Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

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  • 5635 Jimmy Carter Blvd

    Norcross, GA 30071

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  • 770-849-0600

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Excellent in everything the food, the atmosphere, the service. The coconut shrimp were the best i've ever had; only the sauce was different, not the ususal coconut creame sausce i've become accustomed to. All in all it was a great experience; a lovely place to take out of town guest or for any other special occasion.

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★★★★★

Excellent in everything the food, the atmosphere, the service. The coconut shrimp were the best i've ever had; only the sauce was different, not the ususal coconut creame sausce i've become accustomed to. All in all it was a great experience; a lovely place to take out of town guest or for any other special occasion.

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Great atmosphere,good food the big bay platter is perfect and you have to have a ""Swamp Thing"" is awesome!!!

2
★★★★★

Great atmosphere,good food the big bay platter is perfect and you have to have a ""Swamp Thing"" is awesome!!!

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It was a busy Saturday dinner when my family and I arrived there. We were asked to wait for our turn. A few minutes after, we had our table and was provided with great service and good food. We love the craw fish bisque. The platter is really good for family dining.

2
★★★★☆

It was a busy Saturday dinner when my family and I arrived there. We were asked to wait for our turn. A few minutes after, we had our table and was provided with great service and good food. We love the craw fish bisque. The platter is really good for family dining.

Pros: great location

Cons: we had to wait for a while

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I have eaten here three times. The first time I ordered a salmon special. The salmon wasn't bad, but it wasn't memorable. It didn't have enough flavor, especially for a cajun restaurant. The second time I came here my food was awesome. The third time I had a po'boy that was decent. I don't know if it depends on the day or the dish, but the food doesn't seem to be consistent. The dessert, however, is consistently great! I would go back, but if may not be my first choice unless I want dessert.

3
★★★☆☆

I have eaten here three times. The first time I ordered a salmon special. The salmon wasn't bad, but it wasn't memorable. It didn't have enough flavor, especially for a cajun restaurant. The second time I came here my food was awesome. The third time I had a po'boy that was decent. I don't know if it depends on the day or the dish, but the food doesn't seem to be consistent. The dessert, however, is consistently great! I would go back, but if may not be my first choice unless I want dessert.

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One of my favorite restaurants in the area. Took a group of 10 there last Friday for a business lunch and although the restaurant was packed and people were waiting in line, we were seated relatively quickly. Everyone was very impressed with the menu selection and when our meal came, it was perfection. It was understandable that the service was a bit slower than normal, but it was a very busy day. We will be back!

2
★★★★★

One of my favorite restaurants in the area. Took a group of 10 there last Friday for a business lunch and although the restaurant was packed and people were waiting in line, we were seated relatively quickly. Everyone was very impressed with the menu selection and when our meal came, it was perfection. It was understandable that the service was a bit slower than normal, but it was a very busy day. We will be back!

Pros: Definitely the Menu

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really a huge let down!my husband and i went tonight,people that work there were saggin their pants and aprons!the salad dressing tasted like water,the portion was not what i had in mind..i ordered the SEAFOOD PLATTER,i got...one tiny peice of fish,3tiny shrimp,1processed stuff crab,and potatoes that had huge lumps!the oyster was mere crumps.the noise level was at a 10...we paid our $60 plus bill and vowed to NEVER return.you would do better of at capatin d's,oh if yo do decide to try it yourself....bread and cole slaw ARE available upon REQUEST.

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★☆☆☆☆

really a huge let down!my husband and i went tonight,people that work there were saggin their pants and aprons!the salad dressing tasted like water,the portion was not what i had in mind..i ordered the SEAFOOD PLATTER,i got...one tiny peice of fish,3tiny shrimp,1processed stuff crab,and potatoes that had huge lumps!the oyster was mere crumps.the noise level was at a 10...we paid our $60 plus bill and vowed to NEVER return.you would do better of at capatin d's,oh if yo do decide to try it yourself....bread and cole slaw ARE available upon REQUEST.

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I love seafood, so when my fiance took me here to eat I was really excited to try their food. Each time I go I'm very pleased with their dishes. They have a wonderful variety to choose from, and it tastes delicious. They are a little pricey for out budget so it ends up being an occasional treat. However, if you take someone that doesn't necessarily like seafood it gets ridiculously expensive (they only sell expensive cuts of red meat). Nonetheless I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys seafood.

