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A W Shucks

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Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-6605
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11:00 am - 10:00 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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 156
    Excellent
  • 129
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GREAT OYSTERS ON THE HALF SHELL.

Sat at the bar for a quick bite of oysters. They came fast with a glass of wine. The oysters were fanny bay, west coast, and tasted fresh. Good prices, nice view out the window of Carmel.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
piratemale
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Carmel, California
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Carmel, California
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69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sat at the bar for a quick bite of oysters. They came fast with a glass of wine. The oysters were fanny bay, west coast, and tasted fresh. Good prices, nice view out the window of Carmel.

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Thank piratemale
Holden, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went at 6:00 on a Tuesday in February and there was no wait. Ditto when we left at 7:00, although there were lines at other restaurants. If you want a casual spot with simple but great food, this may be the place for you. I had a garden salad with grilled chicken and it was terrific! My husband had... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calamari starter - a generous portion and delicious! Very friendly staff and quick service. Easy location to find, right on Ocean Avenue.

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London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived just after 6pm and were shown to a table right away. The place filled up within about 10 minutes and then a line started in the street. And not surprising because AW Shucks is an excellent venue. Friendly and enthusiastic staff, buzzing ambience, terrific selection of drinks including some very good draught craft beers and first rate food. Wonderful... More 

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Thank BobSlee
Seaside, California
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are craving seafood or good burger and fries this is the place! Super good local spot! They serve great oysters, and have the best burger and fries on ocean ave.

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Thank ST393
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We got into town late. Ordered a drink and oysters. Food was delicious and great bar selection. Bartender was very friendly and fun to talk to.

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I expected better quality seafood for a seafood place in Carmel. I'm sure their fish and chips is good, but the seafood platter was not great. Most of the items tasted like they had just thawed from the freezer and were fairly tasteless. The chowders were average. The only thing we enjoyed were their oysters.

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Thank Geofamilytravel
Texas
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We felt like we hit the jackpot with this tiny place... And we did. The wait staff working together is like watching a perfectly performed ballet. And I do mean the entire staff. That said, the tap beer was icy cold, the Oysters Rockerfeller were quite good, and the Fish and Chips were really delicious. It was also a great... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Food was great. Service was excellent. Highlight was watching the 2 cooks make all the food for the whole restaurant right in front of you at the oyster bar. Watching those 2 guys work together in that small space was awesome. They knew what the other was going to do before they did it.

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Thank Tony P
Danville, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

When visiting Carmel. Aw Shucks is always a family tradition to have a cold draft and fresh oysters and again they did not disappoint!

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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, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?