Austin >Food & Dining > Freda's Seafood Grill
10903 Pecan Park Blvd, Austin, TX | Directions 7875030.463845 -97.800781
Open All Day
Lunch 11-3 Dinner 3-10(Fri & Sat 11, Sun 9)
Sunday Brunch 10-2
Good food, good service – This is a very nice restaurant. It is kid friendly even though citysearch says it isn't. They had a kids menu and crayons. I could also see this being a great place to go on a date. We loved the list of appitizers so much that we ordered about 5 of just the appetizers and made meals out of it all. The seafood stuffed mushrooms were GREAT! I would order them again in a heartbeat! I would request more sauce though. They skimped on the crab cakes. They tasted great, but you only got 2 thin crab cakes for $9! The fried calamari was bland, but the dipping sauce made this dish absolutely fantastic. The bacon wrapped sea scallops were just ok. The oysters rockefeller was GREAT! I do wish it had more than an itty bitty piece of bacon on each one, but it was certainly worth ordering again. The bread pudding really was great as well, we would order that again. It was my birthday so I got a free Creme Brulee. It was pretty good, just a little too much egg taste for me.
Some people were complaining about service here and I would NOT agree. Our waiter was great. He was VERY knowledgeable. We did ask how many chicken strips came on the kids plate and he said 3 or 4 and it came out with 2! for our 7 year old that was nowhere close to being enough food. We brought it to his attention and he said it is done by weight so it usually comes with 2 or 3. We told him that he said 3 or 4 and he apologized and went ahead and got us another chicken strip without a single problem.
Last thing.... they currently have a happy hour special between 3 & 7pm where all appetizers are 1/2 off, BUT ONLY if you are at the bar or patio. Why not at the tables in the regular part of the restaurant? We felt this was a stupid policy. Oh well, whatcha gonna do about it though?
Overall, we will be returning with and without our kids.
best lunch at cedar park area – I go to freda's every Wednesday and Friday lunch, their lunch special is amazing. $6.95 for fried catfish and coconut shrimp, or pecan tilapia with rice and veges. I love it. service is excellent there.
Great Food and Great Atmosphere – This is my second time visiting Freda Seafood Grille. I was surprised to hear that Fredas was a non corporate restaurant because of its size and decor. I ordered the Cajun ribeye even though it was a seafood restaurant, and it was delicious. My wife had the mahi with mango salsa, and she loved it. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food, but the wine, she was a bit of a novice. When we went to visit Fredas, it had live jazz music, which complimented well with the full bar scene. With Freda's eclectic atmosphere and great food, it makes an excellent place to dine.
good place, like it – I just moved from CA to cedar park. was told by friends that freda's is a good place to go. i am not a fish person. but my fiend brought me over anyway. the restaurant looks really nice inside. marble table with beautiful lighting. there's a pianist playing at the corner the bar, really lovely.
our waitress mentioned to us that she is kind of new, but she did a very good job, has a good knowledge about the food and wine, very professional and polite. my friend got the sea-bass, I got the ribeye since I don't care for fish. man the steak is fantastic, I was surprised to find that a seafood restaurant can serve this kind of steak. perfect temp, perfect seasoning and perfect marbling. my friend finished the whole plate clean, this is the first time I ever see her finish the whole meal. the waitress suggested us bread pudding. a best dessert I ever had!
definitely it is a wonderful experience. romantic atmosphere, delicious food, excellent service!!! will come back for sure
Uninspired food, worse service. – Run by people with zero restaurant experience (presumably not even as patrons).
I went to Freda?s last October with my sister-in-laws family and parents-in-law. We have gone there 6-7 times for brunch and have had mediocre experiences at best. In fact, we keep swearing that we won't go back but it is very conveniently located. Well, that last visit was definitely the last!
