Shuckers

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Seafood
Boasting the beautifully carved oak paneling and unique tin ceiling of the haberdashery it once was in the 1930's, Shuckers is one of Seattle's oldest and most pre-eminent oyster bars. With a daily menu featuring a selection of fresh fish and seafood, Shuckers brims with 13 different kinds of oysters prepared nine different ways and features local artisan microbrews.

The Zagat Restaurant Survey coins Shuckers as a 'Seattle classic' that is one of the 'best seafood restaurants in town' with 'great ambiance' and 'excellent service.'
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Tokyo
13 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lightly dusted with flour panfried oyster were excellent. Crusty outside, juicy oyster inside, full of flavor. Seafood chowder not as flavorful as the one I had elsewhere. Excellent service.

F
Portland
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great downtown location and classic dark wood ambience.

GS
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our evening at Shuckers was just what we had hoped. A cozy table by the window, a server with lots of personality who knew the menu intimately, good selection of wines, a manageable menu and delicious food. Gauging by the number of patrons, Shuckers is popular with the locals and, given our experience, it's no wonder. Our next visit to Seattle will include another evening at Shuckers.

DF
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Oysters were outstanding! Sweet and cold and the dipping sauces were excellent. Service was great and we had a perfect table right by the window. Desserts were to die for! Chcolate cake was the bomb. Will definitly return.

OT
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Derrick’s Birthday. The restaurant made it special for him.

The food was great and the service, impeccable.

Thank you so much!!

MB
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

While the food was good, there was a noticeable decrease in the size of their cocktails. We ordered lemon drop martinis, and each of us had two. The second was much smaller in volume than the first. Also, the drink sizes have decreased since the last time we were there a few months ago. Not much for the cost.

AS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyable, but there are lots of oyster places that are better and cheaper. Entree (scallops) was ho-hum and pricey.

LY
Detroit
18 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great service, oysters only mediocre, disappointing. Good desserts, everything over priced.

Shuckers
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your honest review. While we are pleased that you enjoyed some of your visit, we apologize for any disappointments. We hope you will give us another opportunity to wow you. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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B
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

Shuckers
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you! Please join us again very soon! Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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JS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Fried oysters were excellent. Love the ambience. I would definitely return.

Shuckers
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding our food and ambience. We appreciate that you took the time to share. We sincerely hope you will return soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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KF
Vancouver
116 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shuckers is our go to place whenever we get to Seattle. Great atmosphere, seafood and oysters are awesome! Service is excellent as well! We will be back!

Shuckers
Responded 7 days ago

Welcome back to Shuckers! Thank you for your kindness and for choosing us when you are visiting Seattle. We look forward to serving you again soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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r
Miami
341 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were amazing. The clam chowder perfectly balanced. The fish was fresh and delicious. Great service.

Shuckers
Responded 7 days ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed dining with us at Shuckers. Thank you for taking the time and sharing. Please join us again very soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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Boise
39 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I once flew from Paris to Seattle and then went straight to Shuckers to have fish chowder. This trip I was in Seattle for three days and ate there twice. So should you!

Shuckers
Responded 7 days ago

What an exciting story! Thank you for sharing and a HUGH thank you for choosing Shuckers! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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TH
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darla was a fabulous server!!! A real sweetheart and very knowledgeable!!!!

Shuckers
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to acknowledge Darla! As we all know, positive reinforcement is so rewarding and encouraging. I will be sure that she sees your kind words, and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again very soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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NH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing fresh Oysters, loved the food.

Shuckers
Responded on November 14, 2019

Thank you so much! That is exactly what we hope to hear. We appreciate that you chose Shuckers and thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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J
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. I had the special Grilled Octopus and it was incredible. Scallops were really good too!

