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.'
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Diner temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
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.
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
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)
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!!!!
Went for a date a way from the baby and had a lovely dinner. The grilled halibut was delicious!
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
Extremely limited menu. Food was good but way overpriced and skimpy servings. Bar drinks were awful.
Was disappointed with limited menu selections, but we understand this is because of
Covid-19. Food and service excellent as usual.
Room was freezing, small menu, no bread, no ambience
Un sitio con estilo, la comida buenísima. Un acierto
Good food and service
So good that I went back the next evening!
Excellent Sablefish and scallops! Tuesday night. Waitress was superb!
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.
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
Great food, we also tried 4 different kind of the baked oysters Service was impeccable.
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.’
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.
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!
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
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!
Thank you for your kind words! We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again, very soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
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.
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
Great service & food. Was seated at a preferred/requested table courteously - even when it originally wasn't available.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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
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!
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
The food was great. Our server was very knowledgeable and had good recommendations. We had the calamari appetizer and appetizer sized chopped salads. We shared the oysters and opted to try a half dozen raw and a half dozen cooked. We were able to try two different preparations for the cooked oysters. We had read reviews that mentioned the blueberry blackberry pie for dessert, and that was definitely the star of the show. The portion was more than enough to share.
Thank you for dining with us and for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate your detailed and kind review and are so pleased you enjoyed the food and service. Please visit us again soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
When I made reservation I requested a specific table and didn’t get it. Caesar salad was very mediocre.
Raw oysters were good and smoked oysters were ok. Chocolate cake tasted good, but was so enormous, that it was a bit off putting.
Thank you for dining with us at Shuckers. We apologize that your visit did not meet expectations and hope to have another opportunity to serve you. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
Slow slow service. Probably was just our waitress but food was delicious
Thank you for dining at Shuckers and for sharing your experience. We are pleased you enjoyed the food and apologize for the slow service. We hope we can wow you on your next visit. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
Service was terrific. Very nice oysters to start followed by an excellent Caesar salad. The sablefish was was perfectly prepared. Ended the meal with an two scoops of ice cream that was flavorful and creamy. Especially the cappuccino chip. The last word gin cocktail was superb. Highly recommend the restaurant.
Thank you for dining with us at Shuckers 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
Great oysters. When we were there there was no music which was odd. The food was good, not as good as what we had anticipated though. Left feeling a bit underwhelmed.
Thank you for joining us at Shuckers. While it seems you enjoyed your oysters, we apologize if we didn't meet your expectations otherwise. We would love an opportunity to exceed your expectations and hope you will visit us again. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
We've been to Shuckers a number of times, and have liked the place. This time, for a reason unknown to us, and with the restaurant not even half full, the young man seating us placed us next to a family with 2 small children. When I asked for another table, he said the table he showed us was the table they'd chosen for us and they were expecting a full house. As if that had anything to do with anything. There were a number of other tables for 2 available, and I'd made a reservation, so why not seat us at another table? Within a half hour, he seated 3 other couples at the other tables. I think that person needs to be trained that if someone would like another table, they should be accommodated.
We sat there for at least 10 or more minutes when our waitress rushed over to tell us our drinks orders should be available soon. Of course, no one had taken our order--she'd been misinformed and thought we'd been taken care of for the moment. Having said that, our waitress was lively and engaging, and we liked her very much.
My husband's salmon was delicious, he said. My fish and chips were less successful. The breading around the fish was rubbery and pasty, as if it had been sitting there since the lunch serving. It just wasn't my night.
I'm generally pretty easily pleased, but forcing us to take a table we didn't want began the evening poorly and it declined from there. When we left, there were fewer than 1/3 of the tables filled, far from the 'full house' the guy at the front expected. Shuckers, don't offend someone who's in front of you in order to save better tables for someone who may not show up. Bad judgment.
Thank you for your patronage to Shuckers. We apologize that your last visit did not meet expectations. Thank you, as well, for taking the time to share your experience. We value this information and hope you will give us another opportunity to provide excellent service. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
Great food and the service was top notch. We were able to get a late reservation on a Thursday night and would def go back.
Thank you for joining us late on a Thursday night, and we hope you will visit us again soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
Great atmosphere, attentive staff. Good seattle locale
Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Shuckers. We appreciate you taking the time to share. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
According to our food server, Shuckers had a substitute chef this night. Either he could not follow recipes or he decided to improvise.
The Oysters Rockefeller were not even close to the menu description and had to be sent back.
The fried oysters had a strange batter which was awful and we sent them back too.
Our food server was apologetic and did the best she could but our night was pretty much ruined by this bad experience.
We have eaten at Shuckers many times over the years and the food has always been spot on- but not on this night.
Thank you for sharing your experience. We apologize that we did not meet expectation but appreciate and value the information. We will share this with staff. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
Food was fantastic. Some of the best crab cakes and scallops we’ve had, but service was pretty slow and our server wasn’t that attentive. I’d go back since the food was exceptional.
Thank you for you informative review. We're pleased you enjoyed the food and apologize that our service was not to standard. We hope to offer you better service on your next visit. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
cannot beat the fresh oysters. Noise level a it high because folks were having a good time. Wine selection OK, prices as per Four Seasons. Our waiter, Michael, after a mere 17 years there was excellent, outstanding, and personable. A professional !!
Thank you for you kind words and thank you, especially, for mentioning Michael. I will be sure he sees your comments. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
Our waitress Adel (I hope) was fantastic. Excellent service! Oysters were wonderful! Meal great. Just a little disappointed their menu has shrunk and become more a bar menu than a restaurant menu Ambiance as always vibrant!
Thank you for choosing Shuckers and for mentioning our server, food and ambiance. We apologize that you are disappointed with our menu and appreciate you sharing. We hope you will join us again soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
IMO best seafood in Seattle. Nice selection of oysters. Chefs are brilliant fish cookers. Always excellent. The service is perfect, knowledgeable and helpful.
Thank you for your generous review. We appreciate your kindness and for taking the time to share. And, of course, we hope to see you very soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
The food and service were excellent. We started with the calamari and the steamed clams. My wife and I shared the sablefish, while my daughter had the fish and chips. Wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable,
Thank you for dining with us at Shuckers. We appreciate your kind and descriptive review and hope that you will join us again soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
Shuckers is rated 4.4 stars by 2005 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.