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A W Shucks

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Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
(831) 624-6605
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stop here every time we are in Carmel! Sit at the oyster bar and watch them shuck your order! We split our order between East coast oysters and Tomales bay oysters to compare. Both are delicious, but the smaller Tomales bay oysters are wonderful!

Thank BlueHighwayBoomers
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49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Limited menu but very nice choices. Had the clam chowder (excellent) and husband had the shrimp tacos (he loved them). Of course this is probably primarily a bar, so they have have a full bar with many drink options. Small space, but we eat early do didn't have trouble getting a table both night. Probably fills up later.

Thank Ruth F
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The choices for wine and liquor are endless. I had some of the best Rosè at this restaurant that I have had in a long while. The server, I wish I could remember her name, was so helpful and nice. The food was good, but nothing to write home about. I will say the French fries are surprisingly memorable for... More 

Thank Megan4handphoto
Redondo Beach, California
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138 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten and had drinks here 3 times. I have enjoyed it and will come back yet again. It is a fun and popular place in Carmel Village. Great Bloody Marys. It specializes in oysters, which are very good. Also, it is one of the few places which offers Manhattan clam chowder, in addition to the more famous New... More 

Thank yannis63
Atlanta, Georgia
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78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked down from our hotel for shopping and a drink. Wound up here as it looked like a nice spot. Good beer and liquor selections. Looking for a light dinner and order the clam chowder and turkey sandwich. Chowder was just average and needed salt and pepper which helped but still bland. Great atmosphere and staff while we sat at... More 

Thank Clairsan
Lincoln, California, United States
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visit the Carmel-Pacific Grove area, a couple times a year, A W Shucks is at the top of our list. We try to sit at the bar in this relatively small place that is casual, even boisterous. We enjoy oysters, raw or cooked, crab cakes and other seafood specialties, while watching the staff work their shucking magic. Nice... More 

Thank Michael V A
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By the time we rolled into Carmel, it was a car load of starving scenery struck tourists... And the only thing to satisfy a craving like that is a hearty, juicy, decadent, American burger! After a brisk walk and review of menus, we decided to go in for the kill... unfortunately, there was an expected wait of approximately 45 minutes.... More 

Thank Stargazer_168
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our go to oyster joint! In fact we've gone to 2x this week! Chowder and crab anything is excellent!

Thank mac1670
Laguna Beach, California
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get reservations otherwise on busy weekends 30-60 minutes wait time. Normal food not over priced. Good service. Will return.

Thank Bob S
Los Osos, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a quaint little seafood lunch, this is the place to settle down for a great meal. The service was quick and respectful and the food was hot and tasteful.

Thank hungrynomore2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: (831) 624-6605

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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