Drunken Oyster

4.7
337 reviews
$31 to $50
Cajun
The Drunken Oyster is Amarillo's first Fresh seafood restaurant. We fly in a variety of fresh Oysters daily from both coasts. We also feature classic Cajun creole dishes, Like Crawfish Etoufee, Jambalaya,gumbo and of course the searched after Charbroiled Oyster which are sure to tantalize your taste buds. If you don't like seafood The Drunken Oyster has you covered, with In house hand cut Certified Angus Beef Ribeyes and Burgers as well as a selection of Po Boys. The Beautiful full service Bar has a huge selection of liquors and aperitifs. The Drunken Oyster is the only establishment that offers a selection of Absinthe and drips. On any given night you may catch live Blues and jazz on their Center stage. The ambiance will transport you to Historic N'awlins with Aged Brick walls, Gas lanterns, heavy drapes, and Iron Chandeliers. This new addition to Amarillo also will be serving food till 2am most nights.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 337 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CharityE
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorites. Never disappoints. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, venue, and service was amazing. The band on 11/14 wasn’t the greatest, but they usually have live music that was pretty good. I’d come back here again.

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YuriF
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very nice and quiet place, the service was excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food was outstanding. Waiter made sure our water cups we’re never empty and kept checking up on us!

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KarenD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh, delicious. A little pricey but I will pay it to have great, fresh fish. I love the atmosphere.. a true date place!

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My only issue was that the inside lighting was a little dark, hence the 4-star rating for ambiance. All else excellent!

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vipRebecca
Amarillo
38 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First of all, the service is amazing and very professional. Angel, our server, was attentive, friendly, and helpful. Secondly, the food is a wonderful change of pace from your average chain/Amarillo restaurant. The attention to detail and uniqueness is obvious in the quality of their plates. Lastly, the bar and specialty drinks never disappoint. I highly recommend the Drunken Oyster.

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VeronicaV
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Couldn’t have asked for a better time! Everything was a 10+

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ErikS
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, drinks and service were amazing! We will definitely be back!

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BrentR
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great service great atmosphere will definitely be going back

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TomM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Service and great food. We all (the three of us) had different entrees, and we all left knowing this is one of our top area restaurants and THE top seafood restaurant. It was a treat, we will be back again and again!

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JeremyV
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve lived in Amarillo for 25 years. This was the best dining experience I’ve ever had in this town.

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JoeP
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic as always! They fly the oysters and fish in everyday so it’s always delicious and fresh! Really great patio seating too with lots of room to social distance.

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SylviaF
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service always had our drinks refilled without asking! Waiter answered all our questions and had a great personality!

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vipSandraD
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

What a fine evening we shared at Drunken Oyster! Our spot at the bar was waiting for us when we arrived and we enjoyed the grilled oysters as a starter. We followed the oysters with gumbo and other house specialties. All were delicious! The highlight of the evening was the 4-piece jazz combo that played for the evening. An excellent night!

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JonathanH
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will be going back!! It was a tad bit loud with music... but just drink more and get louder! LOL. Service was A+++

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MarkB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

So many fresh oyster options from both Pacific and Atlantic. In Amarillo!

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vipJimmy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So I showed up, for a table and it was packed, on a Wednesday in Amarillo, who knew.
I sat at bar with my clients and had a grea time.

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PaytonL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was (is always) amazing. Staff was very accommodating and moved our table when we were too close to speakers. This is a great restaurant with a great atmosphere. Love music entertainment is fabulous. All around great time!

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vipKentS
Oklahoma City
25 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food , good service - the oysters and the steak especially great and I love the mousse - great drinks- The absinthe experience was also wonderful .....if you get the crab legs and lobster make sure they have melted butter available and the tools to crack the crab legs - they did not the night we were there - I would stick with oysters and steaks

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RobynC
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place! Food is yummy, desserts are great, extensive bar selection, fun date night place.

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Centeotl
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good, consistent quality. Personal attention from waiters and managers is great.

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NanaE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were outstanding!

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JasonC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, service, drinks and all were amazing! We will definitely be back!

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PaytonL
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food. Everything we tried was wonderful. Wait staff was helpful and made good recommendations. Pineapple Mojito was delicious. We went Saturday night and they had live music. It got a little loud but the artist was enjoyable. We will definitely be back.

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JesseM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

Good quality food but flavors seemed to fall short

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and amazing service

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PaulC
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went to Amarillo for pleasure . We checked this restaurant on the web and they had good reviews and a interesting menu for food a drinks. We had a great night. The service by Kayla was great. The food was excellent. We had fresh oysters, Cesar salad and some shrimps in a spicy tomato sauce recommended by Kayla. I would definitely recommend it they also practice social distancing and you have to wear a mask to be sit.

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JoeJ
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was great. The food was great. The service was great & the manager came by to check on us.

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MichelleC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything about this place is amazing! A special shout out to our waiter, Dillon, who was very thoughtful and accommodating!

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ShayP
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazingly delicious and the service was terrific! I will be back!!

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vipKenny
Oklahoma City
27 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent as always. We had Snapper Cakes and Charbroiled Oysters to start. Beef Bourguignon, Bouillabaisse, and Scallops w/ Risotto. Much argument about who had the better dish. Service from Shelby was great. Very good cocktails and a decent selection of wine, though the markup on the wine is a bit higher than I'd like to see. Live music. Place was packed. Great way to spend a Friday evening with friends. Highly recommend.

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AngelsM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time to visit the drunken oyster.
Two other couples joined us. It was nice, food good just a little pricey. Band was playing in front of our table so was a little too loud

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viptommyg
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite spots in Amarillo TX. Food is always great and service as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was friendly, the ambiance was very nice and the food was some of the bets seafood I have ever had. We will definitely be stopping here every time we stay in Amarillo.

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Lisa
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Love, love, love the shrimp and grits - husband ordered (first time for him) and the grits were a little off; not terrible by any means, but I tried some of his and noticed that they weren’t as good as they usually are, he said the shrimp was good though!

My order was good too, but some of the side potatoes were undercooked - not a super big deal and we didn’t tell server, just a tad disappointing for the cost. Our drinks, appetizers and desserts were fantastic and we had two amazing servers! Not our first time dining in and we will definitely be back!

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Heather
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, service was stellar and the food was wonderful. For me this is special occasion dining because it is pricey, but definitely worth it. Overall it was a great experience.

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JessicaW
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

We have been several times. Every other time has been great. This time the food wasn’t cooked properly, my husbands order was wrong and the music was way too loud. We couldn’t even hear or talk to each other. When you spend 100 dollars you expect the meal to be great.

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MichelleH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu selection. Staff was polite and prompt.

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TheChef
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a chef I often find myself disappointed in higher end restaurants but that is not the case for the Drunken Oyster. The seafood was fresh and high quality. The Lobster Mac had so much lobster and was by far some of the best I have ever eaten. The tempura Shrimp paired perfect with a fresh Sangria. We went on a night with live music and while it was loud it matched the energy of the restaurant and still allowed for an amazing date night. Big thank you to the men and women working at the Drunken Oyster.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Drunken Oyster using the Order Online button. Drunken Oyster also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (806) 418-6668.

Drunken Oyster is rated 4.7 stars by 337 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.