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Shuckers

#15 of 3,041 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown
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411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101-2507 (4th Ave)
+1 206-621-1984
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe it was a game night, it was packed and noisy. But the food were decent. We tried 6 types of oysters cold dish. Some were sweet and some were creamy. Baked oysters were pretty good too, especially the Rockfeller Style. Steelhead salmon for the night were fresh but I hopefully it could be seasoned with a little more flavor.... More 

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Thank Xiafei C
FairmontOlympicSEA, Food and Beverage Coordinator at Shuckers, responded to this review

Hello Xiafei C, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Shuckers and for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your kind words in regards to our service and food quality. Here at the Fairmont Olympic, we strive to create an experience that is memorable and unique for our guests. Thank you again for taking... More 

New York, New York, United States
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106 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Although we just came for the weekend, we ended up eating here twice. From the nice cocktails, to lovely oysters to wonderful entrees, we loved everything served! And, if we lived here, we could come often!

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Food and Beverage Coordinator at Shuckers, responded to this review

Hello SeanSouthey Thank you for choosing to dine with us in Shuckers and for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your kind words in regards to our food quality. Here at the Fairmont Olympic, we strive to create an experience that is memorable and unique for our guests. Thank you again for taking the time to... More 

Alberta
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154 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted seafood and Shuckers was near the top of the Seattle list. Nestled in the Fairmont hotel, lies this little gem of a spot. Thirsty and having had no beer yet, decided to try the microbrew beer flight for $8. Great choice of four local brews all wonderfully different in tastes and all explained well. My wife had the seafood... More 

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Food and Beverage Coordinator at Shuckers, responded to this review

Hello Mahulu Thank you for choosing to dine with us in Shuckers and for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your kind words in regards to our food quality. Here at the Fairmont Olympic, we strive to create an experience that is memorable and unique for our guests. Thank you again for taking the time to... More 

Washington State
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten there a number of times and keep going back. It is a relaxed enjoyable place with a great wine list a really quite spectacular food. Very imaginative dishes with interesting spicing. Staff is really good and take expert care of us. A lot of upscale restaurants in the city can make you feel in a hurry and... More 

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Food and Beverage Coordinator at Shuckers, responded to this review

Hello Davidk_10 Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Shuckers and for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your kind words in regards to our service, ambiance and food quality. Here at the Fairmont Olympic, we strive to create an experience that is memorable and unique for our guests. Thank you again for taking... More 

Washington DC
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157 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here. Six oysters which were fresh and delicious. Halibut for a main course- expertly prepared but a small portion. A glass of house white wine. Almost $100. It's good but pricey

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Thank Wrldtvlr27
FairmontOlympicSEA, Food and Beverage Coordinator at Shuckers, responded to this review

Hello Wrldtvlr27 Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Shuckers and for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your kind words in regards to our food quality. Here at the Fairmont Olympic, we strive to create an experience that is memorable and unique for our guests. As for our a la carte offerings, we... More 

Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Shuckers Oyster Bar located in the Fairmont Olympic Hotel. It turned out to be a very special place to celebrate our special evening. The atmosphere is quite elegant with its old dark oak paneling and tin ceiling, yet allowing for casual attire.. The service was attentive, friendly, and professional. The menu... More 

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FairmontOlympicSEA, Food and Beverage Coordinator at Shuckers, responded to this review

Hello Rick R Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Shuckers and for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your kind words in regards to our service, ambiance and food quality. Here at the Fairmont Olympic, we strive to create an experience that is memorable and unique for our guests. Thank you again for... More 

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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying at the Fairmont and decided to have dinner in the hotel. Although it was very noisy, our waiter found a quieter spot for us. The oysters were fantastic. And tho Shuckers specializes in seafood and fish, we had a (delicious) Caesar salad and fried chicken. Chicken was the BEST ever.

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Thank sandy g
FairmontOlympicSEA, Food and Beverage Coordinator at Shuckers, responded to this review

Hello sandy g Thank you for choosing to dine with us in Shuckers and for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your kind words in regards to our service and food quality. Here at the Fairmont Olympic, we strive to create an experience that is memorable and unique for our guests. Thank you again for taking... More 

Spokane, Washington
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed two evenings of seafood with waitstaff and chef accommodating food allergies - very good meals

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Thank bettypon7
FairmontOlympicSEA, Food and Beverage Coordinator at Shuckers, responded to this review

Hello bettypon7 Thank you for choosing to dine with us in Shuckers and for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate your kind words in regards to our food quality. Here at the Fairmont Olympic, we strive to create an experience that is memorable and unique for our guests. Thank you again for taking the time to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Such a great experience. Food was amazing and staff was awesome. We ordered desert and when got the bill he said the desert was on the house. Would recommend making reservation it's a pretty busy place

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Monterey, California
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36 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Chose Shuckers as it came highly recommended - disappointed in service. Seemed very understaffed. Food was just ok for the price. Location was convenient but probably would not go back

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Thank LorMar13
FairmontOlympicSEA, Food and Beverage Coordinator at Shuckers, responded to this review

Hello LorMar13, We appreciate when our diners take the time to review our restaurants and give us feedback. We apologize that you did not find our service and food quality to be to standard and hope you will return and give us the opportunity to change your opinion. Thank you again for taking the time to review and we look... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$45
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 411 University St, Seattle, WA 98101-2507
    (4th Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-621-1984
Description
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?