Freda's Seafood Grille

4.6
855 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Located in Northwest Austin near Lakeline Mall, Freda’s Seafood Grille is locally owned and operated. We offer exceptional Gulf Coast inspired cuisine at reasonable prices, without compromise to quality.

Our dining area is intimate and cozy, complete with a full bar. The spacious outdoor patio is perfect for enjoying our daily Happy Hour specials and live music. Whether you are here for a romantic dinner for two, lively gathering or business lunch, Freda's is perfect for all occasions.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SarahB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting town and just went here because it was close to our hotel, but I’d go back anytime! Service was spectacular and the patio was amazing.

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Mealmonster
Austin
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great seafood ! Crabmeat stuffed mushrooms and trout with risotto are my main go to’s!!!

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UmekaT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! We loved it so much and can’t wait to return!

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PaulaW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, our server, and the ambiance! We will definitely be back!!

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CharleyM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to eat enjoyed all of it would recommend it

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VirginiaF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always. Love coming here. Will definitely return in the future. The seafood fondue was amazing.

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StevemcC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first visit. Was very happy with the atmosphere. I live way south off Slaughter ln and was not into taking the long trio but it was worth it. Carlos is a great waiter.

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MorganP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is simply amazing in everyway!!! So grateful for the server Carlos who is Amazing!!!

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MrPaul
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always fresh and tasty without a doubt. Bread pudding is excellent

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DennisG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We were pleasantly surprised. My wife had shrimp and grits, the portion was large and she liked it. I had red snapper and I thought it was tasty. Good value wine selection. We sat at the bar and listened to live music. Good experience during a pandemic.

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AustinMom
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Freda’s! We’ve been going there for almost the full 18 years they’ve been open and have never had a disappointing meal. Please support this wonderful local business!

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MikeWringer
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic. Too many great dishes to choose from, hard to decide! This is a good problem.

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RebeccaC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

All staff were phenomenal!! Atmosphere was perfect , what we ordered we would never again, food is pricey but will definitely be back just for stellar customer service!

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vipkittycanary
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dinner with friends , I had grilled shrimp with risotto was really good, others enjoyed the pasta with seafood and also shrimp and grits. Nice place with really nice servers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Piano bar was a treat but food was the deal, from the cornbread the salad the polenta and the Mahi and Trout. Great dinner!

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CarlaH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food & overall experience was top notch. Unfortunately I chose one of my favorite dishes & did not venture to a new one but the bread pudding was as tasty as ever!

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vipfoodie4ever
Austin
53 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Freda's seafood Grille!… Stopped by for a late lunch on a Sunday recently. The cocktails were great, including the X-Fusion martini. The oyster appetizers were wonderful, both on the half shell and fried. We selected the Emmolo sauvignon blanc, which was incredible, especially at the price offered. Our entrees included two steaks (yes, at a seafood place), which were cooked perfectly, and top with crab meat Oscar. Deelish! The trout was also very good, expertly seasoned and cooked to "fork flake" tender. We also tried the sautéed mushrooms as a side dish, and they were excellent! Key lime pie finished off the meal, nice crust and tangy key lime, fresh whipped cream ... to die for! If you haven't ever been to Freda's, or it's been awhile, stop by, an amazing meal awaits!

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vipMonicae
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was just ok. Was expecting more but it was not really comparable to fine dining steak or fish restaurants.

MJ
vipMJF218
Austin
38 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best seafood restaurants we have been to. Everything was superb from the appetizer to dessert and coffee. Will definitely be back.

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Jilly
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We came for a birthday dinner as a party of 6. The waitress, Ruth, was not having a good night. She was snarky and rude but kept the drinks filled so that was nice. The food was just ok. 3 of us got the ribeye. While the cut of steak was good there was no seasoning at all. The price for the food that you got was in no way worth it. I would not recommend

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TammyW
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is wonderful for a quiet dinner. Our waitress was fantastic and helped us celebrate our 27th anniversary with an amazing creme brûlée. Great ambience and we had the nightly specials, fondue and I had the mahi mahi special which was phenomenal. We will definitely return.

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BrettH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the reservation to the check was on point!

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Nick
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Do NOT order a Manhattan here! Worst I have ever had in my life. Also... lobster bisque is not supposed to taste like
Melted cheese. Not bad, but not one thanks...

This very well might be a nice place for this area, but compared to food in DT ATX it’s out of its league.

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vipRavenFlies
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was our first restaurant experience during COVID restrictions. We felt perfectly at ease and safe during our meal. Service and food were both very good. The highlight of the evening and the reason we will be back is because of the piano player. Be sure to ask the hostess to seat you within ear shot. It is so nice to have live music that isn't so loud that you can't even hear the person across from you talking. The piano player was amazing and kept us playing "name that tune" all evening. He only plays on Friday nights, so plan accordingly.

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vipscottirem
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great to eat outside there during this time of comfortable temperatures.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Always delicious crab legs, and they are always flexible with the sides, we go at least twice a month

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CMCM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for special occasions, dining with family, dining with kids. Variety of options. Helpful and friendly staff. Doing well at keeping everyone safe with social distancing.

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vipJimmyJoyce
Austin
129 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner with my wife to celebrate. Seated promptly and greeted by server (Vashti) who was very friendly and attentive to us throughout our dining experience. Ordered Oysters Rockefeller as an appetizer and they were delicious and served at a good temperature. Wife ordered Rainbow Trout accompanied with mushroom risotto and asparagus. I ordered the crab stuffed salmon with corn squash and red potatoes. Both entrees were served timely and well-presented. Delicious meals and very filling. Ordered Creme Brulee for dessert and it was also excellent. Often dine here for special occasions and we have always been pleased.

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JodyD
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is excellent and so is the food! I've eaten here several times and they never disappoint!

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DMRAustin
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was ok, but not for the price. One dish had an oily texture and the other just had no flavor. The calamari appetizer was very good. The key lime pie was good. Drinks were very good but seemed to be forgotten by the waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hade a great meal on the patio

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LoriW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tried Freda's for the first time for a Birthday dinner. I had the Sea Bass and it was excellent. The corn and squash side was really good (and i hate squash). 2 cucumber martinis were outstanding! This was a very good choice for dinner partners who do not like seafood, there were choices for everyone. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food

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DennisR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This has become a new go to place for creole style food. The shrimp and crawfish etouffee is the best. Good size portions and not pricey. I had the lobster roll recently for lunch, it was outstanding.

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Bamban
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first, not the last visit for. Just during the pandemic this was our 4th. My wife loves her favorite, the stuffed salmon. I try different dish every time.

Five minutes from the house, the best in the area.

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Lanajean
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for my husbands birthday- he requested this place. Had a great time.
Social distanced tables so felt very safe.
Service is always great, friendly and knowledgeable of menu and efficient.
Food was tasty and pretty and served hot. Husband had red snapper and I had sea bass. Both excellent.
A go to place for a quiet and tasty meal.

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vipDocR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner!

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Satisfied
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went with another couple and asked for one of the round (larger) tables for COVID-19 social distancing purposes and were promptly seated as requested. The waiter remembered us from a month ago and knew what we wanted to drink before we told him. Service was attentive without being intrusive and the food was all excellent as it always seems to be. Freda's is one of our favorite dining venues in the entire Austin metroplex.

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Allen
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with COVID masks and social distancing the service and food was great. I’ve never been disappointed at Freda’s.

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You can order delivery directly from Freda's Seafood Grille using the Order Online button. Freda's Seafood Grille also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Freda's Seafood Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 506-8700.

Freda's Seafood Grille is rated 4.6 stars by 855 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.