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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

4.8
2262 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
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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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.
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Private party contact
Fallon Gaskamp: (855) 482-0732
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gibson
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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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Additional
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

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
8.1

Perla’s is the best upscale seafood experience you can have in Austin.

Ratings 8.0-8.5:The best way to think about restaurants in the low to mid 8′s is that these are the places you would absolutely go back to, anytime. These restaurants are ones that you want to bring a friend to, just so they can also experience the duck carnitas, or burger, or whatever dish the place is known for.
What 2262 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great experience
Great food and service

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Still the best option on S Congress. The patio is simply the best spot for people watching.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

food was great and waiter was really good. the food was different and great

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Just lovely

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was beautifully presented and very tasty, but overpriced. We acknowledge the fact that seafood is particularly expensive, but oysters should be priced according to size and taste; the salmon was excellent, but the redfish on a half shell was overpriced for the portion size.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great light salad and old beer. Perfect for a warm Austin day. The service was friendly and efficient. Definitely worth a return visit

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding once again. Drove in for the day from Dallas for business and stayed the night so we could go to Perla's. One of our favorite restaurants anywhere!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Graduation Dinner. Great time, amazing oysters!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was excellent. We got the grilled octopus which was good but our least favorite of the meal. The oak grilled redfish on the half shell and the crispy gulf snapper were excellent. The crispy snapper was some of the best fish I have ever eaten. The brussel sprouts were also a very good side.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Excellent food, great selection, incredibly fresh Oysters and Service that is over the top excellent! Will never go wrong here.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Daughters birthday!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Amazing birthday dinner! The ambiance is even almost just as good as the food! We got the sea food platter to share and I got the Lobster bucatini. The lobster portion was MORE than generous! Always love coming here for special occasions or a nice dinner out on the town!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Absolutely fabulous meal. Wanted something other than BBQ or Mexican.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Perla’s is one of our “go to” special restaurants. The service is always superb and the seafood is delicious. My only complaint is their very small non starch vegetable choices and only 2 salad choices, that is the reason we don’t come often.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I did not check the menu before arriving and did not realize there was a limited brunch menu on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, I did not care for the selections. The lobster omelette was fair and my guest's steak was OK.

I definitely will go back, but avoid Sunday brunch.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was really good! Customer service was on point! Will definitely go back.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I love Perla's, I've been befor. However, my boyfriend had not and it was just way too loud for a date for 2 people on a Saturday night. We could not conversate at all.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was such an incredible meal. We had the best time eating here. My friend and I were in town from NYC and Dallas, respectively. She’s always skeptical of eating seafood in Texas because most of the state is landlocked, but wow. What an amazing meal. Would go back in a heartbeat and would recommend to anyone!

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Mothers Day

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Good food and service
Great fish and oyster selection

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Loved the ambiance. Get a table outside. Sun had not set yet so would be especially nice at night. Split the calamari, asparagus and lobster bucatini. All very delicious. Will visit again the next time I’m in Austin

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Outstanding. Everything on the menu is unique and not found anywhere else

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1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

We drove 90 miles from San Antonio to have lunch at Perlas. When we arrived at 11:00 am we found out they were closed for a crawfish boil and beer. Sadly, we were extremely disappointed that we wasted our time not knowing through Open Table that the restaurant was closed for a social event.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Amazing as always!!

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Perla's is always delicious with lots of very fresh seafood options. The last few visits there, however, we were seated and no waiter appeared for about 20 minutes the first time and 10 the second. That is just not good service. While the waiter was excellent after finally appearing, this leaves a poor first impression. I hope they will firm-up their service issue in the future, because it is a really good place to dine.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Octopus appetizer 10/10, Yukon gold cakes side 8/10, lobster bucatini 10/10, oyster selection by waitress 10/10

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Perla's was wonderful, food was amazing and staff were great!

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Very slow service compared to my other visits. My companion's oysters were served well before my gazpacho. Appetizers should come out together. Then, it was a long wait for our main courses. The service problem seemed to involve most of the dining room patrons, from what I could see and from what my companion could see. I did notice that, at least the oyster shucker was efficient, since oysters seemed to be served a lot faster than anything else.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great oysters!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

It's a beautiful restaurant with seafood and a couple of steak options. The wait staff were very friendly, though the hostess at the front was very curt and not at all friendly when we asked if we could have a table outside, which it transpired in no uncertain terms we could not. It sort of spoiled the promise of the evening, though the food and atmosphere were lovely.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Awesome food and service. Can you say hush puppies instead of bread, oh ya!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Hands down a fantastic place for brunch. This place has a plate for any one (small or heavy). Though the outside patio is where you want to be, the inside dining is just as lovely and a lot cooler for hot days. Overall, a great place to put you in a good mood with great food.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great food. Great location. Love it!

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Reception on arrival and check in was couldn't be described as friendly or hospitable. The owners have put an obvious amount of effort into having a nice, attractive, upscale restaurant, not inexpensive, and you'd think they'd want their patrons to receive a warm and personable greeting to make the people who chose to dine with them feel welcome and appreciated. Several restaurant choices in Austin come immediately to mind where the reception on arrival would blow these people away. Service was satisfactory, but slow, nearly 10 minutes before a waiter appeared at our table after being seated by the indifferent hostess. Waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and friendly, and the food met expectations. The creole charbroiled oysters were exceptionally good.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Second time there, loved it both times, everything is fresh and delicious and the atmosphere is very lively. Highly recommend reservation or you will wait.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Everyone loved their meal. Drinks were good. Loved sitting outdoors (but no reservations taken for outdoor seating).

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Delicious food every visit! Oysters are some of the best.

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4.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Food was decent, ambiance and patio are very nice. Would recommend for drinks and appetizers.

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2018

We were freezing. We had to eat with our coats. And nobody really care when we asked to lower the AC.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

First off, if it’s good weather sit outside! Beautiful patio that is perfect for a nice outdoor meal. There are large trees covering the patio, which allows you to sit outside even when it gets a little bit hotter. I’ve only dined at Perlas once, and it was for brunch. Please please please get the eggs Florentine with a side of avocado, and the lobster roll. Our meal was quite expensive, but the food was very good. I had to knock down a couple stars for value just because most people don’t want to spend $35 on their brunch meal. Although, the food was superb and I will be returning! The french toast looks absolutely beautiful, but I have yet to try it.

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