Goin' Coastal - Canton

4.7
2287 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Jezebel Magazine - #35 of the TOP 100 restaurants in Atlanta
Highest Ranking Seafood Restaurant in the TOP 100
Atlanta Magazine - Highest ranked seafood restaurant in Atlanta
Yelp - 4 Star Rating

GOIN" COASTAL is a sustainable seafood joint. We feature only the highest quality seafood from sources, either fished or farmed that can exist over the long term without compromising species' survival or the health of the ecosystem. So why does this matter?

1. With over 75% of the world fisheries either fully fished or over fished, we believe the choices we make will help to enhance the seafood marketplace for all consumers.

2. Sustainable fishing practices are not only environmentally responsible they yield the highest quality seafood.

Thank you for supporting the sustainable seafood movement by GOIN COASTAL. Now, stop surfing the web and come eat some great seafood!

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2287 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food as usual. Friendly service too.

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vipHungryinATL
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent (oysters on the half, wine, cobia, coastal style, asparagus & shrooms in shallot butter) but the service was off this visit. When the standard is set so high, it really shows when it drops off a bit. Last time it was the food that was lacking. Not sure from where the inconsistencies stem, but something has changed, unfortunately.

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stanlhopkins
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was fantastic. I would hire her for my company! Food was ok but overall a good experience!

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vipQueenB
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to go! Great service. Good food none of our favorites!

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JGilbert
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Drinks were pretty terrible. Wife didn’t even touch hers. Food was alright. Service was mediocre

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Autumn was an awesome waitress very knowledgeable about the fish and where it comes from. Everything was delicious as well as hot. Too many times you go out to eat and the food is lukewarm by the time it arrives to the table.

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MattF
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite seafood restaurants. Our daughter requests Goin' Coastal for her birthday dinner since she was 11 and she just turned 23...and she always gets their fried chicken!! The seafood is phenomenal from starters to main courses. Try the Smoked Trout Mousse. We had fried Gator Tails which were tender and juicy. I had the Halibut, parmesan crusted and topped with lobster and crab. The sides are great also from the horseradish mashed potatoes to the stone ground cheese grits. Also the mixed cocktails are wonderful also. You can't beat the food, atmosphere and service at Goin' Coastal.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Daddy daughter date. Food was outstanding. The Oysters rocked.

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MindiW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal

Our server Mandy was very attentive

Our food came quickly and we devoured every bite
We will be back for sure!

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vippdflowers
Atlanta
155 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a treat at Goin' Coastal. Excellent fish preparations.

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vipJodyC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. we are becoming regulars.

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ShanonE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere here at this restaurant. I do although feel like it is expensive for each meal. Aside from offering salad with each meal, I think that a side should be added to account for the price. The food is good though!

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HappyGrandmaGA
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but a bit expensive. Server did an excellent job, though. Was disappointed that i booked with open table and it initially said i would get 100 points but, after booking, it said no points!

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getaccessorized
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent as always. The female manager who has been there for a while could improve on her personality to the customers- as many times we have been there she really isn't friendly. Even friends we have brought to the restaurant has noticed this.

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TanyaJ
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

We had been looking forward to coming back to goin coastal, it had been a few years. Everything was great except for how loud it was. We were sat near the bar and although it was not busy at 9pm on a Saturday, the servers were talking very loud with each other and with the bartender. They talked about previous dinners and other inappropriate subjects and made it all out business. We were so disappointed. At one time it was so loud we could not compete and ate our dinner in silence.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Never disappoints. Always a great meal. No parking charge and no crazy traffic to deal with. A real gem if you want a great meal without the nonsense of going into the ATL.

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vipfistert
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we live in Atlanta and we came all the way to the suburbs for faster service and safer environment, this area and restaurant did NOT disappoint us !! WE WILL BE BACK! Food was exceptional, served piping hot, service was superior!! Keep up the good work!

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LIJDonna
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good selection of fresh fish, delicious soup and knowledgeable wait staff.

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BillM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always very pleased with food, presentation and exceptional service every time we’ve been and will continue to return when we can.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitress, Wonderful food!