Shuckers
Responded on November 14, 2019

We are grateful that you took the time to share your experience and really appreciate your kind words. Please return and dine with us again very soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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L
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

It really sucks being on medications that don't allow me to imbibe because I know that reduces the bill when dining out and service level typically falls flat. I try to make up for it by always ordering an appetizer or two, even if it is just my wife and I. We had oysters, calamari, a cup of chowder, entrees, dessert and coffee. The calamari is a very generous portion and all items tasted fine. But the service really sank the evening. Server reached across our faces multiple times without ever offering a polite "pardon my reach" and I almost said something, but it was my wife's birthday and we were staying at the hotel so I didn't want to exacerbate the situation. Speaking of birthday- I had mentioned that in my Open Table reservation- ZERO acknowledgement from anyone. And server made none of the normal introductions expected at a place like this. How about, "Welcome to Shuckers! Are we celebrating any special occasion? Have you dinned with us before? Yes=Welcome back! No=Welcome! Do you have any questions about the menu?" These are simple basics and this server was completely asleep at the switch. I still tipped 20% but it wasn't earned; not by a long shot.

Shuckers
Responded on November 1, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. Please accept our apology for missing the mark in several different ways. We appreciate the opportunity to review this information, learn from it and improve. Again, thank you for sharing your experience. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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JM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the classic setting, cozy, warm, great service great food for our lunch visit

Shuckers
Responded on November 1, 2019

Thank you for choosing Shuckers for lunch and for your kind words. We hope you will join us often. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Heard about this place from the concierge at the hotel I was staying at. I’m so glad we took a chance on this place! If you like seafood (known for their oysters), then you need to eat here! Great drinks, delicious food, and a complimentary dessert for a birthday. Service was excellent! It was a bit noisy so be prepared for a very energetic ambiance.

Shuckers
Responded on November 1, 2019

We're so glad you took a chance on us and joined us to celebrate a birthday. Thank you for your kind words and taking the time to share your experience. We hope you will visit us again the next time you are in Seattle. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal and great ambiance. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. I would go again!

Shuckers
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for dining with us at Shuckers and for sharing your experience. We appreciate your kind words and hope you will come again very soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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T
Portland
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a solo dinner and it was an incredibly pleasant experience. The staff to care to assess my seating options, were professional and efficient. The good was excellent. The scallops on pea risotto was exceptional.

Shuckers
Responded on October 29, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your dining experience at Shuckers. It helps us evaluate our performance. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to serve you again very soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Annoyingly slow service, I ordered a bottle of wine but wasn’t available, the server didn’t offer another one instead or come up with any sort of solution.

The second bottle arrived after 35 minutes we sat down.

Ordered 2 starters and 2 main courses and some oysters.... the food come all together, I mentioned to the server that we wanted first the starters and than the mains.
He offered to keep the mains warm for us in the kitchen... I declined his offer as I like to eat my food freshly made.

I mentioned everything to the manager which didn’t seem to care to much... I was explaining what went wrong but she stop the conversation saying “ I’ll comp a bottle of wine” I kindly declined the offer as I just wanted to be listen and improve my experience...

We paid full bill and we would never come back here again or recommend this place to anyone.

Shuckers
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your visit to Shuckers . Excellent service is what we strive to be known for; therefore your feedback is extremely important as it enables us to continually improve our service and provide a memorable experience to our valued guests. I do apologize that we did not meet expectations. Make West, Director of Food & Beverage

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JH
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks so much! The food was delicious, and the service was excellent! One of our favorite restaurants when we visit Seattle.

Shuckers
Responded on October 24, 2019

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit and appreciate that you chose to dine with us at Shuckers. Thank you for taking the time to share, and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good experience, though the crab cakes were disappointing

Shuckers
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you for the honest feedback. We will certainly take it into consideration. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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F
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent fried oysters and sides! Brian our waiter was courteous and helpful.

Shuckers
Responded on October 24, 2019

We appreciate your kind words and for sharing your experience. Thank you especially for mentioning Brian. We will be sure he knows. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

They have changed the menu since I last ate at shuckers. Had the crab cakes and they were too thick and a bit bready inside. The old recipe was better. Also, there are now fewer options on the menu. Have been coming here every couple months for years(pre-theatre dining) and this was the first mediocre meal we have had at this restaurant. Disappointed.

