The Shuckery

4.7
604 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.

Offers

  • $1.50 Oyster Happy Hour 5-6pm

    Multiple dates available

    Mon 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM, 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 604 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Linfre
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was great, service slow and confused, they couldn't find forks for oysters, then the bread took fifteen minutes to table, it seemed to be first night for the staff.

AJ
AntonJ
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday with my husband. We share the Catch of the Day dinner for 2. Presentation was spot on

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jcpk
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and warm outdoor dining. Excellent gluten free menu options. And the best oysters of course.

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SierraB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great and the server and host helped get our table a heat lamp. Very friendly service and quality food. Clams and muscles were great!

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Cathyb3
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the fish for two and it was delicious! Highly recommended for date night!!

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vipLena
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Shuckery was a deluge of seafood from start to finish and once we were done drowning in it, we left as happy as a clam.

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vipJoyce
Hawaii
122 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During Covid, tables are outside by the entrance of the Hotel Petaluma. Get the fish for 2. It's served whole like in Europe and it's served with salad, veggie and smashed crispy potatoes. Staff are quick and efficient.

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foodlover
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly and welcoming staff, fresh oysters were wonderful, we ordered the fish for 2 which was cooked to perfection and the salads and sides that came with it were delicious and generous. The owners did a great job of creating outdoor space in the adjacent hotel courtyard with heaters to accommodate guests. Highly recommend.

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vipMasterscoop
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all levels, thanks for making my birthday dinner special in these challenging times!

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NehaS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
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 on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AliQ
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Ronda
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fantastic food. Beautiful ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
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.

JN
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.

OT
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
150 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! Very fresh local fish!

OT
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
3 reviews
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.

OT
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.

DS
DSand
San Francisco
16 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!

VM
vipVickyM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing!

JH
JessH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SO
SobeOneKenobi
San Francisco
18 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!

LR
LauraR
Central Coast
3 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!!!

JB
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.

JA
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!!

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 604 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.