Shuckers

★★★★☆
  • 411 University St

    Seattle, WA 98101

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  • 206-621-1984

About Shuckers

Hours
Fri-Sat: 11:30am-5pm, 5pm-11pm, Sun: 5pm-10pm, Mon-Thu: 11:30am-5pm, 5pm-10pm

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This was my first visit to Shuckers, and to the Seattle area for that matter! I am from the east coast, so I am a very experienced seafood eater- and, let me tell you, this was a wonderful place for fresh seafood. I was very pleased not only with my meal but also with the service. My server was extremely knowledgeabe and friendly!- very attentive to all my questions and quirks. The atmosphere was comfortable, big banquets with wood carvings throughout the place. There was also a patio outside where the locals gathered to meet for an after work happy hour or for a leisurely dinner. A very pleasant dinner overall (they also have lunch), wonderful staff, and beautiful atmosphere- All in all, I wouldn't return to Seattle without coming here!

2
★★★★★

This was my first visit to Shuckers, and to the Seattle area for that matter! I am from the east coast, so I am a very experienced seafood eater- and, let me tell you, this was a wonderful place for fresh seafood. I was very pleased not only with my meal but also with the service. My server was extremely knowledgeabe and friendly!- very attentive to all my questions and quirks. The atmosphere was comfortable, big banquets with wood carvings throughout the place. There was also a patio outside where the locals gathered to meet for an after work happy hour or for a leisurely dinner. A very pleasant dinner overall (they also have lunch), wonderful staff, and beautiful atmosphere- All in all, I wouldn't return to Seattle without coming here!

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Where to begin..waited ten minutes for a childs menu..waited another ten minutes for a bar drink..almost finished the drink when we recieved our bread..ordered ten minutes later..waited another ten/fifteen minutes for a childrens chicken nuggett meal (McDonald's put them to shame .. cold fries and $ 7.50 later)..recieved my meal and the seafood chowder was RI style (not mentioned on the menu) looking forward to a cream based chowder so they substituted clam....another ten minutes. Salad cam with dressing on it when asked for it on the side and not to mention that it was scarce on the avacodo and cucumber and egg...Aaaagggghhhh...manager came over to smooze us and did not really seem to care. After asking and explaining why we were not happy the time it took to eat a bowl of chowder and worse than McDonald's meal (now running on 1 hour 15 minutes) he took off the salad and chowder..THANKS so much, really...

Waitress was kind and really did not seem to have much control over this situation and she was tipped well. Soooo fifty four dollars later ($28.00 in two really good drinks) we left and will never go back.

Hopefully they will listen to this and try to do better for their sake...there are a lot of restaurants in Seattle that try harder and do well for themselves.

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★☆☆☆☆

Where to begin..waited ten minutes for a childs menu..waited another ten minutes for a bar drink..almost finished the drink when we recieved our bread..ordered ten minutes later..waited another ten/fifteen minutes for a childrens chicken nuggett meal (McDonald's put them to shame .. cold fries and $ 7.50 later)..recieved my meal and the seafood chowder was RI style (not mentioned on the menu) looking forward to a cream based chowder so they substituted clam....another ten minutes. Salad cam with dressing on it when asked for it on the side and not to mention that it was scarce on the avacodo and cucumber and egg...Aaaagggghhhh...manager came over to smooze us and did not really seem to care. After asking and explaining why we were not happy the time it took to eat a bowl of chowder and worse than McDonald's meal (now running on 1 hour 15 minutes) he took off the salad and chowder..THANKS so much, really...

Waitress was kind and really did not seem to have much control over this situation and she was tipped well. Soooo fifty four dollars later ($28.00 in two really good drinks) we left and will never go back.

Hopefully they will listen to this and try to do better for their sake...there are a lot of restaurants in Seattle that try harder and do well for themselves.

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The best seafood in town, the best service, and they love families.

2
★★★★★

The best seafood in town, the best service, and they love families.

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I have not been here in a while, but the last time I went there, it was pretty good. The drinks are very good, a little pricey, but then that is seattle for you

4
★★★★☆

I have not been here in a while, but the last time I went there, it was pretty good. The drinks are very good, a little pricey, but then that is seattle for you

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This place is better for after dinner drinks than it is for dinner. I have been there several times ?? but only because others have suggested we go. Now for drinks and snacks ?? it is a fun atmosphere ?? but that is it.

3
★★★☆☆

This place is better for after dinner drinks than it is for dinner. I have been there several times ?? but only because others have suggested we go. Now for drinks and snacks ?? it is a fun atmosphere ?? but that is it.

