Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

4.8
3047 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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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
3 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
14 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.

JB
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 ❤️

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vipJannaV
Austin
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s been awhile since we have been to Perlas and it did not disappoint. Our Server, Rach G was awesome. She was so friendly and helpful by answering our questions about the menu. As for our food....it was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Austin simply because I love the ambiance on the patio. The food is delish! The service is great! The cocktails impeccable! I can come here alone and just people watch or have an intimate date with the hubby or a girlfriend. Sunday brunch is the ultimate!

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EdwardS
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Oysters were phenomenal.

Great place for a romantic date night.

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vipBritex
London
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been coming here since it opened. Great seafood, drinks and service. Always. Lovely staff who get it right.

In light of those compliments, it seems a little whiney to criticise the mignonette! But is our only complaint. Someone told the chef that the shallots only need to briefly visit the vinegar. That someone is alone in their opinion. In our opinion. Please leave the shallots in the mix!

Here is my favorite recipe from J Sheekey in London:-

For the Shallot Vinegar

Shallot Vinegar
300ml red wine vinegar
150g shallots, peeled & finely chopped

Mix all the ingredients together
NB For the shallot vinegar, it is important to splash out and buy the best quality red wine vinegar. It makes all the difference to the taste of the shallot vinegar. We use half red wine vinegar and half Forum’s solera aged Cabernet Sauvignon vinegar, which is available online and in specialist food stores such as Brindisa.


Thanks for being a great seafood restaurant. Mark & Cheryl

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the food and overall menu!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wife's birthday.

KG
vipKatherineG
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved Perla’s - the brunch menu, service, and ambiance was all excellent! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very great all around. I just wish they had told us that the ahi tuna tostadas had jalapeños. Beyond that, fantastic dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife’s 3rd anniversary and it was fantastic! Our first date was at Perla’s over 8 yrs ago so it has always been a special place for us and the dining experience has been consistently spectacular over the years. Thank you!

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vipEB1000
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh seafood is scarce in Austin. Thankfully there's Perla!

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KBake
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful surprise! Amazing outdoor dining! Felt like we were on vacation.

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EmmaB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect oysters from the raw bar as always. And Trevor was a fantastic server; sweet, informative, and hilarious. Will always recommend.

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vipMonicaH
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to for business lunches and dinners - great ambiance, not loud outside, a bit louder inside, but always impressive in every way!

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vipSRPH
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious oysters!

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vipEdenA
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date spot or place to celebrate an occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seafood in Austin!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! great service! Get the shrimp and grits. Yum.

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Nikkimonet
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coconut curry clam chowder and wedge salad were fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for brunch

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vipDeneke
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My colleagues from out of town really enjoyed this meal. Our service was excellent and the food was great as well.

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TeresaEatsTexas
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a solid meal, good service, and beautiful ambiance under the gorgeous tree on the patio with great people watching on SoCo. We got oysters (wonderful waiter recs!), grilled octopus, and curry chowder. Everyone loved it!

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JeniferL
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food is quite pricey for what it is. It not as fresh as you might hope being seafood. But the very best part I will always go for is the raw oysters! Divine and the ahi tuna tostadas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was one of the best I’ve had in 14 years of Austin dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Fish quality and variety is completely lacking compared to what it used to be.

JD
vipJandD
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perla's always is amazingly good! They were spectacular when we were there last. Food - amazing. Service - amazing. Good vibe - amazing! We sat inside this time because of the cool night. Always sat outside before. Now I know either has a great ambience! Don't miss this restaurant!

FAQs

Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 3047 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.