Restaurant Opening Alert

Round Rock hooks fresh new restaurant from favorite Austin chef

Round Rock hooks fresh new restaurant from favorite Austin chef

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking seafood restaurant
Salt Traders Coastal Cooking is now open in Round Rock. Salt Traders Coastal Cooking/Facebook

Round Rock gets a fresh option for seafood with the opening of Salt Traders Coastal Cooking, a new concept from chef Jack Gilmore of Jack Allen's Kitchen.

Co-owners Gilmore and Tom Kamm capture a coastal vibe with the new seafood-centric eatery. "We were inspired by our travels and trips all along the American coastline, from the Bahamas to the Gulf to the East Coast. Each place had something different we loved, so we tried to capture that coastal vibe and each region's unique cooking style and bring it back to Salt Traders Coastal Cooking," says Gilmore in a release.

Dishes include scallop pasta, wood-fired salmon, blackened fish enchiladas, and a shrimp and lobster roll, all under the direction of executive chef Chris Ten Eyck. A massive wraparound raw bar filled with Gulf oysters, ceviche, crudo, and seasonal options is a focal point of the space.

The craft cocktail lineup reflects the coastal vibe with options such as a frozen grapefruit margarita and coconut mojito. These frosty beverages, as well as any of the sips off the extensive beer and wine list, can be enjoyed on the covered patio.

Salt Traders is open for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 4-10 pm and Friday and Saturday from 4-10:30 pm. Lunch service will follow.