The Shuckery

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Oyster Bar
Sure to become the Pearl of Petaluma, The Shuckery is the culinary brain child of Oyster Girl owners, and entrepreneurial sisters, Jazmine and Aluxa Lalicker. This new seafood inspired establishment, housed in the recently restored Petaluma Hotel, will proudly serve the most exquisite oysters from pristine waters all over North America. The restaurant will also feature chef prepared cuisine, elegant wines, craft beers, comfortable ambiance & outstanding hospitality. This little raw bar stands to win the hearts of many using the bounty of Northern California.
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MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The oysters were delicious, the halibut was dry. Overall, I thought the meal was overpriced for what we got.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner! As always. My wife and I live in Petaluma and always love eating at The Shuckery.

OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday & Anniversary

MV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing Open Table find! It was great - in an amazing hotel in downtown Petaluma. They even made me extra bacon wrapped shrimp for desert (since I don't like sweets and everyone else got something! :) GREAT FIND!

c
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Lunch was disappointing....calamari was oily with the batter not on calamari but at the bottom of the bowl.
Had good meals there before but not Saturday lunch.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the modern industrial decor and acoustic music playing while enjoying a nice wine blend and seafood dinner for a date night.

D
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, fantastic food and even better service. Go and enjoy!

BG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

The noise level made the restaurant a one time experience for me and my guest.

Food was just ok and over-priced for what it was.

Waitress was great. She admitted she worries about her hearing working there.

CL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and great service, parking is tough but available with a couple of loops around the block

C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The waitress was so friendly, fantastic service. My friend is hard of hearing so as the night went on and diners got louder it was hard for him so the waitress suggested we move through to the hotel lobby for our desserts and coffee. What a great idea! Food and wine was great, halibut was excellent.

PH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The oysters and appetizers were outstanding, and the service was exceptional, but the main dishes were disappointing. The crab cakes and shrimp were overcooked and dry.

l
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I am very disappointed with my dining experience at this restaurant. I came here with my parents on Saturday for a lunch. Was really looking forward to having some oysters and fish dishes, however, I was less than satisfied by the quality, quantity and overall cleanliness of the place. It smelled fishy when I walked in and flies were everywhere - that should have been my que to leave, but I decided to stick it out. BIG mistake. We ordered the so called $48 sampler of all the "raw" stuff to start. The dish came out on a 2-tier iced display with literally 9 of the SMALLEST oysters I have ever seen in my life, and I eat oysters on the reg. (I have no idea where one would even find such teeny oysters, it seemed as though we got left-over bottom of the barrel shells. I mean they should be ASHAMED and EMBARASSED by that display.) The other items included in that sampler was a gazpacho, which was ok, some bits of smoked salmon, a SINGLE tostada with fried shrimp, and... another 3 poached shrimp...?? OK, please tell me how exactly it justifies a $48 charge? I was in shock. For the entree we all ordered the fish sampler, and again, the amount of actual fish on the plate was less than adequate, the taste was bland. We got three small little bites fish (that warranted exactly 3 bites,) and a very confusing salad on the side. I mean, nothing went together, the dish had ZERO taste, the fish was clearly not fresh, and I mean I cannot explain how awful the whole experience was. AVOID AVOID AVOID. For a $120 bill we left hungry, confused and quite frankly kind of disgusted, both with the food and the overall greediness of this establishment. You gotta be crazy to give this place more than one star. Take your money elsewhere. P.S. Someone should tell them the carpet on the way to the bathroom stinks!

C
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent clam chowder!

i
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great local place in downtown Petaluma. Fresh seafood, locally sourced. Excellent service and small, intimate atmosphere. A little noisy but they were very nice about lowering the music volume.

FG
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Was looking for a seafood place in town and this is the perfect place. Food was simple but delicious. Started with oysters and then had lobster roll (delish) and mussels and clams. I would totally go back for the whole fish next time 👍🏻

C
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is really well done. The main restaurant is pretty crowded and noisy. We were given the option of eating in the lobby at the bar which was just great. Much calmer and beautiful service.

