Wahoo Decatur Grill

★★★★☆
Fresh Seafood in an elegant, casual garden atmosphere; located in Historic Oakhurst
  • 1042 W College Ave

    Decatur, GA 30030

    Cross street: E Lake Drive

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  • 404-373-3331

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Used to be great but not so any more

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Used to be great but not so any more

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COMFORT MEETS EXCITEMENT IN AN AMAZING SETTING AT WAHOO GRILL\r
Even those rainy nights in Georgia cant dampen the thrill of dining at Wahoo Grill, in fact it adds to the ambience that Pam Ledbetter has created in her Decatur eatery. As

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COMFORT MEETS EXCITEMENT IN AN AMAZING SETTING AT WAHOO GRILL\r
Even those rainy nights in Georgia cant dampen the thrill of dining at Wahoo Grill, in fact it adds to the ambience that Pam Ledbetter has created in her Decatur eatery. As

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Pam the owner accommodated about 30 of us from The Atlanta Running Meetup a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday morning for brunch. I made reservations with her about a week before, and we couldn't have asked for better service. The food was fantastic, and the staff were professional and courteous. At one point Pam came over to our tables and asked if the temperature in the room was comfortable for us. Pam takes a great deal of pride in what she does, and it certainly shows. I highly recommend it.

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Pam the owner accommodated about 30 of us from The Atlanta Running Meetup a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday morning for brunch. I made reservations with her about a week before, and we couldn't have asked for better service. The food was fantastic, and the staff were professional and courteous. At one point Pam came over to our tables and asked if the temperature in the room was comfortable for us. Pam takes a great deal of pride in what she does, and it certainly shows. I highly recommend it.

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We just dined at Wahoo last week. They have their new winter menu out. It has some fabulous things on the menu. As much as I love their fish entrees, the pork loin is to die for! I would not have chosen the sides it came with, but I ended up really enjoying the combination of flavors! Guess that is what makes a good chef, and why I keep going back to one of my favorite restaurants!
See you there!!!

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★★★★★

We just dined at Wahoo last week. They have their new winter menu out. It has some fabulous things on the menu. As much as I love their fish entrees, the pork loin is to die for! I would not have chosen the sides it came with, but I ended up really enjoying the combination of flavors! Guess that is what makes a good chef, and why I keep going back to one of my favorite restaurants!
See you there!!!

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Wahoo-A Decatur grill. When you first see the place, you think to yourself, hmmm? Once you enter, you take it all back.It's so cozy and homey. You are welcomed by a very enthusiastic staff that will continue to WOW you with its ability to make your experience special. The food is EXCEPTIONAL. I can't say enough about it. I even tried the Eden Farms Pork Belly. Now this is something that is unique but what Chef Christian Speigel and his staff have done with this dish is marvelous. I indulged in the Seared Blue Fin Tuna for my entree and my date had the Pastachio Encrusted Mahi Mahi with Sea Scallops which I also tasted. It was fantastic. The Mahi was so fresh. We finished the nmeal with the Bliss Cake. We were told by by the that it was made "inhouse" and was a recipe of the owners. He also mentioned that the Bread Pudding is also made "inhouse." So we'll definately have to go back to find out if the Bread Pudding is as good as the Bliss Cake.It was truly WONDERFUL. If you like great food and great service, go and see the little gem. It's definately worth the time.

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★★★★★

Wahoo-A Decatur grill. When you first see the place, you think to yourself, hmmm? Once you enter, you take it all back.It's so cozy and homey. You are welcomed by a very enthusiastic staff that will continue to WOW you with its ability to make your experience special. The food is EXCEPTIONAL. I can't say enough about it. I even tried the Eden Farms Pork Belly. Now this is something that is unique but what Chef Christian Speigel and his staff have done with this dish is marvelous. I indulged in the Seared Blue Fin Tuna for my entree and my date had the Pastachio Encrusted Mahi Mahi with Sea Scallops which I also tasted. It was fantastic. The Mahi was so fresh. We finished the nmeal with the Bliss Cake. We were told by by the that it was made "inhouse" and was a recipe of the owners. He also mentioned that the Bread Pudding is also made "inhouse." So we'll definately have to go back to find out if the Bread Pudding is as good as the Bliss Cake.It was truly WONDERFUL. If you like great food and great service, go and see the little gem. It's definately worth the time.

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Cool place to try in Decatur: This is one of my favorite restaurants in Decatur. It has an upscale menu at reasonable prices. I've been twice for lunch and once for dinner. Because the restaurant is small, the dinner crowd makes it quite noisy and crowded as in any great restaurant, but it was still a lovely experience. I'm looking forward to the warmer weather, because I really want to check out the patio out back. It looks like it would be wonderful for intimate, romantic dinners and probably not as noisy. The food is great. I've head the mahi mah twice and really enjoyed it. I've also had the shirmp and grits, which I enjoyed and tasted the seared Tuna (which was excellent). That will be my next entree to try. The service has always been excellent. So, if you are looking for a small out of the way place that serves very good food and has a really nice atmosphere, check out the Wahoo Grill.

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Cool place to try in Decatur: This is one of my favorite restaurants in Decatur. It has an upscale menu at reasonable prices. I've been twice for lunch and once for dinner. Because the restaurant is small, the dinner crowd makes it quite noisy and crowded as in any great restaurant, but it was still a lovely experience. I'm looking forward to the warmer weather, because I really want to check out the patio out back. It looks like it would be wonderful for intimate, romantic dinners and probably not as noisy. The food is great. I've head the mahi mah twice and really enjoyed it. I've also had the shirmp and grits, which I enjoyed and tasted the seared Tuna (which was excellent). That will be my next entree to try. The service has always been excellent. So, if you are looking for a small out of the way place that serves very good food and has a really nice atmosphere, check out the Wahoo Grill.

