TJ's Seafood Market and Grill- Oak Lawn

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Seafood
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
Voted Dallas’ “Best Seafood Restaurant”- Join us for a fresh, casual seafood experience. Enjoy authentic preparations of our award-winning fresh seafood including shellfish, grilled fish, fish tacos, sandwiches, soups, salads and more.
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GW
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Highly recommended.

GC
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent! They won a D Magazine award for Best Seafood, and I can see why. The food was amazing and so was the service. Fish and chips, crab cakes, seafood chowder, even the iced tea were all exceptional. The service was awesome as well. Will definitely go back.

HP
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always delicious in a non-rush environment! Excellent seafood and service!

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

Excellent service and great food and presentation

HP
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love TJs! Always fabulous seafood! And the best server, Doris!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome waiter, amazing food, great value!

A
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Food was bland...service average.
Oysters were good!
Waiter reminded me they were closing at 9:00 And it wasn’t even 8:00 yet - 2 couples came in after us and sat.
For $150...I’d expect better.

e
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Everything was wonderful, as usual! The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars is due to the fact that they still serve plastic straws, even when not requested. I hope that they jump on the bandwagon of losing single serve plastic items like straws, to help with the garbage in the ocean!

P
Dallas
53 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great meal. Excellent service. Reasonable price. We will be back often.

DB
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Diner atmosphere but Great food. A little pricey. Would definitely recommend it

R
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Always dependable! Food is great and fresh. I always run by to pick up Caesar salad dressing when I have a dinner party.

KS
Jackson Hole
55 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Very nice experience other than the fact our waitress brought us the check without asking us if we would like anything else! T.J.'s is a great little restaurant but it is not a fast service (and out) restaurant.

S
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Really good seafood! The atmosphere isn't much, since it also operated as a market, but the seafood is always fresh and very well prepared.

M
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The service was amazing as always
The food was very disappointing, we tried the chef special of Rockfish. Over salted and I like salt on my food, the zucchini was tasteless
My fellow dinner had fish and chips, it should of been chips and fish, I like the fries but for the price she should of gotten 3 pieces

So disappointing as I love this place

RB
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great space. Great servers. Great food. Hadn't been before, but definitely will be going back - huge fan!

TS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Our favorites continue to be the Wild Salmon, fresh Oysters, and the Truffle Fries, thanks for another nice dinner out with friends.

IC
Dallas
95 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We went for the lobster and it was good if you wanted the lobster dinner. If you wanted a lobster roll they weren't serving those. Cynthia was a great waitress.

RS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I made a reservation for 3 and they sat us against the wall in an entry way facing the wall. Why make a reservation at this place if you can’t even get a decent table. Then as tables cleared out. Never offered to move us

Will never return.

L
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We were late arriving due to a wreck and had to be done by a certain time due to theater tickets. They were very accommodating. The food was outstanding. We will return.

M
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Scallops were cooked perfectly
Halibut was a little overdone, but still enjoyable
Hush puppies were really good and quickly became addictive

I
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lunch while on vacation in Dallas. Food was delicious, ordered the lobster roll and a creole pasta and both dishes were very tasty. Lobster roll had lots of lobster meat which made it a reasonable price for it. My husband was wishing later on at dinner that he had the pasta dish again.

DB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food is always fantastic. Do not ever eat the brussel sprouts from the dish. scoop to your plate, let cool then eat.

KS
Jackson Hole
55 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

T.J.'s Oak Lawn is an outstanding restaurant with great food and a really nice, relaxed pleasant atmosphere. A great choice for all!!

BI
Dallas
64 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Seafood here virtually never disappoints. Sides could use some reasonable level of at least partial rotations. Still best seafood in Big D.

p
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Soggy calimari, over cooked shrimp at this formerly good restaurant. Really sad to need to scratch this one off my list.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Delicious fish and chips. Caesar salad and shrimp cocktail! The gumbo isn’t quite Gulf Coast dark enough (roux-y) for my taste however.

MI
1 review
Dined on 21 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Ordered the Sea Bass way overpriced for the money.
made a reservation with a Birthday celebration, no mention for the special occasion at the table.
Disappointing considering it was a Tuesday night and they were not busy.

AR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

One of my very favorite restaurants in Dallas! Great salmon, salads and wine. So many fantastic options. Wonderful atmosphere, and very friendly service.

M
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great
Great experience om mothers day

t
Oklahoma City
21 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

TJ’s food is always delicious. Ordered Mahi Mahi with steamed vegetables and coconut rice. Perfectly prepared. Not only is TJ’s my number one choice to pick up seafood (shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, crab dip) for entertaining on the fly, but a great choice to enjoy lunch or dinner with friends or family. Always consistent...always friendly...always a treat.

AL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

The menu online is different than in the restaurant. The brunch menu is lacking brunch items. If you want a traditional brunch, this should not be an option The crab cakes were not the best. Others in my party enjoyed the fries and salmon burger. I probably will not return

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Small space, but a great atmosphere. Valet parking.

D
Dallas
56 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

The food was very good and the service was excellent. It's a very small restaurant with a fish market inside. We enjoyed our meal there and would come back.

KS
Jackson Hole
55 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

T.J.'s rocks!! The food is truly outstanding and very healthy. Very cozy with very nice service. Keep up the good work!!

BL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

The Oak Lawn location is very casual, low key, jeans and flip-flops kind of place. The service was excellent, however the food was mediocre. Ordered the Shrimp cocktail for an appetizer, that was pretty good. That is the only thing that was good. I ordered the crab cake (1) with soup as the side (upcharge of $3), my daughter had the salmon burger with soup as the side (upcharge of $3). The food was bland, not flavorful at all. I was very disappointed in the taste of the food. I ended up paying $72.00 dollars (no drinks, only water). It is our normal routine to do brunch EVERY Sunday, (Hillstone is one of our favorites) so the price isn't the issue. We both left unsatisfied with our meals and ended up leaving and dining somewhere else. We did not complain or return our meals, we took a chance and tried somewhere new to dine, so I felt it was on us.

GD
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and service! TJ's never disappoints us. One of our favorites!

FM
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Neighborhood feel, great food, intimate

CJ
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The Fish tacos were perfect- just enough spice! My husband had grilled red snapper and it was cooked to perfection- he wished he had a larger portion!

m
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Small place but great food and service

j
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 2

The service was great, Renea (?) was as pleasant and helpful as they come, describing the specials of the day and offering wine choices. The dining room is very casual, very sterile. The food was very bland. The fish seemed very fresh and was blackened with a creole sauce. If I hadn't ordered it blackened, you would have never been able to guess it was and the creole sauce literally tasted like a can of Demonte Zesty Tomatoes poured on top. Vegetables were steamed and bland. Started with Fish Stew, that was the star of the dinner, while my wife had gumbo with very little seafood (0 shrimp) but a good flavor. I wanted to like the place, I really did, just wasn't impressed with the especially with the price paid.

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