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Shucker's

#52 of 3,118 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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Downtown
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411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101 (4th Ave)
(206) 621-1984
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11:30 am - 10:00 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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 28
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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
Enjoyable meal. Not the place for an intimate meal.

My wife and I had dinner and the food and service was excellent. Our evening started out poorly, however. I had requested a table that was not near the bar on Open Table. So naturally we were seated at the the end of a crowded bar with someone's back right next to me. I asked that we be reseated... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Kbarrelle
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Baldwin, New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Reno, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Shucker's was recommended by a friend, so my wife and I decided to give it a try during our Seattle visit (end of August 2015). We were immediately and warmly greeted by a hostess, seated and offered refreshments (water). The decor lends itself to a casual/slightly upscale environment and ambience, with cozy/close seating assignments. The carved oak paneling is impressive.... More 

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Baldwin, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I had dinner and the food and service was excellent. Our evening started out poorly, however. I had requested a table that was not near the bar on Open Table. So naturally we were seated at the the end of a crowded bar with someone's back right next to me. I asked that we be reseated and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place certainly does have good oysters, although they are pretty expensive. The rest of the menu is mediocre and overpriced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Terrific food and service. A bit cozy, but worth it. The mixed grill was excellent, as well as the crab mac and cheese.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was in our hotel and strongly recommended to us. We were not disappointed! The food was outstanding and the service impeccable. The sea bass and oysters were excellent. And, don't pass up the creme brûlée. It was delicious!

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Meh. Took a really long time to get our food which was good but not stellar. Drinks were excellent. :)

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had high expectations. It was a night of celebration and we had the best table in the house. The Hostess was wonderful and completely charming but that’s where it ended. I absolutely loathe leaving an “appropriate” tip (in this case $50.00) to a waiter who really doesn’t give a hoot. There was no engagement at all. Even the manager... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

A beautiful plate of fresh, small oysters was served here on Sunday evening. What A treat! The price was $29 for a delicious appetizer! We followed this with a Wonderful crab salad which is available in a regular or small size. Everything was fresh And chilled. The service is 5 plus stars ! For a pre-theatre dinner, this is a... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Had a late lunch at Shucker's with my family of four. Very good food and the waitress was very nice. Walked into the Fairmont Hotel lobby after to look around.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Within the Fairmont Hotel but also with its own entrance from the street. We ate here twice as we were staying at the hotel and it was pretty busy. Once for a small dinner as we had just arrived, the other lunch. We decided to sit up at the bar to eat as we quite enjoy that. Service at the... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine

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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