About Goin' Coastal - Virginia Highland
Atlanta, GA 30306
Jezebel Magazine - #35 of the TOP 100 restaurants in Atlanta
Highest Ranking Seafood Restaurant in the TOP 100
Atlanta Magazine - Highest ranked seafood restaurant in Atlanta
Yelp - 4 Star Rating
GOIN' COASTAL is a sustainable seafood joint. We feature only the highest quality seafood from sources, either fished or farmed that can exist over the long term without compromising species' survival or the health of the ecosystem. So why does this matter?
1. With over 75% of the world fisheries either fully fished or over fished, we believe the choices we make will help to enhance the seafood marketplace for all consumers.
2. Sustainable fishing practices are not only environmentally responsible they yield the highest quality seafood.
Thank you for supporting the sustainable seafood movement by GOIN COASTAL. Now, stop surfing the web and come eat some great seafood!
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Sunday Brunch 12:00 - 3:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer free parking just down the street at Highland Hardware. Our spots are free to you, the guest and are clearly marked.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
GOIN'COASTAL features only the highest quality seafood from sources either fished or farmed, that can exist over the long term without compromising species' survival or the health of the ecosystem. Treat your guests to a dining experience that is delicious and executed with the earth in mind.
Goin' Coastal - Virginia Highland Ratings and Reviews
I have lived in this neighborhood for 12 ...
I have lived in this neighborhood for 12 years and have been to Going Coastal several times. I have never made a comment because I thought the place and food was okay, not great but okay. I now think it's closer to just NOT GOOD. It's not horrible....nice place.....you can have a nice meal there its just not good food. Maybe its due to me going on Sunday evening, I don't know. I had the Mong Chung fish with meso veggies / sauce. The fish was so dry that without the soup of the meso I would have not been able to eat it. The meal was very bland. To top it off the waiter told me that this fish was very much like Snapper (nothing like snapper). My wife had lobster bisque that was not hot and had very little lobster in it.
The most disappointing thing was the Octopus appetizer. My wife and I eat Octopus everywhere we go that serves it so we know when it's good. It wasn't terrible but it was by for the worst I've ever had. It was rubbery and tasteless.
Sorry to you guys who love this place, I just don't see it. Maybe go for the oysters on the cheap night or do a low country boil (something that takes no talent to cook) but pass on the fish. On my walk to this restaurant last night I passed a dozen restaurants.
The only fresh seafood restaurant with a ...
The only fresh seafood restaurant with as many diverse offerings as the best places in FL. Very very fresh. Great presentation. Great experience for a reasonable price. Pair with a great wine list and be prepared to be impressed!
Plan on going early otherwise you will r ...
Plan on going early otherwise you will risk not eating what you want. They run out of food quickly. I made 8:30 reservation and they were out 5 menu items. Also the Low Country Boil would be good but the shrimp are over cooked. Rather large for that dish as well.
First time here...Valentine's dinner wit ...
First time here...Valentine's dinner with my wife...perfect portions, great meal...I had the Lobster Hash special & my wife had the Shrimp Low Country Boil...both of us were well pleased with our meals...will definitely be back!
The food never disappoints but the music ...
The food never disappoints but the music is loud and coupled with the close proximity of the tables you could join in conversations on either side of your table. The bar area is less noisy and that is where I plan to be seated on my next visit.
the food at goin' coastal was pretty goo ...
the food at goin' coastal was pretty good but very expensive for what it was, so not great value. they didn't tell us they were sold out of certain appetizers until they were ordered and then forgot to bring some. we saw our server two times in 2.5 hours so it was very hard to get drinks or make it known we were missing food.
The food was wonderful. Absolutely loved ...
The food was wonderful. Absolutely loved the scallops prepared in the rosemary stem. The lobster and mac was delicious. The cornbread was so good I had to take some home. Our server was outstanding. Overall great food
We were a party of 4 and each of us orde ...
We were a party of 4 and each of us ordered a different dish. All four were excellent. The waitress was great with food/wine/drink suggestions. Stay away from the Caesar salad if you dislike anchovies. I asked them to leave off the anchovies but had to send back the salad because the dressing was infused with the taste. The cheesecake was a little disappointing - too sweet and wrong consistency. Overall a very nice experience and we will return.
