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Shucker's

#15 of 3,184 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101 (4th Ave)
(206) 621-1984
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5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Description: Boasting the beautifully carved oak paneling and unique tin ceiling of the...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A cosy place for Seafood!

We had a nice pre-theatre seafood dinner here tonight. The service is professional and friendly and the seafood is delicious. My husband's pan fried oysters were perfectly done and I enjoyed a very large crab salad. This is one of our favorite downtown Seattle restaurants. Parking is available by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
larrchar
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Bellevue, Washington
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Bellevue, Washington
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581 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a nice pre-theatre seafood dinner here tonight. The service is professional and friendly and the seafood is delicious. My husband's pan fried oysters were perfectly done and I enjoyed a very large crab salad. This is one of our favorite downtown Seattle restaurants. Parking is available by valet. This restaurant is in the old and elegant Fairmont a... More 

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Thank larrchar
Cleveland, Ohio
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An attractive restaurant with comfortable seating and attentive, friendly, helpful staff. But this is definitely a shellfish-only place. We ate there on a friend's recommendation, and although the food was quite good, the menu is extremely limited.

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Thank Savtav
Seattle, Washington
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76 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I think we got the coolest table for two by the window- has some privacy but not isolated that you miss the ambiance. That was a hit! Food : we started with the raw oysters and calamari with scotch aioli, the oysters were great, the calamity perfectly crispy and the aioli was excellent. We accompanied this with a glass of... More 

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Thank Veronica G
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every 5-star hotel needs a 5-star restaurant. As a part of our stay in the Fairmont Olympic, we had one dinner at Shucker's. Excellent seafood menu, and the entire place had the feel of dining on the Titanic. Highly recommend.

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Thank doccao
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We ate here prior to going to the 5th Ave Theatre to see Sound of Music. We were staying in the Fairmont hotel where this restaurant resides. We had a great waiter, Jay who was friendly and helpful. Loved the food. We had the Mixed Grill because there were so many seafood selections it was hard to choose. The best... More 

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Thank Kathy B
Richland, Washington
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

5 of us enjoyed a dinner at Shuckers recently. The food was superior - you get a selection of Fresh Fish each day along with several options on preparation/sides/. The resterauent is located in the historic Fairmont Olympic hotel in downtown Seattle and shares the turn of the century (the previous one) atmosphere. Note -- this is not inexpensive dinning.... More 

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Thank cougguy
Bellevue, Washington
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581 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Shucker's is a beautiful historic restaurant in the Olympic Hotel. Oysters, clams, fresh fish and crab are featured . Several steak And chicken dishes are offered, as well. The service is friendly And professional. Tonight, Jay offered us super service and delightful dinners. We always enjoy our visit to this beautiful Seattle place, located in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel.

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Thank larrchar
Seattle
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We worked in downtown Seattle for 26 years and still visit Seattle once or twice a month for dinner, theatre & shopping but have never stopped in at Shuckers. What a hidden, little gem ! It felt like a very special place with a club like atmosphere. Very cozy and decorated so nicely, lending a very Christmas atmosphere. Three out... More 

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Thank psdietcoke
Dallas, Texas
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207 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

I wanted to try the baked oysters but wasn't sure which of the three types to try. The server recommended two each of the three types. Fantastic! All three were delicious. I had the wild scallops for my main dish and they were perfectly seared - I ate every bite! Then, to top it off, a decadent blueberry blackberry pastry... More 

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Thank Georgia L
Nashville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Superlatives for Shuckers are due as I recently dined solo at this cozy, clubby downtown corner seafood bistro during a short business trip to Seattle. The warm reception, polished wait staff (specifically Dave, Head Bartender) snappy service, and delicious food were a clear notch above a typical 4-star Seattle restaurant. I ordered the grilled trout among the day's wide fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101
    (4th Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (206) 621-1984

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 100
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions

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.'
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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