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A W Shucks

Certificate of Excellence
American, Chowder, Seafood, Hamburgers
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Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-6605
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 12
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  • 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
Great food, great service, great value!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
ScarlettHippie
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

half a dozen in the half shell oysters with full explanation of there provenance. type etc full range of cocktails including the cadillac margarita. i had excellent as good as LA shuckers in full view and available to chat all staff excellent happy place to be and eat prices sensible. advice helpful

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Essex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Fabulous atmosphere in this place, always busy but never had to wait long for a table. Good selection of food and drinks, lots of local seafood available and not overpriced. Staff very helpful.

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Mission
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We sat at the bar which was fun. The atmosphere is nice in this small cozy little seafood place. The bartender was friendly and provided good service. The food was average and nothing to rave about; sadly to say. My husband who loves oyster said they did not seem freshly shucked. His dozen oysters game in less than 1 min... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Had a really pleasant reasonably priced meal here. Can recommend the Clam chowder was really creamy, not a lot of clams but that;s because they were all chopped up but it was good. So were the Crab cakes with Caesar salad. A lot of lettuce, was a little over whelming but I enjoyed the meal. Loved the price even more.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Just stopped in for a quick lunch before heading back home to Sacramento. Restaurant was recommended to us by innkeeper at B&B where we stayed. He was right on the mark!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Fun, friendly and delicious. Certainly will be back! The crab cakes over Caesar salad were outstanding. The tuna melt was an exceptional sandwich. Service was attentive and the atmosphere lively.

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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Excellent oyster bar but can be a little hard to get a table or a seat at the bar between 5 and 8pm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We went twice during our visit to Carmel and we recommend this place without reservations. The oysters are perfect and the Gin Selection is superb, allowing the bartenders prepare the best Martinis in town. Great place to relax in a casual setting with great service.

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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, Hamburgers

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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, Hamburgers

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?