While Austin is better known for its BBQ and Tacos, the city has recently grown by leaps and bounds with its oyster offerings in recent years. Here are some of our favorite spots:

Clark’s Oyster Bar


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Where: Clark’s Oyster Bar | 1200 W 6th St Austin, TX 78703

Clark’s serves up some of the best oysters in the city. They have a full selection of oysters from the east and west coast. Maine, Massachusetts, Washington and California to name a few. Their oysters are served with fresh horseradish, cocktail sauce and a shallot mignonette sauce. You can order by the oyster (raw) or try the oven roasted golf oysters.

Oyster Specials: 50 cent off oysters Monday through Sunday from 3pm – 6pm


Quality Seafood Market


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Where: Quality Seafood | 5621 Airport Blvd,Austin, TX, 78751

Not only are they a great restaurant for Oysters, they also have a retail/wholesale market so you know you’re being served some of the freshest seafood in Austin. Go for the Texas Gulf Oysters here, they’re driven up from the Texas coast on a daily basis.

Deckhand Oyster Bar


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Where: Deckhand Oyster Bar | 500 Parker Dr, Austin, TX 78728

At Deckhand you’ll find oysters prepared in many different styles. If you’re looking for traditional shucked oysters they have those, and they’re great. However, where they really shine is their cooked oyster plates.  A local favorite is the La Frontera Oysters, which are broiled with crab meat stuffing, chopped bacon and monterrey cheese. If you’re looking for something uncommon try the grilled Tokyo Oysters, they come with a homemade masago sauce, green onion and mayo.


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Monger’s Market + Kitchen



Where: Monger’s Market + Kitchen  | 2401 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

Their raw Bar features a rotating selection of fresh oysters, shrimp and crab. One dish we recommend is the MMK baked oysters prepared with taragon, mornary and breadcrumbs. Check out their Wednesday afternoon Oyster Social, not only are the oysters 1/2 off but you’ll also find $5 select wines and additional drink specials.

Oyster Specials: 1/2 Off Oysters on Wednesdays from 3pm – 6pm


Foreign & Domestic


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Where: Foreign & Domestic | 306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751

$1 Oysters on Mondays! Do we need to say any more? They’ll normally have a selection of at least two different kinds of east coast oysters. If you have someone in your party who doesn’t dig seafood that’s okay, they also have a special fried chicken dinner plate available on Mondays as well.

Oyster Specials: $1 east cost Oysters on Mondays

Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar


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Where: Perla’s | 1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX

At Perla’s, you’ll find a wide selection of raw oysters and cooked oysters. Whether it’s raw oysters from Prince Edward Island or Wood Grilled Oysters with Creole Tomato Butter they have it. If you’re looking for something a little more daring, try the Oyster Shooter, it’s made with Tito’s vodka, horseradish, bloody mix and lime.

Oyster Specials: $.50 cents off Oysters Monday to Friday from 3pm – 6pm


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Where: Parkside | 301 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701

You can’t beat their half off happy hour special, for $16 you’ll get a chef’s choice oyster platter. Here you’ll find oysters from Virginia, Rhode Island, British Colombia and beyond.

Oyster Specials: $16 Oyster Platter (reg. $32) Monday to Friday 5pm to 6:30pm



Cover photo courtesy of A Taste of Koko