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PRICE RANGE
$5 - $25
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed May 21, 2022 via mobile

I ordered the popcorn shrimp with slaw, hush puppies and collard greens. Everything was cooked perfectly and the serving sizes were plentiful. I did not like the seasoning on the fried shrimp. I couldn’t tell if it was Cajun seasoning or something else with just...a hint of heat. Several people were eating crawfish. So maybe we’ll try that next time. Also, this is a seafood market. Fresh fish is the first thing you see and smell when entering. Lots of people were buying the fresh seafood.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 26, 2022

We took your advice, so I’ll add a thumbs up to all the others. Great food and surprising atmosphere. Tough choice as to what to get. Don’t miss the hush puppies and don’t miss the key lime pie

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed October 30, 2021 via mobile

Unbelievable! We went here based on reviews, but when we drove by we had our doubts. Knowing that TripAdvisor reviews are usually right on the money, we decided to give it a try. We were there late on a Saturday afternoon so there weren’t many...other diners. By the time we were finished, there was a line. Absolutely the best fried shrimp I’ve ever tasted! Disregard the sketchy-looking neighborhood and get a great meal here!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021 via mobile

These are really great folks with good tasty food. You will want to return. Fried or baked it is all good. Also a fresh seafood market

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 28, 2021

We finally got here on one of our stays at the Hilton Garden Inn nearby. We will be back on every future stay, if possible. We got there and parked in a spot that had something about Laundry only so I moved to another one...that wasn't labeled so we didn't have to worry about being towed, but I saw no cars towed and many were parked in the laundry spots. We arrived just in time as after I ordered I looked back to a line out the door. We started with fried clams and calamari appetizers which we split. We both got the seafood platter: one was broiled everything and mine was broiled shrimp and fish but fried oysters. The broiled oysters have a weird texture so I highly recommend fried oysters over broiled. The shrimp and tilapia were fantastic broiled, and the fish had some onions included. Sides were fries and hush puppies. We both drank water, which was available from a fountain with easy refills. We got the last table in the inside dining area and saw many waiting for both inside and outside as we enjoyed our dinners. There was so much food that we asked for and received to go boxes to take what we couldn't eat, and we definitely ate them later so nothing went to waste! In conclusion so very good and reasonable prices. Arrive early as possible to get seating. I can't wait to return to try other dishes but no broiled oysters ever again-personal preference! Also great friendly, welcoming service with patience for those of us there for the first time. #1 for a reason!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed April 26, 2021

I don't live here but I have visited Gainesville every month for the last six months on business. I make it a point to eat here at least once when I come. The seafood is always fresh, tasty, and cooked to perfection. I have only...eaten in once and that was on their patio as I am not ready to dine it. I have ordered an taken it to my hotel. I have had their blackened dishes, fried dishes and baked dishes plus gumbo. All have been excellent. I am not fond of their cole slaw but really I don't like mayo based cole slaw so they get a pass on this. The staff has always been friendly and the food is ready when they say it will be ready. I will be eating there tomorrow night.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed April 21, 2021 via mobile

Hands down the best seafood in the north Georgia! Fried or blackened, fresh flavors abound. They spend their effort on the food rather than ambience. The tacos and gumbo are outstanding. We have been coming here for four years and have never had anything that...wasn’t superb. If there is a crowd, they will have you wait on benches down the hall until your food is almost ready. Service and quality way exceeds expectations from its appearances. There are many reason this restaurant succeeds and all of there are good!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 26, 2021

The seafood here is great, We have been coming here since the beginning. And will always continue. The Gumbo, Ceviche, Seafood Platter, Frog legs.. I love it all. Stop by you won't regret it. The Owner is a fantastic man and his staff is always...courteous.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 19, 2021

