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411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
(206) 621-1984
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Ranked #43 of 3,432 restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 4th Ave
Description: Boasting the beautifully carved oak paneling and unique tin ceiling of the haberdashery it once was in the 1930's, Shuckers is one of Seattle's oldest and most pre-eminent oyster bars. With a daily menu featuring a selection of fresh fish and seafood, Shuckers brims with 13 different kinds of oysters prepared nine different ways and features local artisan microbrews. The Zagat 2005 Restaurant Survey coins Shuckers as a 'Seattle classic' that is one of the 'best seafood restaurants in town' with 'great ambiance' and 'excellent service.'
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89% Recommend
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English first
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The upstairs view can't be beat. I ordered the seafood salad, which was very good, but a bit too cold which hampered the flavor of the seafood.

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El Paso, Texas
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127 reviews 127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Our lunch after arriving in Seattle was a hit. Good seafood and very good service. Toney traditional setting in the Fairmount Olympic.

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Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The oysters are what this restaurant is all about. Great selection, great wine and great service. We really enjoyed our experience at Shucker's. There were also many locals which is a great indicator of their following.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is a great date night spot. We were looking for something with a Seattle flair. Very good oysters and the best service.

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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83 reviews 83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We dined at the bar and shared a burger and a wedge salad at one of the highly recommended seafood restaurants - but we were staying at the hotel and had already had stopped for seafood earlier in the day at the Pike's Place Market. The bartenders have worked at the bar/or hotel for years and are extremely attentive and... More

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Naples, Florida
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160 reviews 160 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Comfortable dining room, efficient service. Food was very fresh and well prepared. The chowders are especially good.

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Alamo Heights, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Our group of 4 entered shortly after they opened for lunch. The waiter was one of the best I have ever had. His recommendations on the oyster appetizer choices were spot on. I had the beer battered Halibut and chips. The batter was crunchy and light while the fish was still light and moist. The salad was fresh and cold,... More

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Wadsworth, Ohio
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

The prices of the meals were what we expected and the quantity of food was exceptional. The seafood and steak entrees lived up to others reviews. Pasta and chicken dishes average.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We ate here for lunch before boarding our cruise. We had an incredible waiter that met our every need and more. We started with a super fresh variety of oysters then moved onto the entrees. We all insisted on taking bites of each other's plates, because they were so incredible. My friend had the seared ahi tuna and it was... More

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Calgary, Canada
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125 reviews 125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We were in town for 4 days, the ball game etc. we ate at Shuckers twice, the food is out of this world, trust me you will enjoy this outstanding food every time you visit. The restaurant is beautifully laid out and exceptionally clean, the service is also great. It's located in the Fairmont Olympic hotel, right downtown. Please stop... More

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