It turns out Freda?s had changed what they were serving on the buffet to save money (with no corresponding reduction in price) and no one seemed to know what was available and what wasn't. Specifically they took sausage off the brunch buffet. I thought it was an oversight, or they were momentarily out, and when I asked the fellow carving the meat didn't have an answer for me. We had to get a manager after 15 minutes of waiting for it to be brought out, only to be told it was no longer a part of brunch and that we would have to be satisfied with bacon.
To make matters worse, I couldn't get my alternative choice either! I was in the mood for meat, not fish for breakfast/brunch so I ordered the prime rib. After accepting a slice of overdone meat from the carver, I asked for horseradish sauce to go with it. The bewildered carver looked at me and asked what that was. He then claimed that they only ever serve it with au jus, but suggested I try it with the raw horseradish set out for the shrimp. What idiots!
I spoke with the manager again, but he only confirmed that they had no knowledge of what horseradish sauce was and suggested I make do with the raw horseradish or the au jus. I told him we couldn't come back after that experience and he didn't seem to care.
Skip this restaurant. With the toll road being built at the junction of 183 & 620 I am sure more competition is coming soon!
Freda's needs a rehaul – I have visited this restaurant on several occasions and I have yet to get a pleasureable experience. The food is fantastic and the place is just beautiful, but how good can all that be if the waitstaff, hostess and manager are just NOT customer friendly. This is esstial for a good company/restaurant, it is in serious need of a rehaul, new management, something, I will probably not return until I see some changes from other peoples' ratings and experience.
IT'S TOOOOO BAD!!!!...CEDAR PARK NEEDS A COOL PLACE – The menu is inviting. The patio, with live music is an attraction. The bar area is nice. But UNFORTUNATLY Freda's FAILS. Cedar Park needs a trendy and inviting place and Freda's is sooo close. Freda's could be a popular resturant...BUT! The Waitstaff isn't over worked....THEY just don't know you're there....it takes ages in the hugh EMPTY resturant for the wait staff to even notice you......once they do....you probably wont get your salad first(our waiter actually tried to take away our entrees once we pointed out his mistake). Our drink orders were simple but didn't arrive until the end of our meal(we placed them before we ordered a salad) and it still wasn't right(there were only two of us). Overall, the resturant was empty, the waitstaff was poor, the food was average and we wanted SOOOOOO bad to be able to recommend this place to our friends....but....we can't. It's just a "Denny's" of Sea Food. Higher prices, worse service.
Sorry Fredas, as a small business owner, I had hoped to praise you
Passion drives Freda – I dined at Fredas on more than one occasion and have had great and lousy service. As with any restaurant I've been to, this one as its mood swings. The food is always great and service has been good to superior, the only downfall is their lack of communication. If an item is out, the server should inform the guest BEFORE ordering. If a wine is out of stock and has been for several months, take it off the wine list! Overall, the restaurant is worthwhile, the owner is there almost 24/7 and she really cares about her customers. If you ever go in, ask for Freda and ask her what she desires out of her restaurant. I bet you that she gives you more than the standard reply of money.
good fish, bad everything else – I went with a group of friends to dinner yesterday here. I ordered a shrimp quesadilla and pecan crusted trout to share with my boyfriend. We told them to just bring out all the food at once. After waiting for our food for 30 minutes, the waiter brought out the food 1 plate at a time and 2 minutes between each plate. My quesadillas, not to mention, it is an appetizer came out 5 minutes after everybody else's food. No word for the waiter the entire time. The waiter did not check with us at all regarding the food. He did not bring out the mango salsa that was supposed to be the highlight of the shrimp dish. The quesadillas were greasy and cannot even compare to a fast mexican food chain. The shrimp was below average. Service was horrible. I will never go back again.
Bad Service, Good French Fries – We went for dinner on a Thursday night and the restaurant was not busy, but the service was terrible. Waiter forgot the salads, forgot a side order, and forgot to comp our gift certificate when we were ready to pay the bill. The coconut shrimp and fried catfish and french fries were good, but wouldn't have been worth it without the gift certificate. Maybe go for drinks and live jazz music in the bar, skip the restaurant.
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