Automatic Seafood and Oysters

4.7
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Seafood

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ASO aims to blend fine dining with a friendly atmosphere where everyone is welcome, always. Our menu offers a variety of seafood dishes, featuring fish primarily sourced from the Gulf of Mexico, oysters from waters along the Southern and Eastern coastlines, as well as a selection of land-based produce and proteins.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RRR86
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Take out service only was outstanding. Excellent service with prompt delivery to car. Outstanding food with exceptional quantity of servings. My wife and I will be back, both for take-out and to eat-in at end of pandemic.

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vipErikaV
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite!

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DavidJ
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to visit Automatic. Food was superb and service outstanding. Highly recommend

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vipSTUARTF
Jacksonville
77 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!

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JohnW
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best scallops ever & the Korean BBQ collard greens were fantastic as well. Very easy to see why Automatic Seafood is up for the James Beard award for most outstanding restaurant.. they are very deserving.

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vipWayneS
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Very responsive. Meal was a little slow, but they acknowledged it and when it arrived it was hot.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I had the swordfish with XO sauce. Wow. The fish was cooked perfectly but the XO sauce made the whole dish really impress.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our first experience at Automatic Seafood & Oysters. The staff was very friendly and we were seated and served our entree within 15 minutes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exception food and service I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Carman
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Service was slow, almost 45 minutes before food server
No interaction with server in the time except when he brought wine
Food was well prepared and tasty

Noise level too loud to have a conversation, would not consider a place to go for a date or special occasion

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious; however the service was excellent. Our server went above and beyond to share her favorite meals and why she enjoyed them. She was attentive and made our dinner a more pleasant experience.

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vipJFEllis
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Fabulous food!

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vipRobertA
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, flavorful meal in a cool and energetic atmosphere with impeccable service. Automatic is as good as it gets.

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vipMsRoz
Birmingham
32 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited the second time and felt so confident I invited a guest for a business meeting. They didn't disappoint at all. They refresh their menu and although I didn't see what I ordered just 3 weeks prior, I was delighted with the offering as they were enhanced. Except, I didn't try the grilled oysters because the set-up changed and it was featured with a chili rub or something and it sound way too spicy or pica for me. I can't judge it because I didn't order them but sometimes we just have to leave what is working just work! I will definitely be back, LOVED our server he was so personable, knowledgeable, and attentive. Great personality and he is a retired Marine!!!!! I will ask for his section every time, every time...catch that? I will certainly be back and look forward to the patio service they plan to begin closer to the Spring. Don't miss this new gem, reminds me of being back home in LA or just down I-20 in the "places to be" ATL eatery scene. Great job!!!!!

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Channing
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely as always. All employees were as polite as possible and we had a lovely time.

My only complaint is that the restaurant is very loud just from other patrons talking with almost no sound absorption within the main dining area. Black acoustic foam is not expensive, would hide in the rafters very well, and would deaden a lot of that noise.

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edrak
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were excellent. Open doors to the lawn was very nice setting.

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AngelaT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Automatic is a lovely space and a perfect place for Sunday Brunch!

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Sandy
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and attention to every detail were superb. This was our 1st time to eat there and had heard wonderful things, but we were so impressed with the quality of the food! Will definitely go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Somewhat limited brunch menu but quality offerings. I felt the crab component of the ham quiche was undersold - it was the star and really made this dish stand out. My companions were very pleased with their dishes: bbq shrimp & grits and steak biscuit. I thought the coffee was superior.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very unique.

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vipangieh
Nashville
42 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Went with a friend for a girls night out. Really wanted to fall in love with this place, however, it was somewhat disappointing. We started with a cocktail and a nice bottle of wine (both were great). We ordered a dozen oysters,, fish cheeks and the beet salad. All were great. For the main entree, we had the swordfish and the snapper on the half shell. Both dishes were salty, but the swordfish was not edible and completely dry. The service and ambiance were fantastic. Will give it another try, but was disappointed.

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CourtneyG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Favorite date night experience so far! Food was wonderful!

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KimWhit
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although I wasn't able to join them for dinner, my Saturday afternoon lunch was excellent. The Shrimp and Grits, to die for! Cannot wait to get back to Bham and get in for dinner. Easy parking, great vibe, awesome food and service. Way to go Automatic! Your name lived up to its reviews.

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vipJamesM
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Automatic at least 3 times and the food and service has been absolutely awesome. Chef Adam and his wife Suzanne are wonderful people and their addition to the Birmingham restaurant scene is truly welcomed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome brunch

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JTF7
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best meal we’ve had in a long time!

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viplnr1
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Waited over an hour for entree which was not hot.
Manager made it right and removed it from check. Very good customer service.
Second entree was great

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vipMicheleN
Charleston
71 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the beet salad! We ate early at 5:30 but the vibe got even better around 6:30 when the lights went down. Wonderful food and beautiful atmosphere.

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JimL
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Noise level and somewhat distracting scurrying around of servers plus food being medium warm made for a very disappointing evening

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Robert
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was okay, but nothing amazing. The waitstaff was awesome. The table (reserved several weeks in advance) was super tiny for three people. We had logistical trouble with the dishes fitting on the table.

My advice would be to say 4 people and maybe you'll get a better table.

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vipPerk
Boise
33 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. The only downside for me was the noise level, which made it difficult to have a conversation. Our meals were creative and tasty. The roast oysters and yeast rolls were the best I’ve ever had. The pavlova dessert is to die for. My dining partner had the cake, which was also very good but not as refreshing as the citrus pavlova. Inventive drinks and a nice selection of wines are a plus. Our waiter was superb as well. I will definitely return when visiting Birmingham.

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MarshaM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed our evening beginning to end. Already recommended and will definitely return

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JamesL
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb seafood, deft, professional service.

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vipMolly
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out with friends! Everyone's enjoyed their meal and service was spot on.

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vip5thtimediner
Birmingham
27 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great as always. Jonathan was attentive and helpful. Perfect server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience will make it a monthly trip

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Emily
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Birmingham!! Love the food, atmosphere, and staff! Always a treat to dine here.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience! Love it and will return!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience2

The food was Fine. The restaurant was overrated. I’m not a fan of sitting on a couch with a stranger to eat dinner. The server was subpar.

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Bama58
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fabulous dining experience! The fish was incredibly fresh and had a mixture of wonderful flavors from the mushrooms. The side of roasted carrots was just spicy enough for any palate. Wonderful server too!

FAQs

Automatic Seafood and Oysters offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 580-1600.

Automatic Seafood and Oysters is rated 4.7 stars by 724 OpenTable diners.