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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
+1 512-291-7300
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (41 reviews)
“oysters” (149 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
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Reviewed 2 days ago

How can you beat the experience of an expertly prepared seafood dish, enjoyed with a prickly pear margarita beneath a sprawling live oak tree adorned with lights on the edge of Congress Avenue's pedestrian traffic zone on a sunny day in Austin? It doesn't get...More

Thank RoundTheWorld2010
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I stopped here to eat after walking past the night before and noticing the lit up porch and outdoor dining; it's beautiful. A few people had their dogs with them as they ate, as a dog lover I was in heaven. My sister and I...More

Thank Olivia S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice restaurant. Incredible selection of oysters. We had 10 different oysters. Hubby had swordfish with four different sauces. Great fish selections. Highly recommend for a nice dinner in Austin.

Thank Susanne G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an excellent seafood tower and decent entrees. Good service and a beautiful outdoor setting, although 3 of the ten in our party got crapped on by birds. If you sit outside, make sure you're under an umbrella.

1  Thank mudfoot
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to have lunch on a rainy day with the big windows and lots of light to turn a great day happy. The food was delicious starting with calamari and french fries, mountains enough to feed us all. Then onto special plates of fish,...More

Thank janbaker1
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place hops. Great sitting outdoors as well as in too. I had a seafood dish which was excellent. My associate who has eaten here a number of times always goes for the burger. He says its one of the best he's ever had. Looking...More

Thank Mutinousdog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had just got to Austin and was starving. Perla's was right by the hotel so I stopped in for an app and drink. Great calamari! I sat outside though...watch out for the birds. See pic.

Thank Sean H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Busy Mother's days weekend we sat on the awesome patio and had a fantastic brunch. The patio sits under 2 towering oak trees which provide shade and character. Our lobster omelette, crab florentine and shrimp po'boy were incredible! Service was efficient. Ask about the "doughnut...More

Thank Dallaswinegirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Large selection of exceptionally prepared seafood and fresh fish. Peaceful atmosphere with dim lights and glowing salt water fish tank. Several unique and gourmet sauces to choose from. Did I mention great fresh oyster selection or their sister restaurant Clark's...also a favorite.

Thank scott640
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's hard to fault the quality of the produce, but with fine dining prices they need to up the game on the presentation and cooking. Don't get me wrong, the food was excellent hence the 4 stars, but it's pretty basic for the value.

Thank akhill
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Is there a dress code??
19 June 2016|
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Response from hbrown1025 | Reviewed this property |
Not really, I saw shirts n pants, shorts, summer dresses.
Caroline G
Kid friendly? Changing table?
30 April 2015|
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noticed many seafood and fish options, but do not know about the choices of sauces. My wife and I like a not very spicy accent to the fish without the typical added salt or butter. Can you accomadate us? We are traveling from Baltimore, need to plan ahead. Thanks, Bruce
19 February 2015|
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Response from ALAN W | Reviewed this property |
Although I certainly can't answer for the restaurant, I'm sure they can accommodate your tastes & needs.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-291-7300
  • E-mail