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Dead Fish Grill, Belton, TX
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This restaurant now offers Takeout

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Dead Fish Grill

4.4
4.4
567 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
In a relaxing and historical lakefront setting, Dead Fish Grill guarantees to offer a dish that can satisfy even the pickiest member of your family. A huge menu includes a variety of far-reaching flavors, with guest favorites such as fish tacos, chicken fried steak and gumbo. From bucket styles to plates we have enough food for the whole family. Dead Fish Grill lakefront patio, enjoying the historic view.

With a truly diverse menu, Dead Fish Grill is fun for the whole family. At night, guests can enjoy themed happy hour drinks, including tropical fare and a variety of wines by the glass. With a list of libations almost as large as its menu, Dead Fish Grill truly lives up to the claim of having something for everyone.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (254) 939-5771

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Francisco Baez

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact our Event Coordinator at 254-939-5771 or banquet@deadfishgrill.com for all questions and needs regarding banquets and private events.

  • Neighborhood

    Temple

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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What 567 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Texas

    Good for groups

  • Central Texas

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Texas

    Lively

  • Central Texas

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Poor was very bad. Bland and expensive Environment nice
  2. RL

    RobertL

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess was very pleasant along with our server. Food was very good as it normally is. Service was punctual but not overbearing. It was a pleasant outing.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a fun and lively place. I took my parents for dinner Saturday night and we all loved it.
  4. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great an the service was fantastic. We live in Leander, TX about an hour away. The wife and I will definitely be back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome time with friends and family, Great Lake view and very good food for the body and soul
  6. RO

    RobO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view is as spectacular as the food and the service. From the bar to the table the staff really put the patron first. This was a first date and y'all made me look good!!I will be back!
  7. JH

    JackieH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    My husbands entree came with corn on the cob, it looked like it had been picked out of a garbage can and put on his plate. The vegetables that came with the rest of our meals were cold, and mushy. The meats, fish and salad we good. The server was nice. Don’t know that we will go back again.
  8. TM

    TroyM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great view of Lake Belton. Ordered the Salmon and Shrimp. It was very good. However the rice was very bland. Needed more seasoning or parsley something to give it flavor.
  9. JP

    JoelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and drinks. You will have a good meal and time.
  10. J

    James

    Central Texas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    My shrimp had little flavor. The server handed us plates from the aisle to pass to the recipient instead of coming around and serving personally.
  11. PA

    PaulA

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Best calamari and cat fish bites in the area. They also made buttered noodles for our grand daughter.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always good food though little disturbed that the table we sat at had food on the floor around it and the one chair had salad dressing on it. But still a good experience.
  13. DR

    DarrinR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The food was not very good.. Some of the sides were cold
  14. MD

    MsDee

    Austin

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    As always we enjoyed our meal. The catfish bites are my favorite and my husband always enjoys the trout or mahi-mahi. The ambience and view is always delightful. We were sorry to hear that the dirty rice was no longer on the menu but understood the menu changes. If I could offer one suggestion….it would be to check the servers on handling dishes and utensils. In our last few visits we experienced the servers’ fingers or thumbs all inside plates when bringing food or handling the part of the fork or spoon to be used and not the handle. A training issue that can be easily resolved.
  15. JF

    JFDDS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice, casual restaurant with good food and friendly waitstaff.
  16. DH

    DaleH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good. Service was excellent. Little Spanish or Italian girl, don't remember her name. Look it up. Good Job!
  17. SH

    SummerH

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed it.
  18. MB

    MichaelB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere and the view was amazing of Lake Belton. Highly recommend if you are looking for a great family restaurant.
  19. PA

    PaulA

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The grilled Salmon Salad was very good even though we were surprised that it came with strawberries and blue berries, that could have been left off. They didn't appear in the description. Salmon was cooked perfect.
  20. JH

