4/24/11

Atlanta Foodies Big Ketch Review



The Big Ketch



3279 Roswell Rd.


Atlanta, GA 30305


404-474-9508



My mom, Pattie, and I went to The Big Ketch recently for lunch. Here is our review. (More photos at the bottom).





How were the food and drinks?


The food was really good. There were no problems, and it tasted just how it should taste. It was high-end casual restaurant cuisine. The appetizer we had was to die for - Shrimp and Crab Dip with Pita Chips. I had Blackened Mahi Mahi with a side salad and hushpuppies, and Mom had a Jerk Chicken Sandwich with key lime honey mustard and potato salad. Instead of bringing out bread, they brought out boiled peanuts, which I thought was original (and less carbs). We had diet mojitos, which were fine, but did taste diet, and I had a Full Sail IPA which I really liked. I would definitely recommend their food.



Describe your impressions of the service. Was anything exceptionally good (or bad) about the quality of service you received?

Service was mediocre. It was great at first. Our server was charming and friendly, and took wonderful care of us. About halfway through, though, he disappeared to the outside porch area, and chatted with a group of women for a long time. He didn't check on us for ten or fifteen minutes, when we wanted more drinks. I know servers' jobs can be difficult, having been one myself, but it wasn't even busy at the time. It was near shift change in the afternoon.


What do you think of the d├ęcor and atmosphere?

I really liked the decor at The Big Ketch. It is beachy, modern, and relaxing. The bathrooms were a little bit plain, but overall it was really nice and attractive. Predominant colors were sand, silver, and light blue.


Do you consider this a good value for the money you spent? If no, why not?

It was mid-range. I had a gift certificate for $25, but we spent $50+ on two people.


Any other thoughts or comments?


We had a great time at The Big Ketch, but we did wish that our server had been more attentive, especially when we had a gift certificate that should have given him a hint that I would review them. The food is fine, but make sure you know you're ordering a diet cocktail if that's what you want. The decor and food do make it worth visiting.


On a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best), how would you rate this restaurant compared to the other restaurants you visit on a regular basis.

I would give The Big Ketch 3.5/5 peaches. If I visit again and the service is better, I will raise the rating. Another good seafood option to consider is the Tin Can Fish House a bit north in Sandy Springs.

This restaurant is best for (Choose all that apply)

• Good food • Quick bite • Family-friendly
• Outdoor • Romantic
• Special occasion




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1 comment:

BOMBASTICLIFE BLOG said...

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