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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar, Austin, TX

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

4.8
4.8
3123 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Perla's offers fresh fish and oysters flown in daily from both coasts with an emphasis on sourcing from the gulf and locations around the world. The bar makes delicious coastal cocktails and the wine list is stocked with fun sparkling, rosé & white wines.
Perla's has Austin’s prettiest oak-shaded patio and a comfortable airy dining room featuring a huge saltwater fishtank, poured concrete oyster bar and open kitchen.

Learn more about McGuire Moorman Hospitality and their family of restaurants at www.mcguiremoorman.com.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Continental

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (737) 271-3200

  • 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, Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Fallon Gaskamp: (855) 482-0732

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Gibson

  • Parking details

    There is validated parking in the garage located behind Perla's.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,123 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Austin

    Hot spot

  • Austin

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Austin

    Seafood

  • Austin

    Hot spot

  • Austin

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Austin

    Seafood

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  1. SS

    SaraS

    Austin

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An Austin staple!! Love their seafood staples, and their service is always impeccable.
  2. MB

    MBNOLA2LA

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant; oak grilled food; amazing ambiance. Keep up the great work!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Mark was a gem. One of our party was late and he was sure to extend the brunch menu for us to accommodate. ALL of the food was excellent. Overall great experience.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal/dining experience was one of the best we have ever had.
  5. HM

    HeidiM

    Nashville

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    This was such a hard res to book - they fill up so far in advance! I booked a table 60 days ago and was so happy to have a reservation. Our server was so jittery and inattentive that he was either coked up or just that poorly trained. Dirty dishes sat for ages, drinks and food weren’t brought to the table — he was flat out bad.
  6. AF

    AustinFoodie

    Detroit

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chose Perla’s for it’s reputation on a special birthday brunch and they fully lived up to and exceeded expectations! Wife was elated with oysters and the key lime dessert was the best I have ever had.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always fresh seafood! Great service as well. Alot of people were dressed up in Halloween costumes enjoy Hallows eve, what fun!
  8. A

    Alice

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, delicious dinner! Highly recommend this restaurant.
  9. t

    travisn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had been putting off going to Perlas for the longest time. My girlfriend and I’s 4 year anniversary was this past week and we decided to go and man are we glad we did. It was incredible.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good and Ken was great. I was a little disappointed that my risotto was missing beech mushrooms. I’m not a fan when the menu states the ingredients and take them out without notice. But overall the experience was great.
  11. DF

    DisneyFan

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great location. Ken our waiter and (Gabby?) the manager were very personable.
  12. v

    vbo99

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Good food, overcrowded and noisy Service was good but waitress was overwhelmed
  13. CG

    CarolynG

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My brother and I have enjoyed your restaurant over the years... as our "go to" spot every time he visits. Our visit yesterday did not disappoint. Our server was magnificent and the food did not disappoint... we enjoy sitting on the patio, and love the warmed area... thanks for a lovely dining experience.
  14. F

    Food4thought

    Phoenix

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had lots of menu questions, and we had a great waiter, who knew the dishes well and could answer them all, making great suggestions. Dined with my husband. We shared a nice salad, then each had a fish dish. They were very different: my crispy gulf snapper was excellent. My husband had grouper that was equally excellent. Didn’t have room for dessert….would definitely go back!
  15. ES

    ESeattle

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful service. We are from Seattle so the seafood isn’t quite as fresh tasting, but would definitely go back for a special occasion. $200-ish for 2 entrees, 2 drinks, 2 apps.
  16. BJ

    BaileyJ

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious as always!
  17. LM

    LarryM

    Indiana

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good dining experience at Perla’s. The restaurant was crowded, but we were promptly seated on arrival on time for our reservation. We split a wedge salad, which is covered with crab meat & delicious. My wife enjoyed the grouper, while my crunchy snapper was delicious. We shared a butterscotch pot du creme for dessert which was fantastic. Only shortcomings were it’s noisy, and the service is a little disjointed with different individuals taking our order, delivering food & clearing the table.
  18. JS

    JasonS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Was great. Met my national educator for George Dickel Whisky.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server (I might be messing up the spelling), Zach, was incredibly kind!! We enjoyed celebrating my grandmother with some very delicious dishes.
  20. MB

    MichaelB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! One of our go to spots!
  21. J

    Jimmy

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful! Great food and ambiance !
  22. DH

    DelH

    Houston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The raw oysters, broiled oysters, halibut and lobster tagliatelle are all awesome!!! Love Perla’s!
  23. EP

    EdwinP

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The halibut was fine but quite small.The salads had to much dressing the sides had to flavor.
  24. DS

    DSenior

    Houston

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was great. My wife and I had lunch there. Sat outside and were very comfortable. Server Justin was excellent. We shared crab cake, grilled oysters, gazpacho. All were excellent. Hush puppies were provided as a taster and were very good. Crab cake came with a salad on the side and some bread. We dipped the bread in the extra sauce from the oysters - nice. The gazpacho had a cheese toast on the side unlike any cheese toast we have ever had. All in all a very enjoyable experiencde.
  25. LC

    LynnC

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was extraordinary. We will be back!
  26. SB

    ShannaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for our birthday. Loved the way the server was attentive.
  27. KF

    KevinF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kudos to the chefs. The food here is simply amazing.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good Must go
  29. RM

    RustyM

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their food is amazing. Great service. Not Cheap. Need less expensive wine selections. Ambiance is great inside or out. one of my favorites in Austin.
  30. T

    Toonskis

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our 45th anniversary reservation table was in a busy spot next to the kitchen and restrooms. So busy and noisy. Very distracting. It was after 2pm we were only offered a brunch menu. Disappointing. But the service and food were good. The seafood is so fresh and well prepared.
  31. AH

    AmandaH

    Central Texas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant for seafood and a night out. It’s our 4-5th time and we wouldn’t go back unless it was fantastic EVERY time!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Cioppino…best I’ve ever had. Order extra broth and bread..thank me later
  33. MN

    MorganN

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ahi tuna tostadas are AMAZING!
  34. p

    pattiecw

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Food is always good. Didn’t have enough servers. Noise level was off the chart. Too hot to sit outside.
  35. KM

    KathyM

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is delicious as always and our server was great! Had a business lunch and Perla's allowed me to extend the time to accomodate a guest that came later. Resteraunt is right in the HUB of activity and shopping.
  36. AW

    AubreyW

    Austin

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Servers were amazing, meal was great. Everything was perfect to impress clients.
  37. DW

    DanielleW

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed a wonderful romantic birthday dinner on the outside patio.
  38. SH

    StuH

    Austin

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall2food5service5ambience5
    All was good and fair priced. Beer $7 each, but I just ordered a glass of house Chardonnay… small portion. Got the bill and it was $22 a glass.. that’s unbelievable. At least kiss me before you frack me!
  39. AU

    dcmAUS

    Austin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had heard great things and was excited to finally try this place. Outstanding oyster selection. Great fish as well. Inside seating was packed, but service was great and we could hear each other talk. I would definitely go back.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always on point. Every dish, every drink plus the service.

FAQs

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 3123 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 37 times today
Google Map for Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

1400 S Congress, Suite B100, Austin, TX 78704

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gibson

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Continental

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is validated parking in the garage located behind Perla's.

  • Payment options

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

  • Executive chef

    Larry McGuire, Tommy Moorman

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (737) 271-3200

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Fallon Gaskamp: (855) 482-0732

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