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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

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Local Ingredients (30)
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Good for a Date (25)
Business Meals (24)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Cozy (19)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Casual (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Authentic (13)
Romantic (12)
Worth the Drive (10)
Fun (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Seasonal (9)
Healthy (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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

Tags: Healthy
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·Dined 6 days ago

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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·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Portland)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Well, I always like this place. Unfortunately, my wife got very sick after eating the Scallops here a few nights ago Full disclosure, this is the first time ever happened to us at this restaurants. I hope it is an anomaly.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Super great service and tasty seafood

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Another great evening of excellent service and fine Northwest seafood at Shuckers. We really appreciate this place more and more over time. Classic, also current!

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Healthy seafood and sides. Very knowledgeable Waiter helped choose our oyster appetizers.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Great oysters and a really nice Happy Hour. Totally recommend this if you are in downtown Seattle and want a nice upscale bar to relax and decompress from the day.

Tags: Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of the very finest seafood restaurants you can eat at

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good food, s little expensive

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Overall good food and a good atmosphere. The only issue was that I had to wear my coat through out the meal due to the air conditioning blowing down my neck!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Dungeness Crab Mac and Cheese is to die for! Good daily selection of fresh fish.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wow! I came with my boyfriend Sunday morning for the Seahawks Game Day brunch. Over the next 2 hours we had 3 amazing courses, and bottomless drinks, and left feeling like it was worth every penny.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Montana)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Amazing oysters and fish. Service was excellent. Reservations a must.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Nice place to end the day. Very noisy but fun.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food was exceptional but service lager room for desire.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We are from Bellingham, but when we are in Seattle we love to visit Shuckers.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great food and good service. Nice wine list. Good place to dine before or after symphony concerts.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I found the food good but a bit pricey. Lots of noise on a Saturday night if your hearing is not as good as it used to be.
Great service, very good selection of wines. Not a "quiet spot" unless you go very early.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great Servis. We were served by Kevin. Exemptional food and ambience. The best experience so far in Seattle.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Good food, attentive service, libation, atmosphere and can have a conversation without yelling.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

One of the best seafood meals I have had in years.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

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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·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had a fantastic lunch. They honored a special request I made via Open Table, which I greatly appreciated. We were hosting colleagues from London and we had a great time. Thank you!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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