KE
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was fresh and delicious

SM
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

There was not a single positive with regard to our visit. The food was marginal at best, the service was disappointing, and the ambiance was just okay but not reflective of the price point. How this place gets such high scores is beyond me.

RD
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always an amazing time. Excellent Food, the freshest seafood in town, fantastic wine list and the service is always spot on. I have a wonderful experience every time. Worth the money. Go there.

SS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was outstanding. We appreciated her attentiveness, kindness, and excellent service.

JS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We ate dinner outside on a slow but warm night. Outside resulted in the low noise rating. Warm nights in Petaluma are becoming more common regardless of what Trump says. Good seafood.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

good food, knowledgeable service, gluten free options for those with gluten intolerance

O
Houston
31 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner very much. From the oysters to the ceviche to the pork, it was all excellent. And the service was perfect, attentive but not too much.

OG
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Was first time here and the food was great and service outstanding. The only complaint was the noise level.

T
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing place, food was excellent, oysters were mouth watering, It's a perfect place for a quite night dinner in a small town...

RS
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was just OK. My wife ordered muscles and 3 of them weren’t even open. We brought it to the waiters attention but nothing done about it.

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good service and food, nice wine list, oysters that were perfect.

LT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fresh oysters, nicely presented. Lobster roll was full of lobster! Excellent service. We will return when in the area.

T
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Really interesting place. Wonderful flavors. Everyone in our party enjoyed their choices.
Look forward to returning. Only complaint is the noise level is very high.

MW
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My husband and I went there for a last minute date night on a Saturday night and we were really happy with the whole experience! The food was fantastic, I couldn't believe how much lobster meat came in my lobster roll...and my husband loved his oysters. The only reason I am giving this 4 stars and not 5 is because the scallops entree only came with 3 and they were so delicious, my husband wished there had been more of them to enjoy! The wines we tried were all delicious and we also got the crab cake appetizer, which was one of the best I have ever had. We will definitely be back!

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Let's start with the good. The restaurant itself was very nice. The Clam Chowder was a WINNER. The Basque Stew we ordered was a BIG WINNER. The bacon wrapped prawns were great. The Fish Taco entrée, we ordered as an appetizer, was the only let down. They were just unremarkable and I wouldn't recommend them based on past experiences of better tacos.
The other "disappointments" were the wine list and the fact that the web-site menu was not up to date, so was somewhat misleading.
If we lived nearby, which we don't, we would certainly go back.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was our sons Birthday

BA
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was absolutely amazing!!!!!! We will definitely be back!!! Zero complaints!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu, variety of seafood and some fusion Asian / American. Great wine and bubbles list as well.

PS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friends and I were on our way to a concert at The Mystic and dined beforehand at The Shuckery. We started with Happy Hour oysters, very fresh and yummy! Our meals included halibut, scallops, and fish tacos. Portions were just right, and very tasty! Our service was lovely, overall a great dinner!

KG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Shuckery did it again, amazing food, great service!

S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Shuckery our performs each visit!

KP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is really lovely at the Shuckery! We have never had a bad meal there. We went to happy hour for the first time and it was great. However, it is really really noisy -- the music is too loud and does not add anything. But even without the music it would be uncomfortable -- Pleas add some noise deadening baffles or banners from the ceiling. Also, it tends to smell like disinfectant cleaner when you first walk in. Kinda of gross given how fresh and tasty the fish is.

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Father's Day dinner. First visit. Food was great and service exceptional and very helpful. The noise level was quite high. We sat in the center of the room and had a hard time hearing each other. I have seen reviews that claim "intimate and romantic" but I wouldn't use those words. It is a great place, just not for a "quiet" dinner. Wine list is decent and cleverly written. Beer selection is limited but creative. Cost was about $50 each with drinks (2 glasses of wine and 2 beers) and tip.

JC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 5

Oysters were good, but on the pricey side, po- boy sandwich/ shrimp sucked, dry, not enough sauce. My wife didn’t like her meal also, service was slow, overall not worth the 139 dollars not including tip, won’t come back.

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