Clark's Oyster Bar

4.9
1026 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Clark's features classic American seafood with an emphasis on freshness, local products, simple preparation, attention to detail, and clean presentation.
Classic coastal cooking from the Texas Gulf to the Northeastern Seaboard will influence Clark's menu. A large portion of the concept is devoted to the oyster, cold bar, seafood, and caviar. We procure the freshest oysters from small harvesters around North America and serve cold seafood platters featuring super fresh daily specials.

Learn more about McGuire Moorman Hospitality and their family of restaurants at www.mcguiremoorman.com.
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BMcK
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Its so good. Just really wish the fries were thicker!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was great, food was fantastic. Book early, but worth every penny.

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vipPablo
Miami
29 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great people watching, great location, excellent service and amazing food. Always a top pick for day date.

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dw14
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Food, setting, service, cocktails. Favorite place in Austin!

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KelsieC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious oysters, martinis, and burger at HH. Covid-safe and heating lamps for the chill. Will be back!

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vipShari
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Clarks. The food is consistently great. We typically get a dish or two to have the next day as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome, fresh food!

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SpencerS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience5

Was a good evening, just seems a bit too pricey on simple meals sometimes.

I understand seafood can be expensive but a basic cheeseburger seems over priced

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BryanB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak Diane, Burger, Lobster Roll, Dozen Oysters, everything was great including the service.

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ChelseaD
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch experience with amazing and insightful service!

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JenS
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was slow. Wasn’t clear who our server was and they also never asked are we ready to order. Food was great and ambiance but service was not.

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IsabelO
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

They tried to cancel us the reservation 4 hours before on New Years eve

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clarks is my favorite restaurant in Austin. It’s always the best!

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vipMegan
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Love Clark’s, the oysters were amazing. We were seated way after our reservation time which was unfortunate but the food was great.

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vipLoraH
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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vipTraceyB
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was very good, food was good, albeit $32 for a lobster roll is a little high, but it was very good.
Having to sit outside on 6th street is just a little noisy, but that’s no fault of the restaurant. I’m glad they’re able to stay open and deliver great food.

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vipCraigM
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Clark's Oyster Bar was as yummily predictable as always. The food is delicious, the drinks and wine are excellent, and the service is attentively snappy (but not overly attentive - which is good). It's one of our favorite places and they have never failed to deliver on a relaxing, fully enjoyable experience.

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PhilW
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved the brunch we had. We're big seafood fans and were very pleased with our meals. Our waiter was very helpful and personable. Definitely will go back there when we get back to Austin, again!

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vipFoodie
Central Texas
51 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience, the service, food, drinks and ambiance. We had friends in town and enjoyed the variety of foods we tried. The New Brunswick Oysters were our favorite, along with the crudo plate - hubba hubba! The rosemary frites were awesome, hard to stop eating them and the octopus great. The only thing we didn't love was the tartare which had too much tabasco in it. The martinis were spot on as well. Can't wait to go back!

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tracyc
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was so delicious - rich and flavorful. Felt safe due to distancing. A very pleasant Saturday brunch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual! One of our absolute favorite places to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We were warned at 5.45 that we had until 7 as there was another reservation. We had a reservation at 4:45. We received an order for one soup when we did not order. We had mentioned wanting soup but were trying to enjoy a progressive meal. Not fun. We had to ask for plates, crackers for oysters, etc... the guests outside seem to be enjoying a happy hour progressive meal. Not same case inside. Not sure Clark’s understands how to cater to the real happy hour crowd looking for a nice slow but fun meal experience. Sit outside if you want to enjoy and perhaps truly savor the food and drink, which was delicious. If you want “color” probably not the place to go. Definitely skip the happy hour...not that happy. Glad our friend did not join after all...

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LilyC
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wish they would take reservations by phone too. It caused some confusion when I needed to moderate something . The food and service once we were there was excellent.

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AmyT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was super sweet and the food was delicious. We will definitely go back again. It was our first time going and we can’t believe it took us this long to visit with it being right down the street from us.

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vipAustin2703
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love eating here...has been since they first opened.
The outside music is too loud if you’re sitting next to the building.

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vipmm29
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clark's is hands-down one of Austin's best and never disappoints. Will always be a favorite from service, to food and our favorite - half-price bottles on the weekend!

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ChandlerFam
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside with our dog. The weather was perfect and everyone was so friendly and the food was very good!

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RichardA
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing.

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vipTracyW
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!! Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Oysters and Martinis. The happy hour price was a steal for the quality

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vipHawaiiangirl
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very attentive staff! The Clam chowder and Lobster roll was onolicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love it! First time sitting outside and it was lovely. Also, a milestone of my son first trying of oysters and he is a fan!

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KimC
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner. Seafood was fresh and delicious. Looking forward to many dinners at Clark’s.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor brunch dining with Mom. Great service and tasty oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday. Sun was annoying & we got hot

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

In the age of Covid, Clark’s has risen to the occasion to create a lovely, almost normal, dining experience. Great food as always and congenial service. It is hard to find any dining that reaches the level of celebratory these days but Clark’s met the mark. The four of us felt safe and well cared for and had a magnificent happy, culinary adventure that has been long missed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was exceptional

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Devin
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience2

We had an excellent meal at Clark's but we were sat off to the side of the restaurant by the garbage can and had to swat flys away from our meal the entire time. We believe our waitress forgot about us as well as during the 2 hours we were there she only came by the table 3 times - and the 3rd time we had to ask a member of the staff who was using the garbage can by our table to grab her so we could get our check. We wanted to order more wine and dessert but after sitting at our table for 20 minutes without anyone coming by, we got frustrated and decided to get more drinks and dessert elsewhere. It's a shame because the food we had was delightful, but the service was abysmal.

FAQs

Clark's Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 297-2525.

Clark's Oyster Bar is rated 4.9 stars by 1026 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.