Clark's Oyster Bar Aspen

4.7
444 Reviews
$31 to $50
Oyster Bar
Clark's Aspen is the 2nd location of McGuire Moorman's popular neighborhood oyster bar set in the historic & beloved former Little Annie's location. The Clark's team has worked to uphold much of the charm of the previous tenant including fully restoring it's oak bar. The restaurant also features a bustling open kitchen and alpine version of Clark's dock side aesthetic.

Learn more about McGuire Moorman Hospitality and their family of restaurants at www.mcguiremoorman.com.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have been a fan of Clark’s since the original opened in Austin, Texas. I have also dined at the Aspen location many times; however, I will not return to the Aspen location. The food was very mediocre - we ordered oysters, crab cake, lobster roll, clam chowder, and shrimp scampi. Sad to see this restaurant produce such mediocre fare; has been an Aspen staple.

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vipbumama
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clarks is always good! Best oysters in Aspen… great food and excellent service!

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vipDENVEREATS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Clark's. Oysters are always fresh. Service is welcoming and attentive.

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vipAmyG
Houston
100 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually order the lobster roll here, but tonight we decided to try the octopus and the linguini with clams. Both dishes were delicious, but the linguini was outstanding. There were about two dozen juicy little clams with delicious herbs and the pastel had a light cream sauce rather than the usual white wine and garlic sauce. We both ordered the clam chowder as a first course and it was delicious as usual. We enjoyed the Tabasco drizzle on top, but others who dislike heat should ask for it on the side. The octopus was also terrific with a few red chilies and green olives. We are wondering what other outstanding dishes we have been missing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down our favorite restaurant to visit in Athens. The tables are spacious and give you plenty of room to spread out. The service was amazing, the ambiance with the fire was so quaint and the food is a standout. Love, love, love.

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vipTXHT
Houston
143 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific always. Five star seafood dining. Can’t beat it

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing. Cioppino was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had. It was that good.

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vipJuniper2424
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Huge disappointment. Been here multiple times and has always been good. This time service was average at best.
My shrimp scampi had noodles added to it that had been sitting for hours. The chicken dish my wife had was so dry and the flavor was some of the worst I have tasted.
The food seemed rushed and unpleasant.
For the price, my money goes elsewhere in aspen.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

We got engaged that day. We told them. They didn’t do anything special. Surprising.

JP
vipJacquelineP
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!!

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AliI
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fabulous food and fun ambience. We will definitely be back

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vipejmtlx
Palm Springs
42 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really good food, especially by Aspen standards that are a lot of show and not much go. Knowledgeable server, good portion sizes ( not too big, not too small, at fair prices). The only negative was the salad was drenched in vinaigrette, so the only discernable flavor was the vinegar and not the greens

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MaryMargaret
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Aspen, the staff, particularly Anthony, Liz, John are awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Aspen

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vipMaryanneS
San Diego
57 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The lighting is so bad that you can not see your food. You can not read the menu without holding a light from the phone. We saw everyone young and old trying to read the menu. It was so awful 😞 and we were there with a very well known chef from Miami and he said it ruined the dining experience.

Must have the tables lite !

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Steve
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was great unfortunately our server kept trying to clear our table even though we were still eating. I literally had to hold my fork over the brussel sprouts and still she kept trying to take stuff off our table. Felt rushed to finish our bottle of wine. There were empty tables so don’t understand why.

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PaulaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove in from Boulder, for a weekend in Aspen. An accident and construction on 70 delayed our arrival by about 45 minutes. The team at Clark’s was totally accommodating and made our reservation flexible. They were fantastic . We had oysters, grilled calamari and scallops. Everything was delicious & prepared perfectly. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small intimate dining with super staff. Service was great start to finish. The crab cake was delicious and the crispy snapper was perfect. We'll be back.

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ToddC
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice all around experience.

Oysters, ceviche, chicken paillaird great.

