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Shoal Creek Saloon

909 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4946
+1 512-474-0805
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good53%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“catfish” (28 reviews)
“shrimp po boy” (5 reviews)
“burger” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
909 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4946
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We caught the LSU-Ole Miss game at Shoal Creek. The service was great. It's hard to comment on the food since we ate elsewhere; the desert we ordered was delicious and reasonably priced.

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Crawfish Etoufee was good and full of flavor. The green beans were excellent. Great service, nice atmosphere, overall a great experience.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed September 6, 2018

Walk into a small, dark bar type environment but keep on walking to the unmarked back door. Go through that door.. You'll be on a nice, covered patio with views of Shoal Creek. If you sit by the back railing you can watch turtles swimming...More

Thank Willy_Gilligan
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

In the midst of taking pics to write a poor review, my server noticed and asked the issue. I told her my oysters were burnt so she offered to remake them. I don’t like sending food back but she assured me that they would be...More

Thank Davyea
Reviewed July 7, 2018

This place has been around for a while. Why else would the neon sign advertise "color t.v."? But the food was very good, the service was fast and friendly, and the view of Shoal Creek was great from the patio out back. There are several...More

Thank capitollover
Reviewed June 6, 2018

I've been coming to Shoal Creek Saloon for the past several years and it never disappoints. Great place to sit out back and enjoy the weather while eating some great cajun food. The gumbo and catfish are my go-to's. Plus, the service has always been...More

Thank Tyler A
Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

The gumbo was delicious. The French bread was soft, not crisp. The tuna looked great but the salad was very old. I asked for another salad and got more old and moldy salad. The location is great.

Thank Gloria L
Reviewed April 10, 2018

From the outside, it looks like a bar where you'd be able to count all the teeth in the joint on one hand! But, the clientele were of all ages and walks of life. The staff were friendly and very helpful. We had great conversations...More

Thank 197pat13
Reviewed March 7, 2018

This place used to be awesome. We went last night and got the smallest oysters ever. I don't know what is going on, perhaps a financial crisis?

Thank smile4you
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Huge back porch on the creek- food truck with crawfish and lots of beer choices- great start. One of us had a great hamburger and the others had the crawfish etouffee. Never had it with “blonde” roux - but it was terrific. Service was perfect....More

Thank Susan Y
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nickelimom
November 1, 2015|
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Response from Clay56 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely; we see families in there all the time. The kids can play shuffleboard or look for turtles in the creek while the grown-ups talk.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $20
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703-4946
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-474-0805
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Description
Shoal Creek Saloon sits on the bank of Austin’s infamous Shoal Creek. Owned by Ray Canfield for over 23 years, the Saloon has a long history of being the favored watering hole of politicos, lobbyists, Austin’s “Weird” and sports fans of all persuasions. ​ The Louisiana Cuisine is complimented by the likes of scrumptious Rib Eye Steaks, the biggest Smoked Pork Chop in Texas, and the extra spicy Reynaldo Burger. ​ Known as the Austin Home of “New Orleans Saints Fans” there are 31 colored TV’s, and a full length shuffleboard table you can play for free. So come and sit Creekside on the best covered, outdoor patio in town and enjoy a truly “Austintacious Dining Experience!”
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