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The Most Delicious Seafood Restaurants in Downtown Austin

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It’s not every day in Austin that you get to eat some incredible seafood, so when the opportunity arises, you need the best of the best!

We may not be by the coast, but you can’t tell the difference when you step into these delicious seafood restaurants in downtown Austin! This guide gives you all the info you need for an incredible meal and a vacation-y feel without the excessive traveling.

With a great raw bar, house-baked sourdough, fresh fish, lobster rolls, pan-roasted hamburgers, and tasty libations, it’s no secret why Clark’s Oyster Bar is one of the best seafood restaurants in downtown Austin! This small, chic, well-loved spot offers Austinites and visitors an upscale-casual dining open with an open kitchen, marble-topped bar, and both indoor and outdoor seating.

On the menu, find mouth-watering options like beef tartare, crudo plate, crab cake, oysters, and lobster rolls. Even Clark’s burger and hand-cut rosemary fries are worth a try!

🗓Every Day | 11AM-10PM

📍1200 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78703

Get a taste of the beach at Perla’s, a seafood and oyster bar founded in 2009 and beloved by visitors and locals alike! This hotspot offers fresh fish and oysters flown in daily from both coasts with an emphasis on sourcing from the Gulf of Mexico and simple, clean preparations. Plus, the bar makes delicious drinks that pair perfectly with every dish, including coastal cocktails and sparkling, rosé, and white wines.

The trendy, beachy ambiance is complete with one of the prettiest oak-shaded patios around, a huge saltwater fish tank, a poured concrete oyster bar, and an open kitchen. Stop into Perla’s for a relaxing, memorable dining experience!

🗓MON-THUR | 11:30AM-10PM
🗓FRI | 11:30AM- 11PM
🗓SAT & SUN | 10:30AM-11PM

📍1400 S. Congress Suite B100, Austin, TX 78704

Located in a refurbished bungalow, Uchi took on the Japanese word for “house” and created a traditional farmhouse Japanese dining and sushi restaurant in the heart of Austin. Award-winning chef Tyson Cole’s signature non-traditional take on Japanese food has delighted Austin’s diverse dining crowd as well as visitors since 2003. 

The menu features sushi plus creative hot and cold dishes made with the freshest fish. Pair these with a selection of sake, wine, and cocktails in Uchi’s sophisticated setting next time you’re looking to treat yourself!

🗓SUN-THUR | 4PM-10PM
🗓FRI & SAT | 4PM-11PM

📍801 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

This beloved Round Rock-based seafood restaurant is now a part of downtown Austin! Salt Traders Coastal Cooking is seafood-centric with equal amounts of concentration on the surf as on the local Texas turf. With seafood sourced sustainably from the best vendors along the American coastline, you’ll love every single dish at this seafood haven.

The menu features oysters, peel-and-eat Gulf Coast shrimp, crudo, clam chowder fries, fish tacos, shrimp and lobster rolls, grilled tuna steak, and so much more tastiness you need to explore. Plus, Salt Trade Coastal Cooking partners with the Coastal Conservancy Association in an effort to preserve the coastline and its marine life, so you can enjoy a delicious meal while supporting a sustainability-focused business!

🗓SUN-THUR | 11AM–9PM
🗓FRI & SAT | 11AM–10PM

📍1101 South Mopac Expressway Austin, TX 78746

Truluck’s is a Houston-based, award-winning seafood and steak chain that has made a name for itself in Austin with two popular locations. This stop has been a staple of the surf-and-turf set in Austin since the ’90s with iconic dishes, half-price happy hours, a deep wine list, and swanky surrounds. 

Plus, Truluck’s is dedicated to serving the highest-quality sustainable seafood by practicing TRU Sustainability, never serving endangered, overfished species, always following Ocean Conservancy guidelines, and transparently listing the origin of every fish on the menu. 

🗓SUN-THUR | 4:30PM-9PM
🗓FRI & SAT | 4:30PM-10PM

📍400 Colorado St, Austin, TX 78701

TLC Austin is a fan favorite for us, with incredible cocktails and snacks for the table, and obviously, above and beyond seafood. They have an amazing outdoor patio to enjoy your time in the sun. They have 30 beers on tap and an insane 3 step broil menu where you choose your catch, flavor, and sauce. Stop by on Monday for their 3-6 PM happy hour for $6 bites and sips! 

🗓SUN-THUR | 12PM-9PM
🗓FRI & SAT | 12PM-10PM

📍1100 S Lamar Blvd Ste. #1150, Austin, TX 78704

Sea You Around Town

Each of these seafood restaurants in downtown Austin is perfect for a date night, a night out with your friends, or an opportunity to treat yourself! For more restaurants around Austin, check out the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide page and let us know what you want to see next!

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Abby Hopkins

Abby Hopkins

Abby is a blogger for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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