3 Reasons We Love Salads at Tricky Fish

A salad is a salad, right?

Not so fast.

At Tricky Fish, we aim to create a casual Richardson restaurant that is a step above the rest. This philosophy applies to everything we do: from the handcrafted cocktails, to the mouthwatering entrees, and to yes – the salads too! Here are 3 reasons we love the salads at Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas and think you will too:

1.   Uncomplicated and Delicious.

At Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas, we pride ourselves on keeping everything simple. And the salads are no exception. When you look at the menu, you will recognize all the ingredients and flavors and you know exactly what you’re getting. Whether you want a Caesar salad or our ever popular Darn Good Salad, you’ll see familiar flavors you love. It is simple, southern comfort at it’s finest.

2.   Gourmet Ingredients

You don’t win accolades from Richardson Living and features on WFAA without clinging to fresh, gourmet ingredients! We source only the best and it’s a freshness you can taste in each crunchy bite of your salad. From our salads to our seafood, freshness is king at Tricky Fish!

3.   The Darn Good Salad is Darn Good.

Our most popular salad is the Darn Good Salad (D.G.S. for short) and it’s because it really is that good! Each crunchy bite is a myriad of flavors including spiced pecans, blue cheese, dried cranberries, onions, croutons, and grilled chicken. Top it off with a homemade Balsamic vinaigrette and you’ve got a match made in salad heaven.

Whether you are trying to eat more healthy in the new year or just want to grab a lighter meal, join us at Tricky Fish this week for some of the best salads in Richardson, Texas! We are open for lunch, dinner, happy hour, or late night.

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Takeout in Richardson: Get Tricky Fish to go! 

It’s a busy time of year – family is in town, all your free time is spent shopping and prepping for holiday festivities – the last thing you want to do is worry about what’s for dinner.

Let Tricky Fish help!

Extensive Takeout Options

Everything that is available on our menu is also available for takeout in Richardson, Texas. Starters, small plates, salads, po’boys, signature sandwiches, sides, and desserts – everything you need for a full meal can be ordered in advance and taken home to enjoy at your leisure.

Easy Ordering

Ready to get started? Simply click here and you’ll be transported to our online ordering page. Everything is very intuitive, with photos accompanying most menu options so there are no surprises when you get your takeout in Richardson. You can even customize your menu item with the options you like, just as you would when ordering in the restaurant.

Convenient Pickup

As you’re leaving work or coming home from a day of holiday shopping, simply start your order and drive on over. Our team will make your food fresh while you drive, with little-to-no-wait on your part. When you begin your order, you’ll be alerted to how long the wait is so there are no surprises. If you’d rather, you can always order your meal earlier in the day and set the pickup time to after work, ensuring it will be ready when you are.

And here’s the other great thing: with our convenient location at CityLine Richardson near the intersection of Highway 75 and George Bush Turnpike, we’re never too far off the beaten path.

So instead of stressing over what to cook for dinner because you are tired of the traditional takeout options, give takeout at Tricky Fish a try! Gourmet meals to go; it’s the reason we’re the best new restaurant in Richardson.

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The Rise of American Whiskey

Just like all craft spirits, the interest in American Whiskey has grown exponentially over the last few years. “Bourbanism,” as it’s called by insiders, boomed in 2016 and 2017, with more growth expected in 2018.

If you’ve just started getting into whiskey and are trying to figure out the differences in mash bill, type, aging process, etc., then you’re not alone.

At Tricky Fish, we get a lot of questions about what we call sippin’ whiskey, and the good news is that we already did all the heavy lifting for you. Our team has hand selected our favorites for you to try and enjoy. Have questions about any of them? We can answer those too. Here are a few customer favorites we often recommend:

Basil Hayden’s

Looking for something smooth to sink your teeth into? Basil Hayden’s believes their whiskey will leave an impression on you, whether it’s your first sip ever – or the first sip of the night. What makes Basil Hayden’s Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey different is the high rye mashbill, a blend of rye and corn that lends itself to a sweet and spicy whiskey you can’t go wrong with.

Angel’s Envy Finished Rye

Want to try something new and complex? Chances are, you haven’t had Angel’s Envy Finished Rye yet. This rye whiskey is different than others because it is finished in Caribbean rum casks, giving the whiskey a whole new flavor profile. It’s earthy, raw, and sweet – all at the same time – and we’re pretty sure you’ll love it.

Firestone & Robertson TX Blended Whiskey

Looking for a local craft whiskey? Firestone & Robertson’s TX Blended Whiskey – or just “TX” for short – was created out of what the founders saw as a gap in the market. Sure, there were many Canadian, Scottish, and Irish blended whiskies that tasted great, but where were the American blends? After many attempts at trial and error, the award-winning TX was born.



Ready to try some new sipping whiskies? These are just a few of the many we have available at Tricky Fish. Come in this week for the best sipping whiskies in North Texas!

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Celebrate the Holidays with Tricky Fish!

One of our favorite things about the holiday season is the extra hustle and bustle around CityLine. Special events, shoppers everywhere, and festive decor – it’s a great time to visit Cityline in Richardson, Texas.


Better yet – come spend some time with us at Tricky Fish! Whether you need a break from your holiday shopping or had a stressful workday with the year-end wrap-up, our southern comfort food and craft beer is sure to ease your stress levels.


Gift Card Specials for the Holiday Season

Looking for the perfect gift for just about anyone on your list? Why not treat them to a night out at Tricky Fish with Tricky Fish gift cards! From handcrafted cocktails to impeccable scratch kitchen cooking in Richardson, Tricky Fish aims to please. And for a limited time, for every $25 you spend in Tricky Fish gift cards, we will reward you with a $5 bonus card! Give a gift and then treat yourself – it’s a no brainer.


Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots is an incredible organization, providing Christmas gifts to those who are less fortunate during the holiday season. Each toy collected is given back to children in the community it was donated in! Tricky Fish Richardson is proud to be a drop off location for Toys for Tots this holiday season. Bring your new, unwrapped gifts to Tricky Fish and help us spread the holiday cheer! This season, Hasbro has agreed to match each toy given to Toys for Tots with another toy donation – so your donation goes even further.

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Not interested in giving a gift card? Why not give the gift of experience and take someone to an upcoming class at Tricky Fish! We offer cocktail classes and tasting events that are sure to please even the pickiest recipient.


Soak up some Holiday Cheer at Merry Market in Cityline on December 9th!  When you get a little cold from all of the outdoor activities, you can come on in and warm up with some of our Kitchen Sink Gumbo and  a delicious cocktail!


We can’t wait to celebrate the season with you at Tricky Fish, your favorite new restaurant in Richardson!



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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