Clark's Oyster Bar

4.9
1120 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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vipgtagg
Austin
19 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. Amazing. Divine. Fresh.

All of these describe Clark’s Oyster Bar and more. Everything everyone at my table had was divine. From the best omelette ever to the amazing salad garnish and dressing.

Definitely go here. No question.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! And our server Sydney was amazing! All around A+++

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was cooked perfectly ! Amazing! Lovely service !

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MelissaH
Houston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine list is stellar. The food is delicious & completely crave worthy. The patio is comfortable.

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Austin
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters freshest ever had anywhere. Roasted cauliflower was delicious. Crab Louie was just right. Server was charming.

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vipSarahH
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour!

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vipmike
Austin
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh oysters served perfectly. Clam Chowder cooked to order and can't beat the lobster rolls.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted great! Our server was super friendly and checked in on us often enough but without being bothersome. Only complaint was the noise level indoors was a little high where you’ll have to speak a little louder than normal to have a conversation but this is probably more due to other guests than the actual restaurant. Definitely looking forward to coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

We visit Perla’s, June’s, and Elizabeth’s (part of the same restaurant group) weekly. We wanted to mix it up and try Clark’s since it's been some time since our last visit. Unfortunately, we were very underwhelmed by the experience. After we were seated we waited 10 minutes before our server greeted us. We ordered bread, and they never delivered it to the table even though we checked on it and were told it was on its way. The octopus was overcooked and rubbery. Lastly, we ordered the steak medium rare and it came out completely rare. They took it back and just recooked the same steak which then made it overcooked and dry. They offered nothing to make the inconveniences right. They only took the overcooked steak, that we didn't eat, off the check.

The oysters were clean, fresh, and delicious. The stone-ground grits with the “Crispy Snapper” were amazing however the snapper skin itself was not crispy.

Overall it was a very disappointing meal when you're spending over $250 on dinner. My experience was not what I've grown to expect from Clark’s and MML Hospitality.

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vipRebekkaA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Most delicious burger and fries I’ve ever had! My boyfriend loves the oysters and key lime tart. We will come back for sure!! Once we save enough again :)

LJ
vipLJB12
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going here and took over a month in advance to get a reservation but it was absolutely worth it! Outstanding food and great service. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipMLBG
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love every MML restaurant in Austin!
Clark’s is a big favorite and all of the people are outstanding! Just wish we could come more. Reservations are tough to come by:)

MK
MKGF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, always delicious, always the best time, good for any and all occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! L

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RustynVL
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding selection of oysters and fresh seafood. Crudo plate was amazing. Great and affordable wine list for those seeking something interesting.

GB
vipGreatBritishFoodie
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So grateful for the staff giving me the best table in the house, love Clark’s so much and can’t wait to be back

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vipbulldog
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous crispy bass and Mac and cheese and margarita! My favorite restaurant and Larry has so many great restaurants, this is a big compliment!

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Oysters at $4/hour were poorly presented (bare, a simple red sine vinegar no shallots and a lemon wedge) no additional sauces which is commonplace. 2 of the oysters were so tiny it was almost no oyster at all.

Service was short and then when we asked for the bill it took half hour. The restaurant was closed on the patio and not busy.

Rest of food looked lackluster so we left.

Tea was synthetic.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Our guests loved it!

JC
JC14
Cologne Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing cocktails. Highly recommend!

LH
LoriH
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious from start to finish.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!!! Justin was terrific!

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RussellL
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav spots always!!!

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PriscillaM
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time! We’ve been waiting to come here and it was so worth it!! Food was amazing and so was the service. I can’t wait to go back.

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LauraF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cute ambiance, delicious but simple food, however it is quite expensive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

For how hard it was to get into this place, it was very underwhelming. Service was great, but food was bland and had very little flavor.

Dressed oysters had no kick/spice and dressing blended in with oyster flavor so we had to order some more w/ traditional sauces and dressings so we can dress them ourselves. Chowder was more like a soup texture wise, was not very creamy or flavorful, and very thin. A $40 snapper had great side but the fish itself once again had very little flavor. The highlight of the night was wedge salad which is not great, for a seafood place.

Outdoor seating is very cute and charming but flies, bugs and birds were a lot at times. Inside was crowded and floor plan made in the way that you have to literally walk in the narrow walkway behind the counter where waiters prepare bread and butter for customers to get to the bathroom.

We had future reservations at Clark’s that we canceled after this visit. There are better places in Austin for seafood and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely and most delicious Austin food experience!

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AlexG
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite happy hour in town! Always a great vibe and the dirty martinis are to die for!

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KimberlyC
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a fantastic time and meal with friends. Nothing like oysters and a martini to start with. The grouper - super fresh and perfectly prepared. I'll keep on returning as long as I can snag reservations.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks , service and everything ! Highly recommend!

LH
vipLindsieH
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clark’s is always a treat... perfect every single time! One of our favorites!

RJ
RobertJ
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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ClaraW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was ok. The food or drink were not amazing and service was extra slow.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, beautiful atmosphere, and my server had great recommendations!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service and food great as usual! Grateful to have this reliable restaurant in our neighborhood.

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MarthaF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as everyone knows. We had oysters selected by the oyster bar and they were phenomenal.
Then the Crab Louis, my fave
Fantastic service outside with a friendly server and great Rose on a hot day.
Love the Clark’s experience whenever I visit Austin.

CM
ChrisM
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible as always. Super fresh oysters, great and boozy cocktails, and the burger is my favorite in the city.

KB
vipKathyB
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place to get fresh seafood in Austin. Always a destination when I visit.

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vipamfoodie
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy Clark’s, but the kitchen was on top of its game this evening. Ambiance is rough due to Covid & having to set up in the parking lot. A great spot & meal.

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 1120 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.