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“Awesome fried shrimp” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pacific Star Restaurant & Oyster Bar

Pacific Star Restaurant & Oyster Bar
13507 N Highway 183, Austin, TX 78750-2207 (Northwest Austin)
512-219-5373
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Ranked #400 of 3,160 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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Good for: Families with children
Neighborhood: Northwest Austin
Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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91 reviews 91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Awesome fried shrimp”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Don't be fooled by the look of the place. They absolutely make the best fried shrimp ever. Consistently good on every visit over the years. Yes, I have been going here for years. Good fries and gumbo too. And if you have room, try the shrimp cocktail too.

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English first
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Best fried shrimp in Austin Texas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

Try this place if you're looking for fried shrimp like you remember eating as a kid. Their other entrées are good but I measure a restaurant by the quality and taste of it's fried shrimp. I try others but end up coming back here every time.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Shanghai, China
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
“Crawfish Pirogue!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Currently, I don't visit Austin without making a stop to Pacific Star with friends. It's the kind of place we love getting together at, for drinks and delicious food. You feel at home the minute you walk in so just find a table, sit down, and start enjoying yourself. We've probably had everything on the menu at least once, but our hands-down favorite is the Crawfish Pirogue - possibly the best dish on the planet...

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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73 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best fried shrimp in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013 via mobile

Awesome large fried shrimp. Lightly breaded and delicious. Had fried oysters too. The French fries were hot and just right. This used to be a regular spot for me when I used to live in Cedar Park. It is a no frills atmosphere but the food is extra good.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“The Best Gumbo in Austin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

After living in New Orleans many years, I missed having a good bowl of gumbo. I tried many different restaurants and I found the best gumbo at Pacific Star. They also have very good oysters on the half-shell and a better than average fish poorboy. We usually eat there at least once a month.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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