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Shucker's

#67 of 3,542 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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 170
    Excellent
  • 115
    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
Most recent review
Amazing oysters & outstanding service

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
andreafua
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Portland, OR
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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320 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Seattle
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The salmon and the fried chicken were both wonderful. The garlic mashed potatoes were good, but they could have used more garlic. The service was great, as was the location. If you don't like to get cozy with your neighbors, reserve a table up by the front windows... those are a little more private.

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Dallas, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

A nice Fish and Chips in a pretty environment with great service. Oysters looked good with many varieties too.So many I had never even heard of them

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Bellevue
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411 reviews 411 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

With Shuckers located just one block from Benaroya Hall, it's a good choice for a pre-concert dinner. Service is efficient, food and wine are very good with excellent portions. I ordered a cup of their clam chowder which was tasty, hot and had lots of clam chunks. I followed it with wonderful fresh scallops fried to perfection, which I ordered... More 

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larrchar
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408 reviews 408 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Shucker's has a great seafood menu and they make the best crab salad in Seattle, maybe even in the whole State! Lots of fresh Dungeness crab tops a beautiful display of tomatoes, cucumber, Kalamata olives and asparagus. They offer two seafood soups, both are delicious. In addition, fresh fish is offered daily, check the chalk board for choices. They close... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Wide range in food choices. The ahi tuna Special was great option for me. Team was happy with their dinners. Service was solid.

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Spokane, Washington
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I were here in February 2015. After checking in at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, we decided to come to Shucker's for lunch. The place is small and lunch time was not crowded. We were seated at a table by the window and it was nice and cozy. The dark wood paneling was charming and our server was... More 

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Colorado Traveler
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108 reviews 108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We dined early-ish and were seated next to a big table with wild children running around. They gladly moved us, but with an almost empty restaurant, why would you put anyone there to begin with. And if it's okay for children to be out of there seats running around, they should designate a separate area for them. People don't want... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My wife and son and I were in Seattle for Valentine's Day, and chose Shucker's for dinner. My experience is that Valentine's Day can be a bit unpredictable, with everyone and their dog wanting to go out for dinner, and people spending longer than usual at the table, resulting in overcrowding and late reservations. Shucker's handled it perfectly. They didn't... 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 0 - 100
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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