Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar

4.7
1600 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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Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful oysters and outstanding lobster roll. I can't wait to go back!

BC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely a great time and we plan to eat there again. No complaints.

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

Great food and great service. Tastes great! I have brought many customers and friends to Drift.

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

My mother’s 90 th bday celebration dinner ..
It was 95* degrees outside and their air conditioner was not working properly. I think they could have told us beforehand when they confirmed the reservation. They could have offered a drink or a dessert to us to make amends for the unpleasantly warm dining room .

CF
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great.

MK
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant in East Cobb. Very pleasant place to go for brunch, no crowd, no wait but nice food and outstanding staff. We will definitely come back.

RW
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Food was good, service not so much. We sat at the bar and felt like every time we ordered a drink or food we were bothering the female staff.

DF
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Drift several times. It was where I had my first date with my last girlfriend! The bar is nice, the menu selection is awesome. Try the raw oysters! Very good selection. I was there on 8/10 & the male waiter was really attentive, friendly & knowledgeable. It has become one of my favorites. They really have a handle on fresh fish. The grouper comes with a light soy sauce that is delicious. Highly recommended!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I’ve dined at Drift many times and have always enjoyed it. My party and I arrived this time to a restaurant with broken AC (on a 90+ degree day), that nobody bothered to mention. We discovered it ourselves and had to ask about it. The service was slow, negligent, and apathetic, even when we spoke with a manager. I’m not sure what was going on, but this was not the Drift we are used to. I probably won’t be back for a while.

DH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husband's birthday at Drift. We had a nice table on the window side. The food was very good. We had some oysters, split the bib lettuce salad. My husband had the red fish and I had the scallops. Everything was excellent!!! They even brought my husband a dessert. He lived it!

LF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Restaurant was hot as hell ... We made a reservation requesting a booth which was ignored ... Food was nothing special ... $3 oysters is over the top expensive ... French fries with the fish and chips were cold and over fried

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 1

Normally this place is fantastic. Maybe we came in on a bad night. A/C didn’t seem to be on or working. Service was very slow (appetizers came 45 minutes after ordering). Waiter came by 3 times total.

Again, this is one bad experience out of dozens of great ones.

M
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food and presentation. Yet, high prices compared to other excellent seafood restaurants. Very, very small portions for cost. And I am all about quality vs quantity, and was still disappointed in the small size portion of the salmon entree I ordered. Very tasty & pretty presentation tho!

T
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant with amazing food. The Lobster Roll is one of my favorites. It is loaded with BIG chunks of lobster! Try it, you won’t regret it.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time my girlfriend and I had been to Drift. Kameron

AO
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a family bday and were so happy to find a foodie-haven in the suburbs. Normally, we have to head downtown to find the same quality and ambience. Great service, menu, fresh everything. Be prepared to pay a higher bill for it though

AM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our Drift server and management went above and beyond correct a very simple error. Amazing thoughtful service and great food / drink. Will definitely keep coming back.

NS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food! We love Drift! Thank you

P
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As far as consistency goes you can’t get much better than Drift/Seed. I have continually found that they have great food and service and drinks that stand out from the crowd. We always enjoy ourselves when we dine here. The mahi mahi is great and the James river oysters on shuckin’ Tuesday’s was a great time as we love tasting oysters from different parts of the country. And for the price fantastic!!

NF
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Cameron our server made the meal & experience unforgettable. He was incredibly knowledgeable about the wine list (at least the white wines I was interested in). When he poured my selected wine I thought I saw a bit of bubbly in it. He confirmed that it did have some effervescent to it & then went on to describe how this Spanish wine is poured in Spain. A+ Cameron!

Cameron was also able to describe the difference between Black Grouper as a species and not that way it was prepared to my guest. She loved it! I loved my scallop order as well.

We were gratefully places in a quiet area of the restaurant which was perfect as my guest does not hear that well in chaotic environments. But please note this was 6:30 on a Tuesday night so there were not many other guests seated in our section.

