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A W Shucks

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Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-6605
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11:00 am - 10:00 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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Scotland
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2014

This place had it all, great seafood, beer, cocktails, friendly staff, and above all, atmosphere! Out of 4 nights in Carmel we had dinner there twice and also stopped in for drinks ( and snacks) twice, does that tell you enough?

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1 Thank privatewire
Liverpool, New York
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2014

Randie made the best mojito ever, so good I had to order another! She was nice to chat with while we sat up at the bar and ate. I had a veggie burger that was so tasty. My husband got a burger that he said was perfectly cooked and flavorful.

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1 Thank babydo1l16
Monterey, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2014

Friendly, fun and great food! Small restaurant in downtown. If your in Carmel on the weekend make a reservation so you don't miss out of fabulous food

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Newbury Park, California
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2014

In the heart of Carmel on Ocean Ave., A W Shucks was a great place for a drink and food. The seafood combo was super tasty. The Caesar crab salad was huge with a generous serving of crab! The clam chowder was very good, especially the Rose mix of New England and Manhattan soups. Our Bloody Mary was very good.... More 

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Nacogdoches, Texas
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2014

We had a great dinner around 6:30 one evening. We walked right in and did not have to wait. Our server, Robin, was great ! We had crab cakes, peel & eat prawns, fish & chips, and a louie shrimp salad. Everything was great! The Bloody Mary's were very good ! The place is small but packed full of great... More 

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Thank WendyB12
Knoxville, Tennessee
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2014

When is an oyster bar not an oyster bar? When you step into A W Shucks. Despite the busy late lunch, the staff was friendly, our server taking the time to talk to us about the menu. The oysters were wonderful and we went with meals that gave us a variety of things to taste. We had a wonderful time... More 

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Encinitas, California
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

Every trip to Carmel includes a stop at AW Shucks. Our go-to meal is a bowl of their great New England chowder and a Bloody Mary. The menu offers a good variety of casual dishes and salads. AW is a great institution.

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Thank TominCA
Fallon, Nevada
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84 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2014

Was recommended as one of the best places to eat in Carmel. Friendly staff but food wasn't anything special. However, the tartar sauce and cocktail sauce were excellent. Fried calamari was okay, not chewy, but didn't "pop" with flavor. Ordered the appetizer calamari instead of meal - more than enough for 3-4 people. Oysters were okay. Good selection of wine.

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Thank lanie101
Oakland, California
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2014

Our server was a delight. As busy as it was, she was always very attentive. We ordered the oysters (yummy!), a bottle of champagne (even more yummy) and a cup of their Rose clam chowder (combination of New England and Manhattan style). Very pricey but very worth it.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our bartender, Rowena, made us the best Bloody Mary we've ever tasted. Next night, she concocted terrific vodka drinks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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 County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-6605

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