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Styled after a fish camp, The Optimist fields both a restaurant and a raw bar operation adjacent to the main dining room. Here's where you will want to stop in for a late plate of raw or wood-roasted oysters. We forgo the fancy fixin's, which include house-made wheat crackers, and just order some lemon wedges.

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The Optimist Seafood
Dining Room at The Optimist, Atlanta, GA 914 Howell Mill Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
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