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I've been twice now. Both times were so so. I'm not very picky, but the food so far has been consistantly bland. My chicken was bland and it was a dish I cook much better at home (I wasn't expecting something I cook at home.) For the price, I thought it would be tasty, served hot, and at least plated nicely. The whole plate was blah and served lukewarm.

My husband ordered the special pasta. It was more bland than my dish. Nothing to write home about.

The $10 simple ceasar salad, not including meat, was the size of a side salad. It was a bit tiny.

The calamari was the same stuff you get at any typical restaurant and the chocolate cake tasted grocery store bought.

The service was very good.

I do recommend you ask to sit in the main dining room. We got there early, on both visits, and were sat in the back, which seems to be where they stick all the little kiddies. Being a table of all older adults, I would have thought we would be put in the empty front vs surrounding us with 3 tables of very small screaming children on the echoing patio.

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I've been twice now. Both times were so so. I'm not very picky, but the food so far has been consistantly bland. My chicken was bland and it was a dish I cook much better at home (I wasn't expecting something I cook at home.) For the price, I thought it would be tasty, served hot, and at least plated nicely. The whole plate was blah and served lukewarm.

My husband ordered the special pasta. It was more bland than my dish. Nothing to write home about.

The $10 simple ceasar salad, not including meat, was the size of a side salad. It was a bit tiny.

The calamari was the same stuff you get at any typical restaurant and the chocolate cake tasted grocery store bought.

The service was very good.

I do recommend you ask to sit in the main dining room. We got there early, on both visits, and were sat in the back, which seems to be where they stick all the little kiddies. Being a table of all older adults, I would have thought we would be put in the empty front vs surrounding us with 3 tables of very small screaming children on the echoing patio.

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I recommended this restaurant to my husband on our 32nd anniversary. Though the food was good, service was friendly, and the atmosphere nice; it was not the best evening for us. The food arrived over 1 and half hours late and when it arrived, the trout was missing and the side i ordered was on my husband's plate. The bread pudding was good too. Maybe it was a bad night. Not Wahoo for us yet...we may give it another try.

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I recommended this restaurant to my husband on our 32nd anniversary. Though the food was good, service was friendly, and the atmosphere nice; it was not the best evening for us. The food arrived over 1 and half hours late and when it arrived, the trout was missing and the side i ordered was on my husband's plate. The bread pudding was good too. Maybe it was a bad night. Not Wahoo for us yet...we may give it another try.

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I've been going to Wahoo's now for the past years. It's one of those places you reserves for special occassions with family and friends, or to just drop in for a good meal and a good glass of wine. The food is good and the staff is outstanding. If you don't believe me, try it yourself?

Happy socializing!

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I've been going to Wahoo's now for the past years. It's one of those places you reserves for special occassions with family and friends, or to just drop in for a good meal and a good glass of wine. The food is good and the staff is outstanding. If you don't believe me, try it yourself?

Happy socializing!

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I have always loved the experience of dining outdoors. Wahoo Grill is just one of my most favorite restaurants since the atmosphere is truly amazing. The food here is wonderful and the place is very laid back.

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★★★★☆

I have always loved the experience of dining outdoors. Wahoo Grill is just one of my most favorite restaurants since the atmosphere is truly amazing. The food here is wonderful and the place is very laid back.

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The seafood here is wonderful! I had the calamari and the tuna, and both were prepared exactly the way I like it. I'm definitely coming back.

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★★★★★

The seafood here is wonderful! I had the calamari and the tuna, and both were prepared exactly the way I like it. I'm definitely coming back.

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I really enjoyed myself here

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I really enjoyed myself here

Pros: very good service

Cons: Price was a little high I felt

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Here in Atlanta, we??re blessed with fantastic warm weather 7 to 8 months out of the year. This provides ample opportunity to hit the courts for some tennis, the course for a round of golf or to get on the bike and go for a ride.

So now that we??ve got the beautiful sunny days covered, what about those long, sweet summer nights? when the sun is no longer beating down on you, the humidity has dissipated and you??re looking to get out into the night and enjoy a meal under the stars? Fortunately, the ATL boasts a plethora of restaurants with outdoor seating. BUT, I wanna clear something up and set the record straight right off the bat: simply putting tables outside a restaurant or on a sidewalk DOES NOT outdoor/patio dining make.

A true patio or outdoor dining experience transports you away from the hustle, bustle of the city. Its void of all the sounds and smells of Atlanta traffic? it puts you in a place that is relaxing and inviting. And for my money, the best patio dining in Atlanta is at Wahoo Grill in Decatur.

Sadly, the food at Wahoo will not blow you away. It??s good, not great. The menu has items that you??ve pretty much seen in one form or another on other menus, there??s nothing overly creative or different. But what Wahoo does have (and what they have is better than any other place in Atlanta) is a beautiful, fantastic patio out back. Instantly you can see that Wahoo has put significant time and planning into designing and maintaining their patio. When you walk out to the patio, you first notice that its covered with these white/light gray rocks that give it a nice, clean look that is different than any other restaurant patio you??ve ever seen. You look up and find yourself almost awestruck at how beautiful it is. There is an array of green trees and plants that surround and almost envelop the patio. You sit down for your meal and feel that you??re in someone??s private, manicured garden, or in a courtyard of a villa in the Italian countryside. It is simply that beautiful. The lighting is sufficient to allow you to see, but low enough to capture the intimacy and allure of true outside dining. It honestly feels as if you??re enjoying a meal in the beauty of the botanical gardens.

Wahoo also gets it right in that they??ve set up their patio so that there is sufficient space between the tables, thus giving you and your dining companion(s) privacy from everyone else there. The patio could easily fit plenty more tables, but Wahoo has stayed committed to creating the best and most inviting outdoor dining experience in Atlanta. Something they have definitely succeeded at doing and something I know you will thank them for after you enjoy a meal at what is the best outdoor dining spot in Atlanta.

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Here in Atlanta, we??re blessed with fantastic warm weather 7 to 8 months out of the year. This provides ample opportunity to hit the courts for some tennis, the course for a round of golf or to get on the bike and go for a ride.

