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“Pearls and Oysters” 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 #563 of 3,231 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
Austin, Texas
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83 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Pearls and Oysters”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

This restaurant is located in Austin and Round Rock and consistantly over the years has always provided some of the best seafood in Austin. Super friendly staff(especially Manny) that are very attentive with their customers. They offer some of the best fried oysters and shrimp anywhere including those coastal seafood restaurants. Be they fried or raw, this is the place to go if you love fresh seafood. Also, not to be missed is their seafood gumbo made fresh daily. Lots of great appetizers and daily specials. Combo platters of shrimp and oysters is fantastic along with a nice bowl of gumbo.. Get hooked at this super seafood restaurant!!!!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Horseshoe Bay, Texas
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108 reviews 108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
18 helpful votes 18 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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“Best fried shrimp in Austin Texas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

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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“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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108 reviews 108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 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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