Shrimp & Co.

4060 Buford Drive,

Buford 770-904-5959

•Open since: November

•Capacity: The restaurant seats 80.

•Location: Shrimp & Co. is located in a strip shopping center at the intersection of Buford Drive and Satellite Boulevard in Buford. If traveling north on Buford Drive, the restaurant is on the left, just past Interstate 985.

•Hours: The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Shrimp & Co. is closed on Sunday.

•Atmosphere: "We're a family restaurant," said Paul Bryant, the owner of Shrimp & Co. "We just want people to come and enjoy themselves."

The casual restaurant is divided into two sections with separate entrances. The to-go side has a counter for picking up takeout orders, while the dine-in entrance leads to the dining room.

The dining room is decorated in shades of blue. The vinyl tablecloths depict a nautical theme. The clock behind the cash register has been framed with a life preserver. Each table holds bottles of ketchup, cocktail sauce, tartar sauce and malt vinegar, as well as a napkin dispenser.

•The food: The menu at Shrimp & Co. features a variety of seafood.

"Of course, our specialty is shrimp," said LuAnn Osborne. She is Bryant's partner.

The house shrimp, which are lightly breaded and fried, are popular. Catfish, flounder, scallops, oysters, tilapia and crab claws are also available. "People love our portion sizes," Osborne said.

The restaurant's all-you-can-eat seafood specials are a customer favorite.

Each meal at Shrimp & Co. begins with a basket of hush puppies. "I've had people come in and order just hush puppies, because they're that good," Osborne said.

•Beverages: The restaurant serves Coke products and sweet and unsweet tea. Coffee is also offered.

•Desserts: Chocolate pie and pecan pie are available.

•Things you might not know: At Shrimp & Co., Bryant uses family recipes. His family has been in the restaurant business for 22 years and owns three seafood restaurants in Alabama.

The restaurant's kitchen and to-go counter is located in a former Philly Connection, while the dining room was once a frame shop.

On the menu

•Fried crab claws: This appetizer includes a quarter-pound of fried crab claws served with melted butter ($5.99).

•The House Combination: Features a half-pound of house shrimp, four oysters and two Canadian flounder. Served with French fries, coleslaw and hush puppies ($9.99).

•Southern catfish dinner: Served with French fries, coleslaw and hush puppies ($7.99).

•Chicken fingers: 4 pieces of chicken served with French fries, coleslaw and hush puppies ($5.99).

•All you-can-eat lunch special: Shrimp, flounder, deviled crab and whole catfish (Choose one: $4.99, choose three: $9.99). These specials are available all day Monday through Wednesday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.