Find out why Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar in Marietta is worth braving traffic for

Wood Grilled Branzino with charmoula, seven herb salad, charred lemon at Drift.  (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

Wood Grilled Branzino with charmoula, seven herb salad, charred lemon at Drift. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

After visiting Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar, I’m not surprised that restaurateur-chef Doug Turbush has a devoted following for his east Cobb locales. Seed Kitchen & Bar, Stem Wine Bar, now Drift. Add me to the Turbush tribe.

That means I’m willing to make the one-hour trek on a Friday night from intown to Turbush’s newest digs at 4475 Roswell Road in Marietta. That also means that, despite keeping a bumper-to-bumper headache at bay by singing along to mellow Suzanne Vega tunes, by the time I parked the car in the Avenue East Cobb shopping mall, which Drift calls home, I was ready for a drink.

Click here to find out why we gave Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar three stars

Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar, 4475 Roswell Road, Marietta. 770-635-7641, driftoysterbar.com.

Scroll down to get an idea of what to expect if you visit Drift

Bourbon Cured Salmon with benne seed crackers, apple and jalapeno cream.  (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

Bourbon Cured Salmon with benne seed crackers, apple and jalapeno cream. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

 

Bay of Fundy Salmon with spring onion, fava beans, shiitakes, charred green and garlic vinaigrette.  (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

Bay of Fundy Salmon with spring onion, fava beans, shiitakes, charred green and garlic vinaigrette. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

 

Chowder Fries with Benton's bacon, fried clams and Meyer lemon puree.  (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

Chowder Fries with Benton’s bacon, fried clams and Meyer lemon puree. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

 

Wood Roasted Oysters- with anchovy garlic butter, breadcrumbs, parmesan and lemon. (Beckystein.com)

Wood Roasted Oysters- with anchovy garlic butter, breadcrumbs, parmesan and lemon. (Beckystein.com)

 

The Smoked Old Fashioned with Diplomatico Anejo Rum, demerara, orange, bitters and hickory smoke is made tableside. CONTRIBUTED BY BECKYSTEIN.COM

The Smoked Old Fashioned with Diplomatico Anejo Rum, demerara, orange, bitters and hickory smoke is made tableside. CONTRIBUTED BY BECKYSTEIN.COM

 

 Boxing The Compass- St. Augustine Rum, blackwell rum, sherry, ginger-lemon syrup, lime, bitters. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

Boxing The Compass- St. Augustine Rum, blackwell rum, sherry, ginger-lemon syrup, lime, bitters. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

 

Oaxaca The Plank- Amaras mezcal, gran Classico, banana, cayenne, lime, bitters.  (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

Oaxaca The Plank- Amaras mezcal, gran Classico, banana, cayenne, lime, bitters. (BECKY STEIN PHOTOGRAPHY)

 

Chef Doug Turbush at the chef table.(Beckystein.com)

Chef Doug Turbush at the chef table.(Beckystein.com)


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