Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar

4.6
1468 reviews
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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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Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Waiter was excellent. Hostess named Grace Roberts was so rude and unprofessional that we almost left. She did not read our open table profile, gave two two different couples the quieter tables we had requested and she had denied, etc. However, waiter solved the issue, moved us to a quieter table. We thus stayed an enjoyed a wonderful meal.

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

Very nice Sunday brunch with good food and drinks. Relaxing vibe!

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n
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Harrison, did an excellent job to make sure we were taken care of and familiar with your dishes. He and Draft House exceeded expectation. We shall return.

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LW
Memphis
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit and the meal was amazing!! Appetizers to dessert....zero complaints! Great service from our waiter also. Nice atmosphere. Little pricey but hey....you can't take it with ya!!

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OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere of Drift is lovely. And so is the service. We had fish and chips , a nice big piece of cod, I think, served with amazing crispy French fries. Delicious. I ordered the lobster roll Connecticut style, which is warm with butter, and I substituted a “house salad” as described on the menu, for French fries. The salad was a disappointment though, because it was only some lettuce with a nondescript dressing. Nothing else. For $32 it was not worth it.

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FG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming here since it opened and have brought several friends and family as well. Guaranteed great food and service.

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KO
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drift is one of my favorite restaurants... excellent food and service. The day-to-day menu offers a wonderful variety of delicious dishes, and the creative specials never disappoint. Not to miss are the oysters (of course), parker house rolls, fresh fish, lobster roll (Connecticut style), and french fries (yes, they're THAT good). As with Drift's sister restaurants Seed and Stem, ownership and management have clearly spent time and effort to perfect food, service, and ambiance. Although I live in Brookhaven, I feel Drift is worth the hour drive in traffic!

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WC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were first class and even more so since this restaurant is not a ‘coat & tie’ venue. On a Wednesday night we saw shorts and jeans as well as suits. The pan-seared scallops were perfectly done, melt-in-your-mouth delicious. The chef’s choice prepared grouper appeared small when served but was more than sufficiently large by the end and was, well again, perfectly delicious. Our wait person served drinks, hors d’oeuvres, entrees and wine just in the right order and (believe it or not in an ATL restaurant) at the right time. Nothing too hot or too cold. We had a marvelous meal and evening. We will be back despite the 45 minute drive from north Atlanta.

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SZ
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER was superb; as was the ROASTED BEET Salad. KC was my server; she was EXCELLENT. And Chris, DRIFT Manager, always stops by to make sure we are enjoying our meal.

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DR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

This was our third meal at Drift - took Mrs R. there for Mother's Day. We had a 6:00 reservation, we were seated promptly at a window seat. The menu and wine list are nice - a little on the pricy side. My wife had the wood grilled Mahi - she really enjoyed it. I ordered the fisherman's platter, which was less successful due to service. It comes with a cup of clam chowder - it was well prepared but lukewarm. Not so cold as to send back, but no where close to hot. We didn't see the waitress until she came by to take the empty cup away. Same deal on the platter - it comes with fried fish, clams, oysters and shrimp - served over fries. I dug through the shellfish - not a piece of fish to be found. As I was near finishing, I grabbed the manager as he was passing by and asked him if I should have received fish with my meal. He indicated that I should have and he'd get me some from the kitchen. After a wait of about fifteen minutes he brought by two nice pieces. For a restaurant with a check over $100 for 2 (with wine) I'd expect at least one person to check on us during the meal. The waitress came to clear my plate and said "I heard you didn't get what you were supposed to. I had a customer last week get avocado toast with no avocado" like that fixed everything.. The food tasted good and nice atmosphere - they could have patched up a couple misses with decent service. I left a note for waitress (would have been nice if you checked on us) and still left 15% tip.

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

We chose the Brunch menu and the entrees were different and delicious. We all enjoyed our choices.

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J
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very good mother’s day lunch. Very good service.

