Letter to the Editor – DMN

Published on Sep 14, 2017 under News

“Our brush with unsolicited kindness is tender most certainly and appreciated so much. A mile marker in our lives as we will strive to pass it forward.” Many thanks to Steve S. for his kind shout-out to Fish City Grill in the “Three Cheers” section of the Dallas Morning News.

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Fish City Grill featured in the Dallas Morning News

Published on Aug 26, 2017 under News

Fish City Grill and our CityLine location were proud to be featured in a recent piece by the Dallas Morning News and the Guardian, regarding the labor shortage in the hospitality industry. “In the roughly two decades since Bill Bayne and a partner opened Half Shells — the seed of what would become a chain […]

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Tyler is Back!

Published on Dec 05, 2016 under News

Fish City Grill Re-Opens at New Location in Sonoma Village Beloved Tyler Seafood Restaurant Opens Door with a New Look Just in Time for Holidays TYLER, TEXAS – December 5, 2016 – On Tuesday, December 6, Fish City Grill will re-open after a relocation to a new space on Old Jacksonville Highway, announced franchisee Bobby […]

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FCG Flower Mound Wins “Best Appetizer”!

Published on Sep 18, 2016 under News

Congrats to Dominic Pena and the team at FCG Flower Mound, for helping the Lewisville ISD Education Foundation raise $158,000 in their “Evening for Education” fundraiser. We were thrilled to be chosen “Best Appetizer” out of 21 participating restaurants. Read all about the event here, which collected funds for Lewisville ISD scholarships and teacher grants!

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Way to go, Half Shells Plano!

Published on Jul 16, 2015 under News

Looking good, Bo! Check out this feature in the Plano Courier about our own Half Shells at Shops at Legacy. We are always honored to be recognized in the communities we serve.

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Fish City Grill Wins the Good Neighbor Award

Published on May 31, 2015 under News

At the Scholarship Dinner of the Greater Dallas Restaurant Association on April 30, Fish City Grill was humbled to be recognized with the Restaurant Neighbor Award for Community Service. Announced in February, this award was presented to two Texas brands to honor their charitable support and dedication to improving their local communities. “These restaurants are […]

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The Taste of New Orleans is… Oyster Nachos!

Published on May 04, 2015 under News

Congrats to our fabulous staff at the San Antonio location, for their big win in the annual “Taste of New Orleans” competition during Fiesta 2015! Our Famous Oyster Nacho won 1st Place in the Commercial Food category, and our booth won 2nd Place in Decor. We love being involved in our community.

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I’m Getting Lobster for Christmas!

Published on Dec 16, 2014 under News

Okay, we know that’s not a real song… but at Fish City Grill you could make it one! We’ve got two “snappy” lobster dishes for your indulging this December. One is the Lobster, Shrimp and Andouille Mac & Cheese… Maine lobster claw meat, Gulf shrimp, andouille sausage, in a smoky housemade three-cheese sauce, for 17.99. […]

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5th Annual Oyster Eating Contest

Published on Oct 28, 2014 under News

On Saturday, November 8, Fish City Grill and Half Shells will host their 5th Annual Oyster Eating Contest to kick off OysterFest and the 2014 oyster season! The event will be held at Fish City Grill in Las Colinas, 7750 North MacArthur, from noon to 5 p.m., with the actual competition starting at 3 p.m. […]

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Fish City Grill Named Small Business of the Month for October by the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce!

Published on Oct 24, 2014 under News

Join us in congratulating Fish City Grill in Rogers, Arkansas for being named Small Business of the Month for October 2014 by the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce! The award was presented to market partner Brett Brundige on Tuesday, October 7, and recognizes the store’s contribution to the community and embodiment of the spirit of enterprise. Fish City Grill […]

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“Reeling In Another Year” with Fish City Grill Lakeland!

Published on Oct 21, 2014 under News

Join us as we say, “Happy 7th Birthday”, to the Fish City Grill in Lakeland, Florida! 1. What is your most popular dish on the menu? Hands down, it’s Serafin’s Fish Tacos. The combination of flavors, and the fact that it’s both a fresh, light recipe but still hearty enough to be a great meal. […]

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Dallas Food Nerd Giveaway!

Published on Oct 08, 2014 under News

Our good friends at Dallas Food Nerd dropped anchor at our Preston/Royal location on Monday, Sept. 29 to experience the Shrimpapalooza Bucket List, which is available until Oct. 12! (Dallas Food Nerd founder, Elysa Ellis, was a fan of the Shrimp and Andouille Mac & Cheese and Shrimp Quesadillas). We want to give you the […]

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Seasonal Sweets

Published on Sep 29, 2014 under News

One of, if not the very most, amazing thing about Fish City Grill and Half Shells is that our kitchens are always taking advantage of the very freshest, seasonal ingredients. Whether it’s the day’s catch, the fruits and vegetables of the season, or just that special flavor that speaks to you at a certain time […]

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Shrimpapalooza is here!

Published on Sep 16, 2014 under News

Shrimp, shrimp and more shrimp! If you’re waiting to cross something off your bucket list, why not come check out ours! Beginning Sept. 16, and running through Oct. 12, we’re celebrating our annual Shrimpapalooza event!

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“Reeling In Another Year” with Fish City Grill Pearland!

