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“Best food in Abbeville, expect a long wait & cafeteria atmosphere”

Shucks The Louisiana Seafood
Ranked #1 of 51 Restaurants in Abbeville
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Best food in Abbeville, expect a long wait & cafeteria atmosphere”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Shucks is an occasional dinner choice for us when we either have a lot of time and patience to wait for a table, or are willing to eat especially early or late. Shucks' food is great -- excellent raw and grilled oysters, best crab cakes I've had in LA, one of my favorites for crawfish etouffee. Hubby loves their pan broiled (grilled) oysters. Most entrees come with a salad and choice of starch-based side. Wish they would add another salad option/upgrade to get something more than a bowl full of lettuce with a couple of tomato slices on top. REALLY wish they'd add a few healthier side options - veggies, anyone?

The atmosphere is best described as cajun cafeteria - we hate it, but we're outsiders, so the single open large room with plastic tables motif is jarring to us. They are somewhat victims of their own success - the restaurant is always packed, and it seems like there is ALWAYS an 1+ hour wait for dinner. It's loud and they try to turn the tables quickly, but the, service is generally good and every time we've dined, the manager has stopped by to ask how our meal was.

When we get a craving for oysters, we are always torn between Shucks and Dupuy's. Shucks has an edge on Dupuy's for food, but Dupuy's is so much less hassle with a quieter atmosphere, so we usually wind up there. Shucks is highly recommended, though, for truly excellent cajun food.

  • Visited December 2012
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“Delicious!”
Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

The red fish, crab cakes, gator bites, roasted oysters, raw oysters and bread pudding, WOW! Will definitely return!

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Abbeville, Louisiana, United States
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Eating at Shucks”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

My wife and I eat at Shucks on occasion and enjoy their seafood, steaks and soups. The staff there are very friendly.It's located at the beginning of where Hwy 167 starts on the south side of town. We also love the raw oysters on the half shell. As a matter of fact if you look at the southwest corner of the restaurant, you will see them shucking them mouth watering oysters! On weekends the place is usually packed. so you may ave to wait a bit to be seated, but it's worth the wait. Check it out! You want be sorry.

  • Visited November 2012
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent Oysters!!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Shucks Restaurant in Abbeville Louisiana is a great place to eat Oysters. They also have Shrimp, Fish, and great Crab Chowder. The Shrimp Gumbo is very good. I recommend stopping by and get a bite to eat!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Lafayette, LA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“oysters”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

best oysters on the half shell in acadiana. havent trried anything else there. we get several dozen and just eat that. worth the drive from anywhere in Acadiana

Visited September 2012
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