Freda's Seafood Grille

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$30 and under
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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
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4.7
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4.5
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DMRAustin
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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
17 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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TomT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Brunch Menu this past Sunday around noon time.
It was REALLY INCREDIBLE, and the Service from the Gal was also INCREDIBLE..
We will be back very soon, well worth drive in from Lakeway...The Regular Normal Menu is also served too...which is always Great...
TOM T

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JerryR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

They apparently lost our reservation and we had to wait 20 minutes in a way overcrowded waiting area. Almost left because we felt unsafe during this pandemic time. Not sure why we make reservations if they don't honor the time or keep spaces open for the reservations. Once we finally got seated everything was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Food, drinks and service were excellent. Social distance was not. Bar was full, waiting area has no 6 ft distance markers and was packed and tables in dining room were too close and all getting used. It looked like only the booths were at 50%. Not sure how they are compliant.

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HAVEFORKWILLEAT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the live music. Not too loud so conversation was easy and the staff was very good not hovering and not forgetting about you either just right. Super place for a date.

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JoeM
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great. We have been using this restaurant for our special occasions for a couple of years now.

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LizT
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Pierce was professional, friendly and very efficient. Food was delicious as always and pretty fast too! 👍🏽👍🏽👏👏 thank you! Missed seen you FREDA!

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Kirk
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience! Speedy service. Food is good. Great location. Bring your $$$. Great Live music On weekends.

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thomasc
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the waitress was very friendly and nice. She laid out everything perfent like she was hosting us for dinner

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freda’s never disappoints. The food and ambience is always spectacular!! We go here often as a family or just on a date! Seafood is terrific!! My son loves the angus burger!

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mikea
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely amazing! The steak is so tender, mushroom risotto is to die for and Dylan always makes our experience fantastic.

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Jenny
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious appetizers, food and dessert! Sat on patio. Very comfy. Great service!

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Carolita
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back since pandemic. Well set up for social distancing and the food and service was as great as ever. Not inexpensive. We like to go for lunch as the portions are smaller and the price more moderate.

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Kee504512
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday and it did not disappoint! Being from Louisiana, I'm always looking for good Cajun cuisine since I moved to atx. When I walked in I was pleasantly surprised to see live music playing-- during a pandemic! The ambiance was on point. Everything was delicious-- the bisque, chocolate martini, and I'm still dreaming about that delicious ribeye! We also got a complimentary creme brulee. I would definitely come back to this place for a fancy night out. Thanks!

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StevenF
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner with friends the mood was great live music in the background was adequate to mask noise but did not interfere with conversation the food was as always great.

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vipDaveS
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Poor wine list
Teach waiters how to open a bottle of wine

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vipvicki
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the grilled shrimp with mushroom risotto was wonderful. And my husband enjoyed his crawfish and shrimp etouffee . And the calamari was the best. Carlos took very good care of us.

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JeffD
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Freidas is a hidden gem it’s a locally owned steak and seafood shop hidden in Northwest Austin that has great atmosphere great service and the best seafood that I’ve had in a long while. I’ve been here four times and the food has been excellent over the last five years. You got to check out the brunch it’s fantastic and it had the best prime rib I’ve ever tasted

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JohnK
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, portions were a little undersized, but it would not keep me from returning in the future.

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TomM
Austin
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoyable at Freda's. I'v known Freda for 10+ years and she runs a very tight ship. This is the best medium + priced restaraunt in Austin, definitely my go to for any occasion!

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vipIluvfood
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation at 7pm but did not get a table until at least 7:45-8pm. Because of that we were the last people in the restaurant and we felt rushed to leave so they could close.

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GaryB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit. We had already bailed from another establishment after seeing their disregard for table/people densities in the current environment, Freda's got all of that just right. The wait staff knocked it out of the ball park,; the drinks, appetizers, and main course were all excellent. The portion size on the Sea Bass was the generous, the cornbread moist and tasty, and the imaginative sides were spot-on.

