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21 Great Bets for Raw Oysters in Austin

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Nothing beats slurping down extremely fresh oysters, especially during the hot summer in Austin. Despite the city’s landlocked status, there are plenty of places for the shellfish. There are single briny bivalves available, sure, but why stop at that when there are dozens of oysters ahead? Try ’em all.

Here is Eater’s guide to the best bets for raw oysters in Austin. There are classics from Clark’s Oyster Bar and Perla’s, solid happy hours from Parkside, wood-grilled and raw options from Lucy’s Fried Chicken, old-school markets like Quality Seafood and Mongers Market + Kitchen, smoky takes from Pitchfork Pretty, and many more. This update includes Oak Hill seafood restaurant Shore Raw Bar & Grill.

For other under-the-sea eats, check out Austin’s best seafood restaurants, lobster picks, amazing spots for sushi, and poke places.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Salt Traders Coastal Cooking

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2850 N Interstate 35
Round Rock, TX 78681

Jack Gilmore’s seafood restaurant comes fully loaded with a raw bar full of seasonal and Gulf oysters up in Round Rock.

A circular tray of halved oysters and a pile of pink shrimp and ice surrounded by a little bowl with empty oysters shells, condiments, and crackers.
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2. Garbo's Fresh Maine Lobster

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14735 Bratton Ln
Austin, TX 78728
(512) 350-9814
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The Wells Branch seafood restaurant serve oysters for lunch, dinner, and brunch by the half- or full dozen.

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Oysters from Garbo’s
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3. Quality Seafood

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5621 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-5827
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A classic Austin destination for seafood, Quality Seafood serves raw Gulf and East coast oysters, as well as grilled Gulf oysters.

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Oysters from Quality Seafood
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4. Foreign & Domestic

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306 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 459-1010
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Tuesday happy hours at the North Loop restaurant are all about rotating dollar oysters.

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5. Clark's Oyster Bar

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1200 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 297-2525
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Clarkville restaurant Clark's offers wide selection of East and West coast oysters a la carte, so diners can mix and match as many as they'd like.

Clark’s Oyster Bar’s oysters
Clark’s Oyster Bar’s oysters
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6. Hillside Farmacy

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1209 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 628-0168
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Central East Austin spot Hillside serves a rotating selection of oysters from the East and West coasts daily.

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7. Parkside

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301 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 474-9898
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Shawn Cirkiel's flagship downtown restaurant serves oysters by the half-dozen and dozen, as well as oyster platters that come in "small" and "grand" sizes.

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Oysters at Parkside
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8. Truluck's Seafood Steak & Crab

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400 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-9000
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Keep it old-school in this downtown stalwart with market oysters raw by the half-dozen.

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9. Eddie V's Prime Seafood

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301 East 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 472-1860
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For a downtown restaurant seemingly built for those dining on corporate expense accounts, Eddie V's has a surprisingly great happy hour menu, including dollar Gulf oysters.

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Oysters at Eddie V’s
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10. Le Politique

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110 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 580-7651
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The downtown French brasserie boasts a large raw bar with East Coast oysters for lunch, dinner, and brunch.

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Seafood at Le Politique
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11. Revue at Fairmont Austin

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101 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 524-4813
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Downtown hotel Fairmont’s food court features a raw bar boasting half dozen oysters, as well as various seafood towers.

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Oysters at the Fairmont
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12. Eberly

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615 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 916-9000
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South Lamar’s massive restaurant shucks oysters for dinner and brunch.

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Oysters at Eberly
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13. TLC Austin

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1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste. #1150
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 580-0971
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The casual South Austin Texas restaurant offers up raw Gulf and East Coast oysters from the raw bar.

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14. Mongers Market + Kitchen

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2401 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX
(512) 680-5045
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The fish market/restaurant’s raw bar features East Coast oysters available by the piece.

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15. Pitchfork Pretty

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2708 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 494-4593
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The Hill Country-inspired restaurant’s fresh East Coast oysters come with a smoky mignonette.

16. Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

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1400 S. Congress Suite B100
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 291-7300
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The massive patio on South Congress is one of Austin's premier oyster destinations. East and West Coast oysters are offered by the half dozen with the works. Get an oyster shooter if you’re looking for some added booze with the bivalve.

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Perla’s oysters
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17. Shore Raw Bar & Grill

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8665 TX-71 Suite 100
Austin, TX 78735
(512) 618-6400
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The Oak Hill seafood restaurant, which takes its cues from Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico City, offers up daily oysters, as well as oyster shooters with sangrita.

18. Aviary Wine & Kitchen

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2110 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 916-4445
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A wine restaurant isn’t complete without a raw bar, and Aviary’s dishes shellfish from the East, West, and Gulf coasts.

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19. Central Standard

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1603 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 942-0823
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For stylish oyster snacking, head to South Austin hotel restaurant Central Standard for a la carte East Coast bivalves.

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20. Lucy's Fried Chicken

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2218 College Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 297-2423
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Lucy's is an under-the-radar oyster destination for both raw and grilled varieties. Skip the fried chicken completely and make a meal of oysters and the stellar sides at all four locations (also at Burnet, Lake Travis, Cedar Park).

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Oysters from Lucy’s
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21. Deckhand Oyster Bar & Seafood

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4211 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

Deckhand is an under-the-radar seafood favorite in Round Rock and Austin, serving a glorious fusion of Gulf comfort food and Thai-inspired dishes. The menu includes oysters both raw and broiled.

Deckhand’s oysters
Deckhand’s oysters
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1. Salt Traders Coastal Cooking

2850 N Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78681
A circular tray of halved oysters and a pile of pink shrimp and ice surrounded by a little bowl with empty oysters shells, condiments, and crackers.
Oysters from Salt Traders
Salt Traders [Official]

Jack Gilmore’s seafood restaurant comes fully loaded with a raw bar full of seasonal and Gulf oysters up in Round Rock.

2850 N Interstate 35
Round Rock, TX 78681

2. Garbo's Fresh Maine Lobster

14735 Bratton Ln, Austin, TX 78728
Oysters from Garbo’s
Oysters from Garbo’s
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The Wells Branch seafood restaurant serve oysters for lunch, dinner, and brunch by the half- or full dozen.

14735 Bratton Ln
Austin, TX 78728

3. Quality Seafood

5621 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Oysters from Quality Seafood
Oysters from Quality Seafood
Quality Seafood/Facebook

A classic Austin destination for seafood, Quality Seafood serves raw Gulf and East coast oysters, as well as grilled Gulf oysters.

5621 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

4. Foreign & Domestic

306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX 78751
Foreign & Domestic’s oysters
Foreign & Domestic’s oysters
Foreign & Domestic/Yelp

Tuesday happy hours at the North Loop restaurant are all about rotating dollar oysters.

306 E 53rd St
Austin, TX 78751

5. Clark's Oyster Bar

1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703
Clark’s Oyster Bar’s oysters
Clark’s Oyster Bar’s oysters
Casey Dunn

Clarkville restaurant Clark's offers wide selection of East and West coast oysters a la carte, so diners can mix and match as many as they'd like.

1200 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703

6. Hillside Farmacy

1209 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702
Oysters from Hillside Farmacy
Oysters from Hillside Farmacy
Hillside Farmacy/Facebook

Central East Austin spot Hillside serves a rotating selection of oysters from the East and West coasts daily.

1209 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

7. Parkside

301 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701
Oysters at Parkside
Oysters at Parkside
Parkside/Facebook

Shawn Cirkiel's flagship downtown restaurant serves oysters by the half-dozen and dozen, as well as oyster platters that come in "small" and "grand" sizes.

