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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

#26 of 3,045 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487 (Gibson)
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great for a date night restaurant. I enjoyed the outdoor seating, excellent food and friendly staff.

Thank Kristin A
Isle of Palms
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant was great, service was great but not cheap however the food was excellent. I would give it five stars but it was pricey.

Thank IOPdad
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had cocktails and dinner on a Thursday night, and it was a real treat. The drinks were good, and the fish even better. I had the sea bass, my friend the red snapper, and my daughter had the hanger steak. Everything was great, and the sides that came with the plates were very tasty. We will be back for... More 

Thank austinteri
Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I like Perla's, we eat here often, friends were in town so we drop in for an early Sunday dinner. Everyone's meal was good, wine good, wait staff good... But my swordfish was the smallest piece of fish I have ever had at any restaurant...ever! If I had just been with my wife and not another couple I would have... More 

Thank MKF526
arlington tx,76006
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were referred to this place by friends. We drove by and did the "eh" test when we got to town. Decided to give it a shot since one of us wanted raw oysters. Nothing was a disappointment! We were glad we went back! Would love to go back when weather is cooler to sit outside....that is where it was... More 

Thank littlepatty
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Austin Day, we sat outside under the large Oak tree for lunch. My husband had the lobster roll and cannot stop talking about how delicious it was. So here I am, a month later finally leaving a review! I had the fish sandwich and it was delicious as well. Great experience and delicious food and drinks!

Thank Crystal F
McAllen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little pricey, but worth the food and atmosphere. We sat outside and people watched for hours. The waiter was so gracious!

Thank carrie s
Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and i stopped in for a late lunch. It seems most good restaurants have a long wait (>1hr) for lunch. This one was 30 minutes. Unique cocktail selections, but expensive. I had the lobster omelet which was overcooked, rubbery, and not tasty. My wife had the Crab Florentine, which was better than mine. We started with the Brandied... More 

Thank Ed K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancée and I stopped in from the heat for a nightcap and were greeted with friendly faces and wonderful atmosphere. The patio is magical all lit up. Very romantic. Good drinks too!

Thank Robert S. S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best seafood in the city. Amazing oyster selection. Fish was fresh, delicious, cooked perfectly. Sea bass cheeks were outstanding. Redfish, delicious. All oysters were perfect. Service was top notch. Atmosphere - a little loud for my taste, but I understand noisy and crowded places are "in". I could eat here every single day.

Thank Elsomalo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, 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: 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?