Shuckers

4.1
2018 Reviews
$30 and under
Northwest
Shuckers Oyster Bar is open Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 5-9pm beginning July 15, 2021.

About Shuckers Oyster Bar
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 pre-eminent oyster bars.

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
What 2018 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.1
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4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.7
value
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food4service3ambience4

We had a 7:30 reservation and they were already out of oysters.

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Alex
Portland
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

We went for an anniversary dinner. The website made it seem more upscale. The server was in a full suit. Many people were in shorts/graphic tee shirts. They were totally out of oysters and the service was pretty slow. 40 dollars for 2 crab cakes was a pretty bad deal for a restaurant that was closer in ambiance to an Applebee’s than any sort of fancy dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We had a fabulous host, and the location is great. The food was below average and incredibly overpriced. The oysters were really small…and for $44, you’d expect some substance.

I probably would not recommend this restaurant to friends.

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LyndyS
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal. Great service. Would certainly go there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience3

It was just their 4 day of being open however , they had a brief menu and no bread service. The offerings were fine but the cam chowder I had was not up to the quality of before.

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Bartba97
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A good but very short menu, also very limited wine list (and no draft beer) as Shuckers gears back up after having been closed. Service was superb and we really enjoyed the experience.

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vipSara
Seattle
129 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu but delicious! So happy they are open, we have missed them .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The menu is still quite limited due to the limited capacity. But the features were delicious! The restaurant also had blackout paper on the windows while we were there due to protests the previous week. It felt pretty dark and strange as there was no natural light.

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LisaM
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very limited menu. Food nothing special. Salmon special good but could get at any Seattle area restaurant. Husband had Dungeness Crab Pasta, which was really just Mac and Cheese with a hint of crab. Listed as an entree but felt like a side dish.

Only 2 dessert offers. Chocolate Lava cake was merely dense chocolate cake with chocolate sauce. Not a lava cake.

Service was slow and we felt like we were more of a nuisance to the staff.

Understand Covid-19 impact and restaurants running on limited staff to manage costs, but we were charged the same.

Do not recommend.

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PNWFoodie
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to meet our kids for my 52nd birthday

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BobbyS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, service, and nice place for quiet dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I really enjoyed our experience at Shuckers. Everything exceeded our expectations. The staff was amazing, the food was delicious, and the ambiance was perfect. We look forward to our next meal there.

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Experience2017
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thrilled to find the restaurant open. The menu though extremely limited offered some tasty items. The chowder is still exceptional⭐️. Staff is doing a commendable job while working with various constraints. We are longtime Shuckers diners and our dining event was special because we we’re dining with a dear friend who has been tucked away for over a year.

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vipcher48
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so nice. All safety protocols were handled. We could tell they were happy to be open, even though it’s only two days a week. We felt like very special guests.

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Cathy
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The menu was too small. They are known for oysters and did not even have a baked oyster choice. Service started off well but then our waiter walked by us at least 10 times when we were done waiting for a check. My husband's wine glass had been empty for 20 minutes and they were not crowded so not sure what the problem was. I would not recxoment shuckers until they get back up to speed

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Marc
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

No bread available (commercial checkers instead)
Very Small Oysters
No scallops on the menu
Clam chowder of average quality
Inappropriate glass for red wine
Halibut served with inappropriate heavy sauce (cover the delicate teste of the fish)
Glass of Tap water with strong smell of chloride, full of ice. (Typical US average pub)

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RaymondM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The oysters my guest thought was outstanding!! The bottle pinot noir was exceptionally good!! My entre fish and chips was particularly good!! My guest requested scallops which she indicated best she had ever enjoyed!! They appeared to sauteed perfectly!! All and all the meals were certainly enjoyable and OUTSTANDING!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Thanks to the staff who worked hard to make the dining experience wonderful. The menu was limited but still provided great options and it was delicious.

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Sweetmonster
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a date a way from the baby and had a lovely dinner. The grilled halibut was delicious!

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MarcellaM
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered crab cakes, halibut and steak.
Crab cakes- average and delicious. The sauce is outstanding!
Halibut- Served in a bowl with a sauce under, it has a bit of kick but I thought it was delicious.
Steak- My husband ordered medium rare, for my taste it was too chewy so I ate the halibut, he said it was really good though.
Ordered a martini- Glad I only ordered one to share, we drank in the hotel before coming down and it was mighty strong!

Would come again

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TomS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Extremely limited menu. Food was good but way overpriced and skimpy servings. Bar drinks were awful.

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vipSeatac57
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was disappointed with limited menu selections, but we understand this is because of
Covid-19. Food and service excellent as usual.

