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A W Shucks

Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-6605
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Ranked #27 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
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English first
Danville, California
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Really a bar they tried to convert into a restaurant. The place is about the size of a one car garage and that includes the kitchen. Since we were in Carmel "by the sea" as the upscale city changed is name to, we decided on the clam chowder. It was thick and as tasty as hot wallpaper paste. We tried... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

LOVED the cocktails! The oysters were okay...but I'm from the East Coast and am completely spoiled when it comes to oysters! Other apps we had were fine....we only had apps in all fairness. The dining space is small but comfortable. The location can't be beat...it's right on the main boulevard. Service was friendly.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went here for an appetizer while waiting for dinner elsewhere. The place was busy on a Monday night which appeared to be a good sign. As it is an oyster bar- we thought we could get fried oysters. You can get fried fish and fried shrimp, and fried calamari here-but aw shucks-no fried oysters. We had some ho hum clam... More

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Pasadena, CA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Yummy oysters and fish tacos, this little dive on the main street of Carmel is a good place to get your seafood craving satisfied. Very good service as well.

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Woodbridge, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Okay, have to admit…the name stopped us in our tracks. Looked in and saw a lively, happy crowd. Greeted by very friendly, lovely hostesses. Service was surprisingly fast for the crowd and very friendly. The oysters (choices!!) were fresh and very good. Perfect for a quick bite and rest break from shopping or for a leisurely meal with drinks. Will... More

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Arroyo Grande, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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