2
★★★★★

I love seafood, so when my fiance took me here to eat I was really excited to try their food. Each time I go I'm very pleased with their dishes. They have a wonderful variety to choose from, and it tastes delicious. They are a little pricey for out budget so it ends up being an occasional treat. However, if you take someone that doesn't necessarily like seafood it gets ridiculously expensive (they only sell expensive cuts of red meat). Nonetheless I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys seafood.

Pros: Food is delicious, lots of variety

Cons: A little pricey

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I love this restaurant. I've been to the other 2 pappadeaux restaurants and this is bar-none the best in atlanta. Order the crawfish trio, it's not on the menu, but it's great! Three different flavors of crawfish on one plate, what's not to love?\n\nI get the grouper alexander and it never disappoints. When my friends and family ask where to go on my birthday, I always say pappadeaux! The service has always been spot on. While the prices are not cheap, it is very reasonable for the quality and amount of food you receive. Looking for great seafood with unique flavors? Pappadeaux is the answer! \n\nNow I'm all hungry...

2
★★★★★

I love this restaurant. I've been to the other 2 pappadeaux restaurants and this is bar-none the best in atlanta. Order the crawfish trio, it's not on the menu, but it's great! Three different flavors of crawfish on one plate, what's not to love?\n\nI get the grouper alexander and it never disappoints. When my friends and family ask where to go on my birthday, I always say pappadeaux! The service has always been spot on. While the prices are not cheap, it is very reasonable for the quality and amount of food you receive. Looking for great seafood with unique flavors? Pappadeaux is the answer! \n\nNow I'm all hungry...

Pros: Fresh seafood and awesome flavors

Cons: Kinda expensive, but reasonable

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My sister and brother in law came to visit and since he is a Cajun, we decided to give Pappadeaux a try. When we arrived at 5:33 pm on Sunday 2/22/09 we were told a 30 to 40 min wait (as unless you have 6 or more in your party you can't make a reservation). This was not a big deal. So the Hostess was correct, at 6:03 pm we were seated. Now is where the problem began. Our service was horrible. The waitress came to the table about 5 min or so after were seated, we then ordered our drinks and waited another 5-7 min to get them. She then came to the table to take our order. I ordered the Crawfish Platter with a cup of Crawfish Bisque. My sister ordered Boudin and crab cakes. When the food arrived....1 HOUR AFTER we ordered, my Bisque was never delivered, the Boudin that my sister ordered left a nasty after taste and wasn't fully cooked. The waitress never came back to see if we were ok, or needed anything or to make sure our food was correct. As we sat there eating, we drank all of our beverages and had to stop a busboy (not sure if that is now the correct term) to see about getting refills. He refilled the sweet teas (I had unsweet) and then got called to other duties (which this wasn't his job so that was fine), however, our waitress took another 5 min or so to get there to see that I needed a refill. At this point she finally asked about the food, which we sent back the Boudin and got boxes for the rest. She came back to the table to declare that she had to wait for the Mgr to remove the Boudin from the check. She finally came back with the check and we paid and left. The food itself was fantastic (other than the Boudin). Total time for this meal (wait to be seated, wait for food, eating, wait for check) was over 2 hours. Do NOT go if you don't have time to burn.

2
★★★★☆

My sister and brother in law came to visit and since he is a Cajun, we decided to give Pappadeaux a try. When we arrived at 5:33 pm on Sunday 2/22/09 we were told a 30 to 40 min wait (as unless you have 6 or more in your party you can't make a reservation). This was not a big deal. So the Hostess was correct, at 6:03 pm we were seated. Now is where the problem began. Our service was horrible. The waitress came to the table about 5 min or so after were seated, we then ordered our drinks and waited another 5-7 min to get them. She then came to the table to take our order. I ordered the Crawfish Platter with a cup of Crawfish Bisque. My sister ordered Boudin and crab cakes. When the food arrived....1 HOUR AFTER we ordered, my Bisque was never delivered, the Boudin that my sister ordered left a nasty after taste and wasn't fully cooked. The waitress never came back to see if we were ok, or needed anything or to make sure our food was correct. As we sat there eating, we drank all of our beverages and had to stop a busboy (not sure if that is now the correct term) to see about getting refills. He refilled the sweet teas (I had unsweet) and then got called to other duties (which this wasn't his job so that was fine), however, our waitress took another 5 min or so to get there to see that I needed a refill. At this point she finally asked about the food, which we sent back the Boudin and got boxes for the rest. She came back to the table to declare that she had to wait for the Mgr to remove the Boudin from the check. She finally came back with the check and we paid and left. The food itself was fantastic (other than the Boudin). Total time for this meal (wait to be seated, wait for food, eating, wait for check) was over 2 hours. Do NOT go if you don't have time to burn.

