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Turf N Surf Po' Boy

#116 of 3,044 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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407 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-2927
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Dallas, Texas
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here around midnight for the poboys, and they did not disappoint. It was very tasty! The catfish poboys, blackened and fried was good. Its not the same as New Orleans. It has a different flare and different bread, but still tasty.

Thank thollandam
Longview, Washington
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm from the north so a legitimate, Gulf Coast, Po'Boy is not something that I have experience with. Fortunately my first dining experience, as the clock rolled into 2017, was this absolutely incredible crayfish sandwich. We order from the outside take-out window and dined right there on the street. The person helping us was gracious in educating us novices; very... More 

Thank mjlongview
Austin, Texas
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607 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a walk up counter located inside the Lavaca Street Bar. I went to the location in the Domain called the Rock Rose area. The food is Cajun inspired and really fresh and tasty. It's also pricey but WELL worth it. They have chalk board specials as well as a fixed menu. The man at the counter was super... More 

Thank Jen78703
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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159 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Its's seriously good food served from a kitchen attached to the LaVaca bar. I know, it sounds improbable, but it's reality. You can order from outside or from inside and it's delivered to your table or place at the bar, in our case. The grilled shrimp salad was generous, fresh, no-iceberg greens with fresh mushrooms, red onions, red bell peppers... More 

Thank Ronnjonna
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

How do I begin to talk about Turf N' Surf Po-Boy? I guess I'll start by saying it offers simply some of the most delicious seafood I've ever eaten, and I consider myself somewhat of a seafood connoisseur. I had the fried oysters with a side of dirty rice and andouille sausage and coleslaw. If you look at the picture,... More 

1 Thank John G
Maitland, Florida
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78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I was blown away with the quality of this semi-pricey meal but soon learned why. They have a chalk board with fresh caught fish and the range is from $15-$20 and you pick the style and it could not be more tantalizing, and fresh. I highly recommend the taco style as you are in Austin, then have your fish blackened.... More 

1 Thank 1Lilly
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I've had very little experience with Food Trucks, but this place was amazing! The food was very tasty and had good portions. Would definitely try some of the other items they have.

1 Thank Jerome R
Austin, Texas, United States
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Their location does not offer parking (although there is parking nearby), but if you are walking around downtown Austin and feel like a hearty Cajun-styled meal, this place isn't bad. It is located in a bar, so there are also plenty of televisions with sports on. It's not particularly family friendly, but one can get the food to go. I... More 

1 Thank Brian C
San Diego, California
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Be sure to visit this joint for lunch when Trevor is there. We went a few times during our stay and the grilled grouper & fried shrimp were excellent.

1 Thank Melinda D
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Had the fried shrimp, Mahi tacos and grilled Grouper. All were good but the shrimp were my favorite. Staff were great especially Trevor. Friendly, knowledgeable, and passionate about food. This place rocks and we will be back

1 Thank G N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 407 Lavaca St, Austin, TX 78701-2927
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 512-276-2763

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?