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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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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Deep fried. If you like deep fried heavy food then it's a nice quick reasonably priced meal. Nothing fancy. No fresh healthy choices. No chef here, just a fry cook. Just ok. (We didn't have oysters).

Thank NotesFromNorth
Kansas City
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94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very small place so you will probably have to wait. There is open seating at the oyster bar or the cocktail bar. We wanted to sit at a table which are all bar type tall tables so we gave them our phone number and walked around until they called us. It only took about 10 minutes. The... More 

Thank KansasCityScubachick
Chelsea, Alabama
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the shukafeller and the raw oysters and I am now a fan. Service was great, wine and beer extensive. Small place so get there before the shops close because the place fills up fast!

Thank Pamela M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

don't order the crab cakes it was missing the crab! vegetables chili had no vegetables! instead keep it short order the clam chowder and oyster half shells amazing.

Thank Rick B
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Speedy, friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere. Tables turn fast so even if the wait seems long it probably won't be. The menu is small and the food is pretty good. I wouldn't rave about the food or anything but it was good enough and tasted fresh. We had the clam chowder, fish tacos, Caesar salad and crab cake. It... More 

Thank Elyse S
Fairfax, California
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great small little stop to get a nice glass of wine and oysters on the half shell. They offer baked and breaded as well, which are delicious too. We give it four stars because the oysters need to be a little higher in quality, perhaps by carrying a few different selections at different price points - it... More 

Thank Esther84
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A W Shucks is a cute little place in the heart of the Carmel shopping area. That's where it stops, the oysters where small and had way to much cheese on them. The clam chowder tasted like warm milk.. it was thin and had very little clams or potatoes. The wait staff was slow and Un attentive. With all the... More 

Thank Lgonzo19
Lodi, Ca
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chowder and a Bloody Mary!! A great way to start our weekend. We try and make AW Shucks our normal lunch stop some time during our occasional visits to Carmel. Good chowder and an excellent Bloody Mary. Our server, Laura, was delightfully - efficient and attentive. Shucks can get very busy so we found Friday right about noon to be... More 

Thank irishrover40
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes. Its just a drink. Don't get all excited. But do. We just stopped in for a drink and i had to try this one. So delicious. Great quaint spot.

Thank Pattie S

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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, 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, Dining on a budget, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?