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Goin' Coastal -  Virginia Highland
Goin' Coastal - Virginia Highland

Goin' Coastal - Virginia Highland Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://goincoastalseafood.com
  • Phone: (404) 941-9117
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Zach Kell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Highland
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: We offer free parking just down the street at Highland Hardware. Our spots are free to you, the guest and are clearly marked.
A word from Goin' Coastal - Virginia Highland
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 WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "My aunt and cousin flew in from NYC to celebrate my mom's 65th birthday. We couldn't have picked a better restaurant in all of Atlanta. They were especially accommodating to my toddler's demands, and she is notoriously hard to please. I can't wait to go back for date night with my husband!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "A family you want to be with; not the dysfunctional kind. Their evolving menu enticed me to try the amberjack/pasta dish which was unique and flavorful. I make a habit do ordering the crab dip which is a nice way to begin the meal. I always enjoy the cool but not phoney vibe and the eclectic crowd--many of whom appear to be regulars. Open table recommended; this hot spot can get busy!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Very disappointing...the food was very salty and I specifically asked for NO salt. I called ahead as I was bringing a friend for a 50th birthday and wanted to order a dessert and even reminded the hostess when I walked in. the waiter asked if we wanted dessert and brought NOTHING!"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had a group of four adults celebrating a birthday. The fish and grits, low country boil dish and blackened salmon were all great meals. The seafood was fresh and well prepared. We ate every bite. I loved the cornbread that was served. The king clip wrapped in ham (a daily special) was very average. I would not recommend it personally. The wine list was small and rather expensive. I will definitely keep this restaurant in mind when I want a great seafood dinner."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Food was absolutely delicious. I loved my lobster risotto. Our waiter was very knowlegeable of the menu, friendly and helpful and patient. Food was fresh and innovative. They were accommodating with helping to make sure that we had a place to seat our baby. Will be back!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We have been to Goin Coastal a number of times and love it. The seafood is always fresh, tasty, and prepared just for you. Service has always been good. Reservations are a must! We went on Friday evening and there has been a menu change since our last visit. Personally, I think the old menu was great! All in all it was a good evening, still had good service."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We went for oyster wednesday. We were promptly seated at a great table. Oysters were fresh. Drinks were cold. Table service was good. The kitchen was a little slow on our entree but server kept us posted. Blackened amberjack cook well. Overall, solid dining experience. Will return."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My husband and I chose this place as recommended by reviews and friends. I ordered the fried shrimp and they were decent but nothing to rave about. The hush puppies were way over cooked and could taste the burnt crust. Needless to say I only ate one but they were a good suez and had the potential to be very good. My husband ordered the steak oscar style. He ordered it medium and it came over cooked. This was our first night our after having a baby and was disappointed."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The best tasting and creative seafood. The portions are very appropriate. The atmosphereis very ccomfortable."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "My first visit was a great success. Our seats at the bar were reserved as requested, the oysters were fresh and tasty and service was perfect. Drinks were well mixed, mussels were well seasoned and all employees appeared to be happy serving the crowd. I'm headed back asap."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food never disappoints and the ambiance is very low key and quaint."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Wine selection has suffered , there are very few choices by the glass. Menu item ( shrimp and grits)was not as described, andouille sausage was deleted from entree with no explanation. They seem to be going for an expansion of space instead of quality and the traffic does not justify it."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Don't know what has happened, but last two occasions we went to Goin' Coastal the food left a lot to be desired. It will be a long time before we go back. So disappointed in the mussels. Use to be my favorite."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food and service here is always consistent. We are never disappointed. The shrimp and other seafood is some of the freshest and tastiest around and the service is awesome. The cornbread is awesome as well."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We have been here twice. No long wait with a reservation. The service is great. The waiter was very familiar with the menu choices."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Great food & atmosphere. Cozy place with tons of personality. I had a reservation and it took 20 mins for us to be seated. That was the only negative. Otherwise, excellent spot! We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We go here often and are never disappointed. Service is friendly and attentive and the food is great. We had crab legs and scallops this time. They were outstanding."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our first visit to Goin' Coastal about three months ago. Apparently things have changed now though. No longer are they offering family style salad or cornbread with the dinners. A small side salad was an additional $3 and no cornbread was ever offer to us. The broth in my wife's "Bowl" entree was nearly inedible with an awful taste. She muscled through it but I would've sent it back."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My friends & I had 8:00 PM reservations & weren't able to be seated when we arrived because it was so crowded. It was a beautiful evening, so we didn't mind waiting outside for our table. The staff was extremely apologetic about the wait & even offered to buy us an appetizer! We didn't have to wait too long before we were seated. Our server was very down to earth & efficient. We ordered the crab dip for the table & were served cornbread as well - yummy! I had the halibut served Coastal style & the presentation was beautiful. The fish was cooked perfectly & very fresh. My friends & I had a wonderful experience & will be back!