Shuckers

4.5
1783 reviews
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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 Restaurant Survey coins Shuckers as a 'Seattle classic' that is one of the 'best seafood restaurants in town' with 'great ambiance' and 'excellent service.'
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JM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever we travel to Seattle to visit our son, we always pay a visit to Shuckers for their Fish and Chips. Very consistent and once again, did not disappoint us! We'll be back in July with additional family members for our son's wedding in Pioneer Square.

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DO
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a great meal and evening with wife and her brother. The halibut was outstanding and we had a great server.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Okay food, great service little pricey for the food.

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BS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

NICE ATMOSPHERE, UNDISTINGUISHED CAESAR SALAD, GOOD BEER SELECTION, GOOD BARTENDER.

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BM
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The halibut with potatoes, leeks, pancetta, and jalapeno was excellent, as was the crab cocktail with Dijon cocktail sauce (delicious!). The 10 oz. Snake River Farms Wagyu strip loin with herb butter, wedge fries, and organic greens was done to perfection and the appetizer Caesar salad was HUGE! Our alcoved private table was quite nice (although the table was tippy so we had to put our feet on the legs to keep it steady) but the guests at the table next to us were so loud we couldn't hear ourselves talk and children seated in another area of the dining room made a lot of noise during the entire time we were there (this is no fault of the restaurant). We ordered two alcoholic libations and the glass of champagne was $12 more than the Martini call drink! The restaurant was aware that we were celebrating a birthday, yet no complimentary birthday dessert was offered (we ordered the Crème Brûlée and frozen Mud Pie - both yummy). Waiter service was good but not exceptional.

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GC
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special end to a flying trip to Seattle. A stunning venue, friendly and knowledgeable staff. The food was lovely from locally sustainable sources. A great evening.

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D
San Diego
48 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love this place, and try go have dinner here every time we come to Seattle. Outstanding selection of local oysters, a nice wine selection, great food in a classic dinning room. The beautiful wood bar is a great place to stop by for a drink or a late lunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Kevin was an amazing server! The whole staff was kind and welcoming. The food was also delicious!

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DS
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, friendly servers and they treated my 17 year old daughter to a special birthday surprise. They went above and beyond to make our night special.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The meals were good but not great as you would expect if seafood from a seafood restaurant. The salmon dish was different and probably correct for what they were trying to do, but I thought the salmon was over cooked. Also, people like king salmon because it is not fishy smelling or tasting,this dish seamed to some how make it slightly fishy.

Dinner menu was limited.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the oysters

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S
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding! Warm welcome, cheerful, attentive service, and incredible dishes. We had the oysters, raw and baked, a rather large appetizer Cobb Salad, and an incredible Blueberry-Blackberry Pie! Casual elegant attire - from sport coats and dresses to jeans. (Although, I wish guests would remove their caps/hats in such an establishment.) Fabulous find!

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Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good quality food

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Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best and most consistent seafood in Seattle

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

$44 for a dozen of tiny oysters was an absolute rip off. Elliotts have a much better (and huge) oysters rockefeller for only $16 (5 pieces). Salad was good. Fish was decent. Drinks were good and reasonably priced. Service and friendliness could be improved.

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Los Angeles
684 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way, shape and form. The lobster souffle special was fantastic and very creative. The rainbow trout was cooked to perfection. Darla, our waitperson is absolutely fantastic. She is the consummate professional in every way, shape and form. She is efficient, kind, courteous, knowledgeable and is just so wonderful. Her creative suggestions are par excellence. She is a true asset to this very fine dining establishment.

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TS
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went there for our anniversary and were given a quiet corner a d free dessert 😍 it was a perfect evening!!

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EE
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. We had a very nice family and the waiter made the evening very special.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best seafood in Seattle. Our server Jim was a pro

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CP
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have always enjoyed Shuckers, even way back when it was part of the Four Seasons Olympic. Food always lives up to expectations and ambience is very appropriate to this kind of establishment. We had a very seasoned, professional waiter who helped us with my birthday dinner on the 17th. Sorry but forgot his name. Will definitely keep going back to Shuckers when in Seattle.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice spot. I got there early (for lunch) and they offered me a paper to read -- classy touch!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We have been there a half dozen times and were always pleased. This was hopefully an off night as both the food and the service were just ok. Our shrimp was under cooked. When we mentioned this to the server he offered to exchange the couple we hadn’t eaten. Nothing terrible, but not the stellar experience we have had in the past.

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m
Tampa
46 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a wonderful experience we had. If ever in Seattle, I will re visit.

