Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hammocks Trading Co - Sandy Springs - Atlanta Georgia

You can find Hammocks Trading Co at 7285 Roswell Rd, Sandy Springs, GA 30328 - if you're traveling north outside the perimeter its on the left (east) side just past Abernathy but before Dalrymple. Parking is in the lot out front and to one side with some overflow towards the back. The parking lots for this and other buildings along this corridor may connect (I don't recall if they do but think they do?).


I originally attended a Yelp event hosted by Hammocks in 2013 back when Heidi was the OTP Yelp Community Manager so I already had an idea of what was offered on the menu (I recall scoring a pair of red Yelp socks at this event). I've since been back once for drinks and on this occasion for lunch with my coworker, friend and frequent companion Sid S. Hammocks occupies the location of a previous restaurant - I don't recall exactly what it was but the layout elicits some memory of a bar or Three Dollar Cafe - it's been a while.


The building reminds me of the coastal shacks you see along the Gulf, and I believe that's the intent. The interior is a bit chopped up with dining and extended seating along an enclosed patio with a bar laid-out in the middle. It's a super friendly atmosphere with netting and coastal pastels - your basic seafood shack where you wouldn't be surprised to run into Jimmy Buffet. The menu has several seafood selections with a focus on gulf oysters and shrimp that can be priced by the half or full dozen. These can be had with several variations. Besides the regular seafood options (fried, broiled, grilled etc) Hammocks also offers smoked items which really expands the flavor profiles available.



Hammocks also offers a blistering array of sides - it reminds me of the huge array at Roasters down the street and made Sid, who is vegetarian, very happy. Today I decided to go with one of the several sandwich options - the Grilled Salmon BLT - this was one of my favorite sandwiches when I worked at the Buckhead Diner.




I started with a cut of Seafood Gumbo - Chef's dark roux with crab meat and shrimp - this was quite delicious and could easily be made into a meal as a bowl with the addition of some bread. Sid went with a vegetarian black bean soup.




The Salmon BLT I ordered was quite good - it didn't measure-up to the Salmon BLT at the Buckhead Diner but that was a very special sandwich due to the dill-shallot mayo. This one though was quite good and relatively inexpensive at $14.50. This came with two sides (collard greens - quite good, and a lightly-dressed wild-green salad).





Sid ordered a veggie sandwich with small side-salad and a corn-bread muffin. He said it was quite good.


The service here was exceptional and the food quite good. We plan on putting this restaurant into our usual lunch rotation.


-- John

(also posted to Yelp)
Hammocks Trading Company Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato