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Reviewed January 11, 2021 via mobile

I waited a while to try their clam chowder due to the holidays and covid. Let me tell you it was worth the wait. As a new Englander, this stuff is solid. Fantastic flavor, perfect consistency, pairs perfect with some sourdough or French bread. At...first I was a little thrown off by the pricing of near $30/qt. But after tasting, I enjoy this chowdah way better than anything out at Bodega or down at Fishermans Wharf. Downtown Petaluma🤙. Not some watered down junk, this is some real deal Clam Chowder. Just saying, get you some😉More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed April 23, 2020 via mobile

Many people think this restaurant is good mostly for oysters. While this is true, it is also great for other food. My husband and I have dined in the restaurant a few times. During this time of shelter in place, we look forward to the...incredible to go meals offered at The Shuckery. We’ve enjoyed salmon Wellington with scalloped potatoes, a fresh leek tart, green salad, and panna cotta for dessert. Another time we had fried chicken with broccolini and macaroni and cheese and a wonderful salad. For dessert we had bread pudding with caramel sauce. The portions are very generous and the food is cheerfully delivered to our car at the curb. These delicious meals are one of the bright and dependable spots in this time of uncertainty. We will go back for more to go dinners, and when they can reopen for in-restaurant dining, we will be one of the first there!More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020

Spent a weekend in Petaluma and found The Shuckery. It’s a lovely location in a historic hotel. Food was very good and service perfect. All the guest seemed to be having a great time. There were 4 different kinds of oysters available and they ran...out of one type. Go early and have a drink in the ajoining hotel bar. We would definiately return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 6, 2020

Two of us enjoyed the "plateau" along with soup and bread. Just right for us. The Plateau was a sampler of mostly raw seafood. 3 pairs of fresh oysters on the half shell; a pair of barely heated oysters with a bone marrow top; 2...lightly grilled jumbo prawns; citrus scallops; and rockfish ceviche house mini tortillas and chips. The curry butternut soup was wonderful with the baugettes. Small place with character, you can watch the staff cook your meals from the bar.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed October 26, 2019 via mobile

Visited The Shuckery with a friend of mine and being from the east coast and growing up in the shadow of Island Creek Oysters I wasn’t expecting to be wowed. Well, I’m man enough to admit I was wrong. Sat at the bar and talked...oysters with the very knowledgeable staff as they shucked away. Sampled some oysters from Baja, Washington and CA. All were terrific. Also had their fried calamari which was phenomenal. As the Terminator would say, “I’ll be back” 😎More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

We had a reservation for 8 pm on a very busy Saturday evening. Unfortunately, they were over booked through Open Table. We could wait for 25 minutes, go to the adjoining Petaluma Hotel lobby where we would be served from the restaurant’s menu, or sit...at the bar. Since there was no available seating at the hotel, we chose seats at the bar. The bar seats are comfortable, so it wasn’t much of an imposition. As soon as a table was available, we were offered a move to a table. We chose to stay at the bar. The woman at the bar was delightful and her service was on point. My husband and I shared the three beet salad and the ceviche. I had the Basque fish stew; my husband had a bowl of New England style clam chowder. All were well-prepared, served at the right temperature for each dish, and very tasty. We were welcomed by everyone - the host, our server, the manager. We definitely felt that our being there was appreciated. We were quite comfortable. This is a great testament to the service, training, and thoughtfulness of the staff - that they could provide such a welcoming environment on a very busy Saturday evening.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 11, 2019

To celebrate our 24th Wedding Anniversary my husband reserved a table for two for us at the Shuckery in downtown Petaluma. What a wonderful evening we had! Great atmosphere, service, food and when we ordered our dessert to share, the very kind server added a...bit of red wine to our glasses to complement the delicious flourless chocolate cake. We were very pleased with our evening. We live in Petaluma and love this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 3, 2019

Very nice seafood apart from oysters. The restaurant is small, it seems to be part of a hotel. Definitely worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 17, 2019

We have a new favorite restaurant in Petaluma -- The Shuckery. We have eaten there 4 times in the past year and we can't wait to go back. The menu is simple and the star of the show are the fresh oysters. Do yourself a...favor and sit at the bar to you can watch the "shucking" in action. The other food is spectacular as well -- fresh fish, meats, and poultry. This is a "happy" place too. The service is wonderful. Run, don't walk to The Shuckery -- you won't be disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 15, 2019

I often travel solo so when I walked in here I was immediately smitten by the elegant bar. I had a delicious beer, plenty of wines are offered being in the wine country and finally settled on raw oysters. Exceptionally delicious and so fresh! They...had 3 different kinds on this particular night and I loved all of them. West Coast and Washington oysters were offered and I enjoyed every bite. Suddenly I was chatting with the couple next to me and I feel I made new friends. The ambiance is wonderful, you feel a part of the family in this elegant restaurant. Check it out, don't miss it.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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On our visit the dress was casual. Anything from shorts and tops to business casual.
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