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Atlanta Restaurants

The Optimist

  • 914 Howell Mill Rd. Map It
  • West End
  • Seafood

Updated 10/22/2014

Fodor's Review

For top-notch seafood, head to this restaurant in a dazzingly refurbished warehouse space. To start, slurp raw oysters on the half-shell from the oyster bar—also a fun place to hang out and have a beer. Then try the seafood gumbo, which has dark complex gravy and is full of meaty hunks of crab. The black grouper is savory and served atop all the delicious components of a Lowcountry boil; the breaded redfish with pepper jelly provides bite after bite of sweet, crunchy, flaky fish. The restaurant has a lively atmosphere (there's a putting green out front) and can get a bit noisy in the middle of dinner.

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914 Howell Mill Rd., Atlanta, Georgia, 30318, United States

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  • No lunch weekends

Updated 10/22/2014


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