We'll be back.

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LindaL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as well as experience. So glad Freda's seems to be making it in this environment!

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PeggyS
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freda's is truly one my favorite Austin restaurants. I can always count on excellent quality and excellent service and the most excellent fried oysters anywhere.

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vipIngrid
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time dining at Freda's celebrating a birthday. The food was outstanding as well as the service! The only suggestion I could make is to not allow any smoking. Seated a distance from us on the patio was a smoker. Being sensitive to cigarette smoke or any smoke for that matter, it did detract from our experience. Even in an outdoor setting, smoke travels! Thank you for giving consideration to my suggestion.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very good food and the service was impeccable.

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RichardY
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent place to dine. I have had lunch and dinner several times with guest
and never disappointed.

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PaulG
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've celebrated our anniversary twice at Freda's! First and foremost; ALL staff were wearing masks and everything was set up to minimize any exposure to COVIT 19!
They even had hand sanitizer on the table! For this visit we enjoyed the crab-stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer, followed by dinner side salads (which were large, cold and crisp!) and 2 entrees. My wife had the Lobster roll that came in the traditional New England hotdog roll and was served with french fries. The lobster meat consisted of 2 small claws that were served whole on a bed of lettuce in the toasted roll. Portion-wise it was pretty small and somewhat bland, so my wife would not recommend this. I had the Coast Paella which was superb! It had shrimp, crawfish, chicken, Andouille sausage, mussels, calamari, bell peppers, and rice...and just the right amount of "heat"! I would strongly recommend this dish! We were then treated to an outstanding Creme Brulee for our "anniversary dessert" to end our meal! The only disappointment was that we were unable to sit on their covered deck due to folks taking their "smoking break" upwind of us. As the deck is covered and has fans on to provide a breeze, the smoke got trapped and then blown across the deck, forcing us to move inside. We checked and were told that smoking was generally allowed outside, so it will make us think twice about planning to sit on their deck. That aside, the service was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal! I'm sure we'll return again and would definitely recommend them to anyone.

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CarolC
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first night out in over 6 weeks, and we were totally blown away by the safety, the service, and the food. Crab cakes to start were tasty with lots of crab. I had trout and portion was ample. It was a birthday and they graciously sent out a cute creme brulee with a candle, etc. Waitperson was wonderful - refilled drinks and was available but did not hover or rush us. We will be back!

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vipfoodie4ever
Austin
48 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Freda's and it was fantastic, start to finish! Stopped by early afternoon on a Sunday. The pre-meal cocktails were deelish, a bloody mary and an "x-fusion" margarita. For the un-initiated like me, "X-fusion" is a French vodka liquor infused with blood orange, mango and passion fruit. Outstanding addition to a margarita! I'm the seafood lover in the family, but I opted for the filet mignon (medium rare, cooked perfectly!), topped with crab meat oscar... the best of both worlds! My wife had the eggs benedict topped with lobster meat, which was divine. Service was great, attentive but not obtrusive. Water glasses always full, dirty dishes removed promptly. The manager on duty was very attentive to what was happening everywhere in the restaurant, and stopped by to ask us how everything was. A wonderful time, great service and food, and an oh so comfortable atmosphere. A 5 star winner! We'll be back ...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner tonight! I am generally not a fan of seafood but my husband, who is used to the plentifulness offered on the gulf coast, is, so I went to humor him. I played it safe with the catfish and shrimp and WOW it was delicious! It wasn’t fishy at all, the breading was perfect, and the remoulade sauce was as good as what you’d find In New Orleans. We topped it off with the white chocolate bread pudding, which was delectable. I’ve been lucky to have the opportunity to try many high end seafood places and this has blown them all out of the water. And, the cherry on top: our server was fantastic. He was courteous, prompt, and helpful at offering suggestions. I can’t wait to go back!

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Freda's Seafood Grille does offer 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 825 OpenTable diners.

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