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About Abel Brown

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

491 B Highland Ave
Augusta, GA 30909
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Southern, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday & Saturday, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cross Street:
Wheeler

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(706) 738-6491

Website:
http://www.abelbrownaugusta.com/

Executive Chef:
Todd Schafer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Abel Brown Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Cozy (14)
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Bar Seating (14)
Worth the Drive (12)
Casual (11)
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Notable Wine List (11)
Fun (10)
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Hot Spot (7)
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Seasonal (7)
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Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and excellent service.

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 (Charleston)·Dined 5 days ago

Lovely place but needs coziness. Decor is a bit clinical. Bar is very nice.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Appetizers were barely warm. Dinner was hot. Everything tasted good.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We used to frequent Bistro 491 years ago. Love Abel Brown!

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were there to celebrate a birthday. Martini was good. Had two appetizers: smoked seafood platter and oysters. Both excellent. Had salmon entree - also very good. Service was attentive and friendly. Pricey but very nice in all respects. Recommended.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I could eat here every night! Excellent meal and service as always. Servers are attentive and you never feel rushed. A true dining experience for Augusta. If you have not yet tried this gem please do yourself a favor...you will not be sorry!

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

it was wonderful.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

This was a really enjoyable dinner. My wife and I have been here a few times, and its is always wonderful!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food and service. High quality food and cooked to perfection. I had swordfish and was very happy to see that kind of offering.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great selection of oysters. Gracious servers and fun interpretations of southern staples.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Excellent but expensive. Would recommend for special occasions.

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·Dined on November 27, 2017

We were on a local self guided food tour and these were by far the BEST OYSTER ROCKEFELLER ever! Perfect wine suggested by a knowledgeable server. We will certainly go back and try other menu items.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We made a reservation, so glad we did. The waiter was knowledgeable, kind, friendly and went the extra mile. This, by far, was the best meal I have ever had in Augusta. I live in Charlotte and come here monthly. I would highly recommend it. The oysters, perfect. The salmon, perfect. The drinks were great. If I had a little complaint and I do mean little, the Brussel sprouts could have cooked a hair longer. I still ate them and did not complain because they were seasoned very well.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was delicious and our server was terrific!

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We all had excellent food and excellent desserts. I wish I lived closer!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food perfect, service excellent. All entrees outstanding. Caesar salad was exactly the way it should be made. Nearby table a bit loud but nothing unusual . All in all -a great evening

Tags: Great Beer, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great meal. Creative, well executed menu. We had oysters and two specials (roast duck breast w/ duck confit and roasted acorn squash and lamb shank w/ merguez sausage, faro, and parsnip puree), all of which were perfectly prepared and delicious. All staff were very friendly and attentive without being intrusive, and they were helpful in steering us around some tricky food allergies. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was very good. Our server (Hunter) was outstanding. Great selection of wine and beer. They went out of their way to make dinner special.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The service is outstanding and the food is delicious. Great place if you like oysters and different types of fish. Very clean!
Enjoy eating there.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Half of our food was delicious and worth the price, the second half was not quite there in flavor and felt quite overpriced. All in all, nice place and worth a try.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

First time at Abel Brown's. Exceeded expectations in all areas.
Will definitely return and highly recommend

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Food was fantastic - multiple people felt it was the best they have ever had prepared - ever. Oysters were superb! Service was great and loved the decor and ambiance. Only minor complaint was that booths were a little tight but we are not the smallest of people. Great night!

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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Top notch southern cuisine dining!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great food and great service!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The meal & service were outstanding as always. We brought some our friends for the first time and they loved the restaurant!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was excellent in preparation and taste. Our server was excellent in explaining and efficient in service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our waitress was outstanding. She recited all the specials and their ingredients and preparation. Four of us were dining and everyone loved their meal. My only complaint was that the acoustics were terrible. The noise level was LOUD! It was hard at times to carry on a conversation. But we would go there again because the food was innovative and delicious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Augusta. Favorite menu items are: beat salad, ahi tuna and chicken carbonara

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great place for a nice meal!

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Abel Brown was a decent place for a business meal. Not too noisy and although small it had that upscale feel. Most at the table liked their food. Fresh oysters good but over priced. Salads fresh and the Cesar was authentic with anchovy on top. I had the pork chop and it was cooked medium to the chef’s liking however it had a lot of sinew in it and most of it was not edible. I would not recommend this choice. The dinners all looked good but the guests said “nothing spectacular”. Drink menu was very good and good wine choices by the bottle and glass. This was the second time I was there and it was just mediocre. I would go back for drinks and maybe to give them another chance.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Florida and Ohio residents meet in Augusta for business. Choose Abel Brown for a casual dinner to discuss business and personal interests. The food was excellent; top notch from top to bottom without being pretentious. Oyster selection one of the best in the South. Service was fine; nothing wrong but nothing exceptional.
On the critical analysis scale, I would point out that it is a bit pricey (2 beers apiece and a dozen oysters shared and our meals was $150 including tip) and the noise level is fairly high---this is not a spot for quiet romance, for example.
I would definitely return and I will recommend. A very good meal.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Seasonal, Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I tried something new. The homemade peanut butter ice cream was awesome.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Excellent service, great dinner. Will be back again. But, seems like all the upscale restaurants in Augusta are doing the same thing. Break out and be more creative. Explore new culinary avenues. Surprise us with something we have never experienced.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We had a great first visit here for our anniversary. The service was above expectations and the food was great! Oyster menu is a must try and the entrees are fantastic! We even got a free dessert for our special occasion that was amazing as well! Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Nearly perfect meal. I think its normally more quiet than a louder party.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Absolutely fabulous! I am thrilled to find this gem as I am oyster (and fish) crazy. Really pretty room, amazingly quiet noise level but very lively. The service was super and the waiter really knew his oysters. The wine selection was quite nice. I can't wait to go back. I wish it was closer though...a 50 minute commute from Aiken, SC.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We really enjoy the way you make us feel welcome and the food is always great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Excellent food! The attentive, friendly service from Shane and Lorianna ensured we will be back soon!

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We love Abel Brown's. The menu is interesting, the service is excellent and the food is delicious! We live about 45 minutes away, but it is definitely worth the drive!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Awesome as usual

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