Fontaine's Oyster House

★★★★☆
  • 1026 1/2 North Highland Avenue Northeast

    Atlanta, GA 30306

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  • 404-872-0869

About Fontaine's Oyster House

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Mon, Wed - Sat, 11:30am - 2:30am; Tue, 4pm - 2:30am; Sun, noon - midnight

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Fontaines has the most RUDE female bartender I have ever encountered. Shoulder length curly hair. Always has a scowl on her face. ALWAYS check your bill - she added on to mine. The two friends I was with thought she was awful as well.

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★★★★★

Fontaines has the most RUDE female bartender I have ever encountered. Shoulder length curly hair. Always has a scowl on her face. ALWAYS check your bill - she added on to mine. The two friends I was with thought she was awful as well.

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It's the Hand-in-Hand part 2 in the heart of Virginia Highland. Walk in after 5pm and expect this oyster house to be filled with the still-thinks-they're-in-college popped collar set.

But something funny happens in the day time. Fontaine's is actually pretty cool. Oysters get shucked right at the raw bar, there are these great floor-to-ceiling windows that open up right on N. Highland, the place has an elegant but dark feel to it. I've always avoided the place because of the weekend crowds (both who, and how many) but strolling in for a late-afternoon beer on a Saturday was quite refreshing. Worth it, at the right time.

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★★★☆☆

It's the Hand-in-Hand part 2 in the heart of Virginia Highland. Walk in after 5pm and expect this oyster house to be filled with the still-thinks-they're-in-college popped collar set.

But something funny happens in the day time. Fontaine's is actually pretty cool. Oysters get shucked right at the raw bar, there are these great floor-to-ceiling windows that open up right on N. Highland, the place has an elegant but dark feel to it. I've always avoided the place because of the weekend crowds (both who, and how many) but strolling in for a late-afternoon beer on a Saturday was quite refreshing. Worth it, at the right time.

Pros: Decent vibe in the day time.

Cons: At night? Hello frat guys!

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Groupon purchase finally got me in this restaurant. Passed so many times while eating at Murphy's or .shopping at Chico's. I was really satisfied with the GREAT Oysters baked Rockerfeller, Shrimp Scampi and Parmesan crusted oysters. Ummmm . Don't miss the sumptious platter of HOT Alaskan Crab legs, U peel Shrimp, Clams, Hot in the shell Oysters... AND come ready to work at opening everything and smelling a little fishy afterwards. Looking forward to my next forage.

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★★★★★

Groupon purchase finally got me in this restaurant. Passed so many times while eating at Murphy's or .shopping at Chico's. I was really satisfied with the GREAT Oysters baked Rockerfeller, Shrimp Scampi and Parmesan crusted oysters. Ummmm . Don't miss the sumptious platter of HOT Alaskan Crab legs, U peel Shrimp, Clams, Hot in the shell Oysters... AND come ready to work at opening everything and smelling a little fishy afterwards. Looking forward to my next forage.

Pros: Tasty and Fresh fron the Sea!

Cons: Is a Bar - with covered veranda seating -- smoking in Bar

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Fontaine's is a fun place to go. They have good seafood. Great po-boys. The patio out back is fun and great in nice weather. The muffalatta looked good too!

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★★★★☆

Fontaine's is a fun place to go. They have good seafood. Great po-boys. The patio out back is fun and great in nice weather. The muffalatta looked good too!

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I've only come here for the bar, but I've enjoyed it. It's a very narrow space, so it's hard to move around, but if you can get out ont he back patio then it's great.

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★★★☆☆

I've only come here for the bar, but I've enjoyed it. It's a very narrow space, so it's hard to move around, but if you can get out ont he back patio then it's great.

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I tried this restaurant for the $5 Oyster special and got sick from this place. The location is great, but they are not keeping this place clean. The bathroom was dirty and the patio was not clean. Servers could also use more training. I have a rule to never return to places that made me sick so I will not return. I'll go to Six Feet Under the next time I am craving Oysters. Be careful if you order food.

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★★☆☆☆

I tried this restaurant for the $5 Oyster special and got sick from this place. The location is great, but they are not keeping this place clean. The bathroom was dirty and the patio was not clean. Servers could also use more training. I have a rule to never return to places that made me sick so I will not return. I'll go to Six Feet Under the next time I am craving Oysters. Be careful if you order food.

