Oysters might not be local to Austin, but we have a lot of great restaurants around town that offer seafood from the East and West Coasts, and the Gulf! If you are looking to indulge, our list is for you!

Updated August 2023



Clark's Oyster Barphoto courtesy of Clark's Oyster Bar

Clark's Oyster Bar is a chic and casual spot with a great raw bar, fresh fish, lobster rolls, and more! With indoor and outdoor seating, you can enjoy a cocktail and refreshing oysters at their marble and pecan bar, in their cozy dining room, or on their tree-shaded deck. Their East Coast oysters are a la carte, so you can happily mix and match them! Enjoy $0.50 off during their happy hour from 3pm to 5pm!

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This laid-back spot offers classic and eclectic takes on seafood shack faves! From fried catfish baskets, and Gulf oysters on the half shell, to crawfish etouffee, Thai shrimp curry, and calamari, you can enjoy fresh seafood with a twist. Of course, they also serve delicious oysters, both raw and broiled. Our go-to is to order a side of Deckhand sauce with the raw half-shelled oysters -- it's amazing!

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Diner Bar has delicious raw and baked oysters that make for the perfect happy hour! Indulge in $2 oysters daily from 4pm to 6pm, or all night on Sundays and Mondays! Their raw oysters usually are a rotating selection where you can try one variety or sample all of them. If you're craving something cooked, try their baked oysters that come with rich mushroom butter. Add a vodka martini and you'll be set for the perfect evening! 

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Oysters on a rooftop terrace with stunning views of downtown?! Say less! Enjoy fried oysters on happy hour every Tuesday through Friday from 5pm to 6pm. If you can't make happy hour, their dinner menu is just as good! Treat yourself to raw oysters by the dozen or half-dozen and composed oysters served with cucumber water, passionfruit, and champagne granita. 

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Offering two types of East Coast oysters for $1 each on Oyster Tuesdays, this is the pearl-fect spot for a weekday dinner! This French restaurant featured cozy indoor and outdoor seating and an oyster menu that is always rotating. Order Market Fish Ceviche or Bacon & Chorizo Arancini Hush Puppies for a great addition to your meal!

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Brunch it up at Honey Moon with an oyster tower and an ice-cold Michelada! Take a seat for a little patio hang and share some oysters with your friends. You can also enjoy $3 oysters with a lemongrass mignonette by the dozen or half dozen on Oyster Tuesday. Stop by for happy hour on Tuesdays through Fridays from 4pm to 6pm for $4 off East Coast oysters and a side of specialty cocktails!

Rosedale | Directions


Farm fresh meets trendy and chic bistro at Hillside, the perfect spot for a cute brunch or date night! With a rotating selection of oysters daily, you can cool down with fresh half-shells on their gorgeous patio. They also serve up award-winning bloodys, pancakes that are to die for, and deli and grocery items to go! To top it all off, their patio is dog-friendly, so you can bring your furry friend out with you for a great start to the day.

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This charming restaurant inside an old house gives us Stevie Nicks-meets-New Orleans vibes! For a late-night dinner and drinks combo, look no further than this French-themed brasserie. Feast on delicious raw bar selections of caviar and oysters under string lights on the patio, or head inside the bungalow for a classy night of wine and champagne!

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Keepersphoto courtesy of Keepers

Keepers is a cozy Golf Coast seafood restaurant in Southwest Austin with a raw bar, a fireplace, and a covered patio! Offering an incredible selection of seafood with a family-friendly ambiance, it's the perfect spot for a Sunday brunch or dinner! Indulge in $5 off Chef’s choice oysters during happy hour from 3pm to 6:30pm Monday through Saturday, or on Sundays from 3pm to 9pm, all with .⁣ End on a sweet note with their raving guava key lime pie jar!

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One of Austin’s favorite homegrown restaurants with fresh gulf oysters, comfort food classics, and of course, crispy fried chicken! With four different selections of their 1/2 dozen wood-fired grilled oysters, you can't go wrong at Lucy's. Make sure to try some grilled Texan Oysters and their freshly-made sides and scratch-made pies from pecan to banana pudding! 

