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Clark's Oyster Bar

4.8
533 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Oyster Bar, Bistro
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Hours of operation

Daily Menu
Monday - Friday: 11am to 10:30pm

Brunch Menu
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am to 3pm

Weekend Dinner Menu: 3:30pm to 10:30pm

Happy Hour: 7 Days from 3pm to 6pm
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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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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

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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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What 533 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

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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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

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vipRuthie (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food. Fresh & different

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ChefJan (Austin)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined 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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vipStephen (Central Texas)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Seafood was outstanding. Pricey, but extremely good food.

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vipbulletbob (Austin)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

To tell the truth, I was a bit disappointed. Now in all fairness, I went with fairly high expectations. And is so often the case, they simply were not met. Everything was good, but not great! The snapper was cooked well, but I didn't care for the batter and the grits were excellent. However the kale was bitter and my wife's hamburger was dry. The fries looked outstanding, but way too much work for very little flavor and satisfaction.

I know it's not fair to judge a restaurant based upon one trip, but I don't think I'm going back anytime soon.

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vipElcid91 (Austin)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

More experienced staff would make this place a winner.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

It's telling me my review has to be at least 50 characters; however all I want to say is "As always, excellent!".

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vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

The wait person was less than stellar. My scallops were extremely salty and had to be sent back.

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OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Love this place! The burger is literally to die for, so are the oysters! I try and come here every time I come to Austin!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Went with four friends from college. All very picky about food and wine. All gave it 5 stars! Incredibly good food, great wine list and full bar. Waiter was really good! We had redfish, crispy snapper, cioppino, linquine with clams and 3 dozen incredibly good oysters. Then we had three deserts - pear crisp, Affogato and dark Chocolate Tart. Best deserts any of us have had in months. The whole meal exceeded all our high expectations. We had earlier in the weekend eaten at Uchi, Emmer & Rye and Odd Duck. We loved them all, but this was our favorite. Great low lighting. Couldn't have asked for a better evening.

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Johnnie78750 (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We got there early than our reservation,they seated us quickly, the food was awesome as always,attentive staff,love the tuxedo oysters are a staff.We'll be back.

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salad (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Clark's is consistency wonderful. The quality of the ingredients and food is fantastic. Always fresh.

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Austin2703 (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

We arrived opening day and continue to return to one of our favorite watering spots. Great food great ambiance

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MaryAnnH (Austin)
3.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

I have eaten at Clark's three times. I always order the Lobster Roll which is expensive, but delicious. I have noticed other people's food is lacking for the price. This go around a friend ordered Shrimp Louie. There were just a few shrimp on her salad. Some meals are just not tasty either. It is a fun little lunch spot, but it is not a great value. Overall, it's best attribute is the food is fresh, nice service and decor.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
2.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Food was overpriced and the seating felt cramped inside. We could not have an intimate conversation because of the seating setup. The mac n' cheese was burned and had to be redone. Fries tasted good but such a pain to eat since they were the shoestring variety. Crabcake was very good, but quantity not enough for the price. Bread and desert were also good. Service was fine.

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vipfoodie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Excellent food, wine and service. Just like it is every time I go here.

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JesseB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Delicious menu everything we had was fresh and amazing. The staff was great and attentive. Great service from start to finish. The tables were a little too close for comfort. I could hear the conversations from the other tables and they could hear mine. I would definately come back.

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MDGross (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Clark's always is wonderful and a great dining experience. One of my favorite restaurants in Austin!

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mand3r (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

The best in Austin

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CourtneyS (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was unbelievable. I sat at the bar and watching the chef was really fun - the bartender made great cocktails but was not very attentive and
Only captures half of what I asked for.

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hotelmikey (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Our favorite spot in Austin. Had dozen oysters and a glass of wine. Fabulous, Oysters plump and cold, service terrific. No complaints what so ever.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Clam chowder is amazing! Clark’s never disappoints and would recommend to anyone who enjoys seafood or burgers.

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SAFoodie (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Delicious oysters. Server was a little pretentious but it did not distract from atmosphere and food quality.

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harryp (Austin)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

The waitress was really great. The fajitas were very good and different presentation than you would usually see.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Went for our anniversary and wanted to go to new places but why when Clark’s always delivers. Outstanding red fish and the oysters I never had better else where yet. Simple and Classy.

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OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Upscale casual. Need reservation for lunch. Small interior dining section plus interior bar/communal seating area plus some outdoor seating. Good fresh fish and sea food. Only wish the wine list was better.

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vipLuvtodine (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Fabulous dinning experience. Food was outstanding, great service very cool atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Chic, cozy seafood spot. Great for grabbing a bite at the bar or a romantic meal. Good for sharing or sticking to your own dished but take some time and try their fun cocktails. Love the décor: whites and yellows with sea-touches. One of my favorite go-tos for a meal with a good friend.

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