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411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
(206) 621-1984
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Ranked #68 of 3,488 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $100
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:15 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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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English first
Walla Walla, Washington
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We had three generations and there was something to satisfy every palate and portion requirement! Some had salad and apps and others entrees. Plus, it was in the hotel and very convenient.

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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We love oysters and found the baked selection tasty but the oysters were very small compared to what we usually eat. Our salads were delicious and desserts were amazing! We were even given a sample from the raw oyster bar. Service was ok but not what we expected from the ratings on trip advisor. Didn't find this resturant to be... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Usually, eating at the restaurant of a hotel is a miss more often than not. Shucker's at the Fairmont Olympic was actually okay. Service was pleasant, albeit pacing a little irregular. The complimentary bread basket had rock-hard morsels that were inedible. My mussels appie was flavourful but way too salty. I have no memory of my main course. My friend's... More 

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Greater Seattle Area
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The four of us were downtown for a little Christmas shopping and had reservations at 6pm. We arrived early and the hostess was able to accommodate us. One of my fellow diners and I split the seafood chopped salad which was good but not quite what I expected (especially for the price). One person ordered the beef burger which was... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This is one of the few places in Downtown Seattle to get a nice (upscale) lunch. Very few places are open for lunch. the other reviews mention it's noisy. Not true if you get a table along the wall, they have little alcoves. nice and private. the bar is small and, yes, loud. Avoid that. There were several large parties... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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161 reviews 161 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

/we were really expecting an exceptional meal and were very disappointed. When we were told most of the fish were frozen, that was a turn off. Scallops were large and tasteless. Blackened Sea Bass was just okay. Both were served with mashed potatoes that tasted like they should be served at a fast food restaurant. Service was inattentive. Noise level... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We did a girl's night out at the Fairmont--first we spent some time at the Spa (which was very good) and ended at Shuckers. The oysters were excellent and everything we ordered were very tasty. (All seafood). Here's a tip about parking---10 dollars at the garage next to the hotel for 4 hours if you spend time at the spa.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Shuckers is a great restaurant with a wide variety of oysters prepared in a multitude of ways. The seafood choices and entrees were incredible. Hard to decide which order. All dishes in our party were excellent!

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Boise, Idaho
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

During a November visit to Seattle, we decided to try Shuckers and it was a great decision. The service and food was impeccable. Started with Happy Hour with very fresh oysters and drinks and moved into the main meal at a leisurely pace - great service by the server. Fish was fresh and excellently prepared. Crab mac and cheese was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Had a delicious meal in Shuckers this weekend and was served by a very friendly and attentive person named Jay. He service enhanced our meal.

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Additional Information about Shucker's

Address: 411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101
Phone Number: (206) 621-1984
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 100
Cuisine: Seafood

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