    JHTw

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We made a reservation on OpenTable. None of our preferences requested in our reservation were granted. We were hoping for a table with a view to celebrate our anniversary and were seated at one of the few tables in the restaurant without a view. My wife had shrimp and grits which were delicious. My burger didn't come out with her meal. The very friendly waitress said it was overcooked and they were making another. By the time it came out my wife was close to done eating. Maybe just an off night, but not our best experience eating out.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It’s was my birthday.
  22. TJ

    TamaraJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall the service was good. The server was very friendly and attentive. The food was tasty. We were seated promptly.
  23. MB

    MelodyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We made a reservation and asked to be next to the window. Was put in front of the fire place where we 4 couldn’t sit around the table. I was charged for my kids drinks and the table was uneven. Waitress was nice and did her best but we drove from out of town and it felt disappointing and didn’t get the value I thought we would get.
  24. NK

    NikkiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great date night idea! Not super busy, good service also!
  25. AV

    ArmyVet

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Great food and service. But unfortunately it was very very loud. Also, for some reason the lights constantly flickered in the area we were sitting which was distracting and unpleasant.
  26. K

    Kp02

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Burger tasted freezer burned . Also burger was not seasoned correctly so bites would either be over seasoned or no seasoning
  27. JM

    JimM

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great meal. Good choices on menu. Views were outstanding. Meal time was later than normal and service was good but a little slow. This would not deter me from recommending Dead Fish to others.
  28. MD

    MsDee

    Austin

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were thinking of a place for an early dinner after an afternoon with family and this was a suggestion. We hadn’t been since September / October so it was a welcome option. We always enjoy ourselves here and Sunday was no different. We were disappointed to hear that the dirty rice was no longer on the menu, however, the catfish and mahi-mahi were cooked to perfection. Our sever was attentive, friendly and full of energy and our view and seats near the fireplace made for a wonderful cozy time. We won’t wait so long to return…..
  29. CC

    CherylC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Brunch was delicious, the live music very pleasant, the service was great! We made reservations so there was no waiting. And the view of the lake beautiful!
  30. WS

    WendyS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible service…no silverware or napkins given…never checked on us once…dirty dishes not removed from table Never got our water….never asked if we wanted another drink Handed check directly to us Hard crunchy veggies….No taste Just pitiful for $131 Will not return
  31. LR

    LauraR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was super cool! Very chill. Even though he was dealing with allot of full sized tables he handled it very well and was patient with us, didn’t feel rushed at all. Would definitely go back to eat the food as well. Got my moneys worth.
  32. CR

    CoreyR

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Our waiter was nice, however im not sure if it was due to the size of our table but we had a lengthy wait for our drinks and our food. Our food was cold and some things that we ordered was cold, salty and had to go back.
  33. CM

    CarolM

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, portions were large! Live music was wonderful.
  34. LA

    LeighAnn

    Central Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After 25 years of preparing a turkey and having a house full of guests, we decided to try something new and took a chance on Dead fish grill. We were not disappointed. The food was outstanding. The staff was warm, friendly and attentive. Definitely made our Thanksgiving a relaxing and enjoyable day. Thank you. Dead Fish Grill.
  35. JC

    JohnC

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I will definitely return to try other items of the great menu choices they offer. With the meal I had yesterday, the rice was somewhat of a disappointment.
  36. SA

    StevenA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Mash potatoes were cold, grilled shrimp was very good. Chicken fried steak wasn't the best. It would be nice to have rolls or bread served with meal.
  37. N

    Noxid

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit and we were not disappointed! Food was delicious and our waitress was super nice!
  38. CF

    CharlieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. And desert for the birthday boy.
  39. H

    Hemi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We weren’t sure of eating outside due to the cold, but it was cozy. They have an upper level outside with large heaters. Had live music, good food, and cold beer!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food continues to get better.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Dead Fish Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (254) 939-5771.

Dead Fish Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 567 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Dead Fish Grill

2207 Lake Rd, Belton, TX 76513

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Temple

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Francisco Baez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (254) 939-5771

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact our Event Coordinator at 254-939-5771 or banquet@deadfishgrill.com for all questions and needs regarding banquets and private events.

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