Clark's Oyster Bar Aspen

4.8
105 reviews
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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.
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Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. It is fresh and fun. Started dining here in Austin Texas and was so happy it opened in aspen. A perfect fit for the low key cool you want in aspen.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic seafood. Each dish was generous and tasted great. Somewhat reasonable prices for Aspen.

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AS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiance, his parents and I came here on New Years Eve day for lunch and it was amazing. You need to make a reservation ahead of time since its so popular. The Oysters are delicious, cocktails are awesome, and the atmosphere was cozy, warm, and good people watching.

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G
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Clark's and it did not disappoint! We had a terrific server who guided us to a perfect meal. Delicious, well prepared food. They did a fabulous job transforming Annie's to a completely new airy lighter space. Will go back for sure!

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked a table for 2 at 5:30 roughly a week in advance as this was a special birthday dinner celebration. We had an event at 7:30, so we were on a schedule.

We requested at quiet table away from large parties. When we arrived we were shown to our 2 top table right in the middle of the restaurant. There were several other empty 2 top tables so we asked about them and were promptly told those were reserved. (We would have been happy to sit at one of those other two tops.) We were given absolutely no choice of tables. It was the one they had reserved for us without reading our request or nothing.

We told the manager that this was a special occasion and he said that he had not read the note since we booked it on Open Table-but he could do nothing for us. He told us he wished he could do something for us. We left to salvage the rest of our special evening since the manager certainly could have done something for us- but simply chose not to- nor did he take any responsibility for not noting our request. Instead, he didn’t seem the least bit concerned. We will never go back which is unfortunate since we are locals.

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e
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was fabulous
Great ambiance
Very cozy

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j
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent burger

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OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and atmosphere

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MB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best, as always!

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FK
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clark's has amazing food. The Oysters are always fresh and delicious with great suggestions from staff, if needed. While it isn't cheap, it is worth every penny. I haven't had a single thing I didn't love, and "the cherry on top" is the butterscotch pot de creme. I highly recommend this restaurant if you love great quality and delicious seafood.

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KK
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious w/ great service- Well done!

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PM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They put something in their fries that make them addictive! Can’t stop until they are all gone...

Greet place for great food - trout with the smoked paprika was full of flavor. Seared sea scallops got rave reviews.

So sad to see the key lime pie disappear for the winter ~ hope it reappears in the spring!

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L
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. One member of our group joined us late and all entree’s came out together on time. Well done!

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SK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A wonderful casual addition to the Aspen dining scene

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PM
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food ~ nice atmosphere!

Raw oysters are soooo good!

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p
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ok. Good oysters

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LB
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The interior design immediately gives a relaxed and happy feeling with the white walls, light wood beams, woven light fixtures and fire in the fireplace. Two wait staff waited on us so we always felt attended to. And if enjoying ourselves wasn’t enough the food was delicious! My chioppino was the best I’ve ever had and my husband loved the snapper.

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WS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and Food was excellent. Great new spot in Aspen. Seafood quality was excellent.

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JB
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

This place is great. Good service and excellent food. We had a fun time!

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LS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Clark's! Wish they had a cookbook! See you soon...

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TM
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always have a great meal. Love this new spot. John was awesome on the bar.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just moved to Aspen about 5 month ago, and my parents came to visit me and there friends came as well. Out of all the meals they had in a span of 4 days they said Clark’s was their favorite one! Thank you very much!

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O
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service great. Food was good but portions quite skimpy for the price. Brownie desert was awful.

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M
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Go for the oysters only - they have a good selection and they are fresh, no need for a real chef. What we tried otherwise on the menu was unedible (what is so difficult in preparing mussels and clams in wine without overcooking and overspicing - with pepper! Of all spices). I hope they do have a real chef in-season. The service was good.

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San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

I know I came at the end of the lunch hour but the guy seating me was super sweet and took my soup order and I was basically ignored after that - I finally went up to the bar and got my own glass of rose myself.
I guess the a waitstaff person came over and asked if I was enjoying my food and if I was done but when I said no disappeared and mulled around in the corner - honestly Is it that hard to be attentive ? Of course I had to ask for my check while standing at the hostess stand. One of the few times in my life I have a zero tip

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S
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Freshest seafood and not a single average meal on the menu. All excellent and different.

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ER
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was beyond wonderful!! We always have the best time at Clark’s!

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s
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I have had lunch here once and dinner once. My husband and I both agreed that the food was way too salty. The frisee salad that accompanied my clam/mussel entree was so salty I could not eat it. The ambience was good and the service fine.

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JS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love Clark’s. However, I always buy a loaf of bread. The bread served at the table was burned and the loaf I purchased was burnt.

Jessica Salet

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AR
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. We cannot wait to go back again. The service and the food are both outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was delicious

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Clark’s is one of my favorite restaurants in Aspen. Their house-made sourdough is like tasting heaven. I also love the burger, fish selection and crudo plate.

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BN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a wonderful experience at Clarks. We went there about every other week and they meet our expectations every time.

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s
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The best! Love this spot!! The Austin location has always been a fav of mine and now the Aspen location is too!

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BG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Attentive but not over powering service. The oysters were delicious.

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood, amazing atmosphere, wonderful service

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M
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to Aspen 30 or more times over the years, have always been disappointed in the dining. It's easy to spend a lot of money in Aspen and get a very mediocre (even bad) meal. I was totally blown away by Clark's, the food was great, I thought the prices were reasonable, and the service was absolutely outstanding. This is my new favorite dining place in Aspen, I would recommend it to anyone, hope they don't get so busy, they cut corners to keep up.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service

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CT
Oklahoma City
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Worst service ever! If Shawn/Sean is your waiter, leave before you order anything. He was the rudest, most unresponsive waiter we have ever experienced. After waiting 15 minutes for anyone to acknowledge we had been seated, we finally flagged down a hostess to take our drink order. When we were initially seated, we only had one dinner menu. After a few minutes they brought us a second one and within 5 more minutes another waiter asked if he could take one and snatched it up and delivered it to another table. Can they not afford more than two menus for the entire restaurant?
In fairness, the gin and tonics were very good, so the bartender at least knows what he is doing. For all we know, the food may have been good, but Shawn’s attitude ruined the experience. He finally showed up at our table more than 30 minutes after we had been seated. When we asked if there were any specials, he curtly replied “It’s all on there”. OK, sorry we asked I guess.When we finished our dinner, he put a small dessert menu on our table without saying a word or asking if we were interested in hearing about the desserts. Then without ever checking back to see if we wanted dessert he brought the check. Frankly, we were just ready to escape by that time. I literally wrote “Shawn is a terrible waiter” on the credit card receipt so management would know.
On the way out my wife told the maitre’d about our terrible experience. She followed us outside as she didn’t want those waiting inside the door to hear what we we’re discussing. My wife was near tears telling of our horrible experience. She was very contrite and apologetic and the next morning, I had a text letting me know they had comped our meal. I guess that softened the blow, but that was never the intent of our complaint. Even the hostess who took our drink order should have known we had not yet been engaged by a waiter, but she didn’t spur anyone to action. Service starts at the top and apparently it’s not a priority for this group.

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c
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Had gone to this restaurant 3 days earlier and the service and food was wonderful. This time 2 of the three exact dishes were ordinary. Rarely saw our waiter either. Would still come back but for a Saturday night that wasn’t extremely busy I would of thought it could have been better.
Just needs to work on consistency.

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