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Shucker's

#69 of 3,528 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
  • 167
    Excellent
  • 113
    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
Great food in a beautiful place!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
larrchar
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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315 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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larrchar
Top Contributor
396 reviews 396 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

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
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

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
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119 reviews 119 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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W\Seattle
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We had the pleasure of dining at Shuckers for an anniversary celebration. The restaurant is beautiful with cherry wood throughout. The wait staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. We started off with Oysters Rockefeller and they were great. I did not see a bad item on the menu. Even though it was a little noisy I would return without hesitation.... More 

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Oroville, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Menu offers fish and game entries, I had the lamb, which was delicious, my husband had the oysters, also a winner. Atmosphere is warm and intimate.

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Vancouver
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I had the pleasure of dining here for both lunch and dinner, and both times, the restaurant was overrun with people- packed to the gills. It is one of those seafood places that offers nice portions with many of your favourite dishes. It has a daily fresh sheet with a good 8 fresh fish options, as well as their regular... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for some good Seattle seafood and we found it at Shucker's. The restaurant was busy despite it just being a Tuesday night which goes to show how good the place is. Our server was friendly, knowledgable and had plenty of time for us. We had raw Oysters from their vast selection and I just wish I could... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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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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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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