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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 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.'
Seattle, WA 98101
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Self and Valet parking available at the hotel.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We were very disappointed with our dinner. We had reserved a certain table about month before. When we got there we checked in and went and waited at the bar. We saw our table was being bused then they seat a couple there. So we asked the hostess what was going on she went and got a manager who told us those people had just requested the table. The same table we were waiting for. So they told us sorry for the confusion and refused to move them. If it had been earlier we would of left and went somewhere else. The food also wasn't that great. Way smaller portions than before and the waiter hardly came around. Super disappointed and we will never go back or refer anyone to go.
After many visits over the years our experience was truly disappointing. The menu has been condensed to the point of no longer being unique. Worse yet was the preparation. This was a place we truly loved going to. Now it’s just a way below avg restaurant. We used to always recommend it but no longer will. How sad.
Shuckers is a family tradition now: our first night in Seattle, the whole family gathers for a great seafood meal. The oysters are wonderful; there is always a great variety of fresh --very fresh!--fish; and this time we tried the Dungeness Crab Mac & Cheese. WOW! There is always a happy buzz and a good wine list. Consistently, our visit to Shuckers is a lovely evening.
Only send someone you don’t like to this place, never got seated. Arrived 15 - 20 minutes early, told I could not be seated until then. Time to sit went back and was told at least an additional hour.
Was packed, probably way over fire code allowance and exrteamly loud.
I’ve never been this ticked at a restaurant this much before. Went to Seattle for Honeymoon, selected this place....MISTAKE
The oysters were not fresh. The oysters Rockefeller in particular tasted like they were made a while ago. Crab Louie salad was just ok. Very sad - it was an anniversary dinner and I brought my husband here because he loves oysters and we are staying at the Fairmont. Bummer and maybe just an off day.
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