Sweet Auburn Seafood

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$30 and under
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Seafood
SWEET AUBURN SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & LOUNGE will bring an upscale, mid-priced, white table cloth dining experience to Auburn Avenue in Atlanta.
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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We booked the reservation at 3:00 we were told that the kitchen stops at 3:30 after we arrived. They should only take reservations until 2:30 if the kitchen stops at 3:30. The hostess couldn’t be bothered and they were so packed we didn’t get seated until 3:30.

CM
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great-seafood omelette was fresh and delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I came for brunch before going to battle of the bands and it was awesome! They have their own parking, service was great (thanks Antonette) and the food was delicious. They also had a DJ that was incredible and fit the brunch perfectly.

TS
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would recommend Sweet Auburn Seafood. They had a brunch menu when we went on MLK day which was more limited for seafood options which was the main reason we went. However, I ordered the gumbo and shirmp and grits. Friend had the chicken and waffles (which came with 2 shrimp).

Gumbo was good. It was a tad lukewarm which wasn't the right temp but it had nice flavor and amount of seafood. The shrimp and grits was good but super rich cream sauce that overwhelmed the grits. Less would have been more for the amount of sauch. The shrimp were big and fresh and def the star of the dish. My friend liked her dish. Service was good. The DJ spinning 90s hits made the experience more fun.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed it. The waitress with the low blonde hair was fabulous

SS
Detroit
32 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Sweet Auburn and was very happy with food and service. Will be back!!

AR
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The food was bland and overpriced. I expected better. I went for brunch 2 years ago and the food was great, bring back the chef.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Happy New Year!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

RON IS AMAZING!! Dj played the best of the best. Food is impeccable. Do not miss this venue

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal, I had two of the Hennessy strawberry margaritas they were delicious little string but good the prices could be a little unadjusted. There were four of us and our tab ended up being $299. I feel you all could come down on your prices a little. Our drinks were $90

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I didn’t realize that we showed up for brunch so the menu was a bit short but the food was good and great service by our server Ron.

g
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Server charged my card 3 dollars more than i gave her for the tip not cool at all

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time here and they’ve yet to disappoint! The fried salmon is our go to and it was delish! The cheese grits are mouth-watering; the Arnold Palmer, perfect! The music can be a bit much, but I’d still rate it high!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

They should train their wait staff to be more efficient.

K
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

So let me start by saying this was a great place for me an my fiancé anniversary we loved the live music. I would give it 5 stars but you guys over charged my card. My bill was 82$ And I left a 7$ tip in CASH an My statement says you charged me 96.14$ .. I put lines through my receipt so I’m confused how I got charged 96$ when my receipt says 82$ nobody is answering my call. so that means my server added her own tip I’m not sure what Happened but I’m not pleased. It for two people and I got the lobster pot pie which wasn’t even worth it to be honest it was way to soupy. My fiancé got the shrimp and grits an it was good ..I didn’t complain though because I didn’t want to ruin my anniversary that night. And I would love to go back but I just want to know why I was over charged,. And then another server that wasn’t even mine asked for my ID because I got a dusse margarita and I was offended because MY server already checked my ID. She just randomly stopped and asked me for my ID .....And I told her that my server already checked my ID she gave me a stank face. I’m not even the type to leave long reviews I just want an answer !!

FF
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Wasn't all that I've heard about.
Average food at best.

S
Oklahoma City
48 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem, the desk clerk at the Hilton Gardens Inn recommended. Food was awesome and so was the service. It was quite but we were there at 11:00 in the morning

A
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I visited here with my mother n law who was visiting for the holidays. Last time she visited, we came to this restaurant and she enjoyed the live music. The stuffed flounder and mashed potatoes were AMAZING. It was enough for two people. The service was great and ambiance is nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to brunch for my birthday. The service was really good and the food was great. I got the seafood pot pie. I would definitely come back!

