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About Goin' Coastal - Virginia Highland

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!

1021 Virginia Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Southern

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
North Highland

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 941-9117

Website:
http://goincoastalseafood.com/

Parking Details:
We offer free parking just down the street at Highland Hardware. Our spots are free to you, the guest and are clearly marked.

Executive Chef:
Zach Kell

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

GOIN'COASTAL features 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. Treat your guests to a dining experience that is delicious and executed with the earth in mind.

Goin' Coastal - Virginia Highland Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

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4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Healthy (7)
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined a day ago

Excellent service, outstanding food

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined a day ago

We had a great time. Everything is the best!

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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

We ordered the baked oysters which were very good. I ordered the low country boil and my girlfriend ordered the stuffed chicken. They served my girlfriends meal to the table next to us. It took around 15 minutes for her food to get to our table, but it was very good and they took care of our entrees and gave her a free drink. The food was very good and our server was very nice and apologetic.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Very good. My wife and I enjoyed it immensely. Great place for a special Valentine dinner. Service very good as well

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 4 days ago

Exceeded our expectations. Very casual, comfortable atmosphere and the seafood was better than most more expensive places we've been. We started with the calamari and it was lightly breaded and cooked perfectly...so tender. We each chose from their fresh catches. She had the Arctic char in their Autumn preparation and she loved it. I had the stripped bass in their Coastal preparation, along with a side of pimento cheese grits, and it was seasoned and cooked perfectly. Our server was very attentive and helpful with our menu choices. We will be back soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and food, inexpensive bottle of wine, but small overpriced portions.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 5 days ago

I took my girlfriend here on a date the day BEFORE Valentines because it was actually the one year anniversary of our first date, so that seemed like a way to celebrate both occasions at once. We sat near the open kitchen next to a window, and it was a romantic setting for our meal and evening. The staff was very attentive, the food was fabulous and fresh, and the atmosphere casual and fun but also perfect for dressing up. We'll definitely go back again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

So loud that you can’t hear the person across a tiny table, packed in like sardines. We could hear every word of the conversations on each side of us. Had to wait about 10 mins for any service. Fish was good and fresh, but atmosphere was awful and cheap feeling. We don’t feel the need to return.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went here years ago (~7 years) and loved it. Went this weekend and was honestly quite disappointed and underwhelmed! Ordered the yellowtail tuna miso-style. Miso style was advertised as having bok choy and mixed vegetables, but when I was served, only had raw spinach randomly sprinkled in. Texture was strange and taste was off. The lobster mac and cheese side was basically just mac and cheese with a tiny bit of lobster... another disappointment for a $12 side. Restaurant wasn't busy at all as we had an early reservation, but still seemed to take entirely too long for waitress to bring drinks and extra condiments that were requested. Had to remind the waitress for things that we had requested. Ambiance was great as were the oysters - but for a meal over $120 for two, was very underwhelmed. :(

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was awesome! Loved the liw country boil and shrimp and grits.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This past weekend was the second visit to Goin Coastal that our baked oyster appetizer was served cold. Additionally, I had steamed mussels for my dinner which were served room temperature. The manager compted the baked oysters and I didn’t bother to complain about the mussels. So disappointing because the food here use to be so good. Not sure we will return.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Always love going to this spot. It’s good every time and my wife really enjoys getting the lobster Mac and cheese. Sweet waitresses.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We went for a casual night out.
We have dined here before and the food was great.
Tonight the food was awful. It was so salty we couldn't eat it.
The entre's came when we had just gotten the salads.
The entire dinner was a disaster.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Got seated right away, nice funky ambience, server was knowledgeable & friendly, although she was pretty busy. Appetizers, calamari was pretty typical, nothing special or different, Chesapeake oysters were good, although overpriced (dozen raw oysters, $28); main entrees were very good, especially the Coastal seasoned Mahi; my wife’s fried seafood platter was heavy on the French fries; dessert (creme brûlée ) was delicious. I thought $8 for a draft (Tropicalia) was a bit much as well.
Overall, we had a nice meal but for over $200 (including tip) for three of us (total two glasses of wine, two beers), I thought it was overpriced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We sat at the bar; Melissa and Jeff were great behind the bar. They knew the food and liked the food. Refreshing to not just get a "everything is good" canned response. The fish was fresh and delicious. The arugala and crab salad was amazing. The atmosphere was relaxing. It was the perfect place for a Friday dinner after a long hard week. We'll be back!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 1, 2018

