The blue catfish sandwich at Farm Burger
Photo: Farm Burger
Photo: Farm Burger

11 fish sandwiches to try in metro Atlanta

Whether you’re taking a stab at being a pescatarian, observing Lent or just looking for a satisfying option from the sea, these fish sandwiches are worth a try. 

Softshell crab po’boy from AJ’s Famous Seafood and Po’Boys. You really can’t go wrong with any of the seafood-based po’boys at this Marietta mainstay. Choose from shrimp, oyster, crawfish, catfish, softshell crab or grouper. 

2100 Roswell Road, Marietta. 678-999-0767,

Tunisian tuna sandwich from Alon’s Bakery. Get your fish with a Mediterranean kick with this sandwich, which tops tuna with capers, preserved lemon, potato, hard boiled egg, onion tomato and harissa sauce, all on a baguette.

1394 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta, 404-872-6000 and 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, 678-397-1781. 

Blackened grouper sandwich at The Big Ketch. The entire menu here is a fish lovers fantasy, but we're putting our money on this blackened fish sandwich topped with jicama slaw and slathered with tartar sauce.

1105 Canton St, Roswell, 770- 993-5749 and 3279 Roswell Road, Atlanta, 404-474-9508.

Blackened catfish sandwich at Chicken + Beer. On the go and need some sustenance? Don't worry -- Ludacris has you covered. The rapper's restaurant in Terminal D serves up a blackened catfish sandwich topped with lettuce, tomato chutney and lemon aioli on a brioche bun and served with potato wedges.

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, 6000 North Terminal Parkway, Concourse D5. 404-209-3905,

Country fried trout sandwich at Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar. If you’re in the mood for a fish sandwich, head to this Marietta seafood staple. Try this “handheld”, which sees fried trout paired with fennel onion bacon jam and spicy tartar sauce.
4475 Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-635-7641,

Blue catfish sandwich at Farm Burger. Farm Burger is known for its -- well, burgers -- but its newest menu item is worth a try. Created with the invasive Blue Catfish that cause ecological issues in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay, the crispy fish is topped with slaw and pickled jalapeños and served with a side of Old Bay fries. I

Various locations,

“Monsta” shrimp burger from Local Green Atlanta. This mostly vegan restaurant features a small selection of pescatarian items including this gem topped with sauteed jumbo shrimp, slaw, tomato, sriracha mayo and cilantro lime sauce

19 Joseph Lowery Blvd. NW, Atlanta. 770-883-8291, 

The fish sandwich from Papi’s Cuban Grill. Looking for fish with a twist? Get this sandwich with either grilled or fried tilapia filet, topped with Swiss cheese, mustard, Papi’s “special sauce” and lettuce. The whole affair is served on Cuban bread.

Various locations,

Surf & Turf at The Po’Boy Shop. We’re letting a little meat sneak into the roundup here because the Surf & Turf is just that good. AJC food writer Wendell Brock described the sandwich, “pairing impeccably fried shrimp with roast-beef debris and gravy, plus a good wipe of spicy remoulade and horseradish sauce” as a “dazzler”. The clincher on this and all the po’boys prepared at this humble spot is the bread: authentic Leidenheimer Baking Co. baguettes from NOLA. 

1369 Clairmont Road, Decatur. 678-974-8725,

Victory at Sea at Victory Sandwich Bar. There are plenty of meat options on the Victory menu, but this bright, satisfying sandwich satisfies with the fishiness of white anchovies balanced by lemon mayo and frisee.

340 Church St., Decatur, 404-377-9300 and 913 Bernina Ave. NE, 404-963-1742.

Filet of fish at Wrecking Bar Brewpub. This sandwich, which has been a staple on Wrecking Bar’s menu for years, 

involves a big hunk of corn meal-crusted cod, with shredded iceberg lettuce, smoked jalapeño tartar sauce, thinly sliced radishes and pickled jalapeños served on a grilled brioche bun.

292 Moreland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-221-2600,


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