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MaryFSG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always delicious food and service, a really winner in Aspen!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to take my wife somewhere special for her Birthday dinner as we always do. With it being off season a lot of the Restaurants were closed. After a little searching and comment reviews we found just the place. The staff, ambiance, and food were great.

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Veronica
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only thing I would improve would be the crab cakes. But I was born in MD.

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vipMark
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Service was a bit slow. We love this restaurant, and think it’s one of Aspen’s gems.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Egh. Just ok. Food is mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We have dined at Clark’s several times for lunch and decided to give it a try for dinner. The food and ambiance was fantastic but our service was moderate - very different compared to the staff during the day. However, it’s still a great place to visit!

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TGreen
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat in Aspen. Good service, great food.

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Baspen
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable, relaxed ambiance with delicious food and great service!

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vipmichaelw
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Meal was expensive due to two cocktails and a dozen oysters at $4.50 each. They didn’t need to charge $2.50
For a second serving of the bread which was delicious.

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RobinS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clark's Oyster Bar is the perfect example of wanting MORE than 5 stars to review!!
This meal was one of the Top 5 that I have had worldwide. I enjoyed each bite that I took and the flavors exceeded our expectations.
Our server, Georgina, had the perfect amount of table reactions. I enjoy a "little" attention and she was perfect with this. I do not like servers coming to the table every 2 minutes.
The entire staff were perfect. Our water glasses never went empty. (I loved the glasses so much I was tempted to slip one in my pocket :-)
I witnessed the young lady setting the tables taking care, time and attention to detail. That really impressed me.
The key lime pie was outstanding and is a must. That is a high compliment especially since I am from South Florida and go to the Keys often.
There was NOTHING to complain about on this visit.
When you are in Aspen you must try this place out.
You and your tummy will not be disappointed.
Money well spent.
THANK YOU TO THE ENTIRE STAFF, FOH and BOH, for an evening that we are still talking about.
BRAVO to the chef and pastry chef!!!

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KimberlyM
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun energy! The food and service is spectacular. Can't wait to go back!

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edk1234
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and really tasty, interesting, expensive seafood.

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TracyC
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was fantastic.
Setting was very nice. Open kitchen which I always enjoy.
Food was average. Pricing was very high. Definitely was not wowed by the food for the cost.

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vipMbk22
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service!

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AllenT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, we enjoyed the entire meal. Best restaurant experience for us in a long time. Great cocktails too. We will absolutely recommend this restaurant to everyone we can. Keep up the good work. BTW, we’re in the restaurant business too, and this was top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
43 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Clarks does not disappoint; well, part of the time. I ordered the Snapper, and it was good but it’s a shame that you needed a magnifying glass to spot it over the bed of greens (only a slight exaggeration). The price point is not reflective of the amount of food served. It isn’t; even if it is Aspen. Ugh. The crunchy potatoes with chimichurri, a must order. The drinks were great! A thank you and a shout-out to JON (bartender). On a scale from 1 to 10, it’s a solid 7, but at that price-point it should be at least a 9.

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KatieP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dinner I’ve had in a long time. So beautiful too.

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vipBradB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our wait person was outstanding and extremely accommodating!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful first (and certainly not last) experience at Clark’s. From beginning to end, it was a fantastic experience. The service and ambiance was excellent but what made our experience truly exceptional was the food. The oysters were presented perfectly and the trout and halibut were perfect. I loved the halibut with the salsa verde sauce and my date loved the trout with the red chimichurri sauce. The grits were creamy and delicious. We topped the evening with a very crisp key lime tart and coffee. We will abuse coming back. Thanks for a great experience.

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vipBigSkyTravelers
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The menu has very creative options and the food was delicious. Staff very friendly, service outstanding. Was so impressed looking for an second opportunity to go back on our week's vacation in Aspen.

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Sockking
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were excellent. The Clams and mussels were superb. The crab cake was the best I’ve had since Etta’s in Seattle.
Not inexpensive but worth it. The place to go for seafood in Aspen.

FAQs

Clark's Oyster Bar Aspen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 710-2546.

Clark's Oyster Bar Aspen is rated 4.7 stars by 444 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.