Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar

4.6
1415 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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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar is opening up early for Easter Sunday, serving brunch from 10 - 3. Enjoy Easter specials like soft shell crab with a soft egg, shaved vegetables and crisp country ham, lump crab Croque Madame and BBQ-braised short rib in addition to regular menu. Regular dinner service

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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RS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Restaurant was over booked. Kitchen and bar were very slow. Spent over 2.5 hours for dinner that shoudl not been more than 1.5 hrs

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DL
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every meal we have eaten at Drift has been excellent. Service and ambiance the very best,
Highly recommend dinner or lunch at Drift

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

Scallops were divine! Deviled eggs and jalapeño hush puppies were absolutely delicious. Service is always impeccable. Brought 2 friends for their first meal @ Drift. Their experience was fabulous! We will all return soon.

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p
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our fish and chips were very good. Our server did an excellent job and was very kind. The restaurant is very well decorated and we always enjoy it there.

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RB
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Food is fantastic-- interesting menu. Our server was knowledgeable & pleasant, but drinks took a long time, and server was slow to close us out. We'll be back though for sure.

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

The food should match the amount spent. In my opinion, that did not happen. While the food was 'good' it was not 'great', however the price tag was one for food that was 'great'. Would not spend $150 on a dinner for two there again for something that was just 'good'.

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HF
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fish and chips were over cooked, lobster in lobster roll was tough. The food is too expensive to not be perfectly cooked.

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EL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The entree was very good. My cocktail was poorly made, watered down. The tiramasu dessert was poorly made.

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BB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a disappointment, food quality of service and knowledge staff always exceptional

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M
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For Georgia the seafood was great. Service was excellent and the kitchen was accommodating. Layout and open kitchen makes the restaurant a bit loud but not an issue with conversation. Everything was fresh, hot, and well prepared.

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J
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great! Love talking wine with Paul!

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M
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We were very disappointed in the quality, taste, and cleanliness of the food. The grilled shrimp on the Caesar salad were dirty (so unappetizing so the shrimp were just pushed aside with the rubbery shaved Parmesan cheese, and brown spotted and wilted romaine); the fried shrimp for the Po Boy was so heavily breaded that it was impossible to determine as to whether any real shrimp was even there, the fries were burned and very greasy. The food was very bad.

Another patron fell (second time I’ve seen this happen at Drift) and none of the employees helped him-just like the first time several months ago. Both times it was other patrons dining who jumped up to help.

We’ve tried (and tried!!!!!) to like Drift but it just isn’t happening. Disappointed to have to write this review

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A
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good except for slipping on water on my way out.

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KA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service to every detail. Wonderful for a special night out.

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A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Food is flavorful but portions are very small,especially given the prices for the entrees.

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SE
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our visit to Drift was outstanding - from the personalized menu with anniversary wishes, to the superb staff, and, of course, the incredible food!

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

We enjoy having lunch and brunch at Drift. Thanks for opening it back up during the day.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

The setting is beautiful, but overall I found the food extremely salty and overpriced.

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J
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner!

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MS
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

pretty good.could do with a few changes but nothing serious.Oysters,of the 12 6 were very small,3 were fairly small, and 3 were good size.The soup was very good as were the clams.

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T
Atlanta
61 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drift has become our favorite food spot. Trey was an outstanding server and his suggestion of the Smooth Sailing cocktail was spot on. We had the Bienville Oysters to start (cheese, shrimp, and bacon on top of the oyster). I had the scallops (tender, buttery and perfectly seared) with the Brussel sprouts (carmelized greatness). My wife had the sea bass (that evening's catch of the day) and it was flaky and flavorful with a side of the roasted cauliflower with pine nuts and currants.

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TM
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After a lovely lunch we can only be positive. We hope the ambience is as enjoyable when filled with all those oyster lovers taking advantage of Drift's Tuesday specials. When my wife questioned the soup of the day versus their clam chowder, the waiter immediately brought samples for her to taste. Hush puppies were a nice accompaniment. My oyster po-boy had all the fixings, including the inhouse hot sauce and oysters that were crisp on the outside and had a creamy interior. Wine was pricey and was premium quality. We will be back.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had grilled fish tacos and they were delicious.

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Naples
14 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable and food was excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and staff was more than happy to explain the menu and help us with our selection of oysters. Food was a little pricey but went there knowing that. So if you are wanting a good meal in a relaxing place this is a good place to good. Just be ready to spend at least 20 to 40 per person

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AR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Our server was not friendly at all. Normally the servers there are very friendly, smiling, and polite. The lady we had took a very long time to take our order and she was very bland in the interaction with us.

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SS
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For seafood, the best around Atlanta north. Not cheap but great food & service.

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h
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food fresh and flavorful, ambiance is okay for a seafood place. Grouper blackened had a nice tezture and not overdone. The accompanying sauce was very flavorful. Nice selection, although they were out of Red Snapper and Lobster on a Saturday evening. Do think . rolls/hushpuppies should come with the meal and not be an extra charge.

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t
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was an amazing experience. 99.9% amazing. A couple ordering snafus because the server heard us wrong due to the noise level. Otherwise, a perfect night.

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w
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Very loud and we had a looonng wait for food . Great service when we had and they did a surprise desert for our 50th anniversary. Advice don't go on Friday at 7

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DS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

Food was not at all what was described in menu - even after sending back still did not come back correct.

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c
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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HK
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was very good albeit overpriced a tad too much. $35 for a small to medium sized piece of Black Grouper an a same sized bed of ?polenta? No salad, no bread, no veg (unless the 6 or 7 shavings of something on top was counted. Same with the cod fish and chips, more French fries than cod and lets face it, that's not a pricey fish yet it was pricey. Again, food was very good, service was excellent but $135 (incl 18% tip) for 2 fish fry and one piece of grouper. One beer, one iced tea and one vodka on the rocks is excessive.

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RS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

For starters our waiter was a little twit. He got wine and appetizers then disappeared for almost an hour. Finally flagged down the manager who took our order. Food came out, but no one checked how it was. Wife's fish was overdone and cold. French fries were overdone and cold for everyone. Wife complained and manager comped her meal and gave us all free desserts. Nice, but never should have happened. Been there before and had good service and good food. Don't know what happened, but for the cost of their food, shouldn't ever have that kind of bad service and mediocre food.

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TR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Overall we had a good experience with the exception that for a $35 entree, the fish was overcooked and not a great piece of fish. Wine list and drink options are great and the patio had a nice vibe. I would not come back here for dinner, but instead drinks and apps at the bar.

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s
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Our waiter was kind and diligent, but kitchen was extremely slow. Fish was over cooked and dry

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G
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Oysters were disappointing & pricey!! Service was awesome...very informed & transparent. Hardly knew he was there. Table was awesome!! Thanks. Still pretty loud. Had a great time!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Food was ok not like up north fried clams with belly’s very disappointing dry and over cooked six clams only
Calamari was great Fishman’s plater was good but portions was not enough
Can’t fill up on fries alone

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MA
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dishes, attentive service.

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AS
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time visiting this restaurant. My guest had been near the time the restaurant had opened and had an unpleasant experience. He decided to give the restaurant another chance. Hostess was kind and opened the door for us when arriving. We were seeded promptly. Cameron was our server. He went a step above when he saw purse on the floor resting next to me. He brought to the table a purse hook or hanger that attached to the table and lifted my purse from the floor and on to the hook. Very much appreciated! We had oysters and the jalapeño cheddar hush puppies w/ the honey butter! Delicious! My guest and I each had the scallop dinner. Quite tasty as well. The manager visited our table a few times to ensure everything was to our liking. Of course it all was. We will be back!

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