A new seafood restaurant popped up in the ‘hood. Hubby was very excited to introduce me to Deckhand Oyster Bar.
The restaurant is a renovation of a previous Italian place that I never tried. Tucked behind a Salvation Army at IH-35/SH-45 you will find this brightly painted seafood joint.
Outside you will pass previously enjoyed oyster shells on your way in the door.
I’m not sure when they opened but they are still hiring staff and working with perhaps as little as three or four people during the day. The front staff were cool but friendly. The decor has a nautical theme, well suited for an oyster bar.
We ordered a half-dozen oysters as an appetizer. This was only the second (or third?) time I’ve tried these guys, Hubby is an avid oyster eater. The waitress added an extra oyster to the plate too. A good start.
The main lunch entrée was a stuffed flounder to share. The side of rice was a great accompaniment to the Cajun spiced flounder and shrimp stuffing. Since the kitchen was being slow we were offered a free bowl of gumbo while we chatted and waited for our beauty of a fish. The gumbo was tasty, all the earthy spices you would expect to find in a shrimp gumbo. Some of the bay leaves ended up in my bowl, perhaps tied bundles would work better there, chef.
Don’t expect this place to carry Michelin stars anytime soon, it’s a quaint neighborhood restaurant with a decent menu and reasonably affordable prices. I expect business to grow once the Fronterra office buildings down the road are filled with new employees next year. This will be one of the few hot lunch spots in this part of Round Rock.