The Keeper - Seafood & Grill

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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
  • Casual
The Keeper, a one-of-a-kind fresh and vibrant, sustainable seafood restaurant. An extensive wine list includes premium wines by the glass as well boutique wines from across the seas. Craft beers, classic cocktails pair well with any dish. It's good not to be home!

Special Offers

Enjoy 1/2 Priced Bottles of Wine on Mondays!

Enjoy half off all bottles of wine on our incredible wine list every Monday from 4pm-close.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 9 September 2019

Ends: 10 September 2118

Availability: Mon 16:00-22:00

Keeper Hour

Enjoy $6 Appetizers and $6 Wine, Beer and Cocktail Selections Monday-Friday from 3pm-7pm. Come discover the best kept secret in Plano!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 30 April 2019

Ends: 1 May 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 15:00-18:45

What 792 People Are Saying
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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

I wanted to like The Keeper— especially with half price bottles of wine on Mondays, but I don’t think I’ll be going back. Our party of six was greeted by the hostess without any enthusiasm and despite only 4 other parties in the restaurant, we were seated in the bar area where we asked twice to no avail to have the music turned down. Our waitress was low on energy though pleasant. Wine values are good on Monday nights as are raw oysters at a dollar each. I guess during happy hour though you don’t get the normal presentation because we did not get cocktail forks, crackers, lemon or horseradish end it took a lot of work and several trips to get all of that.
All six of us ended up ordering the same item-grilled redfish. Mine was delicious, but one of our group ordered hers gluten and dairy free, and it arrived burnt and crispy with burnt brussels sprouts to go with it. We sent it back and they brought an order that looked and tasted much better, but we had to request that they comp her entree even though the five of us were about finished when her replacement entree arrived. As we left, the manager was at the hostess stand and barely said anything to us as we left. There are too many places in the Dallas-Plano area with good food that have equally good service. Don’t think I’ll be back.

NI
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a great restaurant. My Idaho Red Trout and balsamic sprouts were fantastic.

S
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Very good seafood in a casual environment. The service was good, food was very good and ambience was so-so. Not for a fancy night out to dinner.

PC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding as usual. Best crab cakes on the planet.

JM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fabulous! Service was great!

OT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Exceptionally good food. Salmon was delicious. Even the bread was wonderful

DM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The restaurant in the East Legacy complex had excellent service, very good food and was very clean. The options on the food menu were quite good with us sampling the Calamari, Caesar and house salads and the Red Fish main entree. All in all a great dining experience...

LT
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Mixed feelings about the restaurant. The food was very good, with the seafood selections being somewhat limited but all very fresh. We had a late afternoon (5:30) reservation for which we were on time. At the time of our arrival, only four or five other tables were occupied, with possibly eight being occupied when we left. The restaurant was far from busy throughout our visit. After being seated, we informed our waitress that we were not in any hurry. We ordered iced tea while we looked at the menu, and the waitress gave us her suggestions. She returned minutes later for our order, and we told her that we would start with the scallops as an appetizer. She asked if we were ready to order our meal, and we replied that we would do so after the scallops were served. Our appetizer order was served within munutes, and we gave our dinner order. Within five minutes of placement, our orders of trout and tuna were served. We agree that the food was very good, but our total time in the restaurant from seating to paying the check was under forty-five minutes. We weren't looking for a 'fast food' restaurant, and were totally turned off by the speed at which the staff seemed to want to rid themselves of us. We enoy dining and good food, but we also enjoy making a good restaurant visit an unhurried event. We will try one more time in the future, but if the results are the same, we have many other restaurants that allow us to sit and enjoy our meal and the dining experience.

D
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall the food and ambience were excellent. Our waitress was very attentive. We are looking forward to a return visit.

JD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food was ok. At first they were going to put us in a corner table next to a large party(-20 with kids) even though they weren’t that busy. We moved to another table on the other side of the restaurant.

Once seated the waiter was good. I liked the concept of the menus being electronic so you could click on each food item to see more info and a picture.

I was disappointed because my food did not look like the picture when it arrived. The Muscles were very good. The calamari was not as special as I was hoping. The Brussels sprouts were very nice.

My two friends were ok with their food but said it was nothing special. They had the major magi and the lobster penne pasta.

When I made the reservations I indicated we were their for a birthday. Nothing was ever mentioned and so we left after not ordering one of their two options on the menu.

In all, it was ok. Not sure I would come back just because it probably would be worth the drive.

AL
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Calamari was VERY disappointing but everything else was delicious. Music definitely needs to change, it caused anxiety during our meal. Excellent server, thanks Chris!

L
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Spectacular and fresh food! Highly recommend. The blackened red fish on the dinner menu was the highlight of my night.

