Shuckers

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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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 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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TG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Great service but King Salmon was terrible. Not flaky and flavorless.

M
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! Food was great. Thankfully it was not crowded so our food cane quickly!

Shuckers
Responded a day ago

Thank you for the kind words regarding our service and food. We're glad you did not have to wait long. We hope to be able to serve you again very soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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SA
Nagoya
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The interior and lighting are calm and the atmosphere is good, and the staff who serve them are also very kind and helpful. The food is ample and the seasoning is great. When two people were guided to a table for four people and handed over a table to the next group on the way, they suggested that dessert be served from the store. Great response.

Shuckers
Responded a day ago

Thank you for dining with us at Shuckers and for sharing your opnions on the ambiance, food and service. We hope you enjoyed yourself enough to return and visit us again. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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S
Vancouver
57 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely crab cocktail: huge amount of fresh Dungeness crab! Efficient service.

Shuckers
Responded a day ago

Thank you for dining with us at Shuckers and for your kind words. Hopefully you can visit us again soon for more crab or to try something new! Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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GP
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Had two types of cooked oysters and they were just OK. The scallops were great but you only get three. Had the Lemon Drop and for a $15 drink, I would like to have my glass filled! Overall, it was fine, definitely NOT outstanding and not worth the prices they charge!

Shuckers
Responded a day ago

We appreciate your informative review and apologize that your experience at Shuckers did not meet your standards or ours. We hope you will give us another opportunity to be "outstanding" and have the pleasure of serving you. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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MS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Very pleased with the meal. The restaurant could definitely use some updating, but all the food we got was extremely good and we were very pleased with the eats. Service was great as well. She helped a lot with picking our first try at oysters. They were delicious!

Shuckers
Responded a day ago

Welcome to the world of oysters! We're so pleased you enjoyed them and hope you will enjoy many more. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Shuckers. We appreciate that you chose us and hope you will return again. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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WW
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The waiter was terrific, the food was excellent with the mussels and clams superb! We were visiting for a Seattle football game and it was wonderful evening before game day!

Shuckers
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you for choosing Shuckers before the game. We appreciate you taking the time to share and so glad you enjoyed the food and service. We hope to see you again throughout the season. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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MN
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The staff is just so welcoming, friendly and helpful. The food is always great it’s a warm and comfy environment that you can just sit and enjoy!

Shuckers
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you for your kind and generous words! We're so grateful you enjoy the ambiance, service and food, and we consider our guests to be central to that environment. Please come sit and enjoy frequently! Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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OT
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful wonderful experience and amazing service. Every dish was amazing.

Shuckers
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you for your kind words about our food and service! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again in the near future. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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JS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great appetizers and great service.
The house cocktails are very good, try the New Fashioned, their take on the classic Old Fashioned

Shuckers
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you for joining us a Shuckers and for writing a review. We've just launched some new cocktails and appreciate the positive feedback. Please come back often and try them all! Did you know we have our own Olympic Honey Vodka made with honey from our rooftop apiary? It's delicious. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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w
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Very good service and dine.

Shuckers
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you. We appreciate you choosing Shuckers. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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T
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was great, but smaller portions. Service was outstanding. We sat outside on the patio and I was brought a blanket when it became a bit too cold. The wine list was great as well. There isn’t too much ambiance as it’s inside the Fairmont and on a busy street corner, but it was a nice spot.

Shuckers
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you for joining us at Shuckers and for sharing your experience. We hope you will consider us again in the future. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Mediocre and noisy

Shuckers
Responded on 10 September 2019

We're sorry you did not enjoy your time at Shuckers and hope you will give us another try. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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DR
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great food.. house smoked oysters were the best

Shuckers
Responded on 10 September 2019

Thank you! We're so pleased you enjoyed the food and smoked oysters. Please come again soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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BH
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Underwhelming experience for a highly rated place. The bread was plain tasting, the seafood chowder was fair, the scallops were okay, the sorbet had a creamy texture to it, the waiter had to be reminded to bring the glasses of wine.

Shuckers
Responded on 10 September 2019

We apologize that you did not enjoy your experience at Shuckers but we appreciate the information and will use it constructively. Hopefully you will give us another opportunity to provide a favorable experience. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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RW
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Generally, you get what you pay for. Lots of attentive knowledgeable friendly service. They had an oyster specialist with which we consulted with about the various oyster varieties. All this in downtown Seattle. Easy walk from the library which is a nice place to visit too.

