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A W Shucks

Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-6605
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Ranked #19 of 152 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
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Arroyo Grande, California
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

When my wife and I were visiting Carmel for the first time today we decided to have a modest lunch. Being East Coasters we enjoy New England clam chowder and seek it out wherever we can find it all over the country. We found the A. W. Shucks restaurant on the main shopping road through Carmel, Ocean Avenue, and clam... More

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Pleasanton, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Stopped in for quick dinner. Oysters were yummy. Clam chowder great and fish were excellent. Place is not fancy but after a long day it filled the hungry spot we all had and Te fo good.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

AW shucks is a little dive type restaurant in the heart of Carmel. There was a line out the door the first time we tried to go but scored a table the next night. This place is known for it's oysters which were fantastic! Rest of menu is basic but great drink list, including Moscow Mules in copper mugs!

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Phoenix, AZ
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Had the clam chowder, which was average at best, It was kind of thin and bland. Now to the good stuff. Got a half order of Oysters Shuckefeller, which was six oysters broiled in the shell with garlic, butter,wine and topped with parmesan cheese, They were deliscious! I'm sorry I didn't get a full order. My wife ordered the seafood... More

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Houston, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Husband, daughter and I were wandering around Carmel looking for a place that would suit him as well as us vegetarians and we soon came upon this small place located on Ocean Ave. - the main shopping area there. It has a pub-like atmosphere (think gastro-pub England) and didn't have many tables but we were seated right away at one.... More

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Chico, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Small put good little restaurant. We really liked our Bloody Mary's! We put our name in and shopped around until they called us on our cell to let us know they were ready for us. Service was great & fun atmosphere. The fish tacos were good not great but worth it. We enjoyed the over all experience.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great Dinner or Hang out spot along Ocean Ave. We were able to sit right away and felt at home in this place. The Food was awesome, had some Oysters on the half shell, and Crab cakes. Both excellent. They also split the salad for us. Enjoyed this place a lot! Even bought a t-shirt to remember it by...

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Lodi, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband said it was the best meal he had. By far one of the top restaurants. I had oysters as a starter. they have 3 different kind from different areas. All were very good. The food look so good on the plate and tastes good as well. We will return when we are in the area.

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Pleasanton, CA
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264 reviews 264 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We stopped in for oysters and a glass of wine. We had a late breakfast and were planning an early dinner elsewhere, but needed something. We were surprised at how small the place was compared to their Charlotte location, but it was quaint. The oysters were very good (blue points) but not as large as ones we had earlier in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Loved this place, we were in Carmel for the say a part of our West Coast tour. We had been wandering about looking at the shops when we walked pat this place and the buzz was tangible. Place was packed to the rafters so we thought it had to be good. We were greeted with great big smiles and given... More

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