Automatic Seafood and Oysters

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Automatic Seafood and Oysters is a fine dining restaurant at 2824 5th Avenue South in Lakeview. It was opened in March 2019 by Adam Evans and Suzanne Humphries Evans. It was named for the Automatic Sprinkler Corp. which occupied the same building in the 1950s.

In 2020 the restaurant was nominated for the James Beard Foundation's "Best New Restaurant" award. That same year, during the Coronavirus pandemic, the restaurant sued its insurer for failure to pay its no-restrictions loss of business claim. The business closed temporarily after one of its employees tested positive for COVID-19.


  • Koplowitz, Howard (May 8, 2020) "Automatic Seafood files federal class-action lawsuit against insurer for loss of business income." The Birmingham News
  • Stuart, Shauna (June 21, 2020) "Automatic Seafood temporarily closing after staff member tests positive for COVID-19." The Birmingham News

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