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#18 of 3,026 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free, Pacific Rim
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411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101 (4th Ave)
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A quiet and lovely restaurant with old world charm! Walked in after taking a walk around the city and had a wonderful lunch - great menu and wine list!

Thank CaliforniaFamily3_11
Northville, Michigan
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a late dinner. Our waiter, Chris, was really great. There was even something for a vegetarian. The grilled artichokes and the heirloom tomato salad were just perfect. Also had the the chowder and crab salad. Definitely a good menu with a lot of fresh choices. Fun night.

Thank Mary W
saudi arabia
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Suckers restaurant is, without doubt, a great oyster bar and seafood restaurant located in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in downtown Seattle. The wood paneled décor is sophisticated while creating a warm ambience in which to enjoy a superior quality of tasty treats. The beer selection is extensive, as is the food choice. The steelhead fish was particularly succulent. The crab... More 

Thank marroula
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was tasty and they had nice cocktails. Staff were friendly and helpful. Seafood dishes were overpriced though.

Thank Silvia H
Gibsons, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a nice dinner at Shucker's as far as the food was concerned. However, our waiter didn't seem too interested in his job that night. Maybe he was having a bad day. We tried not to let it ruin our experience. The food was good and we liked the fine food while having a casual dining experience.

Thank Beverly H
Manchester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food & drink was excellent. Good varied choice of food, excellent choice of seafood. Wonderful place to enjoy great food.

Thank jolancs
Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for the fresh seafood and found the vegetables and fruits very fresh too. One of the best restaurant meals we have ever had.

Thank Colorado T
Oxford, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

AMBIENCE: Oak panelled restaurant with a bar giving a lively, fairly noisy atmosphere. A great place for couples an small groups. SERVICE: Seemed really good, but our server had too many tables so the service really suffered. I can’t blame him as he was working as fast as possible, however it drops them from 4 to 5 stars FOOD: Excellent.... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the service was great, the food was less so. After having dined at Purple and the Steelhead Diner, both of which were fabulous, we found Shuckers a bit disappointing by comparison.

Thank Williasp
Pittsburgh, PA
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent restaurant in our hotel, the Fairmont Olympic Seattle. The food was delicious! I especially enjoyed the clam chowder and crab melt sandwich.

Thank lsscancun

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free, Pacific Rim
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 University St., Seattle, WA 98101
    (4th Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 12066211984
Boasting the beautifully carved oak paneling and unique tin ceiling of the haberdashery it once was in the 1930's, Shuckers is one of Seattle's oldest and most pre-eminent oyster bars. With a daily menu featuring a selection of fresh fish and seafood, Shuckers brims with 13 different kinds of oysters prepared nine different ways and features local artisan microbrews.

The Zagat 2005 Restaurant Survey coins Shuckers as a 'Seattle classic' that is one of the 'best seafood restaurants in town' with 'great ambiance' and 'excellent service.'

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?