Don’t let the name fool you! There’s a lot more to Hugo’s Oyster Bar than just oysters.
While looking for a Sunday Brunch treat, my friend Allie and I came across a great place in Roswell – Hugo’s.
Featuring an extensive Bloody Mary Bar (to Allie’s great satisfaction) the pub is fun, simple and friendly. The service is outstanding, the menu features great delicacies and unique blended drinks, and the atmosphere is perfect for friends looking for a quiet time to catch up.
Allie started our Sunday feast with a Bloody Mary she masterfully created; Allie is the self-proclaimed Bloody Mary expert. I chose the Ginger Limeade, a refreshing blend of Hanger 1 Regular and Lime Vodka, muddled ginger, lemon and lime juice, and ginger beer.
Hugo’s chef has taken the traditional Eggs Benedict recipe and kicked it up a notch — or two — by creating the Hugo’s Benedict. French bread medallions, Boudin sausage, cheddar, poached eggs (or cooked to your preference) and fried oysters created a most delightful taste, coupled with Hollandaise sauce and breakfast potatoes to satisfy even my discerning taste.
The Crab Cake Benedict also provided us with something to be very happy about. The addition of fried green tomatoes was unexpected but definitely welcomed.
While known for their fresh oysters, there fresh lobster is a treat as well. Allie and I returned to make sure that what Hugo’s manager Barrett Craig told us about their lobster was true: fresh, tasty and satisfying.
Hugo’s features only seafood native to the waters from the Outer Banks to the Mississippi Delta (with notable exception of top-quality oysters from the Northeast), Mackerel and snapper from the Carolina coasts, Georgia blue crab, Finfish from blue Florida waters, Flounder from clear lagoons at the Caribbean’s edge, Gulf shrimp, and Bayou crawfish.
Seafood isn’t all there is to love at Hugo’s — try classic New Orleans sandwiches like po’ boys, debris and muffulettas; salads drawing inspiration from around the South, steaks, snacks and classic Deep South and Cajun desserts are also part of their extensive menu. The Brioche bread pudding is my favorite!
If you are in the mood for a Sunday Brunch treat that will entice you to try more offerings available on the menu, Hugo’s Oyster Bar is just that place.
Allie and I have visited Hugo’s a few times since our first visit on a recent Sunday afternoon. It has definitely made it into our regular rotation. Perhaps it will become part of yours!
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Located at 10360 Alpharetta Street, Roswell, GA 770.993.5922
Julie Brennan is a resident of Canton and is the publisher of My Forsyth magazine. A self-proclaimed foodie, she enjoys trying new restaurants with friends. She may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.