Updated April 2022
Austin might be a few hours drive from the Gulf Coast, but the options of fresh seafood are somewhat plentiful, if you look in the right spots.
Whether its oysters, fresh fish, shrimp, oysters or crawfish, there are several delicious spots to get your fill of outstanding seafood dishes and fresh market offerings in the city. Here’s our guide to our favorite spots for sea-worthy fare in Austin.
2401 E Cesar Chavez St. | Monger’s is famously known in east Austin for their wide selection of fish, shrimp, ceviche, poke and raw offerings.
Hours: Daily 11:30am – 10pm
5621 Airport Blvd | Quality Seafood has been Austin’s go-to destination ocean loving eaters with the highest quality fresh and frozen seafood since 1938. The restaurant serves local Gulf favorites, like shrimp, oysters, and crawfish, alongside mouth-watering daily preparations, like Grilled Black Drum or Blackened Salmon.
Hours: Daily 10:30AM-9PM
Helmed by Amir and Ali Hajimaleki with chef partner René Melendes, Keeper’s is named after Chef Amir’s favorite pier in Port Aransas. Keepers offers sustainably-caught seafood from across the country with flavors from around the world. The family-friendly, casual eatery will utilize a convenient QR code ordering system, where guests can order upon being seated and staff will bring items as ready.
Two Locations | Jack Gilmore’s seafood restaurant offers a menu that spans from raw bar offerings, shrimp, fried and blackened fish, to hearty bowls of chowder.
Hours: Daily 11am – 10pm
Truluck‘s offers an amazing menu of seafood and steak selections, showcasing special offerings during special holidays. Truluck‘s stands committed to being champions of sustainable seafood, and works hard to bring customers the best-tasting, sustainable ingredients that make sense for the plate, the palate and the planet. Reservations are not required, but are highly recommended.
1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste. #1150 | TLC’s menu is anchored their fresh seafood boil and specialty sandwiches. Theirofferings are wild caught, local, and sustainably sourced when possible. The restaurant also offers a classic jukebox full of Texas favorites, high-def TVs for a great sports viewing experience, and a game room filled with classic arcade games for both the youngins, and the young at heart to enjoy.
Hours: Daily 11am – 11pm
Four Locations | Garbo’s Fresh Maine Lobster offers everything from lobster rolls to fish and chips to lump crab cakes, both in their brick and mortar restaurant and the food truck.
1200 W 6th St. | Clark’s is has been a favorite go-to spot for Clarksville residents for years. offering oysters, a cold bar, and an array of caviar for those looking to indulge. Clark is Perla’s little brother and is owned and operated by chefs Larry McGuire & Tom Moorman.
Hours: 11am – 10pm
4211 S Lamar Blvd, Suite C-1 | Deckhand servers fresh oysters, seafood, cold beer and refreshing cocktails in a family friendly atmosphere with a laid-back casual dining experience.
E. 6th Street & I-35 (ATX) & 202 Farm to Market 685 A1 (Pflugerville)
Offering Cajun seafood platters, crab legs, lobster and shrimp plates, steamed and loaded with potatoes, corn on the cob and sausage, drenched in a special sauce of your selection.
1144 Airport Blvd Ste 220 | Mr. Catfish is a down-home, easygoing Southern cafe serving Gulf coast catfish, seafood plates as well as a terrific lunch buffet.
211 Walter Seaholm Dr LR 115 | Malibu Poke’s chef-created menu features sashimi-grade seafood, scratch sauces and farm-fresh vegetables, fruits & herbs, which are sourced from local farms whenever possible. Malibu’s emphasis on ingredients permeates every detail down to the highest quality soy sauce. Guests can enjoy “classic” poke bowls or bolder flavors such as smoked bonito aioli, yellow curry, Japanese sansho pepper, daikon, umami powder and more.
Hours: Daily 11am – 9pm
Sway is the award winning modern Thai restaurant, Inspired by an Australian style of Thai cooking with a traditional northern Thai-style lanna house. Many options include whole fried fish and vegetarian options.
Hours: Daily 11am – 10pm
8106 Brodie Ln. | Evangeline Cafe is a Louisiana-inspired restaurant offering delicious hot seafood gumbo, po-boys, fried fish and other seafood comfort style food.
Hours: Mon – Sat 11am – 9:30pm
Multiple Locations | Turf-N-Surf offers delicious bayou-inspired seafood platters, po-boys and salads, sourcing from the freshest Gulf seafood available with three locations in Austin.
Hours: Sun – Sat 11am – 12am
Two Locations in Austin | There’s more than meats the eye at Perry’s. The culinary team offers seafood dishes that are now available at the restaurant, including Crispy Skin Wild Red Snapper, Seared Sea Bass, Everything Crusted Ahi Tuna, Atlantic Salmon.
Hours: Sat – Thurs 4pm – 10pm; Friday 10:30am – 10pm