About Goin' Coastal - Virginia Highland
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, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), 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
Three of us went for swordfish, salmon a ...
Three of us went for swordfish, salmon and lobster, respectively - each was cooked perfectly. Starters - baked oysters and salads - were great, too. Prices for food and wine are quite reasonable - we will be back.
I met a friend for early dinner on Sunda ...
I met a friend for early dinner on Sunday at 4:30. It was quiet with only a few dinners. The fish options were good and the serving was a healthy portion. I would rate it a 7, as I've had a more flavorful trout (this was a bit under-seasoned), but it was fresh and the server was friendly did a great job. I'll go again.
The Lobster Mac & Cheese was amazing and ...
The Lobster Mac & Cheese was amazing and who can beat $1 blackberry mimosas for brunch?! The service was outstanding. All of our questions were answered and we were frequently checked on by our waitress. We will be back.
This was our first time dining at Goin C ...
This was our first time dining at Goin Coastal. Very easy to find. Parked across the street in paid parking lot six dollars. Which was very reasonable. Seated right away with Open table reservation. Hostess and server were very knowledgeable and friendly. For the appetizer we had crab and shrimp. Which was very good and very fresh. For the entrée I had shrimp and grits. Which was okay. I would recommend getting the shrimp sautéed and not a combination of fried and sautéed along with having the gravy on the side. The gravy did not add anything to the shrimp and grits it actually took away from it. My wife had risotto and fried red snapper. The risotto was not very good it did not look like or taste like risotto. It looked and tasted like chicken and rice. The red snapper was good and very fresh. We had no dessert. Our lovely server gave us some very good tasting cupcakes. I sensed she could tell the risotto wasn't up to par and our disapproval. She was really nice. Overall, on a scale of 1-10. Goin Coastal we both agreed was a 6. Good not great.
Every time I'm here I always have a rese ...
Every time I'm here I always have a reservation set but the people I'm with are always late or extra people come. The staff here still accommodates me. Not to mention, the food has not let me down yet. No matter if you are starving or want something a little lighter they have you covered.
Love this place. I eat here on a fairly ...
Love this place. I eat here on a fairly regular basis. Always get the same thing. Fish prepared in the "Summer" fashion. "Summer" use to be called "Skinny". It's fish over a bed of couscous with balsamic vinegar and heirloom tomatoes....very pretty presentation. The other night the tomato was sauced and mixed in with the couscous. I wasn't expecting it because it had never been done this way. Maybe someone was experimenting in the kitchen. I was disappointed for the first time since I discovered this place. The fish was great as always but the rest was "off".
The food tasted amazing and was cooked p ...
The food tasted amazing and was cooked perfectly. Great selection on seafood. The portion size was a little small for the price. Our server seemed a little clueless, but she was very nice. It's very very casual. Not a bad thing though.
My wife and I enjoyed dinner last night. ...
My wife and I enjoyed dinner last night. The Wednesday happy hour special on oysters was great. We both enjoyed the fresh fish dinner and the craft beer. Our server Daniel was outstanding. We would highly recommed and will be going back soon.
Enjoyed the quality of the food, service ...
Enjoyed the quality of the food, service and atmosphere. I would return. One of the city's best values for fresh, well prepared quality seafood. I've been to both this location and Canton. They are both very consistently good.
Portions were tiny. Even my scallops we ...
Portions were tiny. Even my scallops were much smaller than the neighboring table. 3 small scallops for $27. Mahi was super overcooked. Salad was missing ingredients and with slimy greens. Server was inattentive and not friendly.
Stopped over with my GF to have a few do ...
Stopped over with my GF to have a few dozen raw oysters, a couple of beers and some hors d'oeuvres. As usual, excellent service, friendly wait staff and have yet to taste sub par food. Menu is not that varied but the dishes are beyond the norm and excellent quality.
Will definitely go back to enjoy the warm atmosphere, friendly servers and equally friendly patrons.
Love that the seafood is sustainable! T ...
Love that the seafood is sustainable! The presentation and quality were excellent, and all in our small group enjoyed the selections. The decor and atmosphere were very pleasant, and our server was wonderful. We will definitely go back!
Excellent meal well prepared .. The corn ...
Excellent meal well prepared .. The corn bread to stare is exceptional.. Mussels were to die for and our entres were low country bowl and halubut.. Both were fresh and presentation was good.. Our server, Bettina was professional and very pleasant
Awesome Ambiance, Awesome Seafood...
Quaint neighborhood spot for great seafood and good libations. Everything about our visit was top-notch beginning with the hostess, the server, the food, the drinks all the way through the key-lime pie desert. We'll definitely be going back.
Hmmm - not so good
Well, we've eaten at Goin' Coastal quite a few times. We had nice, but slow service. The smoked trout crostini was okay, but not so great. My husband got the swordfish blackened which he loved. I got the cobia blackened - okay, but nothing to write home about. Frankly, I felt it was overdone and the sauteed spinach was only so-so as well. I actually hate to write this as I consider Goin' Coastal a neighborhood gem, but it may need to get more goin' for it to stay in the game.
The food was fresh and exceeded my expec ...
The food was fresh and exceeded my expectations. The waiter that I had knew the menu so she was able to answer questions, personally and not from what she was told. I was supervised there wasn't more of a wait. I'll definitely be back very soon.
This was my 4th time and was somewhat di ...
This was my 4th time and was somewhat disappointed in the entree. Wahoo was very dry and was told that is how it is prepared. But the person sitting next to me at the bar had the same complaint and didn't eat it either. They were sold out of many other options. I got the last salmon which was good. The guy next to me was told it was sold out too.
Great Option for Seafood Restaurant
this restaurant was a nice surprise. We made a reservation but actually since it was the middle of the week, a walk in would probably have been just fine. There were good options for starters and great options for fish and seafood. The food was well prepared and of good quality. We will return to try other selections.
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