TJ's Seafood Market and Grill - Royal

4.7
839 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 839 people are saying
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garyk
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent, as always! These folks really know their fish!

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SusanW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good, fresh food. We had salmon, blackened trout, and coconut-battered fish tacos, all cooked properly. One of our group could have no salt. She was graciously accommodated, and offered several delicious options.

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MonikaP
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. The shrimp cocktail and sweet petite oyster were delicious and fresh. Our trout and halibut was delicious. We had a great experience. Service was quick and easy. We will be dining again.

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vipFoodie
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner with our son who is moving to Kansas this month.

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bestomaever
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Halibut in Dallas! One of our favorite restaurants in Preston Hollow.

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Cindy
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

We have dinner at TJs often. Today we had lunch and we were disappointed. The service was marginal and the food was more expensive than we remembered. The cushions in our table/booth were dirty and there were no paper towels in the restroom. Not what we have come to expect.

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vipNanW
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always exceptional!!!!! Great time!

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vipAshleyA
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I asked for extra capers and got NO capers on my $35 halibut and then my capers were delivered to wrong table and then server kept forgetting and no capers ever. So the halibut had no flavor... sheesh! How hard is it to scoop capers out of a jar and deliver them to the one of ten tables with diners?

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was delicious as always. The place was packed so it was loud and the service was a little slow, no big deal. We know before we go it’s a little expensive but it’s worth it. Smoked salmon app every time!!

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vipMelissaM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & atmosphere

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vipBGLTB
Dallas
136 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great area seafood restaurant !

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vipJanetR
Dallas
49 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic food! Casual atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was amazing, wait staff was phenomenal and the food is the best in Dallas.

I will be back soon!

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ChandraL
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful hidden gem in Dallas for Seafood lovers. My son was reminiscing about our time in Key West and the fantastic seafood there so I thought this would be a good place to try and it did not disappoint. The service was top notch...personable without being intrusive, timely, and accurate. Great recommendations by our waiter and the ambiance was like being back in Key West. We had the shrimp cocktail to start and each had the lobster roll, which were both outstanding!! Seafood is usually pricey in general, but when you're nowhere near the coast it stands to reason that would be the case so be prepared for that. They do have excellent specials during the week if you are looking for value, otherwise go anytime. It was a great experience and we will definitely be returning!!

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GraceGreviews
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall I liked TJ's but I expected a little more. I came here for lunch and started with the famous ("best in Dallas") shrimp cocktail. The shrimp cocktail was good but I didn't feel as if there was anything special or exceptional about it. We ordered the mussels for one of our entrees and they were still a little sandy, something I did not expect from a highly rated seafood restaurant. Overall our entrees were pretty good. Portions and flavor pairings were done well but I expected a little more wow in flavor for the price point. The service and ambience of the restaurant was very nice.

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ANAB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TJ's is a weekly favorite for us. The food is fabulous, the service is great and we love the patio. It is quiet; conducive to great conversation over a good bottle of wine!

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vickyM
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was great! Would definitely go again but the purchase fish is definitely expensive

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vipBGLTB
Dallas
137 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food overall great. Calamari small and side salad very small. Outside - many flies. Overall good though

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vipyogateacher
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

First time we had a not so great experience. Out of crab cakes-I get not their fault-Covid-- Out of Peach Sangria??? Why?? Waitress would be walking off while I'm still ordering- making me ask her if she is sure of what we've ordered. I ordered the grill salmon to go -- she was again walking off when I asked her to make sure salmon was cooked well done-- Got home and very embarrassing to have my son hungry and have the smallest piece of grill salmon ever! It was not worth the price!! The size was 1/2 the size of a cell phone if smaller--Not worth the price at all! So not a good experience at all with waitress or food and lack of drinks.

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BenL
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time with some outstanding food. Our waiter was extremely attentive and definitely nailed his recommendations. This is now our go to dinner spot. Do yourself a favor and order the focaccia bread and shrimp dip!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!
The Sea Bass melted in your mouth like butter.
Shrimp cocktail “best in Dallas” was nothing to rave about.
Everything else we had was fantastic

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KatelynnW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a birthday, and they took SUCH good care of us. Patio was well shaded and spaced out. Had the lobster roll & fish and chips - both were delicious. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful time and the food was amazing

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vipNewEnglander
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place to eat both seafood and some landlubber food as well. The vodka martinis are good and the food is even better. They have some limited outdoor seating which is a benefit for those worried about Covid. The service is good and food is top notch. My wife and I really like it. It's nice to eat outside too, not just because of Covid but also being able to see the comings and goings of people in the Preston & Royal shopping center is also nice.

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BernadetteM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Overall, the experience was good. Food was okay. The service was great, and the ambiance was a bit busy for our taste. This might be great for those that enjoy northeastern-style seafood.

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DaliaH
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Miso Sea Bass I’ve had and the fish and chips were excellent as well. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. The key lime cheesecake was a bit of a let down but the entrees were the star.

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vipBIGDFORME
Dallas
92 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Could use better wine offerings and bit of expansion/variety in entrees and sides.

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Mike
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent choices on the menu; delicious salmon and love the fish tacos!!

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vipGodwin
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Greasy food.

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Cottonman
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

So so experience. Not too bad, but below expectations.

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vipSkruggs
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an excellent place

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CourtneyT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was wonderful. Had the grilled salmon and peach sangria

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BetsyM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, George was a true professional. Friendly and super efficient. We really enjoyed our lunch at T J’ s at Preston/ Royal.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood in DFW, and believe me because I have looked. It’s a 10 out of 10

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a reservation for two. Excellent host check in experience and seating. Everything was excellent I just felt our waitress was not able to cover all her tables. She avoided eye contact when we were ready to order and seemed hurried and flustered. I had to flag her down to her our drink bar refills and to place our dinner order. It was Friday night and the place was hopping. It’s my second time there and the food is outstanding. I am wondering if Covid is the real reason for service seeming short.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food always unbelievable. Service was great. We were there at 7 pm. Light coming in window at our table so a bit distracting.

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ShaunR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can be pricey depending upon what you order, but the food is always great, and the service is very good.

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RoxanneG
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot. Come as you are! No dress code. Makes it easy for the family to run up for a special night with great food.

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Shark
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Superb service & scrumptious food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I’m a regular at TJ’s last night I tried the fish & chips which is usually good. For some reason, it was different than usual. I noticed the fish wasn’t as seasoned as I remember it to be. Overall the meal was good but I wont be ordering the fish & chips again!

FAQs

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 839 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.