Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature dishes really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Austin has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Seafood. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Freda's Seafood Grille or at Cafe Josie, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!

South Congress Avenue
Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar


At Perla's Seafood & Oyster Bar, easygoing vibes and tasteful nautical decor transport delighted diners from Texas to the tropics. On the gorgeous tree-shaded patio, attentive servers deliver simple yet delectable dishes featuring fresh...  Read More

West End


It's not specifically a seafood restaurant, but Café Josie has a way with marine foods that few in town can match. Tropical cuisines serve as inspiration: lots of fruits, vegetables, and perky spices, not to mention mesquite grilling, give...  Read More



Stylish, popular Eddie V's is a great choice for seafood. Start with simple unadorned oysters, or go for something more complex like ahi tartare with sesame and curry oils. Main dishes run the gamut as well, from broiled swordfish with wild...  Read More



Truluck's, housed in a beautifully remodeled building in the Warehouse District, is a popular spot for dinner, and one look at the menu will tell you why. Start with a selection of fresh cold oysters or Florida stone crabs. Among the main...  Read More

Freda's Seafood Grille


Devoted to seafood of all kinds, Freda's is also known for serving a good selection of dishes inspired by native Louisiana cooking. The appealing interior boasts stained concrete floors, granite tables, multicolored light fixtures, and lots of...  Read More

Marisco's Seafood Grill


South-of-the-border seafood is on the menu here, along with a wide array of other traditional Mexican specialties. Menu standouts include coctel (a tomato-chile concoction with shrimp and avocado), tangy ceviche, and perky fried catfish or...  Read More



Super casual and a bit on the old-fashioned side, Cherry Creek does serve reliably good fried and blackened catfish (along with a variety of seafood dishes and dinners), but the restaurant offers other Texas eats, too. Chicken fried steak, fried...  Read More

Quality Seafood Market


If you're searching for spectacular, perfectly prepared seafood in Austin, this renowned fish-market-meets-restaurant should top your list. Providing the region with sensational seafood since 1938, Quality Seafood Market serves up fresh catches...  Read More