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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
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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121 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

No reservations and located along the charming Main Street of Carmel, this place is a must visit. We waited 15 minutes for a table at 3pm so this restaurant is very popular. The food is delicious, oyster shooters have a great kick to it. I like it that they have the option of fish fritters and salad instead of fish... More 

Thank Senyum
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great cocktails and beer options. Fish and chips were also delicious. Busy and lively atmosphere. Really enjoyed!

Thank Fiona2936
Danville, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

went for lunch on a summer afternoon..oysters on the half shell, clam chowder, fish and chips, draft beer!! what is not to love! great service, good food, fair prices..loved it1

Thank Donna M
Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite its mostly favorable ratings, I found the restaurant to be no more than average. The service was rather slow (I had to ask the hostess if someone could take my order after waiting for 15 minutes while I observed several waitresses milling around, chit-chatting with other customers who had already been served), however, the waitress who finally took my... More 

Thank LALawyer2
Chico, California
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a restaurant that states oysters are its specialty the quality was not what we had thought it would be, fish and chips were not beer battered but ok, would not rush back

Thank AngelaandAriel
L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, France
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small bar/restaurant right on the main boulevard in Carmel. Fresh oysters are the mainstay - though we just stopped for a glass of wine. Like many of Carmel's restaurants, this place was buzzing every time we walked by. It took several passes before we were lucky and scored two seats at the bar. We liked the vibe,... More 

Thank KM-Flaneur
Brentwood, California
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149 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. The fish and chips and the calamari was outstanding. The quantity was very generous and our server was outstanding. I wish we had more of an appetite to at least try the oysters, which is their specialty. All of the surrounding street parking was a 2 Hr limit so we had to fight bush up... More 

Thank Callbob1
Mentor Ohio
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for something casual and this place fit the bill perfectly. Prices were good, food quality was great and service was excellent. My husband loved the raw oysters, the clam chowder was very good as were the fish tacos and albacore tuna sandwich. Good selection of beverages.

Thank NoKidsCanTravel
Commerce Township, Michigan
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101 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love me some charbroiled oysters! But A W Shucks has broiled oysters. A small distinction I know, but broiling alone does not infuse a nice smokey flavor like charbroiling. This place is very small. About 15 tables and some bar space. That being said, my large group was seated quickly during a mid-week dinner. Service was very friendly and... More 

Thank GOBLUE80
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great evening out at AW Shucks. We had originally gone to AM Shucks for a drink having booked another restaurant for dinner, but we ended up cancelling our other reservation and eating there. Good fun sitting at the bar, drinking cocktails and watching the talented chefs serve up delicious seafood. Food delicious and they happily called us... More 

Thank ktay1

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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, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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