Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar

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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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Ring in the New Year in style at Drift as we celebrate with a Roaring 20's themed fun filled extravaganza complete with balloon drop and champagne toast! We are featuring a $79 four course menu with optional wine pairings for $29 additional, plus tax and gratuity.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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l
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great in every way possible

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded a day ago

Hello Lola, thank you for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift on Sunday. We're glad you had a fantastic experience with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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KP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Excellent food and service as always

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded a day ago

Hello Kimberly, thank you for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift on Saturday. We are so glad you continue to enjoy your experiences with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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k
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both couldn't have been more pleased with our lunch and celebration at DRIFT. Many THANKS!!! Hoping to return soon.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded a day ago

Hello Kim, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift. We're thrilled you had a great lunch with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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OT
Key West
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS FOOD, WINE & SERVICE!!!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift on friday. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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NN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and drinks were great! Love it!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift on friday. We really appreciate the great rating and review. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, but food is just not that good. And very expensive for what you get

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded a day ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift on Friday. It sounds like we really dropped the ball with food on your visit and for that we sincerely apologize. I would like to hear more about what went wrong. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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QB
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Our first time here. We were in the mood for fish and found Drift on OpenTable. What a nice surprise. The Oysters Bienville were a great start. Our server gave amazing recommendations and we loved our entrees. Will definitely be back.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift on thursday. We're thrilled you had such a great time with us. I will definitely let the entire team know how they made your evening special for you. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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B
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE loved the food at Drift. Our waitress gave great recommendations and we listened! The hushpuppies were amazing and so was the salmon dish! It was quiet and everyone was so kind from the moment we walked in the door until leaving. Wish we had had room for dessert! But too full.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift on thursday. I will be sure to let our entire team know how much you enjoyed your experience with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and attention to detail. 👍🏼

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We're very glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any suggestions or questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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LT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful experience at Drift! The seafood is always amazing and my teen son loves their burger!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Leanne, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are thrilled your family continues to have a great time with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any concerns or suggestions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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C
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great casual weeknight dinner! Easy to make reservation and good service and food.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Chris, thank you for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We're glad you enjoyed your weeknight with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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E
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Drift! Great seafood choices and always consistent!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on December 3, 2019

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We really appreciate the great rating and review. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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JH
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are long time clients of Seed, Stem, and Drift - and are never disappointed. Our meal was delicious and exceeded our expectations once again. Grace was a wonderful server who was attentive and we always feel the authentic warmth and appreciation every visit.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on December 4, 2019

Hello James, thank you for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are thrilled that you continue to enjoy your experiences with us and Grace's service. I will be sure to let her know how much you appreciated her. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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MV
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We are used to eating at the bar and have always had great service. On Saturday evening, we sat at a table. The lights above us were very bright so the ambiance was affected. Our waitress was very nice but didn't come to our table that often. I expected better attention for spending $30+ per person not including drinks.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on December 3, 2019

Hello Mia, thank you for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We deeply apologize for the lapses in service and ambiance. I would welcome hearing more about what happened on your visit. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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RN
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here a number of times and each time has been flawless. The food and the service have both been excellent. We always look forward to our next meal here.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Hello Robert, thank you for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift. We really appreciate the great rating and review of us. I will be sure to let our entire team know how much you enjoy coming to see us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Birthday dinner that was fine. I ordered the sword fish which was cut into cubes and was overdone. Good taste but dry. Service was great and great atmosphere.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on December 3, 2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We really appreciate the feedback about the swordfish, I will bring it to our culinary team's attention so we can prevent that from happening in the future. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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S
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service, and very comfortable atmosphere

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 30, 2019

Hello, thank you so much for reviewing us about your recent visit to Drift. We're thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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HK
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Oysters were the draw and the three we had were good - good - very good. No complaints at all. We sat away from the bar and the noise level was low, very comfortable. If you prefer to people watch and an energetic buzz around you, sit near the bar. We were pleased.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 30, 2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift. We really appreciate the feedback about your experience. Was there anything we could have done differently to earn that 5th star? We would love to know so we can continue to improve for your next visit. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb, we had the Trout, Fish and Chips, and for entree fried calamari. Desert had the Nutella cake. Service was also great. Highly recommended

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We really appreciate your feedback and the great review. Is there anything you can think of that we could do differently to earn that 5th star on service? We would love to know so we can work on improving for your next visit. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great location for a date night. They personalized the experience and the waiter was great! The tables were too close. Will request a booth next time. Will be going back.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. Thank you very much for your feedback. Is there anything you can think of that we can do to earn that 5th star for food? We would love to know so we can work on improving for your next visit. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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JW
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was good, but the atmosphere was way too loud. There was a table of 15 next to us. The pricing of the food was extremely high for the area and the quality.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 26, 2019

Hello Jessica, thank you for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. Thank you very much for your feedback. Can you think of anything we can do to earn that 5th star? We would love to know so we can work on improving for your future visits. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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LB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite places. If you have never been there - you must go.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 23, 2019

Hello Larry, Thank you for dining with us and for your nice review! We're glad to be in your favorites and look forward to serving you again. Cheers! Chris McNeill General Manager cmcneill@driftoysterbar.co m

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Drift to celebrate a girlfriends birthday. Our experience was exceptional! Our server was amazing (thx Casey!), the good was delicious and the ambiance was perfect. The menu was even printed with a special message to the birthday girl which made her feel special.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 23, 2019

Thank you so much for celebrating your special occasion with us! So happy you enjoyed everything, I will happily pass along all the good feedback to our team. Always good to see you all, cheers! Chris McNeill General Manager cmcneill@driftoysterbar

