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Shuckers Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fairmont.com/seattle/
  • Phone: (206) 621-1984
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Gavin Stephenson
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Special Events & Promotions: Shuckers Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th Ave
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Self and Valet parking available at the hotel.
A word from Shuckers
Boasting the beautifully carved oak paneling and unique tin ceiling of the haberdashery it once was in the 1930's, Shuckers is one of Seattle's oldest and most pre-eminent oyster bars. With a daily menu featuring a selection of fresh fish and seafood, Shuckers brims with 13 different kinds of oysters prepared nine different ways and features local artisan microbrews.

The Zagat 2005 Restaurant Survey coins Shuckers as a 'Seattle classic' that is one of the 'best seafood restaurants in town' with 'great ambiance' and 'excellent service.'
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "When we first arrived we were seated within a minute. However, after being seated we were not given silverware or water for at least 5 minutes. I felt a little ignored here, and it seemed very crowded and not as romantic as I previously thought. Anyways, after waiting for a while, we finally got our water and were told our waiter would be with us "momentarily". Another 5 or 6 minutes later we got our waiter. From here, the dinner was amazing!!!! Our waiter apologized for our wait and was perfect. He was there when we needed, but wasn't too overbearing. The food was spectacular. For food alone, I would give this place 5 stars! The oysters were great, and the Wild King Salmon couldn't be beat."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "I have eaten many times at Shuckers over the years although this is the first time in a couple of years. The food is always excellent and the oysters on the half shell are outstanding. The "men's club" ambiance is wonderful and the service is top-notch. About 15 years ago, I ate 9 times at Shuckers within a week's time and I am happy to see it is still excellent."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We had read the mixed reviews about Shuckers and had hoped that our experience would be that of the most-positive reviews. Unfortunately, we were met with total mediocrity and high prices. I had the Daily special, which was described as prawns, but was at best "small-medium" shrimp. The flavors were okay, but nothing great. Based on our lunch experience we decided not to return for dinner later in our trip."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Super food. We all enjoyed seafood and martinis. There was a birthday gal, 84!, and our server brought chocolate cake with ice cream. Greatly appreciated."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Nice romantic restaurant with good food. A bit expensive but overall it was ok"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "The food was great. We got a lovely table by the window."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "with service, food and atmosphere, that calls 4 return visits! Rachael's corner specials are worth every penny and offer a wonderful array of dishes throughout the week. The menu is pleasing in every way with a great variety of Seattle specials. It's a pleasure 2 have a leisurely luncheon in beautiful surroundings."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "fresh versions of classics and favorites, the crab mac and cheese is worth a trip! the most delicious chop salad I have ever had, the green goddess dressing was amazing!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "and enjoy great food, beautifully plated and a most varied menu. It's a great value, considering the eatery is well maintained, the service excels and the environment is simply elegant. A must-see interior - an old haberdashery displaying exquisite wood carvings - lends an air of old world. The oyster bar is one of the very best in town. Whether it's lunch, happy hour or dinner, the experience makes you want to return again and again!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "As written in previous reviews, Shuckers was overpriced, and Our service was extremely slow. Location downtown was easy to find."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It's a hotel restaurant, but could easily stand alone. Service was exceptional."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Overall, Shuckers was a great dining experience. The service was attentive, the menu diverse. The portions are large, and there are great options for sharing and trying multiple options with their lunch duets and trios."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We took our grand daughter here Saturday for her 9th birthday. It was a great choice. Food and service wonderful as we would expect. And our server made Emma a beautiful Birthday treat."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This place was once a favorite of mine for lunch. It was always expensive, but it seemed like the service and quality of food was worth the price. I think they have become complacent recently. The food is no longer worth the hefty prices they charge. I ordered the halibut daily special for $32 and received a tiny piece of fish with even tinier, limp, and egregiously overcooked asparagus. It was like a garnish. The fish was cooked well but for the price I would have liked a larger portion. I won't be coming back for a while."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I love eating here for their fresh seafood, oysters and especially the Shucker's seafood chowder. It is the best chowder I have ever had. We sat outside on a lovely warm evening but our waitress was slow taking our order. She got better, but was not as polished as most of the servers at Shucker's. The blackberry/blueberry cobler is devine -- the best restaurant dessert I have ever had."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Met a couple for dinner during mid week. The Service was great. Drinks were fantastic as was our food. The restaurant has a nice feel to it if you enjoy a dark wood, old but classic feel to your experience. Not too busy mid week and right down town. It can be a bit spendy if you drink a lot!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Fresh seafood is always my top choice when you live in a land locked state!...the oysters are to die for!!!...so many fantastic preparations...my husband had the scallops...big plump and perfectly pan roasted!...I had the ahi tuna...again well presented and so delicious!...we had a quiet table for two in the front window...our server was efficient and knowledgeable but never intrusive...we lingered for as long as we wanted and never felt rushed on a very busy Friday night...great night!...thank you Shuckers and open table!