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411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
(206) 621-1984
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Ranked #73 of 3,508 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
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Shuckers is one of two seafood restaurants we tired in Seattle. Both were very pricey but Shuckers was the better of the two. They have a much larger seafood and appetizer selection plus daily specials. The waiter was also very accommodating and helpful.

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New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

When I lived in Seattle, my wife and I would go to Shucker's whenever one of our good friends was in town. We'd sit down for cocktails, and order a couple leisurely rounds of appetizers, and slowly make our way through the dinner (and bar) menus until closing time. We did this several times, and dined there more--quickly--a few other... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Shuckers is our favorite seafood restaurant in Seattle. While there was a problem with my Trout on this particular evening, everything else is was delicious, and we had never had a problem before. The service as always consistently knowledgeable and competent as well. The restaurant itself is quite reserved - lots of dark woods, and subtle lighting, but I like... More 

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Olympic Penninsula
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83 reviews 83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

if the outside handicapped entrance is locked, go inside to the main entrance and ask for help. most of the menu is seafood, spicy and delicious if you like that sort of thing.

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Olympia, Washington
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143 reviews 143 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We ate here based on the strong recommendation of a good friend. The service was fine and the food was good but expensive. They have a large seafood selection with fresh selections that change daily. The restaurant was very crowded and the tables close together. If you want ambiance, wander upstairs and try The Georgian. Our friends told us to... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Stayed at the hotel and decided to have dinner there the first night. Restaurant is not a normal hotel restaurant---had GREAT seafood choices. Wondrous oysters. Excellent chowder. The Crab Louis was incredible. Would definitely go there again. Great location in the middle of downtown.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Been going there for years, never a bad meal. Service is excellent. Food preparation is always perfect. Quality equals value at all times.

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Calgary, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Recently stayed at Fairmont Seattle and enjoyed two evenings on a stool in Shuckers. Happy hours cocktails and appy's are a treat. The cheese chips are also a favourite.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Pretty average seafood at steep prices. Worst oysters Rockefeller I have ever tried. Dry salmon... You can find better.

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Belleair Beach
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Ate here twice and very good food. Great oysters and chowder. Nice ambiance for lunch or dinner. Great wine selections. You will not be disappointed.

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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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