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JL
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have excellent choices of food and the best parking in Atlanta.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 19, 2019

Hello James, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We really appreciate the great review. We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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LF
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table of 4 each had delicious dinners. From oyster starters through dessert.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 17, 2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are so glad you had a great time with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good. My wife finally order a dish that was better than mine. She order the smoked salmon dish with mashed potatoes and I ordered the pan seared grouper with tomatoes butter and Mac and cheese. The grouper was cooked perfectly but lacked spark with the paired sauce I chose. You can choose other sauces to pair with fish. The Mac and cheese was great. Overall I would go back. I chose the restaurant because my wife loves seafood. The app oysters were good but only came with 4, I would expect at least 8 for the price.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 17, 2019

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We're glad you had a great time with us. Thank you for the feedback about the food. I will definitely share it with our culinary team. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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B
London
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say that in a couple of recent visits I felt that some areas were slipping however this is one of East Cobbs greatest assets and did not like to say, pleased to report that they are back on top new exciting menu options executed perfectly all coupled with exceptional service.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 15, 2019

Hello Brit, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. We really appreciate your continuing loyalty. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious and great service!

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 11, 2019

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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a
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall the dinner was good, but not great. Apparently, they changed the preparation and flavor of the grilled octopus, which make it only fair to good. While the server was great, the manager who came by and asked how our meal was seemed absolutely disinterested in our feedback, and essentially blew off our comments. Their seafood stew was very good but relatively small for its price. The crab fried rice was salty, but we had been warned that it was so offering it was our fault. There are better places for seafood.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 11, 2019

Hello Andrew, thank you for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift. We really appreciate your feedback. I've brought it to our culinary team's attention so they can make any needed changes. I sincerely apologize if you thought I was dismissive about your comments on the octopus. That was certainly not my intention. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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CB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our big disappointment was the octopus appetizer. Until now it was our favorite in ATL. Not any more. It had been cut up and served on top of something spicy, too spicy for my wife. The special that night was seafood platter. Disappointing. More a display of plates and bowls than actual food. 2 shrimp, 2 tiny pieces of fish and a seafood soup. Not what I picture when someone says platter. Wife did enjoy the grilled redfish she had.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hello Charles, thank you so much for taking the time to review us here at Drift. We are deeply sorry about the food being well below our standard on your visit. I'd like to invite you back in for entrees on us so you can have the true Drift experience that was missing before. Let me know when you would like the reservation and I will handle it personally. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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AF
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have been twice now. It is ok...definitely not fantastic. I like the atmosphere and the servers are friendly and helpful.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 8, 2019

Hello Karin, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. From the 3 star rating we must have really dropped the ball on your visit and for that we sincerely apologize. If possible we would love to know what happened. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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TB
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food great value

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hello Toby, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

My food was really good. I had the avacado toast. However,my friend got the hot chicken and waffles and the chicken was terribly overcooked. It was dry, tough and chewy. She ate a good bit of it because she was starving. I was really surprised because Drift ALEAYS has great food, this dish was terrible. We also told the server it was bad, and there was not much reaction.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 6, 2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review us about your visit. Saying we take the food seriously at Drift would be an understatement, so it's disturbing to hear that we disappointed you. We apologize and would love to invite you back for entrees on us so you can have the true Drift experience that was lacking. Let me know when you'd like the reservation and I will handle it personally. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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SB
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town family brunch

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hello Sandra, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are so glad you enjoyed your brunch with us. It's a major compliment to show us off to your relatives from out of town. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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H
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

After dining at Drift a couple times in the past and being very pleased, I was very disappointed in the food and the time it took to receive our food.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hello Harry, thank you for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift. To say we take the food seriously at Drift would be an understatement. We sincerely apologize for the food being substandard. I'd like to invite you back for entrees on us so you can have the true Drift experience that was lacking. Let me know when you would like the reservation and I will handle it personally. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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o
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Great staff

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hello Olga, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We're thrilled you had a great time with us. I will be sure to let the staff know how much you enjoyed your visit. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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L
Atlanta
144 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First visit and had a very pleasant experience. Smoked old fashioned was outstanding and wife loved her cosmo. Server was great, good explanations and was attentive. Grilled octopus was a little bland and a very small portion compared to similar version at other restaurants in Atlanta and elsewhere. Fried oyster dinner good but a little greasy. Wife ordered combination platter but got shrimp that ended up being fine and plenty of food. Server comped dessert for the mix up that was very nice. Will return, definitely want to try crab duck fat fried rice and have another smoked old fashioned.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hello David, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We really appreciate the feedback about the food. I will definitely bring it to our culinary teams attention so we can work on improving for your future visits. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris was an excellent waiter. He was attentive and very accommodating. He made our experience memorable.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 3, 2019

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your recent visit to Drift. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and Chris' service. I will be sure to relay your praise to him. We hope to see you again soon. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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d
Atlanta
111 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Drift was just not up to their usual excellence. The food was slow getting to the table (we blame the lack of someone in charge of getting the plates out - everyone was pitching in, but...)

While the food was good, the service was really lack luster.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 6, 2019

Hello Danielle, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift. We sincerely apologize for the disappointing service on Saturday. I have spoken with the server about the evening. We'd love to make it up to you on your next visit and take care of your entrees. Let me know when you'd like the reservation and I will handle it personally. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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RR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Nice atmosphere and fabulous food. My husband is very picky with his seafood and he loved this place.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar
Responded on November 15, 2019

Hello Rayan, thank you so much for taking the time to review us about your visit to Drift. We are very happy that you enjoyed your experience with us. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have. Sincerely, Brian Teague, Service Manager, brian@driftoysterbar.

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