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Dead Fish Grill

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American, Fish & Chips, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
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2207 Lake Rd, Belton, TX 76513-5198
254-939-5771
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The only lake front restaurant in Central Texas. Come enjoy a margarita or...
The only lake front restaurant in Central Texas. Come enjoy a margarita or cool iced tea while taking in the views of Belton Lake. Live Music and friendly staff with great food. Who could ask for more?
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice view, crappy food

This is one of those places that everyone goes to for the view but the food is not good. Lots of fried selections. Bar offerings limited and poor quality. Decent place for lunch but not the place to enjoy good food. On the other hand, if you like all the pre-frozen fried junk (shrimp, steak... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Lara V
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Belton, tx
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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161 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Belton, tx
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is one of those places that everyone goes to for the view but the food is not good. Lots of fried selections. Bar offerings limited and poor quality. Decent place for lunch but not the place to enjoy good food. On the other hand, if you like all the pre-frozen fried junk (shrimp, steak, chicken, etc.), then you will... More 

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Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

As locals, we have given this restaurant multiple opportunities because on some level we really want it to be good. Unfortunately, it just gets worse. While the view is certainly beautiful, it comes at a great cost. Service is terrible! Drinks and food are mediocre. Our latest attempt (mid-afternoon Saturday) included a 15 min wait for the bartender to take... More 

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Belton, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I always seem to find my self at Dead Fish Grill with friends or family. People from out of town always want to go, and we just live a few miles away. It is an average restaurant with a beautiful view, and that's what you need to be prepared for. The food is average, probably on par with a chain... More 

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central tx
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We haven't dined here in years ,but from all the cars there each night it is still very popular.We would entertain out of town guest there.

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Belton, Texas
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food and service are reasonably good, not a lot of selection. The restaurant overlooks Belton Dam, it's a beautiful view.

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Killeen, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I always seem to find my self at Dead Fish Grill with friends. It is a beautiful restaurant with a beautiful view but that is where the pleasure stops. The food is nasty, the service is terrible and in general the staff is unfamiliar with how to actually run a restaurant effectively. If I am forced to go I get... More 

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Belton, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The best place in Central Tx to watch the sun set with adult beverage in hand! Beautiful lake view at historic location. Salads and steaks are a cut above other local chains!! This is the place to be when the sun is setting!

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Ball Ground, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

The view... The food... The people... Did I mention the view? I had the salmon bacon salad. Yum. And did I mention YUM!? Service was friendly but not obnoxiously so. Dead (ha ha) on.... Go!

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Georgetown, Texas
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I like the view of the lake from the restaurant. The food is always good here and the staff is always friendly. it's a very laid back atmosphere. This is one of my favorite Belton Restaurants.

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The view over the lake was sort of surreal considering that we're in Central Texas, land of little enchantment. I could sit there all day and drink beer, eat good food, and just enjoy the atmosphere. It is a well run establishment. The staff is obviously well trained and knows how to treat diners properly. The food alone is worth... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2207 Lake Rd, Belton, TX 76513-5198
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Belton
  • Phone Number: 254-939-5771

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 19
  • Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Entertaining clients

Description

The only lake front restaurant in Central Texas. Come enjoy a margarita or cool iced tea while taking in the views of Belton Lake. Live Music and friendly staff with great food. Who could ask for more?
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?