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The Shuckery, Petaluma, CA

The Shuckery

4.7
4.7
797 Reviews
$30 and under
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Oyster Bar, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 981-7891

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Zachary Agas

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to celebrate with you! Email Hello@theshuckeryca.com for more information. Our most common requests are: We can accommodate small groups in the lobby of The Hotel Petaluma. This semi-private space boasts a 20th-century vibe, and we can set up wine bar accommodations and catered appetizers or dinner for up to 20people. A full restaurant buyout, with 11 tables and 42 seated dinner capacity or 62 standing room or cocktail style in the stylish dining room of The Shuckery, is sure to impress for your next event.

  • Neighborhood

    Petaluma

  • Cross street

    Kentucky St

  • Parking details

    Parking is 2 hr for all street parking if you arrive after 4 PM - you don't need to worry about timing.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 797 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. GM

    GregM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sitting in the courtyard you are transported to a secret European holiday. Service was warm, professional, and deeply knowledgeable. Oysters are exquisite and the pairings with the conservas utterly unique. One of our best restaurant experiences in some time.
  2. S

    Sophie

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you so much for a lovely dinner! Those conservas were AMAZING, and thank you for the trout with dill rec. And the best Bloody Mary my dad has ever had, garnished with a smoked oyster.
  3. SH

    SterlingH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We arrived 30 minutes before our open table reservation, however the hostess was able to propose a few options for us to seat inside. We unexpectedly arrived a few minutes before happy hour ended and it was a real treat that our server greeted us immediately to check our interest in the happy hour deals (major kudos). We ordered the Happy hour white wine, poki bowl and a dozen oysters from the HH menu. What a treat it was and we are so grateful the staff was so helpful and genuinely happy to be at our table. The chef delivered our main dish. Everything from the start to finish made our second date feel very special -- we are looking forward to dining at The Shuckery again.
  4. ET

    EricT

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never disappoints. I had the halibut tonight and the portion size and the quality of fish was perfect.
  5. J

    Jennys

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters and fish and great cocktails. Love the downtown Petaluma scene!
  6. TM

    TomM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for oysters or good seafood this is the place to go.
  7. CB

    ChrisB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best seafood dinner ever, so fresh, amazing oysters. The planco breaded halibut was outa this world!! Compliments to the chef ! Top shelf!!
  8. GJ

    GwenJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Shuckery was great! I’d been here before solo, and sat at the bar for happy hour. I liked it, so I brought my partner back for date night. The Huntress was phenomenal, as was all the food- definitely recommend the linguine & clams.
  9. m

    madhatter

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff were fantastic and accommodating. The oysters on the half shell were delightful. The rest of the food was amazing. Everyone in my party commented how wonderful the meal was and how pleasant the staff were. If you're in Petaluma, you should definitely visit The Shuckery.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started our meal outdoors with three different varieties and fresh, baked and fried oysters. For our main course we shared a whole fish dinner for two with black rice and creamed corn, all great. For desert we had the cheesecake with fresh berries. Very nice dinner, thank you!
  11. DR

    DarR

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a great dinner at the Shuckery! Fresh WA & CA oysters to start and attentive service! Then a lovely, fresh salad, great tacos, and a delightful goat cheese cheesecake with fresh berries to finish it - all out in the gorgeous patio area. Coffee and French sparkling were also delightful! 5-stars!
  12. MB

    MBkK

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service! Wonderful cocktails! The oysters we ate were good but not worth the price charged given their size. Everything else was very good but rather expensive for Happy Hour pricing.
  13. W

    Wwsabi

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was lovely. Will come again.
  14. SP

    SueP

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. We sat outside in the courtyard so noise was minimal. It seemed quite loud when we went inside to check in.
  15. FK

    FridaKa

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around great time and food with friends at the Shuckery. Highly recommend!
  16. D

    Devery

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the mussels without the clams (fellow diner doesn’t like them) and Caesar salad. All was delicious. Service, as always, was impecable. Love the Sangria cocktail.
  17. LF

    LizF

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome dinner, beautiful outdoor seating area and great service. Would definitely go again and highly recommend!
  18. CC

