Clark's Oyster Bar

4.9
1085 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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vipRobertJ
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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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.

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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.

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vipKathyB
Columbus
9 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.

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vipmaryt
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, great service. We love Sydney!

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vipTracyW
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Open Table worked fine, however, I’m of the opinion that Clark’s prices for food and beverages are unreasonably high. I’ve noticed the same at Fresa’s, Perla’s and other M & M restaurants.

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vipTracyW
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, atmosphere and service is always great!! Thank you for another enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday, lovely time with a lovely view abd delicious oysters!

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We’ve been going to clark’s for years and have always loved i. we still love the food but this was the worst service we’ve experienced here. Our waiter was clearly more interested in the table on the street below us, and plopped our food in front of us without really checking on us. The runners were much for attentive than our waiter. Extremely disappointed and dissatisfied by our level of service. Food was wonderful as always but the service truly took away from our experience.

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vipCandaceD
Austin
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Frustrated with the reservation policy. Reserved a table 3 weeks in advance and wanted to sit outside. When we arrived, we were told outdoor seating is reserved for people who call the day of and that we had to sit inside. This makes no sense to me. If you make a reservation well in advance you are penalized and those who call the day of get priority. I love Clark’s; the food and the service is fantastic. I do think they should re-think their reservation policy and reward people who book in advance.

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Artsan
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The cioppino, while a bit expensive, is the best I’ve ever had (and I’ve had it in San Francisco). The crab Louis was also excellent.

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vipAustinlarry
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating husband birthday with friends

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous as always though I do wish they would offer a french fry alternative to the haystack that has always been on their menu. Just so difficult to eat

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vipliketoeatwell
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was great. The oysters, as always, served perfectly, high quality and delicious.

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vipsusannaasu
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We love this restaurant but this time the burgers were too salty and seasoned.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High standards

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vipmollyn
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure.

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ROBERTA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Finally got to go out for dinner and picked Clarks for the seafood. We shared the tower thing and it was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good lobster roll and our server was easy going! Tried accommodating us to sit outside but since the weather has been cool af everyone wants to sit outside so call ahead.

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vipDrewC
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the drinks, the attention to detail and the menu with something for everyone- could find no fault!

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vipmaryt
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. A little pricey but worth it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was great! The place itself is aesthetically pleasing and the food was fantastic, but was a tad overpriced.

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GEMLAM
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our anniversary dinner. My husband ordered the lobster roll but then we were told they were completely out. I ordered the crab Louis salad w/dressing on the side, when it was delivered they had put the dressing on but had forgotten to put the crab meat on it. The waitress took it back and they remade it correctly. Overall the food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful outdoor dining!

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vipSteveS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful experience
Terrible management

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Everything was amazing except the service. The server barely acknowledged us and came around the table maybe 4 times during a 2hr span on a near 400 tab. Perhaps had a long night before but still no excuse.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect day .. oysters spot in.. best burger in town..

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wfmjoe
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Clark’s is consistently good. A bit expensive, but they use great ingredients and have attentive service.

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vipgfantsimon
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could go to Clark’s 5 day’s a week, I would. Hands down, the most consistent, delicious restaurant in Austin. Yes, a little pricey but 1000% worth it!!! Over the years, I’ve been to Clark’s maybe 100 times, bring on 100 more!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Two hours to eat dinner.

Server forgot our side dishes. Team service concept is a disaster because most of the team don’t know the table and the order. Cocktails take 15 minutes.

The restaurant was nit that busy but the servers spent most of their time visiting with each other or other guests who they seemed to know.

Main course was served to three of us at once. The fourth had to wait five minutes to get his order.


This exchange was a metaphor for the dining experience.

Me: “Do you have a pepper mill for my salad?”

Server: “No because of Covid, but we can bring you some pepper.”

Me:”That would be great, please bring me some pepper.”

I am still waiting....

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SarahC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Clark's is a gem. It never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clark’s never disappoints !

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vipKakaatx
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the oysters. The snapper was good. But the prices are too high. Drinks are overpriced. Snapper was supposed to be 6 oz - seemed smaller but expensive. Good food but needs to be a very special occasion or when someone else is paying for me to return.

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vipAmanda
San Diego
62 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, casual service, a bit loud inside. Mussels, kale and shrimp toast all yummy.

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vipSusanB
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great food but sitting outside in 32 degree weather when there were empty tables(social distanced) was disappointing. To spend that kind of money and freeze wasn’t fun.

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vipAshleyM
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great spot for happy hour. Their happy hour special is great to get friends together and have nice martinis. Their burger has gotten a little smaller, but still just as delicious as it has always been.

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 1085 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.