Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

4.8
3111 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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vipKristinaR
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my mother-in-law here and her last day with us in Austin. She absolutely loved everything but especially the lobster bisque! Will be back soon for sure.

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KeriH
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was ridiculously good and the service was amazing as well!

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Adrian
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was amazing but our waiter did not have the energy or the desire to work there. I really hope he can get some rest or take some days off because I am sure he is great!

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NatalieR
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food! Great service! Oysters are a must !

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food! The wedge salad was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best oysters in Austin.

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IndiaC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, food and experience as usual! Can’t wait to be back!

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vipBirthday44
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the best service with Mark.The food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the brunch menu here! Egg white frittata was delicious and fresh!

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RocketManMarcin
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overpriced for what it is. The oysters were fantastic but $40 for overlooked fish is too much.

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vipJonathan
San Antonio
32 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food and service from our waiter. Indoor and outdoor dining options.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, service, and atmosphere, especially on a Sunday night. We had no clue which oysters to order and our server gave us a thorough rundown on our options for our tastes, then wrote down the selections on a paper for us to reference! It’s the little things.

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Alim
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing Lobster roll and oysters for Brunch. Doesn't get much better than that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience2

I can’t get over how overpriced this restaurant is. Two people. One glass of wine. $169 w tip? It’s just silly. And it seems pretty run down, even touristy…

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was excellent and desserts were great. The Seared scallops were big and well seasoned. The salmon was season well but a small portion. German chocolate cake and pot de creme were both yummy. The noise level was moderate but extremely busy.

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BethT
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great afternoon reconnecting with family. Great food and wonderful service!

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TreyS
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perlas is an amazing restaurant with impeccable staff and incredible food. Best seafood in and experience in Austin.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, best seafood in the ATX! Coming back again and again…

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ChuckE
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food drinks are

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vipRafii
San Diego
40 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The oysters were fantastic. All East Coast, which happen to be my favorites. I thought the portions were very small for the price of the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We had a table in the back corner by a tree. I had these reservations almost two months. Being new to Austin, we were excited to try Perla’s but were disappointed with our table and the service. It would have been lovely to sit outside too. Our waiter rushed us thru our orders and didn’t seem focused on our table. :(

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wish dinner service was available before 5:30.

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AnnieB
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Fish was perfectly cooked, and cocktails were amazing. Expensive, but worth the splurge

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MKaploe
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great restaurant- yummy seafood, lovely cocktails and a perfect location. We sat on the patio and the weather, service, ambiance and food was perfect! Perfect for a group lunch, date, special occasion or any reason to eat out. I highly recommend and make reservations, many others agree. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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vipluv2dine
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always great. One of our favorite restaurants in Austin.

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JuliaK
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were delicious and I really recommend the brussel sprouts!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love dining at Perlas

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for anniversary and had a delicious meal. Service was great and I will recommend for sure and will definitely return.

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PilarC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We expected better food quality……
The inside part of the restaurant is not very nice….

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PeterAustin
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Value continues to slide at this otherwise very good restaurant. Wife had scallops. If that dish was on the cooking channel, they'd say it wasn't a complete entree and the contestant would lose. Scallops on the plate, with nothing else, all by their lonesome... for near $40.

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RMM1
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was an anniversary outing that my husband I were looking forward to after over a year of not eating at an upscale restaurant. The server was knowledgeable about the menu and friendly. He had good suggestions aside from the drink choice. The snapper collar was delicious, but definitely needed a side. We ordered Brussels sprouts which were tasty, but a little more drenched in a buttery sauce then we’d liked. We also shared the gem salad. It was delicious as an appetizer. My husband’s salmon entree was very small compared to my snapper. The time for the dishes to be prepared was at least 30 minutes AFTER we had finished eating our salad. Even with the salad prior to the main meal, the wait time between it and our entries was entirely too long particularly since we had placed the main meals when we ordered the salad. I asked about maybe getting some bread brought to the table, but the server made sure I knew that would be an additional charge. I guess having to ask about the drink order after about 20 minutes from we first arrived and it was taken, having to wait an additional 30 minutes for the food to arrive, and then another 15 minutes to get the check paid was customary here. Well, I guess not paying for parking helped. I understand that there are shortages with staff, but I didn’t see that here. It just seemed like a lack of attentive service and just so-so food preparation. I had shared on the online reservation site that it was our anniversary. Interestingly, this wasn’t noted by any of the staff. It was sadly an underwhelming experience.

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vipBecky
Austin
50 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Red Fish on 1/2 shell and boulabaise cooked to perfection..Service real good along with cocktails.. Only disappointment was that the 2 wines I selected on wine list (Sancerre and suave blanc) were not available.. Since we are ABC (anything but Chard) people, only wine available was French blend.. Excellent wine but $40 more than either of our first selections.. Perla and the Moorman group should be able to stock the wines on their list... Regardless -- We shall return....

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An iversary.

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vipLynneSargent
Austin
114 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setting with great service and a menu that offers a variety of seafood options. I would recommend especially on a beautiful day! Great location to walk South Congress shops after your meal!

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Spucil86
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was just ok and a little disappointing for the price point but the cocktails were delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food, great service!

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vipShelly
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Disappointing!!

Good but not great seafood considering the prices. And we waited over an hour to get our food which was lukewarm at best when it arrived. Shoestring fries? Hardly! Just an example of how misrepresented this place is. And then to be subjected to a 20% gratuity since we had more that 6 people. Frankly not worth 10%. Crawl, don't run to Perlas. Grab a slice nearby and save a ton of money.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!! 50th birthday trip!!!

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MartinB
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We love Perla’s and were thrilled to find a Saturday lunch reservation. The food was wonderful, as always. Our server was very inattentive and he did not put off a nice vibe. I also wonder with the prices there not inexpensive by any measure why the silverware is so cheap. It just does not seem to fit. We still love Perla’s and are already making future reservations.

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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 3111 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.