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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

#28 of 3,010 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487 (Gibson)
+1 512-291-7300
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12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Odessa, Texas
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My sister and I ate here for lunch on our last day in Austin and what a way to end the trip. This was honestly one of the BEST meals i have ever had and I like to consider myself a bit of a foodie. We started with a combination of raw oysters that were devoured in about 2 minutes.... More 

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Thank Rina B
Houston, Texas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had such a wonderful Birthday lunch at Perla's in Austin. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was very nice and the wait staff was very attentive. Now that I know they're Dog-Friendly, next time, I'll bring my doggie, Lot, so we can have our picture taken and put on the wall of dog friend photos... I really enjoyed the... More 

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Thank serina828
Austin, Texas
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a huge fan of the lobster roll and Perlas has one of the best. It's also the one of the most expensive in Austin but the service is top notch and it's totally worth the price.

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Thank perrytexas
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is amazing. The food was great. Beautiful patio,great place to have a brunch with a group. I will definitely be coming back.

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Thank Jon S
Long Beach, New York
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend in Austin recommended and it had a great vibe. I'm not a huge oyster man, but the recommendations from the waiter for smaller ones were spot-on, as was my scallop dinner. Good wine and time.

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Thank JBeechLBNY
Sarasota, Florida
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When in Austin, go to Perlas. Amazing oysters and incredible food. I highly recommend the Lobster Bucatini. It comes with a very generous portion of lobster and is out of this world!

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Thank NMO941
Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting with the pretty lights in the trees on the patio. Great vibe in this upscale restaurant on South Congress. Food was amazing especially the Grilled Octopus. Very good service from the guys behind the bar (thank you Tim and Ryan). Good selection of local beers. This might be the place to go on that special occasion, or even... More 

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Thank Fish-Fun-Seaker
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was very nice, but pricey. Lots of locals, which always means it's good. Portions are very big. We split the cheeseburger which was delicious! Two patties, definitely big enough for 2 ladies to share, plus crispy thin fries (yum). But I'm going to RAVE about the grits! A layer of cheese over a layer of lobster meat over... More 

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Thank Mercedes R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful space, beautiful people, fabulous service and exquisite seafood. New orleans bbq oysters. Calamari. For starters Crispy snapper! Great dinner. Absolutely lousy parking.

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Thank Jack M
Oklahoma
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192 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group arrived for lunch. Everyone enjoyed their dish. I had the crab Louis. It was served with fried green tomatoes. Very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 19:00
Monday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
    (Gibson)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-291-7300

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?