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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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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 35
    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
Great dinner at Dead Fish Grill

This is a really good restaurant in Belton, overlooking Lake Belton. They have an awesome deck overlooking Lake Belton dam. Very laid back, and the food was really good. Casual atmosphere, live music and great view. I definitely recommend this place for a family meal, or date night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
John M
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Texas
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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166 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a really good restaurant in Belton, overlooking Lake Belton. They have an awesome deck overlooking Lake Belton dam. Very laid back, and the food was really good. Casual atmosphere, live music and great view. I definitely recommend this place for a family meal, or date night.

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Brazoria, Texas, Usa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great food, Great Service, Great location; Right on the damn. We just happened on this restaurant. This is one of my new favorite places to eat. It’s worth the stop if you are in the Temple / Belton area.

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Temple, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We go here about once a month. The atmophere is perfect! The drinks are always made just right, and the food is delicious :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The view is absolutely beautiful. The food was fresh and delicious. The drinks were strong and reasonably priced. The waiter and his helper were very personable. However, when we first got there, the hosts put a bad taste in our mouths at first -- not very customer service oriented and had a long line waiting. Most restaurants log each incoming... More 

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plainview, tx
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

went on a Friday night and had a log wait, a little over an hour, it was only after noticing they were seating people that arrived way after us and our complaining that we were finally seated. it was dark by then so the "lake view" was nonexistent. I love shrimp, consider myself a bit of a expert actually, and... More 

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Belton, tx
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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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23 reviews 23 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
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?