If you’re looking for a place to eat around the Atlanta airport, specifically a really dive seafood place, then Spondivits is a good bet. I’ll cut to the chase and say that Spondivits is a big tourist trap in a dodgy, unremarkable area. My boyfriend was raised in Atlanta and never even heard of it.
But since my friend already went there before on a prior business trip, we decided to go again. We opted for coconut shrimp for an appetizer and shared a bucket of lobster and crab legs. The coconut shrimp was just okay, although my friend really seemed to have enjoyed it. The lobster tails were small but that was almost expected. If you like butter with your steamed seafood, then you would like the crab legs since they already came out buttered and oily.
Each bucket pretty much costs $30 on average, whether you just get the crab bucket, crab and lobster bucket, shrimp bucket or a combo of it all. The bucket and appetizer were enough for the both of us as we weren’t that hungry. Add a bottle of Corona to that and I was completely full.
I don’t really see myself coming back here unless I had to eat by the airport and had plenty of time to kill. (During dinner time, you will have to wait 30 min. on average) You can find fresher crabs at Joe’s Crab Shack and luckily there are a few here.
But I’m looking forward to having some good, fresh seafood here in landlocked ATL and will definitely update you when I find it.
The good: We didn’t over order.
The bad: There is good dodgy, like Pocha 32, where you drink and eat out of tin bowls and cups…and then there is bad dodgy. This is the bad, dirty kind of dodgy place.
The ugly: Valet is the only way to park here. It’s lame, especially for a dodgy place.
Spondivits 1219 Virginia Ave Atlanta, GA 30344-5211