Welcome to Dead Fish Grill in Belton, Texas! We are a lakefront restaurant conveniently located within driving distance from Temple, Harker Heights, Killeen and Waco. We offer indoor and outdoor seating, regularly scheduled live entertainment, and private event spaces to accommodate a variety of occasions.

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Great Atmosphere, Fantastic Margaritas & Delicious Food

We are a casual dining restaurant located on beautiful Belton Lake in Belton, Texas. Since opening in July 2008, we have become well-known for our great atmosphere, fantastic margaritas and delicious food.

In the early 1950s the Army Corps of Engineers started construction of Belton Lake in central Texas. A young entrepreneur had a big idea. During the construction of Belton Lake, Frank Smith sold hot dogs and cold drinks to the construction workers during the hot, Texas afternoons. He iced down sodas in the family’s washtub and cooked hot dogs on a fire. Fifty years later, Frank’s legacy lives on through a full-service restaurant and a newly-renovated marina where he began his venture over 55 years ago.

Hours of Operation

Get a live look at the lake!


Dead Fish Grill features live, local artists most Friday and Saturday nights! Check out our Entertainment page for information on our 2019 artists we will be featuring this summer!



Rent a boat from FRANK'S MARINA and get a discount at DEAD FISH GRILL! support

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