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Abel Brown, Augusta, GA

Abel Brown

4.9
4.9
2394 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

8:30 PM


Booked 33 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Southern, American, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–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
    West 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

What 2,394 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Georgia

    Best Overall

  • Central Georgia

    Best Food

  • Central Georgia

    Best Service

  • Central Georgia

    Best Value

  • Central Georgia

    Good for business meals

  • Central Georgia

    Innovative

  • Central Georgia

    Healthy

  • Central Georgia

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Georgia

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Georgia

    Lively

  • Central Georgia

    Most Booked

  • Augusta

    Best Overall

  • Augusta

    Best Food

  • Augusta

    Best Service

  • Augusta

    Best Ambiance

  • Augusta

    Best Value

  • Augusta

    Good for business meals

  • Augusta

    Neighborhood gem

  • Augusta

    Good for special occasions

  • Augusta

    Lively

  • Augusta

    Most Booked

2,394 Reviews
  1. KAiken

    Atlanta Metro

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was happy to be able to visit my favorite spot again after dealing with some health issues. Our server was the absolute best and very sweet. I tried a mixed selection of oysters. The cheese was a tad bit skimpish on the Rockefeller however I didn't complain. I definitely loved the bacon crusted salmon. This time there's a semi sweet "hoe cake" at the bottom which paired so very well with the other flavors of the salmon, bacon and mustard sauce. Overall, I enjoyed myself.

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  2. DeborahA

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anytime, we have a special occasion to celebrate - whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or just having friends from outside of Georgia visit Abel Brown is always our go to restaurant. It never ever disappoints, last evening. I took a deer friend to celebrate her birthday. Our waiter, Michael was exceptional, along with the food. My taste buds were thanking me all night.. Deborah

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. The staff were very attentive, and the overall experience was great. I recommend Able Brown anytime you want to go for a great meal great atmosphere and fair prices Able Brown is place to go. 

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  4. RobynV

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Very pricey. Did not receive seating as requested. Service was great but everything is overpriced.

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  5. LBB1

    Atlanta Metro

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, we had a great dinner. Started w broiled oysters and Rockefeller oysters, they were great! For entrees we had the chili crusted tuna and the blue crab stuffed branzino. They were both fantastic! Service always above par. You can’t go wrong with Abel Brown! Highly recommend it!

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  6. RonT

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always love the oysters. Great selection and fun to compare. Generous portion of mussels was outstanding!! European sea bass entree was excellent. Most enjoyable evening.

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  7. jeffp

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience- food was awesome

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is great. The food was great. We had a wonderful time. Can’t wait to go back.

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  9. douglasH

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were fantastic. Ashlee provided great recommendations, recognized our 25th Anniversary and did a great job describing all the specials in detail. Ive worked in some of the finest restaurants and resorts in the world, Ashlee is exceptional!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Abel Brown is always a favorite for its high quality and consistent food

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  11. LandA

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service. Clearly one of Augusta’s best.

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  12. KatJ

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was phenomenal and great atmosphere for a nice girls’ night out. Our waiter, Rob, was fantastic as well.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there for Valentine’s Day and had a wonderful experience. I was my parents third wheel so we sat at a circle table in a corner that I really liked. There were a lot of two person booths but I liked being tucked away in our circle table for a more intimate experience. Our waitress was great at explaining the menu and giving recommendations. I had the broiled oysters which were great. My parents liked their crab cake appetizer. And we all loved our entrees. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars for the food is because they no longer had crème brûlée that day. But the portion sizes were good and the price was great compared to some other upscale restaurants I’ve dined at. Will definitely return for date night or special occasion.

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  14. BillieE

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with cocktails which were delicious then the oysters. So many varieties and they were so good. Our entrees were so good and the entire table of 8 were very pleased and we’ll be back soon!

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  15. AnnaP

    Atlanta Metro

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love to spend our special occasions at AB! It’s our #1 choice in Augusta for oysters. For Valentine’s Day, in addition to our oysters, we dined on the duck and crab stuffed branzini with a Manos Negras Malbec staff is always knowledgeable, friendly, and prompt. The restaurant itself has a beautiful ambiance and is spotless… and the dishes are always divine.

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  16. ChuckS

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was so delicious!! Everything was so beautiful presented!! It is our favorite restaurant in Augusta!! It is our celebration place!! So many great memories!

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  17. Leah

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and wonderful staff! Cocktails are amazing as well! One of my favorite places to visit!

