Beetlecat

4.6
622 reviews
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Seafood
Featuring raw oysters and fresh seafood with international influences, BeetleCat is a trendy, upscale bar, lounge and restaurant in Atlanta’s Inman Park neighborhood. Step aboard and be transported to a seaside fish camp at the upstairs dining room and oyster bar, dine below deck in the Den for 70s surf shack vibes or get some fresh air on one of the two patios.

BeetleCat is open nightly for dinner, serves lunch on Fridays and offers Donut Brunch in the Den on Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy Oyster Happy Hour all night on Mondays and during limited hours Tuesday through Friday, or stop in for Late Night on Friday and Saturday for a special menu and a live DJ. Menu highlights include seasonal crudos, lobster roll, udon noodle with spicy shrimp sugo, moqueca fish stew and Bev’s clam strip burger, all served alongside tiki cocktails.
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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Noted with reservation it was a birthday but no acknowledgement was made with a greeting or anything. Had a dozen various oysters - mostly good but not as plump as prior visits. Ordered kale salad with feta and strawberries which sounded good but came out with no feta and so salty we couldn't eat it. It was covered in a heavy-hand of rock salt with more salt in the dressing. Instead of throwing $13 out the window, we decided to ask if we could get another one with the dressing on the side. The replacement was field greens, not kale, (like we don't know what kale looks like) and still no feta. Had to ask for flatware, which the nice hostess ended up getting for us, yet was called out by our waitress that she was handling it. (You shouldn't have to sit and wait for your fork as you stare at your food.) Lobster rolls were great as always. Recommend skipping the salad course and cross your fingers for an accommodating waitress. Enjoy the lobster!

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. I had the lobster roll. Being from MA I know good and bad lobster rolls. It was excellent. Not the traditional hot dog buns but you don't miss it due to a bun buttered and toasted to perfection. Oysters on the half shell from MA. Clean and fresh flavor. Good burgers great flash fry waffle fries. Cool 70's feel bar downstairs. Can't wait to go back.

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K
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dined at Beetlecat on Easter Sunday, but despite the holiday, our service and food selections were outstanding! Our party of 4 started with a selection of raw oysters, differing in brininess, salinity, size and location. Delicious. One party member had a roasted oyster tasting, which was NOT shared, but reportedly tasty. Cocktails are inventive and fun. Shared the lobster roll, which was reasonably priced for 5 ounces, along with a BLT salad . Great combo. Other entree choices included the double cheeseburger with waffle fries. Most impressive was our server, who checked in with us frequently, and shared her oyster knowledge! Great meal and ambience; we'll be back.

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JM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SUCH amazing lobster rolls and a great selection of wine and cocktails

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

First time experience. Very good. My guests and I plan to return. The only downside was our table near the door that provided a constant shot of cold outside air every time someone came in and out - and this is a busy restaurant. This, however, was not enough to offset the fare and service.

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SW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff and managers at Beetlecat took such good care of me and my party of 12 for my birthday dinner! They went out of their way to accommodate a large party of its size and even went out to get propane for their warmers since the weather got down into the 40’s and we were on the patio. They even brought out some birthday shots for my group with candles on it! Food was excellent and our server took amazing care of us!! I will definitely be back!! Thank you!

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SY
Savannah
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beetlecat is amazing! We can’t wait to go back.

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AS
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great Monday oyster happy hour!

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b
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stephen is an excellent engaging server.. food was fabulous and he guided us on the new creations.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, I walked in with a mean face, and not really in the mood to talk. Sat down ordered in a timely manner, ordered and received my food. My waiter cane to check on me twice, when finished he asked how was my food. I explained it was good. He asked why such a long face then I proceeded to explain I just had gallbladder removal and I still was in pain and not feeling well, the waiter express his sympathy and later returned with a coconut pie and hoped I felt better soon. Service like this is so refreshing and made me feel better than I did when I first walked in.

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J
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seaside vibe, and great food. Went on a Friday, and it was a bit busy but pleasant. Recommend guest check their final bill especially when ordering many items. An error was made, which we didn’t catch until after paying and leaving. When the management learned of the error, they promptly refunded the overcharge

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SK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The food was not anything more than seaside seafood at twice the price and half the portion.
I'd stick with The Atlanta Fish Market. VERY Limited menu that left a lot to be desired.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Server was a bit slow given the lack of how busy they were. Still great brunch and Atmosphere.