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C
Seattle
46 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Shucker’s is a good place to go before the theater, which we do at least once every season. The cobb salad was not a cobb salad as I know it. It was a big bowl of bibb lettuce, a hard boiled egg, grape tomatoes and avocado. Maybe it was the presentation that I didn’t like. The Green Goddess dressing was delicious. As well as the clam chowder. My friend enjoyed her fish and chips. The service was good.

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W
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shuckers is one of Seattle's iconic seafood restaurants. As one might expect they are generally known for their fresh Oysters. On our most recent visit I had the fresh caught Halibut Fish and Chips (OMG) and my wife had the fresh sheet special Halibut which was also amazing.
There just aren't enough superlatives to express how much this restaurant lives up to its reputation.

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t
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service excellent, food excellent, a little expensive and a bit casual for the type of hotel.

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T
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shucker's and our waiter Steve once again served up a terrific meal. Very attentive service. The food was excellent. We will be back.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

During our trip to Seattle we were looking for an enjoyable seafood dinner. After perusing trip advisor and yelp and reviewing the menu, we landed upon Shuckers. It was shown to be highly rated within the Seattle area. We arrived a bit before our reservation and were quickly seated. Note: Shuckers is located inside the Fairmont hotel, if we would have known this beforehand we would have picked another place. Once seated we were greeted by our server and ordered drinks. As we start reviewing the menu, it is different from the menu that was on Yelp/Trip advisor. Two individuals had wanted to try the Ahi Tuna, but settled for the Scallops. I ordered the burger, and another friend had the chef recommendation of the day Salmon and clams. Our drinks arrived and were good and a bit later the food arrived. Upon first impression, I felt horrible for my two friends that ordered scallops. The dish itself was $44 and there were 3 small scallops and probably a half of a cup of risotto. There feedback was the scallops were chewy and over cooked and the risotto had been drown in lemon. My other friend who had the Salmon and clams didn’t even eat his meal. He shared the salmon was over cooked and didn’t have a good flavor. Lastly, my burger was so salty I only had a few bites. We were very disappointed and expected more for a $200+ dinner for four. My recommendation if you are looking for seafood, there are better options.

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R
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Cramped. The server and people could not move. Redesign.

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Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Staff very friendly and accommodating. We went there for our wives birthday celebration. They gave us excellent complimentary desserts to acknowledge birthdays. They seemed to have a more limited menu from the time of our last visit. The restaurant feels a little cramped especially for 4 people. Also it can be quite noisy. Oysters and seafood was very good. My brick chicken was slightly on dry side but flavorful. Salads were very good.

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DP
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was wonderful, especially the roasted brussells sprouts (who would have known? :) Our server was also amazing - very attentive without being overbearing, never hovered around us, either. Wish we had had more time for dessert and coffee.

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K
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was looking for a good seafood restaurant in the Tacoma area, and this one seemed to have good reviews so I thought I would give it a try. First of all, Claire was an exceptional waitress, and the staff that greeted me was more than helpful. I even got the chance to meet and talk with the general manager. Bourbon selection is important to me, and Duke's did not disappoint. I had to try the signature clam chowder, and it was very tasty. The main attraction for me was salmon, and the stuffed variety fit the bill nicely! Complemented with a potato and vegetable medley, it was one of the best meals I've have in the greater Seattle area. My complements to the chef, and if you are in the area, give it a try!

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WW
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Our food was excellent, but our service was not so good. After meal coffee and tea were late and the coffee got cold before any cream arrived.

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GM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as it always is. Liked the new item, Dungeness Crab-Mac and cheese. Not a kiddie dish.

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R
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in Seattle for a conference. Met my cousin and her hubby for delicious oysters of many kinds at Shuckers. The food and service were superb.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Oysters were lack luster and pretty bland. We are oyster lovers and left pretty unimpressed. The service was slow though the restaurant was fairly empty. Not mention, we were crammed into a tiny table in the wall. The salad was the highlight of the meal.

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Really price

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BJ
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 3

My wife found a hair in her salad and I paid $44.00 for three scallops.

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MB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

My wife and I have dined at Shucker's many times over the years. It was a dependable seafood restaurant of the first order in a city where that means something. We invited long-time friends to join us on Saturday and we were very, very disappointed by the NEW Shucker's. We ordered fish and chips. The fries were room temperature and the fish batter was hard to cut it was so spongy. And the fish itself was dry and look reconstituted, even for halibut. Our server, Michael, was fine. But the meal was a BIG disappointment and we're unlikely to return. That's a real shame because it was one of our stalwarts.

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JA
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was as good as expected. Our waiter, Chris, was very observant of our needs, engaging and most helpful.

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