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“Fried Flounder!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Deckhand Oyster Bar

Deckhand Oyster Bar
500 Parker Rd., Round Rock, TX
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Ranked #21 of 297 Restaurants in Round Rock
Cuisines: Seafood
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Frisco, Texas
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“Fried Flounder!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

As stated over and over again the oysters are wonderful! Since we were passing through town we wanted to try something local vs chain, but limited risk. The locals come here frequently as noted by the wait staff greeting by first names. My hubby asked about the fried flounder on the menu..he wanted to clarify that it was the whole fish..everything but the head was the response, I was hooked!
I ordered the flounder, while hubby stuck with catfish, which was supposed to be two filets..we concluded that the cook doesn't know how to count, especially since when we had 6 oysters each...and there were 2 extras left on the ice? It was too hard to leave this cozy spot after we paid our tab..we were served other round of beer:) oh, and the food was perfect!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Austin, Texas, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Delicious seafood!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Like I am sure everyone has said, you can't miss the bright orange building! It has a hole in the wall atmosphere (which we appreciate) and the food is amazing! The varieties of oysters on the half shell is awesome! And the shrimp poboys are yummy! Then, there is the Tom Yum soup which my husband gets EVERY time we go!
I will be honest, the service used to be atrocious but it is greatly improved!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great oysters, fried catfish and prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

You can't miss this building - it's painted bright orange! And you won't want to miss their oysters. Great quality! We've tried all the oysters - raw and prepared. The raw are great and our favorite baked ones are the La Frontera oysters. I love the Fried Catfish and the prices are great. Casual atmosphere and the waitstaff is good.

  • 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great oysters and fish. Avoid the gumbo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This place has no equal in Austin for their oysters. Their seafood selections are awesome too. The gumbo is not great and the Tom yum soup is horrible.
Étouffée is fair.
The place sometimes has a funky cleaning product smell that's an appetite killer.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Austin, Texas
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“Such a great place to have outside Austin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The staff is great. The food is awesome. The wait moves quickly and is worth every minute. Get the oysters - raw and cooked. Get the papaya salad. Just go there.

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