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“Best Clam Chowder...”
Review of A W Shucks

A W Shucks
Ranked #11 of 159 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Orbe, Switzerland
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Best Clam Chowder...”
Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Awesome ! Best clam chowder I had for years! Great crab cakes with perfect Caesar Salad.. Superb Chardonnay from local Carmel valley.. Nice ambience, efficient service.. Highly recommended...

  • Visited October 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great fresh seafood”
Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

Arrived into Carmel hungry and tired after 5 hour drive. Chose this place because we love seafood and also had received great reviews from other TA guests. We were not disappointed. Carmel is beautiful and there is such a mix of great looking places to eat. But this place is casual whilst maintaining a really cool vibe.
The crab cakes are delicious and the prawns on my salad were the largest I've ever eaten. You've got to go here!

  • Visited September 2013
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Hampshire, England
Level 6 Contributor
113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“OK, but not great”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

The atmosphere was great, the servers were friendly and I really wanted to like this place. But I mainly went for the oysters and they were a disappointment. Of my half dozen three were still firmly attached to the shell and all six were full of broken shell pieces. Not good enough. With a name like AW Shucks it should be possible to have someone on the staff who knows how to shuck an oyster!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank pirate859
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Delicous seafood and lovely relaxed atmosphere”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We decided to have a tapas-style aperitif here and had booked dinner elsewhere, but next time we will definitely have full dinner here.

We shared the crab cocktail, which was super fresh, tasty and a good size portion. The wine list was good and well priced.

Service was excellent; friendly and efficient without being intrusive (which we have often found service to be in the USA).

We didn't try the oysters, but the people next to us did and then ordered a second helping, so they are on our list for the next visit.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Rud_Annamh
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Coral Springs, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
204 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Fabulous Seafood”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

Had lunch twice at this restaurant. The food is top notch especially the oysters and chowder. The service is very prompt and efficient.

Visited September 2013
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