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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

#28 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487 (Gibson)
+1 512-291-7300
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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
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Climax, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the best meals I've had in a long time! The seafood was so fresh, and the service was great! Listen to server's recommendations on specials - they won't steer you wrong.

Thank heidibrown5006
Long Beach, California
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a lovely Saturday afternoon and Perla's looked inviting and lively. We had drinks and oyster shooters. The restaurant was packed and you could tell the staff were in a bit of a mad rush. We were happy to have the respite because the restaurant is so pretty and the drinks and oyster shooters are good. However, if you're... More 

Thank RChop
Seattle, Washington
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120 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Based upon the rave reviews and recommendation of a top Austin chef, I anticipated a great . No one mentioned back in parking on Congress, ugh. Then the 3 young things at the hostess check were immersed in a discussion that clearly took precedence over saying "welcome." As a uber user of OpenTable I thought a request for a window... More 

1 Thank Hystericalhappiness
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182 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great bustling patio. Very good Cape Cod cuisine. Oysters and Rose seemed like the plan in the late afternoon. Will I Go Back? Yes. Dinner menu looks interesting plus it's great people watching

Thank WillIGoBack
East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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109 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They were doing a homemade donut based upon girl scout cookies, Awesome and well worth it. We did brunch with multiple bloody mary options including a bloody Caesar and a couple of vodka drinks that worked well. Brunch was overall excellent , and was capped off by a loss of power for that area of austin. The staff were amazing... More 

Thank Alisha F
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in and had lunch on Saturday afternoon. The food was terrific and and wine selection is good. Had oysters as an appetizer, they were pricey but the cocktail sauce was home made and terrific It is a great place to people watch.

Thank harry j
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great south Austin restaurant. Live md here it and love this place. Great appeal and food and South Austin experience. The oysters are out off site. They will put a candle on your birthday cake of oysters. I LOVE Perlas. The place is Lit!

Thank Mike E
San Antonio, Texas
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85 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at Perla's this past Sunday (Brunch menu). It was a very nice experience. The menu had more than several items on the menu that looked more than appealing so that it took quite awhile to decide what to have. The food was good. The server was timely and efficient. There are outdoor seats, so we plan to... More 

Thank Carla F
Cedar Park, Texas
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486 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With their outdoor sofas and tables, this convenient corner restaurant is a great choice when cruising South Congress St. We drifted by several other places, but we preferred not to have the dominant tacos, and definitely wanted the comfort of sitting and the convenience of a rest room. While not inexpensive, this place was great. I ordered the Shrimp Po-Boy... More 

Thank janels
Madison, Connecticut
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three days in Austin at the beginning of a 3 week swing out west, had us longing for a seafood home port. Perla's has a reputation to uphold so we were happy to stop in. Always amazing how you can sense things will go well just by first impressions. A really bustling, aquamarine environment running like a well oiled machine... More 

Thank Lars G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?