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Clark's Oyster Bar

4.8
4.8
1523 Reviews
$50 and over
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 influences Clark's menu. A large portion of the concept is devoted to oysters, raw 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 MML Hospitality and their family of restaurants at www.mmlhospitality.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 297-2525

  • Payment options

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

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Larry Mcguire, Tommy Moorman

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Blanco

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,523 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MJ

    MikeJ

    Austin

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite Birthday celebration spot! Always accommodating and great food,drinks and ambiance!
  2. JT

    JTF1

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the highest quality restaurant experiences in Austin. The menu hits every time, the location has understated elegance, and the staff are fantastic. Can't recommend enough.
  3. MM

    MicheleM

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service, ambiance ….impeccable! Clarks is definitely on our “Top 5” list.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The white napkins must have been new because they was white lint all over my black skirt and my sweater. The tables are a little bit too small. I think it would be most helpful if the table was cleared and cleaned at every chance to give more space. Other than that, the food and service was great and we had a great time.
  5. J

    Jonathan

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Incredible, friendly, knowledgable and fast service. The food was super tasty and incredible quality produce. We arrived hungry and got our 3 courses done in under 40 minutes. My only wish is that we’d had a bit longer…but then we did wolf the food down. The place has a lovely ambiance and the decor is very cool. Highly recommend!
  6. L

    Lpwech

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall it was great!! We always love Clark’s
  7. PC

    PhyllisC

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall2food1service1ambience5
    This place is hit or miss. The first time I came here I ordered The Branzino. I had a early 11:30am reservation. The food came out hot and the fish was fresh and delicious. I couldn't wait to come back and try it again. I had 1:30pm reservation. It was the same waitress. This time she seemed totally different, wasn't friendly or helpful, didn't even smile. My daughters clam chowder was so gritty she couldn't finish it. By the time she got her BLT she had lost her appetite and couldn't eat but a little of her sandwich that wasn't very good either. This time my fish came out cold and soggy, and didn't taste fresh. I was so disappointed and was hoping this could be my "go to" restaurant, as I live close in the neighborhood. I will be canceling all my future reservations. Good consistent food is the key if you want to keep your customers. $100+ bucks down the drain.
  8. ML

    MLBG

    Austin

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at Clark’s! Robert is so sweet to greet us and we love all of the wait staff! One of our favorites here in Austin❤️
  9. KB

    KayleeB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! One of your new favorite spots in Austin for date night! Food and drinks are next level.
  10. RR

    RinaR

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best oysters anywhere. All of the food is delicious. The cocktails are excellent , and their pre dinner bread service is so good. A little jewel box of a restaurant makes for a special evening
  11. m

    marvin

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great restaurant and terrific service. The food was extraordinarily good as always. Our server was responsive. An excellent. A bit on the noisy side unfortunately so it was a little hard to hear one another.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 will go again!!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful experience
  14. DO

    DebOpenReview

    Austin

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at Clark's continues to be very good and consistent. It is a wonderful dining experience!
  15. L

    Louis

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clark’s is consistently excellent. My girlfriend and I particularly enjoyed the oysters, red snapper ceviche, & BLT this visit
  16. K

    Kuba

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fresh oysters were perfect, but the baked ones was a huge disappointment, they were killed by the amount of sauce. It was my second time at this place and definitely will be back!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am always very impressed and pleased when I go to Clark’s. I’m a native Austinite, and I love bringing family and friends here who are visiting Austin. It never disappoints. It also makes a great date night spot or a perfect place for GNO dinner. Don’t miss out on that crab lump mac and cheese!!! Thank me later. But you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu.
  18. w

    williamp

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered caviar, the presentation was wonderful. The potatoes in the clam chowder were not cooked all the way through. The cheeseburger was one of the best in town. Clark’s was noisy tonight. Service was great.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely time sitting outside. Great service and delicious food and wine. Always a true pleasure to dine here!
  20. PW

    PresidentsWeekend

    Salt Lake City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steady performer. Great quality and ambiance. Love the intimacy there.
  21. L

    Laura

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    food was great, but I was disappointed to be rushed through dinner as they had another seating 2 hours after we arrived. There were 4 of us and our guests were from out of town and we indicated on the reservation that it was a birthday dinner. I would have hoped for a bit more time to linger, but no such luck.
  22. GG

