The Big Ketch Canton Street

4.3
517 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Welcome to The Big Ketch. Where every day is a beach day. The Big Ketch is a beach getaway in the heart of the Roswell. With fresh seafood delivered daily, we create signature dishes that bring the southern coast to you. So sit back and relax at your neighborhood beach house with hand-crafted cocktails and coastal inspired fare. No SPF required.
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Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 11:30 am–11:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
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(770) 993-5749
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cesar Velazquez
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Special events & promotions
We host a Oyster & Beer or Wine Pairing the 2nd Thursday of Each Month!! Signup through Eventbrite;

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oyster-flight-night-with-beer-or-wine-pairings-tickets-25359673466

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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access

Private Dining

Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, The Big Ketch Canton Street can accommodate all of your special event needs.

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What 517 People Are Saying
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RB
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Just not all that good. I had the crab cakes and they just did not have any crab in them and had very little taste. The place is beautiful, so I hate that the food is not that good.

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SJ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic, and the food was "fine". I ordered the Lobster Roll and unfortunately it was my butter than lobster. Hush puppies were to die for, though!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome find many restaurants in Roswell all our pretty good. Glad we found this one to put on the rotation.

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BS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great hushpuppie appetizers and delicious salmon and shrimp.

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J
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit. Food and drinks were very good and Patryce, our server, was pleasant and helpful.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience and food. We will definitely be dining there again. They have a really neat outdoor dining experience we will try when it cools off a bit.

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JR
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were outstanding! I can’t wait to come back!

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PC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

First time to try Big Ketch. Food was disappointing. Starter dishes calamari and muscles were good, but stingy portions. I ordered tuna steak and vegetables. Fish was wet (uncooked) and whole plate was drowning in super salty soy sauce -- yikes! Was still thirsty this morning. Service was spotty. Young waiter disappeared when water refills were needed. The one saving grace was the one man live band performing hits from 70s and 80s. He was great. Will try to catch him performing at another establishment.

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R
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lobster roll was small but delicious. Everyone at the table enjoyed their food. The band table for two was playing in the bar and they were awesome. Really enjoyed the live music.

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. My only complaint was that the smoked fish dip was way too smoky! I will be back and would definitely recommend going:)

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EC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We've enjoyed Big Ketch for several years now and will go back. Our experience this week, however, was a bit disappointing. Two things: While the server was friendly, we had to ask several times for things like straws (only 1 brought to table), lemon slices for water (requested twice). Second, our appetizer was a dozen (fairly expensive) oysters on the half shell. Probably 8 of the 12 were so small they were literally hard to see. We will return but are hopefully that the service and caliber of food are improved.

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j
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful evening to enjoy their outdoor space! Amazing food and tentative wait staff!

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AR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience. Fresh and delicious see food.

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JR
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

We sat outside on the patio - initially in shade but eventually part of the table was in the sun. Very pleasant because the noise was minimal so the 5 of us could chat easily. Food was delicious. Some mix-ups with orders but graciously corrected. I think they were short staffed so it seemed we waited a long time for one of the wait staff to come by.

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PB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit and both times we greatly enjoyed the atmosphere, food and drinks, as well as the service was very friendly and on top of things without hovering. We really like coming here and will come again.

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CG
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We had a group of 6 and were seated at a round table which was perfect for talking.

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ST
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

On two different occasions a waitress tried to give us someone else's meal. Our wine stayed on the bar waiting to be served to us but the waitress was talking with her colleague and didn't notice it. The fish taco was very light on the fish.

On a positive note, the oysters were the best I've had in a while as were the hush puppies.

Generally not a good overall experience.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to celebrate Husbands Birthday. Everything was wonderful. Best scallops we’ve ever had!

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JA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice atmosphere and fresh menu items! Food and service was excellent!

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MP
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had dinner Thursday night. Food was awesome and Jay is a GREAT waiter!

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OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose TBK for a birthday celebration - fortunately for us we went on a Wednesday when the Chef makes lobster egg rolls. So good. Definitely order them if you can. The shrimp and grits and crab cakes were both lovely - lots of shrimp and bacon with just enough sauce but not so the dish was drowning - and the crab cakes were way more crabby then cakey. The butter/lemon sauce that they came with was a nice addition. We will definitely go back. The service was friendly and attentive - offering up suggestions when asked. A great evening.

