Food & Drink

Marc Cassel's long-awaited Peavy Rd seafoodery

Published On 01/11/2013 Published On 01/11/2013
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1. 20 Feet 1160 Peavy Rd, Dallas, TX 75218 (East Dallas)

20 Feet Seafood Joint is all about high-end seafood in a low-key setting -- upscale cuisine sans pretension. The place is a classic fish shack, with wall-lights encased by lobster-traps, rounded wooden doors dotted with portholes, and fish-netting strung from the ceiling. Patrons order at the counter and seat themselves, either in the dining room or along the spacious patio the restaurant shares with the adjacent Goodfriend Beer Garden. To start, the menu offers a variety of mussels, oysters, and whole belly clams, all served with butter and a house dipping sauce, and for entrees, the fan favorite is a blackened shrimp scampi topped with parmesan grits (but make sure to leave room for the homemade key lime pie). Contrary to 20 Feet's no-frills get-up, the food is remarkably fresh, tastefully plated, and consistently delicious.