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Goin' Coastal Seafood - Atlanta

#196 of 3,346 Restaurants in Atlanta
#215 of 3,680 Places to Eat in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
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1021 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306 (North Highland)
404 941 9117
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
January 20, 2016

Never had a bad meal here, excellent seafood and most important fresh. Will hate when I move in a short time that I won't be able to go every week

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
LP F
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Canton, Georgia
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Canton, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never had a bad meal here, excellent seafood and most important fresh. Will hate when I move in a short time that I won't be able to go every week

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Thank LP F
Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do believe that was the best Mahi Mahi I've ever had! Four of us went on a Friday night to celebrate a birthday and had a great meal. The atmosphere is relaxed, service attentive, drinks tasty and the wine list varied. Three of us ordered fresh fish from the chalkboard menu, each having a different type. We were all... More 

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Thank CLBATL
Manhattan, KS
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I live in ATL a few months a year and Goin' Coastal is my fav local restaurant. It's in Virginia Highland so is in a fun area to walk and has consistently superb seafood, cocktails, and service. It's a small space and fills up quickly so be sure to get a reservation. Their fish is flown in daily and both... More 

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Thank LisaTManhattan
East Orange, New Jersey
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

MY family and I , 5 adults and 2 children, had dinner at Going Coastal on Decdmber 26, 2015. The members of my party said their food was just ok but I had a problem with the menu. The menu stated that they served a scallop platter with a side. I ordered the Scallop Platter with a side of shoe... More 

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Thank DWordy
Alabama
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Never expected the shrimp and grits I ate at Sunday brunch to be absolutely the best I've ever eaten. I've eaten many shrimp dishes before but the minimal breading and light frying here was miles above delicious. The cheddar cheese grits with pimiento were excellent. Trey's service was friendly and relaxed and he's spot on with recommendations.

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Thank WarEagleFan
Atlanta, Georgia
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83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner tonight at Goin' Coastal Seafood in the Virginia Highlands neighborhood. The restaurant is very laid back, and I agree with some of the reviewers, it is without pretense. The "chalkboards" (the mini boards on some tables were really cute) gave diners a very clear indication of the fresh seafood that was available tonight. The menu gave... More 

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Thank Dr M
Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Had a great experience overall. Started out slightly rough as we had a reservation and got bumped when Charlie Day (Horrible Bosses, It's always sunny in Philadelphia) came in with a private party. Upside was that I got to meet Charlie Day. Nice guy... After such the manager, Bash, came over and made certain we were doing well and was... More 

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Thank globemaster860
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Nothing over 36 hours old. Never frozen. Freshly prepared with terrific sides. Not dressy. Not pretentious. A great find.

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Thank Lee D
Orlando, Florida
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115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

The fish is fresh- never frozen- and prepared expertly to the right temperature ( no overcooking) . The choices of perpetration Such as blackened , pan fried in a buttery sauce etc are several and each we tried was delicious . The service was excellent and friendly. And the prices were fair for a top end dining experience.

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Thank BillzoB
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We were looking for sustainable seafood, and this place didn't disappoint. Service was good and our server knowledgeable about what was on the menu.

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Thank franl32

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1021 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306
    (North Highland)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: 404 941 9117

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?