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Fontaine's Oyster House

1026 N. Highland Ave. NE (Virginia Ave.) Send to Phone
404-872-0869 | Menu
At this raucous smoke-filled bar, a small room is reserved for patrons who wish to slurp oysters.
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Lunch Wed.-Mon., Dinner nightly
Open late

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Fontaine's Oyster House Restaurant Review

: Fontaine's devotes itself to creative ways with oysters. We think unadorned raw is best, with a splash of lemon, but there are variations of standard preparations. However, we object to cheeses on our Rockefeller, as cheese and shellfish are mutually exclusive. Starters of choice are, of course, oysters, although there are soups too. The 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, from crab to shrimp to oysters. 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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