Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar

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Seafood
Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar offers a seasonal menu of chef driven sustainable seafood centered around a live wood fired grill and oyster bar. We don’t just talk about sustainability, we are leading the effort as the first restaurant in Georgia to be an official partner of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program. We are committed to procuring the highest quality sustainable seafood available ensuring a viable future of our oceans for generations to come.
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Ring in the New Year in style at Drift as we celebrate with a Roaring 20's themed fun filled extravaganza complete with balloon drop and champagne toast! We are featuring a $79 four course menu with optional wine pairings for $29 additional, plus tax and gratuity.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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LF
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table of 4 each had delicious dinners. From oyster starters through dessert.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 9 hours ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are so glad you had a great time with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good. My wife finally order a dish that was better than mine. She order the smoked salmon dish with mashed potatoes and I ordered the pan seared grouper with tomatoes butter and Mac and cheese. The grouper was cooked perfectly but lacked spark with the paired sauce I chose. You can choose other sauces to pair with fish. The Mac and cheese was great. Overall I would go back. I chose the restaurant because my wife loves seafood. The app oysters were good but only came with 4, I would expect at least 8 for the price.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 12 hours ago

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We're glad you had a great time with us. Thank you for the feedback about the food. I will definitely share it with our culinary team. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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B
London
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say that in a couple of recent visits I felt that some areas were slipping however this is one of East Cobbs greatest assets and did not like to say, pleased to report that they are back on top new exciting menu options executed perfectly all coupled with exceptional service.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Brit, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We really appreciate your continuing loyalty. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious and great service!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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a
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall the dinner was good, but not great. Apparently, they changed the preparation and flavor of the grilled octopus, which make it only fair to good. While the server was great, the manager who came by and asked how our meal was seemed absolutely disinterested in our feedback, and essentially blew off our comments. Their seafood stew was very good but relatively small for its price. The crab fried rice was salty, but we had been warned that it was so offering it was our fault. There are better places for seafood.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Andrew, thank you for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift. We really appreciate your feedback. I've brought it to our culinary team's attention so they can make any needed changes. I sincerely apologize if you thought I was dismissive about your comments on the octopus. That was certainly not my intention. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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CB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our big disappointment was the octopus appetizer. Until now it was our favorite in ATL. Not any more. It had been cut up and served on top of something spicy, too spicy for my wife. The special that night was seafood platter. Disappointing. More a display of plates and bowls than actual food. 2 shrimp, 2 tiny pieces of fish and a seafood soup. Not what I picture when someone says platter. Wife did enjoy the grilled redfish she had.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Hello Charles, thank you so much for taking the time to review us here at Drift. We are deeply sorry about the food being well below our standard on your visit. I'd like to invite you back in for entrees on us so you can have the true Drift experience that was missing before. Let me know when you would like the reservation and I will handle it personally. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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AF
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have been twice now. It is ok...definitely not fantastic. I like the atmosphere and the servers are friendly and helpful.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 8, 2019

Hello Karin, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. From the 3 star rating we must have really dropped the ball on your visit and for that we sincerely apologize. If possible we would love to know what happened. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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TB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great value

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hello Toby, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My food was really good. I had the avacado toast. However,my friend got the hot chicken and waffles and the chicken was terribly overcooked. It was dry, tough and chewy. She ate a good bit of it because she was starving. I was really surprised because Drift ALEAYS has great food, this dish was terrible. We also told the server it was bad, and there was not much reaction.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 6, 2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us about your visit. Saying we take the food seriously at Drift would be an understatement, so it's disturbing to hear that we disappointed you. We apologize and would love to invite you back for entrees on us so you can have the true Drift experience that was lacking. Let me know when you'd like the reservation and I will handle it personally. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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SB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town family brunch

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hello Sandra, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are so glad you enjoyed your brunch with us. It's a major compliment to show us off to your relatives from out of town. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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H
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

After dining at Drift a couple times in the past and being very pleased, I was very disappointed in the food and the time it took to receive our food.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hello Harry, thank you for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift. To say we take the food seriously at Drift would be an understatement. We sincerely apologize for the food being substandard. I'd like to invite you back for entrees on us so you can have the true Drift experience that was lacking. Let me know when you would like the reservation and I will handle it personally. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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o
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Great staff

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hello Olga, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We're thrilled you had a great time with us. I will be sure to let the staff know how much you enjoyed your visit. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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L
Atlanta
141 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit and had a very pleasant experience. Smoked old fashioned was outstanding and wife loved her cosmo. Server was great, good explanations and was attentive. Grilled octopus was a little bland and a very small portion compared to similar version at other restaurants in Atlanta and elsewhere. Fried oyster dinner good but a little greasy. Wife ordered combination platter but got shrimp that ended up being fine and plenty of food. Server comped dessert for the mix up that was very nice. Will return, definitely want to try crab duck fat fried rice and have another smoked old fashioned.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hello David, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We really appreciate the feedback about the food. I will definitely bring it to our culinary teams attention so we can work on improving for your future visits. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was an excellent waiter. He was attentive and very accommodating. He made our experience memorable.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 3, 2019

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and Chris' service. I will be sure to relay your praise to him. We hope to see you again soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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d
Atlanta
111 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Drift was just not up to their usual excellence. The food was slow getting to the table (we blame the lack of someone in charge of getting the plates out - everyone was pitching in, but...)

