TJ's Seafood Market and Grill - Royal

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Seafood
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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Immediately spilled two full drinks and the staff took care of everything immediately. Food was awesome

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Disappointed that I reserved a table for valentines and the establishment was not honoring reservations. Waited a little bit over an hour to be seated. Recommend on big days like this the establishment disable reservations on the app. Very disappointed with the wait but once we were seated everything was great.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall everything we had was delicious and the service was great. We only have one complaint- the portion sizes for the sea bass , cod, and cocktails, were small for the price point.

SM
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We eat at Tj's a lot!! The food is always fresh and delicious. The staff is friendly and welcoming. A favorite spot near our home.

f
Dallas
55 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

We went for Sunday brunch with high expectations since TJ’s has been voted Best Brunch. We both ordered a White cranberry mimosa; it sounded delicious but it was just champagne with 3 cranberries floating in it. Nothing special. The Lake Austin Migas were very good; there could have been more tortilla strips to the amount off eggs. My friend ordered the lump crab frittata but was disappointed by how little crab there was in the dish - it was mostly just an egg dish. She ate very little of the dish and when the waiter picked up our dishes she never asked how it was. One could see she did not care for it and left 80% uneaten. We were really hoping for a better brunch - had brunch at a nearby restaurant the day before which was much better and less expensive.

T
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Overall a pleasant experience. The service was good and the fish preparation above average, although both my and my wife's entrees were over salted to our taste.
Shrimp appetizer was really good.
The ambiance was more casual and functional - I was hoping for a slightly more upscale feel as were entertaining a friend from the west coast.
Having said that- we would go back - the fish is good.

N
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

It was just ok. I’m from the east coast so I know good seafood and while the seafood seemed fresh, the preparation was just ok and not as good as I had hoped for the value (seemed slightly overpriced in my opinion). Staff seemed a bit scattered but very friendly and service overall was ok to good (like they were trying hard but the follow-through wasn’t totally there).

I’d go back to try their happy hour but probably wouldn’t highly recommend as a go to spot for good seafood.

Ambiance was nice!!

K
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I will not be back as this was an extremely average experience for over average prices. Portions were very small given the price. The scallops dish had 3 medium sized scallops only. The fish and chips had 2 pieces of fish that were about 3 inches long each and less than an inch in diameter. The chilean sea bass was not thick and buttery like most of chilean sea bass. It was not even 1/2 inch in thickness. I'm suspicious they substituted a different fish, even though I double checked. The room was VERY noisy. It was difficult to hear the person across the table. A disappointment.

RS
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was great. Sean was our server and took great care of us. TJ's exceeded our expectations

PA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

We waited a long time for our meal and then one person in our party had to wait even longer. We all waited with our food getting cold. We were offered free dessert, which was appreciated but our food was a BIG disappointment.

CP
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always reliable for fresh seafood and fun atmosphere.

M
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is one of our favorite regular places. The food is always excellent and service friendly without being intrusive. The menu changes with the season and there are seasonal craft cocktails along with a good wine list and stocked bar.

O
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great family meal! The oysters were fresh and delicious. My fish tacos were tasty and my husband’s lobster cioppino was outstanding. Our server was super friendly and attentive to our needs. We would highly recommend TJ’s Seafood Market!!

BL
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Love TJs. Had the fish and chips today and the fish was soggy today. 🥴

JS
Greensboro
6 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great seafood

B
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

TJ's had great, hight quality seafood. The service is always good as well.

B
Dallas
68 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were great as always! Very fresh and creative cuisine. We are fans!

TW
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great fresh Fish!!! Freshest around the area! Service was fantastic! Will be back!

L
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My wife and I were on our way to a show at the Winspear. We were looking for a new restaurant to try and TJ's was listed as one of the top seafood places in Dallas. The food was good, but not extraordinary. I would recommend it, but it didn't knock my socks off like I hoped and expected. We will try it again, but it didn't have the WOW factor.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!

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JP
Tulsa
3 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I was in town for 3 days. Ate the first night at TJ's and returned the next night to eat again. The red fish was wonderful.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This dinner was for my son’s birthday and going away family dinner before my daughter went back to college. It as a perfect family dinner!

D
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

Reception sent us to bar to wait while we stared at our empty reserved table. After 15 min of her confusion we were finally seated at our waiting empty table.
Lobster Chopino had rancid shellfish. Shellfish had not opened and the ones that did open contained tough inedible shellfish and smelled strange. Manager refused to admit the dangerous shellfish and turned it into a negotiation vs make the customer happy. We left very unhappy and will not return.

KM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My friend and I had a lovely dinner here on Saturday! We got to sit at one of the adorable two-person booths by the bar. It was the perfect place to catch up with a friend over some awesome food and wine. Sophia our server was such a sweetheart! The manager was also a super helpful when it came to picking out our wine for the evening. We love TJ’s and can’t wait to go back. Also- get the crab cakes! They’re amazing.

CA
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both locations are great! The Royal Ln location is a bit bigger - both are very cute. Perfect for a date night. They had a 1/2 off wine bottle special on NYE which was wonderful. The Caesar salad is the best I've ever had.

F
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice for New Years Eve!

BI
Dallas
76 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Continues to be a high quality seafood dining experience. Some change in wait staff, but both food and service continue to be solid.

MB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always excellent. It’s becoming our “go to” family place.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite neighborhood spot!!

JS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

I have eaten your Fundy Salmon many times. On this night it was not up to your normal standards. The broccoli side was tough and difficult to cut. If it were my first time, I probably would not go back. However, I know your normal standards are better than they were on this night.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had our family Christmas Eve dinner here and could not have been happier with the food and service. Some of the best Seafood I’ve had in the metroplex, and the starters and sides were both creative and delicious.

OT
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love the grilled shrimp Caesar!

TK
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

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Ordered Fish & Chips (but substituted slaw for chips) . Highlight of the meal was the slaw! The fish was under cooked and breading was soggy and doughy in several spots. This was our first experience so not sure we will return.

BI
Dallas
76 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was very good as always as was service. Again, drinks were a little diluted.

MJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This was our third time dining. We love TJ’s. Wonderful staff and delicious food.

DL
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was terrific, especially considering the trauma this special place has endured with last month’s tornado. Kudos to ownership and staff for the excellent return of this neighborhood gem. Support TJ’s. The food and the experience was outstanding.

MD
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. The grilled fish tacos and salmon are to die for. We will keep coming back!

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went to their Brunch for my wife’s birthday because we love seafood. Everyone was extremely happy with their meal and will be back again. The kids ate their entire plates of French toast (unreal) and we shared the smoked salmon platter. Coming from NY, we expected various types of lox smoked salmon on the platter, but instead they had actual smoked (cooked) salmon. It was still great!

Can’t wait to go back again!

BS
Dallas
94 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The lobster cioppino was excellent. Good bit of spice to it. Would definitely order it again.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had jumbo stone crabs! Excellent as always!

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