Clark's Oyster Bar

4.9
1049 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.
What 1049 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
food
4.8
service
4.8
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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....

SC
SarahC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clark’s never disappoints !

G
Grandma
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

A
vipAmanda
San Diego
54 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

SB
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.

AM
vipAshleyM
Austin
7 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.

SC
vipScottC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was super safe outside with heaters at each table. It was about 50-55 degrees and we were very comfortable and felt very safe / spaced apart. Great place for a Covid date night!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ambiance was great but the fries were a tad too salty.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was great. The oysters here are unbeatable.

C
Chris
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was excellent and staff was knowledgeable. Drinks are very well priced during happy hour. Ordered their burger medium rare and it came out well done. They were able to fix the issue real fast.

PB
vipPBPR
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weather was perfect on the patio. Service delightful and the food --roasted cauliflower, kale and cioppino especially delicious.

r
ricama
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the Chowder, the Hamburger don't get better than Clark's offerings.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I came through Austin on the way back to Dallas because I love the food at Clark’s so much. I was disappointed however that I was sat on the side of the building facing construction. I reserved a table a week in advance so I was surprised to get the worst seat available. Other than that, service and food were excellent as usual.

d
dw14
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always! My wife tried the burger for the first time and she LOVED it. Always enjoy the oysters! I had the blackened tilefish which was superb. Excellent service!
Favorite place in Austin!

D
Dylan
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming here! Ashley was our server and she was great. She picked out the most delicious oysters for us to try out.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

burger was outta bounds. oysters super fresh. great atmosphere 10/10 recommend

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Our server wasn’t the best, he forgot about us multiple times as we were tucked in the corner. The ladies or manger was awesome! I wish we could of tipped them instead for acknowledging us. Love Clark’s, unfortunately, the service was horrible from our server.

LB
vipLeighB
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing food, service, and ambiance! We had oysters, crudo, shells & cheese, redfish, and scallops. All delicious. Good cocktails too. My only complaint is that the scallop plate only comes with 3 scallops. They were some of the best scallops I've ever had, but I would add a 4th if they're going to charge $38.

Overall, fantastic experience and can't wait to go back for happy hour or another special occasion.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was incredible including the food, ambiance and the service. I wish the happy hour were a little more robust. 50 cents off oysters isn’t much!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch business meeting with a friend. Excellent food and excellent service.

BM
BMcK
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

P
vipPablo
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!

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

Everything was delicious

OT
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.

d
dw14
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

KC
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!

S
vipShari
San Diego
11 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.

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

Awesome, fresh food!

SS
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

BB
BryanB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

CD
ChelseaD
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch experience with amazing and insightful service!

G
vipGolfgaud
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is top notch. Only knock is we were battling with a few fruit flies.

JS
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.

IO
IsabelO
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

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

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

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

M
vipMegan
Austin
2 reviews
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.

LH
vipLoraH
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

Report
TB
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.

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 1049 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.