    GradG

    Austin

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a treat.
  23. B

    Bbdjjd

    New York Area

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time here. We’re just love it. How can you go wrong. Need reservations…
  24. FZ

    FranciscoZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food!!!!!! Great place!!!!!! Will definitely be back!!!!!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience but sitting inside was a bit loud. Wish the music was a few notches lower just so my girl and I could talk more but overall waiters/servers were awesome and food was a 10/10!
  26. SB

    SherryB

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great restaurant. Definitely recommend it.
  27. HH

    HeatherH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I took my hubby here for his birthday since he's an oyster and lobster roll lover and he loved it! The oysters we sampled were delicious. I had the crap louie salad which was a perfect mix of crab, thousand island, capers, red onion and lettuce. The grits are so rich and yummy. I didn't love the flavor on the brussels sprouts personally. Besides the oysters, the stand out of the night was the Basque Cake here. Whoever is the pastry chef here is NAILING it. The cake was so moist, rich, flavorful and the cherries and almonds mixed with cream cheese ice cream were heaven. Get this dessert! Our server Cathleen was lovely - friendly, helpful, professional and made us feel welcome and cared for. The ambience here is lovely if a bit noisy at times. We sat by the fish tank and enjoyed gazing at the sea life. Perfect for a special date night or occasion.
  28. v

    valeriesez

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Our medium burger was ultra-rare and dripping bright red blood :-( The oysters were excellent! The white napkins shed tons of lint. Don't wear black! Servers were attentive and excellent. There's a bit of traffic noise when sitting out front at the bar seating. The by-the-glass wine prices have gone through the roof--yikes!
  29. j

    jewelry

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great! One of my go-tos for business meals.
  30. R

    Robert

    Austin

    36 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food5service3ambience2
    We were 10 minutes early for our reservation . They had 2 tables of 4 open but refused to sit us there. They keep saying the table they had for us the people at the table came in late so it would be a short wait. 45 minutes later we were finally seated. Immediately after we were seated they split one of the tables of 4 into 2 tables of 2. We will not be in a hurry to go back.
  31. RG

    RandyG

    Austin

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambience was great. Ash did a great job of taking care of us.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible!!! I will dream of the oysters, lobster roll, and burger!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We arrived Al little early and were seated right away. The tables are very close to each other.
  34. l

    luvatxdowntown

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Clark’s and we will definitely be going back. We had a mix of 2 different oysters and both were very good. Next we had the steak tartare which was amazing. I opted for the grilled cheese for my main course after splitting a salad. It was the best grilled cheese I have ever had, and the fries I ordered to go with it were also delicious! Service was very good and the ambiance was fun.
  35. MJ

    MartelJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing! Oysters extremely fresh. Espresso Martini a must have
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and ambience.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far one of my favorite restaurants In Austin, when I want a oyster fix I come here. Weirdly enough they have the best burger as well. Very cute decor and ambience. Servers are always very nice. This is my 6 visit now and I plan to come more often.
  38. JC

    JC14

    Central Texas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always knocks it out of the park! Thanks for making my husbands birthday dinner special and memorable with outstanding service and delicious food!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very overpriced and overrated. Disappointing food and service.
  40. b

    bunky

    Nashville

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was able to get an early reservation (6pm) for "1" when traveling to Austin on business this past week. I was greeted immediately upon arrival. I asked if he would prefer that I sit at the bar to save the table for another patron. He showed me to a nice corner table in front of the window and said that it was totally up to me, but wouldn't I prefer to be able to people watch. So considerate!! Rachel came over to my table to take my order with a big smile and asked if I would like some bread to start (which was very good and served with salt and butter - yum). I decided to start with 6 oysters and a glass of Chablis. So fresh and tasty!! I asked Rachel if a salad and chowder would be too much. She said it would be perfect and recommended the beat salad. She was right! It was one of the best beat salads that I have ever had. The beautiful yellow beats were still warm. The chowder was also scrumptious and had a little heat to it. The service, food and ambience were all excellent. If I get back to Austin, I will definitely get back to Clark's. Really a nice experience.

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 4.8 stars by 1523 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
Google Map for Clark's Oyster Bar

1200 W. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Blanco

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Larry Mcguire, Tommy Moorman

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 297-2525

  • 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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