Goin' Coastal never disappoints, except ...
Goin' Coastal never disappoints, except when they're "out" of a menu item, which happens often. To be honest, this is a good news/bad news indication that everything is going to be absolutely fresh, though unfortunately not always available. So, if your heart is set on oysters (or the tuna poke, or for that matter any menu item) I'd give a call in advance before heading out. Otherwise, it's a nice spot in the heart of the VA-HI n'hood, with a newly enlarged bar, warm and gracious service and great menu and lots of daily (super fresh and seasonal!) specials.
Neighborhood Gem. We frequent this pla ...
Neighborhood Gem. We frequent this place for dinner, we decided to try brunch. The food was delicious and service was top notch.
The only disappointment came from the online menue showing a selection of specialty brunch Bloody Mary's that the restaurant didn't know anything about.
Been before and will probably comeback. ...
Been before and will probably comeback. "Snow crab " fritters were basically hush puppies and service staff mainly the bartender should learn what beers are what if you are going to have a rotating tap. Everything else was just ok but it's okay because the company made the food an afterthought.
I liked that the fish was so fresh and t ...
I liked that the fish was so fresh and the commitment to sustainable seafood. The oysters and rainbow trout were excellent. We also tried the special, which was a lobster stuffed with crab. The lobster was fine, but having spent so much time in Maine it was a little disappointing; the 1 1/4 lb description seemed a little generous and I would have loved a little more claw meat. Overall dinner and drinks were good.
I took friends who I had taken there 2 y ...
I took friends who I had taken there 2 years ago and they have never stopped talking about the experience. When they passed through town they insisted on taking me back there and buying my dinner.... Never a disappointment, always excellent!
Going Coastal is a nice neighborhood pla ...
Going Coastal is a nice neighborhood place with friendly service that's a good place to go for seafood dinner. The daily fresh fish are the highlights of this place and they can be very delicious. You are given a choice of how you like your fresh fish prepared and this is unique and gives you plenty of options. The food is not cheap with an average dish costing $26-28, but not so bad considering that the fish is very fresh, prepared well and very tasty, The fresh bread and snack of delicious cornbread is a welcome way to start. The wine list is fairly limited but very good and beer and cocktails seem more their thing.
For a change I tried their regular (on the menu) Cajun seafood chowder and while the broth fresh and delicious, the serving was disappointingly small. Unfortunately for me, I am allergic to scallops and asked the dish come without them...and that was fine. Here's what I got for $26 bucks: 4 dime-sized pieces of andouille sausage, 6 little pieces of potato, 3 small mussles, 3 very small shrimp (about the size of a quarter), and one small, nondescript piece of white fish and 1.5 inches long and 1 inch wide. On the positive side there were two large pieces of fresh bread for dipping. I honestly thought this dish was pretty skimpy for a main course--although maybe Ok for a starter. Fortunately, I did order a small Ceasar salad, otherwise I would left pretty hungry. I'd certainly give Goin Coastal another chance, but I would surely avoid the Cajun seafood chowder.
I brought my boyfriend there for his bir ...
I brought my boyfriend there for his birthday. We had reservations and were seated immediately. Cozy, casual atmosphere and deliciously flavorful food. The waiter Terry, was very professional and personable. This was our second time there. We will be back.
Delicious brunch! I have been here for d ...
Delicious brunch! I have been here for dinner before and was skeptical that their kitchen was limited to just seafood, but the duck breakfast and chicken biscuit were both incredible. Our server was very helpful with suggestions and attentive to our table. There were maybe three other tables seated at the same time as us which was really surprising so this one is definitely a neighborhood gem when it comes to brunch. Definitely would return!
Good Good Good Service Food Music Settin ...
Good Good Good Service Food Music Setting except for the parking, the meter would not take my 1 dollar bill and the bar tender said the manager told him to tell me they did not have any quarters in the place?+_)(
Server was excellent, very helpful. The ...
Server was excellent, very helpful. The lobster bisque wasn't good. However, the server and manager welcomed the criticism and feedback and comped the three servings of bisque AND provided a free desert. Overall, a positive experience and would still recommend people give it a try. I'll be back.
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