Austin >Food & Dining > Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
6319 N I Hwy 35, Austin, TX | Directions 7875230.348953 -97.695154
Sun-Thur:11am-10pm Fri - Sat:11am-11pm
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen serves up the freshest seafood and the finest Louisiana-style specialties around, like Atlantic Salmon Yvette, Crawfish Etouffee, Crawfish & Shrimp Fondeaux and our Louisiana Seafood Gumbo. Our menu offers a wide variety of fresh, flavorful fish, giant salads, delicious appetizers, and homemade, mouthwatering desserts. Make sure to check out our Chef Selections which highlight our Chefs’ latest seasonal creations using the freshest seafood and produce available from around the world.
Inspired by the flavors of the New Orleans French Quarter, with an energetic atmosphere and authentic flavors, our full bar offers premium cocktails, beer & wine as well as many signature specialty drinks.
The food is good but thats about it – I give it 3 stars because the food IS good...but it isnt consistant. We have been here a few times, but the food is never the same...the last time we went it actually wasnt very good and my shrimp wasnt cleaned. We had a server who forgot about us, then when he did come around it took 20 minutes to get our drinks and AN HOUR to get our food. We were there forever, and no manager came up to find out what was going on, but he did pass by our table and asked the waiter if he was taking care of us. I just wanted to get out of there so I didnt bother complaining. Im sure we will go back, just because I like their lobster bisque, but be prepared for a 3 hour lunch or dinner experience.
Hat's off to a great dining experience! – We're new to the Austin area but have dined at Pappadeaux's in Dallas and always enjoyed it. Needless to say, we were pleased to find a local restaurant and more than that, with our most recent dining experience. We dined with 29 of our neighbors from our community Empty Nester's dinner group on Wednesday evening, 4/14/2010, at 6:30 pm. We were seated in a private room and our server's (Betsy and America) were very efficient, pleasant and accommodating. Everyone was very pleased with their meal choices and portions, and their cocktails. Would I dine there again? You can bet on it! Well done Pappadeaux's Seafood Kitchen and thanks for the fantastic dining experience.
great food, manager--not so much – Pappadeaux has been a usual dining arena for my family and I for years. However, upon stopping in yesterday I was totally put off. The waitress, Mudian (?), refused to serve my daughter an alcoholic beverage--and understanding the policy on underaged drinking--I ordered a drink myself and my daughter a water. Later in our dining experience, my daughter had a sip of my drink and the manager, a short blonde that looked about sixteen, immediately took the drink off the table in front of my guests and told me she would not serve the table any more drinks because she saw her take a sip of my beverage.
This was completely inhospitable and a big turn off. Upon then we paid our tab and left.
Aside from this incident, the waitress seemed to have no knowledge of the menu or the ability to take our order without interrupting her conversation to another one of the waitstaff members.
I hope this isn't going to be a trend for Pappadeaux, it used to be a great restaurant.
Not bad! – This was my first trip to Pappa's. I had the half dozen oysters ( I got 7) and the Medium order of the fried Alligator.
The alligator was crispy, not greasy, and the breading had a kicky flavor. The creole sauce that came with it was spicy without overpowering the taste of the alligator. I've never had alligator before and was quite please with the order.
The oysters were just that raw oysters on a half shell. It came with the usual horseradish and a shrimp cocktail sauce. They were good even though I was eating them in a month that didn't end in "R".
The french bread was a nice bonus.
The restaurant is large and they had plenty of tables that can accommodate large parties. I went at about 5 on Saturday and got a seat right away.
For the medium order of alligator, oysters, bread, and water, my meal was $15.05. I did leave a little hungry and went to the Austin cookie lounge for desert.
consistent quality – always one of my favorites. usually get great service and love everything they serve. i had my wedding rehearsal dinner there. i wish they had a bigger party room.
Really good so far – We moved from Houston to Austin several years ago. Therefore, we have eaten at Pappadeaux numerous times. However, we've only eaten at this location twice. Both times it was crowded and we had to wait awhile to be seated. But what can you expect when there's only one location in the Austin area? During our last visit, we had the Crispy Fried Alligator appetizer and shared the Seafood Platter. The food was really good and portions are generous. I tried the Swamp Thing drink for the first time and really enjoyed it. The only complaint I have is that there should be more locations here.
Mediocre Food, Pricey & Loud – i went to this location at lunch during the week and it was literally at a medium roar. Although the server was hustling around, his section seemed too large and we were often waiting for him to get back around to us. I ordered the fried oysters and they were over-fried, which is really unappealing in an oyster.
Overall, for the price of the food it was frustratingly loud and i was disappointed. There are far better seafood restaurants in austin.
The best! – Out of all the seafood restaurants in Austin, this place is by far the best! Do yourself a favor and order the redfish! The service and the atmosphere can't be beat. Just make sure to come with an empty stomach because the portions are plentiful!
Awesome food! – For the past 4 or 5 years I've treated my mom to Pappadeaux for her birthday and Mother's Day. We both love their great food especially the stuffed crabs. We usually split a Pappadeaux platter because the portion is the perfect size for 2. We eventually always fight over the stuffed shrimp though.
All in all, I've noticed a lot of people commenting on the fact that it's noisy, but it's no noisier than any Baby A's restaurant.
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