Richardson Lunch Spot: Try Tricky Fish this Week!

Tricky Fish is known for its weekend brunch, great happy hour drink specials, and food worthy of a date night, but did you know it’s a pretty great place for lunch too?


Conveniently located in Richardson’s CityLine complex, Tricky Fish is just minutes away for a weekday lunch. Here’s are a few of our Richardson lunch favorites:


Fried Catfish Po’Boy


Po’Boys are a New Orleans favorite, perfect for a hearty lunch. We love the fried catfish, but choose between catfish, fried shrimp, chicken, roast beef, or oysters on thick French bread with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, and sauce. Get fries or slaw on the side and you’re set!


D.G.S. – Darn Good Salad


The name says it all! This salad is chock full of all the good stuff you can feel good about. Greens, grilled chicken, spiced pecans, dried cranberries, onions, croutons, and blue cheese are drizzled in our Balsamic vinaigrette.




What makes our cheeseburger unique is the homemade bacon jam we put on top! The bacon jam pops against the juicy beef flavor, cheddar cheese, and your choice of fixins.

 Tricky Fish's Pig & Poulty Sandwich - great choice for lunch in Richardson, Texas!

Tricky Fish's Pig & Poulty Sandwich - great choice for lunch in Richardson, Texas!


Macaroni & Cheese


We saved one of the customer favorite for last on our list. Tillamook cheddar cheese makes this dish a showstopper. Top with chicken or shrimp for a little protein.


If you’re looking for a great Richardson lunch spot, look no further than Tricky Fish! We’re proud to be the best restaurant in Richardson, Texas!


Brunch as Good As Mama’s at Tricky Fish Richardson

Looking for a home cooked, southern style brunch with all the trimmings?


But you also want unique flavors, artfully combined the way only a scratch kitchen can?


Then look no further than Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas!


We’re down home southern cookin’ meets urban kitchen, for a modern, casual restaurant perfect for any occasion. We take simple flavors and ingredients and create delicious food. It’s as simple as that.


So back to the brunch… if you’re looking for the best brunch in Richardson, Texas, here are a few customer favorites we must try:


Banana’s Foster Monkey Bread


Our monkey bread is a step above the rest, using classic ingredients, but then adding bananas and a dark rum sauce to the mix. The result: heaven! This is a customer favorite that many will order as a brunch “appetizer” for sharing.


Fried Shrimp & Oyster Grits


Grits just taste better when they’re loaded with cheddar cheese and bacon, then topped with fried shrimp, fried oysters, a fried egg, and Shiner Bock BBQ Sauce. Just make sure you come hungry!


Praline Pancakes


Another sweet brunch favorite here at Tricky Fish is the Praline Pancakes. Sure, they start out like most other hot cakes, but then we cover them in macerated berries, drizzle on some of our homemade praline whisky syrup, and add a dollop of orange cream to finish it off. So good.



NOLA Benedict


Eggs Benedict gets a southern makeover! We start with fluffy biscuits, then we top them with Andouille sausage, peppers, onions, poached eggs, and a Creole mustard hollandaise. Simply put, Tricky Fish brings the flavors of New Orleans to you!


Is your mouth watering yet? If you’re looking for brunch plans this weekend, visit us at Tricky Fish, conveniently located in Richardson’s CityLine development. And don’t forget about our great Richardson brunch drink specials on mimosas, bloody marys, iced coffee with irish cream, and more.

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Register Today: Cajun Wine Pairing Class at Tricky Fish

You ever order a glass of wine – and then have no clue whether or not it’s going to go well with your meal?


Us too.


That’s why we’ve called in the expert Wine-O’s from Republic to show you what goes with what!


Wine Pairing Class in Richardson that You Won’t Want to Miss!


If you’re looking for something different – a date night, night out with friends, etc. – that’s just different than the norm, then our upcoming wine pairing class in Richardson is the perfect event for you. Join us on July 17 from 6:30-8:30pm as we explore what wines go with what.


Each entry ticket buys you 1 glass of sparlking wine, 6 glasses of reds, whites, and rosé for the core wine tasting, and then 6 samples off of our Tricky Fish menu that will pair well with those 6 wines. They will pair things like Tillamook Mac N Cheese, Kitchen Sink Gumbo with Andouille Sausage, Grilled Redfish, or Crawfish Etouffee with the perfect wine that will bring out all the flavors for maximum enjoyment.


Register Today!


This event has been very popular so far and the limited seating is filling up fast! Reserve your tickets now by registering here. It’s just $30/person, making it a great way to explore new food and new wine.


Half Priced Wine Wednesdays This Summer!


