20 Feet Seafood Joint

Posted on: May 4, 2013        In: Out and About        With: 4 comments

I was scooped.  The Buckner Gang went to 20 Feet Seafood Joint, and loved it.

“You must blog about this restaurant!,” said one and all.  I began preparing.  IMG_0130

The pictures had been transferred from the camera into a folder on the desktop.   Ideas were in my head.

The Dallas Morning News stole my thunder.  They reviewed 20 Feet Seafood Joint before I did, but … That is life.  After all 20 Feet Seafood Joint is considered a “HOT” new restaurant.


20 Feet Seafood Joint is small and dark.  It is casual and very much a fish shack.  You order at the counter, and seat yourself.  There are few seats to be had inside the restaurant.  (Maybe 40 people could be seated.)  Outside there is a nice large patio that 20 Feet Seafood Joint shares with Goodfriend Beer Garden and Burger House, and Good 2 Go Tacos. (Click HERE to read the blog about Good 2 Go Tacos.)


Lobster trap light fixtures caught my attention.




The door with the port hole is good looking.


Ever-Lovin’ and I ordered the New England Clam Chowder.  Be still my heart.  It was filled with potatoes, and seafood.  Then it was topped with chives and bacon – yummy!.  It was so good we wanted to licked the bowl.


Ever-Lovin, Friend BB, and Judy gave the Fish and Chips rave reviews. The cod was lightly breaded and crispy.  The French Fries were fantastic with the addition of herbs.  (Eater Dallas lists 20 Feet Seafood Joint’s fries as being one of the thirteen best fries in Dallas.)  I would agree.


Carolyn’s salmon was gorgeous, and it was also delicious.  I am amazed at the presentation from a “Seafood Joint.”


True confession.  I dream about 20 Feet Seafood Joint’s Blackened Shrimp and Grits.  You might consider it strange that the shrimp and grits is topped with a crispy vinegary slaw, but I am here to tell you – it works.  I do not believe I have ever ever had better shrimp and grits. (Cross my heart.)

From what I read, owner and chef Marc Chassel has been associated with several high-end Dallas Eateries – The Mansion, The Green Room, and Dragonfly.  The people of East Dallas are lucky to have 20 Feet Seafood Joint in their neighborhood.IMG_0119

What a nice touch – free Gala apples.  They were tasty.

Sweet Mother of Pearl.  I am looking forward to visiting 20 Feet Seafood Joint again in the near future.  It is an unpretentious fish shack that serves excellent food.

Blessings to you and yours,

20 Feet Seafood Joint is located at 1160 Peavy Road, Dallas Texas 75218.

4 Responses
  • Marsha on May 4, 2013

    I can’t wait to go and have the clam chowder and the shrimp and grits The slaw on top is making me leary but I’m taking your suggestion!

  • JJ on February 3, 2014

    I am from Maine, and warned them when I went in, they had a lot to live up to. I was absolutely totally impressed! The fried clams were not ‘traditional’ there were BETTER than traditional. You could really taste the clams, instead of the batter! Isn’t that why you eat clams? to taste the clams! I also had lobster roll. It was everything I hoped it would be and MORE! It had a lot of lobster, LIGHTLY mixed with mayo & seasonings. It was wonderful. If I could change one thing (and it is OK if it is not changed) I would make the roll a bit slimmer. It is thicker than I expected on each side of it. Perhaps they have to to keep all that lobster inside as you eat.. but less bread is OK! I plan to go there ALL the time, because so far I have only tasted 3 of the dishes and I want to try EVERYTHING. OH, I don’t know how they could be ANY friendlier, very attentive without being overbearing. These people really know what they are doing. jj

  • Nellieanna on July 7, 2014

    My son-in-law and his wife took me to 20 Feet Seafood yesterday. It’s not far (under a mile) from my house, so I couldn’t be happier to discover a new and wonderful restaurant close by. What I hard expected was the fabulous atmosphere and incredibly good food! I remember when that area where it’s located was something of a tragedy. I plan to return often, when I want to eat out! I had the clam chowda and a house salad, and it was a meal! Others in our party could hardly finish their dinners, they were so generous but too delicious to not finish!

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