Named after the popular brand of New England sailboats, Inman Park's BeetleCat is a retro-themed seafood spot and cocktail bar. Helmed by famed ATL restauranteur Ford Fry, BeetleCat succeeds with its East Coast meets Gulf Coast meets Asian fusion menu of small plates and sides. While some of the dishes veer towards the more eclectic end of the spectrum (conch fritters, kimchi cream mussels), eats like the Massachusetts Lobster roll are simple and satisfying.
This swanky restaurant and bar run by Executive Chef Andrew Isabella rests in Inman Park, but the oysters will bring you right to the coast of Massachusetts. Named after the Beetle Family, BeetleCat is inspired by the sea, its serenity, and its many dwellings. The high ceilings and perfectly lit main room is ideal for one-on-one dates or intimate settings, and the oyster bar gives customers a front seat view of the kitchen and the raw crustaceans on ice. It’s strictly seafood here, so indulge in the many fish variations, or catch a vibe while sipping on one of BeetleCat’s specialty cocktails. After a delectable meal, travel downstairs to the basement for some fresh air, fun times, and a mid-’70s feel.