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American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews fresh seafood hush puppies grouper fries crab cakes stand in line order at the counter self serve worth the wait take home two sides large portions dukes shucked register folks
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been eating here almost every Saturday for a long time. Love the Halibut! However today the price increased 35%! Thanks Biden.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 20, 2022

Mike's in the Best Seafood restaurant in the tri-state area, GA/TN/NC. It was after we'd been living in TN for ten years that we'd heard about Mike's. I asked Mike during our first visit why he didn't advertise? He motioned around the packed dining room...and said, I don't need to! He's right! It's not fancy. You stand in line to place and pay for your lunch/dinner and they bring it to your table when it's ready. I took some girlfriends up on a Sat. at 5 PM, which is the time they start accepting dinner order and one wasn't ready to eat dinner yet. I said if you don't eat now and we come back at 7 PM the line will be outside and down the sidewalk. So she ordered and before we left an hour later the line was outside and all the way down the front of the buildingMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed April 1, 2022

So this was almost 4 stars because we had a long wait but it was well worth it. It doesn't seem like much because it's a little hole in the wall place but the food was so good! And I got a draft beer and...it was so cold. We are staying in Hiawassee and it was well worth the drive. If you are anywhere in the Blue Ridge Mountains, you need to check this place out.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed March 23, 2022 via mobile

You get in line immediately upon entering the door and wait to order at the counter. Took about 10 min on an average night. Gets much better. Food comes to the table in about the same time as it would if you ordered at the...table. Fill drinks at the second stop. OK selection of beer and wine. People working are very nice and helpful. Refilled drinks allowing us to go back and pay when we were done. Cleared tables promptly. Food was very good, although most was fried. Fresh oysters were perfectly shucked and presented. Casual, welcoming place.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 26, 2022 via mobile

5 out of 5!!! My wife and I visited Mike’s Seafood in Blairsville for the first time today. The owner and his staff were extremely nice and engaging. The atmosphere in the restaurant was great. The restaurant was clean as well as the restrooms. The...food was outstanding!! The fish was fresh and had great flavor. The side salad was excellent and the ranch dressing was home made. My wife and I highly recommend Mike’s Seafood in Blairsville!! We will definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful experience.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 7, 2022

We like the seafood here and usually eat there once every time we are in Blairsville. My only problem is with the wait. You have to stand in line to order and the line moves very slowly. We had to wait 45 minutes to order...last time.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed December 17, 2021 via mobile

The jumbo shrimp was tough and overcooked. When the manager was told his response was “ They are deeper in the ocean this time of year, and get tougher. Order them in the summer, but not in the winter”. I was floored with such a...BS response!More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed November 30, 2021

This place is a bit odd the way it is set up, and there is no signage to point you to the order counter especially if you go in the door on the left side of the building. After ordering, you go and find your...own seat with a buzzer. When the buzzer goes off, you hold it up so they know where to bring your food. The service was next to nothing as the person who rang up our order also had to bring out our food. Actually, the waitress for our section never even acknowledged us at all. After our food was placed on the table, I noticed that I was missing a side. Since the lady had only made it halfway back to the counter and had been stopped by another customer, I just walked over to her to let her know. She immediately apologized for the missing food and said she would take care of it right away. As I turned to go back to our table, she called to someone that she needed a side of okra. I went back to our table and began my meal only to find that the hush puppies were hard as a brick! You actually could not even stick a fork in them. The sweet potato fries were fresh from a freezer bag, and that's all I can say about them. However, the salmon was very good. My husband's shrimp looked overcooked as both of our hush puppies were, but he said they were pretty good anyway. His okra was nothing to write home about as it was also fresh from the freezer. Since I now wasn't really looking forward to my missing okra, I just kept eating and my second side never materialized. As I got nearly finished with my entire meal, my husband began to get more irritated about the bad service and missing food. He said that we paid for my two sides and only received one and they should at least send us home with something in place of the okra. I finished my meal and went to the restroom, and the original lady who was running the counter came by and my husband informed her that I was finished with my meal and never received my second side item. He then asked if she could give us something that we could take home with us in place of the okra that I never received. She apologized again and offered us either a piece of key lime pie or cheesecake. He chose the cheesecake, and she had just delivered it to him as I was returning from the restroom. He handed it to me, and as I kept walking toward the door, the other lady who was supposed to be our waitress, looked at me and said, "Sorry about that." Again, this woman had never even acknowledged us before the entire time we sat in HER section! When we got to the car, I opened the box to see the dessert. Yes indeed, it was cheesecake, but plain cheesecake. The menu clearly lists this cheesecake with either a strawberry topping or a caramel topping. I guess making up for bad service and poor food (with the exception of the main course of seafood) was not important enough to them. The cheesecake was good and even better when I added my own caramel topping later at home. Too bad we had to pay up front and the tip was included in that amount! In doing my research later, this restaurant used to be excellent in both food and service. However, since the change of ownership, locals have said it has gone downhill at a fast pace. The person who recommended it as an alternative to our favorite seafood restaurant in Blairsville was referring to their past history with the original owner. Therefore, we will never darken the door of Mike's ever again! If you are in Blairsville and want some really good seafood, you need to pass by Mike's and drive just a little farther down 19/129 toward the traffic light at the intersection. It is located in a small strip mall on the same side of the road just before you come into the intersection. The name of the restaurant is JJ Willey's Seafood. The only reason we tried Mike's was because JJ's was temporarily closed due to a family vacation. Their delicious seafood is as good as any we have eaten fresh on the coast while on vacation and the servings are more that we could eat. We were in seafood heaven when they first opened up only to be devastated when they were temporarily closed for fear that they would not open back up again. Trust me, GO TO JJ WILLEY'S in Blairsville instead of Mike's!!!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed October 5, 2021

