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Shoal Creek Saloon

Sports Bar and Cajun / Creole Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
  • Monica P.
    "Love this place on a sunny afternoon, crawfish, gumbo, and beer"(12 Tips)
    Ward S.
    "Get the fried seafood platter and a bowl of gumbo."(6 Tips)
    Charlie H.
    "Best Catfish poboy"(4 Tips)
    Angela W.
    "Watched saints game great food great people great bartenders..."(2 Tips)
54 Tips and reviews
  • crawfish
  • seafood
  • gumbo
  • catfish
  • saints games
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  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJune 17, 2013
    A laid-back place to watch the game while enjoying cold beer and good Louisiana-style food – especially the seasonal crawfish boils. On a sunny day, the patio overlooking the creek is hard to beat.
  • Kerry M.
    Kerry MyersNovember 10, 2014
    The combo basket is awesome! Try it all! Happy hour specials and all you can eat catfish on tuesdays !
  • Charlie H.
    Charlie HeimsathApril 10, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best Catfish poboy you will ever have if you don't order the shoal creek burger with cheddar. Try the cheese fries too
  • Andre' H.
    Andre' HoltzheimerAugust 22, 2013
    Huge pork chops. Beware of the New Orleans Saints motif unless your a fan, if that's the case this is the perfect place to watch a Saints game.
  • Antuan E.
    Antuan Egeaux3 weeks ago
    Great place to sit down and enjoy a nice 10 pounds of crawfish which you will shit out in shoal creek.
  • Jim V.
    Jim VolkemaMay 23, 2013
    Catfish Po Boy! Really good, and the beer was cold! All good... Oh, and NBA, MLB and NHL all tuned in... I was most pleased!
  • Ward S.
    Ward SullivanDecember 21, 2011
    Outstanding gulf coast, cajun-style seafood in the heart of Austin. Get the fried seafood platter and a bowl of gumbo.
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HealanSeptember 21, 2015
    great place to work off your hangover, by that I mean the bartender won't toss you out for throwing up your brunch
  • Bodee H.
    Bodee HallmanMarch 30, 2014
    If you're looking for filet sized catfish, don't order the catfish. Just little nuggets.
  • "Where's Jim?!?" J.
    "Where's Jim?!?" JimJanuary 13, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Love this place - hot boudin & cold fresh oysters
  • Kerry M.
    Kerry MyersMarch 15, 2012
    Catfish Buffet on Fridays, peel and eat shrimp is a must! Great patio view!
  • Nick S.
    Nick ScottJune 4, 2015
    Pork chop special on Wednesday night is the best deal in town
  • Cori C.
    Not the cleanest kitchen, a little booze and bug protein in your coffee
  • Austin American-Statesman
    Austin American-StatesmanFebruary 21, 2012
    Artist Bob "Daddy-O" Wade has a big New Orleans Saints helmet that sits on top of the roof overhang of this Cajun restaurant. Who dat who can't find dat football hat?
  • Alla K.
    Alla KlussmannJanuary 4, 2014
    The shrimp po boy and Cajun gumbo are radical, bruh.
  • Joycott
    JoycottApril 16, 2014
    Earth Day is a great day for some booze. 5% of your total check goes to support eco-friendly causes.
  • Angela W.
    Angela Whittal3 weeks ago
    Watched saints game great food great people great bartenders and great fun
  • jim h.
    jim hMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Tasty (& quite peppery) bloody marys. Recommend this spot.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GentrySeptember 27, 2012
    The étouffée is a great taste of home just two blocks from the office!
  • Beniamino
    BeniaminoOctober 4, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The best chicken fried chicken in town! Also, i love their gumbo!
  • David S.
    David SelfNovember 12, 2013
    If you're a Saints or a LSU fan, this is the place to be!
  • Coral
    CoralAugust 19, 2011
    If you need to take a nap get a bowl of the delicious Crawfish Gumbo!
  • Monica P.
    Monica PartierFebruary 20, 2012
    Love this place on a sunny afternoon, crawfish, gumbo, and beer
  • Juan C.
    Juan CookAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Best chicken fried steak in town!! Try a basket of chips..good too!
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AndersonJuly 7, 2012
    If you're ever here with friends and you're not feeling seafood, the burgers are fantastic.
  • Tom
    TomJune 18, 2014
    Drew Bree's left his mark here. Westlake High School hero :-)
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    John Bullington, chef of A-OK Chinese (coming soon), eats here on his nights off. He loves the Seafood po' boys. Read more
  • Tom D.
    Tom DuBoseOctober 6, 2015
    Chicken Fried Steak!!!!
  • Dave F.
    Dave FloydDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If the weather is nice, sit on the back porch.
  • Dave F.
    Dave FloydMarch 6, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    If you like pork, get the pork chop.
  • muttly69
    muttly69July 9, 2013
    Fried oysters are amazing!
  • Mark G.
    Mark GarciaNovember 12, 2012
    Grabbed the crawfish étouffée. But sure didn't get many crawfish with bowl.
  • Dave F.
    Dave FloydDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    When crawfish is in season, come here for a boil.
  • Dave F.
    Dave FloydDecember 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The crawfish étouffée is quite good.
  • Jay M.
    Jay McEarthyJanuary 18
    Boudin! Legit!
  • Lisa
    LisaAugust 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Have Ian make you the best bloody Mary of your life!!!
  • J M.
    J MazzMarch 22, 2015
    Solid crawfish👍
  • C.K. C.
    C.K. ChinAugust 9, 2014
    Crawfish during season!
  • Matt
    MattFebruary 17, 2015
    The cheese fries here are the worst of all time and are a crime against humanity.
  • Lily C.
    Lily ClasonMay 30, 2011
    Half price appetizers Monday-Friday 3:00-7:00!
  • Martin T.
    Martin ThomasMarch 28, 2012
    The hot boiled crawfish are WAY too salty.
  • Venny N.
    Venny NunezFebruary 22, 2011
    Be prepared to blow 20 bucks if you want a beer with lunch
  • Scott I.
    Scott IngramMarch 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Mud bugs! Yummy
  • Chan P.
    Chan PhanApril 1, 2014
    That's some salty crawfish. 😕
  • Thom
    ThomJuly 25, 2010
    Etoufee is good but the bread pudding was not. Overall, pretty good.
  • evan b.
    evan bozarthNovember 1, 2011
    Hush puppies rule.
    ILiveInDallas.comMarch 23, 2012
    Their cajun food isn't half bad.
  • Laura L.
    Laura LachausseeNovember 6, 2009
    LSU fans... this is where you want to watch the game.
  • William M.
    William MoranMay 18, 2010
    Beer and fried shrimp.
  • Bill F.
    Bill FanningFebruary 1, 2010
    Great gumbo!
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