So now that we??ve got the beautiful sunny days covered, what about those long, sweet summer nights? when the sun is no longer beating down on you, the humidity has dissipated and you??re looking to get out into the night and enjoy a meal under the stars? Fortunately, the ATL boasts a plethora of restaurants with outdoor seating. BUT, I wanna clear something up and set the record straight right off the bat: simply putting tables outside a restaurant or on a sidewalk DOES NOT outdoor/patio dining make.

A true patio or outdoor dining experience transports you away from the hustle, bustle of the city. Its void of all the sounds and smells of Atlanta traffic? it puts you in a place that is relaxing and inviting. And for my money, the best patio dining in Atlanta is at Wahoo Grill in Decatur.

Sadly, the food at Wahoo will not blow you away. It??s good, not great. The menu has items that you??ve pretty much seen in one form or another on other menus, there??s nothing overly creative or different. But what Wahoo does have (and what they have is better than any other place in Atlanta) is a beautiful, fantastic patio out back. Instantly you can see that Wahoo has put significant time and planning into designing and maintaining their patio. When you walk out to the patio, you first notice that its covered with these white/light gray rocks that give it a nice, clean look that is different than any other restaurant patio you??ve ever seen. You look up and find yourself almost awestruck at how beautiful it is. There is an array of green trees and plants that surround and almost envelop the patio. You sit down for your meal and feel that you??re in someone??s private, manicured garden, or in a courtyard of a villa in the Italian countryside. It is simply that beautiful. The lighting is sufficient to allow you to see, but low enough to capture the intimacy and allure of true outside dining. It honestly feels as if you??re enjoying a meal in the beauty of the botanical gardens.

Wahoo also gets it right in that they??ve set up their patio so that there is sufficient space between the tables, thus giving you and your dining companion(s) privacy from everyone else there. The patio could easily fit plenty more tables, but Wahoo has stayed committed to creating the best and most inviting outdoor dining experience in Atlanta. Something they have definitely succeeded at doing and something I know you will thank them for after you enjoy a meal at what is the best outdoor dining spot in Atlanta.

Pros: phenomenal patio, very friendly staff

Cons: good but not great food

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As soon as you walk into Wahoo, you feel the good energy. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the staff is so knowledgable and friendly. They have fair prices and the food is stupendous. The patio is like no other I have ever visited. I had the pleasure with meeting with Chef Scott on a couple of occasions when we visited and he is a mastermind. The menu is out of this world and there is no place like it!

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As soon as you walk into Wahoo, you feel the good energy. The atmosphere is warm and inviting and the staff is so knowledgable and friendly. They have fair prices and the food is stupendous. The patio is like no other I have ever visited. I had the pleasure with meeting with Chef Scott on a couple of occasions when we visited and he is a mastermind. The menu is out of this world and there is no place like it!

Pros: Best calamari in the world and the mussels AMAZING!

Cons: Parking can be difficult but they have valet

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Best Patio in Atlanta - Creative Loafing 2009! But the real secret is the Bar! Thursday nights 1/2 off bottles of wine! and 2 for 1 appetizers from 5-7pm. BUST THIS ECONOMY AT WAHOO!!! Seafood Rocks! Gotta try the mussels and ahi tuna. Great Service!

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Best Patio in Atlanta - Creative Loafing 2009! But the real secret is the Bar! Thursday nights 1/2 off bottles of wine! and 2 for 1 appetizers from 5-7pm. BUST THIS ECONOMY AT WAHOO!!! Seafood Rocks! Gotta try the mussels and ahi tuna. Great Service!

Pros: complementary valet parking

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Wow! That's all I can say about the calamari. My partner and I had dinner at Wahoo and ordered the calamari. Granted, we have traveled quite a bit and have had calamari all over the world, but never as good as it was at Wahoo. Just proves the point that gems can be found in your own backyard. We are now Monday regulars.

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Wow! That's all I can say about the calamari. My partner and I had dinner at Wahoo and ordered the calamari. Granted, we have traveled quite a bit and have had calamari all over the world, but never as good as it was at Wahoo. Just proves the point that gems can be found in your own backyard. We are now Monday regulars.

Pros: Friendly service with no rush.

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Gomez and I sat at the bar and the two rockin' hot lady bartenders gave us a few laughs as well as some great deals. We had 2 for 1 appetizers and a half price bottle of wine. The patio looks super pretty - a garden room and an outside space- and maybe we'll try that next time.

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★★★★★

Gomez and I sat at the bar and the two rockin' hot lady bartenders gave us a few laughs as well as some great deals. We had 2 for 1 appetizers and a half price bottle of wine. The patio looks super pretty - a garden room and an outside space- and maybe we'll try that next time.

Pros: saving money makes me happy

Cons: So many cars out front, BUT once inside there was no wait!

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I go to Wahoo Grill more than any other restaurant in Decatur or Atlanta! My boyfriend and I love to be on their GEORGEOUS outdoor patio, especially on a beautiful fall day. The garden room is beautiful, too -it's all enclosed in glass and is a great option for when it gets a little chillier. If you dine there Monday through Thursday they offer an AWESOME pre-fixe menu with three huge courses for only $18. Which is great, becuase we can eat GREAT food, and still afford to splurge on some nice booze. They also have a great wine list and a really attentive and friendly staff. Totally go there!

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★★★★★

I go to Wahoo Grill more than any other restaurant in Decatur or Atlanta! My boyfriend and I love to be on their GEORGEOUS outdoor patio, especially on a beautiful fall day. The garden room is beautiful, too -it's all enclosed in glass and is a great option for when it gets a little chillier. If you dine there Monday through Thursday they offer an AWESOME pre-fixe menu with three huge courses for only $18. Which is great, becuase we can eat GREAT food, and still afford to splurge on some nice booze. They also have a great wine list and a really attentive and friendly staff. Totally go there!

