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Shucker's

#55 of 3,089 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
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 173
    Excellent
  • 120
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Excellent pre concert dinner

We had tickets at Benaroya Hall and ate here prior to the concert. Food and service were excellent and we would happily do it again. I would not make a night of it just here for dinner. Too loud and cramped for a romantic dinner but served our needs well for a pre concert meal.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Laurie B
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We had tickets at Benaroya Hall and ate here prior to the concert. Food and service were excellent and we would happily do it again. I would not make a night of it just here for dinner. Too loud and cramped for a romantic dinner but served our needs well for a pre concert meal.

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London
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190 reviews 190 reviews
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

On our current trip to Seattle we have now eaten here on several occasions and on each occasion every single detail has been outstanding. The service is impeccable. The food delicious and the atmosphere also is great. We loved the friendly and attentive waiters who go out of their way to help you in any way possible. Every dish has... More 

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Cleveland
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33 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Went here for a mid-week business lunch with "the girls". The place was busy but we were able to walk in and get a table for three without waiting. Our waiter was outstanding - friendly, talkative and attentive. I had the seafood cob salad with dressing on the side. It was a green goddess salad which was excellent. There was... More 

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Boston
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162 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Wood panelling and old world ambience give a warm glow to this classic seafood house. The service and food were top notch, and the location in an old school grand dame hotel only help the overall feel. Very good stuff!

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

hubby ate here 3 times for lunch he loved the clam chowder so much. They do it right here. Give you little brownies for a lunch snack as dessert. We ate together 3 times for dinner. The salmon is awesome! Fired oyster dinner is awesome. All served perfectly. Excellent wait staff. Always were able to get right in we ate... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Busy restaurant, but our server was attentive throughout the meal. Wine was reasonably priced and the seafood was fresh and perfectly cooked. Always worth a stop.

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Pleasanton, California
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The ambiance of the dark wood reminded me of a bygone era - the staff was friendly and informative. The oysters were outstanding and the clam chowder was full of clams!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

After arriving in Seattle and staying at the Fairmont Hotel, we were hungry. So looking forward to Oysters. The restaurant itself was busy and no seats available so we went to the Terrance lounge at the hotel. (It is also a piano bar on certain nights of the week) Somewhat disappointed we were given the option to order from the... More 

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Portland, OR
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7 reviews 7 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My husband and I love oysters...I mean really love oysters. We were pleasantly surprised by the selection and quality at Shucker's. It was walking distance from our hotel and we were wanting seafood. Upon walking in, we weren't sure by the decor and tight seating arrangement...but the service was fantastic and the oysters were unbelievable! We also ordered a few... More 

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Florida
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We ate there 4 out of 5 days. It is that good. The oysters and oyster bisque are the best on the planet. Great crackers! It is not cheap but we felt the food was worth it.

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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: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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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