If there’s one minus point to be made about Atlanta’s dining, it’s that we’re far enough away from the coast that fresh-off-the-boat seafood is something we just don’t have access to. We do have the next best thing, though, and Goin’ Coastal is one – actually, it’s two – of the premier seafood restaurants in the metro area.
With locations in Virginia-Highland, and in a historic neighborhood in downtown Canton, Goin’ Coastal hauls in influences from all over the world for its menu. Whether it’s a Low-Country Shrimp Boil or Jumbo Lump Crab Salad or Tuna Poke, Goin’ Coastal treats regional cuisines with reverence and celebrates the flavors and styles that can be found in the Carolinas, the Gulf coast, or Hawaii.
Seriously, check out the chalkboard for the latest catch. When they run out, they remove 86 it from the board, when new fish arrive they get added.
Jumbo Lump Crab Salad
Blue crab served on bibb lettuce, Kumato tomatoes (say that five times quickly. Go on, it’s fun…), avocado, Vidalia onions and pistacios, and tasty tasty greeen goddess dressing. What’s green goddess dressing, you ask, well, it’s mayo and sour cream with chervil, chives, anchovy, tarragon, lemon juice and pepper. Pretty freaking delicious.