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A W Shucks

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American, Hamburgers, Seafood
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Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-6605
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 118
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Fried food

It is a nice place in a nice location. Unfortunately their idea of food is almost exclusively fried. Oysters are OK, both in price and quality. Calamari, same, fried only and of good but no more than good quality. It is good for a stopover while walking around Carmel, but it is not one of the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
3Cuori1Capanna
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Turin, Italy
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Turin, Italy
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It is a nice place in a nice location. Unfortunately their idea of food is almost exclusively fried. Oysters are OK, both in price and quality. Calamari, same, fried only and of good but no more than good quality. It is good for a stopover while walking around Carmel, but it is not one of the great restaurants Carmel is... More 

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west mifflin
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We went to shucks two times...once for drinks & once for lunch...sit at the bar or sit st a table...oysters the speciality...not for us...many fine choices...great new england clam chowder...seafood salad sandwich and fish & chips...the place only seats 49...but no long waits...very busy place..great food....great service...great atmosphere...all at a very reasonable price...strongly recommend.

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Leesburg, Florida, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Was looking for a nice relaxing lunch in Carmel, California and came upon A W Shucks on Ocean St. Place was crowded so knew it must be popular. Small inside with a regular bar, an oyster shucking bar, and about a dozen tables. Sat at the bar because tables were full and was served by Brandy the bartender, who made... More 

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Lincoln, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Stopped in for drinks before dinner, and the staff were spectacular. My brother had a Crown Royal over ice, and he said it was the "best pour ever!" Even though we told them we were just staying for drinks, they brought delicious warm french bread, oil, vinegar and butter. I had a really yummy Long Island Ice Tea and my... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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45 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

A very charming small place right in the middle of Ocean ave in the heart of Carmel. Wonderful oysters with a couple of local beers was a lunchtime treat. An amazing collection of whiskies and other spirits from around the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Best oysters we had in Carmel both raw and cooked. Cocktails were also great and everything was fairly priced. Service was also outstanding. We will definitly be back next time we stay in Carmel

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Fresno, CA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This has become one of our mainstay spots in Carmel. Great bar, perhaps the best Oysters on the Peninsula, awesome and simple seafood.

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Hayward, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Always stop by here when in town. Great Fish and Chips and the Tuna Melt is also outstanding. It can can pretty crowded and noisy, but that is part of the ambiance. The service is friendly and warm. The chowder is also very good.

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great seafood and ambience! We sat at the bar for lunch and watched all the action - the line cooks are so fun to watch. Get the fish tacos and the chowder...yum!! This place is popular, you have to get there early to beat the crowd. So worth it and not very pricey!

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had delicious hand made cocktails and the BEST Crab Louie Salads at this restaurant. Service was on point, fun atmosphere, and a place that the locals frequent.

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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, Hamburgers, Seafood

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?