Goin' Coastal - Canton

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Seafood
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!
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RD
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amber was great. Shared a lot with us about the place and her own story. So appropriate. We really enjoyed our time there. Thanks to the entire staff.

SM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was extremely noisey
Food was good but very overpriced

EB
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit in some time, food was actually better than I remembered. The Oysters Rockefeller is fantastic for an appetizer. My wife truly enjoyed the Stuffed Lobster!

DL
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I have been here several times...it never disappoints!!! Ask Josh for a wine suggestion...he's great! The Red Fish blackened was outstanding. My girlfriend usually gets fish but decided to try the scallops...wow!! Fantastic!!! We will be back!

RB
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

great food and service.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Great food, drinks and service all in downtown Canton!!! Wonderful!

F
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you love seafood this is your go to restaurant. We eat there on Mondays for the lobster special or Wed. for the oysters. The food is well prepared and delicious. Try it you won't be disappointed. Well worth the drive! Staff is friendly and makes us feel at home.

JK
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great- as always. Goin’ Coastal never fails to disappoint! We will be back on our next trip to Canton.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful meal with family.

k
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would definitely recommend. Food and service were amazing.

PH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us had swordfish. It was some of the best ever. Our companion had lobster. Also, very good. Our server, Courtney, was fantastic. Just the right amount of friendliness and attentiveness. We will be back.

M
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone loved their meal. Service was great too. What’s not to like?!

S
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing , outstanding! Forgot how great the food is here. Oysters Rockefeller, stuffed trout was out of this world!! Service is always great!!!

F
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here.. Food and service is great. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. It is well worth the drive. We love the Monday lobster special or the Wednesday Oyster special. All of their seafood is terrific. The steaks are great as well. Try it you won't be disappointed.

CK
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time and as good as the first. Great food, great friendly staff providing excellent service and value. As good as any downtown Atlanta seafood restaurants without the hassle of traffic or parking, and at a much better value. Can't wait to go again.

OT
Atlanta
99 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and truly won't be our last! Every bit of our experience was outstanding. The ambiance, the food, and; especially our server, Jillian, was great!

The menu was large and making a choice was really hard. We started with the lobster bisque and calamari ~ both were excellent. My husband had the halibut special and I had the fried shrimp. Portions were large enough that we had to take some home and absolutely no room for dessert!

We enjoyed our evening out very much and will definitely be back as we have not been able to find good FRESH seafood in the area.

JK
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our meal was great- Going Coastal is always a favorite place to eat when we visit the Canton area!

JH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Great food.

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife’s birthday both had fish -halibut and swordfish both excellent, fried gator tail appetizer , nice house salad, good server
Nice meal thanks

OT
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and perfectly prepared fresh fish. Beautiful presentation and very attentive service by Taylor. She was very knowledgeable and guided us through the many gluten free options.
We will be back.

DK
SW Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very nice, good food, great service

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My beautiful girlfriend and I started with the Oysters Rockefeller as an appetizer and it was absolutely delicious. We both had the Shrimp & Grits for our main course and we both agree that it was the best shrimp and grits we have ever had. Highly recommend dining at Goin’ Coastal. We will be back!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Well worth the 50 minute drive.

BT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, delicious food and impeccable service!

JD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was great. Grouper and collard greens perfect, shoestring fries fabulous. Daily appetizer was somewhat experimental but good. Bloody Mary awesome. Loved that the pecan pie was pure, without any chocolate or alcohol added to ruin it. Service impeccable and lovely ambience. Wish I lived in the area, I'd be here all the time.

D
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful and patient server last night and she made sure everything was perfect

OT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in Canton by far!! Yum!!!

TS
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Whenever I am in town, I make it a point to eat here. Was hoping for some Corvina, but not available that day. My date had the Salmon special which was superb. I elected for the fried shrimp which was fresh and spot on, as usual. Fried pickles were our aperitif!

CM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always! The food. The service . Simply the best!

I
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

I really wanted to love this place. In fact, I liked it a lot, but I did not love it. It seemed to be a hidden gem, and being seafood lovers and living in Cobb County we had never gone and were excited. I made reservations for our wedding anniversary dinner though Open Table and indicated in the reservation that it was an anniversary. I was a bit disappointed that it was never acknowledged. In addition, even though we had reservations and were on time, our service was incredibly slow and our food took forever. There was a large party in the back and we kept seeing servers go in and out of the room with the large party; that was how we ended up flagging our server down whenever we needed anything. The unusual wait was not really acknowledged by the serving team until our frustration showed, which was also disappointing. Lastly, they give muffins and salad prior to the meal, and our muffins were literally scraps - in fact, our server was the one to call them scraps. It did not make us feel like our business was a priority. The reason behind the wait (as we were told) was a party of 14+ in the back and that "unfortunately" we "got behind" the big party. My question is, if you couldn't manage the party and other tables, then why accept our reservation? We spent $150 there in the time span of 1-2 hours and my husband was beyond agitated - especially because it was our anniversary (never acknowledged) . Surely we could have warranted a better excuse than that.
Those were the cons. The pros were that the location is absolutely adorable, our entrees were amazing, the variety and selection of wine and food was fantastic, and even though there were many excuses, the servers were very apologetic/friendly, and gave us free desert - also amazing.
I would be willing to try it again.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a fantastic meal and great service

DR
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Taylor was great. Explained options, specials, dealing with specific requests

C
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love the wine choices provided by Josh the owner AND his personalized approach to satisfying his customers. Always good food and service. Call ahead for reservations or you may wait a while. We wish there were more choices on healthy sides.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food! We go every year for our anniversary.

RW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I didn't expect delicious, fresh seafood near the North Georgia mountains, but that is what we found at Goin' Coastal. From the raw oysters and calamari (not chewy, just right) to the entrees, it was all expertly prepared. Really appreciated the unique tossed salad with garbanzo beans and beets. Three of us chose from the fish choices posted on the wall and could have those prepared in a variety of ways. One person chose the fried shrimp which were large and not greasy. Our server was helpful with suggestions, answered all of our questions, and was very attentive. The only downside is that we were seated at a table in the middle of the room on a passageway for servers and guests - this made the meal less comfortable. But overall, I highly recommend Goin' Coastal and we plan to return again.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my Dad, with out 15 month old joining as well. Was fantastic and they were very accommodating!

JJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was outstanding---Each person was extremely satisfied with the quality of the food. The service was very good and attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife and I shared one and a half pound Maine lobster. As always everything was excellent. Our favorite restaurant in north Georgia by far.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Delicious food!

KB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome Food and Awesome service. We will definitely be back