Pros: Great Location with Comp Valet behind restaurant

Cons: Poor Service, Dirty Restaurant

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Fontaine was a bar that my boyfriend and I stumbled upon on one of our "let's just get out of the house" escapades. I admit, it was a nice find. Both my boyfriend and I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. He had the chicken fingers and I had the raw oysters, which were so fresh and briny. I was so surprised because you just can't get fresh seafood in Atlanta without paying out the a** for it. And the best part is that it was only $5 bucks, which is the special every Tuesday after 5 pm! $4 Heinekens, fresh seafood, and chill atmosphere? You can't beat that.

However, I didn't care too much for the service. The hostess was incredibly sweet and inviting but the bartender was very nonchalant. So long as service isn't rude, overly intent, and incompetent, so long as he gets my order right and on time with no sass, then I'm good. Other than that, this is the spot for seafood lovers and people who just wanna chill.

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★★★★☆

Fontaine was a bar that my boyfriend and I stumbled upon on one of our "let's just get out of the house" escapades. I admit, it was a nice find. Both my boyfriend and I enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. He had the chicken fingers and I had the raw oysters, which were so fresh and briny. I was so surprised because you just can't get fresh seafood in Atlanta without paying out the a** for it. And the best part is that it was only $5 bucks, which is the special every Tuesday after 5 pm! $4 Heinekens, fresh seafood, and chill atmosphere? You can't beat that.

However, I didn't care too much for the service. The hostess was incredibly sweet and inviting but the bartender was very nonchalant. So long as service isn't rude, overly intent, and incompetent, so long as he gets my order right and on time with no sass, then I'm good. Other than that, this is the spot for seafood lovers and people who just wanna chill.

Pros: Freash seafood with great specials!

Cons: Mixed medicore to excellent service.

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Went there for a pre-Christmas dinner and even though the service was a bit slow the food more than made up for it. I highley recommend the oyster rockerfeller. Perfect amount of cheese and fresh spinach on plump oysters. And the lobster bisque was full of lobster. Will definitely be coming back for more.

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★★★★★

Went there for a pre-Christmas dinner and even though the service was a bit slow the food more than made up for it. I highley recommend the oyster rockerfeller. Perfect amount of cheese and fresh spinach on plump oysters. And the lobster bisque was full of lobster. Will definitely be coming back for more.

Pros: Food

Cons: parking

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My girlfriend and I visited Fontaines last Saturday and were treated to the usual great food and drink. While not regulars at Fontaines we have noticed a lowering of the service levels. We would like to congratulate the young lady working at the bar as she was the bright spot, always smiling and outgoing trying her best to make our (and other customers) enjoy our time at the restaurant. This was not true of any of the other staff on duty who seemed to be going out of their way to be illusive and neither of us can remember any of them raising a smile. We would suggest the staff model themselves on the young lady behind the bar who we presume was the manager. Good food needs to be accompanied by good service. 3 stars for the food, and one additional star for the bar tender.

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★★★★☆

My girlfriend and I visited Fontaines last Saturday and were treated to the usual great food and drink. While not regulars at Fontaines we have noticed a lowering of the service levels. We would like to congratulate the young lady working at the bar as she was the bright spot, always smiling and outgoing trying her best to make our (and other customers) enjoy our time at the restaurant. This was not true of any of the other staff on duty who seemed to be going out of their way to be illusive and neither of us can remember any of them raising a smile. We would suggest the staff model themselves on the young lady behind the bar who we presume was the manager. Good food needs to be accompanied by good service. 3 stars for the food, and one additional star for the bar tender.

Pros: Great food, best oysters in town, great bar tender

Cons: unhelpful staff

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As a native New Orleanian, I miss Gulf Coast seafood so much. And along came Fontaine's... I've never eaten at a good New Orleans restaurant outside of NO, so I was suspicious but Fontaine's does not disappoint. They get their seafood in fresh from the Gulf, utterly delicious.

