Atkins Seafood began as a fish market serving Ellis County, but as word spread, it bowed to the demand for fresh, prepared dishes and now offers lunch and dinner.
Atkins is a gem hidden from casual visitors to Waxahachie in its unassuming building and location at 300 Ferris Avenue right by the railroad tracks.
Customers order at the counter from the regular menu or the daily specials. Atkins brings in their fish fresh daily, so customers have some constantly changing items to choose from.
Meals are brought to your table in baskets or disposable dishes that fit perfectly with its diner-like atmosphere. Service is friendly, quick, and efficient.
Atkins’ menu includes salads, sandwiches, soups, and entrees. Generally, they have some fried, grilled, and blackened options. I always have good intentions of eating healthy when I go, but all too often I end up with their excellent fried shrimp or oysters. When I do manage to stick to my diet, I still eat very well by choosing one of their salads topped with fresh fish. On our last visit, the menu included gumbo and lobster bisque, both of which were excellent. Atkins keeps its Facebook page up to date with the daily specials so you can get hungrier before you ever arrive.
If the great meal leaves you wanting more seafood and inspired to cook, check out the case of fresh fish. Offerings will include the fresh fish of the day, which varies according to the season and what is biting.