Beyond Measure

20 Feet Seafood Joint

Savannah Christian
March 20, 2013

While noshing at the Pearl Oyster Bar in NYC, Marc Cassel (of Green Room and Star Canyon fame) and his wife Suzan Fries were served a dining experience that inspired their most recent endeavor, 20 Feet Seafood Joint. The couple’s East Dallas eatery recently opened next door to Goodfriend Beer Garden & Burger House, serving up basics with a bit of a twist, such as the Pork Belly Po-Banh Mi and New England lobster roll. The casual setting designed by Chaney 44 and Rusty Buffalo includes a wall’s worth of vintage photos of fishermen and their seriously impressive catches. We’re hooked on the Blue Point oysters, chef Marc’s personal favorite, as they are “exactly the kind of comfort food I enjoy.” But if you can’t imagine an order of fish and chips without an accompanying Guinness, remember to make a trip to Centennial en route, because this “shack” is currently BYOB. What it lacks in booze, however, it makes up for with a fresh-as-it-gets selection from American fisheries, shipped in three to four times per week by purveyor Steve Connolly. Place your order at the counter, and don’t forget to ask for those Green Room mussels you’ve been missing. 1160 Peavy Road, 972.707.7442.