Serving the landlocked city's freshest seafood (fresh off the plane, if not the boat), this combination seafood market and casual eatery traces its history back to 1938 and has been at its Airport Boulevard address—amidst one of Austin’s major commercial arteries—since 1970. Prices are low, preparation is straightforward, and blackboard specials include regional and Cajun favorites like gumbo and bacon-wrapped scallops. The oyster bar serves up po'boys, steamed mussels,
seafood tacos, and platters with catfish, cod, salmon, shrimp, or rainbow trout. Not to mention a dozen oysters on the half shell that won’t put a dent in your wallet. A full lunch menu is offered, along with beer and wines by the glass.