Goin’ Coastal to shutter this weekend in Virginia-Highland

Seafood restaurant to close after eight years
Trout in ginger-miso broth at Goin’ Coastal. Photo:John Kessler.

Trout in ginger-miso broth at Goin’ Coastal. Photo:John Kessler.

A Virginia-Highland seafood mainstay announced it will close this weekend after eight years.

Goin' Coastal, located at 1021 Virginia Ave. NE, addressed the closure on its Facebook page, Tomorrow's News Today first reported:

To our friends and family of our Atlanta location:

With a heavy heart we unfortunately announce that our Goin Coastal in Virginia Highlands will be closing after this Saturday, November 3rd. We have loved serving this wonderful community for the past 8 years and truly appreciate all of the special memories and friendships that were made! We hope to see you all this week for one last hurrah and to have the chance to personal thank you all for the support over the years.


The Goin Coastal Team

The restaurant, which also has a location in Canton that opened in 2006, specialized in sustainable fish and other seafood dishes.

Former AJC food critic John Kessler called Goin Coastal “a little bit Gulf seafood shack, a little bit uptown bistro and a whole lot of unconvincing Lowcountry-style cookery,” when he reviewed it in 2010.

“Goin' Coastal trumpets a wonderful mission statement, and that's what it needs to focus on,” he wrote. “We're in a huge non-coastal city with the world's busiest airport, but nowhere near the seafood cultures of the Gulf and Atlantic coasts. Focus on buying fish from responsible sources, cook it with the care it merits, and then I'll bite.”


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