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This is one of those restaurants that makes it up to good, but falls far short of excellent. I've had two or three meals here at the request of someone else, which is the best reason to go. While their seafood always seems fresh, it's never memorable.

3
★★★☆☆

This is one of those restaurants that makes it up to good, but falls far short of excellent. I've had two or three meals here at the request of someone else, which is the best reason to go. While their seafood always seems fresh, it's never memorable.

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We had walked by Shuckers a few times while staying at hotels nearby and never really considered it (maybe the name, and no enthusiasm for oysters?). July 4, our usual area targets were closed, so there we were. Never read a review, so no expectations.
We're really glad we went! We were seated promptly; the service was actually rather amazing - we never had to wait to ask questions or order, nor were we pestered by over-attentiveness. Perfect balance.
I had something I very rarely have: fish and chips. Four good-sized chunks of halibut in a wonderful, light batter; generous cuts of fresh potato, perfectly cooked. I waved one of the fries under my companion's nose: 'what do you smell?' - 'Potato!' The experience was perfectly cooked battered fish and potato, not oil (which I expect, and why I rarely order f&c).
They have a decent beer list with local microbrews - some organic - which was perfect with the above. I had the 'beer flight' (array of 3) and particularly liked the perfectly balanced and aromatic Manny's Pale Ale. Dessert was their version of strawberry shortcake: based on a very solid lemony cake, fresh strawberries, whipped cream and a scoop of house-made strawberry sorbet. Good finish to the main.
My companion has allergies and these were dealt with creatively and without condescension (always a treat when that happens!).
In fairness, this was July 4th evening, and the place was less than half full; but we would certainly go back to explore the other dishes.

2
★★★★★

We had walked by Shuckers a few times while staying at hotels nearby and never really considered it (maybe the name, and no enthusiasm for oysters?). July 4, our usual area targets were closed, so there we were. Never read a review, so no expectations.
We're really glad we went! We were seated promptly; the service was actually rather amazing - we never had to wait to ask questions or order, nor were we pestered by over-attentiveness. Perfect balance.
I had something I very rarely have: fish and chips. Four good-sized chunks of halibut in a wonderful, light batter; generous cuts of fresh potato, perfectly cooked. I waved one of the fries under my companion's nose: 'what do you smell?' - 'Potato!' The experience was perfectly cooked battered fish and potato, not oil (which I expect, and why I rarely order f&c).
They have a decent beer list with local microbrews - some organic - which was perfect with the above. I had the 'beer flight' (array of 3) and particularly liked the perfectly balanced and aromatic Manny's Pale Ale. Dessert was their version of strawberry shortcake: based on a very solid lemony cake, fresh strawberries, whipped cream and a scoop of house-made strawberry sorbet. Good finish to the main.
My companion has allergies and these were dealt with creatively and without condescension (always a treat when that happens!).
In fairness, this was July 4th evening, and the place was less than half full; but we would certainly go back to explore the other dishes.

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Their happy hour deal is a steal... great oysters and draft beers for a great price, and it's not busy at all!

The bar staff is also extremely friendly and chatty. They did assume that we were from out of town, but I'll give them that, as they are in a hotel. Down to earth, helpful... just right

2
★★★★☆

Their happy hour deal is a steal... great oysters and draft beers for a great price, and it's not busy at all!

The bar staff is also extremely friendly and chatty. They did assume that we were from out of town, but I'll give them that, as they are in a hotel. Down to earth, helpful... just right

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Ok. So Shuckers in in a hotel. Its not standard hotel food. And besides,its not just a standard hotel. Its the Fairmont Olympic. I'll get to that later. Shuckers is where you go for Oysters. You want your Oysters to be prepared perfectly,right? It doesn't matter if you prefer Oysters in the Half Shell. Oysters Rockefeller, Oysters Casino or however you like. Shuckers is THE place to get your Oysters. In fact, I make a habit of enjoying Oysters Rockefeller at the bar. Its a classy place,but not snobby.

2
★★★★★

Ok. So Shuckers in in a hotel. Its not standard hotel food. And besides,its not just a standard hotel. Its the Fairmont Olympic. I'll get to that later. Shuckers is where you go for Oysters. You want your Oysters to be prepared perfectly,right? It doesn't matter if you prefer Oysters in the Half Shell. Oysters Rockefeller, Oysters Casino or however you like. Shuckers is THE place to get your Oysters. In fact, I make a habit of enjoying Oysters Rockefeller at the bar. Its a classy place,but not snobby.

Pros: great place to meet your friends or make friends

Cons: they have to close sometimes

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Shucker's knows their oysters!! No less than 6 kinds of local oysters, plus 8 kinds of imported varieties. Absolutely fresh and full of flavor. Seafood chowders are great as well.