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PaulS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Room was freezing, small menu, no bread, no ambience

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vipOpenTable Diner
Monterrey
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Un sitio con estilo, la comida buenísima. Un acierto

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Daniel
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good that I went back the next evening!

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vipMike
Chicago
140 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent Sablefish and scallops! Tuesday night. Waitress was superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here every time I come to Seattle. I am always treated like an old friend and everyone goes out of their way to say hi and ask how I’m doing. The service is absolutely impeccable and they are so attentive in all the right ways. The food is always great but it’s the service that has always kept me coming back again and again.

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Timbo
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Shuckers before Brandi Carlile and the Symphony .. Wow, What a great start it was... Scallops and Risotto was fabulous... the Crab Salad was wonderful... Even our Hamburger lover was so impressed !! Service was sharp and well done.. and reservations were awaiting .. Thank so much

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MichelleC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, we also tried 4 different kind of the baked oysters Service was impeccable.

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vipjohnn
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This restaurant used to be a quintessential Seattle experience—uniquely offering world class seafood with a touch of class and representative of the five-star hotel it is privileged to be a part of. Now it comes across as just another ‘off-the-street’ high-faultin over-priced restaurant trying to get it right. What a shame. This was our special place for more than fifteen years for lunch on a Saturday, and I mean lunch. Now it’s just character less. The quality of the food is subpar and overly salty, the service is well-meaning but inattentive, the portions sparser with the oysters being smaller. Symbolic of the diminished soul of a place and not someplace I would ever recommend to a traveler as a ‘taste of Seattle.’

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent. Service was fine. I made reservations for just myself and the host asked if I wanted to sit at the bar, which I didn’t since it was loud and I was dining solo. Plus I made reservations..
I asked for a small table tucked away and he sat me in the bar on a high top right next to the Specials Board overlooking the entire restaurant.
It was super awkward.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an exceptional restaurant! From the woman who took our reservation to the hostess and bartender we were treated like family. But most of all Darla, our waitress made our night. She was the waitress we have ever had! The food was fantastic too!

Shuckers
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! And thank you, especially, for mentioning Darla. We too think she's wonderful and will be sure that she sees you review. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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vipCaroleS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always happy to dine at Shuckers. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable and do everything to make us feel welcome. We’ll be back soon!

Shuckers
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again, very soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Wonderful experience with the exception of the oysters Rockefeller which my wife was disappointed with. There must have been a different preparation than what we had experienced back East. Otherwise a great meal and overall experience. Thanks again. We probably should have spoken up but it was Valentines Day and didn’t want to let it spoil the occasion.

Shuckers
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you for joining us on Valentine's day. While it seems you enjoyed most of your visit to Shuckers, we apologize that you did not enjoy the oysters Rockefeller. We would love to serve you again and hope you will join us soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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MattB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & food. Was seated at a preferred/requested table courteously - even when it originally wasn't available.

Shuckers
Responded on February 28, 2020

It was a pleasure to serve you. Thank you for joining us at Shuckers and for taking the time to share your thoughts. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Poor service. Waiter was not knowledgeable about the food or drink menu and brought courses out poorly timed. Rockefeller oysters were bland. Salad was bland and underwhelming. Derby Bird cocktail was refreshing and pleasant.

Shuckers
Responded on February 28, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are disappointed that we did not meet your expectations but appreciate the opportunity to learn and improve. We hope you will visit us again so that we may have a chance to wow you. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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MarkP
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I appreciated that although my party arrived 15 minutes early to our lunch reservation, we were able to be seated straight away. Thank you for a wonderful lunch. Great, friendly service was a compliment to the outstanding meal itself.

Shuckers
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you for joining us for lunch and for taking the time to share your experience. We are grateful for your kind words and hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Suggest they will hire waiters know their menu well, and know how to calculate basic math. Half dozen of oyster at happy hour is $2×6=$12, not $19!

Shuckers
Responded on February 14, 2020

Thank you for joining us for Happy Hour at Shuckers. We apologize that our service did not meet expectations, and appreciate you bringing this to our attention. We do hope you will join us again soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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StevenK
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our daughter and boy friend to Shuckers to celebrate her birthday. We had the clam chowder and halibut and chips...it was fantastic! Jenny and Robb had oysters on the half shell as an appetizer and mussels as a main course and they were very satisfied. Our waiter was quite attentive. The overall experience was great!

Shuckers
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for celebrating your daughter's birthday with us at Shuckers. We are so pleased you enjoyed the food and service and appreciate you sharing. We hope it will not be another year before we have the pleasure of serving you again. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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FAQs

Shuckers is rated 4.1 stars by 2018 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.

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