If you want to slurp some oysters like the young lady in the recent viral TikTok video, Atlanta has plenty of options to choose from. Atlanta is not only a haven for pure unadulterated fun but also for some of the best oyster bars in the South.

When it comes to oysters, Atlanta offers a diverse selection of oyster bars that cater to your shellfish cravings. From delectable half-shells to chargrilled creations, these establishments provide an array of options that are sure to satisfy your palate.

C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar

As the name suggests, C&S Seafood & Oyster Bar boasts an impressive selection of oyster dishes. Oyster enthusiasts can savor the famous oysters Rockefeller and chargrilled oysters. Swing by during happy hours, Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., to enjoy discounts on classic half-shell oysters and the restaurant’s signature chargrilled oysters.

The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill Buckhead

Make your way to the iconic Atlanta beach house at The Big Ketch Saltwater Grill Buckhead for a delectable oyster experience. Indulge in chargrilled oysters, served with herb parmesan sauce or barbecue smoked chili. Alternatively, opt for classic East Coast oysters served on the half shell.

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar

Begin your gastronomic journey with a variety of oysters at Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar, featuring fresh Blue Point, Beausoleil, and Mere Point oysters. Choose from portions of one, six, or twelve oysters to share with fellow diners or relish on your own. Don’t miss the wood-fired broiled oysters, served with either parmesan, garlic, and lemon or chili, garlic, and lime. Plus, on select Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pop’s Lobster Shack hosts a pop-up restaurant on the premises, serving hefty fried oyster rolls.

Hook Line & Schooner

Hook Line & Schooner beckons oyster enthusiasts with mouthwatering chargrilled oysters. Take your pick from an enticing array of loaded oysters, including the HLS oysters with roasted garlic butter and parmesan, the West Coast oysters with creamed arugula, bacon, and parmesan, or the Cajun oysters prepared with bayou butter and parmesan cheese. It’s an oyster lover’s haven.

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Bask in the Atlanta sunshine while relishing delectable oysters on one of BeetleCat’s two charming outdoor patios. With a dedicated oyster menu, this seafood restaurant serves up a cornucopia of tempting oyster varieties. Discover the Dutch Island oysters, Bay Shore oysters, Beausoleil oysters, and Malpeque oysters for a distinctive and flavorful oyster experience. Be sure to visit for discounted oyster platters during happy hour from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Hugo’s Oyster Bar

Take a culinary journey to Roswell for a delightful selection of fresh oysters. Hugo’s oysters, served with bacon, jalapeño, and white cheddar cheese, provide an explosion of flavors. Don’t miss RC’s chargrilled oysters, prepared with parmesan, blackened spices, garlic butter, and the option to add jumbo lump crab meat for an extra treat. Oyster lovers will relish the signature “Hangout Oyster Cookoff” Oysters Rockefeller, made with spinach, bacon, parmesan, onion, cream, and Pernod liqueur. Hugo’s Oyster Bar also frequently offers weekly oyster specials.

Ocean & Acre

For those in search of a seasonal and regionally rotating selection of oysters, Ocean & Acre delivers. Savor Blue Point oysters, classic house oysters, and premium West Coast oysters year-round. The restaurant also presents seasonal specialty oysters like grilled Atlantic oysters.

Atlanta’s vibrant oyster bars invite you to explore the world of these succulent delights. Whether you’re a seasoned oyster connoisseur or new to the oyster scene, these venues provide an opportunity to delight in the finest bivalves Atlanta has to offer.