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RL
Savannah
20 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day. Service was great food was delicious particularly the deviled eggs

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CH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I came for a Mother’s Day brunch. We had such a pleasant surprise when we walked to our table to see we had a private room! Our waiter was amazing! He was so kind and very attentive. The entire restaurant had beautiful flowers everywhere for Mother’s Day. The food was beyond delicious! Thanks for making it such a special day!

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

First we were seated by the kitchen so the noise was very loud. When they brought out the entrees, they brought out the wrong item for me so had to take it back to the kitchen and grill what I had ordered. The vegetables were over salted so not very good. Overall not worth the trip from midtown.

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

Mothers Day

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P
Atlanta
98 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a delicious meal. We were warmly greeted by Chris, and any member of the waitstaff we encountered were both friendly, professional and helpful. It’s always such a pleasure dining at Drift.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was poor And food was ok. Been there several times.
Never goin back

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C
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience! From the good people that greet you to the end of your delicious meal! Don’t pass on the desserts....they are awesome.

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BS
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! This time we brought my sister who was visiting.

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

Very nice ambiance, our server Greg was outstanding! He made my husband's birthday and our first time experience phenomenal! We drove from Snellville, and it was absolutely worth the trip! We will definitely be back!

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

Always a fantastic dining experience here! This was my first time for brunch. Best cinnamon rolls I have ever had. They were appetizer and dessert.

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

Quinn is a fantastic server! He made our night by going above and beyond.

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

Food was delicious, octopus, french fries, scallops, & fisherman's platter.
Amazing service by entire staff.
Give it a try.

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R
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place to celebrate a wedding engagement. I’m not a seafood lover but other 4 diners are. I had the Grouper on the menu and it was absolutely delicious. I will go back again soon.

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JF
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here for my birthday and hands down, it was fantastic!

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

Great Brunello wine suggestion at fair price. Fish special ( Artic Char ) very well prepared. Appetizer of Oysters Bienville was dry, small and a total disappointment. Very good waiter.

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BR
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food always good! Caleb our server was terrific!

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JC
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we want legitimately good fish, we go to Drift. Excellent.

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HK
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I really like this fish restaurant and had an excellent meal at Drift in the recent past. I had halibut for my entree. It was very over cooked. I should have complained but I didn’t. That is my fault.

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RC
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The wait person was not as attentive as he could have been. Suggested dishes that were "delicious" and "house specialties". The bread he recommend was dry and tasteless and the tuna burgers were cool and mushy.

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

My wife and I had an evening without other responsibilities and decided to check out Drift. Fantastic service, delicious food, beautifully served. My wife ordered scallops, I had redfish and we enjoyed some wine and hush puppies too. Everything was perfect. Ready to go back again.

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T
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

We LOVE Drift. And were surprised by lack luster service and slow responses to needs. Cold coffee served at the end of the meal kind of sealed the experience. We will be back. It may be a while.

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B
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my second time here. The first time was a miss most likely due to the fact that they just opened. We sat at the bar and David made our night perfect with his attentiveness and outstanding service. The food was delicious.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food, service, and atmosphere have always been excellent and is one of my favorite restaurants to go to. I recommend this place to everyone.

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B
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday celebration. Waiter was attentive but not pushy. Gave us plenty of time to enjoy drinks and appetizers before ordering main course. Food was very good and were treated to a piece of key lime pie for the birthday celebrant.

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

Perfect for a date.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I ordered the mussels and they were not very Good as the sauce was terrible. Another person at the table ordered the fisherman’s platter and returned the meal as it was totally over fried. He then ordered the mussels and thought as I did that they did not taste very good. The beet salad was great. Will not be returning in the near or far future.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good and the service was excellent. Definitely a nice restaurant. Don’t take the 4 star rating as a hit or gripe. I would recommend and think this is probably the best restaurant in east Cobb. In my opinion, serving size was adequate, not too much, not too little. Food was good, not great when compared to other similar restaurants in the metro Atlanta area. Don’t take that wrong, still better than most places. I wouldn’t rate it as my #1, but probably in the top 20.

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NM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Eastrr brunch with or daughter. Best seafood!

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