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Ceviche Oyster Bar

451 W. Davis St.
Dallas, TX 75208
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Best Of
Ceviche Oyster Bar +

Alison McLean

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  • 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Multi-Level, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
One of the newest additions to Oak Cliff already feels like it’s been around for years. Ceviche Oyster Bar, which owner Raul Reyes installed in a former mechanic’s garage after years of renovation, is a laid-back spot for fried seafood baskets, po’boys, fried okra and tostadas. Even the healthy options, such as fresh trout with rice and grilled veggies, are executed well. Order food at the main counter, then walk into the adjoining bar space to place a separate drinks order for, say, a margarita or a draft Pacifico.

Top pick: The po’boys may be a little bit fancied-up with their real leaf lettuce and avocado slices, but they’re still good, especially the sandwich with fried oysters. If you’re feeling like eating something raw, go for the tostadas loaded up with generous portions of fish, shrimp or tender marinated octopus.

The downside: Some of the fried seafood baskets, like the calamari, are cooked well but not especially interesting. On one visit, our order of coleslaw came with no dressing at all.

Fun fact: At $3, the enormous fried okra basket is a steal.

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