Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

4.8
3072 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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vipcbatx1
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous outdoor patio, amazing food and drink, wonderful service. One of my absolute favorite spots in Austin!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Everything they make is delicious. The oysters are always fresh & shucked perfectly. Drinks are good & a little strong (in a good way). I can’t think of anything on the menu that I wouldn’t recommend. Do yourself a favor and try their cauliflower or wood grilled oysters.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was wonderful, but the waiter was extremely unhelpful. We asked about multiple things on the menu her response was always “just depends what your feeling” or “it depends on what you like.” Food and ambiance was wonderful, service needs some work. Ed

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austinguy
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner date on a Thursday night. Quiet and didn’t feel rushed at all. Food was delicious and drinks were good too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great romantic spot! Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time celebrating daughter’s 21st birthday!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perlas is probably my favorite restaurant. Excellent service, drinks & oysters. They’re always super fresh & shucked properly so there’s never any shell. The cauliflower, Mac & cheese & peppers are also amazing. If I could give them 10 stars I would.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, food was really good And service was great, prices are little expensive but for special Occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Travis treated us well for my husband’s birthday!

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KRose
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, very fresh seafood. I recommend the lobster roll!

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StephanieM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seafood & best atmosphere! LOVE THE PATIO! & YUMMY COCKTAILS!!!!

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vipKaipo77
Austin
28 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always and Austin favorite. It as so nice to experience the changes during covid in regards to social distancing. So glad the service and quality had not fallen to the wayside.

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RichardR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic place, wait staff was superb, food was excellent, well prepared and served hot. I’m going back

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Lovingmesomefood
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Paige, our server, was attentive, pleasant and professional. Food was delicious. A little pricey for lunch, but the food, service and ambience make it less painful.

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vipJudyW
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday brunch! Food and service were top notch. Only weird thing was $2 surcharge for side of syrup for my pancake. Planning to return soon.

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CharityS
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the Sea Bass. To die for! We also enjoyed the oysters of course

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing, oysters won’t disappoint. Also, one of the best burgers in Austin that you’ve never heard about!

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RachelB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, atmosphere was excellent, service by Andrew was excellent. My best dining experience in Austin. Can't wait to go back.

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Emil
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor patio. Oysters on the half shell and other seafood appetizers are excellent. Lobster bucatini is decadant and delicious. Sides are great and family-sized. Lobster mac and cheese is rich and comforting. No one will leave this place hungry. Servers are friendly and efficient. Gets a little cold on the outdoor patio during the winter but well worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great server, great oyster selection. My octopus was over cooked, but the server did offer to bring another.

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Diningoutandabout
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Halibut was on the smaller side and very dry.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, ambiance, and service. Will for sure be back soon!

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vipClaudiaH
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Tasty brunch and fantastic service! Will definitely return.

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vipBrandiC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and fresh. The service was amazing and our server was helpful and informative. We will definitely be going back

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vipMaya
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Initially given a table that was on the bar side of the restaurant that did not have table cloth was tucked in a corner, was definitely not what we expected and to make matters worse was next to a customer who was loudly conversing on the phone while dinning alone. However upon tow requests to the hostess, we were relocated to the main dinning room that is where we had expected to dine, especially since we had made a reservation in advance. Once in the main dinning room, the ambiance and decor were gorgeous, the cocktails were delicious, however small in size compared to the general Austin restaurant scene. The oysters were fantastic, very well prepared (very fresh, clean and free of any shells pieces or sand). The fish and bouillabaisse were memorable. A successful experience besides a disappointing start.

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Sandra
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

If you make a reservation in the middle of the afternoon (our reservation was at 3:30 p.m.) you will not get lunch or dinner. They have snacks instead, an "abreviated" menu that was not mentioned in their website. Had I known that's all that was available I would not have made the reservation. Snacks were ok at best

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MarianneT
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service and food. very clean. will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So cute and good food. Cocktail
Menu to boot too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Drinks, oysters, main dish and dessert were all 5-star!

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vipSirEatsaLot
Austin
29 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, beautiful space, crazy expensive, patio was way more crowded than I expected it to be (re: COVID)

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vipIRENER
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perlas is always amazing ama our waitress was wonderful

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vipStaceyW
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did not get offered dessert for my friend’s birthday.

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Rina
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacob was a great server and the food was amazing!

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vipJch1
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Austin staple, excellent grill oysters!

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BestAustin
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters, PEI variety tops, then WA followed by MA

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LindzB
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Austin. Loved the oysters but you have to get the shells and cheese and the butterscotch custard for sure.

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vipThomasD
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Perla's and it never disappoints! From the food, atmosphere, and amazing service!!

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DBBB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Been to Perla's a few times. Always slightly disappointed in the service. Food is good, not great. Wait staff. has never impressed. Always seems disinterested.

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JBak
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect,
And our waitress, Rachel, was great.
Made our Austin trip wonderful.

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NancyB
Austin
22 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went Christmas Eve. Masked and socially distanced because of Covid restrictions. Sat outside under the twinkling lights and it was magical! The BEST pozole I have ever had. And the sticky toffee dessert was amazing. Our fish entrees were great too, but oh that pozole ❤️

FAQs

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 3072 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.