Alfredo pasta with shrimp from WannaEat Seafood. Image courtesy of WannaEat Seafood

A new seafood pop-up is making a voyage to Mockingbird Station. WannaEat Seafood is set to open July 31 and will offer Caribbean and Southern fusion-inspired seafood dishes. 

WannaEat was founded by husband-wife duo John and Brittney Wannamaker. John worked in Brooklyn, New York’s hospitality scene for over seven years, and Brittney spent her childhood between Louisiana and Texas. Growing up, she developed a love for Cajun cuisine.

“We are so excited to bring our WannaEat Seafood concept to a brick-and-mortar space and feel like Mockingbird Station is the perfect spot for our pop-up kitchen and next step for our brand,” the Wannamakers said in a statement. “These are difficult and uncertain times for everyone, but we are going to do what we do best, and that is provide comfort and a temporary escape through our food.”

MawMaw’s fried chicken from WannaEat Seafood. Image courtesy of WannaEat Seafood

The pop-up will offer variations of meals that the Wannamakers cook for their children, including signature fish stew with rockfish, sausage and vegetables served over white rice; Jamaican jerked shrimp basted in authentic jerk sauce; alfredo pasta with succulent shrimp; and ole fashioned salmon patties.

WannaEat will be open for full-service dining, takeout and curbside pickup. Delivery will also be available via GrubHub, Postmates, DoorDash and Favor.

The Wannamakers gained recognition in Dallas-Fort Worth by catering parties of 15 to 100 people. They have been hard at work in their Garland kitchen, where they have been working to fulfill orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WannaEat is scheduled to run the pop-up until October 2020 before eventually opening a permanent location. 

5331 E. Mockingbird Lane

Dine-in and carryout hours
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed Sundays


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