Breaker Breaker is set to open along Atlanta’s Eastside BeltLine Trail later this summer (exact date is forthcoming), unveiling a seafood-centric menu and cocktail program inspired by old-Florida-style dive bars along the Panhandle, the restaurant Monday announced in a press release, which teases the menu.
“The restaurant is pleased to offer a preview of what guests can look forward to, with fresh seafood snacks, fried platters, and hearty sandwiches, paired perfectly alongside cold beer, frozen beverages, and cocktails on draft,” the release notes.
Located at 921 Wylie Street, the restaurant features over 9,000 square feet of seating, including an indoor/outdoor bar, full-service dining, and over 100 patio seats with more casual counter-style service that is shaded under the steel canopy upcycled from the original Stein Steel warehouse building.
Overseeing the kitchen is a veteran of the Atlanta restaurant scene, Chef Maximilian Hines, who recently led the kitchen of The Lawrence, as well as creating the collaborative pop-up dinner series of Atlanta chefs, Stolen Goods.
The “nostalgic menu” invites BeltLine passersby to stop in for snacks and seafood dishes like Gulf Fish Ceviche and Smoked Gulf Fish Dip or Dockside Poutine with fries, gravy, crab and cheese curds. House specialties built for sharing include Charbroiled Oysters with Crystal-garlic butter, a jumbo Cajun Shrimp Boil tossed in a lemongrass chili butter as well as Fried Platters of shrimp or Gulf fish. Guests can take a bite out of sandwich baskets like the Shrimp Po-Boy or Gulf Fish Melt, as well as Cajun Roast Chicken Club and Fried Chicken Sandwich. The menu also includes vegetarian highlights with Hearts of Palm “Calamari”, a Cabbage & Crispy Rice Salad, and a Mushroom Chopped Cheese sandwich with griddled mushrooms, onions and Swiss cheese.
Partner Johnny Farrow and General Manager Hannah Keller collaborated on the beverage program, delivering cold drinks and cocktail creations ideal for the patio space and built for speedy service. Frozen cocktails include the Mucho Nada with White Claw Mango Vodka, mango puree, chamoy and tajin, and the Sleeper Cab featuring Highclere Gin, Campari and watermelon juice. Wines will be served by the glass, and there are plenty of beer options in cans and on draft, including the restaurant’s signature lager, The Longhauler, an ode to the big-rig transport trucks that delivered the raw steel beams to the site.
Breaker Breaker is currently interviewing for all front of house and back of house positions with open interviews Monday July 10 through Friday July 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applicants can stop by with a resume or complete an application on-site. Upon opening, Breaker Breaker will serve lunch and dinner Wednesday through Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.