Beetlecat

4.7
1865 reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Featuring raw oysters and fresh seafood with international influences from executive chef Andrew Isabella, BeetleCat is a trendy restaurant and bar in Atlanta’s Inman Park neighborhood. The menu transports you to the New England coast at the upstairs dining room and oyster bar, while the downstairs Den lends itself to a 70s surf shack. Enjoy fresh air on one of the two patios, both upstairs and downstairs. BeetleCat is open nightly for dinner and offers 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 late night menu and a live DJ.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required

Featured special offers

Select a special offer by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Step aboard BeetleCat for a four course menu help you sail to 2022's shoreline! Featuring Lobster Rolls and other fresh sea-fare along with a vegetarian option for each course. Opt for the additional wine pairing and let our deck hands show you coastal wines from around the globe.

What 1865 People Are Saying
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KELLYR
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Although parking was challenging, upon arrival the hostess seated us quickly and our server Kaelyn was wonderfully attentive. Food was very fresh (the oysters and tuna tartare rocked!) but a little "pricey" . One entrée dish didn't denote that it was spicy and my husband couldn't eat it. However, they were quick to accommodate by removing the charge and offering an alternative to replace. The fry bread is a must! We plan to return again soon.

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JaneD
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic.

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super friendly staff with delicious food! I highly recommend.

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NonetS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Highly recommend.

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Clee
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Our server was excellent and he made great recommendations. However it took a long time for our entree and drinks after the appetizer came out timely. Parking is limited.

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BitesnPints
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always enjoy our time and experience at Beetlecat. They were very accommodating with our 2 month old baby and the food and service were top notch!

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vipBuktlst
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have never had a better piece of fish in my life than I did last night at beetlecat. Their steelhead trout was cooked so crispy on the skin side and so perfectly cooked on the fish side that I still feel speechless. My compliments to Jorge who cooked the fish and TK our waitress, they took great care of us. If you like seafood this is the place to go. My business partner had the flounder and loved every bite of it.

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NicoleC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was wonderful and our server was very knowledgeable and helpful! I can see why this place is so popular!! So glad we finally made our first trip over there and it definitely won't be the last

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MALE
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible whole roasted flounder, the sweet potatoes were to die for and so was the fashion trout. Incredible service. Woke up the next morning thinking about those sweet potatoes!

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vipElrod
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Fun place, good food, good music. Only issue was the wine switcharoo. We ordered two bottles, a white and red. The white was fine, but the red, which was the most expensive bottle on the menu, listed an older vintage but the bottle served was actually a newer vintage. Asked waiter to take care of it on bill, but manager was aggressively adamant that the price on the menu was right even if the vintage was not. First time I had ever heard that line. Never been to a restaurant that did not make subsequent price adjustment. Not a major deal, but not entirely professional. FYI to others.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the happy hour oysters and the salt and pepper squid. Can’t forget about the showstopper, the lobster roll. One of the best seafood menus in Atlanta, a must try!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday, it was noted in the reservation but none wished us a happy bday or offered a dessert

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theplugslawyer
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I enjoyed my time at beetlecat with my friend. the food was fresh and great quality. I liked trying the donuts, probably preferred those hot (one was cold). The lobster roll was one of the best I've had. The waffle fries, great! Try Beetlecat brunch at least once.

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CoreyH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ordered the lobster claw sandwich at first. That was very small and not worth $42 price tag. Was still hungry and ordered the cheeseburger. That was worth every penny and was very tasty! I’m definitely going back to order that. My waitress was awesome. Ariel was super helpful and very sweet, the sun was blazing on me out on the patio and she moved over an umbrella to help give me some shade, wonderful customer service

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EbonyC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great and the atmosphere was great as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Overpriced food for no reason

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vipJTRM
Atlanta
41 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another great experience - - entire staff went above & beyond! Food was incredible.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1Food1Service5Ambience5

The waiter we had was great. The brunch menu is anticlimactic. I ordered the steak and eggs. The steak.. was probably the worst steak I have ever had. It was very chewy, please keep in mind that I originally ordered it medium well, and sent it back for medium raw. And it

