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Pacific Star Restaurant & Oyster Bar

$$ - $$$
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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Cedar Park, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
1 of 5 bubbles 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
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 Patti & Nil... H
Titus, Alabama
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
168 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank 5GMan
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2015

I will confess that I have an ulterior motive in the preparation of this review. Some years back, my girlfriend and I went to Pacific Star for some seafood. In the ensuing years, we must have forgotten how much we disliked it and our vow never to return. Last night, my girlfriend had a hankering for fried shrimp. So we... More 

4 Thank James E
Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
215 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

I have been going to pacific star for 15 years oysters on the halfshell are soo delish the seafood platter has so much great stuff and only 17 bucks. Crawfish 7.99 a lb no corn no potatoes which means more crawfish this place is a must try when you eat here you feel like your on the ocean.

1 Thank konikowski
Austin, Tx
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

They always have ice cold beer and the oysters are beyond fantastic. I love everything on their menu, I've had it all and you cannot go wrong with anything you order. It is great for groups or just a family or date night.

1 Thank JulieD-Austin

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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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?