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★★★★★

As a native New Orleanian, I miss Gulf Coast seafood so much. And along came Fontaine's... I've never eaten at a good New Orleans restaurant outside of NO, so I was suspicious but Fontaine's does not disappoint. They get their seafood in fresh from the Gulf, utterly delicious.

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The oysters are incredible plus they have a cool scene. I love the happy hour and late night specials! Not to mention at lunch, you can really get in and out.

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★★★★★

The oysters are incredible plus they have a cool scene. I love the happy hour and late night specials! Not to mention at lunch, you can really get in and out.

Pros: patio seating, food, crowd

Cons: None

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The food is very good, but the bar is frequently crowded. The fresh oysters are excellent, the fried seafood PoBoys are not as good as other places. The margaritas are horrible, they use very cheap mix.

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★★★★☆

The food is very good, but the bar is frequently crowded. The fresh oysters are excellent, the fried seafood PoBoys are not as good as other places. The margaritas are horrible, they use very cheap mix.

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This was a great recent find for me. It has a cozy pub feel and I can only imagine how fantastic the back patio is in the warmer months. The service staff was very helpful and attentive. The menu is fairly standard, but the food itself is far from it. I highly recommend the freshly made spinach dip appetizer, and I do mean FRESH. Also, the grilled chicken sandwich reminded me of backyard summer cook-outs - perfect! If you are looking for a completely unpretentious locale, this is it.

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★★★★☆

This was a great recent find for me. It has a cozy pub feel and I can only imagine how fantastic the back patio is in the warmer months. The service staff was very helpful and attentive. The menu is fairly standard, but the food itself is far from it. I highly recommend the freshly made spinach dip appetizer, and I do mean FRESH. Also, the grilled chicken sandwich reminded me of backyard summer cook-outs - perfect! If you are looking for a completely unpretentious locale, this is it.

Pros: parking in back and no valet before 5pm!

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We LOVE Fontaine's and dine there often due to the outstanding and attentive service and tasty food. The food doesn't disappoint, including various cajun dishes and specials throughout the week. They've even added the famous "steamhouse bisque" to the Fontaine's menu. The atmosphere is unique; you can count on fun quotes posted throughout the restaurant to brighten your week. The staff adds to the neighborhood atmosphere and overall charm. The last time we were there, our waitress was efficient, friendly, and personable. She never stopped smiling -- even when my husband teased her about her baseball hat and watch. As a frequent guest, I whole-heartedly recommend you visit Fontaine's often. I'll see you there.

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★★★★★

We LOVE Fontaine's and dine there often due to the outstanding and attentive service and tasty food. The food doesn't disappoint, including various cajun dishes and specials throughout the week. They've even added the famous "steamhouse bisque" to the Fontaine's menu. The atmosphere is unique; you can count on fun quotes posted throughout the restaurant to brighten your week. The staff adds to the neighborhood atmosphere and overall charm. The last time we were there, our waitress was efficient, friendly, and personable. She never stopped smiling -- even when my husband teased her about her baseball hat and watch. As a frequent guest, I whole-heartedly recommend you visit Fontaine's often. I'll see you there.

Pros: Great service, delicious food, excellent location

Cons: Gets crowded due to populatiry

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If you go (and I don't recommend it), don't sit at the bar. My friend and I went on a Sunday afternoon after laying by a pool all day and wanted a refreshing cocktail before heading home for the evening. The bartender was as rude as could be, hated being at work that day, acted like she was hungover or stoned or both. She didn't want to wait on us, obviously, and only wanted to speak to people that worked there. Couldn't recommend a refreshing cocktail, didn't bother with fruit, and was just out and out ugly. I'd been there before and had bad service, but considered it a fluke. I love the way the bar looks, and if you like Katrina oysters, then this is the place for you. Oh yeah, some fool "mother" had their child sitting with them at the bar with about a dozen smokers around. Nice! I only eat cold water oysters, and they don't have many of those. Used to like Fontaine's, but not any more! Stay away from the bar at all costs.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you go (and I don't recommend it), don't sit at the bar. My friend and I went on a Sunday afternoon after laying by a pool all day and wanted a refreshing cocktail before heading home for the evening. The bartender was as rude as could be, hated being at work that day, acted like she was hungover or stoned or both. She didn't want to wait on us, obviously, and only wanted to speak to people that worked there. Couldn't recommend a refreshing cocktail, didn't bother with fruit, and was just out and out ugly. I'd been there before and had bad service, but considered it a fluke. I love the way the bar looks, and if you like Katrina oysters, then this is the place for you. Oh yeah, some fool "mother" had their child sitting with them at the bar with about a dozen smokers around. Nice! I only eat cold water oysters, and they don't have many of those. Used to like Fontaine's, but not any more! Stay away from the bar at all costs.

