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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

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (28)
Good for a Date (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
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Bar Seating (19)
Casual (17)
Authentic (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Romantic (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Fun (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Seasonal (7)
Healthy (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (4)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

What a lovely place for me and my friend visiting seattle

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

We were in town for a business meeting and stopped at Shuckers because it was convenient to our hotel and recommended. We went back again the next night because the food and service was exceptional.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous food and attentive service made for a lovely experience. The oysters were to die for!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Terrific food and loved our server Christopher.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Love their seafood chowder. Best I’ve ever tasted! Great service. Delicious food. Can’t go wrong with Shuckers.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 6, 2018

"SHUCKERS" was absolutely the best seafood we had in Seattle. My wife and I each chose items off the Daily Board and thanks to our server "Jim" determining our likes and dislikes we were not disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We’ve been to Schuckers many times and tonight it just seemed average. Greeting at door wasn’t overly warm, server wasn’t as sharp as previous experiences we’ve had and other than the raw oysters, which were fantastic, the rest of the meal was average at best. There’s a lot of good places to go in Seattle and we always have slotted a spot for Shuckers but I think the next time we are in town we will probably visit some other places and give than a try. I hope this isn’t a sign that Shuckers is slipping because we really liked it there in the past.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our food was delicious and cooked perfectly. The service was impeccable. Thank you for a wonderful meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food is fresh, the presentation is attractive, and the service is attentive and friendly. Chris is a particularly fine server and a pleasure to deal with.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Awesome Sunday brunch before a Seahawks game - great food, our server was excellent, and the oysters were amazing.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Cozy
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Overall great!

Food was good , drinks were good, service was good

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our table was ready at the time our reservation booked for. Hostess was very pleasant. Our waitress was promptly at our table, took our drink orders and returned very quickly. She gave us time to peruse the menu and came back, took our order and it was up in no time at all. Overall this was a most pleasant experience as neither of us had been to Shuckers before and both of us plan to return again.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Grabbed quick dinner on Christmas Eve. Clam Chowder is excellent
Good wine list and atmosphere appealing

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had been here a couple months ago for a wedding dinner and wanted to return for a Christmas weekend dinner. My wife and I ordered different items from our previous visit and were just as happy. There’s a nice wine list by the glass, so we weren’t limited to something that only paired with one meal.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I chose this restaurant because I love the ambiance and the food. My husband and I have gone there several times over the years and enjoyed it. This occasion was dinner with out of town friends and I thought it would be beautiful downtown and in the hotel lobby for Christmas lights and decorations. When I made the reservation, I asked for a table for four in a more quiet and cozy corner where we could talk and enjoy our dinner. I made the reservation well in advance so expected as much. However, they seated us right out in the middle of the room with wait staff running by us and lots of people moving around and noisy. Not to mention, we were there early and sat in the bar and spent $$. They were almost 30 minutes late in seating us! Ughhh!! Probably not the right choice for what I expected.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We met for Friday before Christmas lunch. Beautiful decorations in the hotel. Delicious seafood lunch, attentive and helpful wait staff. Great for fresh seafood!

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had a birthday dinner for four. A terrific waiter, a terrific menu, love the oyster options, fresh fish selections & drinks were excellent... 3 martini drinkers one microbrew drinker. Great vibrant vibe @ Shucker's... it's an institution in Seattle. Been there forever, love it!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent service, great food. A wonderful Pacific Northwest dining experience and good for any occasion!

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

First time - will be back! Great service and a lovely spot before a show at the Fifth Avenue!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The staff was very kind and went out of their way.
The crab cakes were salty and just OK, but I would not get them again here.
Trout was the best meal of the 3 of us. Brussel sprouts were the best.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Grain salad and berry pie were great. Cozy atmosphere; we got to know our neighbors.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Met some friends for dinner while we were in town and fortunately made reservations at Shuckers well in advance. Nice upscale atmosphere and good food and service. Fairmont prices but worth it.

We were staying at the hotel and did stop in for quick bowl of soup for a light lunch and that was very good. Would highly recommend the mushroom appetizer, which was outstanding. We enjoyed scallops and the salmon for dinner, both prepared perfectly.

