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Abel Brown, Augusta, GA

Abel Brown

4.9
4.9
2049 Reviews
$50 and over
Southern
Abel Brown is a southern kitchen & oyster bar nestled in Surrey Center in Augusta, Ga. The name, much like our menu, is a nod to and celebration of our blended cultural roots. Authentic, yet refined, our ingredient-driven dishes are prepared and served with thought and respect. We pair clean and modern Southern cuisine with the charm & tradition reserved for high company.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (706) 738-6491

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Todd Schafer

  • Private party facilities

    We have a room that accommodates up to 40 people for private dinners.

  • Private party contact

    Todd Schafer: (706) 738-6491

  • Neighborhood

    Augusta

  • Cross street

    Wheeler

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,049 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Best Service

  • Atlanta / Georgia

    Southern

  • Augusta

    Best Overall

  • Augusta

    Best Food

  • Augusta

    Best Service

  • Augusta

    Best Ambiance

  • Augusta

    Best Value

  • Augusta

    Neighborhood gem

  • Augusta

    Romantic

  • Augusta

    Good for special occasions

  • Augusta

    Lively

  • Augusta

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  1. AH

    AdrienneH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time going, the food was great, we had great customer service
  2. J

    Jatwom

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in Augusta. I particularly like the front room by the bar.
  3. AP

    AnnaP

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the service, food, restaurant, and overall experience was perfect. We tried two of the seafood specials last nice and they were spectacular
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My significant other and I have been waiting for the opportunity to try Abel Brown! After tons of recommendations we decided to celebrate my birthday here and here is a break down off the experience. The service overall was very pleasant, the wait time with a reservation, thankfully was not terrible. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and explained courses wonderfully! She was frequently checking in and overall has a great attitude! Okay, let’s get down to the nitty gritty…the food. It is called an oyster bar for a reason, let me tell you this was my first time trying Oysters Rockefeller, and I was not disappointed! Quite possibly my favorite menu item! The oysters were full of flavor, cooked perfectly and overall a very light and savory dish! We also tried the Mortadella, which was nothing special, just bread and burrata. However there was a pickled peach I believe as well, which was the highlight of the dish! We ordered the mussels, now the the serving size for two was perfect to share! The sauce was very refreshing and earthy and the mussels themselves creamy and enjoyable! My significant other ordered the Ribeye, which was on the fattier side but good nonetheless! Cooked medium rare to perfection so that was great! Finally we topped off with the Bread Pudding, and it was phenomenal! So flavorful and rich with a chocolate ganache! Definitely one of our favorites of the night! Overall I would definitely go back, but probably just for Oysters & cocktails. The initial experience was fun, and overall everything was enjoyable!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Boiled Oysters are the bomb!
  6. WP

    WolverineParents

    Atlanta

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place in Augusta. Don't miss any of the oysters. Broiled are exceptional. Barrel aged Manhattans and any seafood entree, bistro fries and chocolate bread pudding....yumm.
  7. TC

    TheCooker

    Western NC

    92 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    92 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are never disappointed at Abel Brown from when we are greeted till we leave, it is everything we would hope for.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect night out celebrating our anniversary! Mia made our evening memorable- she’s a lovely person. We’ll be back and ask for her!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing night out with my wife for our anniversary. TJ was our server and was amazing at his job. Highly recommend this place for a special night.
  10. S

    Satisfying

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere, and good service! Also, they have excellent oysters, which is a a unique plus compared to other similar restaurants at that cost/quality level in town.
  11. JJ

    JeremyJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and ambiance was EXCELLENT. Our waitress Payton was STELLAR! Definitely planning to return!
  12. SM

    SueM

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our server Ariel was top-notch! She was outstanding. It's a little chilly in there, bring a sweater, however the oysters are the freshest I've had anywhere near here. Great drink selection.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time with family for a birthday!
  14. J

    Jjinga

    Atlanta

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious new menu items for fall. Service was excellent. Lovely evening in a relaxing environment.
  15. B

