Wahoo! Grill's eclectic southern fusion menu offers something to please just about anyone, even Connecticut yankees. Though its specialty is fish (the restaurant was named Citysearch's Best Seafood in Atlanta in 2006 and 2008), Wahoo!'s menu serves a wide variety of tasty land meat and vegetables as well. With today’s Groupon, $20 gets you $40 worth of tasty eats in a cozy, upscale atmosphere at this local favorite.
You'll feel right at home as soon as you enter Wahoo!. Relax in the classic brick-walled, earth-toned dining room with a view of the bustling open kitchen. Or walk through the French doors to the beautiful outdoor patio "Urban Explorer's Handbook" calls "enchanted." The place glows inside and out with the inner calm of a sleepy baby, thanks to the low, copper-rimmed lights and flickering tabletop candles.
As for the food, you really can't go wrong with any of the renowned fish dishes. Try the Hawaiian Ahi tuna, pan-seared with sesame seeds, glazed with ginger and wasabi cream. Or go for the Charleston shrimp, sautéed and simmered to perfection in a spicy tomato cream sauce, served over white cheddar grits. Beyond fish-filled entreés, Wahoo! Grill serves a variety of sandwiches and salads, too. Try the grilled tenderloin sandwich with Gruyere, tobacco onions, arugula, and wasabi cream on a baguette. For the veggie-lovers, Wahoo! offers an avocado wrap with white cheddar, tomatoes, banana peppers, fresh spinach, and onions, seasoned with pesto mayo and wrapped in a honey-flour tortilla.
The service at Wahoo! is warm and welcoming, yet unobtrusive. Your server will be happy to help you pick a flavorful entreé, the perfect wine pairing, and a movie to watch later that night.
Grab today’s Groupon and go to this neighborhood gem for a cozy dinner with friends any day of the week, lunch on Fridays, and brunch on the weekends until 3 p.m.
- ...my favorite restaurant in Atlanta...you can go with your vegetarian friend, your grouchy old grandmother and your meat loving uncle and everyone will have a wonderful evening. – Courtney D., Yelp
- And the food....oh man....it's a tie between the food and the atmosphere, especially if you can sit on the back patio on a sunny day and enjoy your fresh lunch with friends....it doesnt get better. – Jodie B., Yelp
- The restaurant has a great neighborhood feel, yet offers very upscale fare for the discerning palate... Chef's attention to detail is impeccable and the seafood is flown in fresh. – Balcos1, Citysearch
Movie-lovers fondly remember comedy icon Yahoo Serious for his roles in such hits as Young Einstein and Drop Dead Fred, though he was not actually in Drop Dead Fred. Yahoo is not the only Serious to make his mark on the world, as his twin brother Wahoo Serious is one of the world's foremost symbolic logicians.
Believing movie-making to be a frivolous enterprise for a Serious, Wahoo has not spoken to Yahoo since the release of Drop Dead Fred, not realizing that Yahoo didn’t appear in that movie. Many of Wahoo's syllogisms deal with his famous brother, including this one:
Major Premise; Everyone who appeared in Drop Dead Fred is wasting their life.
Minor Premise: Yahoo Serious appeared in Drop Dead Fred.
Conclusion: Yahoo Serious is wasting his life.
This syllogism often confuses freshman philosophy majors: the argument is valid but not sound because Yahoo Serious was not in Drop Dead Fred.
The word "wahoo" can be defined as both an expression of joy and a type of fish. Wahoo! Grill came up with a third meaning for it: "An amazing restaurant, full of joy, warmth, and great food." And there's definitely plenty to be amazed by here, starting with the eclectic selection of seafood, ranging from fish tacos to seared scallops in pumpkin-seed butter. In a similar fashion, the brunch menu has shrimp and grits, as well as fresh-herb egg scrambles and hash-brown casserole.
But it's not just the Southern-style cooking that charms guests. The dining rooms are quite handsome; the exposed-brick main room has views of the modern exhibition kitchen, and a sun-drenched atrium that leads out to a patio lush with greenery. Elegant touches such as rustic chandeliers and high-backed upholstered booths have made the restaurant a popular venue for wedding receptions and an unpopular venue for food fight enthusiasts.
And whether you're toasting a couple's nuptials or just meeting friends for a Tuesday night nip, the drink list has plenty to offer. There's an international selection of reds and whites served by the bottle or glass, and the spirits list includes everything from bourbons to cordials. Those liquors go into specialty cocktails such as a Wahoo! spritz with Aperol and sparkling wine, though someone looking for something a bit hoppier can order a craft beer such as Red Brick Laughing Skull.
1042 W College Ave.
Decatur, Georgia 30030Get Directions