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vipUncorkD
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another fabulous evening at Goin’ Coastal! The atmosphere, the food & spirits were delightful!🥰

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DecaturNative
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. Great choices and preparation of fish. Very good service.

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JoeB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite restaurant in Canton. Food & service are great! Shrimp tacos are our favorite lunch entree!

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JackieN
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lobsters were fantastic. Special kudos to our server Jessica. She was outstanding. We Will be back and ask for her.

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SheriP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Goin’ Coastal is definitely one of our all-time favorite restaurants in Canton Georgia! Every experience we have had there has been excellent until last night. Perhaps staffing has been affected by the pandemic, but the service was very slow and the food was not it’s usual five star fare. The petite corn muffins that are served to the table as an appetizer we’re definitely sub par (dry) compared to the delectable treat we have come to expect.

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TaniaM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad meal here. Always great food and service.

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LauraO
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I each tried a different fish for dinner and we were not disappointed! The serving size was perfect and both dishes were very good!

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BJL714
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we want seafood, we go to Goin' Coastal. The food is outstanding and the service is excellent. We highly recommend it.

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buisnessfoodie
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg!!! How fun is this place! Our Company AQUA DOC gathers here all the time for both business and fun. The food and service is the best ever and the desserts are a must!

Goin' Coastal - Canton
Responded on September 12, 2021

We are so happy to have you for guests the other evening and we thank you for your patronage and this great review!

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TomH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall2food4service5ambience1

The food and service are excellent. However, depending on where you sit, the noise level is horrible. My suggestion is never make a reservation on Open Table because you can't really insure where they will seat you. Make your reservation by phone and request to be seated in the back room past the bar. Even though we love the food, I will never go back unless guaranteed a seat in that back room.

Goin' Coastal - Canton
Responded on September 11, 2021

Tom , Thank you for your feedback. As you know sometimes folks are not conscientious of using their inside voices and especially on a weekend evening! As a side note we can add to your reservation account that you prefer seating in our wine room which is cozy and quieter than our bar area. Let us know and we can take care of this for you.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date and dinner!

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ChrisP
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent and wait staff very friendly and accommodating.
Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake is to die for. Wish they would bring back their fried calamari!

Goin' Coastal - Canton
Responded on September 11, 2021

Thank you Chris for your feedback. Calamari prices shot through the roof and rather than gorge you on the price increase we've chosen to bring this back as a special appetizer from time to time when sticker shock or a drastic change in portion size wouldn't be an issue for us or our guests. We will however never slight you the opportunity to enjoy our Chocolate Mousse cake! See you soon.

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Lenora
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fried shrimp is absolutely the best anywhere!! Sides and salad are nice.
Mixed drinks are excellent!
Wonderfully delicious dinner!!!
Lenora

Goin' Coastal - Canton
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you Lenora for your review We really appreciate the stars and we might be biased but we couldn't agree more with you about our fried shrimp!

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MARIANL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Oyster Rockefeller was good but could have been hotter

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DanielG
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great! Our server was new, but aimed to please.

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TBow
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service . Excellent piece of fish . Highly recommend

Goin' Coastal - Canton
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thank you so very much.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was good - pricey for the amount of food you get - made reservations. Made reservations specifically asked for a booth was seated right by the door - a both was available when asked for it they said no - it was empty the whole time we were there - hostess was NOT FRIENDLY - maybe she should be washing dishes and not interacting with patrons

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Timcito
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Weird, but some of the freshest seafood in ATL is in Canton, GA.

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vipPhilW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going Coastal is one of our favorites! The food is always fresh and well prepared. The wait staff give great recommendations as they frequently have new fresh catch selections. We often bring out of town guests and they are always impressed and ask to go back the next time they are in town!

Goin' Coastal - Canton
Responded on September 10, 2021

Phil Thank you so much for your recommendation. We love what we do and glad that it shows!

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BrentB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally had my favorite fish amberjack. Great meal great service

FAQs

Goin' Coastal - Canton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (770) 479-3737.

Goin' Coastal - Canton is rated 4.7 stars by 2287 OpenTable diners.

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.