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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

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1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
+1 512-291-7300
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (58 reviews)
“oysters” (164 reviews)
“lobster roll” (42 reviews)
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Perlas seafood and oyster bar has a great ambiance inside and outside fresh seafood and especially freshly chucked oysters friendly staff well worth the visit

Thank Keyhole7
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We only stayed one night in Austin so we wanted something nice. The atmosphere of the restaurant was great. Since it was a little loud inside we opted to eat outside and enjoyed a nice breeze while eating. We started with an oyster sampler and...More

Thank Kkoleary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perlas was recommended to us before we arrived. I was told there is always a long wait so I did make a reservation. We had lunch before heading back to the airport. We started with 4 types of oysters- be careful with the horseradish it...More

Thank EllenMWood
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town visiting for 2 nights and we told by many people you have to walk down Congress Avenue, have dinner at Perla’s and see live music at The Continental Club. We did it all and had a blast. Being from NY we...More

Thank Yanks11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, Good service, great outdoor dining, good people watching, diverse menu, full on Tuesday, I recommend reservations, expensive

Thank Richard M
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Beautiful patio, great drinks and huge portions of food (in my opinion). Everything we had was delicious.

1  Thank darci_mccrory
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Somewhat typical of places in area. Crowded with young people during happy hour then lightens until dinner hr Suggest reservations Drinks.a bit expensive Food mediocre Active

Thank stewart j
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

This was our first trip to Perla’s. It was recommended by close friends who visit Austin often. We had the calamari and BBQ shrimp appetizers while we waited for our reservation. Both were excellent, however leaving the head and shell on the very large shrimp...More

1  Thank wernerjutta16
Reviewed May 1, 2018

Thought the food, drinks, and atmosphere were all excellent. Located on SoCo, it's walkable from most of the popular places and in middle of a great, lively area. We tried to make reservations and couldn't get them, so do it early, or just go to...More

1  Thank bruce c
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

The food is good, as is the service. I didn't find that the quality justifies the prices. It is a lovely restaurant and has a beautiful patio.

1  Thank doxiefoster
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June 18, 2016|
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Response from hbrown1025 | Reviewed this property |
Not really, I saw shirts n pants, shorts, summer dresses.
February 19, 2015|
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Response from ALAN W | Reviewed this property |
Although I certainly can't answer for the restaurant, I'm sure they can accommodate your tastes & needs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-291-7300
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