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a
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Went to brunch for a birthday weekend kickoff at the Inman Park location, food and service were just okay. This is not Ford Fry's best, hit up the Optimist instead.

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A
Sacramento
31 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun experience, good service, great drinks. A little pricey for portion sizes. The baked oysters were mostly a vehicle for butter and other toppings...didn't really taste the oysters much.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Food and service was amazing!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It was my boyfriend’s birthday

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great. Seated near door which key cold air in constantly. No validation for parking😩

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RC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered 4 plates, as they are served family style. We ordered the Kimchi Beef Eggrolls, Tuna Tartare, Lobster Roll, and the Blue Crab with Garlic Noodle.
*EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING!*

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster rolls are a must! This place is going to be one of my regular spots.

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KI
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there not knowing what to expect but were pleasantly surprised the food selection was great and the service was outstanding. We will definitely go back

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Two words...lobster roll!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food (unique selection and not a single bad order) and great service. Will definitely come again.

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KD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I had a 6:15 reservation, and my date was running a little late. When she finally arrived it was well after the reserved time, but the hostess sat us immediately anyway. After about 15 minutes our server still had not greeted us. I got the attention of another server and she took our drink order. 5 minutes later our drinks arrived with finally our server, she introduced herself and took our food order. She only came back to check on us 3times in 2hrs. ,but she found time for her other tables. Everything was great except our server!

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B
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The food and ambiance were great, but the service was poor.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Showed up on a whim as we explored the area and had a late lunch/early dinner on a Saturday evening. Not too busy inside but apparently the patio was packed. Food was incredible and the ambiance was great - but the service was very slow and not very welcoming.

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U
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was a bit concerned about where to go in Atlanta - first trip - amazing place very cool, great service downstairs even better in quieter upstairs (I’m in my 40s) so old!

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PH
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a special place and one of our favorites. We love bring visitors here for the tasty cocktails, great oysters, awesome food. The lobster roll and salt and pepper squid are a must try!!!

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Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I particularly liked the smaller plates. They were interesting and tasted. Unfortunately for me, they offered very few main dishes that are gluten free, a requirement. I thought the ambiance was a bit stark for the price point. I will certainly be back for more of the intros.

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DP
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Very, very cheap ingredients for an arm and a leg. Service is average, won't recommend or return.

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CN
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious oysters and salmon. Highly recommended both.

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LN
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best egg rolls I've ever had in my life :-). First time there - nice oyster selection, loved the lobster style oysters from Prince Edward Island. The cauliflower was great. The ribs tasty, the spaghetti squash meh and the clams meh. But that's after having the best clams ever on Prince Edward Island last year. Overall very good experience.

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KA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Shrimp Sugo was way too spicy to eat and there was no warning/indication of it’s spiciness. Oysters and lobster roll were delicious.

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DS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lively place in a 'happening' area with fantactic food, especially the oysters. Service was spot on! They even brough us a nice dessert for my daughter's birthday. Highly recommend!

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e
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Beetle cat has is a lovely restaurant however I must say some of the food fell flat to me aside from the tuna oysters and lobster I wasn’t too impressed with the food besides the three listed there wasn’t anything that I truly loved maybe I was getting the wrong thing things the chefs on a talent level are Phenomenal the calamari was perfectly cooked but was breaded in a way I just couldn’t feel a lot of the flavor profiles of dish were experimental which is fine however none of them truly stuck with me

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great shared plates for a group

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AM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The "Collar" fish we got was all bone... was told hardly any bones and didn't get much fish off of it! Waiter was slow. But loved the inside

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A
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love Beetlecat. Food is great and service is super attentive! And I adore the Royal Hawaiian cocktail!

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c
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

we thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the highland st. patio watching passersby. great people watching spot, and the service and food were fantastic.

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A
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oh my word!!! Fun AND the food was awesome. Hello Lobster Roll!! Server Kevin was 5 star too.

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