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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 - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 127
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 21
    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
Hopping Lunch Spot

This place was a lot of fun. It's small and was crowded, and we sat at the bar instead of waiting for a table; right in front of the two cooks. They were great! The staff was very upbeat, good service, excellent food, reasonable prices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2013
JGSK
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Cape Cod, MA
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Cape Cod, MA
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This place was a lot of fun. It's small and was crowded, and we sat at the bar instead of waiting for a table; right in front of the two cooks. They were great! The staff was very upbeat, good service, excellent food, reasonable prices.

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Powder Springs, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

Conveniently located in the village. The food is great and the price is less than most of the restaurants in the area. More of a sports bar atmosphere, but a great little place to hang out for a casual dinner or drinks.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013 via mobile

From the friendly service and the fresh, tasty oysters and jumbo Prawn cocktail, to the delicious clam chowder (I had the rose!), we had a great dining experience that was reasonable and just what we needed for our first night in Carmel!

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Athens, Alabama, United States
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147 reviews 147 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Who knew there were so many varieties of oysters??? Since we're from the Gulf area, we've only been used to one kind. This place offered several. Sadly, we didn't end up eating any and only shared a garden burger and a cup of chili, but the food was very good, and the price was reasonable. It's the kind of place... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

One of those tiny little places that draws in the locals for their fresh selection of raw oysters. Don't forget to try a Bloody Mary.

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Ruislip, United Kingdom
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227 reviews 227 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

great cocktails and wine, ambience was great, very friendly bar staff, didn't have time to stop and eat but it did look good. very friendly and experienced cocktail waitress, had nice chat with her really enjoyed a very chill time hour before we headed back to monterey

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San Jose, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

I was so impressed with the atmosphere and friendliness of the place; I ended up going there twice over the weekend. I went with friends both times and we all enjoyed ourselves. The staff made sure we were seated quickly and the waitress was really on top of the service. For a great casual meal and good drinks, you can’t... More 

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Vancouver
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Stopped in for the soup and sandwich combo. The portions were nice and filling and the restaurant had a nice interior with a cool atmosphere.

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Shanghai, China
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94 reviews 94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I had seen this place a few times and finally dropped in for lunch. Really nothing special, but will keep it in mind next time I am in town and looking for a quick, casual lunch.

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Modesto, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

You must get there and put your name on list...make sure you do this before your completely starving...LOL Great fresh oysters...wonderful drinks and friendly staff to help.. Small, and always full restaurant bar!!

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