Pros: Taste, Food, Selection,

Cons: Wait time for being served, Service itself,

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I am a true cajun!!! Born and raised in New Orleans and relocated after Katrina this is where I go to get my Cajun Food Fix! i highly recommend it! the atmosphere is amazing but I definately suggest making reservations

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★★★★★

I am a true cajun!!! Born and raised in New Orleans and relocated after Katrina this is where I go to get my Cajun Food Fix! i highly recommend it! the atmosphere is amazing but I definately suggest making reservations

Pros: great food, atmosphere

Cons: usually very busy - must make reservations

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Big menu with great seafood....Excellent service with a reasonable price for Atl. seafood. Great portions of food with a great fresh salad for salad lovers

2
★★★★★

Big menu with great seafood....Excellent service with a reasonable price for Atl. seafood. Great portions of food with a great fresh salad for salad lovers

Pros: Big menu

Cons: Maybe a little wait on the weekend

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Pappadeaux is a Cajun seafood restaurant. Hearing about the place for so long I finally got to go. I had alligator for the first time and it was good and tender. Almost like chicken! The food here is a bit on the spicy side. I liked the place but I don't think it was a the place for me. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys Cajun seafood. Oh and the prices are decent for their portions/seafood.

1
★★★☆☆

Pappadeaux is a Cajun seafood restaurant. Hearing about the place for so long I finally got to go. I had alligator for the first time and it was good and tender. Almost like chicken! The food here is a bit on the spicy side. I liked the place but I don't think it was a the place for me. I recommend it for anyone who enjoys Cajun seafood. Oh and the prices are decent for their portions/seafood.

Pros: 3 locations

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I went to Pappadeaux for a business lunch. While the restaurant was extremely busy, it was relatively easy to find parking in the large parking lot and we were seated promptly. The crawfish etouffee was incredible and our server was top notch. My colleagues also loved their dishes. Our server was very busy, but very attentive and friendly. I love this place! This is an incredible restaurant to take out of town guests. Everyone should experience the wonderful food and service at Pappdeaux.

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★★★★★

I went to Pappadeaux for a business lunch. While the restaurant was extremely busy, it was relatively easy to find parking in the large parking lot and we were seated promptly. The crawfish etouffee was incredible and our server was top notch. My colleagues also loved their dishes. Our server was very busy, but very attentive and friendly. I love this place! This is an incredible restaurant to take out of town guests. Everyone should experience the wonderful food and service at Pappdeaux.

Pros: Excellent Food, Stellar Service, Huge Parking Lot

Cons: No complaints

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There is a wait if you go at night, but the fondue and pasta Mardi Gras is so worth it! They have huge servings and I always have to take some home (the pasta is so good the next day). The staff is friendly and I always have a great time whenever I am there.

2
★★★★★

There is a wait if you go at night, but the fondue and pasta Mardi Gras is so worth it! They have huge servings and I always have to take some home (the pasta is so good the next day). The staff is friendly and I always have a great time whenever I am there.

Pros: The Pasta Mardi Gras

Cons: The wait

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This restaurant specializes in seafood. You can order anything from a big, juicy burger, right down to crabs or alligator! The food is delicious. Every time I've gone, the staff has been very helpful, and accommodating. Their prices are reasonable (average meal under $20). Highly recommended!!

5
★★★★★

This restaurant specializes in seafood. You can order anything from a big, juicy burger, right down to crabs or alligator! The food is delicious. Every time I've gone, the staff has been very helpful, and accommodating. Their prices are reasonable (average meal under $20). Highly recommended!!

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Our entire family loves Pappadeaux! We live in California and we don't have a Pappadeaux (please, please come to Southern California, Pappadeaux!), but fortunately, we have friends in Atlanta, Denver, and Chicago! We have eaten Pappadeaux in four different states so far! The crawfish bisque is delicious! Yes, it is a chain restaurant, but we always have wonderful meals there, no matter which one we are in! I have also eaten real Cajun food in Louisiana, and even though it was good, Pappadeaux is just as good, if not better. It does get busy, so plan on either a very early or very late dinner. Great bar atmosphere, too. I have just booked my next trip to Atlanta, and we're going straight to Pappadeaux as soon as we get off the plane!

