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Quality Seafood Market

Quality Seafood Market

Fish Market and Seafood Restaurant
North Loop, Austin
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    The seafood at Quality Seafood Market is a can't miss
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    "Raw gulf oysters"(3 Tips)
    Charlie M.
    "Best seafood in Austin."(2 Tips)
    "Saturday boiled lobster special and taco Tuesdays are the best!"(17 Tips)
    Joshua K.
    "Good oysters, great fried catfish and ice cold beer!!!"(5 Tips)
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  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleMarch 23, 2013
    Quality has been Austin's signature fishmonger since 1938, and in 2012, it underwent a major expansion. Go for oysters, Gulf shrimp, and Cajun- and Creole-influenced seafood dishes. Read more
  • Duffy K.
    Duffy KrisSeptember 8, 2018
    Absolutely loved this hole in the wall, hidden from all with the lights barely on. But inside...., waits the tastiest seafood you’ll ever have.
  • Justin M.heart icon on user image
    Justin MartinDecember 30, 2021
    Great place to purchase excellent seafood to cook at home! Also their menu has freshest seafood in Austin while keeping the recipes simple focusing on fish. They will fly in fish per request!
  • Policarpo a.heart icon on user image
    Policarpo al FrescoJune 29, 2023
    Freshest Gulf oysters with horseradish, salt and lemon juice. Their deep-fried cod is excellent. Okra and fries sides are awesome.
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    MaddieSeptember 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar to avoid ordering at the window. Slim wine selection but plenty of local beers. Oysters are tasty and fresh. Fried foods aren't as good though. Still a neat spot overall.
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 14, 2011
    Quality Seafood has been providing Austinites with fresh Gulf seafood for over seventy years. The shrimp tacos are some of the best in town. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Jason C.
    Jason C.November 15, 2014
    Seafood lovers dream come true! Ordered way more than four people should be eating but we devoured it all..
  • ⚜️⚜️ ~.heart icon on user image
    Raw gulf oysters, fried scallops, fried oysters, fried catfish & the Mac & cheese was delicious.
  • Karen F.heart icon on user image
    Karen FraserJanuary 29, 2013
    My first visit since QS renovated and expanded. Great improvement. Was often too crowded in the past. Hooray!
  • Gina E.heart icon on user image
    Gina EstradaMay 7, 2015
    Mahi tacos are great! Taco Tuesday is the the best of their weekly specials with $3.00 tacos and $2.00 all domestic drafts.
  • Steve B.heart icon on user image
    Steve BasileMarch 13, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    WiFi password is gofish Bummed they don’t do steamed clams or whole belly fried clams anymore but Blackened Drum was delicious.
  • Jonathon T.heart icon on user image
    Jonathon TaylorSeptember 5, 2023
    Po boys are great. Also John, the fishmonger knows what he’s doing, trust him.
  • Steve B.heart icon on user image
    Steve BasileJuly 8, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Lobster and steamed clams like mom used to make. And devour.
  • Evan G.heart icon on user image
    Evan GainderJune 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The food truck breakfast tacos are amazing! Crawfish migas tacos!
  • Steve B.heart icon on user image
    Steve BasileJune 25, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Maine Lobster on Saturday only. Good food the rest of the week too!
  • Sandy B.
    Sandy BattiseMarch 14, 2014
    Try the blueberry bread pudding. It is awesome!
  • Taryn
    TarynNovember 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Saturday boiled lobster special and taco Tuesdays are the best!
  • Brittany W.
    Brittany WischOctober 24, 2012
    Yummy oysters! Try and get a table by the bar so you don't have to wait in line.
  • Rachel Y.
    Rachel YouensMay 7, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Two dollar Tuesdays, can't beat it with $2 beer and $2 tacos. I like the blackened mahi and a corona.
  • Nom Nom PR
    Nom Nom PRMay 3, 2012
    Best seafood in town. Tuesdays are $2 seafood tacos and $2 pints of beer! Great deal!
