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“The Place for Lunch While Shopping Carmel's Ocean Ave.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of A W Shucks

A W Shucks
Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-6605
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Ranked #26 of 127 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations
California
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159 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“The Place for Lunch While Shopping Carmel's Ocean Ave.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

We really enjoy good oysters, good seafood, good drinks, and good service - all of them are here at A.W. Shucks.
There's nothing like a dozen oysters and a good Bloody Mary. I find it strange how so few bar tenders these days simply cannot make a decent Bloody Mary. Shucks makes a very decent Bloody Mary, so the rest is all downhill.
The oysters were fresh and delicious. The New England Clam Chowder was good, and the seafood sandwich was good - but we had to admit that we've tasted better at other places, hence the 4 rating instead of 5. I had the Caesar Salad, but it could have used a bit more dressing.

We had Whitney for our server. She was new, but did an excellent job! Way to go, Whitney!

We'll be back here next visit to Carmel.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Pebble Beach, California
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great light dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We had a big lunch and wanted something light for dinner. We stopped at A W Shucks and enjoyed our meal which consisted of clam chowder and grilled oysters. Both were excellent. I also enjoyed a great martini and my husband picked a beer from a good selection. Worth a visit!

Visited September 2013
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Israel
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104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Very noisy with pib atmosphere, however the burgers were really great and their wine list even better. A wide variety of food, but do not get too near the musician.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh PA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bloody Marys, Oysters, Rose Chowder...what could be better?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have taken to eating at least once at AW Shucks whenever I'm in Carmel, and I'm never disappointed. Whether at the bar or a table, the service is efficient. I see the bartenders making all kinds of great-looking drinks, but I can't seem to stop ordering their Bloody Mary, and am never disappointed. Their seafood appetizer plate is easily enough for 2 with the addition of their incredibly wonderful rose clam chowder...a "gotta try" on their menu.

Visited August 2013
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Tucson
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Best Crab Louie salad ever in quantity & quality of crab delicious. Excellent service and bar. Will go back whenever I am in Carmel. Located on Ocean Ave with all the shops so great place to stop for lunch.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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