Even if you can’t make the Cajun Wine Tasting Event in Richardson, Texas, don’t forget that we’ve got great wine specials going on all summer long! The big one: half priced wine by-the-glass every Wednesday! And during Happy Hour everyday: $2 off each glass of wine. Our bartenders can help give you an idea of what’s good and what goes with your entrée, even if you don’t make it to our class.


Register today for the Cajun Wine Pairing Class at Tricky Fish! You won’t want to miss it!

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Tricky Fish Named Best Happy Hour & Best Cocktails in Richardson, Texas!

The results are in, and we are excited to announce that Tricky Fish has won not 1 – but 2! – awards from Richardson Living’s Best Bites 2018 Awards:


Tricky Fish: Best Cocktails in Richardson, Texas


Tricky Fish: Best Happy Hour in Richardson, Texas


These are both huge honors, and we can’t thank you enough to all those who voted, dined with us, and told your friends about the great food and drinks we have to offer here at Tricky Fish. We’re so proud to be a part of the Richardson community, and it’s so validating to know that our hard work is paying off and you are loving what we’re doing!


Handcrafted Cocktails – Truly the Best Cocktails in Richardson


We have made it our mission to perfect the art of handcrafted cocktails, providing interesting and delicious flavor combinations that will tantalize the senses each and every time. The menu rotates seasonally, reflecting the best each season has to offer. Currently, a few house favorites include the Lemon Wedge, Fire & Ice, and Raspberry Smash. Oh, let’s not forget the Mega Mule – a mule that’s built for 2! Choose between the Filthy Pineapple Mule or Strawberry Mule, both delicious twists on the old favorite.


The Best Happy Hour is at Tricky Fish!


Part of what makes Happy Hour at Tricky Fish so great is our selection. In addition to craft cocktails, we offer a wide selection of craft beer, sipping whiskey, wine, and more. And to sweeten the deal, each weekday from 2-7pm, each of our seasonal cocktails, beer, and wines is $2 off. Pair this great deal with munchies off the Bar Bites Menu and you’re set!

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Thanks again for making Tricky Fish the location for Best Cocktails and Best Happy Hour in Richardson, Texas! Join us this week to celebrate with us!


Specials and menu items subject to change. Ask your server for details. 

Give the Gift of Tricky Fish this Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 17 – have you thought of anything to get Dad yet?

If not, your friends here at Tricky Fish can help! Why not give him the gift of delicious food, fabulous drink specials, and a little quality time at Tricky Fish!


Option 1: Take Dad out to Tricky Fish!

Here’s option 1: bring Dad into Tricky Fish for a meal he won’t soon forget! Whether your dad has been in before or this is his first time, he’s sure to love the relaxed, casual vibe paired with gourmet, scratch kitchen cookin’. Bring him in for lunch and grab a shrimp po’boy. Or treat him to dinner with delicious entrees like the Blackened Salmon, Grilled Redfish, or the Lemon Pepper Shrimp Tacos. He’ll rave about the food and no doubt the company too.

And don’t forget about the Richardson drink specials! Craft beer, handcrafted cocktails, and a wide selection of sipping whiskies are all favorites among dads here at Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas. You wouldn’t want dear old Dad to go thirsty, would ya?

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Option 2: Get Dad a Tricky Fish Gift Card!

Can’t fit a meal with Dad into the schedule? No worries – just pick up a Tricky Fish gift card and your dad is sure to thank you! Our gift cards are always a hit, and available in whatever amount you would like. Gift card are always the right size – and heck – it sure beats another ugly tie.

Whether you’re dining in or grabbing a gift card, a meal at Tricky Fish is pretty much on every dad’s wish list! We can’t wait to see you and your dad join us for lunch, dinner, brunch, happy hour, or late night dining.

Happy Father’s Day from your friends at Tricky Fish – the best restaurant in Richardson, Texas!

Start Your Meal Off Right with Appetizers at Tricky Fish

Relaxed, casual, and effortlessly delicious – that’s the kind of food you’ll find here at Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas. And that doesn’t just apply to our entrees! Each of our menu items – whether it’s a starter, salad, brunch item, or even dessert, is carefully selected before finding a coveted spot on our menu. Take a look at a few of our delicious starters you’re sure to love:


Gravy Fries


Let’s start with a crowd favorite! You came to Tricky Fish with a group of buddies, and we can’t think of a better way to start your meal than with a few orders of gravy fries! Freshly cut fries are topped in creamy beef gravy, tomatoes, green onions, and cheese. It’s the stuff French fry dreams are made of.