My veteran had a 2 hour appt. at VA and was hungry. He ordered coconut shrimp, which was burnt, had a teaspoon of Cole slaw, and 2 burnt hush puppies. This order was to go. They would not give him a military discount. When we...used to come here, and bring our friends, the portions were normal. No one has ever been friendly here, and we are done!! Not coming back. Sadly, Captain D's has better food, at a better price.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed September 5, 2021

We have always loved our food at Mikes but last evening was not as good. My grilled jumbo shrimp was overcooked and my husbands fried shrimp was not good. Fried flounder, and sides were okay. I'm not sure if kitchen was short staffed or change...in cooks but not as good as other visits.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed July 17, 2021

Ok, most folks realize that places are short staffed these days and there will, most likely, be a wait. We have been to this restaurant a few times and, yes, the lines have always been LONG. We dined here Thursday evening and the line was...not especially long- we were able to enter the restaurant as soon as we got there. We noticed that there was one person taking orders. After EACH and EVERY order, she left the register to go place the ticket in the cook’s line and rearrange the existing tickets. Back to the register, the next order was taken and then……..she left to go back to take the ticket to the cook line…….. Does this process seem to be efficient? On a positive note, the food was very good…..I had the fried shrimp and my husband had the Captain Platter. The beer was ice cold and refreshing. We were asked if we wanted hush puppies and said YES…..but…..they were not present with our order. We did tell the man (who looked like the manager) but he never did appear at our table again….. Bottom line…….If you like lines and are not exceptionally hungry, this is the restaurant for you! The ordering process really needs to be improved.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed June 15, 2021

Super nice people, maybe a family business. Very very busy place even on a Tuesday evening. Arrived around 5:45 p.m.- they open at 5:00. Stood in line about 45 minutes to order then waited another 30 minutes for dinner. Mostly good, very large portions. Apparently...oysters are salty this time of year. Atmosphere was casual and friendly. Not sure if it was worth the wait. Maybe order something different next time and arrive earlier or order for pick up. Really want to like this place.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 10, 2021

I am from Boston which is known for seafood. My husband and I had lunch at Mike's. Not only does Mike talk to us about how he gets fresh seafood when we were placing our order but he goes to each table to check on...the diners and rhe food. We ordered shrimp and Mahi Mahi Tacos and shared one of three with each other. The Tacos were HUGE filled with shrimp or fish and were the best we have had in years. The hushpuppies (I am a sucker for good hushpuppes) were yummy and when I told Mike, he brought me a few more!! I wish they were closer to home. Check them out you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 12, 2021

Interesting find in Blairsville. Very good seafood in a very casual restaurant. You order at the counter and they give you a vibrating devise and when it goes off you hold it up and a server brings your order to the table. Self serve drinks....We have had the Grouper broiled, Salmon broiled, Crab Cakes, Trout and all have been very tasty. All orders come with Hush Puppies, We like to get the fish as part of a salad but you can get it as a sandwich or dinner.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed December 30, 2020

My husband and I have been here twice. The first time it took along time to get our drinks and refills. The food was good and came out pretty quickly. My major complaint is when I pay between $15 -$20 for a meal I do...not want to order from a counter I want to be waited on. Both times we went was a Saturday evening and of course they were busy, so it took about 30 min before we could place our order. Part of that time was standing outside in the cold. I would rather have that time spent sitting a table with my guests enjoying a glass of wine and be waited on. I will be back because the food was very good but maybe on a weeknight when they are not as busy.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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No, it's wait in line, order, they bring you the food. Self serve refills on drinks.
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Yes, Mike's Seafood Market & Grill offers takeout services.

Mike's Seafood Market & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5