The Best Seafood Restaurants in Dallas

The OpenTable Team

Deep in the heart of Texas, the dynamic and flourishing city of Dallas has one of the country's most exciting culinary scenes. The best seafood in Dallas is part of this flourishing atmosphere. Within this growing and diverse community are some of the best seafood spots in the Southwest. But where are the smartest, savviest Dallas diners going out to get their seafood? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We've pulled data from thousands of in-the-know Dallas eaters to make up a list of the best seafood in the city. From local favorites to upscale sit-down hotspots, these Dallas seafood places offer up some of the best cuisines out there. Mixing the distinct flavors of the American Southwest, Mexico, and traditional Gulf recipes, Dallas seafood delivers an intriguing taste all its own. Pick out one of these exceptional restaurants and enjoy a night out in the Lone Star State.

Restaurants:Montlake Cut, Billy Can Can, TJ's Seafood Market and Grill - Royal
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood, American
Neighborhoods:Park Cities, Victory Park

Montlake Cut

$$$$·Seafood·
Park Cities
966 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
In the middle of the University Park neighborhood, Montlake Cut is the spot to go in Dallas for Pacific Northwest-inspired seafood dishes. The Montlake raw bar serves up oysters, gRead more
93% recommended
Seafood in Dallas - Fort Worth

Billy Can Can

$$$$·American·
Victory Park
361 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
Billy Can Can is a unique Texas institution. Only a few steps away from some of the top tourist spots in Downtown Dallas, Billy Can Can is an old-west saloon with a modern feel. ItRead more
97% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Dallas - Fort Worth
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TJ's Seafood Market and Grill - Royal

$$$$·Seafood·
Park Cities
619 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
TJ's Seafood Market and Grill is one of the most celebrated seafood restaurants in Dallas. This intriguing spot features a fresh seafood market in the same location. There is a widRead more
94% recommended
Seafood in Dallas - Fort Worth

Lovers Seafood And Market

$$$$·Seafood·
Park Cities
784 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
Lovers is another combination market and restaurant for local seafood aficionados. Stop in for the small raw bar and try delicacies like sea urchin and oysters. In the restaurant, Read more
98% recommended
Best Overall in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Hudson House - Lovers Lane

$$$$·American·
Texas
562 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Happy Hour
  • Bar Seating
Hudson House is a unique experience and some of the best seafood in Dallas. This acclaimed restaurant's menu has with the culinary influences of New York's Hudson Valley. Its “WestRead more
93% recommended
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Mesa

$$$$·Mexican·
Oak Cliff / Bishop Arts
320 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
This restaurant from owners Raul and Olga Reyes brings their native Gulf of Mexico cuisine to life. This Jefferson Boulevard hot spot offers up a stylish dining room perfect for a Read more
93% recommended
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Cafe Pacific

$$$$·Seafood·
Park Cities
2,139 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Neighbourhood Gem
This upscale restaurant in Highland Park Village offers some of the best seafood in Dallas. It's been an institution in Dallas dining for decades. The Cafe Pacific boasts a friendlRead more
96% recommended

Al Biernat's - North Dallas

$$$$·Steakhouse·
North Dallas / Addison
1,614 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
The North Dallas location of this Texas favorite is one of the most stylish restaurants in Dallas. This seafood destination comes from Dallas restaurant legend Al Biernat. FeaturinRead more
94% recommended
Steakhouse in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Oak - Dallas

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Design District
1,523 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
This celebrated restaurant has one of the most appealing interior and exterior designs in all Dallas. The upscale, modern feel of Oak flows into its acclaimed seafood cuisine. A raRead more
82% recommended
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Sevy's Grill

$$$$·American·
Park Cities
1,749 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals
Sevy's is one of the places to go for great seafood in the University Park neighborhood of Dallas. Grab one of the outside tables for some excellent people-watching and superb seafRead more
99% recommended
American in Dallas - Fort Worth
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Woodlands American Grill

$$$$·American·
Preston Hollow
1,237 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Lunch
  • Casual
Frank Lloyd Wright was the inspiration behind the distinct architecture of this North Dallas favorite. It's a sunny, welcoming restaurant that serves some of the best seafood in DaRead more
99% recommended

The Capital Grille - Dallas - Uptown

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Uptown
2,642 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
The Dallas installment of this national favorite delivers the excellent service and top-notch seafood that has made the chain famous. The Capital Grille provides a luxurious but acRead more
97% recommended
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Ocean Prime - Dallas

$$$$·Seafood·
Uptown
3,867 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
Ocean Prime is a top option for those visiting the Uptown neighborhood of Dallas or taking in an event at the nearby American Airlines Center. Stop into the Dallas location of thisRead more
98% recommended
Seafood in Dallas - Fort Worth

Bob's Steak & Chop House - Dallas on Lemmon Avenue

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
2,684 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Bob's is a traditional Texas steakhouse and seafood location with some of the best food in Dallas. Diners will find all the steakhouse features here, with leather seats, a lush intRead more
93% recommended
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Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Dallas Uptown

$$$$·Seafood·
Uptown
3,794 reviews
  • Special Occasions
  • Romance
  • Good for Anniversaries
The Crab is the specialty here at Truluck's. Stop into the “Stone Crab Lounge” to enjoy fresh crab claws served chilled with a specialty mustard. The restaurant also features crab Read more
95% recommended
Seafood in Dallas - Fort Worth

Sallio Bistro

$$$$·Mediterranean·
Preston Hollow
511 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
Within the upscale Market at Preston Forest seafood lovers will find some of the best Mediterranean seafood in Dallas. The Sallo Bistro from chef Larry Williams has a relaxed neighRead more
96% recommended
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Water Grill - Dallas - Permanently Closed

$$$$·Seafood·
Uptown
866 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romance
  • Quiet Conversation
Shocker - the seafood is excellent at a place called the Water Grill. This Uptown Dallas location is the Texas outpost of this celebrated California seafood chain. The menu includeRead more
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Amberjax Fish Market Grill at Trinity Groves

$$$$·Seafood·
Trinity Groves
1,035 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Fit for Foodies
Amberjax is a hopping and buzzworthy spot within walking distance of the Trinity River. Grab a table outside for al fresco dining or a place in the lively dining room to select froRead more
98% recommended
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