Beetlecat

4.7
748 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Featuring raw oysters and fresh seafood with international influences, BeetleCat is a trendy, upscale bar, lounge and restaurant in Atlanta’s Inman Park neighborhood. Step aboard and be transported to a seaside fish camp at the upstairs dining room and oyster bar, dine below deck in the Den for 70s surf shack vibes or get some fresh air on one of the two patios.

BeetleCat is open nightly for dinner, serves lunch on Fridays and offers Donut Brunch in the Den on Saturdays and Sundays. Enjoy Oyster Happy Hour all night on Mondays and during limited hours Tuesday through Friday, or stop in for Late Night on Friday and Saturday for a special menu and a live DJ. Menu highlights include seasonal crudos, lobster roll, udon noodle with spicy shrimp sugo, moqueca fish stew and Bev’s clam strip burger, all served alongside tiki cocktails.
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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Our server was great! Super attentive and nice personality however the food service was slow for a Sunday and it wasn’t busy.

s
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about our meal, so many different options all amazing. Cannot wait to return and try the rest of the menu. Service was perfect, attentive but not overwhelming. Went with quite a variety from the menu and loved everything. The standout for us was the poke bowl....what do you do to those mushrooms??? Could eat a whole plate of them but the combination with the bowl was perfect. Thanks for a wonderful evening!!

BC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service wAs subpar
We got our drinks after our dinner and my dish came out wrong
Had to search for our server she wasn’t attentive at all and place was empty
Food was good

SB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Food & Service good. Very loud - too noisy to talk across table with dining partner.

KG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The lobster roll and mimosas are good. If you aren't into those things, you can skip this place and visit any restaurant that serves brunch.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a perfect meal, 1 of my top 5 favorite places in Atlanta including my parents’ house.

c
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Beetlecat! The staff are all extremely friendly and helpful, the drinks were awesome, and the food really exceeded my expectations! The tuna tartare was my favorite dish. I loved the decor and all the little touches that proved that they care about the whole experience. Thanks for a great night!

TB
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience! Will definitely come by again!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service both were excellent. There was a fluke that caused my food to take a little longer, but both our server Cole and the manager went above and beyond to make it right.

D
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Made a late reservation on a Saturday night mussels tasty fried okra outstanding!; eggplant a little bitter. Timely service, energetic noise level. Overall great dining experience.

OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal. Great menu. Beautiful space. Perfect spot in Inman Park!

JL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary at Beetle Cat! Our first time there! Recommended by our son. It was INCREDIBLE!!! Can’t wait to go back and it will be soon!!!

PC
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

First, there is a limited lunch menu that was not known until reaching the restaurant. Second, there was a rip in the cushion of the seating with a knitted blanket intended to cover the tear. The salad was supposed to be a kale salad, but had very little kale. Rather, brown lettuce and dark fruit (allegedly peaches) were what was delivered.

While I have has the lobster rolls prior, these were flavorless meat with haphazard seasoned mayonnaise applied more to the plate. The chips however were so over-seasoned and under-cooked they were inedible.

Ford Fry may want to revisit this place and decide if opening for lunch is a good idea. It is not worth the $120 I paid and it is clear the staff was phoning it in. It is especially nice when the waiter tries to tell you that your reason for not choosing oysters is "an old wive's tale". It may be, but if I tell you I am not eating oysters, you are not going to convince me.

AVOID! AVOID! AVOID! AVOID! AVOID! Expensive bad food in a run down atmosphere based on physical condition and staff apathy.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice place. Good service, and the food seemed fresh. I went on a Wednesday night and had my choice of seating. I did not go to the downstairs area.

s
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious but a bit high in price. Good portions. Well done.

SS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would recommend Beetlecat to anyone! The atmosphere is warm and inviting and happy hour is the best deal in town. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful about all of the items on the menu. The cocktails are amazing as well! Great place, can’t wait to go back!

H
Birmingham
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good time until the table filled up next to us with a very loud party. But overall still a good evening.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came for my brother’s birthday, his first time. Spencer was an amazing server and our meal, as usual, was fantastic. It’s just always a pleasure being at Beetlecat.

TA
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch-lobster roll Best ever will go back will tell all my friends

d
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great service was Awesome

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank so much for accommodating our party of 10. It was a birthday celebration and it went very smoothly thanks to your staff. The two hosts were amazing and our server was awesome too. The food was just as good as the service!

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect!!!

t
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing! Definitely looking forward to doing it again.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lobster roll I’ve ever had!!!

E
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Excellent food. Excellent variety. Excellent oysters. Excellent Lobster Roll. Everything was excellent.

KJ
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place for a casual fun brunch with a friend!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the lobster roll and bakes oysters!

D
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Host greeter and wait staff were very good and also engaging as people. Food arrival was timely and the quality was very good. The three of us had a wonderful time and meal. Top to bottom, a good time with good food.

SB
Bristol
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Would go again, but a bit pricey Get the coconut pie!

OT
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The donut brunch is delicious. Will definitely do it again.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WONDERFUL MEAL AND SERVICE!!

AF
Atlanta
56 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love sea food and Bettlecat has a fabulous seafood offerings. We had a the conch fritters and lobster roll. Very delicious. The lobster roll was the best we have tried in Atlanta.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at Beetlecat is it lived up to the reviews. Fried bread with smoked salmon dip was great. Wife loved the oysters and my lobster roll was better than ones I’ve had in the Northeast. Would highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Insane value for price

KM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great time at Beetlecat! Service is always great and the manager Brian always come and checks in with us to make sure we are having a great time! Ya'll are awesome!

y
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING...the food choices...are off the chain...and shareable...the chips...that accompanied our lobster roll...TO DIE FOR...and don't forget the... signature drinks... especially...ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATO...again...TO DIE FOR...

CG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun decor with kitschy vibe and very eclectic menu. Extensive bar and oyster menu. Love that the menu design, the decor and the menu options all tie into the theme---very well executed!

ES
Naples
464 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good place to share plates . We were here on oyster night when some of the oysters offered were $1.00 each and that is a deal. Especially loved the cocktail sauce which arrived with a lot os shredded fresh horseradish to stir into the ketchup. The shrimp quac was excellent with large, very large chunks of avocado in it.
All the seafood we had was very fresh, delicious and great for sharing.

DC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our experience at BeetleCat. Remy was our server and took excellent care of our needs while also making an impactful human connection. The Attack of the Killer Tomato is my new favorite drink, all the food was easy to share and delicious, and the oysters were amazing and the selection menu gave accurate descriptions that made it easy to choose what we wanted. We'll be back!

OT
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

We saw a TV show that featured the donut brunch and decided to take some out-of-town visitors. The donuts are like most “gourmet donuts”: overly greasy, overly sweet, and fairly dense. The fried chicken on The Glazed Chicken sandwich is very good, but having two whole donuts for the “bun” kind of overpowers it. We asked if my daughter’s sandwich could be on donuts as shown on the TV show and we’re told that isn’t allowed. We ordered it and added 2 donuts to make it ourselves, but the kitchen made it for us. It was an overall OK experience, but ran about $20 per person and felt a little overpriced for what we got. I doubt we will ever return.

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