Shuckers

4.6
1696 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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.'
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Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A longtime favorite. Delicious food, nice warm ambiance, great service. Also, I am allergic to candle smoke so most restaurants are ruled out. Shuckers is just fine. The air is fresh and warm.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took a long time for the food to come and our table wasn’t awesome, but the server was a sweetheart and we had a good time.

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Hawaii
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service and Fabulous food.
I would highly recommend it.

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CV
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, wonderful service, great food and relaxed but elegant surroundings.

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DJ
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Christmas Early Seating - the waiter did NOT want to be there. My party of three (3) was barely tolerated. Courses were out of sequence & late. The oysters were fine to excellent. The starters & entrees were very good, once they arrived. Since it was a Holiday, I gave it more stars than deserved & the food was palatable. Will not return.

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CG
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice restaurant. Old school style. Tables close together so be prepared to hear your neighbor's conversations. Very friendly staff.

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TF
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve. Grilled octopus was amazing. Everything was fresh and wonderful.

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KE
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Underwhelming fish and chips, slow service, excellent oysters and salads.

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OT
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place to dine before a Seahawks or Mariners game.

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CO
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SERVER TORY IS EXCEPTIONAL. THANK YOU TORY! GREAT PLACE FOR OYSTERS.

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i
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

The service was as good as it possibly could be being that they needed at least two other waitstaff. Holiday season, and too few employees. Great food!

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B
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Appetizers grilled squid and oysters Rockefeller followed by Caesar salad and cup of seafood stew.

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ES
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 3 different hors d'oeuvres for dinner with a drink apiece and everything was wonderful. Our server was the most pleasant, friendly and efficient. Had a great time.

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L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Classic classic classic. I can’t find places like this anymore!

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L
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great! Hadn't been there in several years. Enjoyed it a lot! Fun time!

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely loved it!!

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JK
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific evening, always fresh n flavorful seafood. ..the ambiance is relaxed, very traditional .

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EF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Apathetic, slow service, inedible food. Horrible experience. I won't be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated on a table by the window. Our server, Larry was very professional and accommodated our needs.
The food came in perfect timing, delicious and fresh.
Everyone enjoyed the meal of their choice. The ambience was festive with the guests enjoying holiday lunches in groups.

The manager, Xandra came a couple of times to our table making sure everything was fine.

Shuckers is always a Perfect Choice.

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W
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Seems to be not as good as previous visits. Had salmon and it was flavourless and not very good.

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KB
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood Restaurant. Food and service was outstanding.

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i
Baltimore
47 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, delicious food, excellent wine list.

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OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The Thai coconut mussels were fabulous, we ate this as an appetizer with bread, yummy! We also shared the delicious cheesy crab Mac n cheese, & for dessert it was a berry type cobbler ala mode which was the perfect ending

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EP
Anchorage
51 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always seafood that is truly fresh, generously portioned and well but unusually prepared. My rainbow trout was served more as a steak (like a baked salmon) but was very tasty, cooked to exactly the right temperature. Good oysters as an appetizer....Fanny Bay was my choice for that evening. Service was over the top. Really a caring and engaging server.

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BK
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Oysters were the size of a nickel, my wife's salad had canned shrimp in it, and the mushrooms tasted like dirt. The waiter was a bit distant because we werent dressed in a manner where he thought he was going to be tipped well enough....he was wrong..his lose. I would never go back and will be sure to inform anyone to not waste they're time.

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D
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I made a reservation for 4 people Froday night 6:45 3 days in advance. My husband & I were staying at Fairmont Thursday & night. We actually had lunch the Friday afternoon as well with no reservation. We were given a table within 15 minutes. The lunch meal "Caroline's Corner " tribute was superb & a very good value.
Dinner was a different circumstance. We arrived 5 min early for our table. We are told table not ready so we sat at the bar to wait. The heavily tattooed hostess I found rude, dismissive, I kept & irritated at everyone. We sat at the bar and this lovely young man made our evening in the end. 30 minutes still no table. Finally tattooed girl came over and asked..."do you want to eat at the bar?. We agreed as she seemed to be telling us rather than asking. Which after scanning the room with obviously the right choice. Food & service at the bar was very good but I would be hesitant to set a reservation again with a hostess that seemed to be too heavily booking & controlling flow of customers.

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AT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Taste good! Just a little bit salty for me because I prefer less salty food.

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s
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and efficient, attentive service.

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KK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was marvelous and the service fantastic. Some of the best food I've had anywhere.

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E
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent oysters and fish. Nice wine list. Friendly (but not too) server and relaxed vibe. Disappointed that there wasn’t a whole Dungeness crab.

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LK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my husband to Shuckers on a recent visit to Seattle. We had excellent service and the food was awesome. We will definitely be back.

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NB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. Food was good. Only problem was that we were seated at a table right next to bar seating so those customers would push back their bar stools just a bit and run right into our table. Would request another table next time.

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R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving dinner was great. Although they offered the traditional turkey spread, we opted for fish and it was delicious. Highly recommend!

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T
Seattle
34 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

We have dined at this restaurant many times in the past for lunch and enjoyed it. This time we found the service very slow and the food very bland. Although it tends to be overpriced for dinner it probably is ok for business lunches.

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JA
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great meal and service, but, lacks creativity to move it up to the 5 star realm. If in Downtown worth a visit.

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L
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The oysters are best.
Fresh oysters and baked oysters are so great. I never had such a great oysters. Highly recommend. The red blend house wine and calamari fires, steamed clams also so good. It is one of my favorite restaurant in Seattle.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service and great food

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MW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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l
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had my sisters birthday dinner at Shuckers...Chris, our waiter was fabulous! Sis wanted oysters and he led us through explanations and wine pairings that were just amazing! We sat next to the window and watched Seattle go by as we celebrated the best birthday ever!!

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