They say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s true indeed at Daddy Jack’s. Not much has changed in its 17 years, down to the red-checkered tablecloths, and folks like it that way. “This here is Doyle Bramhall,” owner Cary Ray says, pointing to one of the photos on the wall. “He played drums for Stevie Ray Vaughn, and we snapped this one night he was back in the kitchen goofing around.” He says it’s common for couples to have their first date here, and to return for anniversaries. “I say we’re providing the neighborhood a service: love and lobster.” But even if you strike out with a love connection here, you can’t miss with Daddy Jack’s whole Maine lobster, or the bouillabaisse: lobster, clams, mussels, shrimp and scallops bathed in a rich saffron fennel broth. “You don’t have to go somewhere stuffy to enjoy good seafood,” Ray says. “That’s a mis-conception.”
GREENVILLE & ORAM
214.826.4910
 

Three more spots to reel in a fresh catch

1 Big Shucks

Go for an ice-cold beer and oysters on ice, preferably enjoyed on the patio.

MOCKINGBIRD & ABRAMS

214.887.6353

2 Fish City Grill

It’s hard to go wrong with a catfish po boy and hushpuppies; just be sure to start with some oyster nachos.

HENDERSON & CAPITOL

214.826.3474

3 Rock Fish

The Mexican shrimp martini here is made tableside, so you can tell the waiter how generous to be with the avocado and how heavy handed to be with the tequila.

MOCKINGBIRD & N CENTRAL EXPWY

214.823.8444



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