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★★★★★

Our entire family loves Pappadeaux! We live in California and we don't have a Pappadeaux (please, please come to Southern California, Pappadeaux!), but fortunately, we have friends in Atlanta, Denver, and Chicago! We have eaten Pappadeaux in four different states so far! The crawfish bisque is delicious! Yes, it is a chain restaurant, but we always have wonderful meals there, no matter which one we are in! I have also eaten real Cajun food in Louisiana, and even though it was good, Pappadeaux is just as good, if not better. It does get busy, so plan on either a very early or very late dinner. Great bar atmosphere, too. I have just booked my next trip to Atlanta, and we're going straight to Pappadeaux as soon as we get off the plane!

Pros: Great food and service!

Cons: Can be very busy.

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I will never understand the appeal of this place. My husband and I went to Pappadeaux for lunch and the greeter, hostess and waitress all asked over the noise of the restaurant ""Have you been here before?"" When we answered ""no,"" we were advised that the food is rather spicy. Okay. We love spicy. I ordered a blackened salmon special (covered with a cheese sauce, scallops and crawfish) and my husband ordered the fried catfish plate. We also ordered a shrimp cocktail appetizer. We both had iced tea. The shrimp cocktail was okay. The quality of the shrimp was excellent, but there was no spice or flavor. My salmon dish sounded so delicious that I was excited to try it. It was tastless and completely bland. My husband's catfish was gorgeous, but it also had no flavor and was WAY too greasy. Where is that spice????? Our bill totalled $60, $70 with tip. We could have eaten at Captain D's eight times for that amount and I would have enjoyed the food more. The fish is certainly less greasy and has more flavor. In my opinion, this is an overly hyped, suburbanite restaurant that appeals to people who have nothing better to do than wait in a line for an hour for mediocre and expensive food. After a couple of attempts to eat at Pappadeaux for dinner, we went at 2:00 p.m. on a Saturday and had no wait. Atlanta has so many privately owned restaurants that serve unusual and delicious food. Even Popeye's or Bojangles has much spicier food than Pappadeaux. I agree with another reviewer that the Atlanta Fish Market has much better food. The ambiance is more romantic, quiet and upscale and the food is a thousand times better. I do want to commend our waitress at Pappadeaux. She was very attentive and efficient. We'll never go back to Pappadeaux though. I think the key to Pappadeaux success is in the size of the food - BIG!

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★★☆☆☆

I will never understand the appeal of this place. My husband and I went to Pappadeaux for lunch and the greeter, hostess and waitress all asked over the noise of the restaurant ""Have you been here before?"" When we answered ""no,"" we were advised that the food is rather spicy. Okay. We love spicy. I ordered a blackened salmon special (covered with a cheese sauce, scallops and crawfish) and my husband ordered the fried catfish plate. We also ordered a shrimp cocktail appetizer. We both had iced tea. The shrimp cocktail was okay. The quality of the shrimp was excellent, but there was no spice or flavor. My salmon dish sounded so delicious that I was excited to try it. It was tastless and completely bland. My husband's catfish was gorgeous, but it also had no flavor and was WAY too greasy. Where is that spice????? Our bill totalled $60, $70 with tip. We could have eaten at Captain D's eight times for that amount and I would have enjoyed the food more. The fish is certainly less greasy and has more flavor. In my opinion, this is an overly hyped, suburbanite restaurant that appeals to people who have nothing better to do than wait in a line for an hour for mediocre and expensive food. After a couple of attempts to eat at Pappadeaux for dinner, we went at 2:00 p.m. on a Saturday and had no wait. Atlanta has so many privately owned restaurants that serve unusual and delicious food. Even Popeye's or Bojangles has much spicier food than Pappadeaux. I agree with another reviewer that the Atlanta Fish Market has much better food. The ambiance is more romantic, quiet and upscale and the food is a thousand times better. I do want to commend our waitress at Pappadeaux. She was very attentive and efficient. We'll never go back to Pappadeaux though. I think the key to Pappadeaux success is in the size of the food - BIG!

Pros: Service, quality of shrimp, good tea

Cons: No flavor, loud, greasy

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The food is excellent, but the wait more oft than not, is quite lengthy. I have gone in parties of 2 or3 as well as parties of 8+. In both cases, I was required to be patient awaiting availability. In the absence of reservations, you are at the mercy of chance. If you are already starved, you may not want to endure the wait. \n\nThe food is great, once you get to it.

