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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (42 reviews)
“oysters” (153 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704-2487
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The wait staff was great and the porch was nice on a summer night great place to watch the SOCO scene. The only problem I had was with my entree. I ordered the bay scallops which were good but I didn't feel it was $40...More

Thank Caitlyn H
Reviewed 6 days ago

I ordered multiple entrees when a friend and I visited this restaurant. The place was elegant (real table cloth and napkins) and had a diverse and interesting crowd, such as a gaggle of chatty and lovely teenagers/college students with very revealing outfits. It was triple...More

1  Thank ffmer1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not sure of set up ....As we did not reserve we were told wait is 45 minutes and we can stay in bar. However bar service provides some food and we were happy with that. Half way in our order we were offered table in...More

Thank poplarkins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our threesome went to Perla's to beat the heat and enjoy a nice seafood dinner on the July 4 weekend. We decided to avoid duplicating dishes and share the best. The kitchen was spot on as was the service so we really enjoyed ourselves. As...More

Thank dl621
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am from San Francisco so I had my doubts. Whoa. Perla's could easily pass for a great seafood restaurant in the seafood - foody capitals. Fabulous food and great service. Couldn't believe it. Go Perla's!

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the atmosphere inside and out, even the bathrooms. Excellent dishes and service. It was recommended by two separate locals to us and we're glad we tried it!

Thank Brittany J
Reviewed 15 July 2017

My wife & I had not dined at Perla's for quite a while, so we went on a Thursday hoping to avoid the crushing weekend crowd. It was busy, however, we were seated immediately without a reservation. - Service: overall, good & friendly, although not...More

Thank Global_George
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Had the scallops - cooked perfectly and were yum! We had a table FULL of 9 but that didn't slow them down. Very personable and helpful wait-staff. We would enjoy a date night there. Expensive place to take kids, but all of us enjoyed ourselves.

Thank Ang S
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We stopped in for lunch and drinks and decided to get the Perla's Poco Platter to split. It was fantastic! The beer was cold and the staff was fantastic. We'll come back for sure, and maybe try the Grande Platter.

Thank BEN B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Like it's sister restaurant, Clark's, Perla's is a great place for fresh seafood in Austin. A pain to park (must find the right parking lot where you can get parking validated!) but a nice treat.

Thank Liz S
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18 June 2016|
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Response from hbrown1025 | Reviewed this property |
Not really, I saw shirts n pants, shorts, summer dresses.
19 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
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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