Interior is a little gimmicky and the wine list is only okay and very pricey. However, these are the best oysters in Seattle.

2
★★★★☆

Shucker's knows their oysters!! No less than 6 kinds of local oysters, plus 8 kinds of imported varieties. Absolutely fresh and full of flavor. Seafood chowders are great as well.

Interior is a little gimmicky and the wine list is only okay and very pricey. However, these are the best oysters in Seattle.

Pros: Local and imported oysters, chowders

Cons: pricey wine list

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I had dinner here last night, and it was excellent. The fresh fish menu changes daily, but if you have the chance to order jumbo scallops, do it! At $26, it wasn't cheap, but the scallops were fat and juicy, and the portion consisted of at least 6 of them. Also, the macadamia nut crusted key lime pie was off the charts! This is definitely the restaurant to take your folks or relatives to when they're visiting from out of town--and picking up the bill. ;-)

2
★★★★★

I had dinner here last night, and it was excellent. The fresh fish menu changes daily, but if you have the chance to order jumbo scallops, do it! At $26, it wasn't cheap, but the scallops were fat and juicy, and the portion consisted of at least 6 of them. Also, the macadamia nut crusted key lime pie was off the charts! This is definitely the restaurant to take your folks or relatives to when they're visiting from out of town--and picking up the bill. ;-)

Pros: Personable waitstaff, Good-sized portions, Yummy key lime pie

Cons: A little spendy, no free parking, really warm inside

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Had a wonderful lunch at Shucker's with 3 business associates last week. They had the Clam Chowder and Ceasar Salads and I had the Green Goddess Salad with Shrimp, Dungeoness Crab and Avocado, which was a delicious meld of the above ingredients. I was in the mood for something a little out of the ordinary that wouldn't leave me feeling overstuffed. I was delighted with my choice! The waitstaff was attentive without being overbeing and the atmosphere at lunch was pleasant. Definitely a mix of business people, "ladies who lunch" and visitors from out of town. There were even several families with young, well behaved children there! I highly recommend Shucker's to anyone wanting great seafood and a classic Seattle restaurant atmosphere!

2
★★★★★

Had a wonderful lunch at Shucker's with 3 business associates last week. They had the Clam Chowder and Ceasar Salads and I had the Green Goddess Salad with Shrimp, Dungeoness Crab and Avocado, which was a delicious meld of the above ingredients. I was in the mood for something a little out of the ordinary that wouldn't leave me feeling overstuffed. I was delighted with my choice! The waitstaff was attentive without being overbeing and the atmosphere at lunch was pleasant. Definitely a mix of business people, "ladies who lunch" and visitors from out of town. There were even several families with young, well behaved children there! I highly recommend Shucker's to anyone wanting great seafood and a classic Seattle restaurant atmosphere!

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Shuckers has a great selection of local, fresh seafood, including in-season Copper River salmon. My entree of seared rare tuna was excellent, and the accompanying chardonnay, recommended by our server matched the fish perfectly. However, Shuckers seems geared to the tourist business downtown, as I found the restaurant to be somewhat overpriced. The service was so-so, as our waiter seemed to disappear for stretches at a time.

3
★★★☆☆

Shuckers has a great selection of local, fresh seafood, including in-season Copper River salmon. My entree of seared rare tuna was excellent, and the accompanying chardonnay, recommended by our server matched the fish perfectly. However, Shuckers seems geared to the tourist business downtown, as I found the restaurant to be somewhat overpriced. The service was so-so, as our waiter seemed to disappear for stretches at a time.

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I always enjoy Shuckers when I whenever I visit Seattle. A trip would not be complete otherwise. Dinning at the bar or a table is quite comfortable and elegant. Ambience,food and service are flawless. THIS IS the place to go for Oysters as well as Martinis! If you have not been to Shuckers,you'll be glad when you do. And you will return with pleasure.

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★★★★★

I always enjoy Shuckers when I whenever I visit Seattle. A trip would not be complete otherwise. Dinning at the bar or a table is quite comfortable and elegant. Ambience,food and service are flawless. THIS IS the place to go for Oysters as well as Martinis! If you have not been to Shuckers,you'll be glad when you do. And you will return with pleasure.

Pros: Oysters Rockefeller, Oysters Rockefeller, Oysters Rockefeller

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Wood-paneled alcoves and parquet floors decorate this San Francisco-style seafood restaurant. A carved wooden bar stretches across one entire wall and fans twirl beneath pressed-tin ceilings adding a vintage feel. Located in the luxurious…

 

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