Pros: Great neighborhood location

Cons: Crappy, surly service from the Sunday bartender

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After hearing rave reviews for months, we finally decided to check it out. Unfortunately, we left bitter and disatisfied with no desire to visit again.

The food was very good but completely overshadowed by the rude, obnoxious service. From the moment we were seated, our waitress clearly had no interest in serving us: she chucked our coasters at the table and stalked off without so much as a greeting. Later our drinks ran out repeatedly and when she did finally come back to fill them she acted like she was doing us a huge favor. She split our check incorrectly (after simple, explicit instructions) and then yelled at us about it. Then when we politely pointed out an error on the bill, she proceded to argue with us loudly and angrily. Finally she snatched the bill from my hand and stomped away lke a petulent child. I have had neglectful or disinterested servers before, but I've honestly never had one so aggressive and angry. Before leaving, we spoke to a manager about to the service. She (insincerely) thanked us for telling her, but was disinterested and unapologic.

There are lots of great bars and restaurants in the Highlands. We don't have to subject ourselves to this sort of treatment in order to get good food. I'll never go back and I'll never recommend it to friends.

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★★☆☆☆

After hearing rave reviews for months, we finally decided to check it out. Unfortunately, we left bitter and disatisfied with no desire to visit again.

The food was very good but completely overshadowed by the rude, obnoxious service. From the moment we were seated, our waitress clearly had no interest in serving us: she chucked our coasters at the table and stalked off without so much as a greeting. Later our drinks ran out repeatedly and when she did finally come back to fill them she acted like she was doing us a huge favor. She split our check incorrectly (after simple, explicit instructions) and then yelled at us about it. Then when we politely pointed out an error on the bill, she proceded to argue with us loudly and angrily. Finally she snatched the bill from my hand and stomped away lke a petulent child. I have had neglectful or disinterested servers before, but I've honestly never had one so aggressive and angry. Before leaving, we spoke to a manager about to the service. She (insincerely) thanked us for telling her, but was disinterested and unapologic.

There are lots of great bars and restaurants in the Highlands. We don't have to subject ourselves to this sort of treatment in order to get good food. I'll never go back and I'll never recommend it to friends.

Pros: Good food

Cons: horrible service, music so loud you have to shout to be heard

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One of the city's best casual places to down a few oysters and a cold drink. Very authentic, great atmosphere (anything but chain or concept restaurant like). Staff is great, as evidenced by the number of folks we met who described themselves as regulars. Try anything on the menu. Judging by our experience you can't go wrong.

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★★★★★

One of the city's best casual places to down a few oysters and a cold drink. Very authentic, great atmosphere (anything but chain or concept restaurant like). Staff is great, as evidenced by the number of folks we met who described themselves as regulars. Try anything on the menu. Judging by our experience you can't go wrong.

Pros: ambience and value

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I tried Fontaine's late on a Friday night. It was packed packed packed! Shoulder to shoulder, butt to butt, breasts to breasts when you walked in... Everyone was friendly, smiling and of course, carrying atleast one drink in thier hands. We made our way to the outdoor patio which was much less populated. Had a few beers, sampled a couple dozen oysters and moved onto dinner. I continues with oysters -- YUMMM-O while my dinner date did the salmon -- big, moist, yummy.

We ended with a couple of mixed drinks which were not nearly strong enough for a lush like me. I loved the crowd though. I will definately go back for beer and oysters once it warms up a bit in good ole Georgia!

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★★★☆☆

I tried Fontaine's late on a Friday night. It was packed packed packed! Shoulder to shoulder, butt to butt, breasts to breasts when you walked in... Everyone was friendly, smiling and of course, carrying atleast one drink in thier hands. We made our way to the outdoor patio which was much less populated. Had a few beers, sampled a couple dozen oysters and moved onto dinner. I continues with oysters -- YUMMM-O while my dinner date did the salmon -- big, moist, yummy.

