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The Best Seafood Restaurants in Dallas

Deep in the heart of Texas, the dynamic and flourishing city of Dallas has one of the country's most exciting culinary scenes. The best seafood in Dallas is part of this flourishing atmosphere. Within this growing and diverse community are some of the best seafood spots in the Southwest. But where are the smartest, savviest Dallas diners going out to get their seafood? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We've pulled data from thousands of in-the-know Dallas eaters to make up a list of the best seafood in the city. From local favorites to upscale sit-down hotspots, these Dallas seafood places offer up some of the best cuisines out there. Mixing the distinct flavors of the American Southwest, Mexico, and traditional Gulf recipes, Dallas seafood delivers an intriguing taste all its own. Pick out one of these exceptional restaurants and enjoy a night out in the Lone Star State.

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The OpenTable Team
10 Restaurants
Updated February 26, 2020
Restaurants:Montlake Cut, Lovers Seafood And Market, Cafe Pacific
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Seafood
Neighborhoods:Park Cities
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Montlake Cut

$$$$
Seafood
Park Cities
4.8
1399 reviews
In the middle of the University Park neighborhood, Montlake Cut is the spot to go in Dallas for Pacific Northwest-inspired seafood dishes. The Montlake raw bar serves up oysters, gulf shrimp, king crab, and much more. Diners can also select from the "neo crudo" menu, with dishes like red snapper ceviche and hamachi with spicy citrus dressing. There is also the "Willy's Call" daily special, with the "best off the boat" seafood. Montlake's big side dishes feature a cheesy sweet potato gratin and stir-fried Brussels sprouts.

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Lovers Seafood And Market

$$$$
Seafood
Park Cities
4.8
1363 reviews
Lovers is another combination market and restaurant for local seafood aficionados. Stop in for the small raw bar and try delicacies like sea urchin and oysters. In the restaurant, be sure to grab some of Lovers' exceptional starters. The tempura-fried lobster spoons and jumbo lump crab cakes are an excellent fish appetizer. Lobster lovers will enjoy the griddled lobster "tacos" or Maine-style lobster roll. The Lovers fish and chips features an IPA beer batter. For some cajun style, try the New Orleans seafood gumbo or shrimp and grits.

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Cafe Pacific

$$$$
Seafood
Park Cities
4.9
3164 reviews
This upscale restaurant in Highland Park Village offers some of the best seafood in Dallas. It's been an institution in Dallas dining for decades. The Cafe Pacific boasts a friendly but elegant neighborhood feel and an extensive seafood menu. Cafe Pacific features a superb selection of East Coast oysters. There are also oysters Rockefeller and a colossal prawn cocktail. The three onion crusted sea bass and grilled Texas gulf red snapper are longtime favorites. Pair the meal with one of the Cafe's excellent wines or a local craft beer.

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Al Biernat's - North Dallas

$$$$
Steakhouse
North Dallas
4.8
3474 reviews
The North Dallas location of this Texas favorite is one of the most stylish restaurants in Dallas. This seafood destination comes from Dallas restaurant legend Al Biernat. Featuring an upscale vibe and impeccable service, Al Biernat boasts some of the best seafood in Dallas. Starts include tempura prawns, lump crab cakes, and a daily oyster selection. Al's classic seafood tower for the table offers prawns, calamari, and crab cakes. Chilean sea bass and Japanese horseradish-crusted halibut are favorites for the Biernat's entrees.

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Sevy's Grill

$$$$
American
Park Cities
4.8
2552 reviews
Sevy's is one of the places to go for great seafood in the University Park neighborhood of Dallas. Grab one of the outside tables for some excellent people-watching and superb seafood. The menu is full of Gulf favorites. Highlights include a pan-seared lemon pepper Gulf redfish and the Texas Gulf shrimp and grits with smoked bacon and green onions. Sevy's also features an extensive wine list with plenty of international selections.

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Woodlands American Grill

$$$$
American
Preston Hollow
4.7
1884 reviews
Frank Lloyd Wright was the inspiration behind the distinct architecture of this North Dallas favorite. It's a sunny, welcoming restaurant that serves some of the best seafood in Dallas. The ahi tuna "nachos" are a delight for an appetizer. This treat features seared ahi tuna on wonton crisps with an avocado relish, pickled ginger, and much more. Try the Mediterranean pasta for the main course. It boasts sauteed shrimp, mushroom, and feta for a unique dinner treat.

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The Capital Grille - Dallas - Uptown

$$$$
Steakhouse
Uptown
4.8
3328 reviews
The Dallas installment of this national favorite delivers the excellent service and top-notch seafood that has made the chain famous. The Capital Grille provides a luxurious but accessible feel at its Uptown location. It's pan-seared sea bass with baby carrots and miso butter is a highlight. For a shareable, family-style meal, go for the lobster macaroni and cheese.

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Ocean Prime - Dallas

$$$$
Seafood
Uptown
4.7
5083 reviews
Ocean Prime is a top option for those visiting the Uptown neighborhood of Dallas or taking in an event at the nearby American Airlines Center. Stop into the Dallas location of this national chain for a vast selection of excellent seafood. The sushi menu boasts the "Prime Roll," with tempura shrimp, cream cheese, scallion, and beef carpaccio. Diners can also order a custom-built "Smoking" seafood tower. Stop in at the end of the week for its "Surf and Turf" Sundays.

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Bob's Steak & Chop House - Dallas on Lemmon Avenue

$$$$
Steakhouse
Turtle Creek / Oak Lawn
4.8
3306 reviews
Bob's is a traditional Texas steakhouse and seafood location with some of the best food in Dallas. Diners will find all the steakhouse features here, with leather seats, a lush interior, and excellent wine list. Start with a Maryland-style crab cake or the shrimp platter. Main courses boast cold-water South African lobster tails and broiled salmon.

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Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Dallas Uptown

$$$$
Seafood
Uptown
4.8
5125 reviews
The Crab is the specialty here at Truluck's. Stop into the "Stone Crab Lounge" to enjoy fresh crab claws served chilled with a specialty mustard. The restaurant also features crab cocktail, jumbo lump crab cake, and an Alaskan king crab "cluster." There are also plenty of lobster and fish specials on the menu. Try the miso-glazed sea bass with crab-fried rice and chilled cucumber slaw. For family-style shared dining, Truluck's is the place to go. Diners can enjoy larger portions of crab macaroni and cheese, crab fried rice, and lobster mashed potatoes.

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