Goin' Coastal - Canton

4.8
1588 reviews
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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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PR
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I have dined here many times. Depending on seat location, the noise level can be high. Service is always excellent. Menu items are tasty and creative. The only problem this time was an overcooked Lobster.

CS
Western NC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a 1st time visit. We enjoyed ever part of Goin Costal.

JA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife & I were impressed and pleased with the quality, value and service. Our booth was in the hands of "Taylor". She was truely outstanding. All items brought to us were very, very good. From the apperitizers, to salad, mini- muffins, scallop entre, blackened redfish, to key lime pie: All good. We asked Taylor where we would sit with a group of 12 to 16. She courteously answered all questions. When we go back we will ask for "Taylor". Going Coastal has a winning formula. Thanks.

JI
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

When we arrived for our reservation our table was not ready for another 20 minutes. I don’t know what the point of making a reservation was. My husband ordered oysters because it was dollar night and they came out slimy and so little you could barely tell there was an oyster in the shell. The served us cold dinners (after waiting almost an hour) had to be sent back as well as instead of making it new just reheated it and served it back to us which resulted in dry fish. No compensation for the meals even though clearly we were disappointed. No manager came to our table to make it right. The food was mediocre at best. Not work a $100 for what we spent. High prices for not good food. Very disappointed. Save your money and pick somewhere else!

k
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing special on Monday with the Lobster. Great value.

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We've been here many times and always enjoy it. The food is consistently good, always great service and love that you can now make reservations. My friend and I shared a Shrimp and Crab Louie Salad and a Coastal Bowl. Both excellent. Have never had a bad meal.

CK
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Goin' Costal, but won't be the last - simply excellent. Tried Lapeer and C&S Chowder House since they are close by - won't go back again, since Goin' Costal was sooooo great. Vince our server was excellent. Very cordial, great job of explaining the menu and specials. Manager who also made a great wine recommendation was also great. Food was better than anything in Atlanta such as The Optimist, and without the traffic, high prices, and 'attitude hassle. Go to Goin' Costal - you will not be disappointed.

SS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fun time, our bartender was hilarious, our servers were very attentive and the food was excellent.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was Great.
Had wine spilt on me by the waitress No Comp of any sort oh well. They could have at least replaced the one glass of spilt wine.
We also did not have enough crackers for the oysters.
Have always had good experience here till that dinner.

DR
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food (fried shrimp and scallop risotto) was delicious! The house salad was a nice addition while waiting for dinner! We have never had French fries anywhere that were soooo good! I ordered them but shared with my husband! Would of liked some sort of bread or rolls with the dinner! I did order hush puppies...they were good but a little to browned! We both enjoyed sitting in the window at the table for two. We will definitely recommend and will be back. We are going to try the lunch menu next!

SG
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a wonderful dinner with outstanding food and service.

F
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a pleasure to eat here. The staff is professional and friendly. It is worth the drive to come here. You won't be disappointed!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waitress was very well versed on the evening specials. Always love the food, my date was very impressed. 👍

D
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time every time we come here for dinner

DG
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant. It has the freshest seafood around. The service is always impeccable. The staff is friendly. We have been here numerous times and plan to come back.

DS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent. We felt rushed and at times could not understand the waitress as she spoke very fast and seemed to be in a hurry to get on to other tables. We had guests who were seniors and could not understand the waitress when speaking. She seemed in a hurry to move on to other things.
Food was excellent as usual.

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

My first time there with company from out of town. It was fabulous!!

b
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A noisy restaurant in a surprisingly bustling area of downtown Canton, GA. Fish selection is wide. I ordered scallops risotto and although the scallops were huge and perfectly seared, the risotto was way too salty for my taste. I took two of the scallops home but left the risotto basically intact. They did subtract a few dollars from the bill since I was not happy with the dish. Tiny corn muffin and a salad, which contains some unusual ingredients but manages to be pedestrian, are included with the chefs specials. My husband fared better with a bowl of varied seafoods in a well seasoned tomato based broth. There were two kinds of fish, mussels, calamari and shrimp. The portion was huge. We split a thoroughly decadent and delicious peanut butter pie for dessert. The pie was dense with a chocolate crumb crust. The fish selections can be prepared several different ways and are 8 oz servings, way more than either my husband or I could consume but we are not big eaters. Not a place for a quiet romantic dinner or for a group conversation, although the noise level would suggest that many people were trying to have them. Still good food for a price you would expect to pay for the quality and quantity of the food.

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

The atmosphere was amazing and so was the food! Our waitress, Taylor, was great. Food came out in a reasonable amount of time. Overall a wonderful place to go!

CS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Usually love Goin Costal.... tonight was the first night we had a celebratory dinner there. Our table of 8 had two seats literally placed under a bar. Our reservation was at 5 - we were there well before other reservations. We spent more than $300 for dinner and two of our guests spent the night dodging the bar. Food=excellent accommodations =embarrassing

BW
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Goin' Coastal for our anniversary dinner and we weren't disappointed. We had the 1-1/2 pound lobster and the Scallops Risotto and both meals were outstanding. It's amazing how delicious a fresh lobster is compared to frozen. So yummy! For an extra $2.00, the lobster arrived already cracked and ready to eat.... not as pretty, but so worth it. The scallops were also melt in your mouth delicious. Great service too!

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was excellent and reasonably priced for what you got. The service was very good also. My only complaint was the noise level
On a Saturday evening made conversation difficult. Why don’t restaurants have sound absorbing ceilings?

SK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff is always courteous, well organized, and accommodating. All of the fish selections are prepared to perfection. As with all restaurants, the alcohol prices are ridiculous. One glass of wine costs about what a bottle does in the store. We have been there many times and will continue to go.

KH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

I think our waitress was having an off night. She forgot to bring our drinks and didn’t check on very often. We had to ask for refills. But other than that it was a nice evening with friends. Food was great,

JW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and service in Canton! Can’t wait to go back!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service. My wife loves this place, she wanted a booth by the window but somehow our reservation got confused with someone wanting lobster? It was her birthday, she was a bit disappointed but the birthday card was a nice touch.

TG
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met some friends for dinner, and it was perfect. Great service and food. It’s fun without being too loud.

DT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Goin' Coastal is a must do! EVERYTHING is awesome. It was our 20th Wedding Anniversary and GC and staff went all out. They even gave us a signed card - AMAZING! The drinks and food were the best part. If you think this post is to good to be true, don't. GC is great! Trust me.

JA
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great local place to experience some fantastic seafood. Fair pricing and very consistent quality of food. They do treat you well. Our server appeared to be a bit shorthanded and was juggling many tables but managed to do so very well. We've never been disappointed with the quality of food or service.

CL
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our server and our meals were amazing. It’s not something we do very often and look forward to going back! Highly recommend it!

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

Had a fabulous dinner at Goin Coastal. The service, food, ambience were on point! I enjoyed the blackened reddish topped with lobster and crab! The owner stopped by the table which added a nice touch ! Can’t wait to go back and explore more of the menu.

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

This marks the fourth time we have eaten at this restaurant and have never been disappointed. Can't wait to return!

MH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date Night and we had a great time! Food & Service & Atmosphere were Outstanding!!!

We will be back😁

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

ES
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday dinner and it was so good. The food was amazing and our waitress was great. I will be back!

DC
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service and experience..... Well Done folks

JR
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our bill was very expensive for what we got. My scallops and risotto were good but for a $30 entree my husband only got a rather dry piece of fish and collards that he didn’t care for. To spend $100 on a meal for two we didn’t feel it was a good value and his food wasn’t exceptional.

LD
Wilmington
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

We've visited many times, but this time the air conditioning was broke and it was HOT! It was also so loud and I think it was just a very uncomfortable evening. We did come to find out that the drink prices are very different than what is listed on the menu. There are upcharges that are not disclosed on the menu. I find this shady and I think it should be fixed!!! I'm just glad our food was good!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Air was broken and the fans were not going.

Should’ve shut down until it was fixed. It’s summer in Georgia. Made the experience miserable.

Food is good, always, I had to put ice in my wine.

Sorry, wish I had a better review.

D
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual we had a wonderful dinner and just a good time. We had a waiter that was wonderful. We had not had him before and will try to get him every time. He was very personable and knowledgeable about the food on the menu. We asked several questions and he answered everything. He was witty and very attentive. We will definitely be back

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