While the food was good, the service was really lack luster.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 6, 2019

Hello Danielle, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift. We sincerely apologize for the disappointing service on Saturday. I have spoken with the server about the evening. We'd love to make it up to you on your next visit and take care of your entrees. Let me know when you'd like the reservation and I will handle it personally. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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RR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Nice atmosphere and fabulous food. My husband is very picky with his seafood and he loved this place.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Hello Rayan, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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A
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food but pricey for quantity.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 2, 2019

Hello Christian, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. Thank you very much for the feedback about the food. I will definitely relay your concerns to our culinary team. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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MA
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful service.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 2, 2019

Hello Michael, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We're thrilled you had a great time with us and look forward to seeing you visit us again soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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T
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Will be back soon!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 1, 2019

Hello Todd, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are thrilled you had a great experience with us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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AF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was for Steve’s birthday. Trey was our Server and he was great! Just the right level of attention and concern but not overwhelming. Hope to see him again! As always, the meal was great. Steve enjoyed the Scallops and I thought the tomato soup was really good!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 1, 2019

Hello Sherryl, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. Joining us for a special occasion like a birthday is the ultimate compliment. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and Trey's service. I will be sure to relay your praise to him. We always enjoy your visits and look forward to seeing you again soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar

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ES
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, food is superb! Service is terrific: Cameron is our new favorite!!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 1, 2019

Hello Edward, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We really appreciate the great review. I will be sure to let Cameron know how much you enjoyed his service. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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S
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Service was wonderful. Highly recommend!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 1, 2019

Hello Suzanne, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are so glad you had a great time with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends birthday

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 1, 2019

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are so glad you had a great time celebrating your friends birthday. It's a major compliment to choose us for a special occasion, which we really appreciate. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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SB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Staff were great. Food was good but some portions too small especially for the price. Lots potatoes small piece of fish.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 10, 2019

Hello Shelley, thank you very much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit. We really appreciate your feedback about the food. I'll definitely bring it to our culinary team's attention so that we can make any needed changes and improve for your future visits. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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KB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as well as the service. Ambiance was great. Definitely an enjoyable dining experience.

TL
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making our 39th Anniversary a night to remember. Thank you to our server Caleb and the rest of the great staff. We will definitely be back soon!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 1, 2019

Hello Tom, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. Joining us for a special occasion like an anniversary is a huge compliment. We are so glad you had a great time and enjoyed Caleb's service. I will be sure to relay your praise to him. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar

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MD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

The waiter was excellent However the five meals at our table Were all Surprisingly sub par disappointed in the food but the restaurant was nice and the waiter was very friendly and accommodating

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 1, 2019

Hello Sabrina, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift. We sincerely apologize for the substandard meals on your visit. I'd like to invite you back in for entrees on us so you can have the true Drift experience that was missing on Saturday. Let me know when you would like the reservation and I will handle it personally. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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e
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My wife raved about the scallops! She exclaimed it was impossible to describe how absolutely amazing and delicious they tasted. The server was Excellent! She was very knowledgeable, professional and appropriately attentive.
The “Wood Grilled Red Fish” served to me was not good. The taste was not right, plus the fatty rubbery texture and gray blue color of the serving was very unappealing. I did not express my dissatisfaction about the red fish as I did not want to interfere with my wife’s joy and pleasure of her meal. The key lime pie was also extraordinarily delicious.
We will return to Drift Fish House!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 1, 2019

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift. We sincerely apologize for the lackluster redfish on your visit. I'd like to take care of your entree on your next visit. Let me know when you would like a reservation and I will handle it personally. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar

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LC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't let the casual name fool you, Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar is a classy place to dine. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is relaxed yet elegant. One of our favorites!

MC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I were visiting Atlanta from Baltimore. Drift was a recommendation from a local. Coming from Baltimore, we know good seafood. Drift was excellent! We’ll definitely visit again.

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trey at the bar took excellent care of us. Came in for a quiet anniversary dinner and every staff member made sure to tell us Happy Anniversary, even gave us a special menu. Food was perfect, the seafood is exceptional and fresh and the chef is very creative. Great spot.

OT
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

WOW! When we made the reservation I let them know it was our anniversary. We had a special Happy Anniversary menu, our server was the BEST, so were the food runners. Now, for the food...OMG! One of the most outstanding restaurants we have visited in GA. We received a complimentary app which was the cured bourbon salmon. Delicious. We ordered a dozen oysters which were huge. Then we had a lovely gem salad. I had the Maine oysters and my hubs, the redfish. Everything delicious. Then, to our surprise a complimentary dessert too! This place went above and beyond any of our expectations. I am ashamed to say I forgot our waiters name, but he was outstanding. Thank you Drift House, for helping make our anniversary a great dining experience.

CJ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and food was amazing. We celebrated Wife’s birthday and the even surprised us with a sweet treat at the end

MA
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious 3 course Asian special. Wait staff were right on target with service.

DR
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their new French Toast with apple toppings is AMAZING!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great host great food!

E
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We would just have preferred if they had seated the enormous group of children literally anywhere else but beside us...

JC
Milwaukee
11 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great atmosphere....we ate outside and it was perfect. The food is exceptional. Not easy to find great sea food---this is one of the best places! recommend to anyone....drinks were interesting as well if you like the hand crafted approach!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. This was our fourth time dining at Drift, and it has become one of our favorite spots.

OT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had guest from out-of-town. They loved the restaurant. Food was outstanding.