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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (38)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
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Cozy (11)
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Notable Wine List (8)
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 (Caribbean)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

Top notch southern cuisine dining!

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 (Tampa)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and great service!

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·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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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·Dined on October 6, 2017

First time! We loved it!! Will definitely be back!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was the second time we have been to Abel Brown. The food is great and the service is great, but BEWARE OF THEIR EXTREMELY STRANGE NAPKINS! If you are wearing dark clothing you will be covered with white lint, and I mean REALLY COVERED! It was so bad that the server had to take me to the ladies room with a lint roller. Apparently the chef likes them and will not get rid of them, even though customers complain.

The first time we went I also got covered with lint, but it was months before and I forgot to be on my guard this time! I think it is a nasty thing to knowingly do to your customers who make an effort to dress up and look nice in your restaurant, and it certainly put a dampener on our evening out.

Seems a shame for the place to be ruined for us for such a stupid reason. We will give it one more try on our next visit to Augusta, but if those stupid linty napkins are still there next time I think we will give it a miss from now on. Seems like the chef thinks more of his napkins than he does of his customers.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Our first visit to A&B which was recommended to us by a friend....particularly for the oysters. We were NOT disappointed. Oysters were wonderful; beet salad was spectacular, and my husband - both EXCEPTIONALLY picky about his beef, AND even MORE hesitant about ordering beef in a fairly seafood-forward restaurant - was actually wow'ed by the smoked ribeye ! Service was knowledgeable, attentive and friendly, didn't rush us. We had a lovely evening. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was great! I ordered the crab cake appetizer, oyster rockefeller, broiled oysters, raw oysters, shrimp and grits and pecan wood smoked ribeye. All were delicious and worth the price. I also had the wedge salad and it was perfect! Our server was great and explained the food perfectly.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Jennifer from California was great and so were the crab cakes and salmon.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Friendly servers with laid back presence, oyster menu is very good with several varieties. Our large group (14) strained both server staff and kitchen staff. Having said that, the entrees were excellent when they were eventually served. We'll definitely be back and Several of our guests agreed they had found another 'great' dinner destination.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
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 (Key West)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always enjoy ABs!!! Food staff service always top notch!!! Whenever I'm in Augusta I like to eat at ABs!!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We always have the best food and service. The staff was awesome. We look forward to going back soon.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great service and waiter was fantastic.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Just a nice Saturday night date night with my wife. We sat at the high tables in the bar area, and the service was great! The oysters Rockefeller, smoked fish charcuterie plate, and the chicken entree all were great. Just a delightful evening!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Loved it! Very good service and delicious food!!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We are always made to feel special

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We came for our 9th anniversary. The food was AMAZING!!!!!! Blew Frog Hollow out of the Universe. Our server-I can't remember his name--started with a D--he was great! Attentive, knew the menu well. I would recommend this venue. The only negative: the young woman at the front. She needs to be trained to be more professional in person and on the phone. Her decorum is despicable and nearly compelled us to leave!! So glad we did not! How many other people has she turned away?

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Thank you for helping make my husbands birthday special. He loves your oysters.

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We were greeted by very friendly wait staff when we arrived. We were told there had just been a watermain leaked before they opened up and there was no availability of restrooms or certain menu items that involved water. No problem! We sat at bar and worked our way through oysters and several appetizers. Oysters were delicious and the smoked salmon patte appetizer was superb! Wines offered as happy hour choices, red and white, were great and not your usual happy hour wine. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and look forward to visiting it again.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We frequent Abel Brown at least weekly and are never disappointed. Whether we're in the mood for heavy appetizers or a full meal the varied menu and specials always offer a varied and delicious menu. Tonight we tried the bacon wrapped monkfish and the beef cheeks. Once again, everything was perfect. The staff is always friendly and attentive and we feel we are part of the family. If you've never tried this Augusta gem do yourself a favor and if you've not enjoyed their hospitality in a while, give them a try again. You will not be sorry!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Overall we enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Our waitress was outstanding and knowledgeable. However, I ordered blue point oysters and I am almost positive they were not blue points. They were quiet small and did not have high salinity. We hope to be back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

I come here for the oysters but always enjoy a delicious dessert! Favorite restaurant in Augusta for sure!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Awesome food

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 23, 2017

The occasion was our wedding anniversary. The waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable about the food. We had an appetizer, great Caesar salads, fantastic entrees and a nice dessert.

A very nice special occasion restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Amazing!!! I reside in Charleston, SC (with some of the nation's best restaurants), and Abel Brown is TOP NOTCH! The oysters were fantastic!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Although we were not seated at our time, the service and food quickly made up for the wait. Food from appetizer to desserts were exceptional in appearance, quantity, and taste. Oysters were wonderful. Our server was attentive and professional. Would certainly recommend here for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The food was good and so was the service when they made it to the table. It was a Tuesday night and they were overwhelmed with the crowd-read not prepared. Nevertheless the food made up for it. The scallop ceviche was just OK but everything else we ordered was on point. The pork shoulder was melt in the mouth. My shrimp and grits lacked the gravy component-was a little too dry for me. The cremebrule was one of the best we have ever had and they managed to add a Happy Birthday wish to it too! I wish there were more berries on it though. At the end of the day I would definitely go back here-for the ambience, food and service in that order.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Enjoyed dinner here many times. You won't be disappointed.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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