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TJ's Seafood Market

6025 Royal Lane
Dallas, TX 75230
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Kathy Tran


  • Mon-Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9:30pm, Sun 11:30am-9pm
  • $$$
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
There are very few seafood markets in Dallas as good as TJ’s. So go ahead and ogle the counter cases, with their beautiful and impeccably sourced cuts of fish, scallops, crab, lobster and more. Yes, shopping here can be more expensive than a trip to Tom Thumb, but that’s because TJ’s buys from ethical purveyors and sells an exceptionally high quality of product. Oh, wait, we’re supposed to be talking about the restaurant segment. If you’re feeling lazy, sit down at a table and have them cook the fish for you. TJ’s has a good philosophy about its kitchen: Keep the recipes simple, stupid. Let the ingredients do the talking.

Top pick: Swing by for lunch and grab a salmon patty burger — it’s more indulgent than it sounds -- or a roll stuffed with tuna salad which is made, as the menu says, “not from a can.” The difference is clear. The garnish of a token vegetable is a little silly, but we won’t complain too loudly.

Fun fact: This is more like the opposite of a fun fact, but the Royal Lane location of TJ’s was mere feet from the path of the Oct. 20 tornado, and reopened less than two weeks later.

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