Pros: Service, Ambiance, and Food

Cons: None

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I love their outdoor dining, brunch, and food in general. They also do great private parties. The staff is always excellent, polite, and kind. You should ask for their recommendations.

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I love their outdoor dining, brunch, and food in general. They also do great private parties. The staff is always excellent, polite, and kind. You should ask for their recommendations.

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Wahoo is my favorite Decatur restaurant. I find it to be elegant yet unpretentious. The food is amazing - I often have a hard time deciding what I want to eat. I really enjoy many of the items off of their regular menu. I appreciate the fact that they have a children's menu and have always been very accommodating of my young daughter. The only area I find them to be slightly lacking is dessert. Their desserts usually aren't tempting to me, and the few times I have indulged I have not felt "wowed."

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Wahoo is my favorite Decatur restaurant. I find it to be elegant yet unpretentious. The food is amazing - I often have a hard time deciding what I want to eat. I really enjoy many of the items off of their regular menu. I appreciate the fact that they have a children's menu and have always been very accommodating of my young daughter. The only area I find them to be slightly lacking is dessert. Their desserts usually aren't tempting to me, and the few times I have indulged I have not felt "wowed."

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The food at Wahoo is great. We've been for brunch. The brunch menu has a lot of options. I choose the fried green tomato eggs benedict. It was great! On Sundays they do a brunch buffet and there are so many choices!

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The food at Wahoo is great. We've been for brunch. The brunch menu has a lot of options. I choose the fried green tomato eggs benedict. It was great! On Sundays they do a brunch buffet and there are so many choices!

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I love going to Wahoo, esp. for the Crab cakes! It has a cozy atmosphere, very friendly servers, and the food is great. I only have one complaint - the parking! I have had to circle around before and once you do get a spot which is usually in the back, it is hard to get in and out. But other than that, definitely worth the trip. Lots of good desserts to choose from!

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I love going to Wahoo, esp. for the Crab cakes! It has a cozy atmosphere, very friendly servers, and the food is great. I only have one complaint - the parking! I have had to circle around before and once you do get a spot which is usually in the back, it is hard to get in and out. But other than that, definitely worth the trip. Lots of good desserts to choose from!

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well, as far as im concern, this place offers lots of healthy foods, thats why i preferred it than any other food chain

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well, as far as im concern, this place offers lots of healthy foods, thats why i preferred it than any other food chain

Pros: best in town

Cons: why?

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This was a pleasant surprise. It's tucked away in a neighborhood and you have to intentionally want to go here. I found it online when I Googled "best seafood" in Atlanta. After seeing the pictures and reading the menu online made me want to go. I took my friend there for her birthday and it was the best food hands down. I was really surprised. Everything was well balanced, seafood was fresh and the price was reasonable. We ordered drinks, appetizers and main entrees shrimp and grits, and the lamb special for the day was to die for. It came to 86.06. If we could have dessert we would have... but we were so full. The service was good too. Our server was attentive but not too pushy. I recommend this place as one of my top 2009 treasured finds.

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This was a pleasant surprise. It's tucked away in a neighborhood and you have to intentionally want to go here. I found it online when I Googled "best seafood" in Atlanta. After seeing the pictures and reading the menu online made me want to go. I took my friend there for her birthday and it was the best food hands down. I was really surprised. Everything was well balanced, seafood was fresh and the price was reasonable. We ordered drinks, appetizers and main entrees shrimp and grits, and the lamb special for the day was to die for. It came to 86.06. If we could have dessert we would have... but we were so full. The service was good too. Our server was attentive but not too pushy. I recommend this place as one of my top 2009 treasured finds.

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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Only quibble was the small portion size. I was hungry by the time I left. It was delicious the patio area is amazing, the cocktails good, and the service attentive. Parking not an issue with Valet

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Only quibble was the small portion size. I was hungry by the time I left. It was delicious the patio area is amazing, the cocktails good, and the service attentive. Parking not an issue with Valet

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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My wife and I just got back from our Valentine's day dinner at Wahoo. As some other mentioned before, parking was tight but not an issue for us...we used valet. The restaurant itself was very nice in terms of decor. The hostess was very nice and helpful.

Now let's get to the bad side. We ordered two appetizers to start. My wife was disappointed in the quality of the sauce. It was a sad imitation of an authentic New Orleans style dish. I ordered the seafood soup as an appetizer. All of the seafood was way over done, dry and required extra seasoning. Moving on to the entries. My wife was swayed by our waiter to get one of their Valentine's special filet (more expensive) instead of a fish. I ordered their signature Wahoo. When we got our entries we we less than pleased. Her steak was medium-well to well-done but ordered it to be medium. Once again, this is a matter of preference but when we pointed this out to our waiter he insisted that this was their "medium" and did we want it to be "medium rare"?!? We sent it back and got another one pretty quickly. This time it was "medium" but not seasoned. My wife managed to doctor up the steak so we left this issue alone. I've had wahoo one other time but couldn't quiet remember if it was a firm or tender fish. That being said, I felt that the fish was very firm/chewy but seasoned well. By this time we were pretty disappointed and didn't want to chance on their dessert.

With all the hype from friends and the internet we really expected more out of the restaurant. For the price and quality I should have gone to Long Horn and probably would have had some money left over to catch a movie.

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My wife and I just got back from our Valentine's day dinner at Wahoo. As some other mentioned before, parking was tight but not an issue for us...we used valet. The restaurant itself was very nice in terms of decor. The hostess was very nice and helpful.

