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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” (152 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

on vacation in Austin with wife and two sons. Was hanging out on S. Congress and stopped there for lunch. Pretty pricey but the food was all good. Not a place for small children(don't know if they have a kids menu).

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perla's has been a fixture on the Austin SoCo scene since the area first gentrified (maybe 15 years). I've eaten there 3 times during that period and each time there have been enough annoying aspects that I didn't return again for several years. This visit...More

Thank ChemGeek1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have had many great meals at Perla's, but the other weekend I had one of my favorites. My boyfriend and I split some raw oysters (we always ask the waiter to pick out a few of their favorites to try) as well as the...More

Thank Frankie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked past Perla's and were drawn to the lively atmosphere on the patio (and the humidifying fans on this hot day). We put our names on the list and walked around SoCo a bit while waiting for our table. Lots of seafood to choose...More

Thank TravellingDutchie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I want to start this by saying we dined here several times and each experience range from wonderful to terrible. Our server Andrew was outstanding and johnny on the spot. ( no reservation this time). McKayla also ready outstanding and great service..the front desk was...More

Thank twomenwithtrumpets
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perla's is famous for their super fresh oysters, great selection of fresh prepared seafood and great salads, but one little hidden secret is their cheeseburger. Immediately seated with our OpenTable reservation in Kia's section. Ask for her if you have the chance, she's that good....More

Thank Jetjouster
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Response from hbrown1025 | Reviewed this property |
Not really, I saw shirts n pants, shorts, summer dresses.
20 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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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