We ended with a couple of mixed drinks which were not nearly strong enough for a lush like me. I loved the crowd though. I will definately go back for beer and oysters once it warms up a bit in good ole Georgia!

Pros: Fresh Sweet Oysters

Cons: S-L-O-W service -- you have to practically be your own waiter!

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Words can't do this place justice! I dine at Fontaine's regularly, and I am never disappointed. Table service is pleasant, friendly, fast, and attentive. The food is fantastic (especially the hushpuppies, bisque, & steampot). The overall atmosphere is fun; you just don't want to leave. There are also specials Sun - Thurs, as if I need more reasons to visit this neighborhood hot spot. I love sitting on the outside patio (it's heated and covered), and we never miss an opportunity to take friends and visitors for an outstanding dinner. If you haven't been to Fontaine's yet, what are you waiting for?

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★★★★★

Words can't do this place justice! I dine at Fontaine's regularly, and I am never disappointed. Table service is pleasant, friendly, fast, and attentive. The food is fantastic (especially the hushpuppies, bisque, & steampot). The overall atmosphere is fun; you just don't want to leave. There are also specials Sun - Thurs, as if I need more reasons to visit this neighborhood hot spot. I love sitting on the outside patio (it's heated and covered), and we never miss an opportunity to take friends and visitors for an outstanding dinner. If you haven't been to Fontaine's yet, what are you waiting for?

Pros: Service, Ambience

Cons: NONE!!

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Fontaine's in The Highlands has been around for years, and I don't know why we don't do lunch there more often. It's the sister restaurant to the "Steamhouse Lounge" in Buckhead, but has a totally different vibe. It's like being in some small groovey, yes groovey, oyster bar off Bourbon St. in New Orleans. We always start with one of the coldest beers in the ATL, and a bowl of that tasty lobster bisque. Then on to oysters, half-shell, or prepared anyway you like. Our favorite is Oyster's Rockefeller. I'm starting to get hungry again, just thinking about them.

Any of the fried seafood baskets are fine, but we just stick with the peel-and-eat shrimp, by the pound. This is one of our favorite lunch spots, and is the place ever so clean. The dark paneling, exposed rock walls, and oversized light fixtures, and gas lamps, set the mood. Service is always quick and pleasant. Fun casual dining at it's best!

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★★★★★

Fontaine's in The Highlands has been around for years, and I don't know why we don't do lunch there more often. It's the sister restaurant to the "Steamhouse Lounge" in Buckhead, but has a totally different vibe. It's like being in some small groovey, yes groovey, oyster bar off Bourbon St. in New Orleans. We always start with one of the coldest beers in the ATL, and a bowl of that tasty lobster bisque. Then on to oysters, half-shell, or prepared anyway you like. Our favorite is Oyster's Rockefeller. I'm starting to get hungry again, just thinking about them.

Any of the fried seafood baskets are fine, but we just stick with the peel-and-eat shrimp, by the pound. This is one of our favorite lunch spots, and is the place ever so clean. The dark paneling, exposed rock walls, and oversized light fixtures, and gas lamps, set the mood. Service is always quick and pleasant. Fun casual dining at it's best!

Pros: Lobster Bisque, Oyster's, Steamed Shrimp!

Cons: Parking In The Highlands, Always A Hassel!

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I used to go to Fontaine's weekly. The service used to be incredible, quick, and attentive. The drinks used to be strong and came quickly to the table. The food is always good. The place had a laidback vibe with Blues music playing and friendly staff. What happened?! The last two times I went, we sat outside and the servers ignored our table. Recently, we had to ask to get menus and then waited about 25 minutes before telling the waitress that we were ready to order our food. The last two times I went, the servers were rude, acted as if they couldn't be bothered with us, and never checked on how we were doing. If the staff is too busy, then the management should hire more servers for busy evenings and knock off the snooty servers who act as if they work for the DMV. I wish the old staff still worked there.