If you appreciate excellent seafood, this place should be near the top of your list for Atlanta dining.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great service and delicious food!
Friendly neighborhood gathering place!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food and service. Pricey for what you get.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Shrimp primavera was pretty good. Service was excellent...drinks were very well blended

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Small celebration. Wife ordered the lobster special. It was amazing. Great attentive service. Not intrusive

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 21, 2018

First time here. Excellent choice. The food was oustanding. Chipotle collard greens were as good as I have ever had, The fish was fresh and awesome. Our server Terry was very attentive and knowledgable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Really enjoy having dinner here, food is always great

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Tried it for it’s great reviews on Yelp. Noted a Birthday when the reservation was made on Open Table with no acknowledgement. Parking is tough. Should have ordered a different entree. Service was excellent.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Reservation through Open Table for 7:30pm. Didn’t get seated until 8:30pm. Waited at bar where the service was terrible just to get pre dinner drinks. Food was fine but the wait and poor bar service will make me rethink this restaurant.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great Fish selection, nice casual dining experience with a cozy environment!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Great selection of fresh fish with several options for preparation

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Love this place. Food is excellent. Wait staff is attentive and knowledgeable. We've been several times and every time the food has been delicious. Nice casual atmosphere and not too noisy (you can carry on a conversation). We would highly recommend this establishment. Worth the drive.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Cozy, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food! Went for a birthday dinner and would go back and try different items!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Everything we ordered was salty. Service was shoddy from the beginning. Way overpriced for experience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 10, 2018

There were 3 of us at dinner and every item was delicious. Our group started with the oysters, then we also had the special which was the Ginger Salmon, Blackened Snapper, and 'Coastal' Trout with pimento cheese grits. Every plates was completely clean at the end of the dinner. Meal was incredible and service was great, we will all be dining here again!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent experience for our date night. Food was excellent. Service was very good. Enjoyed and would go back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Birthday Friday night out. Looking for good lobster dinner and this was the place.
Surprised with a wonderful birthday dessert that two of us could not finish.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, relaxed neighborhood atmosphere, excellent wait staff. Thanks for a great evening.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I read the great reviews and my time at Goin Costal far exceeded my expectations. Exceptional service and ambiance. I will definitely be back

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went on New Year’s Eve. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess. Our server was also friendly and attentive. The food is, in my opinion, the best seafood in town! The atmosphere is very relaxed, not pretentious at all! We had a great time!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Always superb food. Scallop and swordfish specials were excellent!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food and service were great. I would definitely go here again.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I love the sustainability effort and we enjoyed our meal. Only complaint is the creme brulee was not congealed all the way through - soupy just below the top. My husband ate it anyway the taste was so good 😊 We will be back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We ordered the Scottish Salmon special that came with risotto and broccoli and the Scampi Primavera. We started with a fried calamari app that was outstanding. The menu was a little confusing as there are also 4 ways you may have your fish prepared. We weren’t sure about how the Scottish Salmon was going to be prepared - it was none of the four. When you say Scampi I automatically think of shrimp. The Scampi Primavera was vegetarian in nature - if you wanted shrimp it had to be added. No problem. Our waitress was helpful with explanations. We were impressed with the variety of seafood and fish offered. They have a sustainable fish creed that they follow. The tables in the dining room are quite close together. No worries unless you are discussing a sensitive subject.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent dinner of Redfish with coastal seasonong, cooked to perfection.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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