When you’re tired of pasta at the best Italian restaurants in Austin or plates of veggies at Austin's top vegetarian and vegan restaurants, head to our city's best seafood restaurants for oysters, lobsters and fish. Towers of bivalves, stuffed crab and more fill the menus here, serving the kind of food that locals crave—especially after a night of drinking at the best dive bars in Austin. We may not be close to the ocean, but we can certainly pretend.
The 13 best seafood restaurants in Austin
From oyster bars to lobster shacks, the best seafood restaurants in Austin serve delicious fish and more
Austin's best seafood restaurants
What started as a food truck selling stuffed lobster rolls quickly evolved into a tucked away eatery in a strip mall in north Austin. This charming spot serves classic seafood made with Maine lobster trucked in every other day. Find lump crab cakes, fish and chips and, of course, lobster rolls on the menu. Diners flock to the killer happy hours, which you should certainly check out.
Located in the Airport Boulevard corridor, this long-time Austin seafood market and restaurant was recently renovated and expanded, keeping the nautical flair and adding space for groups. The market offers commercial and retail items and the menu has both standard fare (fried and grilled shrimp, fish and crawfish), oysters on the half shell and more gourmet items as daily specials.