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Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

#27 of 3,044 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487 (Gibson)
+1 512-291-7300
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 19:00
Mon 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge prawns in spicy barbecue sauce and grilled octopus for apps. Grilled red fish and Halibut Collar that was perfect. Not dry, absolutely the way you want it. Brussels on skewers that were tasty Sticky toffee pudding and Butterscotch cream for dessert. Service was helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Only question I have is why the restaurant says it is like... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Classically dressed wait staff and a great location are what initially drew us in. It was hot and we wanted a cold drink and colder oysters. Our waiter gave us a breakdown of their various types and we enjoyed a sampling of some of the best oysters I've ever had. Pair that with a nice beer or wine... Perfection. Worth... More 

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Culver City, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here to South Congress to escape some of the SXSW madness, and stumbled upon Perla's for an awesome afternoon seafood snack on their covered Patio. They have an afternoon snack menu from like 3:30-5:30, which consist of smaller bites and drink specials - but it's not your typical happy hour menu. We ended up getting the ceviche, BBQ... More 

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Acampo, California
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our son to Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar for his birthday. A friend recommended the restaurant. This place is phenomenal. Outstanding service, amazing menu, incredible bar selection, perfect environment. If you are in Austin Texas and have a "hankering" for perfect seafood, this has to be on your bucket list. Thank you to all at Perla's for making... More 

Thank Steven W
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sweet spot on S Congress. Pleasent staff - classy new england style decor. Try their grilled octopuss. Nice oysterselection. Go there when you need something completely different from the southerns barbeque kitchen. Maybe a bit pricy, but it is worth it

Thank Christine Z
Addison, Texas
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on a Friday night. We were told there would be an hour wait to get a table, but there were open seats at the bar, where you can get full service. We had the Halibut and the oysters, and the food was excellent. I would love to get here earlier and get a table outside.

Thank Glennalan4458
Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took a couple of colleagues to lunch a month or so back and left more disappointed than not. I had a lobster roll that was generally uninspiring. Don't recall what my associates ate but judging by what they didn't eat and lack of favorable commentary I would say they too felt the meal was wanting. With all the great restaurants... More 

Thank Stephen O
Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were new to this part of town and ask in one of the shops where to eat. They all agreed on Perla's. Was a wonderful day sitting under the big Oak tree and enjoying the sights and sounds. My partner ordered the cheeseburger, with NO tomatoes, highly allergic to them and I ordered the Oysters. They brought our food,... More 

Thank Judi M
Climax, North Carolina
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the best meals I've had in a long time! The seafood was so fresh, and the service was great! Listen to server's recommendations on specials - they won't steer you wrong.

Thank heidibrown5006
Long Beach, California
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

It was a lovely Saturday afternoon and Perla's looked inviting and lively. We had drinks and oyster shooters. The restaurant was packed and you could tell the staff were in a bit of a mad rush. We were happy to have the respite because the restaurant is so pretty and the drinks and oyster shooters are good. However, if you're... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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

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