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  18. Mark

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place for a date night and/or special occasion. This was our second visit and it did not disappoint. Food was really good, wait staff and service was excellent. We will definitely be back for a third visit.

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  19. KimS

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We Love Abel Brown's. The food and service is always great. It is w wonderful diing experience.

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  20. LaChatCat

    Atlanta Metro

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Early Valentine date night. Peyton was our server excellent service best we’ve have thus far at Abel Brown. Delicious oysters & dirty martini’s, delicious 14 oz Ribeye steaks, wedge salad also Peyton suggested an excellent wine Faust, a Cabernet Sauvignon. Overall exceptional service, food and drink!! We will be back!!

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  21. Jjinga

    Atlanta Metro

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! Roasted oysters are a must! The crab cake and halibut specials were both flavorful and cooked to perfection. Service is always friendly and prompt. Looking forward to our next visit!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfection as always!!

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  23. KenR

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite CRSA Restaurant. I gave it a poor review two years ago, because of a tough steak and a shallow drink. The chef contacting me and asked that we try it again. We couldn't until now, because of medical issues. Last night I ordered the special, 'Branzino'. I lived in Europe for 5 years and had this fish every way possible; it is a Mediterranean fish; very popular. This meal was the best I've ever had. It was superb! We had Oysters Rockefeller, Fried Scallops, and a wedge salad; they were excellent. The drinks and wine were great, and the service was fun and professional. Thanks Chef Todd for asking us back; your still my favorite!!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had an amazing server. I like the location aesthetics and food presentation. I just don’t like that we have to go to Atlanta to get good value for my money as a vegan. I ordered the bone in cauliflower steak. I was hoping to receive a transformed plant based meal that was work $22 a plate. They brought out a fist sized cauliflower seasoned with lettuce and sauce around it. My bill for two small drinks, an ice tea, cauliflower plates and a baked vegetable appetizer was about $100. The vegan prices should match a salad to be fair.

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  25. SirPavelSORT

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing meal and great service. The braised beef short rib was so delicious. My wife loved the salmon. Chef Todd is a rock star!

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  26. MelindaB

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We frequent Abel Brown once a year for our anniversary, as it never disappoints. Both my husband and I ordered chefs specials as they are always so amazing!!! I can say the meals we had last night are some of the best we’ve ever eaten, and we’ve been to 5 star 5 diamond resorts and restaurants. We decided last night we need to go more often than once as a year as it’s totally worth it for the food and service you receive. Thanks for a wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary!

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  27. KimW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostesses were delightful, the server was outstanding (Michael), the food was good but my sangria drink was just okay. The staff pays attention to detail and sat us earlier than our reservation. Very accommodating and relaxing.

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  28. MattV

    London

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The starter’s were great Raw Oysters , muscles, fried oysters , crab cake The main courses of fish and scallops delicious The deserts a great finish to a wonderful dinner with the best service

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and food!! Our go to place at least every other weekend!!

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  30. CristiW

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great dinner at Abel Brown. Consistently amazing food & always outstanding service. It was a long overdue get together with friends. The staff was attentive & also gracious in not rushing us along.

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  31. Dmims

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience. Will definitely be back to try everything on the menu.

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  32. RevelleeM

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently phenomenal food, cocktails, and service every time we visit.

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  33. AmyLisa

    Central Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience celebrating a friend's birthday. The service was sublime and the food impeccable.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was incredible. Truly incredible. One of the best pork chops ever had. Only negative was the lemon martini. Maybe just not for us but not good. Ambiance and interiors could be improved (who picked out those cheap plastic barstools) but overall the food was incredible and would highly suggest. Service was also top tier.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! Great service and amazing cocktails. Abel never disappoints.

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  36. KimS

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    upscale dining experience. great place for a special celebration. delicious food.

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  37. Bigmac

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is excellent and service was the best I've had in years.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful meal! We always choose the seafood specials. Enjoy the chefs creative spin on the dishes. Service was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Has become one of our favorite Augusta restaurants.

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  39. DorothyW

    Atlanta Metro

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the lobster roll and bistro fries, they were amazing. We finished with ice cream, perfect.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great experience. Me and my wife had a great time and the service was fantastic. We will definitely be back

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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 2394 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Abel Brown

491 B Highland Ave, Augusta, GA 30909

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Wheeler
  • Neighborhood
    West Augusta
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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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