After leaving the excellent Fort Worth Zoo late one afternoon, my husband and I cast about for a nearby place to have dinner and found Pappadeaux's Seafood Kitchen, which has a focus on seafood and steak with a New Orleans flavor. We so liked it that we've returned several times for lunch. The food has been consistently good each time. I've had the baked half chicken, the filet mignon, and the blackened redfish. All were excellent. My husband likes the boiled crawfish and the alligator. One nice thing is that they have a gluten-free menu and they can accommodate dairy intolerance.
The restaurant has a large indoor seating area, a large wrap-around bar, and outdoor seating on a patio that has a couple of fountains. It is child-friendly and is often quite full of people having a good meal and a good time. The wait-staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Pappadeaux's has become one of our weekly lunch spots.