Now let's get to the bad side. We ordered two appetizers to start. My wife was disappointed in the quality of the sauce. It was a sad imitation of an authentic New Orleans style dish. I ordered the seafood soup as an appetizer. All of the seafood was way over done, dry and required extra seasoning. Moving on to the entries. My wife was swayed by our waiter to get one of their Valentine's special filet (more expensive) instead of a fish. I ordered their signature Wahoo. When we got our entries we we less than pleased. Her steak was medium-well to well-done but ordered it to be medium. Once again, this is a matter of preference but when we pointed this out to our waiter he insisted that this was their "medium" and did we want it to be "medium rare"?!? We sent it back and got another one pretty quickly. This time it was "medium" but not seasoned. My wife managed to doctor up the steak so we left this issue alone. I've had wahoo one other time but couldn't quiet remember if it was a firm or tender fish. That being said, I felt that the fish was very firm/chewy but seasoned well. By this time we were pretty disappointed and didn't want to chance on their dessert.

With all the hype from friends and the internet we really expected more out of the restaurant. For the price and quality I should have gone to Long Horn and probably would have had some money left over to catch a movie.

Pros: Ambience and service was great

Cons: Food - make sure you get your food the way you asked for it.

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Wahoo! looks like a little hole in the wall place, but the food is not. Everything is wonderful on the menu. Especially the desserts! If possible ask to sit outside. They have a beautiful little courtyard that will make you forget you are in the city.

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Wahoo! looks like a little hole in the wall place, but the food is not. Everything is wonderful on the menu. Especially the desserts! If possible ask to sit outside. They have a beautiful little courtyard that will make you forget you are in the city.

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Not the easiest place to find unless you live in the area. The food was good, not the best, but still good. The dessert was awesome! The best part. The atmosphere is really nice & they have a great patio area. The parking isn't as bad as some suggested, but not much to choose from. They had valet as well. I would recommend if you are in in the area, but I wouldn't make a special trip just to go there.
Service was good.

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Not the easiest place to find unless you live in the area. The food was good, not the best, but still good. The dessert was awesome! The best part. The atmosphere is really nice & they have a great patio area. The parking isn't as bad as some suggested, but not much to choose from. They had valet as well. I would recommend if you are in in the area, but I wouldn't make a special trip just to go there.
Service was good.

Pros: Great Atmostphere & Dessert

Cons: Location & parking

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My wife and I were part of a group who tried Wahoo out on a Friday night. Sure enough, just like a number of reviewers mentioned, parking was tight, so we just parked across the street on the grass. No problem.
We had a very good waiter; the food was better than average (about on par with Longhorn Steakhouse), and the patio/outside seating was impressive (airy, well thought-out, really neat)-----BUT there were some things that really bothered a lot of us:
1--They won't separate checks for groups of six or more.
2--Group tip amount is 20%, whether you like the service or not.
3--One of us had brought a homemade cake for a birthday celebration, and they charged $10 for a 'cutting fee'! (even though we cut it ourselves and had paper plates for the occasion).
The food is a bit expensive for what you get, especially considering all the add-on fees. So beware. Oh, one more thing: if you can't find anywhere to park other than their own lot, you'll also pay for that, too.

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My wife and I were part of a group who tried Wahoo out on a Friday night. Sure enough, just like a number of reviewers mentioned, parking was tight, so we just parked across the street on the grass. No problem.
We had a very good waiter; the food was better than average (about on par with Longhorn Steakhouse), and the patio/outside seating was impressive (airy, well thought-out, really neat)-----BUT there were some things that really bothered a lot of us:
1--They won't separate checks for groups of six or more.
2--Group tip amount is 20%, whether you like the service or not.
3--One of us had brought a homemade cake for a birthday celebration, and they charged $10 for a 'cutting fee'! (even though we cut it ourselves and had paper plates for the occasion).
The food is a bit expensive for what you get, especially considering all the add-on fees. So beware. Oh, one more thing: if you can't find anywhere to park other than their own lot, you'll also pay for that, too.

Pros: Food, ambience

Cons: Parking, add-on fees, fairly expensive for what you get

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You don't necessarily expect a place named "Wahoo" to have tons of veggie options, but we so enjoy this place for its ambiance and the quality of its food that we'd like to go more often--we just don't because we'd wind up repeating the few veggie dishes on the menu too much.

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★★★★☆

You don't necessarily expect a place named "Wahoo" to have tons of veggie options, but we so enjoy this place for its ambiance and the quality of its food that we'd like to go more often--we just don't because we'd wind up repeating the few veggie dishes on the menu too much.

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Aftrer visiting Wahoo on a Saturday night last week, my date and I were pleasantly suprised by the wonderful food along with the excellent service. The fisherman's stew was awesome and so was the pasta special, although there were only 4 shrimp in the meal. For the price and ambiance, Wahoo is a great place to enjoy a great meal along with fast customer service!

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★★★★★

Aftrer visiting Wahoo on a Saturday night last week, my date and I were pleasantly suprised by the wonderful food along with the excellent service. The fisherman's stew was awesome and so was the pasta special, although there were only 4 shrimp in the meal. For the price and ambiance, Wahoo is a great place to enjoy a great meal along with fast customer service!

Pros: Affordable fresh seafood, great customer service

Cons: close seating in main dining room

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The restaurant has a great neighborhood feel, yet offers very upscale fare for the discerning palate. From the staff that greet you when you first walk in, to the ambiance that Wahoo has created, it just feels very warm and inviting. Chef's attention to detail is impeccable and the seafood is flown in fresh. His attention to detail shows in every plate. I always order whatever special they have for the evening. Go early and come hungry...the specials go quickly! The bar, near the entry way to the patio has a very welcoming feel to it and the bar staff and wait staff are very attentive to your needs and helpful in pairing your food with your drink of choice.
As for the outdoor dining patio, just wonderful. They somewhat recently expanded the patio and it is gorgeous.

2
★★★★★

The restaurant has a great neighborhood feel, yet offers very upscale fare for the discerning palate. From the staff that greet you when you first walk in, to the ambiance that Wahoo has created, it just feels very warm and inviting. Chef's attention to detail is impeccable and the seafood is flown in fresh. His attention to detail shows in every plate. I always order whatever special they have for the evening. Go early and come hungry...the specials go quickly! The bar, near the entry way to the patio has a very welcoming feel to it and the bar staff and wait staff are very attentive to your needs and helpful in pairing your food with your drink of choice.
As for the outdoor dining patio, just wonderful. They somewhat recently expanded the patio and it is gorgeous.

