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About Shuckers

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 2005 Restaurant Survey coins Shuckers as a 'Seattle classic' that is one of the 'best seafood restaurants in town' with 'great ambiance' and 'excellent service.'

411 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Northwest

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
4th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 621-1984

Website:
http://www.fairmont.com/seattle/dining/shuckers/

Parking Details:
Self and Valet parking available at the hotel.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access

Special Events & Promotions:
Shuckers Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Shuckers Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (32)
Local Ingredients (30)
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Good for a Date (26)
Business Meals (23)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Cozy (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Casual (15)
Authentic (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Fun (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Romantic (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Seasonal (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
People Watching (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Super great service and tasty seafood

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·Dined 5 days ago

We were very disappointed with our dinner. We had reserved a certain table about month before. When we got there we checked in and went and waited at the bar. We saw our table was being bused then they seat a couple there. So we asked the hostess what was going on she went and got a manager who told us those people had just requested the table. The same table we were waiting for. So they told us sorry for the confusion and refused to move them. If it had been earlier we would of left and went somewhere else. The food also wasn't that great. Way smaller portions than before and the waiter hardly came around. Super disappointed and we will never go back or refer anyone to go.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Another great evening of excellent service and fine Northwest seafood at Shuckers. We really appreciate this place more and more over time. Classic, also current!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Healthy seafood and sides. Very knowledgeable Waiter helped choose our oyster appetizers.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great oysters and a really nice Happy Hour. Totally recommend this if you are in downtown Seattle and want a nice upscale bar to relax and decompress from the day.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of the very finest seafood restaurants you can eat at

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food, s little expensive

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Overall good food and a good atmosphere. The only issue was that I had to wear my coat through out the meal due to the air conditioning blowing down my neck!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Dungeness Crab Mac and Cheese is to die for! Good daily selection of fresh fish.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wow! I came with my boyfriend Sunday morning for the Seahawks Game Day brunch. Over the next 2 hours we had 3 amazing courses, and bottomless drinks, and left feeling like it was worth every penny.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Montana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing oysters and fish. Service was excellent. Reservations a must.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

After many visits over the years our experience was truly disappointing. The menu has been condensed to the point of no longer being unique. Worse yet was the preparation. This was a place we truly loved going to. Now it’s just a way below avg restaurant. We used to always recommend it but no longer will. How sad.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice place to end the day. Very noisy but fun.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was exceptional but service lager room for desire.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We are from Bellingham, but when we are in Seattle we love to visit Shuckers.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food and good service. Nice wine list. Good place to dine before or after symphony concerts.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I found the food good but a bit pricey. Lots of noise on a Saturday night if your hearing is not as good as it used to be.
Great service, very good selection of wines. Not a "quiet spot" unless you go very early.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great Servis. We were served by Kevin. Exemptional food and ambience. The best experience so far in Seattle.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Good food, attentive service, libation, atmosphere and can have a conversation without yelling.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Shuckers is a family tradition now: our first night in Seattle, the whole family gathers for a great seafood meal. The oysters are wonderful; there is always a great variety of fresh --very fresh!--fish; and this time we tried the Dungeness Crab Mac & Cheese. WOW! There is always a happy buzz and a good wine list. Consistently, our visit to Shuckers is a lovely evening.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

One of the best seafood meals I have had in years.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Only send someone you don’t like to this place, never got seated. Arrived 15 - 20 minutes early, told I could not be seated until then. Time to sit went back and was told at least an additional hour.

Was packed, probably way over fire code allowance and exrteamly loud.

I’ve never been this ticked at a restaurant this much before. Went to Seattle for Honeymoon, selected this place....MISTAKE

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The oysters were not fresh. The oysters Rockefeller in particular tasted like they were made a while ago. Crab Louie salad was just ok. Very sad - it was an anniversary dinner and I brought my husband here because he loves oysters and we are staying at the Fairmont. Bummer and maybe just an off day.

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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had a fantastic lunch. They honored a special request I made via Open Table, which I greatly appreciated. We were hosting colleagues from London and we had a great time. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Good welcome, taken straight to table, friendly and informative waiter, good choice of food and wine and good food. Bit pricey though.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Shuckers is one of my very favorite restaurants in Seattle. It makes a great business lunch or special occasion place or cozy bar stop. The staff always make me and my guests feel special and the quality of the food is excellent. Wonderful variety of NW seafood. Cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Just such a nice place. Enjoyable from start to finish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Casual, Healthy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Only two negative are the table’s are very close together and the table legs leave no place for your own feet. Other than that, service by Jim was great, food was excellent.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Pub like feel. Enjoyed our lunch here. Food & wine were very good.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 9, 2017

very good service & wine recommendations.
a tad pricey but definitely good food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 9, 2017

good food and our waiter Jim S was excellent. Been a while since we had a good waiter. Food was good. Love the oysters.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Quality of food and service has gone down, in addition to cleaniness

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

food is always good and the service is always great

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Wonderful Surprise! It was the last day of a 12 day vacation in Vancouver and Seattle for me and my sister. My sister did not want to go out for dinner, but I convinced her that a Subway sandwich was a sad end to a great vacation. She agreed and I scrambled to find a restaurant so late in the day on a Friday night in September. Shuckers had a table available and within 30 minutes we were in the beautiful Fairmont Olympic hotel having dinner.
My sister ordered the fried chicken and I had the halibut. Both were excellent! We had the blueberry blackberry pie for dessert and loved it. The food was fantastic, the service was on point and the restaurant is beautiful! It was the perfect end to a fabulous vacation. Thank you, Shuckers!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Went here on a date but unfortunately didn't receive very good service. We didn't see our waiter after we ordered until we got the bill, he was friendly though. My food was ok, not worth the price. My dates salmon was undercooked and she didn't eat much of it. Will not go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We live in Vancouver and travel to Seattle a couple times a year and always come to Shuckers! The food is great and our favourite server, Jelena, always makes it extra special for us. ❤️❤️❤️

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Yosemite)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Good seafood, interesting menu. Very inadequate table for comfortable dining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We had a great meal, and service was first rate. We have been to Shuckers several times. This time however it was already quite crowded at 5 p.m. and the noise level was downright obnoxious. This was largely due to a large party and the people were talking at the top of their voices, bordering on screaming. Fortunately for us they left about half way through our meal, then it was great even though there were even more people there.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Very good seafood and very good service. Excellent place for business meal and happy hour too.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Seasonal, Worth the Drive
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 18, 2017

My son and I went to shuckers after finding it online. He just moved to Seattle and we were looking for a good seafood restaurant. We arrived a little early for our reservation and had a drink at the bar while waiting. We had been out in the city (and rain) sightseeing all day and it was good to see that although the restaurant was quite fancy most everyone was dressed casual, so we fit right in. Once seated at our table we ordered an appitizer, then dinner. The food was just excellent, service good and atmospher cozy and warm. All in all an excellent meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual
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