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Shucks The Louisiana Seafood

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701 W Port St, Abbeville, LA 70510-5823
(337) 898-3311
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
tourist trap

As a local I must say this place Is not all that. It's more geared towards out of town people who don't know what real Cajun food taste like .always got frozen are reheated crap when I've picked up from the drive threw

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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153 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As a local I must say this place Is not all that. It's more geared towards out of town people who don't know what real Cajun food taste like .always got frozen are reheated crap when I've picked up from the drive threw

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new orleans
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The locals of Abbeville like to indulge their visiting friends and family by dining at this wonderful restarant quite frequently.

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Oxford, Mississippi
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Shucks has upped its game from a couple of years ago when it dwindled into mediocrity. Now it's a popular destination. Expect a 45-minute wait at least on the weekend. That's because the food is really good. Don 't come here expecting fine cuisine or Creole dishes. This is just good fried Louisiana seafood for the most part. There are... More 

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Midland, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

at here 2-6-15. Was told the oysters were good. That is an understatement, they were excellent. Was told that Shucks has own oyster beds that they get oysters from, but wherever they get them they are of great quality. Very large and very fresh tasting. i like them on crackers, but these were so large they would not sit on... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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175 reviews 175 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

When you specialize in something, you better be good. Shucks broke the code. Their fried oysters and fried shrimp are done to perfection. Service is fantastic even with a crowd. Wait staff is friendly and pleasant. Good job Shucks!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This place is the real deal. I was sold the second I walked in. The place was packed, people standing everywhere waiting to be seated and the talk amongst the crowd was how good the food is!! I made my way to the hostess and was greeted with biggest smiles and most outgoing personalities anyone could ask for. Especially Mr.... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Shucks is off the "beaten path" for most people but if you get a chance go check them out! The food is SUPER good!!! My wife had the Oyster dinner and I had the best shrimp/oyster Po Boy I've ever eaten. Nice decor.

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Biloxi, Mississippi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Super fantastic food, been eating with this restaurant for over 20 years and NEVER had a bad meal. We drive from Biloxi, MS to Abbeville Shucks [a 3 1/2 hour drive] at least 3 times a year just to eat the oysters , gumbo and bread pudding, it is just exceptionally good food. Fried oyster platter has French fries on... More 

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Slidell, LA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Very popular venue in Abbeville, LA. Good food, but the service is in need of some "tweeking"!! The night we were there, the place was packed. We had trouble getting the attention of our waitress from time to time. and I noticed that, at times, our waitress was completely across the room on the other side of the restaurant waiting... More 

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Houston, Texas
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280 reviews 280 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My parents took me to eat out at shucks. I came in from Houston for a visit. I'm celiac so before I order I always go into a spill about what I can and cannot have. Our waitress was familiar with the disease and said she has a customer who comes in all the time with the same problem. So... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 701 W Port St, Abbeville, LA 70510-5823
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Abbeville
  • Phone Number: (337) 898-3311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?