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13 of Austin's Best Seafood Restaurants

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Even without direct access to the ocean, seafood is still one of Austin’s most popular cravings. Exciting new options continue to pop up, beyond the typical fish and chips fare (though don’t worry, there are still plenty of great fried fish spots). Regardless if you’re hungry for oysters, sushi, or po-boys, coming from both restaurants and a variety food trucks, have simply never been better.

Here are Austin’s best seafood spots, from stalwarts like the longtime Quality Seafood and stylish Perla’s, fried goodness from Evangeline Cafe, fish tacos and sandwiches from Turf N' Surf, and many more. This update includes Jack Gilmore’s Salt Traders Coastal Cooking.

For more seafood and fish inspiration, check out Eater’s guides to oysters, sushi, and poke.

Is there a favorite seafood destinations missing from Eater’s list? Hit up on the tipline or the comments.

—Max Bonem, with updates by Nadia Chaudhury

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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

For Jack Gilmore’s first non-Jack Allen’s Kitchen restaurant, the chef turned to seafood with his Round Rock spot. The menu spans raw bar offerings, kettle soup, to the rich chowder fries.

2. Garbo's

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14735 Bratton Ln
Austin, TX 78728
(512) 350-9814
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If you’re looking for classic summer seafood made with the highest quality ingredients, Garbo's Fresh Maine Lobster offers everything from lobster rolls to fish and chips to lump crab cakes.

3. Quality Seafood

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5621 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 454-5827
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Sourcing all of the restaurant’s fish from its own market ensures that Quality Seafood’s offerings are always the freshest and most reliable in town.

4. Clark's Oyster Bar

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1200 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 297-2525
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A favorite of West Austin frequenters, Clark’s continues to thrive as Perla’s “little brother,” offering oysters, a cold bar, and an array of caviar for those looking to indulge.

5. Whole Foods Market 5th Street Seafood

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525 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

Always busy and always fresh, Whole Foods’ fish counter is one of the best deals in town for restaurant quality seafood and happens to be located in prime proximity to the wine bar.

6. Turf N' Surf Poboys

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407 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 276-2763
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Downtown’s best option for bayou-inspired seafood po-boys and salads, Turf N’ Surf has evolved from a coveted food truck to a brick and mortar success by sourcing the freshest seafood possible straight from the Gulf with three locations.

7. Uchi

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801 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 916-4808
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Quite possibly the most influential restaurant in Austin’s culinary boom, Uchi continues to excel as the city’s premier option for sushi and modern Japanese cuisine.

8. Mongers Market + Kitchen

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2401 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 680-5045
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With a fish market background, Monger’s has already become known for its wide range of raw offerings, like ceviche, crudo, and poke.

9. 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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People-watch from one of South Congress’ most popular shaded patios all while enjoy oysters, lobster, and cocktails at Perla’s.

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10. Otoko

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1603 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX

Very intimate Japanese restaurant Otoko continues to draw rave reviews from its versatile menu of very fresh and simply prepared sushi alongside inventive small dishes.

11. Deckhand Oyster Bar & Seafood

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4211 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 326-1963
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Deckhand keeps Round Rock and South Lamar residents happy with raw and cooked oysters, along with fried and blackened seafood.

12. Poke Poke

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3100 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

Venice Beach landed in Austin in the form of Poke Poke, specializing in made-to-order Hawaiian poke bowls with two locations.

13. Evangeline Cafe

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8106 Brodie Ln
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 282-2586
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The Louisiana-inspired cafe has seafood gumbo and po-boys, among other dishes.

1. Salt Traders Coastal Cooking

2850 N Interstate 35, Round Rock, TX 78681

For Jack Gilmore’s first non-Jack Allen’s Kitchen restaurant, the chef turned to seafood with his Round Rock spot. The menu spans raw bar offerings, kettle soup, to the rich chowder fries.

2850 N Interstate 35
Round Rock, TX 78681

2. Garbo's

14735 Bratton Ln, Austin, TX 78728

If you’re looking for classic summer seafood made with the highest quality ingredients, Garbo's Fresh Maine Lobster offers everything from lobster rolls to fish and chips to lump crab cakes.

14735 Bratton Ln
Austin, TX 78728

3. Quality Seafood

5621 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

Sourcing all of the restaurant’s fish from its own market ensures that Quality Seafood’s offerings are always the freshest and most reliable in town.

5621 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78751

4. Clark's Oyster Bar

1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

A favorite of West Austin frequenters, Clark’s continues to thrive as Perla’s “little brother,” offering oysters, a cold bar, and an array of caviar for those looking to indulge.

1200 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78703

5. Whole Foods Market 5th Street Seafood

525 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

Always busy and always fresh, Whole Foods’ fish counter is one of the best deals in town for restaurant quality seafood and happens to be located in prime proximity to the wine bar.

525 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

6. Turf N' Surf Poboys

407 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701

Downtown’s best option for bayou-inspired seafood po-boys and salads, Turf N’ Surf has evolved from a coveted food truck to a brick and mortar success by sourcing the freshest seafood possible straight from the Gulf with three locations.

407 Lavaca St
Austin, TX 78701

7. Uchi

801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Quite possibly the most influential restaurant in Austin’s culinary boom, Uchi continues to excel as the city’s premier option for sushi and modern Japanese cuisine.

801 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

8. Mongers Market + Kitchen

2401 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702

With a fish market background, Monger’s has already become known for its wide range of raw offerings, like ceviche, crudo, and poke.

2401 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

9. Perla's Seafood and Oyster Bar

1400 S. Congress Suite B100, Austin, TX 78704
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People-watch from one of South Congress’ most popular shaded patios all while enjoy oysters, lobster, and cocktails at Perla’s.

1400 S. Congress Suite B100
Austin, TX 78704

10. Otoko

1603 South Congress Avenue, Austin, TX

Very intimate Japanese restaurant Otoko continues to draw rave reviews from its versatile menu of very fresh and simply prepared sushi alongside inventive small dishes.

1603 South Congress Avenue
Austin, TX

11. Deckhand Oyster Bar & Seafood

4211 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Deckhand keeps Round Rock and South Lamar residents happy with raw and cooked oysters, along with fried and blackened seafood.

4211 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

12. Poke Poke

3100 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Venice Beach landed in Austin in the form of Poke Poke, specializing in made-to-order Hawaiian poke bowls with two locations.

3100 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

13. Evangeline Cafe

8106 Brodie Ln, Austin, TX 78745

The Louisiana-inspired cafe has seafood gumbo and po-boys, among other dishes.

8106 Brodie Ln
Austin, TX 78745

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