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12 Standout Seafood Restaurants In Dallas

Where to find fresh oysters, crispy fried shrimp, and so much more

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Being a totally landlocked doesn’t mean having to settle for subpar seafood in Dallas. Whether it’s batter-fried, steamed in Old Bay and butter, or broiled with fresh herbs, let this map be a guide to the finest seafood dishes in Dallas, ranging from top-quality catches to budget-friendly fish baskets.

With restaurants flying fish in and sourcing seafood from the world’s finest waters, feast on the fruits of the sea at these 11 essential Dallas seafood restaurants.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Keeper

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5840 Legacy Cir SUITE D100
Plano, TX 75024
(469) 210-5337
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The menu at this Shops at Legacy seafood spot spans the coasts, with everything from crispy fried calamari to blackened ahi tuna. Definitely try the lobster mac and cheese, a decadent side that’s loaded with buttered, Old Bay-spiced bread crumbs.

2. The Oceanaire Seafood Room

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13340 Dallas Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75240
(972) 759-2277
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A solid date night option for seafood enthusiasts, The Oceanaire serves up seafood classics in a swanky section. Favorites like shrimp cocktail, crabcakes, and seafood towers are all on the menu, along with whole steamed lobster that’s worth the splurge every time.

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3. The Boiling Crab

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10560 Walnut St #100
Dallas, TX 75243
(972) 272-7086
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The Boiling Crab’s philosophy seems simple; serve it sauced, and serve it without a utensil in sight. Choose your favorite seafood protein, get it bagged and sauced in a variety of buttery Cajun and creole spices. Just be sure to ask for plenty of extra napkins. And maybe a bib.

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4. TJ's Seafood Market & Grill - Preston Royal

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6025 Royal Ln #110
Dallas, TX 75230
(214) 691-2369
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Arguably the most beloved seafood restaurant in Dallas, TJ’s keeps the menu fresh while serving up its classics. The shrimp cocktail and smoked salmon board are a must, and the menu of light entrees means that there’s plenty of room to splurge on quality oysters, grilled shrimp tacos, or caviar service for those particularly fancy occasions.

5. Montlake Cut

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8220 Westchester Dr b
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 739-8220
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Restaurateur Nick Badovinus brings a taste of Seattle to this swanky seafood spot, which lures diners with top-quality oysters, excellent crudos, and dishes like king crab fra diavolo, served over spaghetti and barbecue-spiced red snapper tacos.

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6. Lovers Seafood and Market

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5200 W Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75209
(214) 414-9880
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This Lovers Lane newcomer seafood destination boasts killer shrimp and grits, plenty of top-quality raw seafood, and a Maine-style lobster roll that’s tossed in Meyer lemon aioli.

7. 20 Feet Seafood Joint

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1160 Peavy Rd
Dallas, TX 75218
(972) 707-7442
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With a simple menu of New England style sandwiches, soups, and of course, boiled and buttered shellfish, this cozy East Dallas spot should be a regular in any seafood lover’s rotation. Try the fried oyster po’ boy, made with excellent Blue Point oysters.

8. Hook Line & Sinker

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3103 Lemmon Ave E
Dallas, TX 75204
(214) 965-0707
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With an eclectic interior that’s reminiscent of the bayou, Hook Line & Sinker is the spot for crispy fried fish and shellfish. Order a few baskets of shrimp, catfish, and oysters to enjoy with plenty of beer and a crowd of friends.

9. Water Grill

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1920 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 306-7111
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This California export serves up an impressive menu of diverse seafood dishes. Start off with a selection of bivalves from the raw bar, or splurge on a seafood tower loaded with prawns, crab legs, and crudo. When it’s time to order an entree, consider the Dungeness-crab loaded cioppino or Mexican swordfish served in caper brown butter.

10. Cajun Tailgators

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920 S Harwood St #136
Dallas, TX 75201
(469) 304-0313

Originally a food truck, Cajun Tailgators has now permanently parked (so to speak) in a space inside the Dallas Farmers Market. Swing by for Cajun comfort food like gumbo and po’boys, along with the house specialty crawfish pistolettes. Wash it all down with boozy frozen punch.

11. Rex's Seafood at the Market

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920 S Harwood St #150
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 272-9372
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With same day fish delivery from Hawaii, and never frozen fish served in delicious and exotic ways, Rex’s Seafood is serving up some of the freshest fish at the Dallas Farmers Market. Whether you’re grabbing a few pounds of shellfish to go, or sitting down for the restaurant’s famous red velvet fish ‘n’ waffles, Rex’s has you covered.

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12. Shell Shack

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2326 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
(844) 588-2722
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This seafood staple serves up steaming bags of crawfish, shrimp, crab, and more fruits of the sea doused in plenty of spicy, buttery sauce.

