Shuckers
Shuckers

Shuckers

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fairmont.com/seattle/
  • Phone: 2066211984x
  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Shuckers reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (58)great for lunch (43)neighborhood gem (43)special occasion (40)romantic (30)good for groups (19)notable wine list (16)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (8)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (6)late-night find (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at this wonderful establishment located at the lower level of the Fairmont Hotel. From our initial greeting from a wonderful host - (she was so warm and made us immediately feel welcome), to outstanding wait service by Darla and the restaurant manager checking in with us throughout our meal. Wonderful food - they have an amazing lunch duo and trio, with a taste of the restaurants finest cuisine - loved our clam chowder and Caesar salad. The Key Lime dessert is amazing. Wonderful presentation and just such a memorable and wonderful experience. Job well done. Run, don't walk to this amazing/classy restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Schuckers delivers...
    FunDinersVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Oysters were delicious! Servers were extremely attentive & made sure we were out on time. Love the old-Seattle ambiance. Consistently satisfies on all fronts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • POSITIVE DINING EXPERIENCE
    islandgalVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    We were warmly greeted by the Hostess who graciously made sure we were satisfied with our table. Our server was friendly, patient and informative. Only disappointment was when the entrees were served the staff didn't notice missing utensils and we had to flag someone down to receive them. The seafood options were plentiful and all five of us were very happy with our selections. The crab-mac is decadent and delicious! The seafood grill offered good size portions of very fresh fish/shellfish. The chop salad exceptional. The environment is clubby, warm and vibrant. We will all definitely return!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food...character
    kahea82
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our first time to Shuckers and thougt the food was AMAZING! Some of the best seafood I've ever tasted and I come from Hawai'i where seafood is also good. Best place for oysters done any way you wish. The ambiance was nice since it was different from most restaurants in Hawai'i...very "old" but in a good way with lots of character. The only con was the way in which they pack in people. The tables are so close to one another that we were forced to listen to some very grouchy and smug guests right next to us. The more they drank, the more irritating it was. Though this is a con for me, I did notice that many restaurants in the city are like this so I guess the locals in the area are used to it.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Visit
    KootenayFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We go to Shucker's at least once when we're in Seattle.we love it there. Oysters were great, with a really interesting selection this time around. The service was very attentive and courteous. We love the atmosphere and the old school feeling. Definitely recommend!
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    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never fails to please
    Millcreeker
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I go to Shuckers a lot and always get the crab salad. It is always fresh, full of crab and never a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    Hughman
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    This restaurant never disappoints. This is an institution. You go here for the oysters, chowders, fresh fish and great local wines and beers. The oysters we had were so fresh and delicious. Our server was perfect; just the right amount of personal attention. I am also glad to see a few lighter items on the menu; loved the seared Ahi Tuna with Quinoa salad. We will continue to make this a stop each time we are in Seattle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience!!!
    PhillyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Shuckers Seattle drew me in due to the name, online reviews and location (basically in the building but not formally part of the Fairmont Seattle). Shuckers won me over with the quality of their food and service. I went during the last 15 minutes of happy hour and ordered from both the HH and the dinner menu. Highlights were the oysters (3 different varieties on the HH list), the martini (house gin is Tanqueray) and the crab louie salad (best I've ever had, by a wide margin). And the service was great - fast, attentive, not hovering. I will certainly go back anytime I'm in Seattle and look out for them in other cities as well.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Downtown Classic
    TimOC
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Shuckers remains much as it has ever been -- absolutely reliable fresh seafood, with first-rate service.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I come at least twice each month with good friends and we love the food ~ especially the Dungenesse Crab ! We eat it from the shell, but the Crab Louie is outstanding as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal, Great Service
    KatieO
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We recently had a fantastic dinner at Shuckers. The service was attentive, but unobtrusive and they allowed us to take our time in ordering, since we were too busy catching up to look at the menu! The restaurant was quiet when we arrived and quite lively by the time we left. We were with a colleague who was visiting from New York and she said the steamed clams were the best clams of her life. We split some entrees and the chef was nice enough to split the plates for us, so we each had some of each entrée. The scallops were amazing and the crab cakes were as well. A light dessert of house-made ice cream and coffee was a nice finish to a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch!
    Dinerpro
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We love Shuckers for their lunch salads. Bread basket is also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Nothing but fabulous!
