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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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Join Tricky Fish for National Shrimp Day – May 10th!

At Tricky Fish, we love the simple, delicious flavors of the Gulf, and few tickle our taste buds like the taste of fresh, gulf shrimp. Our menu is stocked with some delicious shrimp dishes, perfect for a little seafood indulgence. And with National Shrimp Day fast approaching on May 10th, join Tricky Fish to take in one of these simple pleasures:


·     Peel & Eat Shrimp: Looking for the perfect after work pick-me-up or show stopping appetizer? Our Peel & Eat Shrimp will win the day! Juicy gulf shrimp are boiled to perfection, then served with our delicious cocktail sauce. You might need two orders!


·     Fried Shrimp Platter: Sometimes it’s hard to find good fried shrimp in Dallas, and we get it! That’s why Tricky Fish brings in the best of the Gulf of Mexico, then fries it up in our signature batter and serves it with fries, slaw, and your choice of tartar or cocktail sauce.


·     Shrimp Po’Boys: Just like they make in New Orleans! Tricky Fish’s fried shrimp po’boys come with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, and a signature sauce. Pair that with a fresh baguette and it’s melt-in-your-mouth delicious!


·     Tillamook Mac N Cheese with Grilled Shrimp: One of our customer favorites here at our Richardson restaurant and bar is the Tillamook Cheddar Mac N Cheese. Creamy Tillamook takes the traditional mac n cheese up a notch, and layering grilled shrimp on top just adds to the decadence. Don’t forget to pair it with one of our craft beers or cocktails for the perfect meal.


Ready to sink your teeth into some fresh gulf shrimp?! Join Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas for National Shrimp Day on May 10th! Serving up the best gulf shrimp in Dallas, we are conveniently located in the CityLine development at George Bush and Highway 75.

3 Common Misconceptions about Oysters – Tricky Fish Richardson

Oysters are one of our most popular dishes here at Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas, and over the years, we’ve learned that there are many misconceptions about these tiny little shellfish. You either love ‘em or you hate ‘em - but either way – let us set the record straight on 3 of the most common misconceptions about oysters:


Myth #1: Oysters are High in Bad Cholesterol.

Yes, it’s true. Oysters were once considered very high in cholesterol and possibly contaminated with harmful metals. However, new research on the subject has removed oysters from the “bad cholesterol list” and the University of Maine’s School of Food and Agriculture considers them healthy! Packed full of zinc, iron, and Vitamin B12, oysters can definitely be part of a healthy diet.


Myth #2: You Can’t Eat Oysters During Months Without the Letter “R.”

“R” months – May, June, July, and August – are typically the warmest of the year, causing warmer gulf waters. What was once a hard and fast rule to avoid contamination and off-peak oysters, is now just a thing of the past. During the warmer months, Tricky Fish gets its certified oysters from Gold Band Oysters, ensuring safety and enjoyable oysters year round.


Myth #3: The Bigger the Oyster, the Better the Taste.

An oyster’s flavor has little to do with its size, and much more to do with its harvest date. The fresher the oyster, the better it tastes, period. Tricky Fish – your seafood restaurant in Richardson - orders its oysters fresh from the Gulf and you can always ask to see the harvest date.


Join us at Tricky Fish in Richardson’s CityLine and order a plate of raw oysters on the half shell, fresh from the Gulf of Mexico! It’s the perfect appetizer or happy hour treat to accompany a big glass of craft beer!

Join us at Tricky Fish for Southern Comfort Food at its Finest!


At Tricky Fish – one of the newest restaurants in Richardson’s CityLine development, our goal in 2017 is to serve up food that not only tastes good, but is prepared simply, just the way you’d find it in your neighbor’s kitchen. No added preservatives or prepackaged bases, just simple, fresh ingredients every time.


At the heart of our menu is simple comfort food that warms the soul on a chilly January day. Some call it Southern. Some call it Cajun. We just call it good eatin’ straight from our Richardson scratch kitchen to yours.


While our menu is chock full of sandwiches, appetizers, and entrees sure to hit the spot, here are a few of our favorite comfort foods to get you through this winter season:


·     Kitchen Sink Gumbo: There’s nothing like a big bowl of gumbo to take the chill off! The gumbo at Tricky Fish is fully loaded with Gulf shrimp, fish, chicken, and Andouille sausage, served with a bed of white rice on the side.

·     Grilled Salmon:  One of our limited time offerings, a grilled filet served with fresh sauteed garlic green beans and dirty rice, topped with jalapeno parmesan butter.  

·     Roast Beef Po’ Boy: Got a hankerin’ for the New Orleans favorite? Tricky Fish’s Roast Beef Po’ Boy can’t be beat with tender slices of roast beef layered with melted provolone, lettuce, onions, tomatoes, and our signature horseradish sauce.

·     Tricky Fish’s Macaroni & Cheese: Fresh, homemade macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food! Ours is made with only the finest – Tillamook cheddar cheese. Served with your choice of grilled chicken or shrimp.


And don’t forget to pair any of these delicious entrees with an ice cold craft beer, glass of sippin’ whiskey, wine, or a craft cocktail.


Beat these winter blues with a warm meal at Tricky Fish in Richardson, Texas today!

Tricky Fish's Homemade Tillamook Macaroni & Cheese

Tricky Fish's Homemade Tillamook Macaroni & Cheese

When Only the Craftiest Cocktails Will Do - Tricky Fish

At Tricky Fish, we don’t just do craft cocktails.


Our motto is to bring the simple life to every aspect of our restaurant – the food, the atmosphere, and of course, our drinks. Each of our craft cocktails are made without mixes, with only the freshest, purest ingredients, with a difference you can taste.


Wondering if your favorite is on our Richardson cocktail menu? Here are just a few of the offering we have available now:


·     Bloody Mary: We might as well call this tasty favorite “brunch in a glass.” Our Bloody Marys are served with a homemade Bloody Mary mix, Absolut vodka, and tasty boiled shrimp as garnish.


·     Frozen Margarita: At Tricky Fish, we skip the syrupy store bought mixes and create our own with freshly squeezed lime juice. No high fructose corn syrup here! Round it out with Sauza blue tequila and you’ve got a drink as refreshing as it is ice cold.


·     Manhattan: A classic cocktail dating back to the 1870s, our Manhattan mimics the flavors that made the original great. Think Bulleit Rye, blood orange bitters, and vermouth – all rolled in to a cocktail that is simply perfect.  


·     Cinnamon Apple Julep: Just in time for Fall, our Cinnamon Apple Julep is infused with the flavors of the season. At Tricky Fish, we take classic Jim Beam, then infuse it with flavors of baked apple and cinnamon to create a unique bourbon all its own. Add a little homemade cinnamon syrup and fresh mint, and you’ve got a cocktail worth raving about!


Ready to whet your whistle with one of our craft cocktails? Join us at Tricky Fish this week for lunch specials, dinner, appetizers, craft beer, and of course, craft cocktails! We are open 7 days a week and conveniently located in the CityLine development in Richardson, Texas.