Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar

4.7
2370 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2370 people are saying
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vipWilson1911
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We always enjoy Drift. Service is routinely excellent. Our server Delia was very attentive and the teamwork bringing dishes out assures everyone is served at the same time. Great staff!
We tried the “Foodie” menu. I had the fried oysters appetizer, lemon sole and key lime pie. The dishes were very good. To me, the fried oysters dish could use some work on the contrasting textures. The lemon sole was over sauced for my taste. The peppers and onions were a great accompaniment to the sole. The key lime pie was tasty. Over all, the food is very good. We enjoyed a bottle of the Finca Nueva Rioja, which was an exceptionally good pairing with the sole. It’s very nice that you can also get reserve wines by the glass, if you don’t want an entire bottle. Our dinner was a good value. We will be back!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 10 hours ago

Hi Wilson, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We appreciate your feedback about the food, I will be sure to relay it to our culinary team. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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BlanJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reservation seating was prompt, service was excellent, wine and food was excellent. Highly recommend this establishment.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 2 days ago

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

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Latasha
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Service and management were great but the quality of the food was disappointing for the price. The drinks were awesome though. Not sure if the kitchen had a off night but I will not be returning any time soon. I drove over a hour just to try them out.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Latasha, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. To say we take the food seriously at Drift would be an understatement. So to hear of it being so far below our standards is disturbing to say the least. Please reply directly to this email so we can fix this very bad and unusual experience. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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DianaS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food! Staff is profesional and very nice. Hometown favorite!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, service, and ambience were all amazing. They added multiple personalized touches to make our anniversary dinner a special one. Looking forward to going back soon!

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 so glad to hear you had a great experience with us for your Anniversary. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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JoannaK
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite! Love the grouper

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 4 days ago

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

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robertD
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The clam chowder and the lemon sole were both delicious as was the beat salad. Greg, the server, was quick and efficient. He never took notes and still got everything right. We sat outside and it was a delightful evening.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Robert, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're thrilled you had a wonderful experience with us. I will be sure to relay your praise to Greg. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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LeslieM
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

3 course meal was great! The service was outstanding. Will come back.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Leslie, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're glad you enjoyed the Foodie week menu. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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Katinka
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good quality food, interesting preparation and presentation.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 4 days ago

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

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vipcindyk
Tampa
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We are regular customers but we were seated, after making reservations with Open Table, next to a large party in a party area. They were seated about 15 minutes after us. Tied large balloons up and prepared to party . We had just place our order . There were numerous empty tables inside and out where we could have been seated and the restaurant knew that this party was coming in because of their reservation. It was a horrible experience with shouting and lots of noise. We had to eat quickly and leave. No dessert or after dinner drinks. Very disappointing to spend this much money, be uncomfortable and eat and run.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Hi Cindy, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are very sorry for the noise from the party near you. We would like to make up this very bad and unusual experience to you. Please reply directly to this email so we can get that set up. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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vipBeauserboy
Charleston
28 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience for lunch at Seed, the sister restaurant, so decided to try Drift for dinner. We live on the coast so very rarely order seafood if we are inland. Drift delivered on every count. The grilled oysters were divine; both salads were fresh and flavorful, and our entrees (mussels and shells &cheese with lobster) were tasty. The coconut creme brûlée was a nice top off to the evening. Our cocktails were nicely done, and the wine list is well curated and reasonably priced. We will do this again before we leave the area in three weeks.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on September 8, 2021

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review and for all the really kind words. We look forward sharing them with the entire team and serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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Steve
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Brendan, our server was great. Appreciated outdoor dining.
ook forward to returning.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on September 5, 2021

Hi Steve, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! I will be sure to relay your praise to Brendan. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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Deitra3
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous. It had been a number of years since I was there. I was not disappointed then and certainly wasn't disappointed now. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of guest on a Thursday night. From my arrival to departure it was a great experience