    Canuck
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is my second time coming to Shuckers. Everything from the beginning to the end is nothing short of exceptional! Each time I have enjoyed the scallop dinner which is a taste sensation. The cocktails are handmade and the quality of alcohol is wonderful. It is a fairly small venue but with a lot of character. Plenty of woodwork and a small patio. Feels like a cozy pub with style. Service staff is friendly and even the manager brought us out a taste of the sour cream ice cream saying we just had to taste it. She was right - something I have never tasted before and it was wonderful. I will return over and over to enjoy the food, ambiance, and service. It is money well worth spending !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fine dining great atmosphere
    pan2VIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Shuckers is the place to go for attentive service, and wonderful sea food. You can order a preparation from the menu or simply choose from the "fresh board". Your fish can be prepared to your specifications and there are two sides to choose from. This is not a cheap dining experience but it the quality is superb. You can keep the price down by ordering halibut and chips. Of course there are also oysters, salads, and meat on the menu. You have a lot of ways to go. We opted for dessert, a very large slice of fudge cake that was delicious. Thank goodness there is still a restaurant in Seattle where you can hear yourself converse.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Fantastic gem!
    poquito
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Thank you for making our anniversary dinner very special. The food was great - the service was impeccable and first class - thank you very much!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • CarrieVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Shucker's is always great. We go there before every 5th Avenue theater performance we attend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Very good and worth a return trip
    codycole
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    It's a little difficult to find, but it is located in a corner of the Fairmont Hotel. We dined late, by Seattle standards, and the restaurant was quiet, but the service was excellent, the martinis perfect, and the food very good. I will definitely return to Shuckers and recommend it.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Impeccable service, food, ambiance!
    SallyIssaquah
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Hadn't been here for years, so pre-5th Avenue show we chose early dining, happy we did. They have 6 preparations of baked oysters, my crab, tomato, bacon, cheesy ones were amazing. Ron went for a sumptous halibut with cheesy mac and side, and my crab Louie was generous and big. When I asked to sample a wine before committing to a glass, the brunette waitperson was happy to oblige - thank you! We got a selection of breads, not just all white, Irish soda muffin was nice whole wheat - thank you again! Gentleman's den ambiance of dark wood, fully dressed servers - not forced to wear embarrassing outfits - so refined yet pleasant. In the beautiful hotel so we enjoyed breathing a bit of rarified air to boot! Just MADE our evening ideal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Good
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Usually avoid hotel restaurants. This was recommended by a local friend.)
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We always enjoy Shucker's food and service. We requested a table that is special to us and got it. Our wait person was very attentive an available when we needed something. It was entirely a positive experience. We go with friends before our shows at the Fifth Avenue Theatre. We will return soon.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite in Seattle
    Oysternut
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The wood paneled elegance matches the service, knowledgeable, thoughtful and never rushed. The menu offerings are just right. The seared scallops were done to perfection. The main thing, however, is the broad selection of fresh or baked oysters even in months without an "R".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Peteski
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Always great northwest seafood very well prepared. Excellent selection of oysters on the half shell. Very knowledgable servers. Good wine selection. Great traditional decor. It all fits very well with itself. It's expensive, but then really good seafood isn't cheap.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh Oysters with great Service
    dharbaugh
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I called that I would be late and ordered a tray of fresh oysters. Not only were they ready to be served on arrival but I was given the happy hour price. Service throughout dinnner was superior from greeting to processing the check.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shuckers
    legluvsfood
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Food prep was fabulous, but portions were small for the price. Would visit again though.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stanVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    good service...good selection ....food very good with nice ambiance..
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classy and classic Seattle dining
    Timsteak
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The large bar, woodwork, and semi-private booths demonstrate Shuckers commitment to the classic fine dining experience. Our waiter was friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Overall, the food was a little beneath our expectations. This had been recommended to us as one of the best seafood restaurants in Seattle, and we found several of the dishes to be average at best. The one standout dish we enjoyed was the Halibut with Crab Mac & Cheese and Tempura Asparagus; every option was delicious and cooked to perfection. I suspect that, given another visit, most of the other selections on the menu would be just as wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • oyster lovers heaven!
    chefboyrdVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Being from Louisiana, I have been an oyster fanatic my entire life. I've traveled the country and NEVER seen such a variety of oysters. The mignonette sorbet was an absolute winner. Shave some off and you get plenty with every bite. Only one issue and that was that the online menu is NOT what is necessarily have that day. Even though the waiter stated it changes daily, that couldn't be the case as this was not printed on paper as do most restaurants that do this, but on a menu that can't change daily. Two items we had our heart set on when we got there were not available. I recommend the place, but don't rely on the online menu!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Got better Later
    Skydivingdiner
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my FAVORITES
    WishIWereAMichelinReviewe
    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had Hoped for More
    FrogdogVIP
    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.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch
    GreyGooseGals
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    Nora
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Nice romantic restaurant with good food. A bit expensive but overall it was ok
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food was great. We got a lovely table by the window.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's a predictably great place
    VissidarteVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
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    great for lunch
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  • amazing seafood
    mugsy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • A wonderful place 2 entertain
    VissidarteVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    As written in previous reviews, Shuckers was overpriced, and Our service was extremely slow. Location downtown was easy to find.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surprise
    TimH
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    It's a hotel restaurant, but could easily stand alone. Service was exceptional.
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    good for groups
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  • Great value
    nyclonseaVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
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    great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • We always love Shuckers.
    LadyKatherine
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
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    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 70 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 713 reviews are from the Shuckers reviews archive.