C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Valet parking is $10. Very noisy with no acoustics to muffle sounds. Service was very slow and several missteps with drinks (small wine/beer selection) and food. Each of us in our party felt we could cook our dishes better than the chef. Out of Jambalaya for 2 days. Southern cuisine--not so much. This is no Mary Mac's or Pitty Pat's Porch.

l
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time, the food was very good. I did not realize dinner did not start until 5pm instead of 4pm it was still lunch time. Unusual. I wanted to try the soups still on menu, was told you no longer serve them. It all worked out. My Mom enjoyed her birthday meal,cake and ice cream.

OT
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delicious and service was great!

OT
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was a 30th birthday lunch for my boyfriend!

O
Atlanta
212 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The neighborhood just has too much activity...and, in my opinion, not the right activity. I felt unsafe as I was visiting the restaurant. The food was descent but I could not get over someone's attempt to smash the window outside. I really could not focus on my meal after that. The service was okay, the food was descent but I likely won't be back. Visit this location at your own risk. It's a shame the historic Auburn Avenue area has become what it has.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. The server did not really smile and the food took about 25 mins. Overall, everything was great!

SH
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service , good music and delicious food! We'll be back!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere

MM
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there for a friend’s send off joining a party of about 40 people. For the short time there I really enjoyed the ambiance and the service. It was near closing so I ordered the Seafood Nachos to go. I was really pleased when I arrived home. I topped the nachos with the seafood, zapped the cheese sauce and demolished the dish! It was superb, satisfying and so refreshing!! I plan to bring my husband the next time since I didn’t share my nachos!

b
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and customer service. Made reservations for brunch food and drinks were excellent

S
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

This was my first time - was very excited based on what I had heard about the place... decided to order the crab cakes since the menu said it was lump crab meat. Definitely wasn't lump crab meet... shredded claw meat & fillers. Super disappointed. Mashed potatoes had more butter than potatoes. Turkey rib appetizer wasn't bad but only two ribs. Way overpriced for what it is... don't understand the hype.

JJ
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my husband’s birthday and we had an amazing time. The food was delicious, the service was top of the line, and the live entertainment were great. My husband can’t wait to come back.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was friendly, the was good, the bartender was generous and our server great!

DW
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was cool or whatever.

JT
Oklahoma City
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was very good, service was attentive. This was a fairly busy place on a Saturday evening. To accommodate the crowd, tables were pushed closer together than normal, leaving little room for servers or other diners to walk without bumping into other diners.

We ordered appetizers, soup/salad, and entrees. The appetizers and soup/salad all came out at the same time. Therefore soup was cold before the appetizers were finished.

However the entrees were served at an appropriate time following the clearing of dishes from first two courses.

Seafood entrees were tasty and served at appropriate temperature. Grilled shrimp and stuffed flounder. Very good.

Desert was also quite good—peach cobbler with ice cream.

Our only real negative comment concerns the neighborhood within which this restaurant is located. Our Uber driver was unfamiliar with the exact location, therefore unknowingly dropped us off about a block from the restaurant. Several folks on the street saw this as their cue to be fairly aggressive in asking us for money as we walked to the restaurant. Upon finishing dinner and calling for another Uber, the hostess was helpful in suggesting that we not venture outside until our driver was there.

Overall a good dining experience but not a place we would visit again due to the neighborhood.

NM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Bathroom was inconveniencing and the appetizers came out way too late.

A
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience1

Over priced. Urban chic ambience. They forgot to check my reservation in during my visit forgot about my bday request and reported me as a no show. Food ok .drinks suck and get over charged

TW
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The waitress was great, very attentive, and knowledgeable of the menu. The food was okay, nothing spectacular. I would definitely recommend for the experience.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. Seasoned extremely well and the texture and freshness was outstanding. Only slightly disappointed by small serving size for the sides.

SM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing. A little crowded and the seating is very close. The live band was the best! The singer even pointed me out for singing along!