Deckhand Oyster Bar
500 Parker Dr., 512/368-3379
In far North Austin, a bright orange nautical-clad building hosts Deckhand Oyster Bar, a favorite spot of most anyone who's dined there. The menu is almost exclusively seafood, with a variety of oyster dishes, and a Thai element, including an outstanding Tom Yum soup.
This seafood restaurant and sports bar in Northwest Austin boasts a sprawling, pet-friendly outdoor deck, more than 20 televisions, a kiddie playscape, and live music every week. Come crawfish season, this is the place to be.
10931 Stonelake Blvd., 512/956-0040
They say the breading on the fried shrimp is perfect and crunchy, and the boudin sausage balls keep the line of regulars stretching to the parking lot.
1200-D W. Howard, 512/990-8000
When the gang's hungry, take a crowd to eat in or arrange to have them cater your next outdoor fish fry.
11910 Research, 512/258-1853