I would go back if staying at the property, which was done up nicely for Christmas.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We love going to Shuckers. The seafood is excellent, and the interior warm and cozy. My husband is allergic to candle smoke, and this restaurant does not burn them. It’s expensive, but worth it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Shuckers is my go-to place when I am in Seattle. The food and service is always top notch. My friend and I had dinner on a Friday night. It was very difficult to have a conversation as the noise level was extreme. But people are warm and friendly. If you want an intimate meal,
this is not the place. We just talked loudly to hear each other!!! Hahaha. Still had a great time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun
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·Dined on December 11, 2017

It was a shame I picked this restaurant based on your yelp review. I had the mussels which tasted like water and wine no flavor whatsoever, we ordered the chanterelles they were over cooked , dried out and chewy and the halibut my friend ordered was over cooked as well. My girlfriend filled ou the survey when she paid a young lady came to our table to ask us about the meal. Needless to say she apologized and hoped we would try them again. I had to laugh after she left since that is all she said. Needless to say the lack of response told me everything... you will never see me back and of course I will share my experience with others.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Nice ambiance and adequate service but the meal was overpriced for the food quality. Bland halibut without any interesting sauces or taste. Other fish dishes also prepared without embellishment. Would have ordered the scallops but they were about $38 for 4. Steep. If I want bland food, I can certainly accomplish that at home. Appetizers were more interesting and tasty. I had the octopus. Cocktails were quite good. Other than returning for drinks and appetizers, I won't be back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was poor from the hostess seating us, to the table service. Waited 25 minutes before our drink orders were taken, no water refills, and two of our party never received water. Crab cakes were good, but dry, had to ask for more sauce...which was sparingly applied to the plate to began with. Not the usual Shucker's experience.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great food -- great service; my new favorite spot in Seattle.

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

One of my favorites. Great atmosphere and excellent food. Down-to-earth menu and reasonably priced. Can be crowded but they still handle with ease.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Romantic, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Loved this place!!

They had some great choices of oysters one their menu that were absolutely delicious and fresh!

Good drinks, nice atmosphere and great food.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Overall service was good, until we were rushed to leave our table. We still had a few bites of our desert left and they took it away without asking if we were done. Also I got very sick from the clams linguini.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We are high Shuckers dining fans and often take out of area friends to enjoy dinner. We also have favorite wait staff at Shuckers.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

It was cool.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Regular to this place and it is consistently good. Great atmosphere. Good crew and well prepared food and appropriately timed service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I had a lunch with my sisters and chose Shuckers because of its convenient location in the Fairmont hotel where I was staying. The ambience was warm, lots of wood and comfortable spacing between tables, and fairly quiet. The service was excellent—friendly and attentive. I wish, however, they had steered me away from the Dungeness crab melt which was under inspired. The crab was abundant but not very flavorful, the presentation was drab with a blob of melted cheese atop the crab, a thick tunafish looking spread, atop a square piece of toasted white bread that was somewhat soggy. The garlic wedges that came as a side were, by contrast, crisp and tasty. Note I stayed for a good hour and a half and we had a great and comfortable conversation after the meal that went without interruption. So A+ on service but a C on food. Note that while mine could have been better, my sisters liked their salad and sandwich respectively but I probably won’t be back.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The service and food is equally exceptional!! A must to visit if you're in the city! Thr Olympic baked oysters are to die for!!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Came here for dinner. If not for the overall quality of the food, which was excellent, this would be a much lower rating. Seafood we had (oysters, salmon, crab cakes, and scallops) were all fresh and prepared just right. Nice balance of flavors, the seafood was not overpowered. However, the portions were quite small for the steep prices. Then, the service was pretty lacking. Our waiter was inattentive, seems disengaged, didn't provide details about the dishes, etc., and didn't really check up on us as we dined. Really brought down the experience and value for the money. Will not enthusiastically recommend but not saying you should completely avoid it either.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was good but the value is bad. The restaurant was okay ambiance but not amazing

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My friend and I had dinner before we went to the 5th Avenue. Everything was great. Love the way they do the fresh fish board and the options. We came here several months ago and it was much quieter then. This last time it was a lot more noisy. Still great food, wine and service.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The fish & oysters are always delicious. The Louie’s should have prawns, not shrimp.

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