Join us for Upcoming CityLine Events in Richardson, Texas!

At Tricky Fish, we absolutely love being a part of the CityLine community! CityLine – perfectly situated near the intersection of President George Bush Turnpike and Central Expressway (Highway 75) in Richardson, Texas – is always having events and classes that make this big suburb feel small. And that’s what we’re all about – indulging in the simple life. Here are a few upcoming Richardson holiday events you won’t want to miss:


CityLine’s First Merry Market & Festival

December 9: Noon-7pm


We are so excited for CityLine’s first annual Merry Market & Festival! Join Tricky Fish for brunch, and then peruse all the festival has to offer. (Or you can even visit us for lunch and dinner during the festival!)


There will be booths galore, filled with holiday gift ideas from local artisans and vendors, activities for the kids, free hot cocoa and cookies, free donuts, live music all day long, and so much more! It’s a fun-filled event you can bring the whole family in for!  This event is absolutely free, and the perfect chance to add a little holiday cheer to your busy schedule.


Prohibition Day: Old Style Cocktail Class at Tricky Fish

December 5: 7-10pm


Looking for the perfect gift for that special someone or an amazing date night idea? We’ve got just the thing! Join us at Tricky Fish for an amazing night as we harken back to the 1930s with Prohibition style cocktail lessons! Bonus points if you dress in Prohibition-era clothing. It’s going to be a fun night, and you won’t want to miss it! And hey – you might even learn a thing or two! Register on the CityLine website today, as space is limited.


Can’t make it to these upcoming events? No problem! There are always plenty of events going on at CityLine. Check the CityLine website often for updates on all the latest events. At Tricky Fish, we love hosting Richardson wine tastings, beer tastings and mixology classes, so be sure to stay tuned for more of those in the future as well.

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Join us for Winey Wednesdays at Tricky Fish Richardson!

We all get a little whiney by the time Wednesday comes along….why not turn that frown upside down with Winey Wednesdays at Tricky Fish!


Half Priced Wine All Day!

Yes you read that right! On Wednesdays at Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas, our entire selection of delicious red, white, and sparkling wines is 50% off all day long! Join us for hump day and enjoy one of our amazing wine specials in Richardson. Here are a few we can suggest:


·     Elouan Pinot Noir: If you love a rich red wine, then this Elouan Pinot Noir is for you! It hails from Oregon – one of the regions that produces the best Pinor Noirs in the country – and it brings a depth of flavor you’ll love and appreciate with each sip.

·     Seaglass Sauvignon Blanc: Looking for something light and crisp to accompany your favorite seafood dish? Look no further than this gem. You’ll love the tart finish, along with notes of grapefruit, lemon, and lime.

·     Bertani Bertarose: Since the 1930s, wine enthusiasts have been enjoying the delicious flavors of the Bertarose by Bertani. It’s full bodied enough to handle pastas, but light and crisp enough to work with salads too.

·     10 Span Chardonnay: This chardonnay by 10 Span showcases the best of what California wines have to offer. In California, the growing season is long, which translates to perfectly ripe grapes – perfect for the best wine. Pair it with any of our Cajun favorites!


Ready to sample these and other amazing wines at Tricky Fish Richardson? Join us this week for wine specials on Winey Wednesdays! All wines. All half priced. All day long! We hand pick each wine on the menu, so even if you don’t choose one featured above, you know you’re going to come up a winner.



Make it your hump day tradition to join Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas for Whiney Wednesdays!


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Looking for a Richardson Lunch Spot? Visit us at Tricky Fish.

Sometimes figuring out what to eat for lunch is just a pain.


What are in you the mood for?

What sounds good?

What isn’t going to take forever?

Do your co-workers have any suggestions?


We’ll make it easy for you: do yourself a favor and visit Tricky Fish this week for a delicious, scratch kitchen lunch! Here are a few perks of grabbing a bite to eat at this Richardson lunch spot:


Lighter Lunch Options


If you want to avoid a heavy lunch – one that’s going to send you into a food coma for the afternoon! – then trust Tricky Fish to have the perfect solution! While we’re known for some of the best Southern comfort food in Dallas, we can do light too! Try one of our salads, for example. The D.G.S. – AKA Darn Good Salad – is really just that. Loaded with grilled chicken, cranberries, pecans, blue cheese, croutons, and more – you’ll instantly love this light lunch that’s packed with protein and healthy greens.


