If you consider yourself a seafood fanatic, you’ll be happy to know you don’t have to head to the coast to indulge in delicious bounties of the sea! Landlocked or not, Alpharetta is proud to offer succulent selections from a variety of deep-sea delicious eateries!
Here are our picks for coastal-inspired delights in Alpharetta:
The team at Ray’s has a serious passion for using the best possible ingredients, so much so that fresh seafood from both the Atlantic and the Pacific is flown in daily. If you’re bringing a crowd, be sure to start off with the stately Seafood Tower, a chilled appetizer starring Maine lobster, freshly shucked cold-water oysters, king crab legs, colossal shrimp cocktail, and fresh lump crab meat. Then, dive into the Horseradish Crusted Black Grouper, a dinnertime favorite featuring fresh grouper coated in a flavor-forward horseradish butter cracker crust and served with shaved brussels and a housemade dijionaise. Great for a date night or an outing with the whole fam, Ray’s at Killer Creek delivers on cozy vibes with—dare we say—killer cuisine.
Lapeer specializes in creating original, elevated spins on seafood classics. So, if tuna crudo is good, Tuna Cubes are a revelation thanks to inspired presentation and the presence of spicy chili oil, fresh fennel, and crispy quinoa. Culinary imagination bursts forth with every single dish including the local favorite (and absolutely Instagrammable) Lobster Roll featuring shallots, warm butter, fennel, and celery. Lapeer’s “hyper-seasonal” menu features fresh fish delivered daily, including East Coast and Gulf oysters, wild-caught fish and shrimp from along the Gulf of Mexico, crab meat from Bayou la Batre, and tuna from Louisiana. Check out the raw bar if you’re looking to get your oyster on—the mollusks do not disappoint.
French Quarter flavors jazz up the seafood situation at Pappadeaux. This North Point area eatery brings the best of NOLA to Alpharetta with a lively vibe, generous portions, super fresh selections, and an abundance of soul-warming apps and zesty entrees! Do yourself a favor and be sure to order the Fried Alligator, a juicy dark meat delicacy fried to crispy perfection, then treat your taste buds the magic of The Texas Redfish Pontchartrain, a hearty serving of pan-grilled fresh redfish piled high with luscious lump crabmeat and shrimp in a brown-butter wine sauce and a heaping side of dirty rice. At Pappadeaux, every single dish is a party for your palate.
Sure, you can find sushi at a variety of restaurants throughout the OTP, but MF Sushi embodies sushi as a true art steeped in equal parts experimentation, passion, and tradition. After all, the “MF” in MF Sushi stands for “magic fingers.” Technique meets carefully crafted flavor combinations and pristine ingredients, and the end result is an unparalleled dining experience. Step far beyond your comfort zone and give the Japanese Golden-Eye Snapper Sashimi a try—this delicate, rarely-imported fish that absolutely dazzles. At MF Sushi, you can’t choose wrong because everything feels so completely special. Even in more standard-seeming rolls, you’ll find hints of magic: a little miri and hint of warmth with the rice, a pop of scallion blended beautifully with fatty tuna, the briny, vibrant quality of the fresh seaweed cradling the sushi. From succulent Pacific king salmon to charcoal grilled smelt and mackerel, the contributions of the deep blue sea sparkle with every culinary creation at MF Sushi.
Alpharetta has clearly reeled in the greatest food the sea has to offer but Alpharetta promises plenty of options to satisfy everyone’s cravings. CLICK HERE to view a list of all of Alpharetta’s 250+ dining options.