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on September 3, 2021

Hi Deitra, 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 last night. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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MariettaMaven
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Service was excellent. Food was amazing.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on September 3, 2021

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

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vipSteveH
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb start to finish! Abby was our waitress and she was absolutely wonderful. It was my first visit to Drift and I will be back. Also Sarah, the manager, was very helpful and attentive when I picked up the tab for 2 priests that were having dinner. I wanted it to be a secret and she made it happen.
Bottom line the entire evening was a real treat. Thank you

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on September 1, 2021

Hi Steve, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're thrilled we could help make your night a great one. I will be sure to relay your praise to Abby. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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BrandiP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner, fabulous cocktails and wine. I had the filet mignon and my husband had the mahi mahi. We ordered blue point oysters as an appetizer and they were 👌🏼

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on September 1, 2021

Hi Brandi, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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nataliek
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on September 1, 2021

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

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CiaraW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed ourselves. Found the menu a little limited.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on September 1, 2021

Hi Ciara, thank you so much for taking the time to give us a great review! We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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kosher
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my wife’s birthday. Everything was perfect and delicious!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on September 1, 2021

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We are so happy that you & your wife had a great experience for her birthday! We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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vipJJ67
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife's fish sandwich was "very good" and my lobster roll (cold) was excellent. Nice atmosphere but a bit loud for us. Excellent service.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on September 1, 2021

Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to give us a great review! We're glad you had a great experience. If you have any suggestions on how we can do even better we always like feedback. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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JimG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here but we will be back. Outstanding service and dinner choices. Food was well prepared, staff was very attentive.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on August 29, 2021

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

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PeterB
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My only complaint was that our main course was delivered before we had finished our starter course. It was not our server who brought it, but a manager. No one wants to be rushed over a quality meal at a top line restaurant!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on September 1, 2021

Hi Peter, thank you so much for taking the time to give us a great review. We're very sorry you felt rushed on your experience. We really appreciate your feedback and will make adjustments moving forward. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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Cleveland
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Drift is an excellent restaurant, with adequate seafood choices. the food is excellent, impeccably prepared and our service was the same - very attentive but not rushed. Brian, the sommelier, was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on August 29, 2021

Hi Cleveland, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're so happy to hear you had a wonderful evening with us. I'm glad I could be of some help with wine on your visit. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager & Advanced Sommelier

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deniserob
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were friends meeting for dinner.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on August 29, 2021

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

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CatherineR
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have ever had - service was impeccable, food was perfect...the most wonderful meal! We will be back soon!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on August 29, 2021

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

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DonS
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drift is an excellent seafood restaurant. Beginning with the Smoked Salmon dip and the Market Lettuces salad and the main course of Wild Caught Black Grouper and Grilled Mahi Mahi, the food was outstanding. The service was attentive and excellent. We have eaten at Drift many times and will continue to recommend it to others!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on August 29, 2021

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

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NanciH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so pleased to be back at Drift! Great food, great atmosphere, great service.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on August 29, 2021

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

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vipDebbieH
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was awesome, our server Grant was wonderful and patient with our group of ladies, great experience

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on August 29, 2021

Hi Debbie, thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a great review! We're so happy you had a great experience with us. I will be sure to relay your praise to Grant. We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would consider this an adult date night restaurant. Great food!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on August 21, 2021

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

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williamr
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

lobster bisque was clumpy and not with lobster...key lime pie was key lime cheesecake...server was not knowledgeable at all

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on August 29, 2021

Hi William, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We're very sorry to hear you had an experience so far below our standard. Please reply directly to this email so we can make up this very bad and unusual experience to you. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager

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cbtbsail
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cocktails were excellent, as were the appetizers. Most of the folks in my party loved their means - Mahi and Grouper dishes. I had the Sapelo Stew, which was good, but not exactly what I had expected. Overall, everyone really enjoyed their dinner and drinks.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on August 21, 2021

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

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Waldo
Atlanta
1 review