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Pacific Star Restaurant & Oyster Bar

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Northwest Austin
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13507 N Highway 183, Austin, TX 78750-2207
+1 512-219-5373
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Austin, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been eating here for years... Great food, fair prices and fun staff. We had fried shrimp, crayfish and oysters..

Thank claybuster78750
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Pacific Star grill was a little early not much going on, was seated nice little waitress tool are drink order, we decided on cup of gumbo & catfish flay. The gumbo was excellent!!!!! Fish was good also!!! Very good food !!!! Oh when I left the place was packed!!!!

Thank Mike C
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great, as always. Best seafood in Austin. Get the oysters, fried fish. The gumbo is exceptional. Beer super cold, get Victoria beer.

Thank aldoalfonso1961
Cedar Park, United States
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This little gem is considered Austin's best kept secret! Food is always always good. Gumbo is the best I've had! Shrimp skewer is wonderful. Pacific Special is good too. Draft beer is reasonably cheap. I'm not an oysters fan, but have seen quite a lot of people chowing down.

Thank Paula J
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This place isn't going to be for everybody, but I make it a point to frequent it especially during crawfish season. The reason I give it 5 stars is because of the experience you have here interacting with the staff. It's down home. You get a bit of cabaret with your meal. Manny, the manager (funny enough) is a riot.... More 

Thank Milksteak J
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

The Gulf oysters and shrimp are fresh and flavorful! Some of the best in Austin. I don't ask for fries as a side because they have a nice pilaf or garlic rice that satisfies me more than French fries. The star of this restaurant is the Gumbo! The Gumbo is tasty and reminds of the gumbo I've had from New... More 

Thank Pocholoboy
Austin, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

First visit, placed was cramped but there was seating. Menu looked good but at the table next to me another guest had their dog inside. I asked about the pet policy and they advised there were no pets allowed but somehow no one noticed this guest walk in with her "seeing eye dog" on a leash. Won't be coming back,... More 

1 Thank Tiffany K
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

This small, unpretentious café with covered deck on the 183N access road is not impressive - until you eat! Fresh oysters, grilled fish special, and etouffee were all marvelous. The owner and staff are friendly and most helpful - we'll be back.

Thank PB H
Titus, Alabama
Level Contributor
51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This place has been a staple of mine for years. The food is always hot and fresh and the beer is cold. My only complaint is that the prices have increased quite a bit over the years so I don't go there as often now. Despite the prices, I still frequent the place and would recommend it to others.

Thank SGMPhil60
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This Mexican owned and run family restaurant has been in business for at least 20 years (that I know of). This isn't gourmet, but it's solid feel-good seafood that reminds you of an old fashioned place on the gulf. Fresh oysters and great fried offerings make this place fun; but if you get some of the broiled seafood specials they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
American, Seafood, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13507 N Highway 183, Austin, TX 78750-2207
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Northwest Austin
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-219-5373

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?