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.

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Bill’s Oysters

Bill’s Oyster is known for its expertly curated and prepared seafood and sophisticated and welcoming environment. The restaurant’s raw bar includes a daily selection of East and Gulf Coast Oysters, Yellowfin Tuna Tartare and Jumbo Lump Crab Cocktail.

*To Celebrate National Oyster Day on Aug. 6th, Bill’s will offer $1 off their daily selections of raw oysters from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., as well as an all-day dressed oyster special and Royale Style Oysters with uni, caviar, and Béarnaise sauce. Bill’s Oyster is the ideal destination to celebrate oysters on Saturday and beyond.

205 W 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701

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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

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



Este was named No. 2 on Robb Report’s list of “The Best New Restaurants in America, Ranked.” Robb Report also honored Este’s Executive Chef Fermín Nuñez as their “Chef of The Year.” Try the a la carte dressed oysters with zesty ginger-citrus broth, pineapple-radish slaw, and cilantro oil. Or go for the half/full dozen oysters with chiltepin mignonette, salsa negra, and hot sauce. 🌶️🍹 Also, enjoy oysters in our seafood platter and tower.

2113 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722

Acre 41

Acre 41, located in the campus district, offers a tantalizing twist on a broiled oyster with chorizo butter and lime.

1901 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705

Dean’s Italian Steakhouse

At Dean’s downtown, East and Gulf Coast oysters are offered with all of the traditional fixings and can be enjoyed alone or with a seafood plateau featuring shrimp, tuna tartare or king crab.

110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701

Foreign and Domestic

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

306 E 53rd St, Austin

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

Eddie V’s Prime Seafood

Indulge in a lavish dining experience at downtown hotspot, Eddie V’s! Enjoy delectable a la carte East and Gulf coast oysters or treat yourself to a delightful seafood tower with oysters, lobster, shrimp, and crab – all at surprisingly affordable prices!

301 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78701

Higher Ground Oysters

Higher Ground

On Tuesdays, Higher Ground offers $1 East Coast Oysters from 4pm for Holy Hour until sold out.

720 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

Salt Trader’s

If you’re craving some of the freshest oysters in all the land, don’t miss Jack Gilmore’s seafood joint!  Indulge in seasonal & Gulf oysters at Round Rock & South Austin near Zilker Park. Love fried oysters? They got you covered!  Dine indoors or soak up the sun on their outdoor patio.

1101 S MoPac Expy, Austin, TX 78746