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Fontaine's Oyster House

1026 N. Highland Ave. NE (Virginia Ave.) Send to Phone
404-872-0869 | Menu
Raucous and smoke-filled, Fontaine's reserves a small room for non-smoking patrons seeking to slurp oysters.
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Lunch Wed.-Mon., Dinner nightly
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Fontaine's Oyster House Restaurant Review

: Fontaine's likes to purvey creative ways with oysters, although we prefer to savor the noble bivalve unadorned with a splash of lemon. And we object to cheeses on our Rockefeller, as cheese and shellfish are mutually exclusive. Starters of choice are, of course, oysters; however, there are soups, too. Lobster bisque is a standout, but we find the oyster stew thin in the oyster department and not creamy-rich enough. Oysters are mostly Gulfers, but specialty oysters are usually on offer, such as Blue Points and Beausoleils. Fried seafood is lightly battered and the muffaletta is quite good. Specials Monday through Wednesday abate the prices on selected items, and happy hour on Thursdays and Fridays from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. offers half price on various seafoods and starters. Fontaine's bar stays open until 1 a.m. on Mondays, and the rest of the week and Saturdays until 3 a.m., and until midnight on Sundays, but food service stops at midnight and at 11 p.m. Sundays through Tuesdays.

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