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Fontaine's Oyster House

#258 of 3,243 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Virginia Highland
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1026 1/2 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-3551
+1 404-872-0869
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 12:00 - 00:00
Mon 11:30 - 01:00
Tue 16:00 - 02:30
Wed - Sat 11:30 - 02:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a friend visiting before NY and we went to Virginia Highlands for lunch and ate at Fontaine's. I had been there before, but not for years. We were able to sit outside on the back terrace as it was a lovely day in December. I had the lobster bisque - it was deliciously perfect and oh so rich!... More 

Thank mjatl
West Bay, Grand Cayman
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've had the opportunity to patron Fontaines for nearly 10 years. The main draw to Fontaines is the consistency. They always have specialty oysters on short order for a more than fair price. A dozen for $12-$15 for Blue Pointe or Basilea is untouchable. Add that to $2 pints of what's on tap, makes a great combo. They also have... More 

Thank CAYTLien
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Had a wonderful evening at Fontaine's Oyster House. Appetizers were delish and nice selection - just wish they offered special cocktail prices during happy hour.

Thank OneLoveAtlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had lunch here on a Monday. Table service was beyond idea. Adam was stellar. The food was excellent, as usual. We had a Muffalatta, shrimp jambalaya, fried okra, red beans and rice after starting with a delicious place of Oysters Rockefeller. Would highly recommend. Hopefully, Adam will be there to welcome you & show you what a great server... More 

Thank James S
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was laid back. The food was delicious. Our server Franco was awesome and very knowledgeable of the menu.

Thank Chanel0928
Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Came here as friends I stayed with said had to go to try the oysters. The food is probably some of the best seafood I've had. The shrimp was fantastic. The staff are mega friendly and great fun. As a tourist from the UK they were wonderful with me.. talked me through some of the traditional local foods and made... More 

1 Thank Vericlair
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The food is really good. Check out the shrimp Tacos. $12 crabs on Wednesdays. I haven't had a bad meal yet!

Thank Erika D
Atlanta, Georgia
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Sometimes I get a hankering for oysters. Fresh, plump raw oysters. Fontaine's is now my go to. This is a no frills place to eat, perfect with friends or on a Friday or Saturday night. We were seated on the extended balcony, which use to be part of the old Noche. At first, our server (I do believe his name... More 

Thank DLovely G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We had a table of 5, i family visiting from texas , we ordered pickles , everyone loved them, oysters on the half shell ..very good, scallop tacos salty, salmon very bland,;crab cakes just ok, muff sandwich. ..average..nice selection of beer... It wasn't bad and it was not amazing...I will visit again.

Thank Lori H
Marietta, Georgia
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118 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I always try and go to Fontaines when near the city and it's a Tuesday. Tuesday is half price Oysters at $6 a dozen. You can't beat that deal and even in July they were being ordered like crazy. Follow that with the muffalatta (sic) and it's a good day. Made great by hitting Moe's and Joe's across the street... More 

Thank Andy V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
16:00 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1026 1/2 N Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-3551
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Virginia Highland
  • Neighbourhood: Virginia Highland
  • Phone Number: +1 404-872-0869

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?