Where to Find the Best Seafood in Austin

You may not immediately associate Austin with amazing seafood, especially considering we aren’t that close to the coast. But once you’ve gotten to try out some of these restaurants you just might. As it turns out, you can find all kinds of incredible seafood here. From oyster bars to lobster, and everything in between – these are some of the best seafood restaurants in Austin. 

Garbo’s

12709 N Mopac Expy, Austin, TX 78727

Your one-stop shop for New England-style seafood. Garbo’s specializes in all things lobster – rolls, bisque, mac & cheese, and more! But all of their dishes are incredible, including the biggest, crispiest pieces of fish n’ chips you’ll see on this side of the pond.

Mongers Market + Kitchen

4119 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78751

Monger’s Market is first, a cute little seafood market, but it’s also a raw bar. You’ll be able to enjoy fresh oysters, crab, poke, seviche… we could go on. Their menu focuses on seafood of the gulf coast, but you may never have the same thing twice – as their menu is constantly changing with the seasons.

Perla’s

1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

Speaking of oysters, Perla’s is one fantastic oyster bar – with a gorgeous patio. Their fish and oysters are flown in daily from both coasts. Enjoy brunch on the weekends, and they have an excellent happy hour – perfect for those somehow still warm afternoons.

Salt Traders Coastal Cooking

1101 S MoPac Expy, Austin, TX 78746

At Salt Traders you’ll find feelings of nostalgia you may have never known you had. The space and the menu is inspired by coastal travels with family. All of their seafood is sourced sustainably, and they’re always working to help preserve marine life. 

Quality Seafood Market

5621 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751

Quality Seafood Market has been bringing the freshest seafood to Austin since 1938! They are a supplier for many of the restaurants in Austin, but why not visit their restaurant in-house? Their menu is massive and everything is delicious.

Clark’s Oyster Bar

1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

Austin and oysters really seem to go hand-in-hand, and at Clark’s, that’s no exception. Their raw bar is fantastic, they have great specialties, and a catch of the day. They also have house baked sourdough perfect to pair with your meal!

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

9400 B Arboretum Blvd, Austin, TX 78759

Eddie V’s has some great vibes, and great jazz – to match their fantastic food. Their seafood is flown in from all around, and they even have menu items like swordfish! Truly a culinary experience.

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Café Blue

340 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

Café Blue specializes in coastal favorites from all over. There’s cajun dishes, French dishes, New-England dishes, and so much more. When you’re all finished eating, you’ll really feel as though you’ve gone on a culinary vacation.

Featured Image Credit: Perla’s on Facebook

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