We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 151 Carmel Restaurants

A W Shucks

Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-6605
Improve this listing
Ranked #28 of 151 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Write a Review

234 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    104
    104
    16
    9
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Newbury Park, California
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

In the heart of Carmel on Ocean Ave., A W Shucks was a great place for a drink and food. The seafood combo was super tasty. The Caesar crab salad was huge with a generous serving of crab! The clam chowder was very good, especially the Rose mix of New England and Manhattan soups. Our Bloody Mary was very good.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nacogdoches, Texas
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We had a great dinner around 6:30 one evening. We walked right in and did not have to wait. Our server, Robin, was great ! We had crab cakes, peel & eat prawns, fish & chips, and a louie shrimp salad. Everything was great! The Bloody Mary's were very good ! The place is small but packed full of great... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Knoxville, Tennessee
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

When is an oyster bar not an oyster bar? When you step into A W Shucks. Despite the busy late lunch, the staff was friendly, our server taking the time to talk to us about the menu. The oysters were wonderful and we went with meals that gave us a variety of things to taste. We had a wonderful time... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Encinitas, California
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Every trip to Carmel includes a stop at AW Shucks. Our go-to meal is a bowl of their great New England chowder and a Bloody Mary. The menu offers a good variety of casual dishes and salads. AW is a great institution.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fallon, Nevada
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Was recommended as one of the best places to eat in Carmel. Friendly staff but food wasn't anything special. However, the tartar sauce and cocktail sauce were excellent. Fried calamari was okay, not chewy, but didn't "pop" with flavor. Ordered the appetizer calamari instead of meal - more than enough for 3-4 people. Oysters were okay. Good selection of wine.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Our server was a delight. As busy as it was, she was always very attentive. We ordered the oysters (yummy!), a bottle of champagne (even more yummy) and a cup of their Rose clam chowder (combination of New England and Manhattan style). Very pricey but very worth it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My girlfriend and I stopped in for a quick bit and to have a drink. We ordered oysters on the half shell and each ordered a Bloody Mary. We asked if the drinks could be made with a little extra horseradish. The drinks were made as ordered and were very good. The oysters were very good as well. They came... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bethesda, Maryland
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our bartender, Rowena, made us the best Bloody Mary we've ever tasted. Next night, she concocted terrific vodka drinks.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Austin, TX
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We have eaten here numerous times and it never disappoints. The servers are some of the best in town. The rose chowder is excellent and probably the best fish and chips around. Everything they do they do well. The great ice tea is a bonus. The Bloody Mary is the best.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carmel, California
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I love the crab cake Caesar and just recently tried the burger. Yum. Popular with locals and tourists alike!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed A W Shucks also viewed

Carmel, Monterey Peninsula
 
Carmel, Monterey Peninsula
Carmel, Monterey Peninsula
 

Been to A W Shucks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Cuisine: American, Hamburgers, Seafood

Do you own or manage A W Shucks?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing