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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

#37 of 3,217 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487 (Gibson)
512-291-7300
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 171
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Incredible

Absolutely incredible. Everything we ate was amazing, and the our waitress was excellent. You can't go wrong with anything on this menu-- but make sure to finish with the salted caramel pot de creme!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
BrittaJL
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New York, NY
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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299 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York, NY
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Absolutely incredible. Everything we ate was amazing, and the our waitress was excellent. You can't go wrong with anything on this menu-- but make sure to finish with the salted caramel pot de creme!

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Eaton, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A great selection of food. Fresh seafood plates. The staff was very friendly with our grandchild. Good time.

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North Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had lunch here on the covered outdoor deck. Everything is lovely - the decor, the food, the staff. We had the crab cakes and the green soup with scallops - both delicious and cooked to perfection. The waiter gave us the recommendation for the Lemon fritters with the mascarpone ice cream. 5 big Texas stars!

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Houston, Texas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We went to Perla's for our anniversary dinner since we were in town and we were SO glad we did! The grilled oysters were the best I've ever had, just wish the plate had more than 5 on it! I had the halibut and it was perfectly cooked with a bit of a crisp to the outside, moist and flaky... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Split a half dozen Maine oysters (blue tips, I think) with a bowl of hush puppies and a huge hunk of toasted bread that were all delicious. Wife had halibut over risotto and I had red snapper over a nice Spanish rice. Both were very good, but the halibut was better. They served us a gratis dish of mac and... More 

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Denver
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This place was one of my favorites! We came for a special occasion dinner and enjoyed every minute of it. We sat on the covered part of the patio but it felt just like we were outside. Everything we ordered was great, the french fries are beyond delicious. All the staff was super friendly, from the hostess to our server,... More 

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Perla's is a relaxed yet polished restaurant in the midst of trendy SoCo. (South of Congress Street.) The front translucent tent was lovely, with comfortable director chairs and picnic tables among live trees. Good for people watching or stepping away from the busy sidewalk. The staff was fantastic. The food was exquisite. The spicy shrimp with Texas toast was a... More 

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austin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a fun place with great atmosphere IF you are OUTSIDE. Don't get stuck inside as it is not as 'cool'. The food is very good and really makes an effort to evolve with different tastes and styles. Good SoCo people watching.

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Austin, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We came here for a date. The ambience is very casual. The servers look like an old Tommy Hilfiger add with their plaid or striped shirts, docker style pants, and Van's shoes. It was the first time I tried grilled octopus. It is a bit chewy, but he flavor is out of this world! I had the halibut with crab... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Started with amazing oysters. Followed by great fish, shoestring fries and BBQ asparagus. Everything cooked to perfection. Great desserts and friendly service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
    (Gibson)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-291-7300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Oyster Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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