Beetlecat

4.6
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862 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Featuring raw oysters and fresh seafood with international influences from executive chef Andrew Isabella, BeetleCat is a trendy restaurant and bar in Atlanta’s Inman Park neighborhood. The menu transports you to the New England coast at the upstairs dining room and oyster bar, while the downstairs Den lends itself to a 70s surf shack. Enjoy fresh air on one of the two patios, both upstairs and downstairs. BeetleCat is open nightly for dinner and offers 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 late night menu and a live DJ.
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S
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great time eating at the bar. Calamari was very tasty. Shrimp Suso was just ok. However our server/bartender Talia was fantastic! Overall a great experience.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, great server

A
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and cocktails were delicious We enjoyed the variety of oysters to share around the table. The coconut pie and salmon poke were especially delicious. Our server was very informed and attentive. We will definitely be back!

b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable experience!!!

DJ
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was great! I highly recommend the donut fried chicken sandwich for brunch alongside the waffle fries. Our waiter wasn’t the friendliest, but we were serviced and everything came out correct, so can’t complain!

V
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Waiter was quite great!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love fried bread !!!!!!! And spicy noodle !!!!!!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lobster roll

SG
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Oyster HH has limited options but dish was fresh and sauces were nice. Rest of the menu is tapas style with very incomplete options. Not a place to go for dinner - good place for drinks with friends and shareables. Wasn’t crazy about food or drink options - will just be an oyster HH option for me. Optimist, Watchman’s are both better

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the lobster roll.. delicious!! Donuts are amazing as well.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as usual. One of my favorite brunch places

k
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, amazing food & cocktails. Easy to share with group. Will definitely be back.

SO
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and food. Started with a Salty Dog cocktail and enjoyed a Thai shrimp dish. Service was pleasant and very attentive. Food is “family style” so portions are large. Between the 3 of us, we could have ordered two entrees and been satisfied. This was my best meal in Atlanta and I highly recommend. I live in Nashville and there’s nothing like Beetlecat here locally. Thank you for the enjoyable dining experience Beetlecat!

LF
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

It was freezing during our visit. We wore our jackets the entire time, kind of awkward. Waitress was a little all over the place and brought wrong plates. We had amazing food none the less and a great date night!!

AM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good lobster roll $30. Ok Salmon Poke bowl. The octopus dish was just ok.

G
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

.Oysters were great but the entrees seemed hastily thrown-together and unevenly-cooked.

s
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun hang out.. food good.. service fun ... fellow diners friendly.. great time great ambiance.. will go again superb atmosphere

PF
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Lobster rolls are delicious.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect!!!!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food!

GT
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always really good! We save Beetlecat for special occasions.

MK
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite places for a casual drink, seafood, small bites or just for a fun place to bring company. I highly recommend trying everything on the menu.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my wife to Beetlecat for her birthday dinner. We had been to the Den a few times but had never eaten in the dining room upstairs until now. The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. He also brought me my wine to the Den when I snuck off to write in her birthday card. Instead of the usual giant dessert most restaurants bring you after you’re already stuffed, our waiter brought us a pre-dinner shot with our drinks. The menu was primarily seafood as you’d expect for a restaurant named after a boat. A few Thai inspired dishes. The standout dish for me was the butternut squash with onion fonduta cheese. A great appetizer to split with someone else (it’s a whole butternut squash).

m
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Beetlecat! Great food, friendly service and beautiful decor / vibe. Love how it’s trendy but no one is stuck up!

V
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Service was outstanding!

J
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience, fantastic service, unique food choices, a fun night.

SK
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Roll is what they're famous for and for good reason.

CK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Just wasn’t impressed with the fusion menu. Didn’t care for the items we ordered and shared. The roasted squash was the biggest disappointment. Sounded good but presented terribly. And lacked flavor or seasoning unless you ate the cheese end. The mussels were gritty (sand) and not cleaned well either. The garlic bread served with the mussels was saturated in butter and very unappetizing. Sorry not sorry that I wasn’t a fan of this place. Heard the lobster roll was decent but I’m not a fan of mayonnaise so I would never bother to try.

c
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beetlecat is one of those rare restaurants where you would be comfortable in jeans or dressed for the theater. Notwithstanding the come-as-you-are vibe, the service is absolutely high class. The servers and hosts always seem to be there when you need something - whether a dropped napkin or a fresh drink, but they're never intrusive. The drinks are creative and delicious, and the wine list is quality. If you like spicy, try the shrimp sugo. The butternut squash is the literal best I've ever had (it's a large squash that can be shared by 4-6, btw). And the miso glazed collar is delicate, but filling. Beetlecat is my favorite restaurant in the area.

j
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and service

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was good but service was lacking. Our server didn’t come back to check on us. I was in need of a coffee refill and she never even bothered to come back ask. I had to ask another server to get a refill. In addition she brought out 1 small single serving creamer for 3 people drinking coffee at a table which we all requested cream. The food however was delicious.

KP
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing lobster roll. Explosive flavors, very impressive.

Z
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to grab seafood and less than the Optimist

OT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal with family curated by Kelsey who was thoughtful, attentive and an expert on the cuisine. All the stars.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Food was AMAZING! Service was sub par at best.

FS
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great we will be back soon

OT
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and vibe

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious: oysters, fried nam bread, butternut squash and of course, the lobster roll.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were outstanding, our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for a fun date night!

HS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was beautiful, best selection of oysters I've seen in a long time. Wait staff also on point...there when you needed her, not interrupting when you didn't. Can't wait to go back.