CA
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Third visit and on a Saturday night. We really like The Keeper - the muscles and clam chowder were out standing. I did not like the greens in the small salad but others may. The key lime dessert was wonderful. The lobster penne was very good - could have used a few pieces of size of the lobster. The only disappointment was the fish and chips. This dish was served warm as if it had been sitting awhile. The batter was lack luster - not like a beer batter should be. The fish was chewy rather than flakey. The french fries were not as good as at other places serving french fries. BUT, this was the only disappointment in three visits and yes, we will come again.

a
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Not up to usual standards... had the lobster penne... way way too much pesto, not a lot of lobster...couldn't even finish it as a leftover at home. ordered two appetizers...came 15 min apart.

seems like the menu changes are being over thought and over done...might have to find another seafood restaurant for a while

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was very good and patio was pleasantly quiet and codusive to conversation

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday. Great for right

MR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We enjoyed our cioppino and the whole branzino was outstanding. Delicious salads rounded out the meal. The key lime pie was one of the best we ever had! We’ll be back!

RA
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

One of our favorite restaurants in the area.

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

My husband had date night. He was dying for a whole fried fish! The food was EXCELLENT and the service was awesome. We will definitely be back! We started with the scallops a MUST have! I had the Salmon and added a side of lobster mac n cheese!

n
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very nice spot for FRESH seafood, something challenging to find in North Texas. Wait staff was personable, knowledgeable and helpful. Fish dishes are varied with a good selection of fresh options. I had the lobster pasta and it did not disappoint. Great wine selection with some moderately priced bottles. We sat outside as the table offered inside seemed a tad out of the way but the outside dining was very pleasant. I will go back.

LW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

My salmon was more seared than grilled. I only ate half.
The music was so loud we asked to have it turned down.
Service was good.

M
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were there during happy joint and were seated by the bar. It was loud. The food was great and we would definitely go back and sit away from the bar area.

J
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Went for the Happy Hour and had all of our favorite starters and cocktails. We are always pleased with our visits to The Keeper.

RC
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location, great food and great service!!

JB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The food and atmosphere are nice, but it is way overpriced. With tip, $300 for 4 people. It's not that good.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service was excellent
Annie our server was really the best! She was prompt and very helpful since this was our first time here
We had the crap shrimp and avocado appetizer SO good
I had the red fish which is one of the best seafood dishes I have had in a long time
My husband had the mahi which I tasted it was very good
I will definitely put this on my go to list in the future

JM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent meals, Happy Hour pricing on apps & drinks weeknights.

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably our 15th Time to The Keeper. We always come a little later to get away from the crowds. Good service. However, the bar was very skimpy on size of the pours of wine and our cocktails. Had to wait over 45 min for our dinner after ordering early. Was a disappointment and no attempt on service recovery. Need some training.

The Keeper - Seafood & Grill
Responded on 12 August 2019

Thank you for your valuable feedback, and please accept my apology for your disappointing experience. As you are aware from previous visits, we at The Keeper strive for excellent food and service, and I apologize that we were not able to deliver this for you this visit. I am sending you a private message as well, in hopes of obtaining more details, and having you back as my guest. Best Regards, Ashley Wilkerson Managing Partner

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TP
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We didn’t care for the abrasive demeanor of the hostess. The bartender poured us an extremely small old fashioned and didn’t offer to correct it. The server at our table was great and the food was tasty. Overall, decent experience.

YY
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Love The Keeper, have been several time. Food and service are second to none but the music was way too loud.

c
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was really good - the clam chowder was excellent. The service was GREAT! As is typical around here, things tend to be over-priced as well. And the music was odd I felt for that type of restaurant...

DM
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a relaxing Anniversary dinner with some excellent fish dishes

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Good if you have a hankering for fish and are in the area.

Bizarre layout and chaotic service. Surprisingly difficult to get wait staff’s attention to order in spite of over 5 people serving the table at various times.

d
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food was good. But nothing that special. The clam chowder was good but lacking something. Was just a tad expensive for what we got. I will go back but can't say this is one of the better restaurants I've been to in this area.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food and service was very good! The happy hour deals are great. We had the Seafood Campechanna which was incredible.

PA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food and the service at The Keeper were great. The menu selection was broad with many seafood options. I chose the redfish on the recommendation of the server and it did not disappoint. I was a bit skeptical when the entrees came out so quickly, that usually results in disappointment in the quality but not the case at The Keeper. The food was excellent. Highly recommend.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great menu. Delicious food. A little loud, but so is most every restaurant, that’s why I go later in the evening. It quieted down as it got later.

LF
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good spot for lunch and dinner. Good spirit and wine selection

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

If you like salty fish this is the place for you...

L
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great.

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