Fresh Richardson Seafood – Get it at Tricky Fish!

Tricky Fish is known for a lot of things – great atmosphere, handcrafted cocktails, scratch kitchen cooking – but our roots are really in our fresh Richardson seafood.


Our philosophy is simple food with simple preparation methods – and you can’t beat the seafood! Here are several seafood entrees to try this week at Tricky Fish, located in CityLine of Richardson:


The Tricky Fish


Let’s start with our signature dish. It’s blackened tilapia, served with our signature dirty rice, and smothered in delicious crawfish etouffee. Would you rather have salmon or redfish? No problem. Simply tell your server and we’ll prepare our Tricky Fish the same way, just substituting the fish we prepare. It’s seafood you’re way and you’re sure to love it!


Grilled Salmon


Light, flaky – this grilled salmon has it all! We drizzle in a jalapeno Parmesan butter, and pair with potato hash and shishitos (sweet Asian peppers for those unfamiliar.)


Grilled Redfish


Our tender grilled redfish comes with a warm wilted spinach salad and fried onions. You’ll love the way the flavors compliment each other and create balance.


Blackened Salmon


Bringing in a Caribbean vibe, the blackened salmon comes with a delicious mango relish. But don’t worry, we don’t get too crazy because you still get our signature dirty rice and shishitos as well.


Lemon Pepper Shrimp Tacos


One of the most popular of our fresh Richardson seafood options, the shrimp tacos can’t be beat for lunch or dinner! Three tacos are included, each one laden in the cilantro cream sauce that makes them famous. Then enjoy either the French fries or our homemade slaw on the side and you’re got a perfect meal. Well, almost perfect – add a craft beer or cocktail to round out the meal.

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Ready for fresh Richardson seafood? Look no further than Tricky Fish! We’re open for lunch, dinner, happy hour, late night drinks, and for weekend brunch.


Reserve Your Spot Now for the ROXOR Cocktail Class

Creating the perfect cocktail is an art, and one that we could all use a little practice perfecting!


Impress your friends and dinner guests with your cocktail abilities by joining us for the upcoming ROXOR Artisan Gin Cocktail Class!


ROXOR Gin Cocktail Class

April 17, 2018: 6:30pm – 8:30pm


This cocktail class in Richardson will take place on April 17 at 6:30pm in our Tricky Fish restaurant. During the event, you will be educated on the art of making small batch, artisan gin and you’ll get a chance to mix your own cocktails with insider tips and tricks to really make them shine. You’ll be introduced to classic gin cocktails that never go out of style and take any gathering to the next level.


Get a Delicious Tricky Fish Dinner as Part of the Package!


Not only is this a class – but dinner is included too! With each ticket, you will receive the an appetizer, your choice of Tricky Fish entrée, and 2 handcrafted gin cocktails. Not sure what you want to order to pair with your drinks? No problem, because the folks at ROXOR will provide direction on pairings that will hit the spot and make the drink – and the food – shine.


Each ticket is just $38, and we encourage you to reserve your spot now to ensure you have a ticket! Reservations can be made online here, and feel free to call us at Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas if you have any questions.


Visit Tricky Fish Tonight for Handcrafted Gin Cocktails!


Can’t wait for the gin cocktail class, and need a gin cocktail now?! Visit us at Tricky Fish for expertly crafted cocktails every time. If you’re looking for a gin cocktail, we recommend trying the Honey Badger (a Tricky Fish signature drink), a gin & tonic, a gin martini, or a gimlet.

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Tricky Fish Gives Back: Help Us Support the Fight Against Blood Cancers

Cancer sucks.

And while we can’t singlehandedly stop it, at Tricky Fish, we want to be a part of the fight to find a cure against this ugly disease!


Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training – Lake Tahoe Bike Ride

Dubbed “America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride,” Team in Training’s Lake Tahoe Ride – which takes place in June of this year - is more than just a scenic bike ride. Team in Training is sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and their mission is to ride to both raise awareness and research dollars to find a cure against blood cancers. Riders can choose from various challenge levels on the ride, with the most popular option being a scenic 100-mile ride around Lake Tahoe, taking in all the beauty of the surrounding wilderness.


Team in Training North Texas Cycle Team Needs Our Help!

So where do I fit into the picture?

Glad you asked!

For the entire month of March, every $2 donation to the local Team in Training’s North Texas Cycle Team will be matched with an additional $1 donation from Tricky Fish! Every little bit helps, but we can’t do it without the support of our generous guests like you.


What Does My Money Go Toward?

When you give to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, you are supporting the research efforts to find a cure to these horrible blood cancers.     

