TJ's Seafood Market and Grill - Royal

4.6
735 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 735 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChicagoGal
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Would have been nice to know about the 1/2 price bottle of wine special. I ordered a glass of wine and wasn’t informed about the special till after I received my glass. Food was excellent.

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KarenF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Took out the family for Mother’s Day.

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AnthonyS
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Limited menu, very surprising for a fish market; it was also very loud, which made it very hard to hear the waitress.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Wish we would have known it was a pre fixe menu. They were not at all accommodating to requests for substitution or omission

JB
JoneB
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

When our reservation was made there was no information that the menu was exclusively selected for Mother’s Day.
And, the price was set. We decided to stay and spend WAY more than expected, anticipating a great meal.
The salad-flavorless. The salmon entree-dry and unappetizing. It was the most expensive bad meal we have ever had.

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JayT
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Mother’s Day Brunch. My wife ordered Salmon Sweet Potato Hash. So little Salmon- she had to hunt for it and thought at first it was left out. Waiter observed she hardly ate any- she felt it wasn’t tasteful. Asking if she wished to take it home, when informed “no” didn’t care or ask if she was dissatisfied. This was the main course of a $65 brunch. Outrageous price for what she received. My meal was acceptable and quantity fair for the price. Desserts ( included) appeared to have been frozen and maybe not fully thawed when served. We are usually extremely pleased with TJ’s. This was a disappointment .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Mother’s Day brunch at TJ’s! We’ve been there many times and as usual the service and food were spot on.

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JenniferA
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my birthday with just my boyfriend. Wanted something low-key but delicious and TJ’s did not disappoint. It was my first time but will not my my last. The truffle fries were to die for. My boyfriend LOVED His fish tacos and I really enjoyed my Caesar salad and crab cakes. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipAlonzoP
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food is average for the price,service is very good,drinks average..its an ok experience but for the price i can go to a better place

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vipBIGDFORME
Dallas
85 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Still the best seafood in Dallas. Have never been disappointed.

HB
HarryB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The bar person was also my waitress. Limited attention and not timely with coordinating food and drinks well. It’s was a birthday event and requested a birthday dessert and none was provided. The highlighted “best” Shrimp cocktail in town was good but portions were very small with an expensive price tag. Overall, overpriced for what u get.

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SteveB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and service was spot on!

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MonteM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quality food and service. Felt a little like a small town joint. Noise level was very high and it was a packed house so movement was pretty restricted. Go for the food and energy but if you want a quiet dinner sit outside.

BJ
BreannaJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Noticed my party was treated a bit different than the white, uppity customers, but overall, the food was great. Although my stomach did not allow me to consume the fish taco in store, but I did enjoy it on the way home. My party ordered a sandwich and loved it. So food is great. Just wish they would be open minded to out of town people.

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murraym
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable and the food was great!

TB
vipTBIBarrett
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The menu is still limited with mostly fried food.

JG
JorgeG
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had a good dinner!! The lobster rolls fantastic, the oysters were fresh. The only thing is that our reservation was at 8:45 and we had to wait like 20 minutes to get sited. Our reservation we marked the option inside and we sit outside.

EJ
EricJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The food is very good, at least the bits that didn’t have hair in it. They replaced the appetizer with another. I understand, it happens. When we received the bill, we were charged twice for the appetizer. Had we not been charged twice, we would have forgotten about the incident and moved on, unfortunately this mishap made a lasting impression.

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vipMarkie
Central Coast
52 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have bought fish at the market before, but never eaten there. Took some friends from out of the area and we were very pleasantly impressed. Service was good, food very good, and overall ambience very nice. Thanks

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vipJvjv
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Lousy food for a 4 star price. Will not be back

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Caroline
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious! We had a great date night at TJ’s!

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vipdallasdiner
Dallas
180 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at TJ’s. Warm and welcoming service, delicious food and casual yet delightful atmosphere. Definitely one of our go-to spots for a great meal. Thanks.

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LynneW
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jennifer was nice, had great suggestions and kept out glasses full. Thank you!

BI
vipBIGDFORME
Dallas
85 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Over many years, TJ's at Royal has not disappointed. Consistently the freshest seafood we have found. Might benefit from a broader, evolving menu.

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123me
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

The service may be poor but the food more than makes up for it.

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VictoriaK
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and the waitstaff friendly and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was definitely a good meal. The mussels were really good and the Cioppino was also good. I had the Mahi Mahi which was really light. I really want to go back to have the Salmon.

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vipdallasdiner
Dallas
180 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience - great food, service and ambience. Appreciate the ongoing safety protocols for your staff and customers throughout Covid, Delicious fish and chips, shrimp po boy and hush puppies! Be back soon! Thanks.

LK
LauraKMom
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing food and service. We will definitely be back !

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vipchompindown
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

If the service at this place go better I would be inclined to send folks this way. Right now I am sending folks to lovers seafood and rex’s because the service at this place is off the charts awful. You will be fine at the bar, good bar tender, but don’t expect good service at the table. The staff loves to gather in the back station and or the kitchen and chat, rather than help customers. This place when from being tops to bottoms all due to service. Pitiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

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vipFoodie
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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AdamS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I though more seafood variety would be offered for Entree’s.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
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
90 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the crab cakes. Good, but pricey.

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viptravelfun
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner for 6 friends...service was great. Brittany did an excellent job of taking care of us. Friendly & efficient. Nay complaint was the noise level since all the tables were full.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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TOMP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
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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djfoodie
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was not good. Easter menu was not advertised upon reservation made .

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 4.6 stars by 735 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.