Beetlecat

4.6
542 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.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Spend Valentine's Day with us on Beetlecat's Love Boat either on under our sails upstairs or below deck in the Den. We'll be taking reservations for both with a pre-fixe menu curated by Executive Chef Andrew Isabella for $65/person.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

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KR
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! The tuna tartare was very good. Kale salad was awesome!

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KC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Second time there. Food was fantastic as expected, but this time around the service was merely so-so, even bordering on bad (& when considering price point, it was definitely bad service.) Waiter (Hank?) seemed to forget about us for a period of time, drinks went empty w/out refilling - had to flag down different wait staff to get a refill, our waiter failed to mention that it was oyster "happy hour" <- specials on oysters, my wife loves her oysters and it was her birthday,so it would've been nice to hear from our waiter, rather than overhear from another waiting explaining it to a different table. Given the poor service, it was difficult to enjoy overall. But again, the food was superb.

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

Try everything. Sometime you don’t know what you’ll love until you taste it! We were group of 8. And it was amazing

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A
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing lobster roll with service to match from the kitchen to the hostess.

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LH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The decor in this restaurant is really cool and with all the windows it's open and inviting. The food was excellent!! We went for their donut brunch and let me tell you their donuts are really good!! My friends and I had a great time and we will definitely be back!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect - food and service were top notch!

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NS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambiance and decor! Makes for a cute dinner where it feels intimate without being too under each other. Staff was very knowledgeable and attentive. The Collar grouper is AMAZING! Would definitely recommend. Also had the shrimp noodle dish which was ok. Also tried the mashed potatoes with spinach which was a good accompanying item. Wish the menu had a few more options but overall great place for a date or just to grab a drink.

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AB
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was amazing. The restaurant wasn’t over crowded and the service was so top notch. Our waitress was incredibly knowledgeable of the menu and helped us pick out some really yummy donuts! The price is more than fair for the high quality food served. We will be back!

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A
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and so was the service. Strong drinks...great atmosphere and great location!

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CA
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Lobster roll is a must!

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KN
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! We loved it! The food was excellent, our server knowledgeable, professional and very nice, and the restaurant is beautiful! This is the perfect date night spot!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best seafood in ATL.

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d
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Initially looking at the menu Beetlecat seemed a pretty okay place. When I asked my waiter Jake to really tell me about the menu they way we described the features of the menu really made me excited. All the menu options are sharable. My friend and I selected the salt and pepper squid for appetizer and shrimp sugo and moqueca stew. The shrimp sugo had a bit of a kick but I would not say that it was overly spicy. The broth of the moqueca stew was awesome. I have not been able to stop thinking of this Beetlecat since I left. I am thinking of upcoming special occasions so I can go again.

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A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal at Beetlecat for New Years Eve! The food is always amazing, but unfortunately we were seated an hour late (despite a confirmed reservation) and courses from the pre fixe menu came out at the same time, making the experience feel rushed. Understand it's a busy night but with precautions like requiring reservations and a pre fixe menu we expected it to run a little more smoothly! Regardless, the food and staff were amazing and I would recommend for any occasion, maybe just avoid the busier nights.

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o
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent NYE menu with excellent oyster selection and great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant!! Food was amazing. Service was impeccable. Had fun going to downstairs lounge after dinner

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the downstairs bar to the dessert, everything was top shelf. The food and ambience do not disappoint and the service is very attentive. Would recommend highly.

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LS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere at Beetlecat. It’s lively, but not so loud that you’re yelling across the table. We started with a pitcher of the Fish House Punch. Tasty, but not really a value with the pitcher. You probably get about 4 glasses out of it. The waiter recommended salt and pepper squid, but I would pass on that next time. Baked oysters had a buttery Parmesan crust, pretty good. I ordered the Lobster roll and my friend had the salmon and mashed potatoes. Salmon was excellent and the mashed potatoes were the best we’ve ever had. The lobster roll was good, but had too much mayo. The chips that come with the lobster roll were surprisingly good, very well seasoned. Overall it was a great experience and I intend on returning.

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MB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good offering. The donuts were special. The patti labell sweet potato stood out as did the Levinstien (I think) with the apple filling and wht chocolate. Lobster roll was pricey but there is no water around here so. I had the steak and eggs, unfortunately it was cold. Get the steak sauce on the side I’d go back for dozen.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food - all the donuts were creative and delicious. Excellent brunch drinks.

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S
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My only complaint would be it was rather cold which made eating just a little uncomfortable, but other than that the food and service was awesome

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MM
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

Food was great. Service was terrible. 10-15 minutes every time a drink was ordered. Server never came to check on us so we had to flag we her down every time we wanted anything—even to ORDER. And when we asked about the status of our drinks, she would give us a different excuse that wasn’t her fault every time.

Food was great. Atmosphere was great. I will go back but hopefully have a better experience with service. They need a service overhaul.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, cool atmosphere, great food...quite an enjoyable evening.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice spot for a date night! They gave us the corner table and it was amazing.

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HH
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The doughnuts were great and defiantly ordering a bunch made it shareable and reasonably priced. Parking is a nightmare though but the nearby parking deck is inexpensive.

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E
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Salty dog was so good! I got the shrimp roll that was to die for too!!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lobster roll was a religious experience.

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BW
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lobster roll!

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AW
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Tried a Sunday evening which was a mixed bag. On the positive side, it was MUCH quieter than on a Saturday night we had previously attended. However, on the negative side, they had run out of lobster during the brunch that afternoon and the WHOLE reason we went there was for the lobster rolls. So, it was a big fail. Our server was very nice and gave us a free dessert to try to make up for the lack of lobster which did help a bit. Still, I'll never go on a Sunday evening again.

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CY
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Oysters were outstanding. The snapper with olive tapenade was exceptional. Great service.

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LD
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! Love the sharing plates that dominate the menu which are very ample for two people. Told them a birthday celebration and they comped a great chocolate cake dessert for the guest of honor. Just wish they would comp parking.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The lounge is really fu

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and experience every time, with an unbeatable atmosphere!

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I sure wasn’t feeling up to dinner. As I walked in, I commented to my lovely friend that I hoped they could make a Hot Toddy as I felt awful. By the time I got the table, the Host had overheard me at had a cup of hot water, lemon, and honey. Folks, that alone brings me back.

The food was adventurous and the oysters tasted wonderful. The staff was extremely attentive and gracious on a busy night. This was a gem of an evening and I’m really glad I made the effort out for fantastic food.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The menu wasn’t what we expected.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner and service was wonderful! We were celebrating a belated birthday and our server made the birthday boy feel very special by bringing out complimentary birthday shots and dessert. Very impressed with the effort!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent

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LM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed everything about My experience. I can’t wait to come back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic - especially our server, Anthony! We had oysters, bok choy, shrimp sugo, and the mussels. Every bit of it was awesome ... but the broth with the mussels killed it - especially with the perfectly light toast to soak it up. And Anthony noticed how much we enjoyed the toast, so he brought us a little extra. Now that’s service! We also had the coconut pie, on Anthony’s recommendation. Glad we listened! And we noticed that the staff all helped each other out - making sure we had water, delivering food, and clearing plates. Great work all around!

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GG
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If you are a seafood lover and enjoy fresh seafood this the place for you. My date enjoyed her experience so we will be back.

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