TJ's Seafood Market and Grill- Oak Lawn

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Voted Dallas’ “Best Seafood Restaurant”- Join us for a fresh, casual seafood experience. Enjoy authentic preparations of our award-winning fresh seafood including shellfish, grilled fish, fish tacos, sandwiches, soups, salads and more.
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WR
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

If you love seafood like we do, this is the kind of place you could eat at every week. Excellent quality that you can order in a healthy preparation. The choices are good and our server was outstanding at helping us order and checking on us. The Oak Lawn location is in a strip center, and is limited to a relatively short selection of beers and wines.

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T
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a treat savoring the fresh flavors of the sea. From $2 oysters on Sunday after 6 pm to half priced wines on Tuesday’s it’s a hidden gem in all of the plethora of restaurant throughout Dallas.

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G
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is fresh, simple, and well-prepared. Wait staff is professional, attentive, and knowledgeable. Definitely should go here more often.

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DF
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent find with the freshest of seafood. Very good staff.

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OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great!!!

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J
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the shrimp cocktails and fish tacos! Both are awesome and the best in Dallas! Our waiter was Rene and he was fantastic.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

They do not always have product in stock

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TN
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Get the lobster roll!

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OT
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a fabulous meal with great service. The freshest ingredients made for a delightful evening.

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DH
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TJs is a real neighborhood gem serving amazing seafood in a quiet and inviting atmosphere. The most relaxing dinner we've had in a while.

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LW
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely place. We were looking for a quiet place for dinner and was not disappointed. We were early diners so the place was not full...what we wanted. I had the gumbo , greay, fish tacos with coconut fish, great. And my wife had the salmon board, great. Service was spot on and price points where they should be. Will go back.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 5

We had been to TJs on previous occasions and the meal was good. Friday must have been an off night. The staff seemed rushed. My fish was overcooked and my soup was cold with a film on top. Probably won't go back. I don't mind spending $50 a person but not for the poor quality we had last night.

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OT
East Texas
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful delicious

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MC
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I really thought the food was great. Had some original seafood options. Greeted nicely. Got to our table right away, no waiting. The service started out ok. My first glass of wine was spilled on me by the person delivering food. Total accident which I understood. The glass poured all over my shirt and pants. Luckily the glass didn’t break until it hit the floor so no glass on me. I felt like I was being blamed for this spill at first until I informed them it was not me. I was given a linen napkin which had no absorption to help dry me off. Then another employee who was working brought me a dry towel to help dry it off a few minutes later.
I was brought another glass of wine and was told I would not be charged and I was not. I ordered a second glass, which when it arrived was not the correct wine. I did not drink it. When the bill came I asked the server. At first would not take responsibility for bringing the wrong wine. Then still insisted on charging me for it. After a ridiculous list of excuses he talked to the manager that took off the wine charge. Then when he came back to the table he very rudely pointed out the wine was not on the bill. As if he was doing me a huge favor. Remind you I was still sitting in wet pair of pants and shirt. I felt the server was just rude, arrogant and almost condescending about it. That experience left us leaving not wanting to go back here again. I was not looking for freebies or anything. But being charged for being spilled on. Then for a glass I didn’t order was not right in my opinion.

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L
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Always fresh seafood of the highest quality. We live on their oysters week after week, and they never disappoint! Great waitstaff, what else is there to say? Go quick!

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A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time visiting TJ's. We had seafood gumbo, salmon, coconut rice. Our kids had enchiladas and the salmon burger. Everyone loved their dinner. This is a small little gem in a shopping strip. I would highly recommend checking this out. I'll definitely be back.

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BF
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The shrimp tacos were the best I've tasted and the crab cake was perfect. I absolutely loved the squash. The key lime cheesecake was divine!

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m
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful as always!!

I love the crab cakes and fries!

Service is always amazing

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GD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorites! The food is always delicious and a beautiful presentation. The service is exceptional

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Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best bronzino I have had . Totally enjoyed our entire
Evening

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EL
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, great food. The freshest fish and oysters in town and an excellent small wine list.

