Oceanaire Seafood Room - Dallas

4.6
4298 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world. Our knowledgeable staff will delight you with exceptional service — guiding you through the wide variety of items on our menu and helping you select the perfect wine to complement your meal. You'll find out why The Oceanaire has been voted one of the best seafood restaurants in the country.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4298 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous evening. Our server, Nate, was THE best. Extremely knowledgeable, helpful and gave the best recommendations… everything we ate was WONDERFUL! We will be coming back the next time we’re in Dallas.

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GCBVI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. Looking forward to our next visit

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KenyettaF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about my experience was great. Will definitely be going again

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Susana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here and the service and food were incredible! Every staff member was aware we were celebrating and were very friendly and attentive. And the food was sooo good. The chicken fried lobster is a must try!

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Flash
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Server was not familiar with 3 course dinner they were offering. Stated he could not tell us if he recommended it because he didn’t know what it was. Finally brought us the menu. Lobster and steak had lots of seasoning. I had requested none. Did not receive the clarified butter for the lobster. Mentioned it to waiter when he was removing plates. Said they must have forgot it. Service was not what we had experienced all other times at this restaurant.

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KenS
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service from Susan, I highly recommend a visit if seafood is waht you are looking for.

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Bill
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

I had the clam chowder it was not hot I had to request several items over and over. My seared tuna had membrane in it that was chewy and I could not swallow. I had to spit it out. One of my oysters was very rancid I had three different types. Then to top it all off the valet lost the keys to my car and took them an hour and a half to find them in another car

RM
vipRMiles
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best date place.

DJ
vipDJnCJ
Las Vegas
35 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Nate was amazing! Everything he recommended was perfect from the drink (Stout Old Fashion) that I didn’t think I wanted to the soup (gumbo, clam chowder) & the main entree (lobster fried chicken and crab cakes)! We will definitely return!

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Steve
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Seafood was fresh and very well prepared. However, the menu was limited and, for a seafood restaurant, it had a notable selection of steaks and such. Fish selection was nothing special - redfish, swordfish, etc. and Alaskan king crab was top dollar at $72/lb. Entrees came with one side. You are able to order additional sides but at a considerable markup - most of which were $20-30 but shareable. The calamari appetizer we ordered was padded with peppers and lemons, had lot's of breading and very little actual calamari: it was greasy and bland. The Crab Louis was good but the quantity did not justify the $28 price tag. My halibut was very good but, again, top dollar.
Cocktails were good and reasonably price. The wine selection was (again) limited and unoriginal.
The servers did not wear masks and there was no visible precautions in place for COVID, other than a bottle of sanitizer (which seemed watered down) by the hostess station. Tables were close together and there was no apparent adjustment to the airflow within the restaurant. All in all, a risky venue for the un-vaccinated or those concerned about COVID variants.
While the clientele was mixed, the restaurant was popular with a younger crowd who like to display their wealth and success, and looked like their next stop was a night club. Some of the women dressed in a very revealing manner and in contradiction to the restaurants dress code. This venue is very much for adults and, for whatever reason, appeared to be a place where people go to promote themselves.
To summarize, this is not a bad restaurant but it is nothing special either. Despite the food being good, although not particularly imaginative or extensive, you are paying top dollar and the atmosphere/clientele is not especially appealing. The Oceanaire has been a Dallas landmark for along time, but it's trading on its past reputation and simply isn't good value; nor, all things considered, is it a particularly good experience.

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MissKey
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was Great it would’ve been better to get bigger portions for the prices. Overall it was Excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an amazing server as we celebrated our anniversary.
The food was delicious and although my steak was undercooked they quickly acted to correct it.

JR
JenelleR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, top-notch service. I fully recommend this place.

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Billyp
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood and excellent service!

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vipVern
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner Saturday 5:30 had king crab was very good and crab cake also tasty sides are large we had hash browns
The only thing that was unsatisfactory was parking they had a large group at hotel where this restaurant is located and it took over 30 minutes to get our car after dinner.

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PameliaR
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening dining out. The halibut was outstanding!