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★★★★☆

I used to go to Fontaine's weekly. The service used to be incredible, quick, and attentive. The drinks used to be strong and came quickly to the table. The food is always good. The place had a laidback vibe with Blues music playing and friendly staff. What happened?! The last two times I went, we sat outside and the servers ignored our table. Recently, we had to ask to get menus and then waited about 25 minutes before telling the waitress that we were ready to order our food. The last two times I went, the servers were rude, acted as if they couldn't be bothered with us, and never checked on how we were doing. If the staff is too busy, then the management should hire more servers for busy evenings and knock off the snooty servers who act as if they work for the DMV. I wish the old staff still worked there.

Pros: Great Food, Nice atmosphere with Outside Seating

Cons: Bad Service

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We discovered Fontaine's by accident but now consider it our new favorite in Virginina Highland. The Monday night special $4 1/2 lb. peel and eat shrimp was excellent and an amazing deal. The gumbo and cajun riceballs were excellent as well - all for amazingly low prices. Our server was attentive and speedy and it was a great experience overall. The menu has so many different seafood dishes to offer that we will be back many times before we ever get the same thing twice.

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★★★★★

We discovered Fontaine's by accident but now consider it our new favorite in Virginina Highland. The Monday night special $4 1/2 lb. peel and eat shrimp was excellent and an amazing deal. The gumbo and cajun riceballs were excellent as well - all for amazingly low prices. Our server was attentive and speedy and it was a great experience overall. The menu has so many different seafood dishes to offer that we will be back many times before we ever get the same thing twice.

Pros: Central VaHi location, Great Food, Inexpensive

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Clue1: Lethargic waitress with 3lbs of food splatter on her clothing.
Clue2: Watered down Coke that tasted like water.
Clue4: My girlfriend's mom said something to me; I replied; she asked if I was sure it was ok. The waitress turns to me and starts forcibly saying "What!? What's wrong!?" I said "Nothing" but she wouldn't give up..."What's wrong, what's not ok!?" I finally shut her up by saying "NOTHING."

My girlfriend ordered a plate of shrimp and hush puppies. There were 6 unappetizing shrimpies and four hush puppies on her plate. It looked more like an appetizer than a meal. I ordered the Turkey Club only to find nasty, raw bacon inside. I found the waitress, she said that was "the way they cook it."

Meanwhile, extremely random songs would come up on the speakers at a blasting volume, which would then be turned down a minute later. Insane.

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★☆☆☆☆

Clue1: Lethargic waitress with 3lbs of food splatter on her clothing.
Clue2: Watered down Coke that tasted like water.
Clue4: My girlfriend's mom said something to me; I replied; she asked if I was sure it was ok. The waitress turns to me and starts forcibly saying "What!? What's wrong!?" I said "Nothing" but she wouldn't give up..."What's wrong, what's not ok!?" I finally shut her up by saying "NOTHING."

My girlfriend ordered a plate of shrimp and hush puppies. There were 6 unappetizing shrimpies and four hush puppies on her plate. It looked more like an appetizer than a meal. I ordered the Turkey Club only to find nasty, raw bacon inside. I found the waitress, she said that was "the way they cook it."

Meanwhile, extremely random songs would come up on the speakers at a blasting volume, which would then be turned down a minute later. Insane.

Pros: it's in va highlands

Cons: disgusting food, disgusting service, disgusting overall

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I can't slam the place, it's not bad, it's just not that good either. The drinks were affordable, but so watered down, that it explained the discounted price. The grilled chicken is so bland that the lettuce in my salad overpowered it. But the service is fine, and the hushpuppies and shrimp fritters are good (but you'll feel like your arteries are clogging up if you eat too many of them). Overall, I'd give it a 5 out of 10.

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★★★☆☆

I can't slam the place, it's not bad, it's just not that good either. The drinks were affordable, but so watered down, that it explained the discounted price. The grilled chicken is so bland that the lettuce in my salad overpowered it. But the service is fine, and the hushpuppies and shrimp fritters are good (but you'll feel like your arteries are clogging up if you eat too many of them). Overall, I'd give it a 5 out of 10.

Pros: location, appetizers

Cons: food, drinks

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we were there on a tuesday afternoon sitting at the bar. they had $2 special drafts on summer ale and a dozen fresh raw oysters for like $3! we had a blast!

