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A W Shucks

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American, Chowder, Seafood
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Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-6605
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 24
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  • 12
    Poor
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fabulous Lunch!

Typical Oyster/Seafood bar. Buzzing atmosphere, attentive staff, reasonable prices for food and drink. Recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
patbean
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Typical Oyster/Seafood bar. Buzzing atmosphere, attentive staff, reasonable prices for food and drink. Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We visit Carmel often and always start with lunch at Aw Shucks for lunch. It's a lively place with excellent, fresh seafood at reasonable price for Carmel restaurants. The owners are hands-on, and the service is excellent with a lot of smiling faces. The menu offers other things than seafood. The salads are super and the fish (as in fish... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Stopped here for a dozen oysters and drinks after visiting nearby Point Lobos. We were greeted cheerfully by the hostess and waitress and our drinks, one wine and one Bloody Mary. With the word oyster in the name, we were expecting fresh oysters but we're disappointed in the dozen we ordered. There was no one shucking oysters in a visible... More 

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Carmel, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Oysters were excellent, but I was not blown away by the shrimp. I had a hard time finding something on the menu that wasn't fried. I was told it was a seafood place, but almost every option was deep fried.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Had oysters, crab cakes and giant prawns. Very good. Loved sitting at the oyster bar and it was impressive watching the cooks make food so fast for the entire restaurant. Wait staff was friendly and attentive.

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband and I recently stopped into this restaurant/bar located on the main street of Carmel, Ocean Avenue (of course). It was late in the afternoon and we each ordered a glass of wine. A bit hungry, we ordered the smoked salmon plate to accompany the beverages. It was an excellent choice, served with crackers, cream cheese and all the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We arrived in Carmel late afternoon and having missed lunch-we were so hungry!! This was the first place we saw and went in. Delicious!!! Oysters were wonderful, great cocktails and the best crab cakes ever! Loved it so much we came back for lunch the next day!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Lovely service, nice menu, interesting bar selections, casual dining. Parking can be a problem, but this place it worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The fresh seafood platter was $23.95, a great value for the amount and quality of seafood you received. The bartender was knowledgeable about the oysters and was very helpful with our dinner selections. Will definitely be back here the next time we are in town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is a good location on Ocean Avenue for fresh shucked oysters, shrimp, and other seafood, salads and sandwiches. We sat at the raw bar and the staff were very friendly, let us sample the seafood chowder before ordering it to make sure it was what we wanted. They turned on the NHL Stanley cup game, which is on a... More 

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Additional Information about A W Shucks

Address: Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: (831) 624-6605
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (831) 624-6605

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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