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murraincandace
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service for our biweekly date night!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This was my first time dining at Beetlecat and have generally enjoyed my experiences at Ford Fry restaurants, so I had high hopes. The service was lovely, especially the team of hosts and our server Sophie. The drinks were a 10/10, but the food was just alright. We had lobster rolls and were rather disappointed with the bread; it tasted like something you’d get at Chic-Fil-A. Between that and chips that tasted like they were dumped from a bag, it was confusing what how this dish was $42. Otherwise, the space is gorgeous and the ambiance was lovely. A special thank you to Sophie for her amazing service!

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DocHolli
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second time dining at Beetlecat and it was even better then the first. The food was exquisite! The oysters were delicious and the lobster roll is the best I’ve tasted outside of my home region of New England. It was an ideal place to celebrate my sister’s 50th birthday.

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JamieK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

I wish they had their previous peel and eat shrimp. The new ones have the heads on and they give you less. Still delicious but even more messy to eat now.

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Nickx
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was really good and delicious and tasty and the food was good and it was delicious taste

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TheronB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

If they seat you at the table at the bottom of the stairs request another table. There shouldn’t be a table here it kills the ambiance which in return dilutes the experience. The food is good the staff is great but we felt like we were seated in the service hall.

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Manoyn
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Overpriced. Hostess was rude. Waitress was fine. No drink specials at happy hour - only oyster price reduction

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a wonderful culinary experience! Ahh the food! Every mouthful is a celebration of taste and texture. Love to celebrate here! Service is great! Ambience as well! We sat outside and it was warm and comfortable.

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Linda
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Bettlecat! This is becoming our go to date night venue. The food is excellent, drinks are creative, and service is superb!

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GeaB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great fresh oysters andc an extremely btasty stew!

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PeterH
Munich
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience3

Service was not good, got wrong food deliveries, no oyster cutlery, although promised, no water service, had to request almost everything: extra plates because of shared meal, waterservice… got more food then ordered and had to pay for it… the food was excellent, but service poor

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Maurissa
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ansley took care of us and her service was spot-on.. she gave great suggestions for everything! They have great oysters, mussels, and a lobster roll to die for! A manager named Sully checked on us during our stay- leaving a personal touch on my 1st “Beetlecat Experience” by giving background on the restaurant and the collective restaurant group it is apart of. Ansley and Sully were both down to earth and happy to make sure we enjoyed our time there. Will definitely be back!

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ArdisS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

So I liked the vibe and decor, the donut was not as fresh as I hoped but still pretty good. I was disappointed in the Lobster Roll, I’ve had so much larger and better with better pieces of the lobster elsewhere.

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tjbg
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kevin, our server was outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. We’ll definitely be back.

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REleanor
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beetlecat is one of my favorite spots in Atlanta. Don't sleep on brunch. Their donuts are fabulous. For a cozy, old-fashioned vibe that feels a little more intimate, ask to be seated in the den.

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vipSamataM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best places we’ve ever eaten! Loved outdoor seating even in rain!

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AngP
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall1Food2Service4Ambience2

The upstairs looked nice but we were seated in the "den" downstairs which looks like a 90's basement. The service and most of the food was good but we paid over a hundred dollars for chipped plates, stale chips, and a weird ambience. There's better places to spend that much.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our second time going to Beetlecat and we sat in the Den and it was another great experience with delicious food and excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Donut brunch is a must

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thehrgirl
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amber was amazing. She helped us choose our oysters and wasn’t too attentive but provided just the sense of privacy with an appropriate level of support. Perfect for a date night after a week of travel. Great food. Exceptional service and urban feel.

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Stacy
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Always great food, drinks, and service!

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vipcm8910
Atlanta
104 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Love the squid and fry bread! Service is usually good. Glasses of wine are small portions, which I don't like

FAQs

Beetlecat offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (678) 732-0360.

Beetlecat is rated 4.7 stars by 1865 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.