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★★★★☆

The food is excellent, but the wait more oft than not, is quite lengthy. I have gone in parties of 2 or3 as well as parties of 8+. In both cases, I was required to be patient awaiting availability. In the absence of reservations, you are at the mercy of chance. If you are already starved, you may not want to endure the wait. \n\nThe food is great, once you get to it.

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As a true Creole for South Louisiana I would give the Fondue at Pappadeaux a 10. Fried Seafood is great to. The more traditional Creole dishes are less Louisiana but here in Atlanta this is the closest one would get to Creole/Cajun cooking.

2
★★★★☆

As a true Creole for South Louisiana I would give the Fondue at Pappadeaux a 10. Fried Seafood is great to. The more traditional Creole dishes are less Louisiana but here in Atlanta this is the closest one would get to Creole/Cajun cooking.

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If you go on Friday or Saturday night expect to wait an average of an hour. And no, they don't take reservations. If you don't feel like waiting then go before 6pm. As for the food, try the fondue. It's the best I've had. The appetizers are actually better than the entrees. Either way you'll leave full.

2
★★★★★

If you go on Friday or Saturday night expect to wait an average of an hour. And no, they don't take reservations. If you don't feel like waiting then go before 6pm. As for the food, try the fondue. It's the best I've had. The appetizers are actually better than the entrees. Either way you'll leave full.

Pros: friendly staff, good food, good drink selection

Cons: crowded, long wait time

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A bit Hollywood in atmosphere, the food is very good. Tuna was tasty, but not sashimi grade, as they had advised. All in all a good spot for afordable flavorful seafood.

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★★★★☆

A bit Hollywood in atmosphere, the food is very good. Tuna was tasty, but not sashimi grade, as they had advised. All in all a good spot for afordable flavorful seafood.

Pros: Food, Service

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I've long since determined that, in order to get real cajun cooking, I need to get a little closer to Louisiana than Atlanta. The food here is very generic. If you enjoy fried food, then you will be fine.

1
★★☆☆☆

I've long since determined that, in order to get real cajun cooking, I need to get a little closer to Louisiana than Atlanta. The food here is very generic. If you enjoy fried food, then you will be fine.

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PappaDeaux is the absolute best-- this coming from a girl from Louisiana. The closest thing to authentic Cajun fare since my Grandmother's house! This is great for romantic dinners or large groups... PappaDeaux is always good place to be!

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★★★★★

PappaDeaux is the absolute best-- this coming from a girl from Louisiana. The closest thing to authentic Cajun fare since my Grandmother's house! This is great for romantic dinners or large groups... PappaDeaux is always good place to be!

Pros: Pepper Shrimp!, The Desserts, Good, promt service

Cons: The Wait!

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I definately love Pappadeaux! The Alligator Tails are the best! The food is delicious! I would recommend couples!

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★★★★★

I definately love Pappadeaux! The Alligator Tails are the best! The food is delicious! I would recommend couples!

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the platters are very generous. The food is spicy\nenough to give a bite, variety of drinks are offered.\n\n

2
★★★★☆

the platters are very generous. The food is spicy\nenough to give a bite, variety of drinks are offered.\n\n

Pros: good locations, great food

Cons: wait

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All I have to say is CRAB CAKES! If you taste them you'll understand!

2
★★★★☆

All I have to say is CRAB CAKES! If you taste them you'll understand!

Pros: Crab Cakes, quality

Cons: portion, price

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Overpriced and poor quality. Hard to understand the good ratings?

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★★★☆☆

Overpriced and poor quality. Hard to understand the good ratings?

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Fabulous drinks, great appetizers and entrees such as crawfish and a variety of seafood, some not so common but all delivered plentiful and delicious.

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★★★★☆

Fabulous drinks, great appetizers and entrees such as crawfish and a variety of seafood, some not so common but all delivered plentiful and delicious.

Pros: value, drinks, variety

Cons: parking

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Extremely expensive, the food and drinks are not great. I would rather go to the Atlanta Fish Market, much better choice. I do not understand what the hype is all about.

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★☆☆☆☆

Extremely expensive, the food and drinks are not great. I would rather go to the Atlanta Fish Market, much better choice. I do not understand what the hype is all about.

Pros: free parking, large restaurant

Cons: expensive, weak drinks, bad food

 

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