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Fontaine's Oyster House

1026 N. Highland Ave. NE (Virginia Ave.)
Atlanta, GA 30306
Cuisine: Seafood
Fontaine's can be raucous and smoke-filled at late hours, but is good for a lunchtime meal.
Openings: Lunch Wed.-Mon., Dinner nightly


Fontaine's Oyster House Restaurant Review:

Oysters prepared in creative ways may flesh out Fontaine's menu, but we prefer the noble bivalve unadorned, save, perhaps, for a splash of lemon. Specialty oyster dishes may include Blue Points and Beausoleils. Starters offer soups, such as a decent lobster bisque, although we have issues with both the gumbo (too much garlic) and the oyster stew (skimpy on the oysters and not rich enough). Fried seafood is lightly battered and the muffaletta is quite good, although served hot, which is not standard for the sandwich. Po' boys rock, especially the oyster version. Specials Monday through Wednesday abate the prices on selected items, such as Wednesday's $10 for a pound of queen crab legs. 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. Wine is offered; however, this is Bloody Mary and beer country. Desserts vary daily.

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