TJ's Seafood Market and Grill - Royal

4.7
693 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 693 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The outdoor dining option was good but we were seated at a table directly in front of the entrance so customers waiting for their table were standing right next to us making it a rather odd ambiance and not exactly comfortable. When we asked for a table away from the door and offered to wait the response was not very accommating or friendly. Service was ok but not very personal. We really enjoyed the caesar salad and mussles as starters. Grilled fish tacos were tasty but it's just tacos, no sides or garnish accomany the dish. The salmon burger was served with potato chips but the salmon was bland and the bun a bit soggy. Might give them another chance someday when we're in the mood for seafood but wouldn't recommend to a friend yet.

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vipDano
Dallas
89 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the crab cakes. Good, but pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. TJ’s never disappoints. Highly recommend!

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TOMP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for a casual intimate dinner with friends. Our service was impeccable, our food was fresh and beautifully presented with generous portions. We felt safe in the environment and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We can't wait to return with friends again!

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vipCarriN
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

It’s probably a great lunch spot but not great for a romantic dinner out. Too bright, too small, too crowded, food was meh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Friday dinner. Great food and service!

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KarenH
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our table was not ready at our reserved time, but we were offered inside seating (declined) and waited. The manager was communicating often & provided a complimentary beverage to our party. TJ’s consistently delivers the best seafood in town!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

For the price I feel the food could’ve been treated with more care and attention. Also the seating needs to be updated the booths and chairs are torn.

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vipFoodie
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fish Friday until Easter! Great food! Accommodated our dietary needs.

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vipBGLTB
Dallas
130 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything good but had to wait past reservation time bu at least 15 minutes

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vipRawfishguy
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the top seafood spots in all of DFW. Fresh, sustainable seafood, full bar, fish market as you walk in. If you're looking for a six dollar piece of fried tilapia do not come here. This is the good stuff, and you'll pay going rates for seafood of this quality. Oysters half off on Sunday after 6pm. Super good, buttery lobster roll.

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vipFivefrogs
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a good meal and enjoyed the evening.

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vipFoodie
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Oysters were great! Cupping was delicious! Service was outstanding!

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Olderguys
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Arrived 20 min. b4 reservation. Took nearly an hour for us to be seated (noted a number of guests who arrived after us were being seated). Nice bar, great martini. After asking manager about our table, we finally were seated in a rather large booth. Waiter took our wine and food order. Our salads were served. After being presented with the wrong wine, we had to re-select another wine. Before we finished our salads, we were asked to move to a smaller table. We finished our salads and then were shown to a much smaller booth, one in which I could not be comfortably seated (I am 6'2"), and after a 5 min. wait were seated at a table. After wine was poured we were told the entrees we ordered were out of stock. We ordered different entrees. The entrees took about 30 min. Entrees were OK--not nearly the quality we expected based on a number of visits in the past. We left TJ's unsatisfied. And we won't return.

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CarolynC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great evening they were open 100% but we were fine they still had separation at the bar and booths had the plexiglass. Food was great as always!

JM
JillM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will be back.

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CathyC
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been visiting TJ’s on Royal for years and are always delighted. On this visit, we enjoyed a shrimp cocktail, crab cakes and Caesar salad. All were amazing! Service is always attentive and cocktails are wonderful too. (One of my favorites is the Valencia Gin & Tonic.)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding Bloody Mary. Crab Frittata was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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vipFoodie
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, impressive service

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vipMPH1
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

We booked a table outside. It was about 2 feet from a parked car running with the headlights in our faces. I do not recommend the outdoor seating. The gumbo was very disappointing. Burnt tasting and lacking shellfish. The crab cake was very good. The service was extremely slow and the waitress did not know the wine list or even basic things on the menu. My wife had nearly finished her meal by the time mine arrived. We will definitely not be back.

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RockB
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great shrimp cocktail and cioppino. Service was top notch also.

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CincyBoy
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

This spot used to be very good and maybe they are a victim of C-19 but I would no longer recommend. Service was very slow and our server was pushy, impatient, and unfriendly. In her defense she was waiting on a number of larger groups and would not come around for long periods. At the same time there was one hostess and a manager standing around and chatting. The place is extremely noisy--bare walls that echo everything and prevented normal conversation.
We did think the fish dishes we had were good and well prepared. However there were problems with everything else. Salads came out with no salt or pepper and dropped on the table and it was several minutes before we could flag down the server for same. And she was exasperated that we interrupted her to request condiments. The result was that we were still enjoying our salad when the entrees came and they were quickly slammed down on the table-not a pleasant dining experience! Getting additional drinks was equally frustrating and we were constantly trying to flag the server down
All in all an unpleasant evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Wine and spirits are pricey for the quality of the wine. My spouse’s Manhattan was not good. We were there with guests so we did not complain. The Caesar salad was pitiful.

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DavidS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The seafood was great. Fresh and properly cooked.

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vipMMMM
Dallas
71 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server who was professional, courteous and prompt. Food is excellent and a value for freshness and quality.

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vipFoodie
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday not out and Lent must eat fish. Great food and service!

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vipHarv
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Registration for dinner was way over booked. No social distancing. The place was a mad house!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Seems like they overbooked reservations the night we went. We love TJ’s but we waited 40 minutes past our reservation time.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing great atmosphere.

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vipFoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff and service and food were all wonderful

DD
vipDemandingDiner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drinks. Neighborhood vibe. Friendly, alert service. Excellent virus safety protocols.

KG
vipKimG
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always! Wonderful and helpful staff. Fresh fish and delish sides!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

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Bill
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Food was not up to the TJ's I am been used to. The rainbow trout and vegetables (brussel sprouts and broccoli tasted like they had been cooked in used cooking oil. Just not good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Everyone else helped us EXCEPT our server. TJs on Oak Lawn will keep our business.

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vipJWL1011
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, best seafood place in town... grab some fish when you leave fromthe market

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vipHappyEater
Oklahoma City
19 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, fresh food

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and staff were following all COVID-19 safety protocols. Food was excellent and definitely satisfied some cravings.

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You can order delivery directly from TJ's Seafood Market and Grill - Royal using the Order Online button. TJ's Seafood Market and Grill - Royal also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. TJ's Seafood Market and Grill - Royal also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 691-2369.

TJ's Seafood Market and Grill - Royal is rated 4.7 stars by 693 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.