Landlocked Dallas doesn’t exactly scream seafood destination, but surprisingly this meat-eaters haven also boasts a number of excellent eateries that are able to source fresh seafood from all over the world.
Of course, you know your fish is fresh when you can see it glistening in the case or swimming around in tanks before it hits your table, which is what you’ll find at Water Grill, a swanky West Coast seafood haven located in Uptown. Barnegat tilefish, Lake Ontario walleye pike, Alaskan halibut and Chilean seabass are just a few of the freshly flown in offerings at TJ's Fresh Seafood Market, a popular fishmonger and restaurant with locations in North Dallas and Oak Lawn. It doesn’t get any fresher than at The Keeper, a Pacific Rim-inspired seafood spot in Plano featuring fish sourced from Hawaii, Thailand, Vietnam and the Pacific Northwest.
And if there’s anything more impressive than the decadent lobster rolls at Hudson House, it’s The Royal, a multi-tiered tower jam-packed with oysters, shrimp cocktail, tuna tartare, king crab and a whole two-pound lobster. Speaking of lobster rolls, 20-Feet Seafood Joint is known for having the best lobster rolls in town. It’s also the place to dig into the likes of New England-style clam chowder, blue point oysters and crispy cod po' boys. Even better? Everything on the menu can be had for $20 or less.
If these places are making you hungry, the rest of the list is sure to reel you in. Behold, the 10 best places for fresh seafood in Big D.