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.'
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.
Had a great meal and evening with wife and her brother. The halibut was outstanding and we had a great server.
Okay food, great service little pricey for the food.
NICE ATMOSPHERE, UNDISTINGUISHED CAESAR SALAD, GOOD BEER SELECTION, GOOD BARTENDER.
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.
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.
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.
Kevin was an amazing server! The whole staff was kind and welcoming. The food was also delicious!
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.
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.
Loved the oysters
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!
Good quality food
The best and most consistent seafood in Seattle
$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.
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.
We went there for our anniversary and were given a quiet corner a d free dessert 😍 it was a perfect evening!!
Fantastic food and service. We had a very nice family and the waiter made the evening very special.
Best seafood in Seattle. Our server Jim was a pro
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.
Very nice spot. I got there early (for lunch) and they offered me a paper to read -- classy touch!
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.
What a wonderful experience we had. If ever in Seattle, I will re visit.
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.
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.
Service excellent, food excellent, a little expensive and a bit casual for the type of hotel.
Shucker's and our waiter Steve once again served up a terrific meal. Very attentive service. The food was excellent. We will be back.
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.
Cramped. The server and people could not move. Redesign.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Excellent as it always is. Liked the new item, Dungeness Crab-Mac and cheese. Not a kiddie dish.
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.
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.
My wife found a hair in her salad and I paid $44.00 for three scallops.
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.
The food was as good as expected. Our waiter, Chris, was very observant of our needs, engaging and most helpful.