Shuckers
Responded on 10 September 2019

We appreciate you taking the time to share and for your kind words about our staff, as well. We hope you will visit us again when you are downtown. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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DM
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Oysters were forgotten and late. Mains put on the table before appys were done. Waiter didn't refill wine glass once. Food was tasty. Been here 8 or 8 times in past 10 years. Might be the last time at that price point.

Shuckers
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share. While we're pleased the food was "tasty", we apologize that the service was not up to standards, especially if it's been a while since you joined us. I will share this with staff, and we hope to be granted another opportunity to welcome you. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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M
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and wait staff were great. Had to be one of the best steaks I have ever eaten.

Shuckers
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you very much for your generous review. As always, it is so rewarding to receive positive feedback for hard work. I will make sure staff see you kind words. Please visit us again very soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

First: all staff were friendly, courteous and attentive!
Second: food was very good with the exception of the starch: mac n cheese was bland and the toast for the mussels was hard as a rock. Everything else was fresh and very tasty.

Shuckers
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you so much for your honest review. It is really appreciated. While it seems you enjoyed most of your visit, I apologize that not everything was up to standard. I do hope you give us another opportunity to "wow" you. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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JE
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Terrific clam chowder and nice to be able to eat outside on a summer day in downtown.

Shuckers
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you for joining us at Shuckers. We're glad you were able to enjoy your clam chowder in the, often, beautiful Seattle summer. We appreciate you taking the time to share. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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OT
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful restaurant !! Great ambiance . Clam chowder is fabulous . Oysters too. Everything very fresh. Loved our waiter !! Highly recommend

Shuckers
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you so much! We really appreciate you taking the time to share such kind words. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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DL
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very pleasant pub and a delicious fish and chips. Good beer. Server very attentive and very nice

Shuckers
Responded on 9 September 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine at Shuckers and for taking the time to share. We appreciate your kind words about the food and service. We look forward to serving you again. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

High quality oysters with a large variety of options, all of which were delicious. Blueberry blackberry pie was also incredible, service was great.

Shuckers
Responded on 4 September 2019

Thank you for the detailed review and for taking the time to share. It helps us know what we're doing right! Hopefully you can join us again soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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Portland
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service. Great food.

Shuckers
Responded on 4 September 2019

Thank you very much! Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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S
Seattle
93 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and delicious food, never disappointed

Shuckers
Responded on 4 September 2019

We're so pleased we provided an enjoyable experience for you. Thank you for your encouraging words and for taking the time to share. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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L
Seattle
70 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very pleasant evening. The service was great and the food even better. The atmosphere was just right, not so noisy that we were able to carry on a conversation. I would go back.

Shuckers
Responded on 4 September 2019

Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Shuckers and for your kind words. We're very grateful and pleased you enjoyed your evening. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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b
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Half a dozen oysters to share is a must at Shuckers. Loved the choices. Halibut was pretty decent; the sauce made it flavorful. Dessert was delicious, but I probably should have shared. The blueberry and blackberry pie was too much for one person.

Shuckers
Responded on 20 August 2019

Thank you for choosing Shuckers for your seafood meal. We appreciate your kind words. And the blueberry/blackberry pie is very popular. Please come again soon! Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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f
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We haven’t been here in a few years, but it was every bit as wonderful with great service and delicious food. I’ve never had a bad meal at Shuckers. I am so glad we went when we first arrived in Seattle.

Shuckers
Responded on 20 August 2019

Hello and welcome back! We really appreciate your comments and your loyalty. Thank you for sharing and we hope it will not be years before we have the pleasure of serving you again. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, and excellent food.

s
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Way too loud. Meal & service were great. Ambiance never disappoints. Close out the game & bring the bill in a timely fashion, not 20 minutes after dessert is done.

Shuckers
Responded on 20 August 2019

We really appreciate your comments and thank you for taking the time to write them. Although it seems you enjoyed much of your visit, we do apologize for the imperfections your experienced. We hope your next visit will be more pleasant. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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LM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

Shuckers has been one of my family's favorite restaurants in the world, and we are sure to visit every time we are in Seattle. Unfortunately, there have been some recent changes. They no longer serve a California chardonnay by the glass and only offer one choice by the bottle. The incredible popcorn shrimp are no longer lightly breaded in a peppery crust but now heavily battered so that there is more fried batter than shrimp in the bowl. The bread baskets used to be plump with many choices--breads, crackers, sticks, even those wonderful addictive parmesan crisps. Alas, only 2 relatively bland rolls offered. Lastly, such an abbreviated menu compared to is last. New owner? Certainly new management.

