Clark's Oyster Bar

4.9
1131 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.
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DEEZ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love going for HH on Mondays! Best burger in town, hands down!

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vipJenniferD
Austin
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clark’s has amazing oysters of course, but all the other dishes we tried were amazing. You can tell that they take great pride in the food they send out. Service was also top notch. This is a great place to celebrate something special,

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StephanieM
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious!!! the best oysters & seafood & yummy cocktails in Austin!

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vipmhwayne
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clarke’s in Austin is one of my favorites in the world. Adair was amazing! Her great service made the experience special and she carried an overflowing martini without spilling a drop. The food, the ambiance and people like Adair are what makes Clarke’s the very best experience in Austin.

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KenG
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service. My only recommendation is consideration of a couple of locally-produced gins which are stronger on the juniper and less floral: Waterloo No. 9 by Treaty Oak Distillery and WildBark West Texas Dry Gin by WildGins.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As usual everything was wonderful except for the serious fly issue. We sat indoors and were quite surprised by the situation. I wish they could purchase a few fly swatters and take care of the problem. It was a big distraction from an otherwise excellent experience. No one wants to be shooing away bugs during their meal...

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JohnE
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner experience at Clark’s. The staff is polite, efficient, and knowledgeable on their food and drink. All the food, especially the oysters, were delicious and we even received a complimentary desert for a birthday. Highly recommend.

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vipJo308
Austin
36 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the extended outside dining area and Ashley’s service was friendly and efficient. Can be tough to get a booking but recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo espectacular

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal - fantastic food and great service. Overall, a win. This is one of my favorite austin restaurants and I take advantage of eating here whenever I can!

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vipgtagg
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular. Amazing. Divine. Fresh.

All of these describe Clark’s Oyster Bar and more. Everything everyone at my table had was divine. From the best omelette ever to the amazing salad garnish and dressing.

Definitely go here. No question.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was too salty - normally
Love the food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal! And our server Sydney was amazing! All around A+++

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was cooked perfectly ! Amazing! Lovely service !

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MelissaH
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine list is stellar. The food is delicious & completely crave worthy. The patio is comfortable.

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Austin
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters freshest ever had anywhere. Roasted cauliflower was delicious. Crab Louie was just right. Server was charming.

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vipSarahH
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour!

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vipmike
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh oysters served perfectly. Clam Chowder cooked to order and can't beat the lobster rolls.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything tasted great! Our server was super friendly and checked in on us often enough but without being bothersome. Only complaint was the noise level indoors was a little high where you’ll have to speak a little louder than normal to have a conversation but this is probably more due to other guests than the actual restaurant. Definitely looking forward to coming back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

We visit Perla’s, June’s, and Elizabeth’s (part of the same restaurant group) weekly. We wanted to mix it up and try Clark’s since it's been some time since our last visit. Unfortunately, we were very underwhelmed by the experience. After we were seated we waited 10 minutes before our server greeted us. We ordered bread, and they never delivered it to the table even though we checked on it and were told it was on its way. The octopus was overcooked and rubbery. Lastly, we ordered the steak medium rare and it came out completely rare. They took it back and just recooked the same steak which then made it overcooked and dry. They offered nothing to make the inconveniences right. They only took the overcooked steak, that we didn't eat, off the check.

The oysters were clean, fresh, and delicious. The stone-ground grits with the “Crispy Snapper” were amazing however the snapper skin itself was not crispy.

Overall it was a very disappointing meal when you're spending over $250 on dinner. My experience was not what I've grown to expect from Clark’s and MML Hospitality.

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vipRebekkaA
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Most delicious burger and fries I’ve ever had! My boyfriend loves the oysters and key lime tart. We will come back for sure!! Once we save enough again :)

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vipLJB12
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going here and took over a month in advance to get a reservation but it was absolutely worth it! Outstanding food and great service. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipMLBG
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love every MML restaurant in Austin!
Clark’s is a big favorite and all of the people are outstanding! Just wish we could come more. Reservations are tough to come by:)

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MKGF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints, always delicious, always the best time, good for any and all occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!! L

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RustynVL
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding selection of oysters and fresh seafood. Crudo plate was amazing. Great and affordable wine list for those seeking something interesting.

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vipGreatBritishFoodie
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So grateful for the staff giving me the best table in the house, love Clark’s so much and can’t wait to be back

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vipbulldog
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous crispy bass and Mac and cheese and margarita! My favorite restaurant and Larry has so many great restaurants, this is a big compliment!

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Oysters at $4/hour were poorly presented (bare, a simple red sine vinegar no shallots and a lemon wedge) no additional sauces which is commonplace. 2 of the oysters were so tiny it was almost no oyster at all.

Service was short and then when we asked for the bill it took half hour. The restaurant was closed on the patio and not busy.

Rest of food looked lackluster so we left.

Tea was synthetic.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Our guests loved it!

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JC14
Cologne Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing cocktails. Highly recommend!

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LoriH
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious from start to finish.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always!!! Justin was terrific!

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RussellL
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my fav spots always!!!

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PriscillaM
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time! We’ve been waiting to come here and it was so worth it!! Food was amazing and so was the service. I can’t wait to go back.

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LauraF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cute ambiance, delicious but simple food, however it is quite expensive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

For how hard it was to get into this place, it was very underwhelming. Service was great, but food was bland and had very little flavor.

Dressed oysters had no kick/spice and dressing blended in with oyster flavor so we had to order some more w/ traditional sauces and dressings so we can dress them ourselves. Chowder was more like a soup texture wise, was not very creamy or flavorful, and very thin. A $40 snapper had great side but the fish itself once again had very little flavor. The highlight of the night was wedge salad which is not great, for a seafood place.

Outdoor seating is very cute and charming but flies, bugs and birds were a lot at times. Inside was crowded and floor plan made in the way that you have to literally walk in the narrow walkway behind the counter where waiters prepare bread and butter for customers to get to the bathroom.

We had future reservations at Clark’s that we canceled after this visit. There are better places in Austin for seafood and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely and most delicious Austin food experience!

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AlexG
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite happy hour in town! Always a great vibe and the dirty martinis are to die for!

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 1131 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.