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★★★★★

we were there on a tuesday afternoon sitting at the bar. they had $2 special drafts on summer ale and a dozen fresh raw oysters for like $3! we had a blast!

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This place was a very cool resturant. Very hip crowd, but also casual and laid back. Food was good. Nothing to write home about, but I think you go for the experience and not the food. Good for a first date.

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★★★★☆

This place was a very cool resturant. Very hip crowd, but also casual and laid back. Food was good. Nothing to write home about, but I think you go for the experience and not the food. Good for a first date.

Pros: Inexpensive, Nice Crowd, Relaxed

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Maybe it was my waitress first day but she was so clueless I had to the bar to get my own drink. The food took 45 minutes and I asked to see the manager but was told they were too busy to come to my table. Snotty better than thou Vir Highland attitude. Get over it your not that cool.

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★★☆☆☆

Maybe it was my waitress first day but she was so clueless I had to the bar to get my own drink. The food took 45 minutes and I asked to see the manager but was told they were too busy to come to my table. Snotty better than thou Vir Highland attitude. Get over it your not that cool.

Pros: still thinking

Cons: food, service, parking

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The people there are friendly, the oysters are fresh and the shucker is good and fast. If you are serious about oyster eating you need to check it out.

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★★★★★

The people there are friendly, the oysters are fresh and the shucker is good and fast. If you are serious about oyster eating you need to check it out.

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Somehow it took us three months of living in Va-Hi to discover this gem, but we can't stop going now that we've found it! Service is unfailingly polite, actually joins in on the fun at the table instead of merely serving and taking orders, food is delicious and not too expensive; forget about the fries if you order a sandwich, hush puppies are the way to go. The bar crowd pours in on Fridays and Saturdays, but don't worry about getting there too late to eat, they'll find a place for you.

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★★★★★

Somehow it took us three months of living in Va-Hi to discover this gem, but we can't stop going now that we've found it! Service is unfailingly polite, actually joins in on the fun at the table instead of merely serving and taking orders, food is delicious and not too expensive; forget about the fries if you order a sandwich, hush puppies are the way to go. The bar crowd pours in on Fridays and Saturdays, but don't worry about getting there too late to eat, they'll find a place for you.

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The very best New Orleans style Oyster Bar in Atlanta.

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★★★★★

The very best New Orleans style Oyster Bar in Atlanta.

Pros: Oyster Selection, Great Service

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Muscles, Clams, Oysters OH MY - fresh, yummie and you can't help coming back for more - and you won't break the bank. A little east coast "shore" in the heart of Atlanta.

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★★★★★

Muscles, Clams, Oysters OH MY - fresh, yummie and you can't help coming back for more - and you won't break the bank. A little east coast "shore" in the heart of Atlanta.

Pros: Quality Food, Informal Atmosphere, Fun Wait staff

Cons: Smoking inside, CROWDS, No reservations

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Average food. Sometimes surly service. A nice place to escape for a beer and steamed shrimp on a hot day, but go elsewhere if you're craving serious Cajun cuisine.

1
★★★☆☆

Average food. Sometimes surly service. A nice place to escape for a beer and steamed shrimp on a hot day, but go elsewhere if you're craving serious Cajun cuisine.

Cons: average food

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Saddle up to the oyster bar, make friends with a shucker and order an Abita while you wait for your dozen. Its going to be awhile before you get that table on the back patio, so get comfortable standing up and downing oysters. The food is average, with the exception of addictive hush puppies and slightly above-average gumbo. Meeting friends? Make sure one of you gets there early enough to grab a big table in the back.

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★★★★☆

Saddle up to the oyster bar, make friends with a shucker and order an Abita while you wait for your dozen. Its going to be awhile before you get that table on the back patio, so get comfortable standing up and downing oysters. The food is average, with the exception of addictive hush puppies and slightly above-average gumbo. Meeting friends? Make sure one of you gets there early enough to grab a big table in the back.

Pros: fresh oysters

Cons: crowded

Editorial from

Fontaine's devotes itself to creative ways with oysters. We think unadorned raw is best, with a splash of lemon, but there are variations of standard preparations. However, we object to cheeses on our Rockefeller, as cheese and shellfish…

 

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