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A semi-casual and eclectic chophouse at the bottom of the South Congress Hotel with a Midwest and Southern twist! We love grilled oysters, and we especially love these grilled oysters. The bourbon-barbecue butter they’re doused in is sweet and savory! You’ll also find delicious dishes like whiskey-brined and pepper-glazed pork chops, chicken fried steaks, and prime ribs.

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Whether you're feeling freshly-shucked oysters or Gulf seafood, Mongers has you covered. Take a seat in their warm and inviting setting and enjoy a rotating selection of fresh East Coast oysters from their raw bar! They are available by the piece for $1 off during happy hour which is Tuesday through Friday from 4pm to 5:30pm. One of our other go-tos is their fried oyster slider with sesame slaw and lemon aioli!

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photo courtesy of Perlas

With generous portions of fresh seafood and sides meant for sharing, Perla’s is the best for group gatherings when in Austin! While the inside is bright and inviting, sitting on the expansive patio under a historic oak tree facing SoCo is a total vibe too! Enjoy East Coast oysters that are offered by the 1/2 dozen, an oyster shooter, or wood-grilled creole oysters. There's definitely something for everyone and there's also a plethora of cocktail options that go great with those half-shells!

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Enjoy all the bright coastal vibes at this trendy oyster bar and seafood grill! With seafood that is flown in daily, you can find a fresh oyster menu on every visit. Plank's fresh-shucked East Coast oysters on the half-shell are served with horseradish, the tangiest hot sauce, and mignonette sauce! Looking for a good happy hour deal? The Chef's select iced oysters are 1/2 off and their delicious overboard oyster shot comes out to only $6.

Domain | Directions


Open since 1930, this seafood market, restaurant, and oyster bar is where a lot of your fave restaurants get their seafood from, so you know it's amazing! Quality Seafood serves up fresh grilled and raw Gulf and East Coast oysters every day, and you can get $1 oysters on Thursdays for happy hour. With a setting that is laid-back and relaxed, you can know for certain that the oysters are the true gem here!

Airport Blvd. | Directions


Transport to the coast via the beachy atmosphere, food, and drinks! From fried oysters, oysters on the half-shell, and grilled, all of their oysters are $1 off, 7 days a week, during happy hour. On Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 2pm, the raw bar is full of seasonal and Gulf oysters! Looking to make your Monday have a little more pep in its step? Salt Traders also has $1 off oysters all Monday night!

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Shoal Creek Saloon
photo courtesy of Shoal Creek Saloon

This laid-back dive bar comes with an expansive patio that looks out to Shoal Creek! It's full of crawfish, oysters, catfish, and all things Louisiana. Take a seat on their spacious patio and enjoy fresh gulf oysters with a side of sweet corn on the cob or red potatoes. Their happy hour is every day from 3pm to 6pm, featuring $4 Texas vodkas and draft pints! And for those that have a furry friend, this spot is pet-friendly and will keep your pups entertained since the creek is filled with turtles.

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This local neighborhood gem has a raw bar featuring up to a dozen different oysters from Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico! A must-try on the menu is the grilled gulf oysters basted with chorizo butter, cotija, Cholula hot sauce, fresh cilantro, and lime juice served with grilled bread! Enjoy $1 off oysters on Mondays and $0.50 off during their happy hour from 3pm to 6pm on Mondays through Fridays.

Oak Hill | Directions


From raw Gulf and Atlantic oysters to charbroiled oysters, it's a must for all oyster lovers. All of their oysters come with classic sauces and crackers, and you can add delicious sides like hushpuppies, fried okra, or bacon-wrapped shrimp! Make sure to stop by during their happy hour and order 6 oysters for $7!

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photo courtesy of Verbena

Located in the heart of 6th Street, Verbena delivers delicious Mexican-influenced dishes! With a casual setting and a farm-fresh menu, Verbena is the perfect place to take it easy and enjoy your order of market oysters or daily oysters with some ‘tinis. Their courtyard is bright and vibrant, so you can also enjoy some sunshine with your meal!

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