Today is National Oyster Day and despite being over 150 miles away from coastal waters, Austin has over a dozen spots with fresh, mouth watering oysters sourced from coast to coast perfect for shucking and slurping. Whether you like your oysters raw, grilled or smoked, area restaurants have a delicious selection ready for the most cultivated seafood lover.  Here are my top 12 spots.


Central Standard Half Shell Platter

Photo by Nick Simonte

Central Standard

Guests can enjoy $1 off oysters and select appetizers, as well as half off cocktails, beer, and wine by the glass.

1603 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX


Liberty Kitchen Oysters

Liberty Kitchen

With a great raw bar and fine selection of oysters, the restaurant draws in crowds for its $1 Well Fleet Oyster Happy Hour.  The Happy Hour takes places every Tuesday-Friday from 3-6 and features $1 Well Fleet Oysters, $2 oyster shooters and $3 gumbo with fried oysters.

507 Pressler St #700, Austin, TX 78703

Clark’s Oyster Bar

It’s that cute little upscale-casual spot on West 6th with an open kitchen, marble-topped bar, plus indoor & outdoor seating. Clark’s offers a fantastic selection of fresh oysters on an a la carte menu. Go crazy and mix it up with your favorites.

1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

Perla’s Seafood & Oyster Bar

Sit on the patio and slurp up some East Coast and West Coast oysters by the half dozen.

1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX

Deckhand Oyster Bar

Head up to North Austin for some of the best oysters in one of the most underrated spots in town. Choose from a super fresh  fusion of Gulf oysters both raw and broiled.

500 Parker Dr, Austin, TX


Add a little Latin spice to your oysters with Alcomar’s tasty selection of condiments from orange habanero mignonette, and Cholula cocktail sauce. I love raw oysters but my favorite is the Wood Grilled Gulf Oysters & Mojo Butter Oysters with bacon and manchego cheeese.

1816 S 1st St, Austin, TX

Garbo’s Restaurant

Head to Garbo’s for their $26 Oyster & Wine Study, which comes with four of the same oysters paired with four 2 oz. glasses of different wines.  Their selection of oysters rotate depending on the season and time of year but they’re always delivered and served fresh.

14735 Bratton Ln, Austin, TX

Monger’s Market + Kitchen

Monger’s offers daily tasty oysters and seafood every day served up by Chef Shane Stark, and is among some of the freshest in town.

2401 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX


Lonesome Dove Grilled oysters

Lonesome Dove

Tim Love keeps the Gulf Coast of Texas grilled with The Grilled Gulf Coast oysters topped with Manchego & Serrano.

419 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701


Foreign and Domestic Oysters

Foreign and Domestic

Tuesdays at Foreign and Domestic means $1 Oysters. Do you need any other reason?

306 E 53rd St, Austin, TX

Quality Seafood Market

Get them grilled or get them raw, Quality seafood is a classic spot Austinites have loved for years. I dare you to find a fresher batch of oysters anywhere else in town.

5621 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX

Lucy’s Fried Chicken

Skip the fried chicken and go for Lucy’s 4 different selections of their half-dozen Texan wood-fired grilled oysters.


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