- Jen West For the AJC
Atlanta may be landlocked, but we sure do know our stuff when it comes to seafood.
This week's Best of Atlanta poll is serving up the best bites from the sea.
Drift Seafood and Oyster House comes in first place with over 1,700 votes. The East Cobb spot offers up a seasonal menu of simply prepared coastal American fresh seafood, employing both modern and age old live wood fire cooking techniques. Inspired by coastal travel all over the world, the cuisine is always fresh, bold and driven by their obsession for quality.
The second spot goes to Kyma in Buckhead, with a huge seafood lover tally to back it up. Check out their Greek-inspired Octopus Lounge for a variety of fresh-from-the-sea delights prepared simply on a wood grill and basted with olive oil, lemon and oregano.
In third, The Optimist brings a seaside fish camp experience to landlocked Atlantans. From fresh oysters from the Alabama coast and Maine sea scallops to whole roasted Georgia trout, guests enjoy high-quality, sustainable seafood from the country’s best suppliers.
If your appetite for all things seafood is insatiable, then we've got your back with our other official nominees: Kimball House (DeKalb), Six Feet Under (Intown), Oyster Bay Seafood Café (Gwinnett), Hugo's Oyster Bar (North Fulton) and Crawfish Shack Seafood (DeKalb).
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