Seafood Shack11625 Webb Chapel Road Dallas, TX 75229-2434 (972) 406-0890
There’s some drama going on at the small Mexican seafood restaurant on Webb Chapel. Two men, it seems, have fallen in love with the same woman and are now yelling fiercely at one another. It looks as if things are going to escalate quickly until a commercial interrupts the action.
Those telenovelas can be intense.
But when the television excitement ends, it helps to illustrate even more just what a laid-back place the Seafood Shack is. Smallish, unassuming and decorated in the standard seafood motif, the Seafood Shack obviously spends its effort on serving some of the most surprisingly good seafood you’re going to find in Dallas at a very reasonable price.
The Seafood Shack (full name Raquel Garcia’s Seafood Shack) features simple seafood dishes done right, and there is perhaps no better illustration than their tostadas de camaron, or shrimp ceviche tostadas ($7.95). Fresh and light, the ceviche also strikes with a good degree of spice, and the dose of dos tostadas is plenty for lunch for one.
But there’s no point in stopping there. Fried oysters ($7.25 for half a dozen), boiled crab legs , all sorts of shrimp and fish, both grilled and fried, po boys and more can be had at the Seafood Shack, and they’ve got a pretty impressive happy hour, as well, with $2 margaritas and domestic beers every Monday through Friday, 2-7 p.m.
Perhaps, though, there is no better endorsement of the restaurant than the people you see in it. Not only will you see people of all different walks, but many of them will be wearing the white cook’s outfits that come standard at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, which is just across the street. That’s right – students studying the fine art of French cooking are opting for what some might call a seafood ‘dive.’
Which just makes us believe that there’s no good French alternative to ceviche and margaritas.