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Clark's Oyster Bar

4.8
4.8
1491 Reviews
$50 and over
Seafood
Clark's features classic American seafood with an emphasis on freshness, local products, simple preparation, attention to detail, and clean presentation.
Classic coastal cooking from the Texas Gulf to the Northeastern Seaboard influences Clark's menu. A large portion of the concept is devoted to oysters, raw bar, seafood, and caviar. We procure the freshest oysters from small harvesters around North America and serve cold seafood platters featuring super fresh daily specials.

Learn more about MML Hospitality and their family of restaurants at www.mmlhospitality.com.

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2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 62 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Bistro

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (512) 297-2525

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Larry Mcguire, Tommy Moorman

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Clark's Oyster Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Cross Street

    Blanco

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. DD

    DebDavisG

    Austin

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and ambience was great. Ash did a great job of taking care of us.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely incredible!!! I will dream of the oysters, lobster roll, and burger!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We arrived Al little early and were seated right away. The tables are very close to each other.
  4. l

    luvatxdowntown

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Clark’s and we will definitely be going back. We had a mix of 2 different oysters and both were very good. Next we had the steak tartare which was amazing. I opted for the grilled cheese for my main course after splitting a salad. It was the best grilled cheese I have ever had, and the fries I ordered to go with it were also delicious! Service was very good and the ambiance was fun.
  5. MJ

    MartelJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was amazing! Oysters extremely fresh. Espresso Martini a must have
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and ambience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far one of my favorite restaurants In Austin, when I want a oyster fix I come here. Weirdly enough they have the best burger as well. Very cute decor and ambience. Servers are always very nice. This is my 6 visit now and I plan to come more often.
  8. JC

    JC14

    Central Texas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always knocks it out of the park! Thanks for making my husbands birthday dinner special and memorable with outstanding service and delicious food!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very overpriced and overrated. Disappointing food and service.
  10. b

    bunky

    Nashville

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was able to get an early reservation (6pm) for "1" when traveling to Austin on business this past week. I was greeted immediately upon arrival. I asked if he would prefer that I sit at the bar to save the table for another patron. He showed me to a nice corner table in front of the window and said that it was totally up to me, but wouldn't I prefer to be able to people watch. So considerate!! Rachel came over to my table to take my order with a big smile and asked if I would like some bread to start (which was very good and served with salt and butter - yum). I decided to start with 6 oysters and a glass of Chablis. So fresh and tasty!! I asked Rachel if a salad and chowder would be too much. She said it would be perfect and recommended the beat salad. She was right! It was one of the best beat salads that I have ever had. The beautiful yellow beats were still warm. The chowder was also scrumptious and had a little heat to it. The service, food and ambience were all excellent. If I get back to Austin, I will definitely get back to Clark's. Really a nice experience.
  11. JT

    JTF1

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful restaurant with a perfectly executed offering. Great seafood and wine with high attention to detail and quality without being snooty. Exactly what a fine seafood dining experience should be.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love!! We had a few Washington oysters, tuna sandwich, the best scrambled eggs I’ve ever tasted and scallops. Absolutely loved the ambiance. Our waitress was just okay. Wish we had someone a little more present.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time as always!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent!
  15. M

    Mike

    Austin

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All our food was prepared perfectly (Clark's always has a wonderful selection of fish dishes and prepares them very well). My wife and I shared a wonderful, atypical dish - grilled Spanish octopus - as an appetizer and followed it with some excellent fish entrees (crispy snapper and golden tile fish). The Basque cake dessert was also very tasty and pared extremely well with the Baumard Quarts de Chaume. Service was top notch as usual. Our waitress, Daisy, steered us well with our entrée/wine selections and the dessert choice, and she was very friendly and attentive. We sat at a patio table, which can be a bit noisy when the 6th St traffic is heavy, but at 2 PM it was quiet and made our visit even more enjoyable. I highly recommend this restaurant for its food quality and awesome wait staff.
  16. MP

    MPC59

    Austin

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Need to add onion rings to menu! 😍
  17. JG

    JuanG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and mixology was outstanding. And the oyster selection quite good. Service was quite good as well.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  19. R

    Robbie

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cool atmosphere!! Food ok for the cost. Not bad just expect to pay.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience5
    Not very accommodating, had to sit at the outdoor
  21. J