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "My husband had the fish and chips which he enjoyed. I ordered the mixed grill ($42). The order came with 5 pieces of different fish. The portions were extremely small considering the price. It was served with grilled asparagus (good) and their crab cheese macaroni (I found disappointing.) So many other great restaurants in the area that I wouldn't go back to Shuckers again."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our waiter was great...listened to what we wanted and provided options. Good food but better service."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "The oysters are so fresh that you'd think you just now plucked them from the sea, shucked them and popped them into your mouth. The staff is attentive and professional. The decor is the same as it has been for decades - classic and beautiful, don't ever change it! The lobster potatoes need to be updated - a staid dish. Overall, loved it!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "simply fantastic. best seafood, outstanding fried chicken. waiters and waitresses all very nice. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Everything was so fresh and our server was very attentive and accommodating. I had the seared scallops, they were like butta, OMG!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "WE continue to lunch here whenever we are in Seattle because food is fabulous, reasonable and service is simply the best. I particularly love the Duets and Trios as they are a nice size for lunch. If I am really hungry, the Chop Salad or the Shrimp or Crab Louie are great too. If you are in a group of about four, try a piece of the Chocolate cake - but you will need help, believe me!!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Lots of oyster choices, we had 3 kinds and all were good. Seared Tuna was delicious. Caesar salad with shrimp and crab was so generous, I couldn't finish, but did my best to try. Service was kind of slow. We were too full for dessert."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This was our second visit and were not disappointed! The best halibut I have ever had, the service was impeccable and the ambiance was the best! Very reasonable for what we ordered. The blueberry blackberry pie was to die for!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Happy hour menu is great. We went for. 3 pm happy hour and had half price oysters and a drink. Awesome! "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at this unique restaurant. A really different and unusual menu with the usual New Orleans dishes but many local favorites. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "We were on vacation though Canada and visited Seattle first time ever. Shuckers was recommended by the Freemont hotel ...unfortunately I will NOT ever recommend this place to my family & friends. It was the worst service for such a pricey restaurant! The female server barely made any effort to wait on us. She was too busy with her party of 8? We had to ask for her several times to come back to our table. AWFUL experience and of course we mentioned it to the Manager and he offered something for the next time LOL we live in San Diego! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Had a fabulous dinner with my husband and adult son. We all ordered from the seafood entries...tuna, scallops, paella. All were prepared perfectly and were delicious. The waiter was a wonderful older gentleman that knew the menu well and made good suggestions. We were in Seattle for the weekend and the restaurant was recommended by a friend who has dined here several times. No disappointment here!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Expensive but well presented. The wine list could be better."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We often will have dinner at Shuckers before an event at Benaroya. Easy walk, great food and service."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Not much more to say a apart from it was enjoyable, wholesome and I felt good for eating some lovely fresh fish. Nothing spectacular however. Quaint little lace and friendly staff. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Chose this place because of its proximity to theaters, symphony hall, etc. and because it was advertised as $$, with entrees in $20 range. However, entrees were in the $30s. Salads (not included) and oysters were high-priced, and glasses of wine were $10 minimum. Total bill for two was almost $200 (2 drinks each). Food was beautifully presented and very flavorful, service was good. Just was a lot more expensive than we expected. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "we love the food at Shuckers, and it is a great spot to eat, before going to the 5th Ave Theater!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Evening ended up amazing! About 5 minutes before we were to walk down for dinner, I received and email from Open Table stating that the restaurant had cancelled our reservation. I called to inquire, making sure we didn't need to find an alternative for the evening and Julia answered the phone. She was extremely apologetic and said it had been cancelled in error but that our table would be ready. She even recommended I go on OT and rebook, to get my points. When we arrived we were sat a a quiet window table, and she even comp'd an appetizer. Was not necessary at all, simply mistakes occur, but was definitely welcomed. Food was amazing, service was top notch, will definitely be back soon!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We were late getting to the restaurant because of traffic and although you could not save us the window seat we like, you saved us a very nice booth. We enjoyed the fish and side dishes. The fish was perfectly cooked. The wine our waiter recommended was excellent and he did a nice job making our meal relaxed, but still getting us to the theatre on time. Thanks again for a great meal. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere. Had a table by the window. Jay, our waiter was funny and nice. I had the pistachio encrusted halibut($23). It came on a bed of greens with watermelon radishes and pink grapefruit. Flavors were so good together. Husband had paella and loved it. The crispy cracker bread was so good too. We shared the coffee choc chip ice cream (2scoops). A very nice experience. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I didn't have illusions that Shuckers would be inexpensive but I was somewhat disappointed in the miniscule slice of $42 wild king salmon I ordered. The waiter was good and accomodating. This might be a better place for a drink at the bar and a few oysters than a full meal--but then it is well located."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Our waiter was good to us. Helped with all the needs and provided us with what we wanted."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Perfect as always - must not miss if you are in Seattle "
    Dined on 4/19/2014