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Fontaine's Oyster House

#275 of 3,264 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fontaine's always has fresh oysters regardless of Season. In the summer they come from up North so you do not need to worry about getting sick from oysters. The other food on the menu is also very good.

Thank mtsyman
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165 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

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 

1 Thank mjatl
West Bay, Grand Cayman
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank CAYTLien
Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank OneLoveAtlanta
Atlanta, Georgia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank James S
Atlanta, Georgia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Chanel0928
Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Vericlair
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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!

2 Thank Erika D
Atlanta, Georgia
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank DLovely G
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Lori H

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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?