Kitchen Sink Gumbo


True to our southern roots, the Tricky Fish Cajun-style gumbo is always a crowd pleaser. Our Kitchen Sink Gumbo is so hearty it also makes a wonderful entrée, loaded with shrimp, chicken, Andouille sausage, fish, and rice.   


Peel & Eat Shrimp


Fresh seafood shines throughout our menu, and the Peel & Eat Shrimp is no exception! What’s not to love about succulent, juicy shrimp served with cocktail sauce?! Order by the dozen.


Gulf Oysters


Fresh oysters on the half shell are hard to come by, but at Tricky Fish, you can trust that ours are quality! We source only the best Gulf oysters in Dallas, and even in the off season when the weather is warm, we order only Gold Band Oysters. Gold Band Oysters undergo a specialty high pressure wash that kills any bacteria in the oyster, all while maintaining its quality and flavor.


Getting hungry? Join us at the best new restaurant in Richardson, Texas – Tricky Fish – for brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour, or late night drinks and appetizers.

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Thursday Nights are Pint Nights at Tricky Fish!

Ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of great tasting beer from the breweries themselves?


We love talking with our craft breweries about their beer because there is so much to be learned! Whether you want to learn more about our craft brews on tap – or you just love beer – you are going to love pint nights at Tricky Fish!


Beginning Thursday, May 31, we are officially naming Thursdays as Pint Nights at Tricky Fish! Each week, we’ll host a different craft brewery, sharing their insider secrets on what makes their beer uniquely their own. Tasting notes, new seasonal beer, and even swag – you’ll walk away with more than just a glass of beer.


So what breweries are coming?! Here’s the rundown on the schedule as it stands now:


May 31 – Nine Band Brewing Co.


From right here in North Texas, Nine Band Brewing hails from Allen, Texas. Nine Band Brewing is affectionately named for the nine banded armadillo, a common site here in the great state of Texas. Favorite brews include the Cactus Cat Kolsch, a German-style beer that is light and crispy and perfect for summer sippin’.

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June 7 – Oak Highlands Brewery


A young brewery from Lake Highlands, you’ll love getting to taste their unique, eclectic menu of beer. Try beers such as Freaky Deaky, DFDub, Derelict, and more.


June 14 – 512 Brewing


512 Brewing touts the best IPA in Austin, and you’ll soon see why! They were the first in Austin to corner the IPA market and that precision continues today and carries over into their other brews as well.


June 15 – Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale


Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale is unique and delicious, hailing from Alltech Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. in Kentucky. It’s the premier beer of bourbon country, aged in freshly decanted bourbon barrels for a flavor you’ve just got to try.


June 28 – Deep Ellum Brewing Co.


One of Dallas’ premier breweries – Deep Ellum – will be here and you won’t want to miss it! Each beer is craft brewed to taste original, unique, and delicious – no watered down, run-of-the-mill brews here.


Join us at Tricky Fish for Thursday Pint Nights, starting May 31! It’s just one little way we strive to be the best restaurant and bar in Richardson, Texas!  


Let’s Get the Party Started: Summer Cocktails You Can’t Miss at Tricky Fish!

The weather is heating up, and we’re craving an ice cold beverage on the patio – or by the pool!


When you get a wild hair for amazing handcrafted cocktails on a beautiful evening, don’t forget your friends at Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas. No we don’t have a pool, but we have a wonderful patio and there is live music every Friday and Saturday night on the green to create a little ambiance while you eat. Drop into Tricky Fish soon and add a few of these handcrafted cocktails in Richardson to your “must try” list:


Honey Badger


Named the most fearless creature in the world, the honey badger is pretty ferocious. And our honey badger cocktail is ferociously delicious! ROXOR gin is one of our favorites, and we mix it up with a little basil and honey for the perfect combination.


Lemon Wedge


Just think of the lemon wedge as our version of an Arnold Palmer, a little lemonade mixed up with sweet tea - the quintessential drinks of summer. Lemoncello, honey, and Black Tea Tito’s vodka compliment each other so perfectly, it’s hard to have just one.


Fire & Ice


Two worlds collide in the Fire & Ice. Fiery jalapeno is balanced perfectly by passion fruit, ginger beer, and a little Tito’s vodka. It sounds weird – but you’ll love it.




Looking for something fruity? Look no further than the Blossom: berry blossom tea, strawberry jam, and Bacardi rum are a match made in berry heaven.


Spring Showers


This is a customer favorite because it’s so light and refreshing and oh so drinkable. Gin, cucumber, lime, and elder flower make the perfect combination.


Ready for summer and cocktails on the patio?! Visit us at Tricky Fish for the best cocktails in Richardson! We’re open for lunch, dinner, happy hour, late night, and weekend brunch.

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