Donations given to Team in Training are pivotal in finding a cure. Researchers are currently conducting over 300 research projects, exploring possible paths to the cure in the realms of immunotherapy and personalized medicine, and each dollar given gets these researchers one-step closer to a cure.  

For more information on how to get involved, visit

Join us at Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas this week to experience all the best new restaurant in Richardson has to offer! We’re open for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, late night drinks, or happy hour drinks with coworkers.  

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Just Pinch Me! St. Patty’s Day Specials at Tricky Fish!

2018 is flying by and St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner on March 17!


If you haven’t decided where to celebrate yet, then save yourself the trouble and visit us at Tricky Fish! Not only do we always have the best atmosphere for a delicious dinner, happy hour with coworkers, or late night drinks, but we’re sweetening the deal on St. Patrick’s Day with St. Patrick’s Day Specials that won’t cost a pot of gold.


$4 Frozen Ritas

The Tricky Fish margaritas are house frozen, so you aren’t getting a bill of goods when it comes to a fresh, handcrafted frozen margarita. Our house blend includes fresh lime juice and Sauza Blue Silver. It’s by far our favorite green cocktail, so what better way to celebrate St. Patty’s Day than with $4 frozen margaritas all day long?! We’ll be sure to make it extra green for ya.


$5 Bar Bites

Tricky Fish has an all-new bar bites menu and it’s out of this world delicious! If you haven’t tried our latest menu offerings, then this is a great time to order because they are only $5 each as part of our St. Patrick’s Day Specials in Richardson! Here’s the menu:


·     Oyster Shooters: this dish includes 6 oyster shooters, fully dressed. All you have to do is squeeze on the lemon and pour in the Tito’s and you’re set!


·     Sweet Thai Wings: The wings are delicious and what really makes them stand out – the peanut ginger slaw that comes on the side.


·     Fried Green Tomatoes: Southern comfort food gets a facelift with a homemade remoulade sauce and blackened shrimp.


·     Blue Cheese Chips: Think loaded cheese fries, but better! We start with fresh potato chips, then layer on blue cheese, bacon, and scallions. But beware: they are addicting!


In case you haven’t noticed, these aren’t your run-of-the-mill bar bites, and at just $5 each, you simply can’t beat ‘em!


Join Tricky Fish for these and other Richardson St. Patrick’s Day Specials!

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The Secret to the Perfect Muffaletta

The Secret to the Perfect Muffaletta

If you’re craving the unique and delicious taste of a muffaletta from New Orleans, look no further that Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas! Tricky Fish has a variety of New Orleans cuisine, prepared simply with authentic ingredients reminiscent of the French Quarter. So what’s the secret to the perfect muffaletta? We actually think there are 5 things to look for:

1.    The Bread: Muffaletta bread is unique in that it’s crusty on the outside, while spongy and porous on the inside. We ship our bread in from New Orleans for true authenticity, but if you’re making one at home, just look for a soft, round Italian loaf with sesame seeds.

2.    Olive Salad: The olive salad is another critical ingredient to the overall flavor of the sandwich. You can either buy this in the store, or make one yourself (just don’t forget to let it marinate a few days before serving!)

3.    Marinate: Speaking of marinating, muffalettas are best when they’ve been prepared in advance, allowing the flavors and juices of the olive salad to soak into the spongy bread. Prepare your sandwich at least 2 hours in advance for maximum flavor.

4.    Italian Meats: At Tricky Fish, we make our muffalettas with traditional Italian ham and salame, paired with provolone. Remember – the higher quality of the meats, the better the flavor, so never skimp on your deli favorites (we certainly never do!) or you’ll taste the difference.

5.    Compress: Another great way to blend the flavors? Compression! If you’re making a muffaletta at home, simply wrap it up in wax paper or foil, and press it down with a heavy pot or pan to evenly distribute flavors.

Ready to grab the best lunch in Richardson and craving a muffaletta? Skip the trouble of making it at home and visit us at Tricky Fish! We pride ourselves on making a mean muffaletta, but we also have other great sandwiches for lunch, including po’boys, the fish sandwich, the Pig & Poultry, or the classic cheeseburger.

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We’re Celebrating National Margarita Day with $4 Margaritas!

Mark your calendars now because National Margarita Day is coming up on February 22 and Tricky Fish has a deal you won’t want to miss!


Visit us anytime on Feb. 22 – lunch, dinner, happy hour, late night drinks, etc. – and you’ll get a delicious house margarita for just $4 each! All day and all night, so drink up!


So what’s in a Tricky Fish margarita?


Our margaritas are house frozen or on the rocks and made with all fresh, gourmet ingredients. No mixes here! It’s simple ingredients like fresh lime juice and Sauza Blue Silver mixed to perfection.


Don’t forget the munchies!