Shuckers
Responded on October 24, 2019

Thank you very much for your detailed review. We will take your experience into consideration. We truly hope you will give us another opportunity, in the near future, to have a more positive visit. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a fantastic meal here! From the time we walked in to the time we left, everything was really good! The only two things that brought it down for me was that our server disappeared towards the end and we waited a little to long for our check, and my buddy got the scallops and for 34 dollars I think it could have used another scallop on the plate, 3 seemed a bit to little. But I will say the beer battered fish and chips was some of the best fish and chips I’ve ever had! I would recommend this restaurant!

Shuckers
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thank you so much for your detailed review. While it seems you enjoyed most of your visit, we do apologize for the parts that did not please. We really appreciate you sharing the whole experience and look forward to welcoming you soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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FS
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

After a long absence, my wife & I decided it would serve us well to go to Shuckers before heading over to the 5th Avenue for a show. All we can say is shame on us for staying away for all these years! The fantastic whole trout, amazingly fresh oysters, Louis salad and crab cakes left us wanting more and trying to figure out when we could return! The only complaint was a careless server moving to fast and getting hit by a butter knife which required me to go clean up the butter or tarter sauce that got on my shirt with no apology from the server.

Won’t let that get in the way of eating tasty fresh seafood! Thanks Shuckers!

Shuckers
Responded on October 17, 2019

We are grateful you returned after a long absence and appreciate you taking the time to share. Please accept my apology on behalf of the server. We truly hope you will return again and allow us the opportunity to wow you with our service. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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KS
Louisville
10 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the service amazing! We’d go back.

Shuckers
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thank you for choosing Shuckers and for taking the time to share. It is always motivating to receive positive feedback. Please visit us again soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent! We will definitely be going back very soon!!!

Shuckers
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thank you ever so much for your review! We will be delighted to welcome you back very soon! Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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e
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, table and service was fantastic. Shuckers is consistently great. It is a family favorite.

Shuckers
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thank you for your loyal patronage and for bringing your family to Shuckers! We hope to continue to serve you for many years to come. And thank you for sharing your thoughts. We truly appreciate it. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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NB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food- my husband loved the steak so much he ordered a second one!
Enjoyed it immensely!

Shuckers
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words! We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your dinner and truly appreciate you sharing. Please come again very soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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KJ
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was disappointed the small seafood Louie was off the menu.

Shuckers
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We apologize for your disappointment and will consider the options, as clearly you enjoy the Louie salad. With appreciation, Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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BB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We were highly anticipating our visit and have to say were disappointed at the meal. $38.00 for roughly 2 -3 ounces if Halibut is not appropriate. We ordered the appetizer crab cake at $24 and could not find any crab.

The only thing saving this from a completely negative review was the cake they provided to acknowledge my wifes birthday. It was very good.

All in all we were very disappointed and cannot recommend it to trip advisor or anyone else

Shuckers
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thank you for choosing to celebrate your wife's birthday with us, and we're pleased you enjoyed the cake. We too are disappointed and apologize that you did not enjoy the rest of your meal. Thank you for taking the time to share as it gives us an opportunity to reflect and improve. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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S
Seattle
96 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment

Shuckers
Responded on October 16, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Shuckers. We hope that dining with us will always be a pleasure. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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JS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The oysters were amazing. Burger was delish. Love the ambiance and decor which seems like early 1900's(?) tavern/bistro.

Shuckers
Responded on October 15, 2019

We're so glad you enjoyed the food and ambiance. Fun fact: the beautifully carved oak paneling and unique tin ceiling are part of the haberdashery it once was in the 1930's. Thank you for taking the time to share. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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SR
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Convenient and quiet. Food was unremarkable. Service was excellent.

Shuckers
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience. We're pleased you enjoyed the service, but apologize that the food did not meet your expectations. We do hope you will give us another opportunity. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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C
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything. Great spot!!!!

Shuckers
Responded on October 14, 2019

Thank you so much! We really appreciate the feedback. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great oysters and seafood chowder. Entrees were just ok. Service was fair.

d
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary, and we were seated at a table next to the window. It was an intimate setting. Our waiter could not have been more attentive. The food was outstanding. We will be back again.

Shuckers
Responded on October 14, 2019

Happy Anniversary! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us at Shuckers and for sharing your experience. We truly hope you will be back again before your next anniversary. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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