the best of what to do & where to go in atlanta

It's a Shore Thing: Coastal Dinner for Two at Big Ketch
Sold Out

It's a Shore Thing: Coastal Dinner for Two at Big Ketch

When we start to feel ho-hum, gazing out the window at yet another gloomy day, we’re thrilled there’s a place we can go that takes us straight to the coast- where we can grab a cold beer, eat fresh seafood and feel like we've gone on vacation.

What To Expect

  • Drinks for two, including cold beers, a glass of wine, or a tasty boat drink to sip on
  • An appetizer to share, like lobster egg rolls or Blue Moon mussels and clams
  • An entree, signature dish, or sandwich for both you and your date; you can do it classy (try the bourbon-orange glazed salmon) or keep it casual (mmm famous blackened grouper sandwich)
  • A coastal escape from the chilly weather outside

Scout Notes

As the weather is getting cooler and rainier, it’s easy to forget about our dear friend sunshine, so thank goodness for The Big Ketch in Buckhead and Canton Street. When we start to feel ho-hum, gazing out the window at yet another gloomy day, we’re thrilled there’s a place we can go that takes us straight to the coast- where we can grab a cold beer, eat fresh seafood, and feel like we've gone on vacation. Owners JP Piemonte and Chris Hadermann, the same folks who brought us the likes of Tin Lizzy’s and Smokebelly BBQ, felt the same way- the two hail from Clearwater, Fla., and grew up going to small seafood dives, featuring the day’s fresh catch and cold beers (for anyone of age, that is.) Grown up and living in Atlanta, they longed for a taste of home, and used three or four of their favorite places as kids growing up as inspiration for The Big Ketch. They also wanted to be able to enjoy an authentic grouper sandwich or lobster roll like they grew up eating. Even the interior design takes us sailing away to a classy, yet decidedly coastal fish house with earthy colors complemented with deep blues and greens, and sparkly but never gaudy lights. So what’s up with that name? Big Catch was an actual bar on the St. Petersburg marina, where they would go in their younger days. Home from college, this was the place where everyone would gather for cold beers on warm nights, so they’re paying homage to one of their old watering holes. “Ketch” is also a nickname for a two-masted sailboat, and The Big Ketch just felt…catchier. And so the name was born. And we’re so glad it was, because there’s nothing we love more than maritime puns.

The menu at The Big Ketch is anchored by (see what we did there?) fresh seafood, so we’re awash with Gulf Coast-inspired fare. Nothing says coastal like a grouper sandwich - and they do it right. While we love a crispy fried grouper sandwich topped with coleslaw and served with tangy remoulade on the side, the more health conscious among us can opt to get it blackened or grilled. Speaking of healthy options, when was the last time you had a veritable smorgasbord of sides that won’t send you to the ER with heart palpitations? Yes, you can get the crispy-outside-tender-inside hush puppies, but why not do something nice for yourself and get the refreshing quinoa and mixed vegetable salad or the seasoned green beans ? If you want to build your own plate, go for one of the entrees, seasoned how you like it (house-blend, blackened or jerk) with your choice of sides- salmon has never done wrong by us, and The Big Ketch seasons it to perfection. Hold up- we almost forgot about the appetizers. Lobster egg rolls are an obvious choice (with mango and sweet chili sauce, even) but you might be tempted away by the PEI mussels and Sapelo Island clams cooked with poblano peppers, fresh citrus, tomatoes, and most importantly, Blue Moon Belgian White beer. As always, dinner is best enjoyed with a libation, so grab a boat drink - we love the Trade Winds- Pear vodka, elderflower, citrus and champagne - or a craft beer or house wine. Then sit back, relax, do some beach reading, and set your compass for vacation- or at least feel like you’re there.

Description of Services

The following terms and conditions (the "Agreement") form a binding agreement between you and Scoutmob, which is sometimes referred to as “Scoutmob,” “we,” “us” or “our.” Please review the following terms carefully. By using the Site or any Scoutmob Services, you are agreeing to these terms, and all of these terms will govern your use of the Site and our Services. The term "you" refers to the person accessing or using the Site or our Services, or the company or organization on whose behalf that person accesses the Site or our Services.

Our Services

Scoutmob is an online community for people to express their local interests (the "Services") through our website located at http://www.scoutmob.com and other online areas owned or operated by us, such as our Facebook, Twitter and mobile phone applications (the "Site"). The Services also include the opportunity for you to purchase special Hand-Picked Deals (as described below) for the products and services of third party merchants. The Services and Site are collectively referred to here as "Scoutmob."

