Perlas Austin

Lunch Menu
Monday–Friday, 11:30am–3pm

Brunch Menu
Saturday & Sunday, 10:30am–3pm

Afternoon Snacks
Daily, 3–5:30pm

Today’s Oysters
Served All Day

Dinner Menu
Daily, 5:30pm–Close

Beverage Menu

*Actual menus change daily based on seasonality.

Happy Hour

50¢ Off Oysters, $2 Off Specialty Cocktails, Wine by the Glass & Draft Beer
Monday – Friday, 3 – 5:30 pm

Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar

1400 S. Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704

*If OpenTable shows no available
reservations, we ask that you
please call us at (737) 271-3200

Reservations are made for inside seating only for 8 guests or less. For reservation inquiries, please check OpenTable or email Walk-ins are always welcome on our outdoor patio.
For Full Restaurant buyouts, please email

Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar

1400 S. Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704


Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar

Perla’s was founded in the Spring of 2009 by chefs Larry McGuire and Tom Moorman with the goal of establishing a great oyster bar & seafood joint on beloved South Congress Avenue. Perla’s 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. The bar makes delicious coastal cocktails and the wine list is stocked with fun sparkling, rosé & white wines.

Perla’s has Austin’s prettiest oak-shaded patio and a comfortable airy dining room featuring a huge saltwater fish tank, poured concrete oyster bar and open kitchen. Perla’s offers lunch and dinner daily, brunch Saturday and Sunday, and happy hour Tuesday through Friday.


Free 2 hour validated parking is available in the garage lot behind Perla’s, accessible from West Gibson.

Togo orders will be available by call-in only for curbside pickup along W Gibson St.  *to-go availability based on dine-in volume

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Garden and Gun Magazine
Bon Appetit Magazine
Travel Channel
Texas Monthly Magazine
Esquire Magazine

Public Relations Services

Elise Reinemann

“Few restaurants to open this year get the tenor of the time so impeccably right: bright yellow and blue everywhere, trays of shellfish glistening on the bar, an umbrella-shaded patio, and a menu on which every item sounds irresistible… everything on the menu is done with such surprising care that it actually defines simple, wholesome goodness in American cooking.”
John Mariani, Esquire Magazine

“Austin’s go-to spot for unfussy presentations of superfresh seafood, laid-back people watching, and a Gulf Coast vibe, with an inviting and spacious umbrella- and oak-shaded patio right on bustling South Congress Avenue. Hardcore seafood lovers find it hard to choose between oysters on the half shell flown in from all over, Texas bouillabaisse, the soft-shell-crab BLT, oak-grilled ahi tuna…you get the idea.”
Mike Grudowski, Garden & Gun Magazine

Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar

1400 S. Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78704