Shuckers
Responded on 20 August 2019

We appreciate when our diners take the time to review our restaurants and give us feedback. We apologize that your dinner did not meet your expectations. We promise to take your comments into consideration, and hope you will try us again on your next visit. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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LB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First visit to this elegant and old school classic oyster bar. Great selection of oysters, great professional service, and a beautiful atmosphere. I will definitely be back!

Shuckers
Responded on 20 August 2019

Welcome and thank you for joining us at Shuckers! We're so pleased you enjoyed your first visit and thank your for sharing. We look forward to seeing you again. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One word, Exquisite! Rishi, knocked it out of the park. It all started with the tour of oysters and in my opinion the “Compass” was a bit on the earthy/umami side for me. Let’s talk about temperatures, everything was perfectly executed and accepting for the palette... as this is expected of a Fairmont and they did not disappoint. Lastly, Key Lime Pie, a must have!

Shuckers
Responded on 15 August 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing your experience at Shuckers! Thank you, especially, for mentioning Rishi. We are proud of and grateful for our staff. I will make sure that he sees your generous comment. We hope you will visit us again very soon. Mike West, Director of Food and Beverage

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Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

It was a last minute reservation on a Saturday night. Restaurant was full and service was good. The room was a little warm and the ventilation was not really effective. Scallops on risotto was great, though the signature oysters were overcooked and not very good.

Shuckers
Responded on 15 August 2019

We're glad you could join us on a busy Saturday night. We apologize that the room temperature was not comfortable and that you didn't enjoy your oysters. Thank you for letting us know. We hope you will return and give us the opportunity to wow you. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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JB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Diverse and great options for dinner. We spotted one of our favorite Napa Cabs on the wine menu at a great price and it made the dinner even that much better. Ordered 3 fresh oysters but could have eaten 6 by myself! Husband ordered clam chowder and it was amazing. I had chopped salad which I also enjoyed! He ordered Salmon for main course and I had Halibut, both cooked and seasoned nicely. Finished with the blackberry blueberry pie which was a great recommendation from the waitress. Would come back here again if I find myself in Seattle.

Shuckers
Responded on 15 August 2019

Thank you for choosing Shuckers while your were in Seattle and for taking the time to write a detailed review. We appreciate your thoughtful remarks and hope you will visit us and Seattle again soon. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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r
Kansas City
14 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 4

Service was absolutely terrible on the evening we visited Shuckers. While the food, once it arrived, was mostly fantastic, it was overpriced especially given the poor service. We kept hearing our waiter apologizing over and over to the tables around us. He didn’t even bring us our (very expensive) check — someone else brought it. Our waters and drinks were not replenished and our seating location made it difficult to flag anyone. Frankly, this is the worst service of any restaurant we have visited through an Open Table reservation.

Shuckers
Responded on 15 August 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Shuckers. Excellent service is what we strive to be known for; therefore your feedback is extremely important as it enables us to continually improve our service and provide a memorable experience to our valued guests. We're pleased you enjoyed the food, but we do apologize that the service did not meet expectations. We hope you will return and give us another opportunity to change your opinion. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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MM
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Visited Shuckers for dinner recently while visiting Seattle. Loved the warmth of the classic dark woods and white table cloths. Service was exceptional, food was well-prepared and very tasty.
Thank you Shuckers!

Shuckers
Responded on 15 August 2019

Thank you for dining at Shuckers during your visit. Fun fact: the carved oak paneling and unique tin ceiling are part of the original haberdashery of the 1930's. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you next time you are in Seattle. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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L
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Bonito el lugar, buena calidad de los alimentos y precios acordes con lo ofrecido. Deja un poquito a desear la atención. Podrían ser más amables. Pero es un buen lugar por los alimentos, zona y precio.

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S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Shuckers was great, but it was way more expensive than I thought. Open table said entrees under $30, when I filtered by price, but 75% of the entrees were over $30. The food was delicious though and it's not Shuckers fault I had different expectations of prices. Open table needs to make sure they put accurate information about the restaurants in their summaries.

Shuckers
Responded on 8 August 2019

Thank you for the informative feedback. We're pleased you enjoyed the food but apologize for any confusion about the menu. You can also visit our website at shuckersseattle. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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KR
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is so good we’ve been here everyday of our stay in Seattle. Great bartenders and servers. Food is fresh & excellent.

Shuckers
Responded on 8 August 2019

We were delighted to serve you everyday during you stay and hope you have an opportunity to visit Seattle again. Thank you for the generous feedback. Mike West, Director of Food & Beverage

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