It was a wonderful experience. Fun environment, food and wine were great.
Wonderful wait staff. Food was amazing. Would definitely go back and recommend to others
New chef makes a big difference and new items on the menu are very good.
I was really excited for The Shuckery, but giving a mediocre review. First off, we had excellent service and even when the kitchen misread the tag, our waitress was on top if it and handled it beautifully. The mediocre review is not based on a mix up with the kitchen, these things happen and it was handled professional.y. My disappointment came upon receiving our dinner , Fish for Two, the dinner presentation was poor: white fish,white potatoes, white onions. Everything was tasty, but adding green vegetables would create a more visually appealing plate and transform the dinner. The wine selection was very poor. We are in Sonoma County so expected Sonoma and Napa wine selections, but offerings were wines from Lodi and such places costing over $55 for a bottle that probably sells in the grocery for no more than $5.00. If you go, pay the $25 corkage fee and bring your wine - you will be happy that you did. Afterwards we made our way into the hotel lobby/bar area. Beautiful! Sat in the couches and we were hopeful to have a glass of wine and relax by the fire, unfortunately they use the same menu and same poor wine selection in the hotel. The Shuckery could easily notch it up a bit and would rate higher in my book. Of course for beer and oyster experience, that could be a totally different rating .
It was our first visit, and we brought out of town guests. Our server was very good, but the kitchen was slow. So, they comped us a bread bowl, which was nice. The food was excellent!
Food was excellent! Service was incredibly slow. We had to repeatedly remind our server about our order. It could simply have been they were short staffed in the kitchen.
Our waitress was very nice and personable and the food was delicious! I just wish they served more than beer and wine.
Fantastic food and staff. The oysters were clean and fresh. The flourless chocolate cake was decadent and delicious. Casual yet upscale ambiance. Loved it.
It’s always a great experience here.
The Shuckery never disappoints. The food is fresh and quality is always outstanding. One of my favorites!
Great food in a pretty high-energy setting. Mussels and clams were perfect, portions of pasta dishes were sufficient to warrant a doggie bag. Wine list was small, but had some good choices available. Prices were not extreme given the high quality of the food. I'd definitely go back!
Shuckery never disappoints!
Great restaurant, for the price it would have gone to the next level if the food was like the food at dillion beach better than your exceptations.
I’ve only been here once so far but it was enough to keep me wanting more and to post a review about it! The selection of oysters looked so beautiful. I had the pesto pasta and my boyfriend had the fish stew, we are excited to come back for lunch!
Really bad ventilation in the restaurant. Server wasn’t very nice.
We had a wonderful evening at The Shuckery. The staff were warm without being overbearing, the place is lovely (but LOUD), and the food was absolutely delicious. Sparkling fresh seafood in a lovely room, with a nice wine list -- that's all I need to have a great evening. And the fact that I was on a kind of honeymoon weekend with my spouse of 26 years, falling in love all over again, didn't hurt a bit. We ordered a chef's choice platter of oysters, which came out almost immediately (though we could see them being freshly shucked). They were succulent and briny and fresh, and the mignonette was lovely. We then split a salad of impeccably fresh greens, with goat cheese, walnuts, and very thinly sliced beets, in a light, slightly sweet, lovely vinaigrette. Really nice balance. Then we split an entree of steamed mussels and clams in a fennel and white wine broth, which was served with grilled baguette. Perfectly balanced and we slurped up every last bit of the broth with our spoons. Topped off the meal with a pear bread pudding. Serving was quite small but super delicious. Great service throughout. I would go back often if I lived nearby and my wallet could accommodate! It wasn't super pricey, but for us it was special occasion pricing. But it lived up to every penny spent.
The oysters were delicious, the halibut was dry. Overall, I thought the meal was overpriced for what we got.
Great dinner! As always. My wife and I live in Petaluma and always love eating at The Shuckery.
Birthday & Anniversary
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!
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.
Loved the modern industrial decor and acoustic music playing while enjoying a nice wine blend and seafood dinner for a date night.
Great menu, fantastic food and even better service. Go and enjoy!
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.
Good food and great service, parking is tough but available with a couple of loops around the block
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.
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.
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!
Excellent clam chowder!
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.
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 👍🏻
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.
Food was fresh and delicious
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.
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.
Our server was outstanding. We appreciated her attentiveness, kindness, and excellent service.
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.
good food, knowledgeable service, gluten free options for those with gluten intolerance
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.