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The Shuckery, Petaluma, CA

The Shuckery

4.7
4.7
776 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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Booked 6 times today

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

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 776 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SB

    ShotofBombay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  2. WC

    WarrenC

    Los Angeles

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  3. J

    Jsoap

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. NI

    NICOLEN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  12. 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!!!!!!!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. S

    Stunned

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Reliably great food and service in a unique setting.

  18. MG

    MegG

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 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!

  19. MT

    MindyT

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 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.

  20. j

    jbrittm

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service- beautiful outdoor setting fantastic high quality food

  21. JE

    JasonE

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a wonderful place to eat. The Happy Hour menu is a great way to taste many different flavors. Enjoy!

  22. D

    Debbie

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Wonderful staff, appetizers and main courses. Desserts were disappointing. We ordered all 3.

  23. ST

    ShirleyT

    Hawaii

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Spectacular food. Superbly fresh oysters, both raw and fried. Really great service. The outdoor patio is a lovely place to dine. We had a family next to us with a fussy young child who was eventually pacified with a phone and a cartoon, so that put a little dent into the “date night” ambience. But what can you do but order another delicious glass of wine and more oysters? We would happily dine here again and again.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    This was our first time to visit. We had reservations for 5:15 and when we checked in with hostess we asked for outdoor seating. She said there was no availability and gave us a choice of two uncomfortable tables. Trevor, our server, was superb as was every single thing we ordered. The food was sublime and the chef rocks! We noticed many walk-ins were being immediately seated outdoors. One couple in line before us, checked in with hostess saying they didn’t have reservations but we’re staying at the hotel. Also many walk ins were seated outside after we were already seated right next to hostess kiosk. When I questioned the hostess, she said the restaurant catered to walk ins and our reservations were actually a disadvantage. I told her she should have given us the option of waiting for an outdoor table, which she did not offer. Not happy. We had plans to listen to Neil on the piano next door at hotel so Went next door and sat in lobby with a beautiful view of the sumptuous patio and felt even worse that we saw several two tops empty. We enjoyed drinks from the bar in the lobby and stayed listening to Neil’s beautiful music until 8. We so regret not being seated outdoors. Everything was so very lovely… except the hostess let us down in a big way.

    The ShuckeryResponded on April 10, 2022

    Hi, I'm sorry for the let down. As the owner I did overhear your conversation with our host. After your interaction was done, I had the host offer you outdoors after you declined I thought the initial miscommunication had been cleared up. Again, I'm sorry for the miscommunication - we want to seat people where they are most comfortable. It's to our advantage to make our guests happy. I hope you try us again as we do our best to accommodate all requests.

  25. j

    janet

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great and so was food. Enjoyed 2 dozen oysters fresh and tasty.

  26. SF

    StanF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Totally blown away by this restaurant! My friend suggested we go here for a pre-Oscar dinner and we had clams, mussels and the salmon pâté. The food was exceptional and the waitstaff was beyond accommodating and polite. We’ll be back soon!

  27. EB

    EBFOODIE

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Was disappointed initially that the dinner menu wasn't available during a happy hour visit this week. However, we were pleasantly surprised and enjoyed excellent happy hour dishes including fish tacos and trout rillette that had my taste buds dancing, a wonderful breadbasket with warm toasty bread served with a garlic olive oil containing beautifully roasted garlic, ginger carrot soup that was so warm and delicious it was perfect for an overcast day and tasted like home. OH, and if you love bloody mary's you cannot miss theirs! Fabulous!!! Definitely one of the best we have ever had...and we've had a few. It was pricey for happy hour but worth the experience and will do it again. Service was excellent! Thank you Shuckery, we will be back!

  28. F

    Fotosynthesis3

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Lunch options were. Service was great. Small plates for lunch-had the fish tacos and oysters and cauliflower dishes. Wish I could have ordered from the dinner menu though (which starts at 5). They also have mini heaters next to each table which is convenient when it started to get chilly as it got closer to 5pm.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    10yr anniversary

  30. KC

    KathyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very Nice Vibe, our Servers Were Great, the Food was Great

  31. RB

    RobBCG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My bi-annual visit (wish I went more) and once again the combination of super fresh seafood, great outdoor ambiance (in Hotel Petaluma heated and tented courtyard) and professional service made this another excellent Shuckery experience. Pro tip: arrive for Happy Hour appetizer menu then order main course/dessert.

  32. M

    Michael

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and attentive, kind service!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Happy Hour food & drink offerings!!

  34. B

    Betty

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Just ate at The Shuckery last night. Our waiter was OUTSTANDING, the overall service was excellent. I was very disappointed that the beet salad was pulpy and the goat cheese was nearly non existent. The calamari was microscopic and yet the rice flour batter was wonderful (gluten free). My husband and I have enjoyed the food in the past, but last night was marginal. I will give it another try down the road, give it some time to recover. Thank you Shuckery staff for you excellence. You are always so nice and personable - "Lucky Shuckery" S

    The ShuckeryResponded on March 22, 2022

    Betty, Sounds like it's not your first time dining with us! Thanks for taking the time to review us and leave feedback. Next time, please let you server know and we'd be happy to fix it. ie to bring you some extra goat cheese for your salad as well as take a look at your calamari dish. Trying to problem solve from the note you left but without seeing your dish its hard to solve these types of issues after you've left. Email me for calamari voucher jaz@theshuckeryca . c o m ;)

  35. PP

    PenelopeP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and wonderful service. Will definitely eat there again.

  36. RA

    RonA

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Happy Hour menu all that was available, but it was plenty. We shared a dozen oysters, two orders of fish tacos, an order of calamari and one Caesar salad and one goats cheesecake. Everything was yummy!

  37. R

    Richard

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Haven't been to this restaurant since the pandemic began. It was nice to see a healthy, boisterous crowd inside, opted for outside dining for safety and the possibility of conducting a conversation. Pleased to note the food was good and our server was very attentive. The downside to dining outside is the heaters. Unfortunately, the heaters are small, limited extension cords which kept ours far from the four diners. Our reservation was for 5:45, we were promptly seated but the heater did not keep us from the cold. Would have liked to sample the dessert menu but the cold won out. Strongly suggest a better heating option for those in the hotel entrance. The wind swirls about negating the limited effect these heaters from mitigating the cold. Doubtful we will return until the weather warms.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great tapas. Fish ta os were some of the best

  39. RL

    ReneeL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had not been to the Shuckery since COVID. Had a great meal!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Let’s celebrate!

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 776 OpenTable diners.

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

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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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