Conditional Use of Our Site and Services

Your permission to use Scoutmob is conditioned upon your agreement that you:

  • will comply with these Terms of Service;
  • will not copy or distribute any part of Scoutmob in any medium without Scoutmob’s prior written authorization;
  • will provide accurate information when registering for our Services;
  • will not use Scoutmob to collect any personally identifiable information, including account names, email addresses, or other such information, for commercial purposes;
  • will not use the communication systems provided by or contacts made on Scoutmob for any commercial solicitation purposes;

Terms of Sale

  1. How It Works

    By placing an order for a given Deal, you make an offer to purchase the Deal you have selected on the terms, restrictions and conditions associated with the Deal. Once you’ve placed your order, you will receive a confirmation of the Deal and your Reservation. Your credit card will be charged for the amount of the Deal. We will notify you by email when the Deal is to be used.

  2. Expiration Dates

    If applicable, the expiration date for a Deal and Reservation is noted on your confirmation and receipt.

  3. Deal Specific Terms

    Each Deal has specific terms associated with the Deal, which will be presented to you at the time you commit to purchase the particular Deal. Deal specific terms supersede any inconsistent terms in this Agreement, except to the extent such terms are prohibited by applicable law.

  4. General Terms

    Unless otherwise stated in the Deal or required by law, the following additional terms apply to all Vouchers:

    • no cash value for any Deal,
    • no cash back will be issued for partial redemption of the paid portion of a Voucher, except as required by law,
    • Deals cannot be combined with any other coupons or promotions unless otherwise noted in the Reservation,
    • Deals cannot be used for taxes, tips, prior balances, shipping or handling, as applicable,
    • neither Scoutmob nor the Merchant is responsible for lost or stolen Deals or Deal reference numbers,
    • duplicate use, sale or trade of a Deals is prohibited, except as required by law,

  5. Promotions of Deals and Hand-Picked Deals

    From time to time we may offer special promotions, contests and/or sweepstakes intended to provide you an incentive to purchase Deals or to encourage you to get others to do so. The applicable rules will be posted on the Site in or near the description of each such promotion. We reserve the right to interpret these rules in our sole discretion, and you hereby agree to our interpretation.

  6. Products Available for Sale

    You understand that some or all products or services provided on the Site may not be available for purchase to persons residing in certain jurisdictions or geographic areas. Scoutmob reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to exclude or otherwise limit the provision of a Voucher for any product or service to a person residing in any jurisdiction or geographical area. Scoutmob does not represent or warrant that any product or service promoted on the Site will be available for purchase by any particular person.

  7. Refunds

    Scoutmob will provide refunds as stipulated for each specific deal.

Links to Third Party Sites

Scoutmob may contain links to third party websites that are not owned, operated, or controlled by Scoutmob. Therefore, we cannot and do not assume responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of such websites or the companies that own them. Additionally, we cannot and will not censor or edit the content of any third party site. By using Scoutmob you expressly relieve us from any and all liability arising from your use of any third party website.

Disclaimer Of Warranties

THIS SITE AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," "WHERE IS," AND "AS AVAILABLE," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. WITHOUT LIMITATION OF THE FOREGOING, SCOUTMOB SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO: (i) ANY WARRANTIES CONCERNING THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, USEFULNESS, OR OTHERWISE OF THE CONTENT OF THE SITE OR SERVICES (INCLUDING ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTIONS, MISSION, AND CONTRIBUTION AMOUNTS); AND (ii) ANY WARRANTIES OF TITLE, WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, AS A RESULT OF (1) ANY ERROR, OMMISSION, DELETION, OR DEFECT IN THE CONTENT, OR (2) ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, DEFAMATION, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE (1) THAT ANY PORTION OF THE SITE WILL BE FREE OF INFECTION BY VIRUSES, WORMS, TROJAN HORSES, OR ANYTHING ELSE MANIFESTING CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES; OR (2) THAT ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. WE DO NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE MATERIALS IN THIS SITE. YOU (AND NOT US OR ANY OF OUR AGENTS) ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR, OR CORRECTION.

Limitation Of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL SCOUTMOB, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SPONSORS, ADVERTISERS, PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUCCESSORS, OR ASSIGNS, BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY (i) FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE AVAILABILITY, USE, RELIANCE ON, OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, EVEN IF SCOUTMOB IN OR ITS AGENTS SHALL HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE; OR (ii) FOR ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS, OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN, OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES OF, THE SITE. BECAUSE SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH STATES OR JURISDICTIONS, SCOUTMOB'S LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Indemnification

Upon request by Scoutmob, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Scoutmob its affiliates, officers, directors, and employees harmless from any and all claims, liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising in any way from your use or misuse of the Site or Services, including your interaction with causes, companies, or organizations that advertise or solicit contributions on the Site, or other uploading, posting, publishing, e-mailing, reproduction, distribution, or transmission of any Content or other materials by you or users authorized by you or any violation of these Terms by you. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with us in asserting any available defense.