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Oyster Boy Feb 25, 2012 10:37 PM

I had a dozen raw gulf oysters and a couple beers at Capt. Benny's on Friday night and enjoyed them immensely. The gulf oysters were medium in size, salty and good. I believe the cost was $8.00 a dozen. I've had them for double that price right across I-35. Although I didn't try them, they had three additional varieties. I realize this place is a minor chain and I didn't have the opportunity to venture further into the menu. That said, I really dug this funk little place and sitting at the bar inside the 'boat'. It was the first Fri. in lent and the joint was hopping. It reminded me of places I used to visit in Pascagoula, Pensacola, etc. and that was nostalgic. Where else can I get good raw oysters at a reasonable price?

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    ieathereforeiam Feb 26, 2012 10:24 AM

    good find. I love that place. the little shrimp diablos are good too.

    Quality seafood is just down the road and usually has 2-3 varieties of raw oysters. Usually they are in the 10-13 dollar range depending on what they have. they do fried seafood pretty well too. the calamari is sometimes awesome. sometimes its just fine. depends on how fresh the oil is i think.

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      Rene Feb 26, 2012 10:09 PM

      Pacific Star... 183 just north of Anderson Mill. Usually good plus I think they have another location in Round Rock.

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        Oyster Boy Feb 27, 2012 04:51 PM

        Funny, I just happened to see the Pacific Star location in Round Rock today. I'm up that way fairly often, so I'll check it out.

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          jwynne2000 Feb 28, 2012 04:14 AM

          I've eaten here a few times on my way to Express games. Pretty formidable oysters and beer at good prices. They're not bad on the deep fryer either.

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        gilintx Feb 26, 2012 10:48 PM

        Another yay for Capt. Benny's. Pretty decent fried seafood and gumbo, too. If you sit in the boat, the bartender will take great care of you.

        1. amykragan Feb 27, 2012 05:34 AM

          Deckhand oyster bar has good ones too!

          1. drdelicious Feb 27, 2012 08:00 AM

            Good price! Anywhere down S Austin?!?? Quality Seafood has good ones, but you get a better price if you buy the box. I think it's 100-ct for about $35.

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              jwynne2000 Feb 28, 2012 04:12 AM

              I've seen a place in the Southpark Meadows center called Port A Oyster Bar, but I don't know anything about it.

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                Rene Feb 28, 2012 09:42 AM

                Interesting... has anyone been yet?

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                  sqwertz Feb 29, 2012 02:30 PM

                  Port A Cafe. Very expensive for what you get. I stopped in a got an appetizer, some sort of shrimp spinach dip with fried flour tortillas and it tasted like like they used Cream of XXX soup with cheap bay shrimp. The Po Boys, for example, will run you about $14. Same owners as Serrano's and Ninfas, IIRC.

                  I won't be back.

                  -sw

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                    chrisdds98 Feb 29, 2012 05:19 PM

                    yelp reviews from last year are horrible but have been better recently... hopefully they've improved.

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                      drdelicious Mar 1, 2012 04:52 AM

                      Sounds about on par with the rest of my Southpark Meadows experiences.... darn it, can't we just get something killer down there.

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                        sqwertz Mar 12, 2012 09:45 PM

                        Jersey Mikes is the only place I've gone to more than once of my own accord. Peer pressure has driven to Steak and Shake a few times.

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                  danny_w Feb 27, 2012 08:03 AM

                  Another vote for Pacific Star, although Capt. Benny's is pretty decent it is a step below IMHO. I might just have to go off my diet today and go get some oysters (fried, not raw).

                  1. Homero Mar 1, 2012 11:16 AM

                    Pappadeaux is currently sporting a dozen gulf oysters on the half shell for $5.95 on Thursdays. Not sure if it is all day or just evenings though.

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                      brentwood Nov 24, 2012 09:30 PM

                      Gulf Oysters are back at Capt. Benny's for $8.99/dozen. $9.95 at Pappadeaux. Any other updates? Let us know!

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                        atxgolfer Dec 6, 2012 04:20 PM

                        .50 oysters at abels on the lake from 4-6 M-F(not that good)
                        1 oysters at Eddie Vs on 5th from 4-7 M-F (better than abels)
                        I was recently told that Hooter's has pretty good gulf oysters for around 10 a dozen(price not confirmed)

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                        JackWood Dec 30, 2012 07:41 AM

                        Pappadeaux's is offering Gulf oysters at $5.95 a dozen Mon. thru Thur. Best deal in Austin.

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                          brentwood Dec 30, 2012 07:23 PM

                          Was waiting for this. Thanks!

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