Fish City Grill offers variety, affordability at CityLine Market in Richardson

Bill Bayne owns 23 seafood restaurants, including Fish City Grill in Richardson. (Jackson King/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bill Bayne owns 23 seafood restaurants, including Fish City Grill in Richardson. (Jackson King/Community Impact Newspaper)

Bill Bayne owns 23 seafood restaurants, including Fish City Grill in Richardson. (Jackson King/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Oyster nachos ($11.49) are a seafood twist on a Tex-Mex classic. This dish includes fried oysters, chipotle tartar sauce and fresh pico de gallo. (Jackson King/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Chargrilled oysters ($14.99) are served with lemon pepper butter and Parmesan cheese. (Jackson King/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Garlic caper grilled salmon ($19.49) is a favorite entree dish. It is salmon served with cherry tomatoes, lemon, white wine and a choice of two sides. (Jackson King/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bill Bayne has always held a special place in his heart for seafood.

Growing up in the Texas panhandle, he began to associate seafood with family after vacations to his father’s hometown of Baytown. He paid his way through college by waiting tables, eventually meeting his wife, Lovett Bayne, while serving as general manager of a Cajun restaurant in Addison.

When he left to create his own restaurant in 1995, Lovett joined him as a partner, and the couple went on to build a family of 23 seafood restaurants across four states, including the Fish City Grill at CityLine Market in Richardson.

With a commitment to quality service, Bill said Fish City Grill has thrived because of a focus on creating customer relationships.

“Our culture is our competitive advantage,” he said. “Anybody can steal our menus or our recipes, but they can’t steal the relationship we have with our team members and with our customers. Happy team members do a better job of producing great food, so we love to put on a smile and provide great service.”


Fish City Grill includes a full-service bar and a diverse menu of Cajun and other seafood-inspired dishes at affordable prices.

The restaurant also offers select items unique to each of its locations with items displayed for guests on a large chalkboard. Every day, at least five different nonmenu items are offered with at least three being picked by the local restaurant’s staff.

Fish City Grill designs their locations with a small floor plan, helping create a more friendly and intimate dining space.

“We [use] small restaurants by design in order to create a more intimate atmosphere, [and] because of that, we have an easier control over quality of food and quality of service,” Bill said. “We like to build those core relationships and get people closer together.”

Fish City Grill

1415 E. Renner Road, Ste. 260., Richardson

972-235-3474.

www.fishcitygrill.com

Hours: Mon.-Thu. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
By Jackson King
Jackson joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in January of 2022. He graduated in 2020 from Texas A&M with a degree in journalism. Jackson covers education, local government, business, development, real estate, transportation and nonprofits in the Richardson community. Prior to CI, he covered sports for the Wylie News, interned at Maroon Weekly and Insite Brazos Valley Magazine in College Station, Texas, and wrote freelance for the Dallas Morning News.