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Clark's Oyster Bar

4.8
567 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
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, & Caviar. We procure the freshest oysters from small harvesters around North America and serve cold seafood platters featuring super fresh daily specials.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Weekends
Thu–Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 3:00 pm–10:30 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(512) 297-2525
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Larry Mcguire, Tommy Moorman
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Clark's Oyster Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.
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Private party contact
Fallon Gaskamp: (855) 739-2645
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Blanco
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.9

Excellent seafood in an Instagram-ready environment. The only catch is you'll have to pay mightily for it.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
What 567 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Good food, but pricey. Our waitress was rude. This is not typical for this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We sat outside...was our choice. Just got pretty windy. Staff kept trying to take our payment before we were ready. Was a bit annoying. Food was great, but very expensive.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The best burger in Austin!! Great raw bar and cocktails as well.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fabulous food & service!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Beautiful day to eat outside. Everything GREAT!

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Best shrimp and crab Louie in town. Love this quaint spot.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Consistently great

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Beautiful place and the food is delicious. The problem is there not enough parking.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

The very best fresh seafood restaurant in the Hill Country. Brilliant combination of flavors and presentations amongst a variety of seafood (including exotics) expected at the finest coastal restaurants. In case this isn't enough to inspire a visit, Clark's boasts the very best burger you'll find in the great State of Texas.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great oyster selection and generous portions, for both appetisers and entrees. Really great service and ambience. It was quite noisy inside so we asked to be moved outside, which they were able to do immediately. Some of the options were a bit pricey but great restaurant overall.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

fantastic seafood and the service was great as well. our server was very helpful in selecting our meal.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Clarks is always awesome. My favorite restaurant.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Having enjoyed eating at Clark's before, I wanted to be sure to eat there for my birthday. We were served drinks and oysters right away but waited over an hour for salad and entrees on a Monday night. I had to ask for bread and butter. No one volunteered a reason for such poor service. I really would have like to have been told if there was a problem in the kitchen.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

El lugar es súper chiquito, pero la
Comida muy buena

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent restaurant
Focused on seafood but have other items
Very well prepared
Good oyster selection

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Phenomenal. So many oyster and clam options with very informed staff that can guide you based off of your preferences. Great service, cocktails, huge wine list. Upscale, but reasonably priced where you can still keep it pretty casual. Great for dates or gathering friends. Pretty busy and my only knock is that tables were pretty close together so it got loud and I couldn't hear the person sitting across from me very well. Overall, worth every penny and I highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Amazing food, service and ambiance!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The only problem was the noise level.
We had to shout at each other

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I moved to Austin three months ago. I'm originally from Boston, MA. I know good seafood - and these oysters are amazing. I will be back multiple times to try everything on the menu! I highly recommend the ceviche if you're not super hungry. The clams and muscles dish was excellent to. They cook the muscles perfectly, in my opinion.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

I was trying to book this restaurant for awhile and got lucky with almost last minute at dissent time! Yey! Now I have booked two weeks ahead to come back again with my family! Charming place with great food! Service was great, of course!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Clark's is one of my go - tos. This visit was with a cousin from Dublin who said, "wow, this place is cool". great drinks, great oysters and ceviche, great snapper and husband said great burger!

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1.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I made reservations for 4 for my daughters 30th Birthday. I told them when I confirmed the reservation and when we arrived. It was never acknowledged not by 1 person. It was so dark we had to use our phones to read the menu. It was so loud we could hardly hear each other and had to raise our voice to carry on conversation. The room was hot and 2 of us had to go outside to cool off. The food was great but not for the prices paid. The server was not impressive. She spilled my daughters drink as she was clearing the plates. She didn’t replace the drink or discount the charge. We won’t be going back.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Always a 5-stars experience - Clark’s NEVER disappoints!

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Food was great as always. I mainly come here for the great choices of oysters. But overall food and wine is great here.
Service was really slow though. I had to wait about 10 minutes to get seated despite having reservations and the place was half empty. There were two hostesses through the night and since they were not doing their job maybe they just have one and add another waiter/waitress instead. The wait to get hold of someone was sometimes ridiculously long.
Staff is friendly but clearly not able to move between tables fast enough.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Oysters, cioppino, kale, and grits were all extraordinary, as always. The service is unfailingly professional, smooth, and friendly. We had a fantastic dinner. I can’t wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Always excellent, fresh seafood and oysters. Great service and ambience, inside and out. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Food and service are always awesome

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I have been desperate to try Clark's hamburger for several months now. Fortunately, the hamburger is on their brunch menu so I was able to try it when we went there for brunch. First thing you will find with Clark's is that parking is at a premium. Also the restaurant itself is quite small with more room outside than inside. This seems to be a common attribute of the trendier Austin restaurant. The biggest downer for us was the proximity of the table next to us. They were seated about halfway through our meal and from that point on we basically went from a party of two to a party of four. They seemed to be on a first date so at least there was some drama to the inevitable eavesdropped conversation.
Upon sitting down we were provided sourdough bread and scones. No complaints---both were solid. For our appetizer we ordered the lobster mac and cheese. From presentation to taste it was a hit. We also had New England Clam Chowder. We loved it. We next ordered our entrees. I, of course, got the hamburger with fries, while my wife got "egg in the hole" grilled cheese. The hamburger lived up to its reputation. It is a smaller burger in diameter, but plenty thick. The cheese was gruyere, I believe, with a thicker bun. One of the best I've had. The fries were tasty, but nearly impossible to eat. The thin "haystack" style fries were too thin and small to eat with my fingers and my fork was worthless in trying to stab and/or shovel them into my mouth. Finally, I used the ketchup as a binder to keep the fries on my fork long enough to get them to my mouth. My wife really like her sandwich, but the bread was hard and tough to chew as sourdough tends to be when grilled.
We had to wait a little while for our mac and cheese to start the meal, but the staff kept us in drinks and checked in with us often. Management even comped the mac and cheese because of the wait. A really good meal. We will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Loved this place! We were in a very private booth outside and everything was perfection. Food was amazing!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Met a friend I had not seen in almost five years. We got to catch up, have lunch and enjoyed ourselves. Hard to have a private conversation though and at times the noise level so high we could not hear each other.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Clark’s was excellent from start to finish. The gin martini and branzino were particularly good. Service was on-point. We cannot suggest Clark’s highly enough!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Seriously one of the best lunches I have had in Austin. Couldn't recommend it more. I had the cioppino seafood stew. The broth was to die for, and made for quite the bread dipping extravaganza at the end. Somehow kept it off my shirt too!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Always a taste delight, parking can be difficult, plan ahead to spend some time searching

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4.0Dined on February 19, 2018

It took three tries to get a reservation - we ended up there on a Sunday night. We were seated right away for our reservation, but there were no other open seats inside. We were short a knife and the insert for one menu, but the waiter brought the missing items and apologized. The wine list is not extensive, but there are several options for spirits. The clam chowder was excellent; baked oysters rich and yummy; crispy red fish over grits were fabulous! We will go back if we can plan ahead far enough to get another reservation. (Or maybe we will wait until it's nice enough to sit outside)

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Clark's is the best! They have the best burgers and oysters in town.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Amazing food. Fresh & different

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

No gulf oysters . Outside tables were nice. Very loud inside. Clams and mussels were bland. Gravlax was perfect.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

Never disappoints. Raw oysters and crab cakes are always great. Menu doesn't change much, but I feel it's because they have it dialed in.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Just a Friday lunch at Clark’s! Hard to beat with your amazing seafood and sandwiches!

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4.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Seafood was outstanding. Pricey, but extremely good food.

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