The Georgia fishing industry has experienced a steady decline in productivity over the last decade and is on the verge of becoming non-existent. Several restaurants in Georgia have taken notice of this problem and stress the importance of obtaining seafood caught and sold by local Georgia companies. Taste of Atlanta wanted to highlight some of the restaurants in the area that are doing their part to improve the Georgia fishing industry by purchasing seafood from local distributors and fisheries.
Stop by Lure in Midtown for some of the freshest seafood in Atlanta! Executive Chef Brent Banda often incorporates Georgia seafood into the culturally diverse menu to create truly unique flavors.
The Optimist uses Georgia seafood in most of their dishes, including jumbo shrimp and trout caught fresh from the Gulf. Owner Ford Fry bolsters an impressive resume of successful restaurants and The Optimist is arguably his crown jewel, winning several awards over the years including Esquire’s Restaurant of the Year award in 2012.
A staple of southern cuisine in Georgia, Ray’s on the River provides some of the freshest seafood right on the scenic Chattahoochee River. The seafood is shipped fresh daily from local distributors straight to the restaurant. Any fresher and it would come the Chattahoochee itself!
The dire state of the Georgia fishing industry could really count on your support…..and all you have to do is sit down and enjoy a meal from some of the premier restaurants in Georgia!