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Clark's Oyster Bar

#121 of 3,054 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703-5209 (Blanco)
11:00 - 23:00
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Austin, Texas
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my daughter who just arrived a half hour before from CA for first visit. It was inspiring. We split a dozen oysters, two kinds, both from MA-Cotuit and Onset. Nichole, our server gave very good advice. For entrees, I had Red Snapper and daughter had Branzino. All very fresh and prepared extremely well.

Thank rob s
Austin, Texas
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually come here for special occasions because my wife loves the oyster selections. And this place never disappoints when you order something other than oysters as well. Every time we come here we get awesome service and the food is fresh, and very flavorful. We are repeat customers and will return. Thanks to everyone.

Thank Tha_Bearded_1
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I go and sit at the bar, fun atmosphere, good strong martinis I'm told. I go for the half priced burger, my favorite in town, with great coleslaw. Say yes when they ask if you want bread and butter

Thank dicryan
Austin, Texas
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great Service. Excellent seafood. Great choice of oysters, both East and West Coast. Massachusetts, PEI, Maine Oysters are my favorites. Oyster shuckers are amazing, clean the shells very well and leave oyster liquor.

Thank heybrula
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

So, this place is packed. All the time. Make a reservation if you can! Otherwise, if you're lucky like us, we arrived during happy hour and got the last two seats at the bar. What a great experience - the two bartenders that served us was attentive, never let our water glasses go empty, and was on top of our... More 

Thank bbbicious
Charlotte, North Carolina
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84 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I wish I could give Clark's a "5" on the score. Everyone is so nice and the food excellent that I want to rate it higher. My wife and daughter LOVED the Lobster roll (awesome) & burger (outstanding). The restaurant is wonderful, the price reasonable, but the only thing holding it back from a "5" is that I did not... More 

Thank jim r
Midland, Texas
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317 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My wife and I discovered Clark's Oyster Bar while walking on west sixth street. At mid-afternoon we walked onto the patio but were told that all tables were reserved and were directed inside ( no tables were occupied after more than one hour ). We were seated inside the very noisy restaurant. The waitress seemed annoyed, did not smile, and... More 

Thank BillM551
Houston, Texas
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Wife and I decided to try a new restaurant from our norm which is Perlas. We made a great choice in Clarks. Place was intimate but hopping. We did not have a reservation but the manager Autumn accommodated us with a great place at the oyster bar. Josh, shucking oysters was a wealth of information about the wide ranging varieties.... More 

Thank Ron R
San Antonio, Texas
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This restaurant is not good for a romantic evening as you are seated literally 6 inches away from someone else on both sides. You can hear better the conversation on your right or left than your wife's seating across you. Extremely expensive for what you get. Sometimes you pay high prices for the ambiance and setting but here as loud... More 

Thank Ricardo R
Austin, Texas
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176 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stopped by Clark's for brunch on a Saturday and had a wonderful meal. The cioppino came with very large shrimp, a crab leg, fish, clams, and mussels. The broth was very tasty and went well with the large piece of garlic bread served on top. We also tried the lobster and eggs en cocette. Would definitely order both dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703-5209
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: 512-297-2525

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