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The Shuckery

4.6
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594 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Oyster Bar
Enjoy seafood how it’s meant to be—fresh, seasonal, playful. Join us at The Shuckery for raw oysters and a selection of artfully crafted, ocean-inspired dishes. We’re much more than an oyster bar. The Shuckery is a culinary experience that stands for warm hospitality and food that comforts and excites.

Currently, all of our seating is outdoors, and we provide a unique experience in the heart of downtown Petaluma. Our tables are nestled in the courtyard of Historic Hotel Petaluma and sprinkled on the popular sidewalk of Kentucky. Boasting a European feel, we encourage you to bring a jacket for later reservations.

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$1.50 Oyster Happy Hour 5-6pm

Starting Aug 4, 2020 · Thu - Sat 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Enjoy an oyster happy hour weekdays 5-6pm at The Shuckery. We have rotating fresh oysters and beautiful outdoor dining with contactless payment options. Drink specials too!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 594 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NehaS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a unique setting for a restaurant, it should be on everyone's must try list. And the food does not disappoint either :)

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janstorm
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, wonderful service. Very knowledgeable waitress who made excellent recommendations.

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AliQ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, beautiful and quaint and the food was spectacular!

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Ronda
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fantastic food. Beautiful ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic! Crews are amazing! Will definitely come back.

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Terry
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough about this little gem of a place. Even with the limited seating they surpass expectations. Great menu, attentive service and charming location.

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JeffN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice under the Covid circumstances the staff was very cautious and paid attention to details.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding!! The seating in the hotels beautiful courtyard made me feel like I was back in Europe. Highly recommend!

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Yumyum
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and excellent food! Every dish was delicious!

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vipDaniel
San Francisco
149 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We really enjoyed our experience. Beautiful venue. The food was very nice.
However, we are in the wine country and the wine list was weak to say the very least. I suggest they have a wine professional help them. We had a Matthiasson Chardonnay which was very thin and un-interesting and with all the good chardonnay's out there!! I would suggest they ditch the foriegn wines and replace with our own lovely california choices.
I might add that we appreciated that the wines were affordable....thank you for that.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food is expensive and small. Chips they give you were very greasy. What saved the rating was that we got there doing happy hour. We were told 1.50 for oysters. We LOVE oysters so we bought 40. Overheard manager say to the waitress when did we serve more than 2 dozen oysters than happy hour. Btw we were 2 short lol.

I ordered the steak and fries. It was warm and smallllll.. wife had mussels and clams. They were ok. I probably wont eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a very nice dinner. Service was solid and the food was great

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DougP
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is NOT Mr. Doug Patterson's email address!

You have apparently accepted a membership for your reservation service and NOT checked/confirmed the applicants information.

DRPatterson

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vipVideurFinGourmet
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

exception service, beautifully presented but somewhat underwhelming taste... just lacked the punch to be first rate.

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LauraR
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third time in probably 1.5 months going to the Schuckery!! This time I brought my mom. Per usual it was the most spectacular meal!! The seafood is so fresh and delicious!! My mom was so utterly impressed and wants to go back ASAP!!!! I also must input that last time I went, they had their Fish and Chips available and it was BY FAR the best fish and chips I have ever had in my entire life. This place is my absolute favorite restaurant! Also, once again, the staff is so kind, helpful and just enjoyable to be around!!!

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NoAirAl
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor setting and excellent meal as before the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quality service! Can’t wait to come back!

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Great
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

they are doing a great job in this time of outside only dinning. Great server and good oysters during happy hour.

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DSand
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We we're hoping to get cocktails. But weren't able to. Very limited menu ..i suspect b c of covid

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SergioM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice service and great seafood!

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VickyM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here multiple times and are never disappointed! Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing!

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JessH
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed every bit of our experience at the shuckery! Food service etc!

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SobeOneKenobi
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was delicious!

JB
JuliaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience from beginning to end. Everything tasted wonderful and was presented well. The outdoor seating in the courtyard is comfortable and intimate. I look forward to my next meal there!

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Morewinenowplease
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent...thank you so much. Loved the oysters!

