Where else can you eat spicy rat toes and not be judged for it, but at Six Feet Under Atlanta. Yes, you read that correctly. Spicy. Rat. Toes.
Last Saturday I accompanied my fellow foodies and food bloggers, JoVonn and Nika, to Six Feet Under Atlanta in Grant Park. I had never been to Six Feet Under Atlanta before, but after I heard they had an appetizer called, “Spicy Rat Toes,” I was all in.
Six Feet Under Atlanta is located in Grant Park, one of my favorite areas in Atlanta. Parking can be a bit iffy in the place the restaurant is situated in. However if you know how to parallel park and don’t mind a bit of exercise, it’s totally doable. If you love photography or looking at old homes, I’d suggest after you finish chowing down you walk around the area before going back to your car. Trust me, you will love the area and you’ll burn a couple of the calories you consumed.
The decor of Six Feet Under is very nostalgic, and I enjoyed letting my eyes wander around the walls of the restaurant. There were so many kitschy things to take in, and if you are in the mood for a good game there are plenty of flat screens at the full bar. Not to mention this place is huge, there is an upstairs and a downstairs. I’m all about space and Six Feet Under Atlanta uses their space well.
The servers at Six Feet are dressed funky, but not in an Old Dirty Bastard Way. More like an “I’m hip and I’m wearing all black,” kind of way. I will say our server was a bit negligent. Friendly, but negligent. We had to remind him several times for a booster seat or high chair, that we never got, and I don’t think we received one refill. I know he said he was new, so I’m praying he meant new to waitering. Cause otherwise, I’m not here for that the next time I visit.
As far as the food, I was greatly impressed with the menu. There are plenty of items on the menu that had me dancing in my seat, and this place is a pescetarian’s dream. Oh yeah, did I mention it’s a seafood restaurant? I didn’t?! So sorry! My bad.
Six Feet Under Atlanta’s motto is, “Don’t be selfish, share your shellfish.” Trust me when I say if you order anything off the menu, you will have plenty to share. Their portions are large, and my inner fat girl was well satisfied.
My “Spicy Rat Toes,” jalapenos stuffed with jumbo shrimp and wrapped in bacon, were super spicy. For some people’s palate this may be too spicy of an appetizer, but I love spicy food. So…. *shrug* I would have preferred if the jalapenos had been stuffed with something more than just jumbo shrimp, and my bacon could have been crispier, but overall it’s an appetizer I would order again.
Nika’s crab cakes looked delicious. The crab cakes were served with avocado, rémoulade, and micro greens on a wheat slider roll. Nika commented her crab cakes were, “Tender, flavorful, and have nice pieces of crab in them.”
JoVonn’s shrimp plate was covered with fried shrimp and jalapeño hush puppies. JoVonn gave her plate a thumbs up and said her shrimp were fried hard, just the way she likes them, and the jalapeño Tartar sauce on the side had just the right amount of spicy and sweet.
Can we have a pause and take a timeout to thank God from whom all jalapenos flow?!
Okay, jalapeño praise break over.
I ordered the shrimp po’boy, but I must have gotten the wrong memo because I wasn’t as happy with my dish as JoVonn and Nika. I know it’s totally my fault, because let’s be honest a po’ boy outside of New Orléans is not a po’boy. My po’by consisted of fried shrimp on a hoagie roll topped with spinach, shredded cucumbers, sweet onion relish, and cucumber wasabi sauce. Now, it sho was pretty. I give it that. But, it just didn’t wow me.
The hoagie roll was not crispy and flaky enough, and whomever put it together needed to up the seasoning next time. I had to bring the bad boy home and doctor it up Miss Foodie Fab style to get it right.
Overall I give Six Feet Under Atlanta an A-OK! While they didn’t knock my socks off with their shrimp po-boy, I enjoyed the restaurant and will be back in the future. I just know what not to order next time.
If you would like to visit Six Feet Under Atlanta, click away to their website for all their information!
Have you been to Six Feet Under Atlanta before, and if you have how did you like it?
XOXO, Miss Foodie Fab!
P.S. I shot all the pics with my new camera. More on that soon. Ain’t they purty?! * tootsie rolls out post*