  • Andee D.heart icon on user image
    Andee Derby-AguileraOctober 14, 2017
    Cold boiled shrimp and crab cakes are amazing.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    James Holmes, chef of Lucy's Fried Chicken, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Gulf oysters on the half shell. Read more
  • Angeline C.
    Angeline ChampagneApril 25, 2013
    Fried shrimp basket - quite good. Turned off big time - some of the cooks behind the Oysters Bar kept eating when we sat down & still eating after we paid our bill. Unprofessional & very nasty!
  • Shelby H.
    Shelby HallJune 3, 2012
    If you go with friends, get someone else to stake out a table for you-- seating is first-come, first-served.
  • Kassandra P.heart icon on user image
    Kassandra PortilloMarch 5, 2014
    Get the Mac n chease for a side
  • Samantha S.heart icon on user image
    Samantha SmithMay 22, 2016
    Great fish very reasonable prices
  • Mary H.heart icon on user image
    Mary HdzApril 13, 2017
    Walk in put in order. Fresh & hot delicious food
  • Krista C.
    Krista CApril 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The mac n cheese is... weird. But the seafood is great! Oysters are the jam!
  • Greg G.
    Greg GordonMay 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's pappadeaux at half the price - it's all great food
  • Kristen M.
    Kristen McKlunkleFebruary 18, 2010
    There's an awesome "Life Aquatic"-esque mural on the wall furthest from the dining area in a corner. Go check out this place for the art alone- I want that painting!!
  • Joshua K.
    Joshua KelleyJuly 6, 2013
    Good oysters, great fried catfish and ice cold beer!!!
  • Jane K.
    Jane KoJanuary 18, 2014
    Get the fried oysters and skip the crab cakes
  • Alvin B.heart icon on user image
    Alvin BrownJanuary 21, 2019
    Pretty good seafood for a place not close to the ocean
  • John P.
    John PullenOctober 3, 2012
    Tuesday night tacos.... Two tacos... Two beers...two dollar tip... One ten dollar bill.
  • Conrad H.heart icon on user image
    Conrad HametnerJuly 21, 2013
    The wifi code is "gofish".
    Chefs.comFebruary 4, 2011
    VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL - Two 6 oz. bacon-wrapped filet mignons, plus two 5-6 oz. Canadian lobster tails for only $29.95!
  • Nancy C.
    Nancy CrusottFebruary 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I go for either the raw oysters or the crawfish, when they're in season.
  • Maxwell B.
    Maxwell BerinsNovember 21, 2014
    Everything is good here!
  • Karl W.
    Karl WikstromMay 11, 2013
    Catfish and shrimp are good, steer clear of the clam strips.
  • Casey H.
    Casey H.November 19, 2011
    So good! The mac n' cheese should be renamed cheese n' cheese.
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LeeOctober 29, 2013
    Live music on Monday, really nice!
  • Jay V.
    Jay Vanden BosAugust 28, 2014
    Trying the blackened swordfish.
  • Joe S.
    Joe SessoSeptember 17, 2013
    Recommended by Anthony Bourdain on No Reservations
  • Mark S.
    Mark SchramJanuary 6, 2014
    A change to $ 2.00 Tues. tacos: now $ 3.00 "with more seafood".
  • Travis S.heart icon on user image
    Travis SmithNovember 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Sit at the bar or high tables if you'd like table service.
  • Elia A.heart icon on user image
    Elia AlbarranApril 17, 2015
    Grilled trout and mac n cheese.
  • Tex M.heart icon on user image
    Tex MitchellAugust 5, 2013
    Alaskan King crab legs on Mondays!
  • Debbie N.
    Debbie NgMarch 14, 2012
    Ask for the Texas bouillabaisse. AWESOME FRESH.
  • Melanie W.heart icon on user image
    Melanie W.April 24, 2015
    Crawfish boil on Thursday nights.
  • Adrienne S.heart icon on user image
    Adrienne SeguraMarch 11, 2014
    Keep in mind it's a fish market so smells very fishy.
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