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Jack Gilmore Dives Into Seafood With Salt Traders Coastal Cooking, Now Open

Raw bar, lobster rolls, and coastal-inspired cocktails

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking
Salt Traders Coastal Cooking
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Chef Jack Gilmore’s seafood-centric Salt Traders Coastal Cooking is now open in Round Rock beginning with dinner service. This is the second restaurant concept for the veteran chef and the team behind Jack Allen’s Kitchen. It took over the space formerly occupied by Mexican restaurant Mesa Rosa at 2850 I-35 North.

Inspired by memorable meals eaten by the sea, Salt Traders’ supper menu features fresh fish, chowder, and non-seafood favorites such as wood-fired chicken, a thick cut pork chop, steak, and burger. The raw bar serves Gulf oysters, ceviche, crudo, and more. From the drink menu, expect a wide range of beverages from beer, wine, and bubbles to cocktails like a pisco sour, mojito, and a frozen grapefruit margarita.

With conservation top of mind, Salt Traders’ seafood is sustainably sourced along the U.S. coastline, and the restaurant has partnered with the Coastal Conservancy Association to which a portion of proceeds will be donated.

The space—designed by Levy Architects—includes a patio, bar seating, and tables and reflects its coastal influences with reclaimed wood and thematic artwork. Gilmore runs the restaurant with co-owner Tom Kamm, while chef Chris Ten Eyck oversees the kitchen, and David Toby manages the beverage program.

Dinner service is offered Sundays through Thursdays from 4 to 10 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Happy hour is Mondays through Fridays from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Lunch service will be added soon.

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking

2850 North Interstate Highway 35, , TX 78681 (512) 351-9724 Visit Website

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