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Drunken Oyster

4.6
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301 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Cajun
The Drunken Oyster is Amarillo's first Fresh seafood restaurant. We fly in a variety of fresh Oysters daily from both coasts. We also feature classic Cajun creole dishes, Like Crawfish Etoufee, Jambalaya,gumbo and of course the searched after Charbroiled Oyster which are sure to tantalize your taste buds. If you don't like seafood The Drunken Oyster has you covered, with In house hand cut Certified Angus Beef Ribeyes and Burgers as well as a selection of Po Boys. The Beautiful full service Bar has a huge selection of liquors and aperitifs. The Drunken Oyster is the only establishment that offers a selection of Absinthe and drips. On any given night you may catch live Blues and jazz on their Center stage. The ambiance will transport you to Historic N'awlins with Aged Brick walls, Gas lanterns, heavy drapes, and Iron Chandeliers. This new addition to Amarillo also will be serving food till 2am most nights.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 301 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
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4.6
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Heather
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, service was stellar and the food was wonderful. For me this is special occasion dining because it is pricey, but definitely worth it. Overall it was a great experience.

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

We have been several times. Every other time has been great. This time the food wasn’t cooked properly, my husbands order was wrong and the music was way too loud. We couldn’t even hear or talk to each other. When you spend 100 dollars you expect the meal to be great.

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu selection. Staff was polite and prompt.

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TheChef
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a chef I often find myself disappointed in higher end restaurants but that is not the case for the Drunken Oyster. The seafood was fresh and high quality. The Lobster Mac had so much lobster and was by far some of the best I have ever eaten. The tempura Shrimp paired perfect with a fresh Sangria. We went on a night with live music and while it was loud it matched the energy of the restaurant and still allowed for an amazing date night. Big thank you to the men and women working at the Drunken Oyster.

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SKJK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent as was our server Becca. We’ll definitely be back!

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SantaFeDiner
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were just driving through and stopped in for dinner. Accommodated our request for "socially distanced" table with no hesitation. Food was well prepared and cocktails excellent. The only thing that might have been improved upon was for our waiter to not "rush" the next course.....I was still eating my entree when he brought over the dessert menu. Would be nice to have a pause between appetizer - entree - dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was an amazing anniversary date night!! And I’ve never had better service!!

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Service was fabulous! Pretty noisy inside, if it wasn’t for the heat, we would have sat outside for this reason. One of our plates came out really cold, but the issue was fixed immediately, and a manager compensated with our drink order. The rest of our plates were really good. This wasn’t our first time at Drunken Oyster and it definitely won’t be our last!

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TiffanyS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great date night experience! The portions were small but just right to be full and not stuffed or have to deal with leftovers if you were not going straight home. Our waitress was very sweet and friendly and you could see her smile even with a mask on. Not sure what this would be like for kiddos but would be so fun with group of friends.

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Dhash
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding, we enjoyed our time there. Between having to wear masks and the music, it was difficult to hear/order. We enjoyed the music once we ordered.

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vipi82much
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Beignet ice cream sandwich is one of the best desserts I have ever eaten.

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Lisa
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, usually great service, music is a little loud, prices are high.

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AngieT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quick service and exceptional food make this restaurant such a gem. The environment is so relaxing and it’s so easy to lose track of time when you’re dining here.

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ACTRessuck
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I had not been to Drunken Oyster in a long while. I went primarily to hear my friend, Ruth Ellen Lynch, and her band play. We had asked for a table to be held for us so we could see/ hear the band. This was done.....the host seated us very graciously and professionally. Our food was very good, cooked just the way we asked and we didn't even have a long wait, although the entire restaurant/ bar was full within thirty minutes of our arrival. There was very good "social distancing" between tables, the ladies room was clean and the inside temperature made it very comfortable. My friends were "only going to stay a little while".....ended up almost closing the place down! We WILL be back!

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vipAzdiningduo
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service! Thank you!

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vipWhit
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food and atmosphere is excellent! I'm aware that upscale dining is limited in Amarillo thus, pricing of upscale dining can be surprising. However, we travel often and choose upscale dining for dinner when we travel. I was still shocked at the prices our drinks. We had maybe 2 or 3 a piece and they were top shelf vodka and doubles, but these were still too expensive. Our meals only accounted for 40% of our ticket. The rest was drinks. I would expect that after a long late night out with 4 or more drinks, but that's not happened. Anyway, we didn't have any beer or wine so maybe that is more reasonably priced. The food is certainly worth giving it a try!

