TJ's Seafood Market and Grill- Oak Lawn

4.7
114 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Monday-Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Sunday
11:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Phone number
(214) 219-3474
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Catering
TJ's offers full service catering, much more than just seafood. View our menu at http://www.tjsseafood.com/catering/

email catering@tjsseafood.com to plan your event!
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet and Public Lot parking available
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 114 People Are Saying
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4.7
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2.0Dined 3 days ago

Love the food and

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

TJs is always a pleasure!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Landon was a great waiter!

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Great food and service

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

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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2.0Dined on June 29, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

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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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

TJ's is one of my go-to places in Dallas. Other places serve seafood, but no one makes sure it's as fresh and prepared properly as does Jon Alexis the owner of TJ's. It's one of the few places in town I'll eat raw oysters, because I know they are sourced and prepared properly. This is not a big fancy place. It's small and intimate and local. I love it

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Great food and service (Rene is always very helpful and provides great service).

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

TJs never disappoints! The food is always great, and the staff is very knowledgeable. The atmosphere is quiet and more well lit than most restaurants. This is a great place for a good meal, but if you are looking for a romantic or fun atmosphere, try somewhere else. But for my purpouses, it is the best!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Halibut was tremendous. Friendly staff and great all around experience!

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Drove 45 minutes for a lobster roll only to be told Wednesday's only!

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2.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Not a place I will choose to dine at again. The food was inadequate and bland. Crab cakes were mostly filler and everything else was below the norm. Service was great. Our waitress was sweet and accommodating.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We live close to TJ's but haven't been there in a while. It was better this time than the last time we were there which was at least a couple of years ago. The service was good and friendly. The food was well prepared and delicious. We will definitely go back more often.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Food is exceptional! Makes up for the very casual environment - open kitchen style (not the place for a romantic dinner) and the limited menu. If you want an excellent, fresh fish meal without any "fluff", TJ's is definitely worth it!

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

First time to TJ's. You will probably have to park behind the stores. It is not a big restaurant but there were open tables when we arrived. Very casual setting. The service was excellent. He made recommendations that were spot on. The meal was great. I had fish tacos, which were perfect. Overall o highly recommend

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3.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Good food.
Poor service.
Locale and ambience so so.
And totally overpriced in comparison.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Food was good, halibut was a little dry but otherwise tasty. Great service, drinks kept filled and serving staff confirmed nothing was needed.

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Food was very good. However if you order calamari & like it crispy be sure to tell them that or it will be soft & wilted.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Family of 7

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The seafood at TJ's is excellent and every dish ordered was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

First time at the Oak Lawn location and wanted to introduce my husband to a nice place near home for fresh seafood.
The restaurant was full and my reservation placed us in a table against a wall which was somewhat claustrophobic for me. I would have preferred to sit near the front store window.
The table, however, afforded us the opportunity to view the glass display full of fresh fish which was impressive. We started with the shrimp cocktail and the shrimp were so large and tasty, it could have served as my entree. For the entrees, my husband ordered the New England Lobster Roll and I chose the Rainbow Trout with lemon butter, the day's' veggie which was squash and zucchini. A side order of truffle fries was also requested.

All in all, the food was amazing and my husband cleaned his plate. Our waiter was more than attentive and helpful the entire time.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

TJ Seafood Market - This venue does an amazing at having Chef design dishes with only the freshest seafood. It's been my experience from the Blue Point, Malpeque down to whatever's flown fresh is very tasty. On Tuesday's they offer 50% off on their wines as well. One last note, before you go they host a fresh seafood counter with recipes note cards for the taking.

Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

So delicious and wonderful service! We had such a great dinner here and will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

This was a lunch visit involving three vehicles and various parking problems. One of us parked on the street and hiked to the restaurant. We lucked out and found a spot that the valet actually pointed out was about to be empty. The third person almost had a wreck when someone was going down the up aisle behind the strip center containing T.J.’s. So, parking is definitely a concern. The valet is located mid-strip center, several doors down from T.J.’s. Preferable to self-parking, or avoid noon lunch time.

The food was very good. Nice dark roux in gumbo. They gladly brought a sample of their tuna salad for one of the guests to try before ordering. It was delicious. Everyone enjoyed their selections. The place is quite small and seating is tight. But, the service and food compensate for the lack of space. I definitely recommend reservations.

There is also a market case of fresh fish to purchase and take home. I didn’t get to see everything available, but if I lived in that area, I would shop there.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Thanks to Chelsea, our dinner was fabulous. She guided us thru the menu to make the best choices. Great wine, half priced bottles and fresh, fresh seafood. Love that citrus glaze. Thanks for a perfect evening.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

First fish shop/restaurant I’ve ever been to that didn’t smell like the dock. Probably the best crab cakes I’ve ever eaten. Small but adequate wine list. Attentive and knowledgable (but not annoying) service. Overall excellent! I’ll get back the next time I’m in Dallas.

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Best Fish and Chips I've ever had. Lobster Roll was also top notch!

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2.0Dined on February 23, 2018

very over priced for what you get
no atmosphere what so ever
joan

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