Freda's Seafood Grille

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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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HC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service -as always!
Love coming here for date nights and other special occasions :)

RP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit and the food was as excellent as the first time. Will definitely be back.

TO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Frieda's is one of our favorite places to dine. Fredia and the staff are always friendly and helpful. Plus their happy hour specials make it the perfect place to relax after a busy day at work.

MH
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks and service. Our out of town guests were very impressed.

SC
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food did not match the high prices. The service and atmosphere were great though. We won't return and would not recommend to a friend.

BC
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and good service. Menu has a lot of options. The table lighting could be a little brighter.

MJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience all the way around! Food, ambiance, and service was amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and our waiter was great! My husband was craving crab legs for his birthday, he got the King Crab and was still talking about them the next day. I got the filet and subbed the potato for the risotto and it was delicious. The shrimp diablo were great too.

CB
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The special menu for NYE was fantastic!! Flavored to perfection! We kept running low on water and had to find our waiter several times. But overall would highly recommend!! We love going to Freda's!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve menu was excellent.

F
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Privately owned and operated with the care and attention that the big chains sadly lack. Good selection of menu options, deliciously prepared.

TM
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere and amazing food. Live piano playing every Friday night is an added bonus. We definitely will return.

m
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Reserved for a nice family holiday lunch. Restaurant was quiet and service was fantastic. Everyone ordered something different and entrees were served hot at the same time.
Lunch prices and portions were good with options to order off dinner menu.

5
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Freda's since she first opened. We usually go for special occasions (birthdays, our wedding rehearsal dinner, anniversaries, Mom's and Dad's Day etc.) Service was not good initially but has greatly improved through the years and is tops today. It all matters on who is waiting on us but overall we have enjoyed all the service staff. They are attentive without being there too much, are knowledgeable and bring things to us with a smile. The food is outstanding consistently. Even the broccoli is, seriously, the best I've ever made or eaten anywhere! We love the Sunday brunch with shrimp fixed several ways, prime rib, smoked salmon and Freda's signature white chocolate bread pudding is oh, so delicious! There are many other fabulous selections so I/we come hungry!

OT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This was our first time going. I like the architecture, design and layout of the restaurant. The food is decent-to-pretty good… I think there should be some more basic buffet items that they could have on the line available. The fruit was very good, the omelette station Cook was very friendly and approachable. If you sit near the bar, the bar service is not what I would expect for the price point of the buffet, and the hostess staff did not greet us when we walked in.

Overall the low energy and lack of friendliness of many of the staff is not what you would expect for the price point of the buffet.

Most disappointing was our last minute after paying when the staff said “we have a reservation at 1:00, hate to rush y’all but we kinda need this table. It was 12:59. It doesn’t get much worse than that. That’s the last impression we were left with. Poorly managed, the restaurant wasn’t overcrowded, I’m pretty disappointed. We had paid and were about to leave. The other 90 minutes we were there, no mention of us needing to be done by a certain time.

LF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 2nd time that I have eaten at Frida as restaurant and the food was superb the service was excellent I have no complaints and I have recommended this restaurant to all of my friends

SH
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We have been to Freda’s several times since moving here a year ago....either hosting clients or just dinner out. It has always been 5 stars all across for us but this time they sat us right next to the wait staff station and it was distracting with all of their issues, customers and arrangement of seating. So, we won’t sit there again! Their food is always fantastic so we will go back.

j
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was Christmas Eve so everyone was super busy. We were seated in a back room, so there was not as much ambiance, but it wasn't bad. The food was very good with large servings. Everyone was very friendly.

T
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

EXTREMELY Pricey for the food you get. Our bill was over $300 for 6. We won’t be coming back for Christmas Eve dinner. Server Carlos was fantastic. Freda was sweet.

B
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Special occasion brought up to waiter we were seated in last booth up against a work station directly in front of the kitchen - and next to a very loud private party w/a microphone, only separated by a half wall and part frosted glass. POOR seating planning. Can't imagine every booth had a reservation & one with the same specific instructions and we were simply the last one at 7:15pm on a Sunday. Was given time to look over drink menu & sat for so long a manager had to finally come up and take our first order. When waiter returned made passive aggressive comment about manager getting our order. Bread, soup/salads, & appetizer all came out at same time. Waiter commented that he tried to space them but 'they' or he are busy. Should not be patrons problem if kitchen & staff can't handle a Sunday night dinner crowd. When finished main course, one plate was removed and the other two w/fish remnants stayed for us to smell & stare at while considering to have desert. By the time the waiter returned for desert order I was so disgustegusted by the dirty plates left on our table I just wanted to get out of there. Table was never cleaned between first and main course, or after - since plates were not removed until we received the check. We used our napkins to corral the dropped food away from us. WORST BIRTHDAY DINNER EVER - & it was my birthday.

AL
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freda's has been one of our favorite places to meet with a few other couples for an excellent visit with great food and drinks. The food and service is superb. They have big round tables that fit up to eight, which is great for conversation and catching up with long time friends.

DW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience3

My wife and I come to the area every 6 weeks for business. We always plan our trip so we can have a meal at Freds's .
It is a great place to eat with a friendly environment plus the food is outstanding
Our last desert to try was the bread pudding.. It was outstanding.
Thanks for your attention to detail with great food.

OT
San Antonio
49 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic cuisine, great service. One of the best brunches in Austin for sure. Don't forget to order the bread pudding... it is to die for.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food was mainly greasy and tasteless. Unless this was an anomaly, rating seems inexplicable

AM
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladies night with some out of towners. Looking for an Austin original. Freda’s did not disappoint!

SZ
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and the husband were able to get away from the kiddos and thankfully dine at one of my favorite seafood restaurants in the Austin area! Yummy entrees(lobster roll and shrimp and grits), superb chocolate dessert and the service and ambiance are both impeccable and appreciated! Until next time.....

OT
San Antonio
50 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic quality and service. Freda is a top notch restaurant. Got to try the bread pudding. It’s to die for

DG
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the 3 course meals and wine pairing monthly event. It was really great loved it

B
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Was here for a business lunch. Got served half cooked catfish. Someone came out looked at it and said it was ok and didn’t offer to replace it. I didn’t want to make a scene during a business lunch. Terrible food. Would not recommend this place.

BS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Pleasant atmosphere. Highly recommend this place.

l
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

limited menu but food was good. Service was good. Definately been to better seafood restaurants

CY
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and ther service was superb!

A
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best seafood meal ever. Service was great. Loved the piano playing in the background. Would love to have a location in DFW. Will dine here again when in the area.

JC
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening with my family. Lobster shrimp bisque was amazing.
They were very accommodating for my father who needs a scooter. We will definitely be back.

WK
Houston
58 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Don’t order their shrimp & grits unless you like grits soup

AA
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and great staff - we love this place!!!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem that never fails. One of the beat steaks in town.

s
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

The food and service was just fine the only problem was that the dining room was too cold. They did trun off the ceiling fans but the AC was still running and you would think they would turn it off to save money when it's cool outside.

CE
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Well worth the visit....... we go periodically! Especially on celebration days

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere!