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.'
The food is always excellent at Shuckers. It was quite noisy the night we were there. I would personally prefer not to have the sports TV at the bar, which is attached to the restaurant, but I am probably in the minority.
Great find in Seattle! We stumbled on Shuckers while staying downtown. The oyster selection was great, our waiter, Jim, was very helpful and fun. Halibut fish and chips were a hit. Top of the night was the blackberry a Blueberry pie a la mode!
Excellent seafood in an old school setting.
Stayed at the Fairmont and had tickets for Westside Story at 5th Ave Theatre so seemed logival to have an early dinner at Shuckers. Wife ordered halibut with leeks and pancetta. It was extremely salty (I love salt an d I tasted it found it objectionably salty). It was returned to the kitchen and redone and was OK but $43 for a very small piece of halibut seemed a bit much. I ordered the fish and chips which were just OK with a thin slightly soggy crust. I've had a lot better. It was my wife's birthday and the crème brule birthday desert (no charge) was excellent.
We really appreciate your comments and thank you for taking the time to review your dinner. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. I do apologize that not all of the food was to your standards. I have passed this feedback to our kitchen. We hope you will come again and give us the opportunity to wow you. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
Undoubtedly, the best Oysters Rockefeller we’ve ever had! Food was delicious; we sat outside on the patio. Weather was gorgeous and the food was a plus!
Beautiful woodwork decor, great food (recommend the popcorn shrimp app and blueberry/blackberry pie dessert). Some upscale elements to the restaurant that make it feel special but not at all stuffy or showy. Great service.
Hello and thank you for the lovely review. Did you know that Shuckers was once a haberdashery in the 1930s? The beautifully carved oak paneling and unique tin ceiling are original. We're glad you enjoyed the food and service as well and hope that you will visit us again very soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
Shuckers has been doing a lot right for a long time. The food and service were impeccable. Our waiter, Jim was very attentive even though the restaurant was quite busy and it was a Saturday night. We had the Copper River salmon-cooked perfectly and presented on the creamiest polenta I have ever had. Definitely will return.
We would like to thank you, not only for taking the time to write a lovely review, but for your long time patronage. Thank you, as well, for mentioning Jim. I will make sure he knows. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. We trust we will have the pleasure of welcoming you to Shuckers very soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage
We were not given a good table even though we had reservations. The greeter was indifferent and we had to ask twice for better seating. The food was weird. I didn't finish my meal. It was like they were cutting corners which is a shame because their prices are high. It was a disappointment all the way around.
I had not been to Shuckers for dinner before. Mix of baked oysters and a few other appies made for almost a tapas style dinner. Great stuff!
The Best! Always.
I enjoy the traditional "old world pub" style of Shuckers. I have to say though they need to re-evaluate some of their approaches. The service: While our waiter was a great guy, he spent WAY too much time socializing with tables. We had a 5:15 dinner res due to a 7pm show. We barely got out of there at 6:45p.m. with just 3 people at the table. The oysters are amazing. (Raw that is). Their special was the copper river salmon and it was SO over-cooked. The polenta was soupy and flavorless. Very disappointing. Hubby had the halibut with a cream/leek sauce that was much better, and daughter had the fish and chips which was excellent. Also their New England clam chowder is one of the best in the city IMHO.
Three people - with wine and a dozen oysters was over $300.00 for what we had, the price was too high.
Had dinner before a show. We barely saw the waiter, but we received food and he wasn’t rude, so that’s okay, maybe just not what I would expect at this $$ level of a restaurant. The tables are very close together, so it felt like we were part of our neighbor’s conversations. I had to stop myself from joining in a couple of times. The seafood was delicious.
Great food! Oysters were fresh and delicious. Blueberry Blackberry pie is a must have
We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. Appetizer of oysters was delivered in short order and were wonderful. Waitstaff were attentive and the food was perfectly prepared. We will return on our next visit to Seattle.
Excellent creamy clam chowder and crab cakes. The baked casino oysters left a lot to be desired. Oyster still attached to shell and not a primo type.
Great food. Enjoyed everything we ordered.
As always - perfect food, perfect service. We Come whenever we can
Fantastic lunch at Shuckers and our guests were also very pleased. The Crab Louis salad was so very good and with a generous portion of crab. We always love their crab cakes and popcorn shrimp. And the chocolate cookies at the end were a special touch! Delicious. And the service was magnificent! Cannot wait to go back again!
Food was fantastic. Fish was excellent. Drinks were ok, large wine list. Service was fine, nothing extraordinary. I would definitely eat there again
Were in town and found Shukers close to our hotel. Food was excellent. I had a Halibut special that was outstanding and light and my husband had the scallops, also very good. My only issue was that the tables were very close together. Tried not to to listen to our neighbors conversation, but it almost felt like we were sharing a table. They were friendly and we did acknowledge each other and had a brief conversation, but would have like a little more space in between.
Great service, ambiance, and food. Would absolutely return.
Some of the best Dungeness crab we’ve ever eaten. Tori was a fantastic server. We would recommend and return.
Both plates of main course fish overcooked. It is not what you expect at this price level. Should not be allowed to leave the kitchen when too dry.
I was so disappointed. This is an iconic restaurant that I have enjoyed in the past. But wow, not a great meal this time. Started with salty bread; who knew that was a thing? Smoked oyster app was as good as always but Rockefeller was cream cheesy and tasted a bit pre-made. I don’t know - just disappointing. Louie salad was bland and while topping with crab (extra, by the way. Who calls it a Louie and it comes with no seafood? Oh. I get it. A hotel restaurant. Bland and gluey risotto. Over cooked fish. In Seattle?? Not acceptable. The restaurant is small and overcrowded. Got tired of being bumped into throughout the meal. Staff was lovely and efficient. And it’s iconic, but I am a local so I’d rather have a great meal than an experience.
We tried several items fresh & some to take away. Everything was tasty - cooked to correct doneness & seasoned well (including salt levels, nothing oversalted). Portions shade to large size. The oysters on half-shell were all fresh, light, & flavorful.
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