Abel Brown

4.8
1595 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1595 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. Will be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 3 year anniversary. Fantastic food, great service, cute little place. Will visit again.

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DerekR
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Very nice restaurant, in terms of ambiance. However, the service and food leaves something to be desired. The waiter failed to give us the daily specials, so when another table got halibut, we were wondering why it wasn’t on the menu. Ordered the shrimp and grits and were not impressed. Grits were like mashed potatoes, and weren’t very creamy or buttery (also they weren’t served with bacon). Shrimp was okay, but the consistency of the grits ruined the dish for me. Had the arancini, which was good, but there was very little marinara sauce so they were a bit dry. The meal was pricey, especially for the mediocre food. Needless to say, we won’t be going back.

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Augusta
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Lisa, was knowledgeable of the menu, specials and wine list. Oysters, Arancini, and Beet Salad were great. We chose a full bottle of wine that went well with every course. For dessert, the Lemon Blueberry cake was a refreshing summer treat!!

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vipMattV
London
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tryed new oysters from Maine and a new tuna appetizer and both were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant by far. We love the atmosphere and the food is second to none.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was great; environment was loud and hard to hear guests at each end of the table.

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Foodlovers
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here. Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Abel Brown is such a great place. The food is wonderful and service is great. The manager even came over to apologize for our food taking longer than usual. We’ll definitely be back.

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vipBarbaraI
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The scallops special on July 16, 2021 was superb; I wish they would add it to the menu permanently!

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TiffanyJ
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is Awesome. One of my favorite spots in augusta.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food for 5 people took nearly TWO hours. We are regulars at AB and had a good friend from Philadelphia with us. Our waitress apologized for the significant delay and said the manager was aware of our situation. However, no one offered to accommodate the ridiculous wait time by comping our appetizers, an entrée, or by providing credit for a future visit. It was an unprofessionally managed situation. I will not be taking any out of town guests to AB again.

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RENTHIAR
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday: food was great service was awesome but very noisy for an evening meal

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Franglais
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not sure how to judge value here. Everything was first class and the food was fresh and well prepared. The wine was overpriced ($35 for a bottle of Muscadet) but I didn't mind paying it because where else in Augusta are you going to find fresh oysters and Muscadet!
The food was pricey but again I don't mind paying for it because it was the best!
And we'd go back in a flash. First class evening!

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ZacharyL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great specials and drinks. I always appreciate a restaurant with some good mocktails too!

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Bonjournee
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always excellent food and great ambiance! Our special neighborhood go to .

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Alli
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and still come back even though we now live out of town. Delicious seafood and amazing service.

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MerryB
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were group of 4 adults and we all ordered the same entree, a halibut dish. It was outstanding! We all ate every bite of it.

Two of us shared a dozen wonderful oysters as an appetizer, with another enjoying oysters Rockefeller.

Service was personable and excellent. The chef cam out and asked our opinions of the meal as well.

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vipAugustaDiner
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were on their game last night. The food was superb and the service matched. Just a great dining experience.

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vipRichardD
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Food is always well prepared and inventive. Highly recommended.

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vipMattV
London
14 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always
Oysters 😀

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RichardP
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Augusta has few fine dining experiences. AB offers one of them.

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Tricia
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Family visiting for 4th of July. Appetizer was decent fried oysters only 4pc could have used a couple of more. Ordered raw oysters instead of broiled oysters on a shell. My fault. Too cold but husband ate them because we paid for them. Cocktails okay. Food was good that was the biggest highlight, Salmon and shrimp and grits . Didn’t order dessert. Service was excellent we had a great server. Knowledgeable about menu and checked on us frequently. Service was top notch. Definitely a go to place you will enjoy.

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Nancy
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, atmosphere was all fabulous! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing as always

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DevonaE
New England
23 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Abel Brown never disappoints! Exactly why it is one of our favorite places in Augusta.

We ordered the calamari, Very good. Tomato Bisque soup, Excellent. Caesar, Very good. The parmesan crisps on it were outstanding!
We also ordered the Seared Scallops with Andouille Sausage special, Killer! And the Halibut special. Very Good.
Dominique, our waitress was delightful and efficient. The drinks from the bar took a little longer than usual, but the dining room and bar areas were busy.

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AlonzoD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Arrived on time for 7:30 reservations. We were seated and told to expect server soon. 15 minutes pass when the server approached and stated that refreshments, ie; water, bread should be expected soon. Another 10 passed before our orders of 2 salads, 1 calamari dish and 2 Rockefeller Oysters, all appetizers, were taken. We received the customary bread, 1 roll of very tough recently microwaved bread was finally served after another request some minutes later.
At 8:25 we were served 1 order of Rockefeller Oysters that was cold. Also, it seems to have ingredients missing as the dish was extremely bland and unattractive. It appeared to merely consist of an oyster wrapped within a gigantic leaf of spinach that was cooked in spinach sauce rather than the quality ingredients depicted on the menu.
We expressed our displeasure in the food to the server, and he went to management. The manager addressed our concerns with quality of the food served us ;however, we decided to leave at that point. As we were leaving our dish of calamari arrived. It was on the house. The taste was better than the oysters but, I wouldn't order it again.
Overall terribly experience. I felt compelled to leave gratuity for subpar service. The " absolutely worse" Rockefeller Oysters that I have eaten in my 60 years of living. That includes all the ports and restaurants throughout the many countries that I encountered while serving in the Navy. Furthermore, the menu tends to be somewhat pricey.

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vipRICHARDB
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Able Brown never lets you down, whether you go for just drinks and appetizers or a full meal.....we love this place and all of its employees...

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vipAGent
Charlotte
46 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I don't know if the chef changed during the pandemic but after having such wonderful experiences previously, I was very disappointed with this meal. I asked for my tuna to be cooked rare (lightest of sear on each side) and it was cooked more than it was raw. It is sad when the grits are the only good part of a $32 entrée. My husband's scallops were on the rubbery side, which means they were also overcooked. Or perhaps both our meals sat under a warming lamp for way too long. Regardless of the reasons for the mistakes, for a $100 meal I expected much better.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal anniversary dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic service & great food.

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vipRICHARDB
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fried oysters were great....and the lobster roll was delicious...service as always was fantastic.

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vipMattV
London
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish and oysters are wonderful

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TandB4ever
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent variety of raw oysters, and a tempting assortment of small plates coupled with great cocktail choice snare our dinner for 4 a wonderful experience. The finale, dessert was as rewarding- the key lime pie was perfect as it was light and airy and with just enough of a layer of graham cracker crumbs on the bottom for taste. Best we’ve ever had.

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vipSharonD
Hawaii
117 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone treats you like family. The food is outstanding. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very good service, the food was ok. Atmosphere was great

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed in the food or service. Worth the drive from Aiken.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was decent but nothing memorable. Bartender was a bit stuffy and came off as somewhat unfriendly but over time he was so so. Nice looking restaurant with a clean presentation and fun vibe. If you want something safe and not to exciting I say give it a try. Note the happy hour cocktails are great for their price

FAQs

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

Abel Brown is rated 4.8 stars by 1595 OpenTable diners.

Abel Brown does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cognitoforms.com/AbelBrown1/GiftCardPurchase.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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