    CaliforniaChick

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful evening. Loved the oysters ceviche wine fish tacos!! Great outside space and ambiance. Liked the host/manager. Thx!!
  19. e

    ebandman

    Central Coast

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Nice interesting dishes and friendly service
  20. JL

    JuliL

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was quite good and the portions are generous. The prices are reasonable. The noise level is too high to carry on a decent conversation. The overall ambience could use some spiffing up. The old handmade signs that are not very attractive and cleaning rags stuck in a decorative wall don’t do much for me. You should take a hard look at the restaurant from a new customer’s eyes to see how you can spiff it back up again. It would be nice if you offered some interesting non-alcoholic adult beverages. Not everyone drinks alcohol and not everyone wants to have a sweet soda with a nice dinner. There are a number of good alternatives on the market but you didn’t seem to have any of them available for us when we inquired with the server. For example Lagunitas makes Hop water that has no calories and no alcohol, no caffeine, no artificial sweeteners, and is quite tasty. Our server kept saying just let me know if you need anything but never seem to be around when we actually did need something. For example the calamari was served with one little lemon wedge and we would’ve liked more. So we had to flag someone down who wasn’t our server to get some more. When she came to the table, that is our regular server, our water glasses were empty but she just plopped a bottle of water on the table and left the glasses without filling them. It’s a little touches like that that can make service great or just make it average. There was no table visit by anyone in management that I could talk to you about this.
  21. D

    Dragongirl

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the Shuckery, it’s one of my top five restaurants in Petaluma. Everything was fabulous, my only complaint was they took my favorite appie of the menu, trout spread. The clams and muscles were delicious. Beverages on point. We sat in the courtyard which is so pleasant.
  22. SB

    ShotofBombay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Angie was amazing. She was spot one with her recommendations and her friendly attitude and smile was great. The drinks were the best and I'm definitely going back for more.
  23. WC

    WarrenC

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe on the patio. It reminded me of being in Italy. The oysters are fantastic!!!!
  24. J

    Jsoap

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    The host is a very important part of the restaurant. Its 1st person you see and really sets the tone and expectation. The host did not look welcoming. She looked rather stressed. The host sat us down at the biggest table in the corner for 3 adults and a kid. The waitress was outstanding. She was very engaged and attentive. I give her 5 stars. This spot has become a regular for us but the food was very poor this time around. Quality of the food was still very good so it was the chefs cooking I was concerned about. The quantity in salt was overwhelming. The delicious ceviche we usually taste has become overwhelmed with heavy salt flavoring. The whole fish for two that used to be delightful has came to us drowned in soy sauce this time around. The crab cakes were nothing but tomato paste tasting patties. No crab flavoring whatsoever. We left a little disappointed. I noticed after 20 mins of leaving the restaurant that my sons wipes and my sweater were left behind. My son had really bad allergies so we had taken the wipes to the restaurant in case he needed them. When I had called the restaurant about the two items the host had informed me that she threw away the wipes. I was shocked because We had left there not long ago and frustrated that I had to locate more wipes but I understood it may be thrown away quick due to covid still being around. When it came to my sweater, the host insisted that someone else from my party had taken it or I didn’t bring it because she had checked herself and with other staff that the sweater was not left there. I left my name and number but had to go back to the restaurant because I knew it had to be there. I went back to the restaurant walked in and asked the people sitting at the table where we sat, to please look next to them and they found my sweater right away. (The host obviously took no care or time to look). THIS experience pushed me to the edge. The chef could’ve had a bad night but the host ruined it with lack of trust and care.
  25. LS

    LonS

    Milwaukee

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    good food, excellent oysters, excellent service. Chairs a bit uncomfortable for folks with any back issues.
  26. C

    Charles

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent and interesting shellfish. Especially the oysters. We’ll be back.
  27. CL

    ChristieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a favorite go to place for very fresh delicious seafood. Highly recommend. Everything outstanding but very much recommend the local fresh fish of the day for two. Very good.
  28. CO

