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1400 South Congress Ave Ste B100
Austin, TX 78704
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4.8 of 5.0 from 70 reviews
price range:$26 to $50
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I don't think one can go wrong with any choice. The wine, oysters, and fresh fish were divine! Wonderful dinner
by Rob P.
Try the seafood.
by Storm H.
Probably the best seafood restaurant in Austin. Their fish and oysters are incredibly fresh, and the patio out front is shaded by oak trees and provides an excellent view of South Congress.
by Social News Network
Fresh oysters, savvy waiter, and nice patio. Do not miss the Bay Scallop Pozole or the Manhattan Clam Chowder!
by Guillermo M.
Breakfast crab cake. OMG.
by Nicole S.
Order the lobster frittata, it's simply the best frittata in Texas! Optionally pair with the lobster cheddar grits
by Chris A.
Fresh seafood so good that you forget you're in land-locked Austin.
by Michael C.
Fresh oysters and champaign. Mussels and Modelo. Misters to help keep you cool in the summer as you watch SoCo pass by.
by Brad M.
Amazing choices, quality, and service!
by Evan S.
Best seafood in Austin!
by Whitney A.
Grilled octopus appetizer mmmm. & 20$ pitchers of beer! asparagus side is also amazing!!!
by Vanessa W.
Cant hate on the shrimp poboy. Gotta sit on the patio, on the place to be.
by Gail H.
Get the bouillabaisse!!
by Ana Marie 💃
If you want the cherry on top of your amazing meal, order the plum upsidedown cake. AMAZING!
by Britney C.
Don't forget the goat milk cheese cake with a nice espresso, it's the perfect ending.
by Irma R.
Octopus is wonderful. Just about one of the only places in town that serves Pimms!
by JoVonna C.
Come for lunch - have a drink! Bartender is less slammed and the cocktails divine! Order the wood grilled Brussel sprouts!
by Michelle B.
The lobster frittata is one of the best brunch dishes in Austin, ask for extra avocado
by Chris A.
by Tracy S.
steamed clams njami njami
by Kristina T.
Perla's has transformed a land-locked SoCo corner into a beachy cafe. It's hard to beat this place on a sunny afternoon for fresh oysters, grilled octopus, and a Caesar cocktail on the shady patio.
by Austin Chronicle
A huge portion of lump crab on the wedge. Staff is super nice. Bique is delicious
by Lola R.
New Orleans Style BBQ Shrimp with Grilled Ciabatta is messy, but so delicious it's worth it. Nice for lunch
by Rhiannon L.
Park yourself at the oyster bar & watch the master at work. Jayland is AMAZING!
by Brandy R.
Get the octopus appetizer. It is simply the best grilled octopus dish I've had anywhere in the world. The fact that I had it in Texas makes it even more special.
by Caroline G.
Some of the best seafood I have had in a long time. Get some oysters and try the octopus
by John G.
Get the Grilled Octopus with Papas Bravas as a small app. Donovan is a great server!
by Doris Y.
Sit at the bar, order The Tombstone to drink, a bowl of the Bay Scallop Pozole Verde soup & a half dozen oysters. So yummy.
by Patricia B.
Once upon a time, the only seafood option in town. Now that Clark's and Winflo have come along, there is competition...but Perla's is still right up there.
by Kyle B.
Parkside bartender Brian Rhoads comes here for the patio, great cocktail list, and knowledgable staff.
by Serious Eats
Ask for the hush puppies!
by Zach H.
Breakfast bouillabaisse is delicious! Delicious seafood, perfect broth and crispy poached eggs?! Can't get better than that!
The ceviche is super yummy. As is the lobster roll.
by Allison W.
The lobster roll is amazing. Start with the mussels.
by Kyle F.
Best stop for seafood and oysters.
by Zac S.
Molly Woods is the best server! She won't steer you wrong, she's awesome, ask for her section.
by Jenny M.
by carlos J.
Afternoon snack menu is small, but delightful. Ceviche and calamari are fresh and delicious.
by Dennis K.
Strong mimosa's perfect brunch spot
by Ron M.
Lobster frittata was excellent.
by Tommy L.
Wow!! I had the swordfish it was quite possibly the best meal of my life. Aimee took great care of us, the salted butterscotch dessert is incredible. You must have a meal here if you are in Austin.
by Jessie M.
The grits are kick ass! So are the oyster shooters!
by Jaclyn E.
Fact: best seafood in Austin! (until proven otherwise) It's pricy, but u can get a bunch of their appetizers and share w/your friends. Musts: oysters, oyster Shooters, calamari, ceviche, wedge salad.
by Social N.
Great ambiance, cocktails, oysters, and seafood entrees. Order a lot and share.
Omg. It's so loud
by Tom W.
Avoid the asshole bartender.
by JoVonna C.
fresh seafood but small portions for the high prices. $30 for a dozen oysters is a bit much. imo
by frank f.
Holy hell. The food here redefined my concept of life's purpose. It's now brighter, holier and more optimistic. Get Crab Florentine.
by Jessica D.
Fried banana pie is euphoria in a bowl
by Gray P.
Order the best lobster roll in Texas but keep it authentic, don't toast the bun people!
by Joshua L.
Here's a tip That fishy smell is probably your date.
by Dark Lord Julian
Try the Fried Shrimp Po' Boy - Sweet with a kick in the mouth. (via @Foodspotting)
by Joseph V.
This seafood destination has an array of cocktails to match the cuisine. Bright flavors with a typically tropical flair incorporate house-made ingredients, and the cocktails never fail to refresh.
by Austin 360
The bouillabaisse is one of the only disappointing things on the menu. Get almost anything else instead (unless you're really into Japanese radishes).
by Garann M.
Dry riesling on the patio during afternoon cocktail hour = a refined and refreshing respite.
by Jessica S.
The butterscotch dessert is delicious!!!
by Mandi M.
Massachusetts oysters, grilled octopuss and new potatoes ... You just gonna love this place!!!!
by Christine Z.
You have to try the fried banana pie. Wow!
by Drew L.
It's all about the appetizers, wood grilled oysters, grilled octopus and steamed mussels!
by Tony C.
Try the Almond Olive Oil cake...it's is SO GEWD!!!!!!
by Adeline M.
Oysters holy afrodisiak
by John L.
a great gluten-free friendly seafood restaurant.
by Jessica M.
The oysters are expensive but well worth it for the quality. Current favorite are the Raspberry Point's.
by Tray H.
Order the Zombie. It's in the same class as Tiki Ti in Silver Lake
by Jefferson B.
Hemingway Daiquiri :) Yum!
by Jessica S.
The new Orleans style BBQ shrimp are soooo good! Their souce is great!
by Nydia S.
Oysters! Dinosaur plant not included.
by Susan P.
Fantastic!!! Seafood and fish and oysters!!! Not cheap though
by Armin O.
Great food but seriously overpriced!
by Liliana M.
Dare I say it's worth forgoing Texas BBQ for the amazing seafood here? Absolutely. Do yourself a favor and make this your next meal in Austin.
by Scott N.
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