    Bear

    Savannah

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, Great service. The staff were very helpful throughout our dining experience. The menu is awesome. Enjoyed the experience from start to finish. Will definitely return the next time I am in Augusta.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently amazing!
  17. CA

    CraigA

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was everything we expected. Nice quiet atmosphere. Great wait staff!
  18. BC

    BobC

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were fantastic! Kevin, our server, was attentive and had great suggestions on how to enjoy our meal. The grits and grilled salmon meals were superb! We go every time we’re in Augusta
  19. R

    Ronald

    Atlanta

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family birthday!
  20. c

    crosswave

    Charleston

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Swordfish was undercooked after Inwas brought the wrong entreé .. Wedge salad was outstanding. The oysters were outstanding.
  21. W

    Wayne

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was great, the service was excellent. Everything was great except the table seated next to us was a little loud.
  22. PM

    PeterM

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had an outstanding meal at Abel Brown . Great selection of east and west coast oysters and a nice reasonably priced wine list that paired well with the menu. Service was excellent
  23. FB

    FredB

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Raw oysters were excellent! Best I have had anywhere. My blackened halibut also very fresh and prepared perfectly. Ony one small complaint--I love okra but the way it is prepared takes the taste out of it. So, for those of you who do not like okra do not be afraid to try this dish. I will definitely have it again!
  24. EW

    ElliottW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from when you walk in till you leave! Waiter was very professional
  25. CW

    CraigW

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Food was great but felt it was all a high traffic area. Look both ways before you move - the servers are moving fast.
  26. F

    Foodie30809

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from Kevin. The food was delicious and excellently prepared. I will definitely return.
  27. A

    Amelia

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Oysters and crab cake were superb, along with the swordfish, very tasty and fresh. Service was impeccable and a joy! Wonderful place will definitely return if we ever visit Augusta again!
  28. HH

    HHBB

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and great service as usual. Abel Brown never disappoints!
  29. DM

    DanielM

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best restaurant in the Augusta area bar none. Will visit again, and again, and again.
  30. RS

    RebeccaS

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Abel Brown consistently serves excellence in not only their specially curated menu, but in their diligence to creating a pleasurable atmosphere. You would be sorely remiss to not spend your next friends’ get-together with Abel Brown.
  31. GA

    GAfoodie

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Treating out of town friends
  32. A

    Augustafoodie

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, table was waiting for us, swordfish and salmon were excellent, great cocktails and wine.
  33. B

    Buzz

    Las Vegas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great dinner here. The oysters were delicious and the server was very helpful with his recommendations.
  34. KT

    KTrick

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was sensational and we have been back here a few times. In our top 5 here in Augusta.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kudos to Abel Brown for creating the perfect date night atmosphere. We arrived about 15 minutes earlier than our reservations, although we did not expect to be seated early we were immediately seated. Our waitress came to our table immediately with cold water in tow, she was also very informative and helpful. I cannot express how amazing and fresh the raw oysters were. The food was delicious hot and perfect.
  36. J

    Jvmay1703

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to eat! Always delicious and several specials to choose from.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service was great. The food was okay. I was expecting flavor to explode in my mouth. Instead, it was more like a dud. Not worth the price.
  38. PT

    PatriceT

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was delicious. My husband and I had two different fish specials of the day. Service was great. I wish I could remember our server's name but I can't. He was wonderful. Will be making return visits for sure.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hosting out of town guests.
  40. SK

    SelenaK

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place for a date night or just socializing. The food is worth every penny so go and enjoy yourself..

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Abel Brown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (706) 738-6491.

Abel Brown is rated 4.9 stars by 2049 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Abel Brown

491 B Highland Ave, Augusta, GA 30909

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Wheeler

  • Neighborhood

    Augusta

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Southern, American, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Todd Schafer

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (706) 738-6491

  • Private party facilities

    We have a room that accommodates up to 40 people for private dinners.

  • Private party contact

    Todd Schafer: (706) 738-6491

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