Where to Get the Best Seafood in the Upper East Side of Texas




Pan Seared Redfish with Creole Mushroom Sauce is served up at Clear Springs Restaurant, Tyler.

You've heard of the "see food" diet, but there's nothing to smirk about when it comes to satisfying a craving for great seafood.  

Here are mouth-watering places our readers have honored in County Line Magazine's most recent Best of the Upper East Side of Texas survey.

Best Catfish

Our readers' highest honor goes to Vaughan’s Catfish Restaurant, Pittsburg/Lake Bob Sandlin. For those who like the view of a lake with their seafood, this place is the full package. The catfish comes in whole or filet portions, and on Thursdays the All You Can Eat option is specially priced for seniors and kids 12 and under. 741 County Road 2920. 903.572.3474.

Honorable mentions are AJ’s, Lake Fork; Sidekicks, Emory; Seth’s Lake Fork Creek;and The Marina at Lake Cypress Springs

Best Seafood

For the category of restaurants in towns under 50,000, Pier 101 Seafood Bar & Grill in Rockwall takes the lead in the 2017 poll. Established in 2016, Pier 101 is the spot for the best in Cajun/Creole and seafood, featuring a full bar with specialty cocktails, the finest quality seafood and friendly service. 101 South Fanin Street, Suite 100. 469.769.1108. www.pier101seafood.com.

For cities over 50,000, Clear Springs Restaurant in Tyler gets high praise. An offshoot of a restaurant founded in New Braunfels 30 years ago, Clear Springs serves a variety of western specialties, including fried catfish, hand-breaded onion rings and juicy thick-cut steaks and burgers. 6519 South Broadway. 903.561.0700. www.clearspringsrestaurant.com/tyler.

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