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Shuckers

4.5
4.5
2140 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Boasting the beautifully carved oak paneling and unique tin ceiling of the haberdashery it once was in the 1930s, Shuckers is one of Seattle's oldest and most preeminent oyster bars.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    4th Ave and Seneca Street

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available at the main entrance of Fairmont Olympic Hotel off University St. Self parking available in Olympic Garage on the corner of Seneca St. and 5th Ave.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,140 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Seattle

    Seafood

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  1. B

    Bestdine

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food portions were small for the price.
  2. JR

    JudyR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful, dark wood ambiance. Our waiter had fabulous suggestions and was very attentive. The king salmon was delicious; the oysters did not seem as fresh as other restaurants we’ve tried in Seattle.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bartender was awesome
  4. j

    jdub600

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Shuckers fresh seafood board (menu) never disappoints. We tried the halibut and swordfish, both of which were excellent. We passed on the usual raw oyster appetizer, and tried the shrimp cocktail and crab cocktail, instead. Both were very tasty, although the shrimp cocktail was a little more substantial.
  5. MY

    MerrilY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been loyal fans since 2014 and Shuckers always is consistent and predictably yummy… Shuckers has it all, ambience, friendly/attentive service and yummy food!
  6. A

    Arfurjob

    London

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Proper use of the fantastic local seafood and produce. Really nice atmosphere and decent service . The wine list was a bit limited. That’s the only reason why I didn’t give the full five stars . At this price point the wine list could do with a little attention . Great meal though and we will return when next in Seattle
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First trip to Seattle
  8. ML

    MarkL

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great quality restaurant in down town Seattle. Oysters which are small compared to some but extremely tasty. Get 12 to share. Cocktails and beer also good.
  9. RA

    RyanA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, attentive service. Excellent shrimp cocktail and caesar salad. Good wine choices as well.
  10. JL

    JillL

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    food ok— better in past- chef did not snap woody end of aspargus off salmon not much flavor chocolate torte hard and not good
  11. O

    Outoftowner

    Salt Lake City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Amazing that the place has the same vibe as we experienced 30 yrs ago. Pricey but worth it.
  12. JV

    JeannieV

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    It was a very busy night and we had theater tickets to the 5th Avenue. I was unable to secure a table at 6:00 and had to settle for 6:30. Our server was aware of the time issue and was amazing at getting our order completed in an expedient manner. We were able to enjoy our food and arrive at the 5th Avenue with plenty of extra time.
  13. p

    patti

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and as always a good choie for fish. The wedge salad was good and the halibut fish and chips were awesome. Very crowded and noisy but fun nonetheless.
  14. L

    Lynn

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Shuckers! The service is always amazing. Jim is our favorite! This guy is a well oiled machine but the most personable guy. The oysters are always our first choice. From a landlocked state we crave these local treasures. But the entrees are always fresh catches and delicious. The Halibut was so good. Simply seasoned and moist. The black and blue tart can’t be beat. Blackberries and blueberries with sour cream ice cream. Who could pass that up?
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rishi our server was outstanding. This was our first time at Shuckers and his knowledge and selections for dinner were fabulous not only for the amount but also the variety. We would recommend asking for him by name.
  16. LD

    LeslieD

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our service was excellent and we loved the old building/setting.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    I appreciate the service and musical conversation with the maitre’ d - one we finally were sat. I am immensely appreciative of the round of drinks as an apology for the delay. I always appreciate too notch customer service and this was definitely top notch customer service. I thought the salmon were underwhelming and not as advertised. I ordered salmon and was told that was one of the top 3 choices to get. The salad it came with tasted like he worst version of a cole slaw I’ve ever had. The outside top of the salmon was grilled and tasted good. The middle was bland and tasted undercooked. I didn’t finish the meal and left hungry. I don’t love dropping $150 for dinner and leaving hungry. Prices do not reflect quality in food or the quantity in food.
  18. H

    Harleygirl

    Mississippi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. Service was excellent. Starting with the host and on to Our server was amazing. The food was wonderful!
  19. P