Pros: Ambience, Food, Patio, Chef's detail, Patio is great for large group

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Awesome selection of down home and international delicacies on the brunch buffet and so reasonably priced! We were a large group so the buffet suited us well. A few of us ordered off the menu and it came out hot and prompt. The fish was fresh, and everything tasted great. Parking is a bit of a bear or you can valet. Relaxed, casual atmosphere and good service. We'll be back!

2
★★★★★

Awesome selection of down home and international delicacies on the brunch buffet and so reasonably priced! We were a large group so the buffet suited us well. A few of us ordered off the menu and it came out hot and prompt. The fish was fresh, and everything tasted great. Parking is a bit of a bear or you can valet. Relaxed, casual atmosphere and good service. We'll be back!

Pros: Yummy food. Great value for the buffet.

Cons: Self Parking is an issue but they do have valet.

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I went here with my girls friends for our girls night out a couple/few years ago when this restaurant was first opening, and we absolutely loved the food and the atmosphere. Our server, (i can't remember her name) was very nice, and and helped us out on the wine selection. I know I like the food, and now, my mind draws a blank, but I'm pretty sure I had some fish tacos. If I remeber right I think the food was kinda pricey, but at the same time, you pay for what you get. We had a great experience.

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★★★★☆

I went here with my girls friends for our girls night out a couple/few years ago when this restaurant was first opening, and we absolutely loved the food and the atmosphere. Our server, (i can't remember her name) was very nice, and and helped us out on the wine selection. I know I like the food, and now, my mind draws a blank, but I'm pretty sure I had some fish tacos. If I remeber right I think the food was kinda pricey, but at the same time, you pay for what you get. We had a great experience.

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This is a local place for me and its great - been lots of times and the food and service is always great.
The patio at the back is lovely - I can't wait for spring!

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★★★★★

This is a local place for me and its great - been lots of times and the food and service is always great.
The patio at the back is lovely - I can't wait for spring!

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We visited on a sunday for brunch. Some people in our party had the buffett and others ordered from the menu. Everyone was pleased with their dishes. The variety on the buffett was a big winner. The bufett included everything from shrimp and grits to salmon with avocado. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. Definetly ask to be seated on the awesome patio in the back.

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★★★★★

We visited on a sunday for brunch. Some people in our party had the buffett and others ordered from the menu. Everyone was pleased with their dishes. The variety on the buffett was a big winner. The bufett included everything from shrimp and grits to salmon with avocado. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. Definetly ask to be seated on the awesome patio in the back.

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We ate there with another couple a few months ago. It was mediocre, and certainly not worth the hype. We ordered the scallops appetizer to split among 4 people after our waiter told us it served 4. 3 scallops, undercooked, on a bed of greens. Nice.... Service was very slow, and the waiter could be categorized as snooty. Apparently the positive reviews have gone to their heads, because we didn't experience anything noteworthy here. For four people with a bottle of wine and 2 desserts the tab was $160. Not worth it. Why suffer a crowd and difficulty parking for something that doesn't live up to the hype?

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★★☆☆☆

We ate there with another couple a few months ago. It was mediocre, and certainly not worth the hype. We ordered the scallops appetizer to split among 4 people after our waiter told us it served 4. 3 scallops, undercooked, on a bed of greens. Nice.... Service was very slow, and the waiter could be categorized as snooty. Apparently the positive reviews have gone to their heads, because we didn't experience anything noteworthy here. For four people with a bottle of wine and 2 desserts the tab was $160. Not worth it. Why suffer a crowd and difficulty parking for something that doesn't live up to the hype?

Pros: food is okay

Cons: slow service, snooty servers, lack of parking

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After reading so many reviews of long waits, we were slightly hesitant to try Wahoo but decided to go ahead on a rainy Sunday evening. We picked a good night b/c the place was near empty! We were seated immediately and had a pleasant, friendly server. We had the crab cake app which was good, not amazing. I ordered the Charleston shrimp and grits (keep in mind, I'm from Charleston and have very high expectations of this dish) and it didn't live up to my expectations b/c the entire dish was covered in tomato sauce and you could hardly taste the white cheddar grits, or see them for that matter. It wasn't a bad dish, just not what I'm used to. My husband had seabass and it was fabulous. Cooked perfectly, it was flavorful and light. We ordered the Molten Chocolate Cake for dessert and it was yummy. The hazelnut whipped cream is wonderful! Overall, I definitely recommend this place, I plan to go back on another quiet evening and order a different app and entree.

2
★★★★☆

After reading so many reviews of long waits, we were slightly hesitant to try Wahoo but decided to go ahead on a rainy Sunday evening. We picked a good night b/c the place was near empty! We were seated immediately and had a pleasant, friendly server. We had the crab cake app which was good, not amazing. I ordered the Charleston shrimp and grits (keep in mind, I'm from Charleston and have very high expectations of this dish) and it didn't live up to my expectations b/c the entire dish was covered in tomato sauce and you could hardly taste the white cheddar grits, or see them for that matter. It wasn't a bad dish, just not what I'm used to. My husband had seabass and it was fabulous. Cooked perfectly, it was flavorful and light. We ordered the Molten Chocolate Cake for dessert and it was yummy. The hazelnut whipped cream is wonderful! Overall, I definitely recommend this place, I plan to go back on another quiet evening and order a different app and entree.

Pros: Fish, ambiance on a quiet evening

Cons: Location, parking

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We went on a weekday, so it was not crowded to the hilt. We did not experience any parking problems and we had a great host and wonderful waitress, Tamara. The staff was charming, pleasant, kind, and considerate. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu choices, timely, prompt and had a great personality.

