Shuckers

4.6
2049 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 2049 people are saying
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Marghe
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very small and pricey menu, but food and service was excellent.

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BruceA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend in town with spouse.

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LeslieG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter, Rishi, was awesome. Very attentive. The food was spectacular. I had the scallops and my wife the salmon. Both cooked perfectly.

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Candy
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was so nice and the food was delicious! We went on on Christmas and the prime rib entree was fabulous!

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Gwendolen
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wait staff was attentive and welcoming. Chef graciously accommodated special requests. However, food had to be reheated and cooked veggies were way more crunchy than al dente. We would definitely go back, though.

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CarlaC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! We missed the Chocolate Fudge Cake and a more private table but everything else was as promised.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun festive atmosphere for a pre holiday dinner!

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vipSeaKB
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

We had dinner at Schuckers last week. Unfortunately, our dinner was disappointing. The restaurant seems to be suffering from the effects of COVID.
Our fish and chips were almost inedible, they tasted like something out of a grocery store freezer. The coleslaw and fries were fine but the chowder was basic. The drinks were small and pricey $16.00 for a cocktail. I hope they improve in 2022, as it always has been a favorite restaurant in the past.

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MH74
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The menu has been abbreviated and there is only one choice of oyster on the half shell. But the fish is of high-quality.
Additionally, the daily menu fish board has been eliminated and the choices are slim.
Service and food was very good.

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vipchuckanutMP
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

As always the food and service at Shuckers was outstanding. The service is professional and focused on ensuring that diners have a positive experience. However, it appears that management is more interested in maximizing the number of customers vs keeping the customers safe during this time of COVID. We have enjoyed eating at Shuckers frequently over many years but we were shocked at the number of very large tables of diners, the closeness of each of the tables which put every diner close to the next table. This does not make for a comfortable dining experience at this time. We will book a reservation again but if this situation continues will definitely have to cancel. That will be sad for us as Shuckers has been out "go to" place for many years.

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vipRiff
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with friends from out of town and picked a perfect place. Our table was ready when we arrived and our server was very attentive. Substituted our wine selection with a yummy choice and let both of ladies taste before serving. All our seafood selections - oysters, scallops and salmon were so fresh and prepared perfectly. The sides that came with the entrees could not have been better and the potatoes were great with the scallops and the polenta highlighted the salmon. Even though this is a pricey restaurant the entire meal - clam chowder, wedge salad, crab cocktail, lava cake, berries with cream and the entrees were well worth the $. Will definitely return to this classic restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrangements through Open Table were perfect. We all found something we loved on the menu which is not extensive but everything we ordered was fantastic. There is not one thing we’d change. It was a special night-
Thanks, Shuckers and Open Table!

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Gabe
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to eat in Seattle. Decor, service, and food were all excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely classic institution in a historic downtown hotel. Service is outstanding. Food is pricey but quite good and consistent, especially the oysters and chowder. For being downtown and in the Fairmount Hotel with all that charm it oozes, it’s worth it.

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Gabe
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Waitress was very professional. The cocktails were very well done.

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TimS
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Very limited menu and quite pricey (halibut $48??)

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LauraD
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Shuckers has changed their menu, seriously limited options, only one type of oysters and our favorite option of having them fried no longer available. Quality of the food served was lower than our previous experiences. Waiter just seemed genuinely annoyed the entire evening. Not sure what is going on, I miss the oldShuckers I use to know.

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BradA
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Wait staff was outstanding. It was a little loud in there, but understandable.
Had an enjoyable experience. Will come again.
Thanks Shuckers!

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vipAngelaK
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing oysters. The clam chowder is a must. The scallops were cooked perfectly.

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MargaretC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It's a seafood restaurant, so I suggest ordering seafood. The oysters, clam chowder, and crab louie salad were great. My husband's ribeye steak was not. I cook better steak at home and it doesn't cost me almost $50. I think they increased their prices during COVID. We were in town traveling, so I don't know how prices were before but they were a lot higher than photos posted on review websites. The staff were great, so I would come back for the convenience of it being inside my hotel and for the seafood.

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ScottM
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

During this time of Covid, the menu is very limited. I understand the challenges of remaining open, but worth noting.
Also, although no fault of Shucker’s, we experienced a chilling encounter with a drug addict shooting up at the entrance to the restaurant. The person became aware of a diner attempting to exit and became belligerent. Attacking the diner and trying to enter the restaurant. When will this stop in Seattle?

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LaurenM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A classic Seattle staple - great seafood (the best oysters in town) and lovely ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service! Will come back :)

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KristyB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I really liked the energy of Shuckers. It was buzzing with activity, the staff worked quickly and efficiently, the food was delicious and hot upon arrival. My martini was perfect!! We don't come into the city often, however, when we do we have expectations that it will be a great time. Shuckers helped kick off a fun and exciting evening. BTW, we had a couple extra requests/needs and the Shuckers staff was graciously accommodating which ensured the evenings start was a success.

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vipBMC1
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to have Shuckers open again. It's as good as ever. Great seafoods and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Menu is very limited. Quite expensive.

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vipCarmenA
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The menu was very limited. Great atmosphere but the food was just ok.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

As a regular customer to shuckers (pre- COVID) our experience was a huge disappointment. The service was amazing - but the food was bland , prices egregious, and the menu limited. $50 for 3 seared scallops- and charged for mediocre bread - spent nearly $200 on a meal that could get at Duke’s for half the cost. I think they need to figure out their identity and won’t be back until they do.

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KenS
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shuckers is an outstanding restaurant, well worth a visit—or many. And while I’m sure other staff are great, my personal experience with Darla was one of truly exceptional customer service.

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SUEW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shuckers food and service are Exceptional !!! We have been there multiple times and have always enjoyed Shuckers very much !!!
If you like oysters, this is the place to go in Seattle.

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RobertE
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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JuneS
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Intimate but busy restaurant with excellent service--thanks to the staff that greeted us and to our server, Kevin! Pricey but the amount of food included was worth it. Made for a memorable Thanksgiving!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful thanksgiving meal!

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LaurenS
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love dinner there. They are very nice and the food is consistently great.

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vipjkl1
Los Angeles
137 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very good seafood and burgers. Solid wine list. Excellent service.

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vipShotGun1852
Seattle
81 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food excellent. Service by kevin not as good as Jim. No boggy, but he asked if we wanted bread, we responded yes, bread plates removed to make room, bread forgotten? Wine pour a bit light.

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Molly
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything at Shuckers was wonderful - it had great ambiance without being dark, we were seated quickly and our servers were friendly and fun without making everything too casual. Struck a great balance between a high-quality meal without a lot of fuss. The clam chowder was excellent, salmon, fish and chips were perfection.

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GZ1057
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience, service, ambience food.

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Lin253
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Our waiter took an hour and a half to take our food order and we had to hunt him down for our food then our check. Food was amazing but our waiter was just a space cadet.

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vipShotGun1852
Seattle
81 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very positive. We were accommodated at the time and table requested. The service was outstanding. Thank you Jim. Good to see you again.

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Shuckers is rated 4.6 stars by 2049 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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