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1. The Keeper

5840 Legacy Cir SUITE D100, Plano, TX 75024

The menu at this Shops at Legacy seafood spot spans the coasts, with everything from crispy fried calamari to blackened ahi tuna. Definitely try the lobster mac and cheese, a decadent side that’s loaded with buttered, Old Bay-spiced bread crumbs.

5840 Legacy Cir SUITE D100
Plano, TX 75024

2. The Oceanaire Seafood Room

13340 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240
a whole boiled lobster on white plate The Oceanaire/Facebook

A solid date night option for seafood enthusiasts, The Oceanaire serves up seafood classics in a swanky section. Favorites like shrimp cocktail, crabcakes, and seafood towers are all on the menu, along with whole steamed lobster that’s worth the splurge every time.

13340 Dallas Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75240

3. The Boiling Crab

10560 Walnut St #100, Dallas, TX 75243
The Boiling Crab/Facebook

The Boiling Crab’s philosophy seems simple; serve it sauced, and serve it without a utensil in sight. Choose your favorite seafood protein, get it bagged and sauced in a variety of buttery Cajun and creole spices. Just be sure to ask for plenty of extra napkins. And maybe a bib.

10560 Walnut St #100
Dallas, TX 75243

4. TJ's Seafood Market & Grill - Preston Royal

6025 Royal Ln #110, Dallas, TX 75230

Arguably the most beloved seafood restaurant in Dallas, TJ’s keeps the menu fresh while serving up its classics. The shrimp cocktail and smoked salmon board are a must, and the menu of light entrees means that there’s plenty of room to splurge on quality oysters, grilled shrimp tacos, or caviar service for those particularly fancy occasions.

6025 Royal Ln #110
Dallas, TX 75230

5. Montlake Cut

8220 Westchester Dr b, Dallas, TX 75225
Montlake Cut/Facebook

Restaurateur Nick Badovinus brings a taste of Seattle to this swanky seafood spot, which lures diners with top-quality oysters, excellent crudos, and dishes like king crab fra diavolo, served over spaghetti and barbecue-spiced red snapper tacos.

8220 Westchester Dr b
Dallas, TX 75225

6. Lovers Seafood and Market

5200 W Lovers Ln, Dallas, TX 75209

This Lovers Lane newcomer seafood destination boasts killer shrimp and grits, plenty of top-quality raw seafood, and a Maine-style lobster roll that’s tossed in Meyer lemon aioli.

5200 W Lovers Ln
Dallas, TX 75209

7. 20 Feet Seafood Joint

1160 Peavy Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

With a simple menu of New England style sandwiches, soups, and of course, boiled and buttered shellfish, this cozy East Dallas spot should be a regular in any seafood lover’s rotation. Try the fried oyster po’ boy, made with excellent Blue Point oysters.

1160 Peavy Rd
Dallas, TX 75218

8. Hook Line & Sinker

3103 Lemmon Ave E, Dallas, TX 75204

With an eclectic interior that’s reminiscent of the bayou, Hook Line & Sinker is the spot for crispy fried fish and shellfish. Order a few baskets of shrimp, catfish, and oysters to enjoy with plenty of beer and a crowd of friends.

3103 Lemmon Ave E
Dallas, TX 75204

9. Water Grill

1920 McKinney Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

This California export serves up an impressive menu of diverse seafood dishes. Start off with a selection of bivalves from the raw bar, or splurge on a seafood tower loaded with prawns, crab legs, and crudo. When it’s time to order an entree, consider the Dungeness-crab loaded cioppino or Mexican swordfish served in caper brown butter.

1920 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201

10. Cajun Tailgators

920 S Harwood St #136, Dallas, TX 75201

Originally a food truck, Cajun Tailgators has now permanently parked (so to speak) in a space inside the Dallas Farmers Market. Swing by for Cajun comfort food like gumbo and po’boys, along with the house specialty crawfish pistolettes. Wash it all down with boozy frozen punch.

920 S Harwood St #136
Dallas, TX 75201

11. Rex's Seafood at the Market

920 S Harwood St #150, Dallas, TX 75201
Rex’s Seafood

With same day fish delivery from Hawaii, and never frozen fish served in delicious and exotic ways, Rex’s Seafood is serving up some of the freshest fish at the Dallas Farmers Market. Whether you’re grabbing a few pounds of shellfish to go, or sitting down for the restaurant’s famous red velvet fish ‘n’ waffles, Rex’s has you covered.

920 S Harwood St #150
Dallas, TX 75201

12. Shell Shack

2326 N Henderson Ave, Dallas, TX 75206

This seafood staple serves up steaming bags of crawfish, shrimp, crab, and more fruits of the sea doused in plenty of spicy, buttery sauce.

2326 N Henderson Ave
Dallas, TX 75206

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