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vipLuis
Las Vegas
49 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our nine year wedding anniversary and it was amazing!!

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Ashraf
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The quality of food is very good but there are other places with same quality and significantly lower price.

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GlendaS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful and Romantic place for date night. Food and Service was great. My new favorite place to eat. Chef Thomas was great.

Thank you

GH
GinnyH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in, we were treated wonderfully . We were celebrating a birthday and anniversary, and the host immediately acknowledged that. We loved the special menus recognizing the occasion :) Susie and the rest of the wait staff were impeccable. The precision, effectiveness and courtesy we experienced were absolute. Our compliments to the chef, who prepared perfectly executed dishes that we enjoyed thoroughly.

MD
vipMarkyD
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my Birthday. Service was excellent. Enjoyed the Ousters. Very fresh. The hash browns are ridiculous. Really good. We all had seafood entrees and all were tasty and well prepared. Not inexpensive, but worth it. .

TA
TiAlmondJoy
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful birthday experience our server was amazing!; Had the time of my life with my beautiful sister!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and experience!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was incredible and Thomas is one of the best waiters I have ever experienced. The restaurant is beautiful and reminiscent of a old school cruise line. The food was decent. The best thing we had was the lobster fried rice. I wouldn’t personally recommend the chicken fried lobster. We got it as a novelty but it was not as exciting as it sounded.

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vipnancyC
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal and service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was an incredible experience.

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Katie
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and our server was amazing. We celebrated my daughter’s birthday and they made it extra special.

SB
ScottB
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just always hits it out of the park

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vipJammer
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu and food quality is superb.

MW
vipMikeW
Dallas
73 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We celebrating a birthday and they always make the birthday person feel special. Tina provided great service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday 🎉 Good food like always. Our waitress Susie was excellent. Best crab cakes Hands-Down. The Chicken Fried Lobster is my new favorite!!😋

LB
LizinBigD
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening celebrating the end of vacation. This location is one of our go to places for date night. We were glad to see the seafood gumbo back on the menu. Our server, Tianna, was excellent. Restaurant was full but staff was handling it well. Love seeing a full restaurant again. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

KH
KenH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve dined before at the Washington DC location and the Dallas location was just as delightful - - superb in all categories- - food, service, and ambiance! Highly recommend!

RF
RFPF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service by Nathan. A bit pricy , but we knw that going in from previous experience. Was disappointed that valet parking was not comped.

GE
GaryE
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the Oceanaire last night for our anniversary dinner and it was AMAZING! The staff was attentive and friendly, Lisa was doing great getting everyone seated promptly and handling concerns from staff and patrons. Ryan took great care of us and made sure our glasses were full, our meal was delivered quickly, and we were enjoying our visit. ANDTHEFOOD! Delicious! From our first bite to the flaming dessert it was fantastic. The lobster deviled egg with micro greens was the perfect bite. The clam chowder was creamy and full of flavor. The filet medallions were seasoned to perfection and the perfect medium rare. The lobster tail was sweet and moist, every bite was succulent. Whipped truffle mashed potatoes and creamed corn were the perfect sides. And then the Baked Alaska! When your dessert is on fire you know it's the perfect ending to a perfect meal. Thanks to everyone at The Oceanaire for making our night one to remember. Special thanks to JP Shanks the Executive Chef and an all around great guy.

DO
vipDOCDAVE
Houston
73 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We waited and waited for our pre-dinner drinks. Then when our food arrived, the wine had not been presented or poured. One diner had to send back her salmon...ordered rare but served medium well. The servder was apologetic about the long wait for our drinks..he said the bar was "slammed" and the bartender(s) were really busy.

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Jonathan
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was outstanding and the service was impeccable

TZ
TamaraZ
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food with attentive service. I highly recommend the scallops casino and fried lobster.

DD
DaneD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was fantastic. Service was incredible but slower than normal. Likely due to short staff.

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Oceanaire Seafood Room - Dallas is rated 4.6 stars by 4298 OpenTable diners.

Oceanaire Seafood Room - Dallas does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.landrysinc.com/giftcards/default.asp.

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