    Pretties

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place, the food, cocktails, service and ambience was amazing!
  20. AA

    AdrianaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! A classic seafood preparation done perfectly. Everything was great.
  21. LM

    LisaM

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great. Employees were incredibly attentive and nice. Food prices were reasonable and food was delicious. We will definitely go again when we are in Seattle
  22. R

    Ruth

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a nice dinner in the early evening. As the restaurant filled, the noise level did rise, but we still we able to have a good conversation. The ambiance was delightful.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try their fresh daily seafood and raw oysters!
  24. j

    jimm

    Seattle

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best scallops in town! Crab cocktail so fresh & excellent flavor. Darn good fish & chips! Great beer selection and wines. Highly recommend since we’ve been going for years!
  25. d

    dineasap

    New England

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The oysters were delicious the crab cakes were not! A bit pricey
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Really disappointed. I ordered the King Salmon and it was so plain & basic with no seasoning. Food was served cold. The bread was ok. That’s about it.
  27. JS

    JimS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Please fix your menu and return 100% of it to where it was before the pandemic or we will stop coming after 40 years
  28. E

    Eric

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good, not great. Service was good but maybe too quick. Only big complaint is that they add a 3% fee on the bill to help pay the kitchen staff. Our server did tell us it was on the menu when questioned. I went and checked the menu and she was correct, it was on the bottom of the menu in tiny print. If the restaurant needs the extra $ to pay their employees please just raise the prices instead of adding on an extra fee!!
  29. IS

    IrishSetterLover

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waited a little while after I was seated, but that was the only bad part of the meal. Started off with baked oysters—very tasty. Moved onto the clam chowder which had bacon in it. Also, excellent. Main dish was the scallops—tender, buttery, and cooked perfectly. The beer selection was all local and kinda weak. The wine selection was good but pricey, even for a single glass. Excellent food, excellent service. Glad I stopped.
  30. DC

    DanielC

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, "old world" atmosphere. Great bar, attentive service and fresh seafood. One of our favorite restaurants in downtown Seattle!
  31. DF

    DianeF

    Miami

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    VERY expensive 48$ for a dozen TINY oysters, cocktails were 20$ and weak, he Halibut ((48$) was about 3-4 ounces, dried out and “fishy” tasting NOT WORTH THE MONEY!
  32. r

    redbluff

    Charleston

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Somewhat limited menu. Quick service. Good food. Pricy but may be usual for area.
  33. J

    Johnny555

    San Diego

    155 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    155 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for a ballgame and needed a surefire place for a great seafood meal. Found it at the Fairmount/Shuckers. Buttoned up and no surprises, just great drinks, service and food!
  34. GC

    GermanC

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excelente lugar y servicio. Muy bonito. Súper buena atención. Thank you Cristian.
  35. CA

    CarolynA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has a lovely window seat & enjoyed dinner before going to the 5th Ave. Wonderful service
  36. A

    marcA

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Very expensive entree: 6oz salmon for $44 before tax and tip!
  37. LK

    LizK

    Berkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic. Oysters divine. Just gorgeous. Shrimp popcorn divine. Fish and chips divine. Scallops divine. Honestly we loved it all. Black and blue pie soooo good. Our waiter was brilliant. Definitely recommend it!!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Oysters were great and so was the service. Highly recommend!
  39. F

    Foodie456

    Atlanta

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Excellent service but the food seemed very bland. I had ½ dozen oysters and the clam chowder. The oysters were very good and buttery but the soup was very bland although there were a lot of clams in the soup.
  40. M

    Mkos

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were here 9 years ago and the place has not changed. A landmark. Still the same high quality service and food. We will be back for some of the best seafood in Seattle for sure! PS. Try the sour cream ice cream and berry tart. It was sooo good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Shuckers is rated 4.5 stars by 2140 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 22 times today
Google Map for Shuckers

411 University Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th Ave and Seneca Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available at the main entrance of Fairmont Olympic Hotel off University St. Self parking available in Olympic Garage on the corner of Seneca St. and 5th Ave.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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