This place does not have the usual cafe food. Very small menu, one page front and back which includes, fish, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, soups, hot vegetables and desserts. This is not a meat and potatoes type of menu, because the chef creates absolutely fabulous dishes that tastes as good in your mouth as they look on the plate. I had seafood soup and a salmon-bacon sandwich and I cleaned my plate and thought about licking the plate, because the food was so out of sight. The chefs are jamming cooks! Most important, my hot dishes arrived at the table hot, not warm or cold and we did not wait hours for the food. The desserts are to live and to die for. If you love chocolate, then this is your place for the best chocolate dessert in Decatur.

The decor is like an outdoor living room that is sensual and inviting for conversations. Music is heard at comfortable level so one does not need to yell to be heard. A lot of stone tile throughout, black iron patio furniture for tables, they don?t warble on the tiles, subdued lighting using copper light fixtures, color palette is earth balanced of dark green, clay and brown. Sitting for groups as well as singles, small bar near front, back wall has ceiling to floor glass doors that overlook a patio garden. There is a spotless and spacious bathroom that is decorated in the same colors and textures as the restaurant.

Not much room for improvement here, but I would like organic fair trade coffee and teas, espresso, sea salt and a pepper mill, a few vegan dishes and desserts on the menu and a live jazz guitarist.

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★★★★★

We went on a weekday, so it was not crowded to the hilt. We did not experience any parking problems and we had a great host and wonderful waitress, Tamara. The staff was charming, pleasant, kind, and considerate. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu choices, timely, prompt and had a great personality.

This place does not have the usual cafe food. Very small menu, one page front and back which includes, fish, seafood, burgers, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, soups, hot vegetables and desserts. This is not a meat and potatoes type of menu, because the chef creates absolutely fabulous dishes that tastes as good in your mouth as they look on the plate. I had seafood soup and a salmon-bacon sandwich and I cleaned my plate and thought about licking the plate, because the food was so out of sight. The chefs are jamming cooks! Most important, my hot dishes arrived at the table hot, not warm or cold and we did not wait hours for the food. The desserts are to live and to die for. If you love chocolate, then this is your place for the best chocolate dessert in Decatur.

The decor is like an outdoor living room that is sensual and inviting for conversations. Music is heard at comfortable level so one does not need to yell to be heard. A lot of stone tile throughout, black iron patio furniture for tables, they don?t warble on the tiles, subdued lighting using copper light fixtures, color palette is earth balanced of dark green, clay and brown. Sitting for groups as well as singles, small bar near front, back wall has ceiling to floor glass doors that overlook a patio garden. There is a spotless and spacious bathroom that is decorated in the same colors and textures as the restaurant.

Not much room for improvement here, but I would like organic fair trade coffee and teas, espresso, sea salt and a pepper mill, a few vegan dishes and desserts on the menu and a live jazz guitarist.

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I was somewhat disappointed when I went to this restaurant. It really wasn't because of the food, it was fairly good. The staff just wasn't very accommodating. We had a large party and were seated out on the patio. It was very cool out there, but when we asked to move, we were told that we could not.
I'm not sure if I will go there again!!

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★★☆☆☆

I was somewhat disappointed when I went to this restaurant. It really wasn't because of the food, it was fairly good. The staff just wasn't very accommodating. We had a large party and were seated out on the patio. It was very cool out there, but when we asked to move, we were told that we could not.
I'm not sure if I will go there again!!

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We ate on the beautiful heated patio at Wahoo last night. Our server Elliot was friendly and knowledgable on everything from the wine list to the multitude of daily specials. I had the Fisherman's stew and the Pan Seared Ahi Tuna. And while the soup was good, the tuna entree was some of the best fish I've ever had. Cooked just enough to lightly brown the outside while leaving the middle bright red, the excellent flavor and quality of the tuna was able to shine. It was served with and interesting pairing of mashed potatoes and seaweed salad; both were also excellent and complimented to fish perfectly.

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★★★★★

We ate on the beautiful heated patio at Wahoo last night. Our server Elliot was friendly and knowledgable on everything from the wine list to the multitude of daily specials. I had the Fisherman's stew and the Pan Seared Ahi Tuna. And while the soup was good, the tuna entree was some of the best fish I've ever had. Cooked just enough to lightly brown the outside while leaving the middle bright red, the excellent flavor and quality of the tuna was able to shine. It was served with and interesting pairing of mashed potatoes and seaweed salad; both were also excellent and complimented to fish perfectly.

Pros: Atmosphere, Food, Service

Cons: Menu is a little pricy but well worth it.

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We stopped by this place for brunch this past weekend with the kids. I can't remember the last time we took them out to eat, and we had to pull them away from the brunch buffet. Casual, and just great food and service. Next time, without the kids. LOL!

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★★★★★

We stopped by this place for brunch this past weekend with the kids. I can't remember the last time we took them out to eat, and we had to pull them away from the brunch buffet. Casual, and just great food and service. Next time, without the kids. LOL!

Pros: Excellent Casual Family Brunch!

Cons: Parking Can Be Tight!

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The food was delicious, the service outstanding. We sat outdoors in the garden patio, which I highly recommend. This is a great place to go on a warm summer night!

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★★★★★

The food was delicious, the service outstanding. We sat outdoors in the garden patio, which I highly recommend. This is a great place to go on a warm summer night!

Pros: Service, atmosphere

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We'd heard so much about this spot and were happy to arrive at 5:30 and have no wait. The waitress was fine. When I chose the bourbon marinated Atlantic salmon, she did warn me that the chef prepares it medium rare. I told her my preference was for medium well.
The fish tasted off but I attributed that to the marinade. Also, while I got medium well on the edges of the piece, the center thicker part was more red than pink. I just didn't eat it all. The sides were pretty good.
When I got home, about an hour after eating the fish, I lost most of it.
Maybe next time...............

