Plano >Seabreeze Fish Market & Grill of Plano
Fresh, Delicious and Helpful and Friendly. Don't understand the negative comments regarding rude staff. We buy fish from Seabreeze fish market routinely and always get excellent service. They offer great cooking suggestions and storing instructions so that everything stays fresh up until the time you cook it. The prices are not cheap but you get what you pay for. We've eaten there many times too and have always had excellent food even if it is the same price as upscale restaurants. You never have to wonder if the fish is fresh. They will special order things like lump crab meat and live crawfish when in season. They are expanding now and I can't wait to see the end result. They are like a neighborhood Fish Market and Restaurant to us.
Rude owner. I love the food at Seabreeze, But like many of the previous reviews I haft to agree that the owner or whoever it is they have at the order counter is rude and doesn't like to explain anything to you if you have a question..I have been here 10 times and he is always the same.I would suggest someone with some people skills,You probably would improve business 100%
New Orleans seafood lover loves this place.
Wow. Totally not what we expected. Great customer service and interaction with the owner. AWESOME.
At first glance, Sea Breeze looks like a fast food joint in an upscale strip mall. You order at a counter, sit down at simple tables and wait for your food. That's where the similiarity ends.
The food is beautifully plated and simply outstanding. I had the seafood stew that was perfectfully prepared - awesome tomato broth, tender mussels, shrimp. My wife had the seafood salad with REAL crab (not the krab crap others try to pass off as the real thing). My elementary-aged kids had pan fried trout, and as a testiment to SeaBreeze's quality, they ate EVERYTHING. The owner brought us some boiled crawfish to sample, again outstanding. The servers were personable and attentive.
I grew up in New Orleans and I know what good seafood is supposed to taste like. This place fits the bill, and we will be back. One of our favorite places in DFW.
Learn some customer service skills!. Before going to the Sea Breeze, we thoroughly researched all the reviews on this and other sites. We assumed that the negative comments about the owner were exagerated, but we learned they were actually mild compared to our experience. We arrived with a partial party and since there was no line at the counter-serv ice, we ordered wine and appetizers and took a table to wait for our elderly grandparents to join us. They got lost , searching for this strip shopping center place, not visible from the intersection, so they called and we overheard the owner behind the market counter explain directions to them. They still weren't there 20-min. into our visit. The line started to form by now and the owner came to our table and told us we'd have to vacate the table and carry our drinks and pending appetizers to the waiting area until we could fill the table. Now, we understood that he was worried that those in line ordering may not have a table open ...but his insistance that we move, after we explained we had already ordered appetizers was beyond RUDE. Luckily, our grandparents arrived at that same moment, so he huffed-and-puffed and exhaled in frustration and walked away. As a fellow small business owner, I understand having to try to keep the tables turned, but to ask patrons to move after they've ordered? His tone and body language was coarse and accusatory. Insane. The poor bus boys seemed hard-pressed to rush us out, too. Our party had finished entrees, except for our grandmother who lingered with each bite, unhampered by the bus boys who kept checking to see if she was finished, while the owner nervously patroled the tables. Killed any interest in dessert, as we felt pressed to "leave already." Oh...and considering that our 5 entrees at around $28 each, plus appetizers, plus wine was $170 -- that's a hefty tab for counter service and an owner with a nasty "I don't like my customers but am stuck doing this for a living" attitude! It might have worked for the owner of Goff's burgers, but it's not going to work here! The food? skip the crab claws, but the seafood salad and grilled fishes were nicely done. But for the price, we'll go somewhwere else where they actually like their customers and where you can linger a bit over your food without fear of being rushed through a pricey meal or offended by the owner.
Seabreeze came onto my radar when I looked online for a place recommended for its fish and chips. Except for the refrigerated fish display case, the restaurant looked more like a fast food place than what I would call a restaurant. But that's ok - I don't mind ordering from the counter, and as long as the place and tables looked clean (which they did), I can do casual.
The menu listed "Beer Battered Fish & Chips Plate" as one of five items under the heading "Authentic New England Favorites. Includes one house side item & hush puppies." So I ordered two of those for myself and my wife. I asked for coleslaw for the sides. The man behind the counter asked "Do you want the chips as your side, or the coleslaw as your side?" I replied "The menu says the fish and chips plate comes with one side - are you saying the chips count as a side?" His answer was "Yes, if you want coleslaw as your side, its just fish without chips." I said "Well, that's not what the menu says." "He seemed miffed, and said "Fine - I'll just GIVE you the extra side." I didn't want him to feel like he was doing me any favors, so I declined, and paid extra for the coleslaw.
The food was good - not the best fish and chips I've had, but good none-the-less. Too bad it was paired with what I thought was a misleading menu and a less-than-customer-centric attitude.
Second experience not like the first.
What a surprise.
My first visit to Seabreeze was great. Super Cioppino (as good as the wharf in San Francisco) and although the service was spotty it was overall a good experience. Lobster roll was ok and the clams were perfect.