Sandwiches Beyond PB&J

Skip the PB&J or pathetic turkey sandwich you put together at home, and visit Tricky Fish for Cajun style sandwiches you can be proud of! The Po’Boys at Tricky Fish are out of this world, as are the Muffaletta and the Fish Sandwich with our signature bacon jam.

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Hot Lunch Specials

At Tricky Fish, you get gourmet meals, with fresh, quality ingredients, all at prices that aren’t going to break the bank. It’s as simple as that. You can feel confident that your meal won’t cost an arm and a leg, leaving you a little extra change to come back for some craft beer or cocktails during Happy Hour!

So the next time you’re thinking to yourself, “where should we go for lunch?” don’t forget about your friends at Tricky Fish, conveniently located in CityLine Richardson! We hope to see you this week for the best lunch in Richardson, Texas!

Fall Favorites at Tricky Fish Richardson

Who’s hungry? Tricky Fish is bringing you the fall dishes you are craving! You’re talking and we’re listening: We love bringing you the simple-yet-delicious flavors that are quintessentially southern. It’s comfort food reimagined with fresh ingredients and a farm-to-table atmosphere that can’t be beat. Here are a few of our top menu picks for Fall:

Shrimp Linguine

Tricky Fish does seafood right, and the shrimp linguine is no exception. We start with a bed of al dente linguini, then drench it in a bourbon sherry cream sauce with roasted tomatoes and scallions. Add the shrimp, and it’s the cherry on top. You’ll be hard pressed to find a better shrimp pasta around!

Fried Shrimp & Oyster Grits

Joining us for brunch? Then you’ll love the Fried Shrimp & Oyster Grits! It’s exactly what it sounds like: country fried oyster and shrimp sit atop a bed of cheesy grits loaded with bacon and corn – and we’ll even add a fried egg and Shiner Bock BBQ sauce to boot.

Shrimp Salad Farmhouse Burger

Yes – it’s new to our menu this fall, and already getting rave reviews! What’s on a shrimp salad farmhouse burger? You get the all-natural beef patty, lettuce, tomato, crispy fried onion straws, fried shrimp, cheddar cheese, and a fried egg. Yall – everything is bigger in Texas and this thing is huge!

Kitchen Sink Gumbo

As the saying goes…everything is in this gumbo BUT the kitchen sink! Chow down on shrimp, fish, chicken, and Andouille sausage gumbo over delicious white rice. It’s a Cajun favorite we just can’t live without this Fall!

If you’re looking for the best Richardson restaurant to enjoy a casual – yet gourmet – meal, come by Tricky Fish this week. You’ll love the vibe and all of our Fall dishes! Don’t forget to order a handcrafted cocktail to go with your meal!

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Tricky Fish Gives Back: Donate to St. Jude’s During the Month of October

At Tricky Fish, we are excited to share with you a great opportunity to support children’s cancer research, treatment for childhood diseases, and so much more.


For the entire month of October, come dine at your favorite Richardson restaurant – Tricky Fish - and support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. As our COO Garret Brooks explains, “We hope to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients and their families,” and YOU can be a big part of that.


Curious about what your money will go to support? Let us tell you a little bit about what St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does:


Hospital Treatment at NO Cost

One of the most wonderful things about St. Jude is that they are a no-cost facility, giving families the opportunity to focus on the needs of their child and getting him or her healthy, all without worrying about what it’s going to cost. 70% of the funding for St. Jude comes from everyday, individual donations, such as the funds we are raising this month at Tricky Fish.


Childhood Cancer & Disease Research

St. Jude is a renowned research hospital, researching cures and treatments for childhood disease and cancers for over 50 years. St. Jude is committed to finding a cure for cancer, and the work they are doing now is making a difference! Since they began researching a cure for cancer, the survival rate has risen to 80%! And the research doesn’t stay in-house. When discoveries are made, they are shared worldwide, which means donating to St. Jude leaves ripples that can be felt around the world.


Join us at Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas from October 1 – 31, and we will be taking donations for St. Jude. Thank you in advance for helping us support this wonderful cause! We cannot do this without you!

Beat the Rainy Day Blues: Southern Comfort Food at Tricky Fish!

Yall – when the rainy days hit, all we want to do is curl up on the couch with some great comfort food and binge on our favorite Netflix show. Anyone else feel the same?!

When deciding what southern comfort food to go with, don’t forget about takeout from Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas! Of course, you are always welcome to dine-in, but if you’re in more of a comfy PJs kind of mood, then takeout is the way to go. Simply visit the website, select “order online” from the top menu, and follow the prompts from there. Easy peasy. We’ll have your order ready in the time it takes you to drive over.