    Jane

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We waited over a month for our reservation at Clark's. When we arrived we were promptly greeted by the front desk staff. We were hoping to sit outside, but were placed inside in an area by ourselves. Once sat, we waited about 5 minutes for someone to come ask for our drink order. Usually this isn't a big deal but we were the only ones there and staff was everywhere. I understand it is an oyster bar, but please beware if you are a vegetarian. There are few items for those that choose not to eat meat or fish. For the price, I wouldn't go back.
  22. MO

    MauricioO

    Austin

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place to go, great food, nice spot and an interesting wine list.
  23. AH

    ArynH

    Austin

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner. The food is always good. They struggled to accommodate adding one additional person to our party. Ultimately they did, but it created quite a bit of frustration on both sides.
  24. RR

    RickR

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Oysters were expensive and all East Coast varieties. For an oyster bar, the selection was very limited and uninteresting. A seafood restaurant without a crusty bread served??? It was available as an extra cost item? Wedge salad was good but very little head lettuce. Too much dressing. Entrees were cooked perfectly and were very good. Pricier than Truluck's. Both were simply a piece of fish without anything else. Wine list is way over priced for middling wine selection. I had 2 single glasses and both were blah. No real character or subtleties. As I said to my wife, I had a $20 glass of wine from a $15 bottle. Bottles started at $56 with little selection at all below $120. Dessert was the highlight. An excellent key lime pie that might be the best in Austin. Inside dining was cramped. The noise level was around that of a jet engine at takeoff. Overall, very poor for the price and reputation. Unimpressed. Doubt it is worth a second trip.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable, if you can get a reservation……get it. Great staff, food and best looking crowd anywhere. The fries are the best.
  26. C

    Cacho

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One local gem in Austin. The oysters are truly outstanding. Everything else on the menu is excellent. In my POV is more enjoyable at lunch time than for dinner, but it’s one of the best in Austin at anytime.
  27. DA

    DevonA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside because the inside noise level was too high for us to converse in a normal voice. It was a lovely evening. We had steak tartare...delicious, but a little spicy, the shrimp toast...also delicious, and the beet salad...also wonderful.
  28. DJ

    DavidJ

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food as always. Service was great. We always enjoy Clark's, it's pricey but very good!
  29. G

    Gini

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside under the beautiful old oak tree and under the stars! The food was excellent as always. And the service was wonderful. Most delightful evening.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Nice fresh food, good menu, but really loud and the tables are close together.
  31. g

    giantslover209

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    my husband and I went to Clark’s for Happy Hour. The burger was fabulous and the martini was great. We also split a salad and dessert - overall a great early dinner. Will definitely go again.
  32. c

    chelseao

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great vibe, great service. Definitely will be back!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I waited two months for my reservation...only to be sat outside in what used to be the parking lot.... so other than that, all was wonderful
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere at Clarks. Great food great service!
  35. R

    Ramirez

    San Antonio

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Saturday brunch. Had the clam chowder but it could use a little bit more clams. It was tasty. The lobster roll was very good generous portion of lobster and I love the fries. Service was very good. You have to try the Affodato
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Great food drinks and service . Place could really use some noise panels
  37. AL

    AutumnL

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time and great food. The burger HH was a treat! But we always go for the oysters. Delish!
  38. EC

    ECDF528

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rachel was beyond kind and wonderful. We had the absolute best time, and as always, the oysters, cocktails, wine…everything else! was amazing, perfection. Thank you to Clark’s for being such a delicious and special treat, every time. Thank you Rachel!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Clark’s never disappoints! Best and freshest choices of seafood in Austin. I am sorry to hear that the happy hour weekend 1/2 off bottles isn’t around though. That won’t keep me from coming back!
  40. TL

    TheLu

    Poconos

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday was so much fun at Clark’s it is a special restaurant with a vibrancy that lends itself to a great celebration. The 1/2 price martini and 1/2 price hamburger are a great reasonable to come early!

FAQs

Clark's Oyster Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 297-2525.

Clark's Oyster Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 1491 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 p.m.


Booked 62 times today
Google Map for Clark's Oyster Bar

1200 W. 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Blanco

  • Neighbourhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Weekend Dinner Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Oyster Bar, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Larry Mcguire, Tommy Moorman

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 297-2525

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Clark's Oyster Bar can accommodate all your special event needs.

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