If you’re anything like us, then you’re going to want to order a few appetizers – or maybe even a full meal – to accompany that margarita (or two or three). At Tricky Fish, we have seafood favorites like oyster shooters and grilled salmon, po’boys, sandwiches, salads, and more. Here are a few recommendations that will go great with a Tricky Fish margarita:


·     Kitchen Sink Gumbo: A tangy margarita is the perfect balance to the mildly spicy gumbo, chock full of shrimp, fish, chicken, and Andouille sausage with rice.


·     Gravy Fries: Crispy French fries are loaded with rich beef gravy, tomatoes, cheese, and green onions.


·     Blue Cheese Chips: As part of our all-new bar bites menu, we’ve added a few new starters, including the Blue Cheese Chips. These are chips loaded with blue cheese, bacons, and scallions.  


·     Fried Green Tomatoes: Also on the bar bites menu, the fried green tomatoes are crispy and satisfying, topped with a homemade remoulade sauce and blackened shrimp.


So mark your calendars now! National Margarita Day is Thursday, February 22, and our $4 margaritas are going on all day and all night at Tricky Fish – the best restaurant in Richardson, Texas! We can’t wait to see you there!

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Gourmet Bar Bites – All-New at Tricky Fish!

Happy hour at Tricky Fish just got sweeter because we have just released a brand new menu of gourmet Bar Bites.


Different than our normal menu of appetizers, the bar bites menu is one specifically available at the bar – and the options are delicious. Designed to pair well with a handcrafted cocktail, craft beer, or a glass of wine, each dish melds exquisite textures and tastes that will impress any foodie. Tricky Fish is proud to have received accolades in Richardson Living Magazine for being the Best New Restaurant in Richardson and for the Best Happy Hour in Richardson, and we bring that same level of excellence to our all-new bar bites menu.


So what’s on the menu?! Here’s the rundown:


·     Fried Green Tomatoes: One of the simplest pleasures in the South is a fried green tomato. Ours are battered and fried to crispy perfection, then served with our homemade remoulade and juicy blackened shrimp.


·     Sweet Thai Wings: Yes, wings are a bar food staple, but ours are not your run-of-the-mill wings! At Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas, we infuse ours with Asian flavors and serve with a peanut ginger slaw. If you love wings, this one is for you!


·     Oyster Shooters: Looking for something different? Our oyster shooters are sure to be a hit, with each raw oyster drenched in our homemade cocktail sauce mixture and then served with Tito’s vodka on the side. Simply add the vodka and enjoy!


·     Blue Cheese Chips: The perfect chips with a bite, Tricky Fish serves fresh potato chips drizzled in blue cheese, crispy bacon, and sliced scallions. It’s the perfect pairing for a glass of ice cold craft beer!


Ready to give our all-new bar bites menu a try? Visit us this week at Tricky Fish – the best restaurant in Richardson, Texas!  

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Make Brunch a Must at Tricky Fish Richardson!

Tricky Fish has become well-known for its unique twist on southern comfort food, seafood, handcrafted cocktails, and craft beer selection. You walk by and see the sleek exterior, and it may surprise you to know that Tricky Fish is open for brunch too!

Best Brunch in Richardson, Texas

Every Saturday and Sunday, from 10am-2pm, come in to Tricky Fish and enjoy the best brunch in Richardson, Texas. Better yet, CityLine DFW often has some great weekend events going on, so it’s a great way to grab breakfast and then enjoy some entertainment in Richardson’s hottest area.

You might have thought our brunch was an afterthought, just something we threw on the menu last minute, but you’d be wrong. We love brunch and have poured our talents into creating some unique, mouthwatering brunch options. Here are a few customer favorites:


NOLA Benedict

A nod to our Cajun roots, the NOLA Benedict is our take on the breakfast classic. You’ll find everything you love about traditional eggs benedict, laced with Cajun influences like Andouille sausage and a creole mustard hollandaise. Oh – and did we mention its huge?! You won’t go hungry with this dish.


Fried Shrimp & Oyster Grits

Yeah – it sounds weird, but you’ll love this decadent dish! Our grits are amazing (if we do say so ourselves), and somehow the flavors of Shiner Bock BBQ Sauce, corn, grits, cheese, and seafood just seemingly meld in your mouth for a deliciously happy ending. It’s not to be missed!


Praline Pancakes

For those in search of something on the sweeter side, we highly recommend the Praline Pancakes. Light and fluffy pancakes are served with candied pecan praline whiskey syrup and macerated raspberries…you’ll just have to try it to believe how good it is!


These are just a few of the amazing Richardson brunch options we have to offer at Tricky Fish. Visit us this week for a bite to eat and a craft cocktail!

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