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s
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

I left feeling great! The best seafood meal I’d ever had. Once I got home and through the night I got real sick. Serve food poising. Was going to go back tonight but I don’t think I can ever give it another go around after how horribly sick it got me.

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I
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Love the food and

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

TJs is always a pleasure!

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Z
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all phases. Food, service, value all very very good.

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MG
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We were surprised walking into TJ's, as it looks more like a market than a restaurant. But all that means is that the fish was fresh and superbly prepared. Rene was an awesome server, who explained in detail, all of the options on and off the menu. My wife and I ordered the Ivory Salmon which was lighter than your typical salmon, more like a white fish, but it was excellent. The dining room is small, intimate, but casual and not pretentious. We will be back.

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o
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great seafood but be prepared to be a little cramped seating-wise. Servrs very freindly. Hailbut was good but not exceptional. A little expensive for the overall experience.

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BA
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing seafood. Knowledgable staff. Rene steered us to an amazing house special Halibut and excellent wine pairings with both of our entrees. Unassuming place, not very large but EXCELLENT food and service. Can't recommend high enough.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu. This is a sign of everyone who works in the restaurant being invested in the quality of the food they prepare. I am not very fond of fish but the server had me sold into ordering the Brown Butter Branzino just by the way he described its preparation. And it was an excellent recommendation.
Our guests loved the food and the ambience. Will I come here often? No, because I think special places like this one deserves only special times, to preserve its specialness! :)

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JE
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service by Amber! The fishmonger was also highly knowledgeable and assured the highest quality in the choices on both the menu and fresh market selections.

A hidden gem!

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DW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Landon was a great waiter!

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OT
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 2

Service was great. The place itself is small. There is not much ambiance. the prices are reasonable. It is not a fancy place. I would say it is more a casual seafood restaurant. It was not one of those places that stands out. Food was good.

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RO
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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M
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always exceptional - best seafood in Dalllas. Everyone of the service staff is great but Edwardo was especially good yesterday.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I love TJ’s food but was very disappointed with our recent experience at the Oak Lawn location. Our waitress seemed annoyed with us from the minute we arrived, despite us being friendly. I had to wave her down a couple of times to get her attention. Another server seemed like it was a major inconvenience for him to bring by a napkin (to clean up food left on the table after they took our plates - something the server should have done in the first place). My friend and I have both waited tables in the past and understand the stresses and challenges that waitstaff can face but this was simply a case of the staff not being nice and choosing, instead, to be unfriendly and blatantly rude. I don’t know what the deal is there, if they don’t like their job or if it’s a stuffy “vibe” their trying to give off. Whatever it is, we won’t be going back any time soon. Instead we’ll head somewhere else nearby in the Design District or Oak Lawn area. There are numerous options to choose from (in fact she recommended Meddlesome Moth or Carbone’s next door but I insisted on TJ’s after seeing their lunch menu). Won’t make that mistake again! The food wasn’t good enough to make up for the poor service.

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CC
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

TJ’s is a very small place in a little strip center that most people would probably pass by. I’m so glad we discovered this gem!! Thank you Open Table! I had the Halibut and my hubby had the Sea Bass. Both were cooked to perfection. The portions were large and we were both very pleased with our selections. René was an attentive and knowledgeable server. We will definitely be back!!

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LW
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Some of the best seafood I have had In Dallas. My only complaint was the service was a little lacking but to be fare, it seemed they might have been a little short handed the night we visited. I only saw two waitstaff working plus the greeter.
I would recommend TJ’s to anyone

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CD
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Rene is an excellent server, very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. The food is delicious, we purchased wasabi vinaigrette to take home and will be back to purchase smoked salmon. We will also be back for half price wine night!

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L
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We are regulars at TJ's because we can count on friendly, knowledgeable service and always fresh seafood.

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L
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once more TJ's comes through with fabulous fish every time. We go frequently for a dozen oysters and Truffle french fries, plus, of course, Hay Maker Sauvignon Blanc. But last night was Lobster Night and we scored again. The lobster was fresh and very tender, not oversized, just about the best we've ever had. Thanks once again, TJ's.

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