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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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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (56 reviews)
“oysters” (155 reviews)
“lobster roll” (38 reviews)
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8:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We went here with my daughter and her boyfriend to celebrate my wife's birthday and had one of the nicest dinners we've had in some time. Our waiter was outstanding - extremely helpful, with excellent knowledge of the menu. The menu was interesting and varied,...More

Thank ruralbob
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was there on my own and the waitstaff was friendly but I would recommend going with others. I had a salad and starter and felt it was overpriced for the quality. The outdoor setting is the highlight so I would go for the ambiance...More

Thank PNWAsia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I LOVE PERLA'S! I felt like I was somewhere else... not in Austin! What a fantastic meal in a great location with superb service and a relaxing ambiance! We sat outside on the patio, lit softly by the large tree wrapped in Christmas lights. Our...More

Thank Karolina H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally, a seafood restaurant where the seafood flavor isn't overpowered by sauces. We started with PEI mussels, which were served with ground sausage, something I'd never encountered before, but the tastes blended nicely. For mains, I had the snapper, and my wife had scallops. The...More

Thank BettynEarl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant with a buzzy atmosphere, fresh looking decor, accommodating service and excellent food. A special mention for our lovely server who dealt with all our questions and requests with charm. There are lots of choices in Austin but this would definitely be a place...More

Thank MCE63
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great lunch... great place, calm and peaceful with good foid. Fantatic oysters and fish expertly looked after by Pedro... what else does a man need on a sunny afternoon in Austin?

Thank Anthony B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perla is my favorite place to go when I’m in town. The people watching can’t be beat. Seriously the best. Sometimes I just have a cocktail in the bar - I recommend the SoCo Fizz. This time, we did brunch and since I’d been a...More

Thank mhanley254
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Fresh and delicious seafood and really nice atmosphere. This was a great place for a long lunch during a day of exploring South Congress Ave. I bet it is a fantastic atmosphere at night as well with the cool lights strung through the trees. It...More

Thank Kris R
Reviewed 6 November 2017

A large group of us ( out of towners) ate a wonderful brunch here. Bloody Marys were spicy and delicious. I may have had the best scrambled egg I have ever eaten with a side of bacon that was fantastic. We sat on the front...More

Thank cjordan20901
Reviewed 4 November 2017

What a great classic restaurant. I have been there so many times (don't remember if I wrote a review before?), and this is my absolute favorite in Austin. Try anything and everything on that menu. But this time I tried for the first time the...More

Thank hnasr
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Questions & Answers
19 June 2016|
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Response from hbrown1025 | Reviewed this property |
Not really, I saw shirts n pants, shorts, summer dresses.
20 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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