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Quality Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar
Seafood Restaurant$$
Today 8:00 am – 9:00 pm


Learn how to peel and eat crawfish from Quality Seafood Market's very own, Kimani Williams.
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Scot Maitland, co-owner of Live Oak Pharmacy in Austin, TX talks about his success with the HCG diet and the role that seafood had to play in that success.
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5621 Airport Blvd Austin, TX 78751
5621 Airport BoulevardUSTexasAustin78751
$$Seafood Restaurant, Seafood Wholesaler
Seafood Restaurant
Seafood Wholesaler
Seafood Market
Today 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 9:00 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 9:00 pmWednesday 7:00 am – 9:00 pmThursday 7:00 am – 9:00 pmFriday 7:00 am – 9:00 pmSaturday 7:00 am – 9:00 pmSunday Closed

QUALITY SEAFOOD MARKET is Austin’s premier retail seafood marketand wholesaler, providing Central Texans with the freshest and highest quality seafood since 1938.  As an FDA-approved fish processor, we fillet fish in-house, enabling us to better control the freshness and quality of the product we sell to our customers.  You won’t find our caliber of fishmongers at your local grocery store!

We also supply many of Austin’s best restaurants.  If you’ve enjoyed fine seafood while dining out in the Austin area, chances are you’ve already sampled the best that Quality Seafood Market has to offer.

If you prefer to enjoy your seafood at the source, then look no further than our in-house restaurant and oyster bar.  We offer a full menu for both lunch and dinner, as well as a wide selection of beer and wines.

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Basic, counter-serve pick for local Gulf seafood prepared in diverse ways, plus a retail fish shop.- Google
"Great place to for shrimp, oysters, and fried anything."
"My favorite is tuesday's $2 fish tacos & $2 drafts."
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Fathom Clark
a month ago
Great food! Fresh seafood. I had the trout. Then finished with the sugar crack pie! We sat at the bar and got excellent service. We will definitely be back!
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Shaun Cassells
10 months ago
We love to come Wednesday nights for Jazz music that starts a bit before 7. The fish is all fresh from the market and can be prepared in a number of ways. Everything from fried (why the fish are fresh) to Grilled, Blackened, Broiled, Sauteed... etc etc. Feels like a bubba gump shrimp skit. Good selection of beer at the full service bar. Most tables are order in line and have food delivered. The high tops next to the bar are full service drinks and food. Nice way to skip the line on busy nights. Great place to pick up fish for home cooking too. Ask for what came in that day and suggestions on cooking they will be happy to help.
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Meredith Woods
a year ago
What a treasure! The food was delicious and they have live music on select nights. We will definitely go back. It was busy but the service was still excellent. Food was great except for the corn on the cob side. That was pretty rubbery, but that was the only complaint we had and there are plenty more sides to try.
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marcos molina
8 months ago
one of the best happy hours in Austin. my favorite is tuesday's $2 fish tacos & $2 drafts. fresh A.F. fish + cold A.F. drafts = priceless [well, $4, but that's still a great deal!]
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Marsha Chang
8 months ago
The crabcakes from here are delicious. Not too much breading like a lot of other places. I also bough the salmon sashimi and its a great deal. This place is perfect if you're planning to cook a lot of seafood at home. Very fresh
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Aaron Arnold
11 months ago
For all intents and purposes this unassuming trinity of fishmonger, bar, and restaurant at Airport and 290 is as good as seafood in Austin gets. Their prices are a little steep for some items, but I guess you have to take what you can get when the nearest body of saltwater is not only hundreds of miles away, but is the Gulf of Mexico. I usually get the (Atlantic) salmon burger plate for $9. It comes on a nicely toasted bun and with 2 sides (go for their excellent mac and cheese and either fried okra or broccoli) is a solid dinner. Their oysters are probably the best in town. Tuesday nights they have fish tacos for $2 each, but the deal is good enough that you'll be waiting in line for at least 30 minutes with everyone else who likes cheap fish tacos. At least you can get a pint of beer for $2 and drink it while you're standing there. I have never bought anything from the market part of the business, which has way more room to breathe since their recent expansion, but based on what I've seen their prices are definitely competitive with the fish departments at any grocery store around. I'm not sure who the people are who fill up their bar every time I come in, but if drinking at a fish market is your thing you'll have plenty of company. I hate to dock this place a star, but they have this disturbingly common habit of only having one person at a time on the register. During an off period that might be acceptable; during the dinner rush it definitely isn't, and since every other person seems incapable of knowing what they want despite having plenty of time to stare at the giant menus helpfully posted in the line area, that means you'll have to block off borderline-unacceptable amounts of time if you foolishly go in a time when normal people get hungry. Yeah, I know it's not as bad as the line at Franklin BBQ - it's still too damn long. The food's great though. If only more local seafood places had this kind of quality.
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Scott Youngblood
a year ago
This place is tucked away in a random location off Airport, but it's a hidden gem. It's nothing fancy. Which is probably the reason I love it so much. Great place to for shrimp, oysters, and fried anything. I often get the catch of the day, which the past couple times has been swordfish. Oh and one thing to note – the mac and cheese is more like baked cheesy spaghetti. It's weird the first time, but after you get used to the idea, you start to love it.
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Terry Grier
a year ago
This is a gem. Being from Louisiana I really enjoy seafood. While this place might not cook with all the spices etc - the seafood is fresh. And that is simply key. The expansion is awesome. But my favorite part is to go and sit at the bar order a dozen oysters and a couple of pints of Firemans 4 with my wife. It is something simple like this that makes me feel at home. If you feel adventuresome - order a box of 100 oysters from the seafood counter and suck them yourself. A true treat.
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