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Anyone can take a reservation but holding it is a problem for these guys. 40 mn wait is too long."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The bistro seating along the wall did not provide a good experience for our party of two. The seafood was ok, I had the blackened cod, but nothing that really stood out."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Good, fresh sustainable seafood and delicious cornbread. Nice neighborhood place."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "It was Father's Day, my wife couldn't have picked a better place to take me. We were seated fairly quickly due to our reservation. We had plenty of great choices. The mimosa's were only a dollar, they should've had more than one bartender. All in all, we plan to go back sooner than later. We want to try the low country broil entree. You can only get that after 5pm we were told."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We are dinner regulars and decided to try Sunday brunch on Father's Day. Besides a terrific standing menu, the specials were incredible: crab scramble or grilled salmon. Goin' Coastal has both healthy (low-cal) offerings and blowout comfort food (fried chicken and gravy on homemade biscuits). We go not only for the food but the staff who are amazing!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "The menu looks and sounds delicious. The lobster risotto was flat, even adding salt, pepper and squeezing lemon resulting in a bland dish. The lobster was tough and chewy."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This restaurant was in a quiet spot, but offered the services of a large fancy restaurant."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "This restaurant had amazing food. Each dish my husband and I ordered was a hit. We will definitely return. The only issue may be the parking. You have to search a bit down the street."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The Lobster Risotto was tremendous! When it was served it looked like an fair amount of lobster was in the dish. I was pleasantly surprised to encounter even more lobster as I worked my way through the very tasty risotto. I would order this again anytime!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Lovely staff members. Food was awesome. I had the risotto and my bf ate the Lobster mac n cheese has penne pasta it was just okay."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "This past Saturday was my 3rd time at Goin Coastal...but definitely not my last.Really is a great place to eat..food just keeps getting better !Had tuna tartar as an appetizer..loved it,Then the fried shrimp...big portion and delicious.My date has the blackened Swordfish and loved it.We were full.so no desert.Great waitress,great martini,great food..what more can you ask??"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Great staff, great food. We have been there when the fish is being delivered, fresh, whole fish delivered by the guys that caught them. It is honestly the best fish I've ever had anywhere. Now I almost don't want to order fish anywhere else. To the people who note it's not super busy all the time, it isn't a cheap date. That's the only reason I have for that, plus the space is what it is. And in a plug for OT, we'll make a reservation 15-30 min before by smart pone and show up and get seated immediately. I really don't understand why people still do walk-ins and get annoyed waiting unless you are a tourist - then we still sometimes do that too. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I had a great time and the waitress was very helpful with it being my first time dining. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Goin' Coastal was highly recommended by a few friends. Those recommendations and the good number of diners waiting to be seated (not me...thanks open table) must be some indication of really great menu options. I think maybe my choice (seared tuna) and my dinner buddy's (blackened haddock) were not among the best selections? Or perhaps my idea of delicious seasoning to highlight fresh seafood/fish is just different than the average Goin' Coastal diner?.... I found the food just shy of bland and the portions just short of not enough. I'd go back at least once more with specific recommendations on what to order...maybe I just missed something.... "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Arrived with my party of four to find a booth that had been decorated for the person in my group whose birthday it happened to be--balloons, cards,etc. I didn't mention the occasion in my open table reservation, but let it come out in a follow up conversation when I happened to call the restaurant earlier in the day. It was not expected, it was not requested, it was just there. When I expressed my deep appreciation to the server, she simply smiled and responded, "That's just how we roll". And, by reading the other reviews, this does seem to be a regular policy of Goin' Coastal. It was the first evening of the new menu, which now includes some of the old favorites as well as a weekly selection that introduces new items. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Wonderful food. Freshly flow-in seafood. Great service. Will go back again."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "If you are looking for a great spot for great seafood, this is it. Everything we had was delicious and we were also admiring the food of the diners around us. Looking forward to a return visit! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "This was my first time dining here. The food and the service were excellent. It was a little costly but well worth it. The only issue was trying to find a place to park considering it is located basically in a residential area. I would definitely come back."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This place serves great seafood, but casually - no stuffy white linins - no pretencious servers - just great seafood! The scallops are awesome!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "If you want one of their special Bloody Mary or mimosa don't go until after 12:30 they won't serve you."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "We have become very happy repeat customers of Go'in Coastal. The entire staff is friendly and accommodating, the food is creative, fresh, well-prepared and seasoned and the menu is all-inclusive. I have tried each of the four prep styles offered for the fresh fish and each has been superb. Seth, the chef/owner is a pro in the kitchen and take personal care to be certain each dish is up to his high standards. If you want a neighborhood, no-nonsense comfortable restaurant with always reliable and remarkable food at a fair price, this is your place. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014