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J
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Located in downtown historic Roswell, Ga ..... Made great use of couple prior residences to forge The Big Ketch into a comfortable and visually appealing restaurant. Good seafood menu with their own creative style. Weather permitting, outside is my favorite place to dine, especially for a casual business meal. Good alcohol and wine selection. We were fortunate in receiving great service from the seasoned and mature waitress. They were very engaging and knowledgeable with both the menu and cocktail & wine selections.

I prefer this location over the Buckhead location. The BK-Canton Street is more laid back which works for the clientele base that Roswell, GA caters too. The experience began with a very likable valet attendant and protracted with the accommodating reception staff.

I will continue to be a patron of the Big Ketch on Canton Street.

Jeff Tucker

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PT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service were fabulous! We were seated in the dining room with the singer/guitar player, and it was a little noisy for conversations. We will definitely recommend to others and can't wait for our next visit.

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L
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday celebration at The Big Ketch was a lot of fun. The food was outstanding (my second time here) and the service was excellent. The four of us (family members) had a good time. It was quiet enough for us to chat comfortably (we had a 6:00 reservation on a Wednesday), which we appreciate. Don't like it when the restaurant of our choice is noisy! We would love to return at a future date!

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoy the experience each time I dine there! Love the crab cakes! Modern rustic ambiance!!

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l
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We Love their Lobster Roll!! Our server was friendly and right there if we needed anything.

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TP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a nice makeover of Naylor Hall. We dined Al Fresco and had a very enjoyable evening. The scallops were perfection as was the grouper. We’ll be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are several good gluten-free options. The salmon was excellent! The service has been great each time we've been.

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AT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Server said there was an issue in the kitchen... not sure but it took over an hour to get our food. Ridiculous! And may I add the restaurant was not full.

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C
Atlanta
139 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Big Ketch is a great place to go, creative food selections and great service. We were greeted by Jamie, assistant manager, upon arrival. She welcomed us back and immediately showed us to our table. The Big Ketch offers outside, bar and dining room seating. Very energetic environment. Once seated the general manager, Cesar, welcomed us back. He had prepared a special cod dish for a member of our group, the remainder had the lobster roll with french fries. Patyce, our server, provided excellent service. Our drinks were topped off and plates cleared. Patyce was very friendly and took very good care of us. Cesar checked back several times to ensure that everything was to our liking. We totally enjoyed our experience at The Big Ketch and look forward to a return visit.

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WX
Atlanta
259 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The greeting and seating was professional. Our server, Patryce, was knowledgeable and attentive to our desires. We (4) went there with a purpose -- The Lobster rolls (Gold Standard) and a Special Cod dinner.
Perfect! Well worth the trip (again) and highly recommended. Parking is a problem -- must use Valet service.

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j
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

food & service were both great. For a husband & wife on a date night the booths for 2 would have been preferred rather than the room that felt like it was for large groups or families with kids. probably would've stayed longer if sat in a more comfortable area. That part of the dining area was still pretty bare when we left. With being said i would come back for the lobster roll.

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AV
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

Building and facility was beautiful. We were there 25-30 minutes before our order was taken and the restaurant wasn't very busy at all. By the time we finished our meal it was 15 minutes between asking for the check and receiving it. Very disappointed in the service and the portion sizes were not very good as well. Much different restaurant compared to the one in Buckhead for sure.

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H
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant, great food, good service and nice outdoor seating.

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DW
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

not worth the cost of the food, nothing was wrong just have had much better

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JB
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Brussels sprouts are amazing! I keep going back for them. Service could use some work, we felt rushed and we do nearly every time we go.

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BG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous lobster roll. Served with melted butter. Had roasted Brussels sprouts with it. Yum.

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V
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall good experience!! Did not get a glass of Merlot , like my friend and I wanted. All entrees were delicious and Brussels sprouts and hush puppies were fantastic!!
We will visit again!

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RA
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside by ourselves. Very quiet. Cheerful and prompt service. My fish was cooked just right, as were the vegetables. The key lime pie was superb.

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