    COSvisitor

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food well prepared and beautifully presented. Shared poke bowl and calamari starters. Had one each of the oysters offered. Enjoyed a wonderful piece of halibut (catch of day) and husband had surf and turf (after he determined that the overly long word in French describing the meat was a hangar steak). Service was great, one waitress with not enough to do interrupted regularly, but didn’t do any harm so chalking that up to quirky Petaluma charm. Lovely table inside the restaurant. Front door open, probably nice for staff. Super chilly for guests in sandals. Wine list was nice, not local. Surprise of the meal was goat cheesecake dessert on berries. I’ll dream of that! Thanks for a lovely evening and sharing our 29th Anniversary with us!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was great and the oysters were fabulous!
  30. KH

    KathrynH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and service. In addition to fresh food impeccably prepared, they offer conservas, the gourmet tinned fish found in high end restaurants in Spain. The Shuckery imports them from Spain. I enjoyed eating outside on the covered patio. Everyone is kind and welcoming. My husband and I will return.
  31. SL

    SusanL

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The oysters were superb, the fried calamari and house salad were excellent, and the mackerel pate was very good. Our waitress was very personable and did a wonderful job. The noise level was very high but somehow that added to the fun. We'll go back.
  32. NI

    NICOLEN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding!! Emphasis on local sourcing - will absolutely go back in a heartbeat! Great Spot
  33. MM

    MichaelM

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The food was way over priced for what you got, flavor didn’t exist and the service and place was very blah. Won’t be going back! Didn’t like having to give my credit card for reservations. Thought it was sad that if you go before 5 you get a happy hour menu only and when asked if you could stay until dinner you get told probably not because we have other reservations! I really don’t have anything good to say parking is street parking only. Do not take children unless they are seafood fans otherwise all they will get is French fries….. House wine for “Happy Hour” tasted like it was a bottle that set open on a counter for a week. I literally spit it back into the glass it was so awful!!!!!!!
  34. FM

    FeliciaM

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and terrific service. The restaurant staff was very welcoming and attentive. It was our first time dining here. My family of kinda picky eaters were pleased. We do not like oysters but did appreciate the menu having more to offer. We loved the carnitas tacos, crab cakes, trout and apple crisp were on point! If I'm in the area again I would come back.
  35. TF

    TeeFernley

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Oysters were great. The crab cakes my wife had were the best in town according to her. She would know :-) considering that is what she always orders everywhere we go. My scallop pastas was really good. The cocktails are over thought and confusing. But I there’s wise I liked it. Staff was really good. Vibe checked out.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Shared plates were good but the surf n turf was nothing to write home about.
  37. EC

    EliC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I like this place normally but this time service was a little off and when we waited for dessert for more than 20 min we had to cancel it with no apology or explanation from server which was weird.
  38. S

    Stunned

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Reliably great food and service in a unique setting.
  39. MG

    MegG

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great seafood. We had oysters, shrimp cocktail and the fish tacos, along with a beet salad. Everything was terrific, as was the service. Oh, and we had the apple tart too. Yum!
  40. MT

    MindyT

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Noise level difficult for conversation. Service was excellent! Staff friendly & professional. My “catch of the day” black cod, forbidden rice, butternut squash & bok choy was fabulous. Others at our table pleased with their dishes except for person who had crab cakes thought they were thin. The trout dab which was a great choice as was rigatoni scallop dish. Wine by glass choices good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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 4.7 stars by 797 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for The Shuckery

100 Washington St Petaluma, CA 94952

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Kentucky St

  • Neighborhood

    Petaluma

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Oyster Bar, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is 2 hr for all street parking if you arrive after 4 PM - you don't need to worry about timing.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Zachary Agas

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 981-7891

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to celebrate with you! Email Hello@theshuckeryca.com for more information. Our most common requests are: We can accommodate small groups in the lobby of The Hotel Petaluma. This semi-private space boasts a 20th-century vibe, and we can set up wine bar accommodations and catered appetizers or dinner for up to 20people. A full restaurant buyout, with 11 tables and 42 seated dinner capacity or 62 standing room or cocktail style in the stylish dining room of The Shuckery, is sure to impress for your next event.

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