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DrewB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is nice to see this caliber of restaurant in Amarillo! Keep up the great work!

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ElyseE
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome atmosphere. We can’t wait to go back.

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Dblh
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice quiet place for a romantic get away went there for anniversary

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vipRebecca
Amarillo
36 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food. It’s great to have something just a little different from other restaurants in Amarillo. Good change of pace.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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JenniferG
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Best grits in the panhandle.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, service was fantastic and facility was clean throughout.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very kind staff, portions were plenty and very tasty. The live music was an added bonus

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MeMa
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I think for most people the prices are too high. That being said, I appreciate the good service and attempts to satisfy requests. The noise level is high and makes it difficult to have a meaningful discussion with your friends. I end up having to yell and it irritates my voice. The more people have to raise their voices the harder it is to hear the great musicians.

For a high end restaurant, I would like to either see a tablecloth or butcher paper on the table. I am a nurse and seeing my silverware placed directly upon a bare table is unsettling not only in regular times but especially now when we are supposed to be careful. There is no telling what germs lay on the table surface or the cloth and hands that were used to wipe it down. This is how disease can be spread and I know it's a common practice in the industry but wrapping my silverware in a napkin is preferred.

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50andFab
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early reservation and a great server. The decor was really hip and somewhat fancy which makes for a nice "special occasion" place. The food was absolutely delicious and not your run of the mill same 'ol same 'ol.

Due to pricing, we couldn't afford to eat here all the time but for a special date night or occasion, it's an excellent choice. We will be back!

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KariT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is delicious and the atmosphere is upscale without being pretentious. If you are allergic to shellfish (as I am), there is nothing on the menu for you. We went because my husband wanted oysters! The cocktails are quite small and pretty pricey, but good quality. Overall, it's a place I would go for special occasions, but too expensive for a casual meal and cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
19 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joshua was very attentive, knew the menu well, and made our dining experience simply wonderful. I had the shrimp and grits while my husband had the gluten-free zucchini and shrimp dish. We agreed that both dishes were among the very best that we have had. An extremely talented guitarist, with harmonica and a smooth voice sang the blues. It was a wonderful evening and we hope to return soon.

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ScottK
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good and the staff was quite friendly. The only negative thing I have to say is that it’s usually no fun listening to the employees at the bar discussing work issues and not interesting with guests.
Overall very satisfied and I will return.

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JaimeH
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent fare and fun atmosphere! We loved this place!!

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Rphotographer1
Amarillo
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great great food!!!! Shrimp and grits YUM!!!!!
Service was above perfect!!!!!!
You must try this restaurant!!!

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Ugobaby
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tables for two people have one person facing a wall in very uncomfortable chairs. The fried green tomatoes were good, the fondu was nothing special. But my biggest disappointment was the Banana Foster! If a scoop of ice cream, some liquor in the bottom with a few sliced bananas is your Banana Foster don’t serve it. We should have sent it back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Service was good, the blackened catfish was awesome,

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DavidN
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The best Sea Food that I have eaten in years. We would have preferred more comfortable seating and the noise level was louder than we liked.

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Ugobaby
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinner, but I do think my Shrimp and Grits were a little too spicy. Loved hearing Dana Hubbard! I think the menu needs to be a little broader but will go back!

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Debbie
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is awesome and our waiter, Ashton was great!!!

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josephm
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always. Service was friendly and accommodating. It made for a wonderful date night at my favorite restaurant in town.

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ClementeA
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had to wait for about 20 minutes despite Reservation.

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AudreyH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our night at the Drunken Oyster was absolutely amazing! From the service to the live music, it was all incredible. The food was fantastic. The drinks were not watered down or too strong. The oysters were fresh and had the most incredible flavor. Cannot wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Waited 1.15 hours on our food. Our Chicken app was 30 minutes late to our table, but the waiter said he would comp it. We ordered dessert and another round of beer. Instead— he brought our ticket. When I asked about it he said “oh sorry, I’m really trying”... poor guy! I asked if he put In the order for our dessert and drink, he said he’d be right back. 20 minutes later both came to our table finally. After 2 hours of being there, we just really wanted to leave. This is our favorite restaurant.

FAQs

Drunken Oyster offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (806) 418-6668.

Drunken Oyster is rated 4.6 stars by 301 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.