Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar

4.8
2317 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2317 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohnR
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent advisory service - Will go again!

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AngelaF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Waitress was awesome! Food excellent! Just noisier then we remember from our last visits. Still enjoyed and will go back.

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vipSusieelfmom
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating 3 birthdays, and we could not have been more pleased. The service was excellent, as was the small area in which we were seated affording us some amount of privacy. The food was outstanding, everything we ordered was done to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was our anniversary! The bartenders were very attentive and friendly. The food was ok. Enjoyed the atmosphere and drinks most .

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to review us! From the rating it looks like we dropped the ball on your visit and for that we deeply apologize. Please reply directly to this email so we can find out what happened and correct the problem with your experience. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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ElisabethB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drift never, ever disappoint! The food was delicious and our waiter, Dave, was terrific. The service was pretty fast, considering there were quite a few guests. We will come back many times to Drift!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Elisabeth, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're thrilled you had a great time with us. I will be sure to let David know how much you appreciated his service. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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SusanB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed a send off meal for our son heading to Dental School. A lovely evening.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Susan, thank you so much for taking the time to give us a great review! If you have any thoughts on how we can do better to earn that 5th star on service we always appreciate feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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Celery
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Drift. Food and service always top notch.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're so happy to hear that you had another great experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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vipFoodie456
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I always love Drift for its fabulous seafood, incredible drinks, and great atmosphere.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're glad you always have a great experience with us. If you have any suggestions on how we can get that 5th star on food we definitely appreciate feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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vipJerryC
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable dinner and evening. The food was excellent.

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DarleneL
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Did not like Grouper/rice dish recommended by server.

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Debby
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love their Lobster Rolls, but tonight the bun was soggy from the butter on the lobster. Next time I will ask for it on the side.

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NinaG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We live near by and we really want to love this place but something is always lacking.
Last night it was so loud we could not hear each other at all. The temperature was really unusually high for the restaurant which did not help. The food was fine, I enjoyed my salad but I've had better grilled salmon at Marlow's across the street. I asked for medium rare and it was little overcooked.
Not bad just not exceptional

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CherylL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Overall, a bit pricey for what you get. Fish sandwich was too done, hushpuppies were too greasy. Serving staff was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The octopus, hush puppies, raw oysters, drinks (Casino Royal - delicious) and grouper were AMAZING! I didn’t like the wahoo or the crab fried rice. There was an air vent over our table that was dripping onto the table, so that’s why 4 stars for the ambiance. And the lady’s bathroom stall is too small for the door. I practically had to stand on top of the toilet to pull the door open to get out of the stall. Overall, I loved most of the food, staff was so attentive and friendly. I will definitely go back!

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DaveN
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal and service. My tuna had a LOT of tough membrane/gristle.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Dave, thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We deeply apologize for the substandard tuna on your visit. Please reply directly to this email so we can make up this very rare and bad experience to you. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had terrific service and delicious meals. I always order the scallops and am pleased every time. I highly recommend Drift and their sister restaurant Seed. You’ll have a great experience! Enjoy!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 22, 2021

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're thrilled to hear that you had another wonderful experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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vipFrequentDiner
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as usual. The salmon and tuna appetizers are outstanding. The special soup was amazing! I am hooked on the salmon and the crab fried rice. Always delicious! Casey is awesome. She knows all the little extras that we love and provides them without our asking. She is like our own personal server. We love her and she is very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu and wine as well!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 24, 2021

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such an amazing review! We're thrilled you had another wonderful experience with us. I will make sure Casey knows how much you enjoy her service! We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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dixielegal
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I would like to have seen more selection as to side dishes and more broiled items, i.e. talapia, trout. My only complaint --I arrived early and could not even get a glass of water on a hot afternoon -- I had a reservation on the patio and I could not see why a glass of water was beyond their ability just because I was early.

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robertD
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We like the booths for the quiet but not back next to the kitchen.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 22, 2021

Hi Robert, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great rating! I have updated your guest notes so we can do our best to have you in a booth away from the kitchen in the future. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this spot. Patio is so nice. Cocktails are killer. It’s basically one of my favorite spots.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 18, 2021

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're so happy to hear that you continue to enjoy your visits with us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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JeanineJ
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner for our anniversary! Highly recommend the Grouper!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 22, 2021

Hi Jeanine, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! Joining us for a special occasion like an Anniversary is a major compliment which we really appreciate. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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vipIraBfromCSG
Birmingham
113 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing place to enjoy a special occasion! My wife and I visited Marietta for her birthday, and we selected Drift for her birthday dinner. From the moment we arrived, everyone from the hostess to the waiter to the food runner all wished her a happy birthday - then they brought her a special dessert of delicious key lime pie. Our meals of the grouper and the lobster roll were flavorful, and the calamari was light and complimented by a terrific sauce. Service from Miroslav was efficient and friendly. Pricing is quite reasonable. We're from out-of-state, but we'd certainly come back when in the area.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 18, 2021

Hi Ira, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such an amazing review! Joining us for a special occasion like a birthday is a major compliment which we are very grateful for. I will be sure to let the entire team and Milo know how much you appreciated them! We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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DonS
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent, as always.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 18, 2021

Hi Don, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're so happy to hear that you had another wonderful experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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TWill
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good experience. My waitress was great. This is our second visit.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! If you have any thoughts on how we can get that 5th star on food we always appreciate feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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JasonH
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was 5 star from the moment I walked in. Our server Milo was very attentive and never far away. The manager came to the table to see how we were doing as did other members of the staff. The only down side for me was the child crying on the other side of the restaurant. That's not the fault of the restaurant, but it was annoying. Even though it didn't last very long. Over all, I had a stellar experience and will now be a life long customer. Job well done everyone!!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 18, 2021

Hi Jason, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such an amazing review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience with us last night! I will be sure to let Milo know how much you appreciated his service. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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KarenS
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and fresh and service was efficient and friendly. Nice atmosphere.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hi Karen, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're thrilled to hear you had a wonderful experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried Drift for the first time and we loved the food! A little pricey but the service was great! We will be back!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're so happy to hear that your first visit with us was a great one! We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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vipsuzanner
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Grouper was too salty but it did have soy sauce

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hi Suzanne, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. It looks like we really dropped the ball on your recent visit and for that we deeply apologize. Please reply directly to this email so we can find out what happened on this very bad and unusual visit. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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vipTamiM
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food and service is wonderful! I can’t say enough good things about our server. That being said, it is so difficult to enjoy a good meal when it is sweltering hot in the restaurant. This is the second time I’ve been to Drift in the last few months and the dining room was uncomfortably warm both times. I love dining at this establishment but cannot take my guests there unless they get the air conditioning issue resolved.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 22, 2021

Hi Tami, thank you so much for taking the time to review us! We appreciate your understanding with the warmer weather. We have had maintenance come to repair the AC so the issue does not affect your dining experience in the future. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date with my son.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 17, 2021

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great rating! We're glad you had a great experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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vipAnaM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual. Our server was top notch and elegant.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 13, 2021

Hi Ana, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review and the kind words! We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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PeteF
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday Good food and service

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on July 12, 2021

Hi Pete, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great rating! Any feedback on how we can get the 5th star in Food? We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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RobinW
Atlanta
12 reviews