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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

2160 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
Perla's offers fresh fish and oysters flown in daily from both coasts with an emphasis on sourcing from the Gulf of Mexico 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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Continental
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Hours of operation
Lunch Menu
Monday – Friday, 11:30am to 3 pm

Dinner Menu
7 Days a Week, 5:30pm to Close

Brunch Menu
Saturday – Sunday, 10:30am to 2:30 pm

Bar Menu
7 Days a Week, 3pm to 5:30

Happy Hour
Monday – Friday, 3pm to 6 pm
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Phone number
(512) 291-7300
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Larry Mcguire, Tommy Moorman
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Cross street
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Parking details
There is validated parking in the garage located behind Perla's.
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Special events & promotions
contact Fallon Gaskamp at 512-791-5745
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 2160 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ValerieG (Austin)
2.0  Dined 3 days ago

service was nice. but the decor feels outdated. the food was not good - lobster was super tough and fish special (collar) was full of bones. its a bummer.

CAROLYNB (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Phenomenal service, from start to finish! Food was excellent. Oysters were on point, tuna was perfection, shrimp were nicely seasoned. Especially loved the brussels sprouts!

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great seafood! Great service!

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Our server was amazing, but I had my heart set on a lobster roll... out of lobster?!? Out of scallops?!? All as early as 8pm. So sad... guess I’ll have to go back!

5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Lovely evening and Natalie was amazing! Everything we ordered was delicious~

OhhBoyy1979 (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great service - great food. Our table was really close to other parties but, we were able to move our table a tad.

vipAlexandra (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Visiting from NYC and this was our most notable meal in Austin. There was quite a lively outdoor scene even though it was rather chilly out, but we sat inside and loved the nautical decor. The French toast was amazing, and the seafood (lobster omelette, shrimp po boy, etc) were all fabulous. Our server was also extremely delightful. Would highly recommend! Bloody Mary was a bit too spicy, but that's my only complaint!

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Awesome as usual, best seafood restaurant in Austin, Texas!

Tessnika (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Lobster bisque is lobster bliss 😊 and so is lobster bucatini. Nice fresh oysters. Love this place.

RElizR (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

Great service and great food! I would definitely recommend it to a friend. The seafood selections were wonderful.

Michelle (Austin)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The swordfish was divine. Best one I’ve ever had! The okra is spectacular, as was the cheesecake dessert. Yum! My husband normally loves the lobster bisque, but he was very unhappy with the bun or bread roll that was on the soup. Very unnecessary, or at least it should have been on the side, instead of in the soup. Jasón was a very good server, attentive and friendly.

vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Consistently have had fantastic meals and service at Perlas. We were a party of six and everyone enjoyed the food, drinks, and atmosphere. One of my favorite restaurants in Austin.

vipOpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food. Server seemed a little put off that we ordered a variety of dishes to share rather than an entree for each person. The food was fabulous and everything else was great.

Jeannie (Birmingham)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Service was exceptional and the food even better! The seafood was fresh and cooked to perfection. Our server was also great to our 2.5 year old.

vipGO771 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This place is amazing. The food is impeccable and the staff is very knowledgeable. Have been for both brunch and dinner and both meals were excellent. Will definitely go back.

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Awesome everything!
Great food and service!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious and the service was wonderful. However, the table next to us was having a loud unruly fight and brought a dog in that sat on the booth next to me. We spent over 200 dollars on food (as my husband and I don’t drink) to celebrate his admittance into a very selective alcohol and drug counseling program. We were having a great time until the table next to us got into a drunken fight, a mother screaming at her son and her son screaming back. We couldn’t understand why they were still being served drinks as it only fueled their fire. On the drive home we were grateful for our sobriety, but in order to speak to each other during dinner we had to basically yell to hear one and other. The last 30 minutes of dinner were horrible and we got out as quickly as possible. I write for a lifestyle/food magazine and will forgo putting this restaurant’s address in places to dine in our outdoor issue because of the lack of any help from the staff on our behalf knowing we were next to an all out screaming match.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great venue with good patio and people watching. Enjoyed the oysters and shrimp cocktail. One of our group had the bouillabaisse which was very good as well.

vipATXEATER (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

I had a lovely lunch at Perla’s. The service was excellent and I am looking forward to having the grilled octopus appetizer again the next time I eat there. Yum!

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Better than my last visit which was also quite good. Wine list still needs help. All the Food was very good. Oysters were fresh, cold and superb. Great place but overpriced.