Published on Aug 20, 2014 under News

Join us as we say, “Happy 6th Birthday”, to the Fish City Grill in Pearland, Texas! 1. What is your most popular dish on the menu? The Fish & Chips. Our beer batter is light and crispy and addictive. People forget how good our waffle fries are until they get a big golden plate of […]

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“Reeling In Another Year” with Fish City Grill Las Colinas

Published on Aug 11, 2014 under News

Join us as we say, “Happy 2nd Birthday”, to the Fish City Grill in Las Colinas (Irving, Texas)! 1. What is your most popular dish on the menu? We actually have three in the running that our guests crave most often: our signature Oyster Nachos, Serafin’s Famous Fish Tacos and Rainbow Trout. 2. What is […]

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“Reeling In Another Year” with Fish City Grill Northwoods

Published on Aug 08, 2014 under News

Join us as we say, “Happy 8th Birthday”, to the Fish City Grill in San Antonio, Texas! 1. What is your most popular dish on the menu? This is probably unanimous for all Fish City Grill locations…Serafin’s Fish Tacos or the Honey Chipotle Shrimp Tacos. There is a reason they are so popular! 2. What […]

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Popsicle Wednesday is Back!

Published on Aug 06, 2014 under News

July may have been (weirdly) cool and comfortable, but August is going to be a scorcher. We’re here to save you with Popsicle Wednesdays, where you can get a free Popsicle on any Wednesday in August. Nothing cools you down like a sweet icy Popsicle, so bring the little ones in those last few summer […]

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Michael Frazier Named GM in Georgetown

Published on Aug 01, 2014 under News

August 1, 2014 We are pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Frazier as general manager for our Georgetown, Texas location. In his role, Frazier’s responsibilities include strategic planning for the Georgetown location, maintaining a healthy environment, enforcing ethical business practices and allocating resources. “Michael’s leadership style, Georgetown connection and extensive experience in the restaurant […]

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“Reeling in Another Year” with Fish City Grill Edmond

Published on Jul 21, 2014 under News

In case you missed in, we’ve started a new feature on What’s Happening called, “Reeling in Another Year”, highlighting our stores during their birthday month! Each month, the stores’ general manager will complete a Q&A and those responses will appear here. So without further ado, please join us in saying, “Happy 8th Birthday”, to the […]

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“Reeling in Another Year” with Fish City Grill Arlington Highlands

Published on Jul 18, 2014 under News

Join us as we say, “Happy 7th Birthday”, to the Fish City Grill in Arlington, Texas! 1. What is your most popular dish on the menu? Honey Chipotle shrimp tacos. #delish 2. What is your most popular chalkboard item? Back by popular demand, our most requested item is by far Texas Redfish – blackened Gulf […]

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“Reeling in Another Year” with Fish City Grill Flower Mound

Published on Jun 10, 2014 under News

In case you missed in, we’ve started a new feature on What’s Happening called, “Reeling in Another Year”, highlighting our stores during their birthday month! Each month, the stores’ general manager will complete a Q&A and those responses will appear here. So without further ado, please join us in saying, “Happy 11th Birthday”, to the […]

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Fish City Grill Named Best Seafood Restaurant by the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce

Published on May 09, 2014 under News

Fish City Grill Named Best Seafood Restaurant by the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce (DALLAS) May 6, 2014 – Fish City Grill, a neighborhood joint serving fresh seafood, was named “Best Seafood Restaurant” on the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce’s Best in Irving. The 2014 list, published April 10, is presented in conjunction […]

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Happy Birthday, Half Shells Plano!

Published on May 05, 2014 under News

This month, we’re starting a new feature on Fish Facts called, “Reeling in Another Year”, highlighting our stores during their birthday month! We hope this will provide you with a fun and unique sneak peek into the personalities of our various Fish City Grill and Half Shells locations. Each month, the stores’ general manager will complete a […]

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Harsh Winter Keeping Crawfish Away

Published on Feb 06, 2014 under Fish Facts

Not only is it just plain cold, we can’t even warm ourselves up with a big platter of freshly boiled crawfish! This winter has been one of the coldest that southern Louisiana has seen in several decades. Which means that it will be one of the latest crawfish seasons that most of us can remember. […]

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2013 Oyster Eating Contest

Published on Jan 07, 2014 under News

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Even the oysters are excited! November 2, Fish City Grill and Half Shells will host the fourth annual Oyster Eating Contest to kick off OysterFest and the 2013 oyster season. Proceeds from this year’s oyster eating contest will benefit No Kid Hungry.

“We have a blast every year kicking off OysterFest with the oyster eating contest,” says Fish City Grill owner Bill Bayne. “It’s a perfect opportunity to come out, have some fun and give back to the community while eating oysters all day and enjoying great company.”

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D MAGAZINE: “Fish City Grill’s Oyster Eating Contest Was a Slurping Success”

Published on Jan 07, 2014 under News

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As part of Oyster Fest 2012, Fish City Grill held its third annual oyster eating contest at the Preston Road location Sunday afternoon benefiting March of Dimes. The spicy aroma of Cajun seasonings welcomed contestants and attendees as they arrived, and drew in plenty of curious passerby. Blues rock band Prophets and Outlaws provided entertainment and a touch of southern atmosphere as crawfish bubbled away in a pot large enough to hold a meeting in. The mudbugs were a supplemental attraction. This was Oyster Fest, and the bivalve mollusk would rule the day.

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