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Shoal Creek Saloon

909 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4946
+1 512-474-0805
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good53%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“crawfish” (19 reviews)
“poboy” (2 reviews)
“hamburger” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
909 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4946
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place used to be awesome. We went last night and got the smallest oysters ever. I don't know what is going on, perhaps a financial crisis?

Thank smile4you
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge back porch on the creek- food truck with crawfish and lots of beer choices- great start. One of us had a great hamburger and the others had the crawfish etouffee. Never had it with “blonde” roux - but it was terrific. Service was perfect....More

Thank Susan Y
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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Great spot for some beer and crawfish in Austin. Nothing fancy, just some good people and good food. Nice to sit on the outdoor porch when the weather is nice.

Thank Claw1974
Reviewed 4 February 2018

The Cajun gumbo had a good flavor, although the andouille sausage was quite bland. The fried spicy green beans are deep-fried with a coating; although they were tasty, they certainly aren't for the diet-conscious. We split a huge oyster po' boy sandwich; the oysters were...More

Thank MichiganBanjoMan
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We came across this place for our first night in Austin and it was definitely one of the best meals we’ve had in the USA. I had the fried shrimp and really enjoyed the meal! So delicious! My friend had the chicken tenders and it...More

Thank Bree G
Reviewed 29 October 2017

This sounded like a fun place to have a beer and some good food. We had both. And at a very reasonable price. Not only was the food good but the staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our meal and drinks. When it...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

At first glance, the restaurant looks like any other business in a shopping strip. The large New Orleans Saints helmet on the roof and the Saloon with the Texas Star sign gives the restaurant an air of authenticity. I started with the Boudin Balls as...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 3 August 2017

I have been going here for dinner and lunch for years. The quality is suffering. Not only are the prices increasing $19.99 for a dozen of gulf oysters, but they were so tiny. Compared to Quality Seafood they size and price are lacking the quality...More

Thank smile4you
Reviewed 28 July 2017

The Saloon has many great dishes, including all you can eat fried catfish on Fridays. However, my favorite is their hamburger. The burger pattie is good, not unlike many others, but what makes their burger great is the bun. Yes, I said the bun. I'm...More

Thank Helen V
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We found this place to watch LSU in the world series. They have our favorite Abita on tap. The service was great and we had a fun time with the other LSU fans.

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1 November 2015|
Response from Clay56 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely; we see families in there all the time. The kids can play shuffleboard or look for turtles in the creek while the grown-ups talk.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4946
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-474-0805
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Shoal Creek Saloon sits on the bank of Austin’s infamous Shoal Creek. Owned by Ray Canfield for over 23 years, the Saloon has a long history of being the favored watering hole of politicos, lobbyists, Austin’s “Weird” and sports fans of all persuasions. ​ The Louisiana Cuisine is complimented by the likes of scrumptious Rib Eye Steaks, the biggest Smoked Pork Chop in Texas, and the extra spicy Reynaldo Burger. ​ Known as the Austin Home of “New Orleans Saints Fans” there are 31 colored TV’s, and a full length shuffleboard table you can play for free. So come and sit Creekside on the best covered, outdoor patio in town and enjoy a truly “Austintacious Dining Experience!”
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