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Best Dallas/Fort Worth Seafood Restaurants

Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the best seafood restaurants in Dallas/Fort Worth.

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Abacus Global
Dining Room at Abacus, Dallas, TX 4511 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75205
A sleek, well-mellowed monument to the contemporary global cuisine of Kent Rathbun. More...

Al Biernat's Steakhouse
Dining Room at Al Biernat 4217 Oak Lawn Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
The influential and the famous flock to Al's brewing bar scene and the salient steaks and seafood. More...

Aw Shucks Seafood
Quick Bite
3601 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75206

Inspired by seaside dives everywhere, Aw Shuck's is famous for its fresh seafood and huge outdoor patio where crowds gather to feast on the cuisine and frosty beer. More...

Cafe Pacific Seafood
Highland Park
24 Highland Park Village
Dallas, TX 75205
An elegant, upscale seafood haven where the meats are noteworthy as well. More...

The Capital Grille Steakhouse
Crescent Shops & Galleries
500 Crescent Ct., # 135
Dallas, TX 75201
Generous servings of standard steakhouse faves plus an extensive after-dinner drinks list. More...

Chamberlain's Fish Market Grill Seafood
4525 Belt Line Rd.
Addison, TX 75001
Chef Richard Chamberlain baits and hooks you with his seafood specialties. More...

Dallas Fish Market Seafood
Dining Room at Dallas Fish Market, Dallas, TX 1501 Main St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Some of the freshest seafood from the east and west coasts converge in the heart of downtown. More...

Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck Asian
Dining Room at Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck, Dallas, TX Reunion Tower
300 Reunion Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75202
Panoramic views of the city and modern Asian cuisine are on offer at this restaurant atop Dallas landmark Reunion Tower. More...

J&J's Oyster Bar Seafood
612 N. University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76114
Super-casual spot serving shrimp and crawfish, fresh oysters and more, plus cold beer for the breezy patio. More...

Mercury Chophouse Steakhouse
Sundance Square
301 Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Steakhouse standards, fresh seafood, worldly wines and a few surprises in Sundance Square. More...

The Oceanaire Seafood Room Seafood
The Westin Galleria Dallas
13340 Dallas Pkwy.
Dallas, TX 75240
Ten-ounce filets of fish, two-pound lobsters, dozens of oysters from around the world: Oceanaire is about quantity and quality. More...

Pappadeaux Cajun
1304 Copeland Rd.
Arlington, TX 76011

Lively seafood chain provides New Orleans Bourbon Street aura and giant portions of genuine Creole cuisine. More...

Truluck's Steakhouse
2401 McKinney Ave.
Dallas, TX 75201
Stone crab claws are the star of the show, but there are plenty of other prime choices at this seafood and steak spot. More...

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