Cool coastal eats are not far for landlocked Dallasites
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 22:03
You feasted on king’s cake during Mardi Gras and have given up meat for lent. Now your taste buds may have turned to oysters, shrimp and crab. With a week of lent left and the seafood fresher than ever, Dallas has some great seafood options right near SMU for you to try out.
Located in Snider Plaza, Half Shells Oyster Bar and Grill serves up mouth-watering delicious food in a casual, laid back atmosphere. The small yet quaint restaurant is a great go to seafood restaurant.
The restaurant prides itself in its New Orleans style Cajun food and it lives up to the description.
The oyster nachos are a must try. If you’re not an oysters fan you will change your mind after biting into this appetizer dish. The crab cakes are also a great appetizer choice.
They are moist on the inside and perfectly crunchy on the outside. The shrimp and grits melt in your mouth with each bite and the lump crab cake sandwich is a personal favorite.
The service is always consistently good. Half Shells is a great place to enjoy seafood in Dallas at a reasonable price.
Dive Coastal Cuisine
Nestled in Snider Plaza, Dive Coastal Cuisine always delivers delicious food. With entrees that are healthy, fresh and creative, you will not be disappointed.
Their seared ahi tuna wrap is cooked perfectly. Even after finishing the quite large wrap, you’ll be wanting more. If you enjoy steak, the grilled churrasco steak wrap is so delicious that you will dream about it.
A personal favorite on the menu is the jumbo lump crab BLT, which is served on honey wheatberry bread with tarter sauce. The food is lighter compared to most seafood menus since there are not the usual fried dishes.
Dive uses organic produce and offers lower calorie veggie sides and some grilled seafood for tacos, sliders, wraps and salads. After a meal at Dive, you leave feeling satisfied and guilt free.
East Hampton Sandwich Co.
When you think of seafood, East Hampton Sandwich Co. normally doesn’t come to mind.
The sandwich shop is delicious for many different types of sandwiches but what people don’t know is that the lobster roll is done amazingly well and fulfills that seafood craving you may have.
The lobster roll features knuckle and claw meat, chives, spilt lobster tail and microgreens and is topped with a butter drizzle. The sandwich will have you coming back again and again for more.
If you’re in the mood to enjoy some delicious seafood at an upscale restaurant, Cafe Pacific is the place for you. Located in Highland Park Village, this fine-dining restaurant feature great service and even better food. Their three onion crusted sea bass served with sweet corn risotto is one of the best fish dishes on the menu.
Cafe Pacific’s seared georges banks dayboat scallops is perfectly cooked for scallop lovers everywhere. The dish is served with sweet corn spoon bread and sauteed spinach. The entire entree comes together perfectly. On the pricier end, Cafe Pacific is the perfect place to take your parents or that special someone.