301 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78701

8. Truluck's Seafood Steak & Crab

400 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701
A glass of sparkling wine and a plate of oysters at Truluck’s
Oysters at Truluck’s
Truluck’s/Facebook

Keep it old-school in this downtown stalwart with market oysters raw by the half-dozen.

400 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

9. Eddie V's Prime Seafood

301 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Oysters at Eddie V’s
Oysters at Eddie V’s
Eddie V’s/Facebook

For a downtown restaurant seemingly built for those dining on corporate expense accounts, Eddie V's has a surprisingly great happy hour menu, including dollar Gulf oysters.

301 East 5th Street
Austin, TX 78701

10. Le Politique

110 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78701
Seafood at Le Politique
Seafood at Le Politique
Wynn Myers

The downtown French brasserie boasts a large raw bar with East Coast oysters for lunch, dinner, and brunch.

110 San Antonio St
Austin, TX 78701

11. Revue at Fairmont Austin

101 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701
Oysters at the Fairmont
Oysters at the Fairmont
Fairmont/Facebook

Downtown hotel Fairmont’s food court features a raw bar boasting half dozen oysters, as well as various seafood towers.

101 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701

12. Eberly

615 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Oysters at Eberly
Oysters at Eberly
Eberly/Facebook

South Lamar’s massive restaurant shucks oysters for dinner and brunch.

615 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

13. TLC Austin

1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste. #1150, Austin, TX 78704
Oysters from TLC
TLC’s oysters
TLC [Official]

The casual South Austin Texas restaurant offers up raw Gulf and East Coast oysters from the raw bar.

1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste. #1150
Austin, TX 78704

14. Mongers Market + Kitchen

2401 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX
Oysters from Mongers
Oysters from Mongers
Mongers Market/Facebook

The fish market/restaurant’s raw bar features East Coast oysters available by the piece.

2401 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX

15. Pitchfork Pretty

2708 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

The Hill Country-inspired restaurant’s fresh East Coast oysters come with a smoky mignonette.

2708 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

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16. Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

1400 S. Congress Suite B100, Austin, TX 78704
Perla’s oysters
Perla’s oysters
Perla’s [Official]

The massive patio on South Congress is one of Austin's premier oyster destinations. East and West Coast oysters are offered by the half dozen with the works. Get an oyster shooter if you’re looking for some added booze with the bivalve.

1400 S. Congress Suite B100
Austin, TX 78704

17. Shore Raw Bar & Grill

8665 TX-71 Suite 100, Austin, TX 78735

The Oak Hill seafood restaurant, which takes its cues from Texas, Louisiana, and Mexico City, offers up daily oysters, as well as oyster shooters with sangrita.

8665 TX-71 Suite 100
Austin, TX 78735

18. Aviary Wine & Kitchen

2110 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
A plate of halved oysters with beers in the background.
Oysters from Aviary
Aviary/Facebook

A wine restaurant isn’t complete without a raw bar, and Aviary’s dishes shellfish from the East, West, and Gulf coasts.

2110 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

19. Central Standard

1603 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78704
Oysters from Central Standard
Oysters from Central Standard
Central Standard/Facebook

For stylish oyster snacking, head to South Austin hotel restaurant Central Standard for a la carte East Coast bivalves.

1603 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78704

20. Lucy's Fried Chicken

2218 College Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Oysters from Lucy’s
Oysters from Lucy’s
Lucy’s Fried Chicken/Facebook

Lucy's is an under-the-radar oyster destination for both raw and grilled varieties. Skip the fried chicken completely and make a meal of oysters and the stellar sides at all four locations (also at Burnet, Lake Travis, Cedar Park).

2218 College Ave
Austin, TX 78704

21. Deckhand Oyster Bar & Seafood

4211 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Deckhand’s oysters
Deckhand’s oysters
Deckhand Oyster Bar/Facebook

Deckhand is an under-the-radar seafood favorite in Round Rock and Austin, serving a glorious fusion of Gulf comfort food and Thai-inspired dishes. The menu includes oysters both raw and broiled.

4211 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

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