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

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About Clark's Oyster Bar

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.

1200 W. 6th Street
Austin, TX 78703
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Blanco

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(512) 297-2525

Website:
http://clarksoysterbar.com/

Executive Chef:
Larry Mcguire, Tommy Moorman

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Clark's Oyster Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (14)
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Fun (11)
Casual (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Healthy (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Authentic (6)
Romantic (6)
Business Meals (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
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Happy Hour (5)
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Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was great. Had a crab cake, oysters on the half shell and a bibb salad that was wonderful. The food is fresh and the service is wonderful.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We were happy to get a table outside by requesting it just before our reservation at 11:00am on Saturday. We wish we could make a request for outside when the reservations are made. The server was delightful -- efficient and attentive with a good sense of humor. The food was delicious as always.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Small and hip space. Oysters were outstanding -- had a variety from east and west coast. Quality cocktails. Everything was delicious. Least fav: fries were more like crispy potato straws than fries

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great spot - great food - lovely place. Would reconreservation as it is quite small and intimate

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Terrific, will return for dinner. Crab cake the best Ive had in Austin, wife had mussels and swooned over them ,our other guest had Crab Louis and said it was better then Paulas.Dont know why its taken us so long to discover Clarkes

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Oysters and burger were great. The fries were a little too thin and more like potato sticks. The kale salad was really good. Regardless of all that the Oysters are on point and make this place worth going to every time.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food and knowledgeable wait staff as has been my experience in the past. I'm not an oyster afficiando but trying to learn. I know flavors and textures I like, just not matched to regions. Great and helpful hints from staff.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Clark's never disappoints. Perfect for casual special occasion. Bring money.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was a special birthday dinner for two friends and one had expressed that Clark's was her favorite in the city. It was my first time at Clark's and I was pleased in every way. Service great, wine great food great! I'll be back again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food and atmosphere, but the server seemed to have an attitude problem. It felt like we were bothering her every time we asked for something, like ordering a bottle of wine.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Always great. We will be back soon. Love the oyster selection.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Clark's never disappoints. The setting, service, drinks, and food are always very well done and, while one is sure to drop some coin while there, it is always money well spent. My only reservation about this past visit was the size, and to some extent flavor, of the cocktail onion in my Gibson........a bit overwhelming on both fronts. I appreciate the in-house effort, but unlike their maraschinos, which ratchet up the concept, the onion, for me, went in the other direction.

Tags: Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Clarks was just awesome

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 16, 2017

They know their oysters. It's great fun to sit in the bar area and order a variety.

Tags: Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on September 5, 2017

It was a delicious first time visit. All previous reviews were right on. Noisy and very close but
Made up for everything with wonderful martinis and superb food and presentation!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Oysters were a bit pricey but delicious meal overall. Cute place, good service,

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It's expensive, but quality typically always is. The freshest seafood I've ever had and the portions were perfect for what you're paying.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

The best seafood in town. Expensive but worth it a couple times a year. Enjoyed the atmosphere and quality service, but will return for the fresh and delightful food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 31, 2017

If you're in the mood for seafood, this is the place to go! Very old Austin feel to it, very original menu!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 24, 2017

One of my favorites! The seafood is always prepared beautifully!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Oysters, even in the dead of summer, are fresh and delicious.

Clam chowder is great and made to order.

The hand crafted cocktail bar sends out authentic and unique drinks

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Awesome! Best food I've had in Austin in the past two years!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Clark's is consistently delicious with fantastic service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 11, 2017

This restaurant group does a great job at all of their restaurants. I particularly like Jeffery's as well. Much different experience than the many goofy, trendy, art food restaurants that come and go in Austin. Their service is pretty darn good as well which is rarity in Austin. At many Austin Restaurants you can drop $250 on dinner and you have a wait staff that was probably working at the mall earlier in the day.

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 (Austin)·Dined on August 7, 2017

As always Clark's doesn't disappoint! My husband and I love oysters and seafood. This place is consistently delicious!!!! I love that is is a quality restaurant, but still Austin casual.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Great food and service. Very good selection of raw oysters. Try the hamburger and crab cakes. Ramey Chardonnay excellent and good drink selections.

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 27, 2017

We love Clark's!!! It's our go to for any occasion. The food is fantastic and the service is above expectations!

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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Loved the food; presentation beautiful, great staff. Cosmo a bit tart but overall 5 stars. Wall of pics discriminates against cats! 😻

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 21, 2017

This is one of those places where I am excited all day about the prospect of having the Clark's menu in my hands. So many delicious seafood options and their burgers are also very good. I also love the L.Roederer rose brut - yum - long may it stay. The oyster list is interesting and seems very fresh to me. I adore their lobster roll and enjoy the unusual angel-hair -
cut fries - I'm certain I look like I'm stuffing bales of straw into my mouth - not very glamorous but very delish. This menu is full of delicious treats and there seems to be no shortage of staff moving swiftly in and out of doors.

Tags: Healthy, Tapas, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 20, 2017

Great fries and chowder lobster roll very nice but expensive won't get it again. Go for the burger a better deal

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great neighborhood cafe! Truly one of my favorite spots in Austin!

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 (Austin)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food was excellent. I had the crispy snapper and my daughter had the scallops along with a dozen oysters, the corn and kale. Everything was well prepared and delicious. Our waiter was very helpful in helping us choose the wine and oysters. A truly superior restaurant

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 12, 2017

AMAZING food!!! Try the Lobster Roll with slaw and homemade pickles!! Out of this world!! My new favorite restaurant in Austin. Small place so make your reservations a week in advance!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Fun, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Afternoon Tea, Cozy, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Best boozy lunch in Austin ($5 martinis b/t 3-6P). Fantastic seafood, drinks and staff. Always consistent. A longtime favorite of locals and non-locals.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 19, 2017

My wife had the cioppino and I had the crispy snapper. These may be the two signature dishes because they were truly excellent. I also had oysters, mixed from various regions just to find the differences in taste. Lots of options for oysters.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 15, 2017

The restaurant was wonderful. Easy parking and great food and service. It was just really warm. Too warm inside. That's the only thing I would change

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Yum! Consistently delicious and a great place to dine.

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 (Houston)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Great food the frys are to die for cavier list and presentation one of the best around

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Excellent quality and creative food. Will return for sure.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Went to Clarke's for just oysters since we had eaten ahead of time. Have a great selection from various parts of N. America. We got a dozen to share. All were excellent. Bread service was also nice with very nice butter. Only negative was cost of oysters. Over $3 each a bit high especially when a table orders a dozen or more.

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