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LauraR
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was blown away about how amazing the food was!!! Not only was it absolutely stunning plating but the ingredients were so fresh! I have been dying to go to The Shuckery since it has opened and it did not disappoint at all! Also, HUGE shoutout to the staff and our wonderful waitress. I did not catch her name but she was so kind and helpful. 10/10!!!

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vipJohnB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An outstanding experience. The food was great, our server was delightful. The fact that they are fortunate to have the lovely patio setting in the hotel area rather than a makeshift outdoor eating area....we can't say enough good things.

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JANR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outside dining-tables well spaced, plants between tables
Noise on the street was VERY loud

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vipMeredithH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Feels like you are in Europe!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Cold food, overcooked steak, inattentive service, and manager that was "too busy" to deal with the issues. Overall a horrible experience.

The Shuckery
Responded on August 10, 2020

I'm the owner, and I heard about your experience :( I could go into detail about all the things that were happening behind the scenes that lead to your experience. But at the end of the day, you didn't get the service we aim to give every guest. I love birthdays, and I too would be disappointed. I spoke with my team and we talked about ways that we could have handled our mistake better. If your willing I'd like to mail you a gift card to give us another try. Sincerely, Jazmine

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vipsfw70
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jazmine and the folks at The Shuckery have been doing an amazing job of feeding us during these crazy times. They always have, but I think now especially it's a comfort to have them taking such good care of us with their fabulous food and friendly faces. I don't know how they've managed such smooth sailing (at least from the customer perspective!) but they are seriously talented and we are so grateful to have them in our community. We've been doing their takeout/curbside service since Day 1 of the closures, and the food and service has been perfect since then. We've eaten outdoors in the beautiful courtyard twice now, and I feel like the tables are more than 6 ft apart, it's quiet, there is a separate ramp to the side so no one except servers is walking through the courtyard. The food is seriously on point as is service. We (two of us) have had the seafood plateau both times along with a couple of smaller appetizers. Highly recommend.

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vipFanoftravel
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We ordered the lobster and salmon burger. Both were good, but not great. The bread given with the meal which was toasted was burnt on some pieces. The waiter failed to tell us about the happy hour specials, which we saw other people ordering. The outdoor seating is limited, so reservations are a must. But dining in the outdoor courtyard of the Hotel Petaluma was delightful and a wonderful idea since indoor dining is prohibited due to covid. They pipe in music and the ambience is very nice. Expect to spend over $100 for 2 people for starter, entrees, and wine.

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Colombo
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt safe being out at the Shuckery! We’ve only gone out to eat 3 times since Covid started and 3 times were at the Shuckery! The food is amazing and we had the best raw oysters we’ve ever had. The service is tops and all the staff are super friendly! Going back again this Sat night!

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rjsquist
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good place for outdoor COVID-19 dining. Most (socially distanced) tables are in the hotel courtyard, with a few on the sidewalk outside the courtyard. Both food and service very good, although the presentation of my lobster was a bit "over the top." Putting a lobster on a bed of rock salt seems just a bit too cutesy. Also, too bad they only serve beer and wine, no cocktails.

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious but service was very slow with so many servers checking in on us. Took over an hour to get food after ordering and we only got 3 fresh oysters, clam chowder and cauliflower wings.

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mikey
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding experience in these covid times. We were lucky to get the end table on the street, so this lessened any concerns about covid. The staff seemed very conscious of mask wearing and sanitizing. Every dish we had was excellent. Summer plum salad, oysters, clam chowder, clams and mussels and fruit galette. The service was friendly and professional, although we could have used a few more check ins from our server. Looking forward to return visit(s) hopefully in less troublesome times to enjoy the atmosphere more.

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GlennS
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They adapted well to COVID. Individual tables outside shaded by trees and landscaping. Excellent table service given the distance from the kitchen. Nice selection of stand-bys mixed with local Cali cuisine. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious, excellent, perfection!

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LINDAG
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & service were great. Outdoor seating was very comfortable. Staff was very friendly & efficient. We will definitely go back in the future.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Shuckery using the Order Online button. The Shuckery also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 981-7891.

The Shuckery is rated 4.6 stars by 594 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.