BLVD. Seafood

Nov 18, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Seafood is king in this coastal city, and this spot attracts crowds with its generous portions and fresh takes on timeless classics. The creative cocktail menu and impressive wine list don’t hurt either. Start with the lightly battered calamari and work up an appetite for the Gulf Coast Flat Fish…

Cajun Crawfish

Aug 21, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Cajun Crawfish offers the Texas coast’s unique fusion fare: Cajun-Vietnamese vittles.

Clark’s Oyster Bar

Apr 4, 2016 By Texas Monthly

There’s always a cheerful buzz at this stylish neighborhood spot. After devouring a few briny favorites on the half shell, we savored a Texas-size wedge salad with thick-cut bacon and savory blue cheese. Sadly, the dressing was a little heavy-handed; same with the New England–style lobster roll, which was chock-full…


Oct 4, 2016 By Texas Monthly

A tiny neighborhood restaurant for hip urban dwellers, Coast has colonized Mulberry’s former digs, lightening up the space with blue watercolors of waves painted on its tall white walls. The succinct menu emphasizes seafood, but there’s also a New York strip with smashed fingerling potatoes to satisfy Dad types. If…

Fish City Grill

Nov 16, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Everyone flocks to this casual spot for creative takes on old favorites, like a brunchy crab cake with a slice of grilled tomato, two poached eggs, and an orange béarnaise, and well-rendered classics like gumbo, here a quintessential combo of shrimp, chicken, and andouille sausage in a dark roux. Don’t…

Fish Tales

Oct 28, 2019 By Texas Monthly

This Seawall spot packs them in for fabulous views and a wide-ranging menu.

Gogo Gumbo

Apr 21, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Let the good times roll at this little seafood kitchen in Boyd. This fine establishment is loaded with character, and everything is made from scratch under the keen watch of owner and chef Kraig Thome. We started with the tangy shrimp and crab gumbo, then jumped right into the pan-fried…

Green Ceviche

Apr 7, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Fast and fresh is the focus here. You can choose from an assortment of house blends, like the Tropical Ceviche, with cucumber, pineapple, and jicama added to your cured shrimp or fish. Or you can build your own from 50 ingredients. If that doesn’t float your boat, there are soups,…

Hook Line & Sinker

May 11, 2016 By Texas Monthly

All we can say about the decor is that there’s an abundance of old outboard motors, cases full of fishing lures, and a big supply of paper towels. Generous chunks of avocado, onion, and tomato melded nicely in a refreshing shrimp cocktail with a pleasant afterburn. As for the fish,…

La Lucha

Nov 12, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Stylish space in the Heights serving chef-driven takes on classic seafood and fried chicken.

Las Islas Marias

Feb 4, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Walk through the door of this new Hillcrest location and you’re transported to the Mexican Pacific by the rollicking banda and conjunto music alone. Then comes the real deal: made-to-share Mexican-style seafood specialties (starting with the complimentary ceviche that comes with your chips), including the traditional caldos, copas (goblets) of…


Feb 28, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Lisa and Chris Amundsen continue to delight diners with well-prepared and beautifully presented seafood at their congenial restaurant in the upscale Cinnamon Shores development. We like to start with the Mermaid Soup, lobster broth, coconut milk, and a mild curry with small bites of claw meat and red pepper. The…

Loch Bar

Sep 30, 2019 By Texas Monthly

Shareable bar treats and ambitious seafood in a handsome River Oaks District setting.

Lovers Seafood & Market

May 24, 2017 By Texas Monthly

The folks behind Shinsei have branched out, and they appear to be on the right track. We loved the New Orleans gumbo, a mix of ocean morsels in a rich roux, and weren’t at all disappointed with the pricey lobster roll, Maine style, with copious bits of tender meat and…


Jul 11, 2019 By Texas Monthly

An upscale spot for seafood and steaks in the shadow of the Port Isabel lighthouse.

Montlake Cut, Dallas
Montlake Cut

Apr 4, 2017 By Texas Monthly

“Dressed AUS hiramasa”: the menu description at this pleasant seafood house reads like code, but it is in fact referring to small slices of yellowtail kingfish from Australia dressed with ponzu, charred scallions, and delicate pink trout roe. The appetizer whetted our appetite for Montlake’s fish and chips, and while…

Nate’s Seafood & Steakhouse

Nov 20, 2015 By Texas Monthly

We’re suspicious of whoever decided on the pink-and-purple scheme of this kid-friendly eatery, but at least it’s easy to find. We munched on a small dish of complimentary garlic bread and hush puppies while trying to pick from the many choices here. Ultimately we went with a bowl of gumbo…


Mar 31, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Ostra is part of the combined restaurants of the across-the-river merger (La Mansión and Mokara, now both part of the Omni). It has to be one of the River Walk’s most beautiful restaurants, with its cobalt blue glass and gleaming raw bar stacked with oysters and shrimp, but we found…

Pacific Table

Apr 30, 2019 By Texas Monthly

The contemporary dining room and patio set a snappy scene for all manner of fresh fish.


Jul 16, 2017 By Texas Monthly

This longtime neighborhood favorite delivers live music and excellent food.


Jul 16, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Lively SoCo seafood eatery boasting an expansive patio and one of the best raw bars in the city.


Aug 13, 2018 By Texas Monthly

Rebelle sparks a glamorous seafood revolution at the St. Anthony.

Sea Breeze

Dec 12, 2016 By Texas Monthly

Tucked away in an upscale Plano shopping center is this comfortable neighborhood eatery devoted almost entirely to seafood. The Sea Breeze Seafood Salad makes a perfect appetizer, with its beautiful shrimp and generous portion of crab with Kalamata olives, hearts of palm, and nice assortment of fresh greens. Then it’s…

Sea Island Shrimp House

Nov 19, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Fifty years! That’s how long Sea Island has been turning out informal seafood lunches and dinners (everything from oysters on the half shell to whitefish with a chipotle crust). New this year is a delightful Greek salad with lettuce, tomatoes, feta cheese, and olives, topped with a lightly grilled salmon…

Sea Ranch

Aug 24, 2015 By Texas Monthly

As we watched a fishing fleet return with the setting sun, we were disheartened to learn that the snapper throats we craved were sold out (who leaked the secret?). Nevertheless, we were delighted by the General Hector: broiled flaky flounder with sweet Gulf shrimp riding atop. A local’s hangout, this…


Mar 1, 2017 By Texas Monthly

Expect a wait at this tiny cottage, with only nine tables and a couple of servers squeezed in for good measure. There are more daily specials than seats in the house, and you should check the chalkboard for things like bacon candy, if sweet-salty-sticky-smoky pork sounds as appealing to you…

Steve’s Landing

Sep 24, 2015 By Texas Monthly

Like the restaurant that emerged after the last hurricane, the menu here has also undergone a transformation. The light, airy space beguiled us with a great view of the bay as we shared crispy ceviche tostadas, the tart, lime-marinated fish sided by ripe mango and fiery pico. The pecan-crusted snapper…


Sep 24, 2015 By Texas Monthly

This venerable seaside establishment at Crystal Beach has been dishing up its famous barbecued crabs to generations of beachcombers. The staff bustle about to keep up with the throngs of diners, and on occasion the kitchen gets overwhelmed (avoid peak dining hours for a better experience). Our softshell crabs rated…