No desert this evening & we were not pressured. While I liked the food I ordered my guest felt that her grouper May have been a bit over cooked as it was somewhat dense/chewy as she described but still enjoyable. We did not notify the server Cameron.

All in all, it was a great night catching up & sharing a wonderful meal with sensational service ala Cameron. Did I mention Cameron enough? All kidding aside he really was all that! He gave us an evening with perfectly balanced attention. Thanks Cam!

MB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been there several times and have never been disappointed. Food is always outstanding and the staff is friendly and attentive. Would recommend to anyone who loves seafood.

RP
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. one thing....I am totally deaf in my right ear and 80% in the left. It was really loud for me. Hard to understand my husband. thanks

J
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, especially the Scallops entrée, which was a vibrant dish served with beautiful veggies on a grit custard. Generous portion as well. Oysters on the half shell were tasty. Service was excellent, and our waiter provided good recommendations for entrees and wine. Somewhat pricey, but I was satisfied given the quality of the food.

s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an excellent dining experience at Drift! Great food, great service.

DB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great seafood and reasonably priced, very good wine in east Cobb county. Our server suggested excellent wine pairings. Apps, drinks, entrees, & desserts for four were five hundred dollars.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great seafood find in East Cobb. Took my wife here for her birthday and it was amazing. Highly recommend scallops and the soy grouper

CJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is hands down consistently one of the best places, It has never disappointed!

F
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My husband and I went out for dinner and drinks. I had the boullibase and my husband had the taglitali Overall it was good, but I’ve had much better as has my husband. We both had smoked old fashions and they were very good. The service was great and it was quiet enough for us to have a great conversation without having to scream at each other over diner.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

TY
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Milo was a great server and hats off to the chef. Currently Drift is the best seafood restaurant in Atlanta Georgia by far. Every course was perfectly timed and the food was hot. The decor was modern and chic. Thank you for an excellent experience. T. Blue

NP
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as usual. Food was wonderful and the server was very attentive. A good experience.

N
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eat at Drift for special occasions. The food and service is always excellent. If you enjoy being able to hear each other while talking, reserve a booth, not a table. Dining on a week day, not a weekend or holiday will also be quieter. If you like "ambiance", otherwise known as noise from lively conversations, choose weekends and holidays.

When celebrating a birthday, anniversary or special event, Drift presents a complimentary desert to share which is tailored to the occasion. All the service staff will honor your presence with an appropriate greeting such as "Happy Anniversary". With this type service and good food, Drift is always at the top of our list for an enjoyable dining experience.

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect service, consistory flavorable and high quality ingredients.

GA
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"My taste buds are doing a little dance." This was my wife's comment toward the end of our meal, and I totally agreed with her delight. We had eaten several times at Seed, Drift's "sister" restaurant and we had always been pleasantly surprised by the Chef's exceptional ability to combine tastes and textures in unique and delicious ways, but we had never driven the extra half mile to see if Drift offered the same magic.
It does.
Maybe better.
In short, this is our new favorite seafood restaurant. What a find.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Chris was fantastic. Very attentive , made outstanding recommendations and just an overall nice guy. Food was very good as well. Will be coming back

OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A trip out to the 'burbs was well worth it. Sat at the bar, had excellent service, food was great and the ambiance was stylish yet casual. We'll be back.

LT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience at Drift .... great food and service.

RA
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food for lunch and excellent drinks. I always enjoy having a meal at Drift and will definitely be back soon. My friend also enjoyed his meal. The service was excellent, as always, too!

O
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our First Time in the restaurant.
We both had Lobster Roll on 2 different styles. Lobster itself was good but I hope they can use better bread.

A
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a dear friend’s special birthday and you treated us like royalty! We were so surprised to get a special room to ourselves and our server was
attentive and very knowledgeable about the menu + the cocktails....was very helpful with suggestions / selections. He also brought the birthday girl
a sweet treat! You all made the night perfect and we’ll never forget it! See you soon 😊

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