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Shuckers, Seattle, WA
Shuckers, Seattle, WA
Shuckers, Seattle, WA
Shuckers, Seattle, WA
Shuckers, Seattle, WA

Shuckers

4.7
4.7
2350 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

8:00 PM


Booked 13 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

What 2,350 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle

    Seafood

2,349 Reviews
  1. PamelaH

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A classic restaurant with warm carved woods, giving an inviting and comfortable atmosphere. Excellent food, exceptional service, beautiful presentation, perfect martinis, nice wines, oysters. We will be back soon.

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  2. JohnR

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service, BAD pan fried oysters! Sour and my wife was sick after.

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  3. RyanandLiz

    Cancun

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely loved our experience at Shuckers! We had the sweetest little lady as our server, wish I would have gotten her name. Older gal with a darling personality. Our food was top notch. We had a wonderful encounter with Mama Lee who greats you upon arrival. Can't say enough good things about this place! Highly recommend. We had too many oysters to count. The scallops were out of this world! We'll be back for sure. Thanks for a wonderful experience that we'll never forgot.

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  4. Andrea

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love going here for their oysters, crab cakes, and scallops when they are on the specials. Their oysters are so fresh we had 3 rounds. So good!

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  5. Cathe

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Definitely a good place for dinner before the Seattle Symphony! Delicious, prompt, and great atmosphere. Reservations are a must.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. Highly recommend anyone that is looking for high-quality oysters or anything seafood related.

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  7. Ezra

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a lovely Valentine's dinner at Shuckers! Food was fantastic and the service was excellent.

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  8. BillL01

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice plance to have a dinner for any special events. Delicious food and good service.

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  9. MaryannC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shuckers was everything that I remembered it being from pre-pandemic times and maybe even a little bit better. We went early on Valentines Day and had a great time. While it wasn't really loud, it doesn't pretend to be quiet and romantic. It was better than that! It was upbeat and even though it was crowded, the service was excellent. We will be back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals i have had recently. Service was outstanding.

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  11. JohnN

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a Seattle downtown favorite and has been in business for 40 years. Live the ambiance, the food and the prices

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  12. Seatac57

    Seattle

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am writing to thank you for the quality of service provided to us by our food server. I believe her name is “Lhelen” but not sure. We sincerely appreciated her efficient, gracious customer service, the level of detail, knowldege, and recommendations were spot on. Lhelen is a true asset to Shuckers.

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  13. MaiB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience, superb service and beautiful food.

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  14. juliecowing

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic, romantic, meal. Delicious and terrific service

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  15. Lojo

    Seattle

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Kevin was our server and he was impeccable. Our food was excellent, with great wines. We will return! Our only complaint is that the booth seats sink down and can be uncomfortable.

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  16. MistyMay

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice cozy dining room with PNW atmosphere. Reliably good food and friendly staff, excellent bar too!

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  17. Ctwo

    Washington DC

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Raw Oysters were outstanding, but the stars were the pan fried oysters, which were the best I have ever experienced. Martinis a bit on the small side, but the wine and bourbon pours were generous. Apple crumble dessert was most satisfying.

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  18. Lynn

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been fans for years so when we get into Seattle we make sure we reserve a table. We of course have a favorite table and server after all these years but there is no bad spot in this warm, cozy space. The food is always amazing and from the minute you walk in you are definitely their guest.

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  19. LMGree

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent meal (raw oysters, crab gratin, scallop dinner and crème brûlée dessert), served by a knowledgeable and fun waiter. We loved the “old world” ambience and a noise level that permitted easy conversation during our meal. Excellent! We will be back!

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  20. ElizabethC

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the amazing staff and always look forward to returning when we're in town.

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  21. CarolPms

    Tampa

    154 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Be mindful — this place is IN a hotel. Food was OK, overpriced oysters, tiny martinis, distracted server. Tables are WAY too close together. We would not go back.

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  22. DavidH

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    You asked if it was a special occasion. I said yes, a birthday. Nothing was acknowledged and we paid big for dessert

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner from drinks to food. All around wonderful experience.

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  24. LindsayB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Clean, great food, fast service, loved our experience!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and comfortable restaurant in the Fairmount Hotel. We sat at the bar and the food and service was amazing.

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  26. Laura

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shuckers is a nice place for ambience but the lack of choice for holidays is sad. We won’t be back for the price and lack of oysters.

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  27. Gwendolen

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food would have gotten a good review at a diner. At a fine dining restaurant it was uninspired and tasteless. The most prominent taste in the green bean casserole was bouillon cube. Not chicken broth, bouillon cube. The service was friendly and charming. In fact, the service was warmer than the food.

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  28. DanielH

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my go-to place for autumn and winter holiday meals, though now that they offer prix-fixe meals only on the actual holidays, I choose to go a day or two early so that I can order from the full menu. But a delightful old-fashioned wooden interior, great service, and superb food make this a terrific destination.

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  29. EveH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was unmatched. Every course was cooked and timed perfectly for our celebration dinner.

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  30. nancym

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of four had a wonderful evening. Our waitress was outstanding and the wait staff was great-very accommodating. The food was great and we will return. Thank you, Shuckers!

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  31. KarenF

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m never eating oysters anywhere else in the world! I have been here several times and have never been disappointed once! My daughter had the steak because she doesn’t care for much seafood and it did not disappoint! Very tender! They also let us split a bowl of clam chowder that was to die for! Our waiter couldn’t have been any better! I’m going back soon!

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  32. TimR

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The seafood and service was incredible. Never disappointed.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere is great. But it’s ALWAYS about service, and Jim is awesome. Thanks Jim!!

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  34. KimB

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service and food! Would highly recommend.

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  35. MaddieAteHere

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service, but the food was very lacking. Flabby, mealy shrimp, so-so baked oysters. Even the dessert was underwhelming. Great waiter though.

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  36. MarquamG

    New Orleans

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The oyster dinner was disappointing. The breading was thicker than the oysters.

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  37. WalterC

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and good. Server was great to recommend splitting some items as it would have been too much food

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  38. Maureen

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood. The salmon was delicious, and enjoyed the Apple crisp.

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  39. ScottE

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shuckers is our go-to location for dinner before a show at the 5th. The service is always outstanding. It can be a bit loud due to the tight seating.

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  40. JimS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Spent a week in Seattle, and Shuckers was definitely the dining highlight. Rishi delivered the best service we had all week. The cioppino special is not to be missed, and the scallops with polenta and pear butter were a spectacular as Rishi promised. We will definitely be back!

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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 4.7 stars by 2350 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 13 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–Thu 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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