Beetlecat

4.6
655 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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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service and fresh delicious food There is also a good variety. Moqueqa stew really stands out

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S
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, Awesome place, awesome staff. We went for Sunday brunch and everything was really good.

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Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a great meal celebrating our 30th anniversary.

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Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! I recommend the tiki torch (my fav)!

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Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nailed it again! We have been here a couple times and it is outstanding! Service, and food....10 out of 10!

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ND
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch we have ever had! Our party was seated immediately when we arrived, the donuts were delicious, our entire party loved their meal. The staff was stellar. I’ll be back for another lobster roll soon!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Highly recommended restaurant, good experience just didn’t live up to the hype!

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M
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is so much fun, both upstairs and downstairs. The food was superb. The red fish is to die for. We sat at the bar and it was an extra treat to watch the food being prepared in the Esteban. 10 thumbs up!!!

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JE
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good service, friendly staff
Loved oysters, coconut pie, and wings
Liked squid, salmon spread, lobster roll
No a fan of curry fried rice

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JS
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved the donut brunch. Service was a touch slow, but we'd chalk that up to Mother's Day. Highly recommend the pork floss donut, as well as the puttanesca breakfast.

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RH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in ATL, great service and fantastic food. Can't go wrong.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good brunch offering.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! The lobster rolls are one of the very best I’ve ever had (including those from Boston and Maine!).
Salmon dip was amazing!! We ordered several dishes to share that were absolutely superb!

Our waitress was knowledgeable, attentive, and so friendly!! We will definitely be back!

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BJ
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Prefect environment, food was wonderful and staff was amazing, made sure we had everything we needed. Definitely will be back.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food was delicious. Best eggs Benedict I’ve ever had in my life!

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AB
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this place is absolutely amazing. My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary. We were treated so kindly and were even given champagne at the end of our meal. Everyone was so friendly and the lobster roll was out of this world. It's our new favorite place.

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Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! We had the brunch and the donuts are off the charts! We will definitely be back!

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j
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Will plan to visit again

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N
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Kelsey gave us excellent service. Crawfish were good (not quite as good has New Orleans) but I enjoyed them. As always the oysters were excellent. We also had the calamari & cucumber salad which were good too. We will be back.

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DC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of five of us went today. It was fun, the food was excellent, and the drinks were even better. Had a blast and will come back. 😃😃

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CL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday so my family (including a toddler and a 90 year old) dined al fresco for brunch. The servers were patient, efficient, and kind. The food was excellent and they served a complimentary doughnut with candles as a surprise.

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JM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is unique, adventurous and beautifully prepared and presented. High quality.

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b
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It is consistently delicious food in a fun environment. Can’t go wrong there

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MH
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience, loved the food, Ivana was an amazing server for us! Will definitely recommend to everyone I know.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience! From the start the adorable hostess was fantastic-friendly and accommodating. Our server was great. And the food—ahhhhhh! The salt and pepper squid was perfectly delicious! When offered calamari another night during the week. We opted out to keep the squid memory fresh!! The shrimp sugo — wow! It was on fire!! Both in heat and taste!! Drinks were on point as was the champagne sorbet treat for a birthday was a specialty to remember! Perfect patio dinner for a celebration!!

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N
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we went for Brunch and it was Awesome! Everything we ordered was amazing. Must try the donuts!

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j
New Orleans
40 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We took in the Donut Brunch. If you like bacon you must have the King Curtis. It will make you a believer: bacon is good for me, too! The Lobster Rolls & the Green Eggs & Ham were both amazing. The cocktail offerings were also outstanding. On the porch for a beautiful Spring morning, Beetlecat was the perfect spot for a Sunday brunch in Inman Park.

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SW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant! The late night full menu was greatly appreciated.

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MB
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 4ambience 1

Restrooms were a disaster. No one was cleaning them nor noticing that people that were coming in from the festival and not patrons of the restaurant were using the facilities. There was blood on the paper towels that were stacked on the sink. No toilet paper. Won’t be going back.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pico de Shrimpo, oysters, and lobster roll were AMAZING! Definitely coming back.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic. But I redeemed by OpenTable points for $10 off and I do not think it was applied. I understand it was my fault not to bring it up but that's kind of a bummer...

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food, great service, beautiful setting. I definitely will be back. The oysters and lobster roll are to die for.

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Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
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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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
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 on April 21, 2019
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
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
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 on April 20, 2019
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 on April 20, 2019
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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