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★★☆☆☆

We'd heard so much about this spot and were happy to arrive at 5:30 and have no wait. The waitress was fine. When I chose the bourbon marinated Atlantic salmon, she did warn me that the chef prepares it medium rare. I told her my preference was for medium well.
The fish tasted off but I attributed that to the marinade. Also, while I got medium well on the edges of the piece, the center thicker part was more red than pink. I just didn't eat it all. The sides were pretty good.
When I got home, about an hour after eating the fish, I lost most of it.
Maybe next time...............

Pros: Interesting menu

Cons: Not confident about preparation

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Complete dissapointment. I don't think the other reviews are for the same place. I ate at the Wahoo restauraunt in Decatur, GA. We had a party of 4 and were seated promptly. We had to wait an hour and a half for our food to come out. The eggs were cold and the fish was dry. Drinks were warm amd sour. After all of the mistakes they made, we were offered a single dessert to split among 4 people. I literally got up and walked out. I was made late to an appiontment and lost 2 hours of my life. Message to owner: If you cant cook eggs in less than an hour then maybe you should look for a new line of work.

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★☆☆☆☆

Complete dissapointment. I don't think the other reviews are for the same place. I ate at the Wahoo restauraunt in Decatur, GA. We had a party of 4 and were seated promptly. We had to wait an hour and a half for our food to come out. The eggs were cold and the fish was dry. Drinks were warm amd sour. After all of the mistakes they made, we were offered a single dessert to split among 4 people. I literally got up and walked out. I was made late to an appiontment and lost 2 hours of my life. Message to owner: If you cant cook eggs in less than an hour then maybe you should look for a new line of work.

Pros: Ambiance

Cons: Food quality, price, management

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We called ahead but couldn't make reservations. The wait ended up being about 40 minutes. Not too bad, but there is nothing to do in the meantime. Service was decent, and the food came lightning fast. Calamari in about 5 minutes, and good bread to chew on while we (barely) waited. Interesting asian take on calamari. Amazing fish stew, though a little too salty for me. Wouldn't recommend getting a salad with all the other good options. Dessert (lava cake) was good. Overall a great restaurant, but make reservations well ahead of time if that's possible.

Interesting atmosphere, good food.

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★★★★☆

We called ahead but couldn't make reservations. The wait ended up being about 40 minutes. Not too bad, but there is nothing to do in the meantime. Service was decent, and the food came lightning fast. Calamari in about 5 minutes, and good bread to chew on while we (barely) waited. Interesting asian take on calamari. Amazing fish stew, though a little too salty for me. Wouldn't recommend getting a salad with all the other good options. Dessert (lava cake) was good. Overall a great restaurant, but make reservations well ahead of time if that's possible.

Interesting atmosphere, good food.

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Tried to have a meal but when we arrived we were told it would be in the neighborhood of thirty minutes to get a table, turns out it was a lot bigger neighborhood, we had several drinks at the bar and waited over an hour before we left still hungry. We ended up at Savage Pizza it was pretty good,by that time a Big Mac would have been good. I'll pass on the Wahoo! A Decatur Grill I try not to make the same mistake twice.

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★★☆☆☆

Tried to have a meal but when we arrived we were told it would be in the neighborhood of thirty minutes to get a table, turns out it was a lot bigger neighborhood, we had several drinks at the bar and waited over an hour before we left still hungry. We ended up at Savage Pizza it was pretty good,by that time a Big Mac would have been good. I'll pass on the Wahoo! A Decatur Grill I try not to make the same mistake twice.

Pros: Nice Bar

Cons: SLOOOOOW

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Wahoo is a great restaurant to enjoy dinner and drinks with a group of friends or a significant other. The food is delicious and the ambiance is charming. I highly recommend it!

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★★★★★

Wahoo is a great restaurant to enjoy dinner and drinks with a group of friends or a significant other. The food is delicious and the ambiance is charming. I highly recommend it!

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My husband and I went here on Saturday night with some friends. We got there at 7:00 pm and were told it would be about 35 minutes until a table was open. We went the bar, ordered drinks, and socialized. The place was packed and about an hour later, we checked with the hostess about seating again. She told us 2 other parties were ahead of us so we ordered an appetizer at the bar because we were starving. The appetizer (calamari) was very good; the hoisin and mayhaw sauce was a nice contrast of spicy and sour. During the course of another hour I saw 2 other parties seated, and then a 3rd (and it looked like others were being seated in the back room). Either the seating hostess couldn't count or wasn't telling the truth. We left, as did the people at the bar standing behind us when they heard how long we had waited. Reading some Wahoo reviews here, it appears the management does not care that some people have a lousy experience. Call ahead 30 minutes and then be placed behind others who have already arrived--double time system? Either take reservations or make it first-come, first-serve. Eating out shouldn't be this difficult. I have no intention of returning any time soon.

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★★☆☆☆

My husband and I went here on Saturday night with some friends. We got there at 7:00 pm and were told it would be about 35 minutes until a table was open. We went the bar, ordered drinks, and socialized. The place was packed and about an hour later, we checked with the hostess about seating again. She told us 2 other parties were ahead of us so we ordered an appetizer at the bar because we were starving. The appetizer (calamari) was very good; the hoisin and mayhaw sauce was a nice contrast of spicy and sour. During the course of another hour I saw 2 other parties seated, and then a 3rd (and it looked like others were being seated in the back room). Either the seating hostess couldn't count or wasn't telling the truth. We left, as did the people at the bar standing behind us when they heard how long we had waited. Reading some Wahoo reviews here, it appears the management does not care that some people have a lousy experience. Call ahead 30 minutes and then be placed behind others who have already arrived--double time system? Either take reservations or make it first-come, first-serve. Eating out shouldn't be this difficult. I have no intention of returning any time soon.

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Dined at Wahoo last night and had a great experience! The food was delicious, the service was outstanding and the atmosphere was gorgeous. This is, by far, my favorite dinner spot!

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★★★★★

Dined at Wahoo last night and had a great experience! The food was delicious, the service was outstanding and the atmosphere was gorgeous. This is, by far, my favorite dinner spot!

 

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