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“Great spot, friendly and knowledgeable service, great food!”

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar
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Ranked #32 of 3,689 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Gibson
Dallas, Texas
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great spot, friendly and knowledgeable service, great food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

Went to Perla's for the first time on July 3 with my husband. Loved our waiter, our table was ready per the Open Table reservation. Awesome Octopus, oysters, and fresh fish beautifully prepared. It was bustling but we were not rushed. Very interesting wine list with top drawer names, and not too pricey wine pricing. Agree with another reviewer that it's more like $$$ not $$ especially if you have oysters which are delicious but pricey. (Raw Oysters anywhere in the Texas summer will be pricey)

  • Visited July 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“Trendy place with good food but pricey”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

Perla's is one of the trendy restaurants on south Congress so always very crowded. There is a nice outdoor patio if the Texas heat isn't too bad. The interior has a sort of New England fishing village feel to it & there is a large fish tank. It was moderately but not excessively noisy. Since parking is difficult in the south Congress area, you can get 2 hrs free parking in the close by parking structure with validation from Perla's. The food was very good but very expensive. We went for a special family occasion so could justify the cost. I had a lobster roll. There was a good portion of lobster in mayonnaise served on a delicious bun. The mac and cheese was very good and so were the cheesy grits & hush puppies. Servings are small so there were few leftovers. Had a white Russian from the bar, perfectly made. Service was good even though it was crowded. I would recommend only for a special occasion or if you really want to impress someone due to the high prices.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Great waiter and Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

First visit and based off feedback from site.
Very pleased but think $$ should be more like $$$. Our waiter made great recomendations and we were not let down. Will be back on mext visit.

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Houston
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“The best oysters I've ever eaten!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

This place is great! Friendly knowledgeable staff, great patio and fresh seafood... Order a variety of the raw oysters! Simply amazing!

  • Visited June 2013
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Spring Branch, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great for fresh Oysters and Sparkling Wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Outdoor seating under a hundred + year old oak tree on the SOCO drag in the middle of all the fun. Great people watching perch.

Visited June 2013
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