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“Delightfully Delicious”
Review of Clark's Oyster Bar

Clark's Oyster Bar
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Ranked #114 of 3,833 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Blanco
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Only had appetizers (ceviche, oysters, & crab Louis salad) but the service was wonderful and everything tasted great with a fantastic surrounding to boot.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

Been meaning to try Clarks since we first noticed it a couple of months ago. Last night (Friday) we showed up around 6pm and put our name on the list for a table outside. We already knew that inside was fully booked.

While waiting about 30-40 minutes for our table we sat at one of the bars and ordered a drink and the waitress brought us some bread. As we watched the food coming out of the kitchen we were really impressed.

When we sat down outside we ordered a couple of dozen mixed Oysters. (4 types) I remember one type was called white cap from Massachusetts and it was my favorite of the 4 by a long way.

For main dish we shared the mussels and clams. They were incredible. My daughter had the Cioppino, also amazing.

I cannot wait to go back to Clarks and try more of their menu. Oops I almost forgot to mention the amazing string fries and the tasty Brussels we had as sides.

Highly recommended.

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Thank Mark N
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Drive down 6th St, and you spot yellow striped awnings with people sitting outside at tables and a rail bar - looks like a hot dog stand, but no! The best meal we had in Austin! I suggest you make a reservation, the place is small...we came on a Monday night early and got the last table, which was outside. Inside is sleek & clean lines. we started with raw oysters, Wellspoint, delicious. Our waiter, Eric, was very knowledgeable. With the beer, I was brought a small taster when I couldn't decide about the Heffeweisen (which I then ordered and it too was delicious & fresh). Between us, we had the wood roasted oysters (fat and plump with bacon & bread crumbs & perfect seasoning, 5 to the plate), the shells with cheese & crab (Fabulous), the New England clam chowder (possibly the best we have had anywhere) and the finale, the Basque tart with cherries & cream cheese ice cream (killer!!!!!). I can't say enough good things about this place. The food, the service ,all wonderful.

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Thank JBBokky
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Okay, so here's the deal . . . there a (6) tables. However, there is plenty of bar seating and outdoor "rail" seating. The food is EXCELLENT and the atmosphere is a "true" dining experience as opposed to the usual "American" belief that food should be slammed and not tasted. The staff at Clark's actually encourages you to ENJOY your food and STAY until YOU are ready to leave! Bright idea! The mussels, clams, grilled fish, salad, etc were perfect. For dessert there was a cake that tasted like a cross between a pound cake and a lemon cookie from the Island of Capri . . . this thing almost made us cry it was so good! And, they topped it with dark, rich cherries . . . When you visit, be prepared for a crowd and don't try to "push" your agenda of getting in right away . . . this is an "experience" . . . so enjoy!

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Thank Mis_Adventurous
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This place represents new Austin. The vibe is more New York City or Italy. Small tight place. We walked in at 8pm on Monday and ate at the middle table in the bar area. Food is fresh and good. A bit high in price but I think you are paying for the experience more than the food. At the price I would expect the wait staff to be a tad better. Understand we are at the bar vs a table but that doesn't mean we deserve any less service as we are paying the same price. I had to ask for my salad to be returned as they came out with dressing all over it when I stated twice on the side. Additionally, my husband was going to take a bite of my salad and didn't want one of his own. The waiter heard that and split the salad onto two plates. Fine ok until we saw they charged us a $1 to do that. OK really not that big of a deal but not what we requested and salad already $12. Wine list has good selection. Wish had a few more choices by the glass as it was a Monday night and didn't want entire bottle. Being March I think it is fine to eat outside and we would have if tables free. Summer months it will be way to hot. At least half of their tables are outside. As we sat in the bar could see the food coming out and even being cooked. Food not an issue. I actually look forward to having more of it. Staff a bit of a problem for me. Didn't like the attitude of the hostess to water guys. Living here for 40 years this is the new Austin and I must change with it. However, I think I will take my dollars else where for a bit. Probably give them a try later if they last. Total bill was $122 for dozen oysters, wedge salad, clam chowder, mussels main course and two glasses of wine. Would like to give higher ranking based on food but overall just average with the staff.

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