However what a surprise on my second visit! The owner/manager might have been having a bad day but he took it out on both myself, my wife and our friends who happened to have called a head to ask about bringing their own fine wine and were told "sure, although the corkage fee was a steep $10). Just as we were about to order the owner pops up and says we can't bring our own wine and he was in business to sell both food and wine. He embarrassed us in a line of 10 or se people. It was really an ugly experience and handled very poorly and overall in bad taste.
Will I ever go back? NO Will I go out of my way to tell my friends not to go there? YES
Wine Down Wednesday tonight with Matt Baron playing music!.
Okay, I found the amazing lobster roll. They are one of the few places in this city that knows how to make one. Ask for "Rick the Fishman" when you go. He can tell you anything and everything you wanted to know about seafood but were afraid to ask.
Tonight I'm heading over because they have live entertainment from 6-830 pm with happy hour wine specials and 1/2 priced appetizers!!!!! Fun fun!
Great food, good prices.
Sea Breeze Fish Market in Plano is not a 5 star seafood restaurant. You will not find white tablecloths, dim lights and extravagant prices here. What you will find at Sea Breeze is top quality seafood, served at reasonable prices in a clean, if a bit spartan, setting.
If you are looking for a spicy, salty, "cajun-style" fried seafood experience then you will find the food here bland or boring. Where Sea Breeze differs is in presenting high quality food, properly cooked, attractively presented, and casually served rather than over sauced, over salted and over done.
The lobster roll consists of about 4 large bite sized morsels of perfectly cooked, fresh, sweet lobster. It is served on a lightly toasted, buttered slice of delectable white bread. No huge fanfare, no bow-tied waiter, just good lobster on a buttery piece of bread. Fantastic.
We also sampled the cedar plank smoked wild salmon. The fillet was perfectly cooked, just firm and rare in the center, well marbled and beautifully presented with the plank served on tasty orange and ginger sweet potatoes. The salmon was topped with what seemed to be diced apples with dill and perhaps an aged balsalmic vinegar. Again, what stands out is the quality of the fish, and the absolute care in cooking and presenting it perfectly.
Our 2nd entree was the fish and chips. This is an item that almost always dissapoints. Ever since enjoying fish and chips properly done I've searched the DFW area for a great place. I am not looking for a heavily spiced, low quality, filet covered with 1/2" thick, heavily salted, batter then cooked to the point of being dry and flakey inside. This fish was done the proper way, much like the better chippies in the UK. The batter was crisp and light, in no way overpowering. It was lightly colden brown and perfectly juicy inside. You actually taste the fish (and a little vinegar of course). It can't be cooked any better. For those of you in the Plano area, you will find the fish and chips here superior in every way to the Fillmore Pub, Irish Rover, The Londoner, etc. and priced the same or less.
The limited sides we had, fries with the fried fish and sweet potatoes and coleslaw were all adequate but nothing special. The star here is the seafood price/quality ratio.
Entrees ranged from about $10 to $22 with most items being in the $12-$15 range. Beer and wine is available.
If there are other places in DFW to find seafood of this quality at these prices please let us all know their names and locations. I absolutely will want to try them.
Review from Trip Advisor leighcb in fort Worth.
Sea Breeze received a "best of Dallas" rating recently, so when in Plano, we decided to stop by. It is located in a newer strip mall area that is not yet full. We stopped in around 12:30pm on a Sunday for lunch. This is a restaurant as well as a fish market, with two large cases of seafood that can be purchased and taken home to cook youself.
We were immediately greeted upon walking in from a gentleman behind the market counter. We were directed toward the menus and told we could sit anywhere and when we were ready to order, we should do so at the counter. In addition to the regular menu and daily specials, if there is anything that catches your eye in the case, they can also put something together for you.
My husband ordered the fish and chips ($10 with two sides), which were perfectly cooked, hot and crispy. The batter was perfect in texture, though maybe a touch underseasoned - which was easily rectified using the house-made-tasting tartar sauce or malt vinegar that sits on every table.
I ordered the lobster roll. It is a Texas take on the classic sandwich, with a piece garlic-buttery Texas toast instead of the roll. Although on the small side (not bad for $14 with two sides), it was full of large chunks of perfectly cooked lobster.
Both of us chose fries and cole slaw as sides, though I opted to try the Asian slaw - purple cabbage instead of the standard green, and a bit of a horserash-like bite. Neither of the slaws were outstanding, though good palate cleansers. The fries, although again nothing special were perfectly cooked and crispy.
Overall, the atmosphere is that of a diner - bright and no-frills. Service was friendly and prompt.
We will definitely return for some good, fresh and inexpensive seafood when in Plano again!
The freshest fish in the Metroplex. I went to this fish market / seafood restaurant in Plano a few weeks ago and was pleasently surprised with my fresh fish lunch. I was not sure if the sides and food was going to be good because this fish market/ seafood restaurant is Reflective of a market I use to go by the sea and the only think good there was the fish, but let me tell you, this fish dish was amazing! If you are looking for fresh fish prepered anyway you want in a casual atmosphere so you can go in any attire and eat 5 star dishes go here! This is hands down the best casual seafood restaurant in the metroplex and plano
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