So here’s the next question: what do I order?! Here are a few of our most popular southern comfort food dishes that are sure to beat the rainy day blues:


Tillamook Macaroni & Cheese

Tillamook cheddar is the secret ingredient to this creamy, velvety smooth mac and cheese. Tricky Fish starts with al dente Cavatappi noodles (aka corkscrews) and then folds in the Tillamook cream sauce. Oh so good. Want to pump it up a notch? Top with grilled chicken or shrimp.


Crawfish Etouffee

Nothing quite warms the soul like a big bowl of crawfish etouffee. Ours is a true Cajun classic, with shrimp, dirty rice, and crusty French bread included.


Kitchen Sink Gumbo

Our Kitchen Sink Gumbo is meant as a starter, but many order it as an entrée because it’s plenty big enough for a meal! Think chicken, Andouille sausage, shrimp, and fish all swimming in a Cajun gravy and served with white rice and crackers.

The next time you get the rainy day blues remember to come by Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas! Eat in or order Richardson takeout, either way it’s sure to be the southern comfort food you’re looking for.

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Mark Your Calendar: Upcoming Events at Tricky Fish Richardson!

Tricky Fish is proud to be a part of the CityLine Richardson family, and proud to be hosting so many fun, local events for you to take part in! Don’t miss out on all the fun! Mark your calendar today for one – or all! – of these upcoming events at Tricky Fish, the best new restaurant in Richardson, Texas!


August 24: Cover Launch After-Party


We are thrilled that Richardson Living Magazine has chosen Tricky Fish as the location for their upcoming Cover Launch After-Party! Richardson Living will start the party at Alexan Central Apartments in CityLine with food, drinks, and other swag, then the party continues over at Tricky Fish for a free drink (with voucher from the launch party) and other goodies. Admission is free, but you’ll want to RSVP soon on our Tricky Fish Facebook Page because space is limited and spots are filling up fast!


September 7: Plano Magazine Bite Nite at CityLine


Want a fun way to experience all the goodness CityLine DFW has to offer? Join us for the Plano Magazine Bite Nite where you’ll stroll along State Street and sample delicious food and drinks from 10 different restaurants, receive a swag bag, and listen to live music – all for just $29! Makes a great date night!


Sept. 16: Boozy Brunch Cocktail Class


If creating the perfect brunch cocktails is your goal, then this class is for you! Tricky Fish mixologists will teach you how to make classic brunch cocktails like the Bloody Mary and Irish Iced Coffee, all while serving you a yummy brunch entrée from our Tricky Fish Richardson brunch menu! You’ll even receive a free gift to take home with you.


Mark your calendar and contact Tricky Fish today to sign up for these upcoming events in Richardson, Texas! Spots are filling up fast, so call or register on our facebook page!

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Have you Tried the New Menu Items at Tricky Fish Richardson?

That’s right: at Tricky Fish, we are keeping our menu fresh! We’re constantly changing it up - adding new recipes, offering unique chef specials, and concocting new handcrafted cocktails – just to keep things interesting. We never want you to feel like our menu is stale. It’s just one of the ways we strive to be the best new restaurant in Richardson.


So with that said, we’ve already added a few new menu items that we hope you enjoy!


Tricky Fish

While this menu item may not be new, we can now offer a new twist on the customer favorite! The traditional Tricky Fish comes with blackened tilapia, served with crawfish etouffee and Cajun dirty rice on the side. Now, in addition to the tilapia option, we are pleased to offer blackened salmon or redfish instead if you so desire. Hum…decisions…decisions….


Blackened Salmon

In addition to the Tricky Fish, you can get that same delicious blackened salmon flavor but with a totally different vibe. Our Blackened Salmon entrée substitutes the traditional Cajun sides for mango relish, dirty rice, and shishito peppers.


Grilled Salmon

You asked and we answered. Salmon has amazing health benefits – high in Omega-3s and can actually reverse high cholesterol numbers – so we’re excited to offer this lighter option on the menu. The grilled salmon comes with potato hash and shishito peppers.


Grilled Redfish

Another great grilled option on our new menu, the grilled redfish is served with a wilted spinach salad and fried onions.


Don’t forget to grab an ice old craft beer, glass of wine, or a handcrafted signature cocktail to accompany your meal!


Visit us at Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas today and tell us what you think of our new menu items! Are you loyal to one of our menu mainstays or have you found a new favorite with the new menu items?

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