So having had an awesome lobster roll at the Optimist ( GQ’s 2012 Best Restaurant in America) I was delighted to find another local spot offering the sumptuous treat for half the price. Nicky’s Seafood, located at 609 Whitehall St SW, right outside of the Mechanicville neighborhood in Atlanta, GA is a neighborhood treasure. I drove by for a year or two before spotting the humble sign advertising fresh Maine Lobster Rolls on weekends…how could I resist? I went in early on a Saturday afternoon since the lobster rolls are offered in a very limited quantity.
Well, I wasn’t disappointed! Nine dollars and fifty cents will get you one lobster slider overflowing with lobster fresh from the coast of Maine. All I can say is that Nicky’s turned this first timer into a regular. The atmosphere is bright and clean but not upscale and that is ok with me. In addition to having the lobster roll, I have also tried the seafood burrito which was great.
What you must know about this place is that you should be prepared to wait for your food even if you call ahead. There is parking at the restaurant and the place can accommodate large groups.
Check out Nicky’s soon. You will be glad that you did.