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All 152 Carmel Restaurants

A W Shucks

Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-6605
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Ranked #22 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This was a fun, fantastic meal. Rowena is not only a great manager. she knows her stuff. We sat at the bar and watched her multi-task to the enth degree. She is personable, professional, describes everything on the menu and mixes drinks, directs staff and answers questions from patrons all at the same time. She recommended the crab louie salad... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had a great dinner at this restaurant. Even with a full restaurant, the service was great and the food was even better. The Rose Clam Chowder is very tasty, probably some of the best we had all trip down the coast of California. The "Oysters Shuckafeller" were awesome, recommend these for sure! For dessert, the Key Lime Pie was... More 

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place had it all, great seafood, beer, cocktails, friendly staff, and above all, atmosphere! Out of 4 nights in Carmel we had dinner there twice and also stopped in for drinks ( and snacks) twice, does that tell you enough?

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Liverpool, New York
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Randie made the best mojito ever, so good I had to order another! She was nice to chat with while we sat up at the bar and ate. I had a veggie burger that was so tasty. My husband got a burger that he said was perfectly cooked and flavorful.

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Monterey, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Friendly, fun and great food! Small restaurant in downtown. If your in Carmel on the weekend make a reservation so you don't miss out of fabulous food

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Newbury Park, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

In the heart of Carmel on Ocean Ave., A W Shucks was a great place for a drink and food. The seafood combo was super tasty. The Caesar crab salad was huge with a generous serving of crab! The clam chowder was very good, especially the Rose mix of New England and Manhattan soups. Our Bloody Mary was very good.... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had a great dinner around 6:30 one evening. We walked right in and did not have to wait. Our server, Robin, was great ! We had crab cakes, peel & eat prawns, fish & chips, and a louie shrimp salad. Everything was great! The Bloody Mary's were very good ! The place is small but packed full of great... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

When is an oyster bar not an oyster bar? When you step into A W Shucks. Despite the busy late lunch, the staff was friendly, our server taking the time to talk to us about the menu. The oysters were wonderful and we went with meals that gave us a variety of things to taste. We had a wonderful time... More 

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Encinitas, California
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110 reviews 110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Every trip to Carmel includes a stop at AW Shucks. Our go-to meal is a bowl of their great New England chowder and a Bloody Mary. The menu offers a good variety of casual dishes and salads. AW is a great institution.

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Fallon, Nevada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Was recommended as one of the best places to eat in Carmel. Friendly staff but food wasn't anything special. However, the tartar sauce and cocktail sauce were excellent. Fried calamari was okay, not chewy, but didn't "pop" with flavor. Ordered the appetizer calamari instead of meal - more than enough for 3-4 people. Oysters were okay. Good selection of wine.

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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, Hamburgers, Seafood

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