;-) Our waiter, Shaun, was uber-friendly and welcoming (and pretty cute I must say).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Meal
    Awesome
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Enjoyed the meal! The food was outstanding and the atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable. It was not very crowded for a Sat. evening, but we enjoyed the personal attention.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Seafood Spot
    HappyBdaytome
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My family took me here for my B'day. They are all seafood lovers. I am not. I had a great steak our 9 year old son had some delicious chicken fingers and the rest of the family enjoyed a whole bunch of shrimp. My Mother-in-law said it was some of the best shrimp she has eaten and she is a connoisseur of sea food. Our waiter was excellent . It was an overall great birthday meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Fish Preparation
    pdflowersVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I had the dinner special, Atlantic char, and it's preparation was excellent. Always great to see our favorite server, Mike, and other familiar faces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelled Date Night Fare
    BelaFromGa
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My wife and I visited this for the second time on July 15. The seafood was very fresh, well prepared, and the server was very knowledgeable. It's very unusual to find a restaurant of this caliber in Georgia that isn't in Buckhead or Little Five Points - but here it is, out in the country (relatively.) If you want big city foodie cuisine in a small town locale, this is a place to visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable meal
    Longingcouple
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and it was great! Food was excellent and service was even better. Our desserts were on the house in honor of our anniversary! Not your run of the mill restaurant. Seafood was fresh and very well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time back in awhile
    disappointeddiner
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    we had the lobster - chose the cracked option that came with a salad. Salad was just OK. It was brought to our table of 4 in very small bowl to share with no serving utensil. We did ask for a refill. Dinner came soon after refill and our lobster was very good - but very very small. We were told before ordering it was just around 1 lb. We left the restaurant hungry and not feeling we just had a great meal with great service like previous times we had visited.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    GeorgiaBee
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Been a patron for several years. Never disappoints!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    amylee225
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This is one of our favorite restaurants OTP. The seafood quality is always excellent, and the preparation makes it even better. Don't pass up the lobster bisque; it is so flavorful and full of lobster chunks that you can almost make a meal out of it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BJL714
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Goin' Coastal always delivers. Our dinner on Saturday night was excellent. We are so glad that this famous restaurant is in Canton where we live. The service is great too. One of the things we like the most is that we are never rushed when we go there. We highly recommend Goin' Coastal for the best seafood around.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place to eat
    beehappy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Great place to eat, romantic, vibrant, awesome menu, awesome wait staff, very knowledgeable and helpful. Suggest reservations on weekend! The chocolate moose pie out of this world and made by owners mother!!!!!!! All seafood, veggies...well, everything is always fresh. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best seafood
    Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I rarely ever clear my plate- so when I do you know it's good. I got the fried shrimp and French fries and ate all of it- it was delicious!! Probably the best fried shrimp I've had
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Axeplayer
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Good food and good service as always. The ticket times, though very long in the past, have steadily decreased over time. Our time from ordering to food arrival was less than 15 minutes on this most recent visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CherylandFamily1
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Great place for a special occasion or every day dining... Appetizers are a must. Steaks melt in your mouth and the sea food selection was outstanding. Being a small place it was a little noise but was worth the experience. The waiters and waitresses were the best. This was our 1st time and we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food but....
    winendine
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Arrived at 5:45 pm. Not very busy. Still took over 10 minutes to get a waiter. Another 15 min to get our drinks. Ordered a bottle of wine and then was brought the wrong bottle. Didnt notice until after it was opened. Will give this place another try because the food was great, just an off night for our server. I hope.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once Again It's Grand
    liquidsilk
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We brought guests with us this time and they were wowed as well. We have never been disappointed. Sophistication without pretense.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Seafood
    getaccessorized
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Service and food is great. They always have fresh fish and various choices on how it is prepared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.