We haven't been back to this restaurant since Covid 19 took over. We are waiting for our second vaccine and we will celebrate it finally at Atlanta Highway Seafood! We are very picky about our seafood and really question what in the world could have...happened for anyone to say such unbelievably negative things about this place! Our only complaint is the lack of seating due to regulars from way too many towns! We always go early. If it is so bad, why in the world would all those people be standing in line around the building waiting for nasty food? When we finally get to go back...I will let you know if it is still the best seafood around, or I'll blast them. I know how often they travel south to buy fresh U.S. seafood, and I know their work ethic, so I doubt the review will change. I would encourage those negative visitors to visit early to avoid frustrating lines! We've never had anything we didn't like.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed February 17, 2021

Do not eat here it is gross and nasty tasting. Please stay away at all costs. I would feed this crap to my cats.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 20, 2021 via mobile

I can’t help but question the 5 star reviews! My sister and I ate here, since it’s rated the #1 restaurant in Gainesville on Trip Advisor. I very rarely write reviews, but if it’s a great place or a place to avoid, I will. I...had the fried shrimp and scallops with cole slaw and French fries. Thank goodness for the French fries, because that’s what got my 1 star out of this review. They were very good! The scallops were cut in quarters, so I guess I can say I got 2 scallops. They were overcooked and chewy. The 6 shrimp were decent sized, but had a strange taste, as did the scallops. I’d guess it was the grease used to cook them in, and the breading didn’t do the shrimp any favors. My feelings are that people giving a 5 star review haven’t had really good seafood, so have no way to make a comparison! My recommendation is to avoid Atlanta Highway Seafood, unless you’re going to buy the seafood and cook it yourself!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed January 17, 2021 via mobile

If you love seafood, you'll love this place. They know how to cook it. I find myself craving it quite often. It's hard to find a place this far from the coast that has seafood this good and fresh. You can buy it uncooked/fresh and...take it home, stay and eat or get it cooked to go. It doesn't look like much from the outside and not even fancy inside but you WILL want to go back and eat there again. It's a local favorite and I wish I lived a little closer to it! My daddy, RIP, was an avid deep-sea fisherman and could cook it really well, too. He also loved thos restaurant! Look at the smile on his face in the pic. He had a whole Pompano fried and ate every morsel at the age of 83 not long before he passed! My fav pic of him!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed December 6, 2020 via mobile

We have been coming here for years, great place, nice staff, and always busy; for lunch shoot for 11:20am or 1pm or after to have some space. They have outside tables with heaters not bad, but not like eating inside. Favorite dishes, appetizer fried clam...strips, for a meal a bowl of gumbo or a blackened shrimp wrap, both great and either is more than a meal with that great appetizer;More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 11, 2020

My friends and I came here the other night for dinner. The menu was huge, and we all found something that peaked our interest. Everyone was very pleased with their dinner and was not only fully satisfied with what we ate, but also jealous of...what everyone else got. As you can guess, we all plan to come back here again.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed September 26, 2020

I had read and heard about this place, but Covid shut it down this year and I had not ever made the trek until today, so this was my first trip. Just some things to know since the reviews are very loaded toward excellent just...so you know before you go: 1) This is an order at the counter, pay before you eat, and get your own drink kind of place. A huge board is on the wall to choose items from. Big selection! You get a number and your food is brought to you if you dine in. 2) Seating is on outdoor type black wrought iron chairs and tables. 3) Seating is limited, some indoor and some on a covered patio. 4) This is a busy place for to go orders and dine in. 5) You can get a very large assortment of seafood, and you can get it grilled or fried which is really nice. 6) It is not in the most desirable location, it is behind a laundromat. I rate it very good, but just know this isn't a fine dining type of place and you pretty much wait on yourself. The servers will help you, and you can leave a tip in the jar on the counter or on your credit card slip, they split the tips, so it helps them all.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Response from tidingsfromme | Reviewed this property |
Hours of operation: CLOSED on Monday 11 - 7 p.m. Tues-Thurs 11 - 8 p.m. Friday - Sat. 11 - 3 p.m. Sunday Prices are the same for lunch & dinner
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Response from Frank H | Reviewed this property |
Fried catfish is whole (no head). SO GOOD!! Easy to eat around the bones.
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No beer or wine. But they serve the "Nectar of the gods", sweet tea.
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Yes, Atlanta Highway Seafood offers takeout services.

Atlanta Highway Seafood is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5