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.'
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Self and Valet parking available at the hotel.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
Shuckers Happy Hour: Monday - Friday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Shuckers Ratings and Reviews
We ran in around 6:15pm just to have som ...
We ran in around 6:15pm just to have something before going to the theater. It was about 1/2-3/4's full. We were seated within a minute. Everyone that waited on us was great especially our server. She is from Bosnia and was attentive throughout. She really made sure about our choices and suggested I split my order or oysters into two which I did and loved both kinds. We both had drinks and were eating appetizers and small crab louis. Everything was timed out perfectly which for me is one of the must haves in any place I go. My wife had a great time and never felt rushed. Overall a great meal and service.
We were looking forward to dining at Shu ...
We were looking forward to dining at Shuckers based on their menu and some previous reviews. While our experience was OK, we were disappointed that it did not live up to our expectations. We actually like to take our time with our meals when dining out, but the service was extremely slow even for us. It seemed the waiter may have had more tables to handle than he could efficiently manage. In terms of the food, the flavors were just OK and not remarkable. The noise level was fine, but we did note the tables felt small and close together. All in all we did not feel it was worth the cost when so many other great options are available in Seattle.
As always, Shuckers did not disappoint T ...
As always, Shuckers did not disappoint
The service, impeccable and the food of top notch quality.
The manager, Sandra, never fails to come to each table to check how everyone's doing.
I am a regular and everyone addresses
me by name.
The wine list almost non existent. The m ...
The wine list almost non existent. The menu was ok but lack much variety. The crab cakes were average, the steamed clams were good but had a bitter after taste. I can make better at home. The oysters were the best thing. The halibut special was average.
Overall, I would say its ok, not great. Not recommended. Find another place
Protein portions were too small for the ...
Protein portions were too small for the price (4 scallops for $42, 2 small pieces of fish for $25 fish and chips dinner entrees). Great taste, but very pricey. Not sure we'll go back given there are plenty of alternatives here.
We started with Stellar Bay oysters and ...
We started with Stellar Bay oysters and a cup of clam chowder. A bottle of McCrea Viognier with our Scallops, creamed corn and the Mac and cheese.
Chowder was creamy and delicious. Scallops were tender and perfectly cooked. Crab creamed corn was very tasty and a great pairing with the scallops. The Mac and cheese!!! YUM!!! Is the only way to describe it. Absolutely delish! We were stuffed and couldn't leave without one more bite!
Our waitress Darla is a gem! Sweet and extremely attentive. As were all the staff, my water glass was never empty and plates were cleared promptly.
We will definitely be back!
We have been coming to Shuckers for 25 y ...
We have been coming to Shuckers for 25 years usually for special occasions centered around meeting up with friends. On our last visit excellent as usual. Had the perfect table for 3 - the corner toward the street intersection - quiet.
Elegant spot for lunch with grown ups. S ...
Elegant spot for lunch with grown ups. Seafood salads were tasty, bread was just baked and we enjoyed a window table with a view of the street. Nice that they offer soups/salads in two sizes. I was told this was a downtown Seattle classic and I can see why. Service was perfect, too.
Went to Seattle to see the St. Louis Car ...
Went to Seattle to see the St. Louis Cardinals (my favorite team) play the Mariners and to find this establishment. My Cards lost two out of three games but I hit a home run eating here. Their seafood is delicious. The variety and quality of their oysters is excellent, so are their prawns. We elected to eat at the bar instead of at our table because the bar looked cozy. They have a nice selection of refreshments and our barkeep was a knock out. She knew the menu inside out and gave excellent suggestions. We will be back to eat here again. Thank you.
Classy restaurant in the Fairmont Hotel. ...
Classy restaurant in the Fairmont Hotel. The look is wood paneled pub but it’s a very upscale seafood restaurant. The menu is pricey but the food is excellent and service is good. My wife had the seared scallops and thought they were great. I had the mixed grill on the recommendation of our waiter and it was excellent; fish, clams, shrimp and scallops all cooked perfectly. The highlight of my meal was the crab mac ‘n cheese; hot with melted cheese and lumps of crab.
The menu was full of seafood options whi ...
The menu was full of seafood options which is exactly what we were looking for. I had the salmon which was delicious and my girlfriend had the scallops which she loved. For an appetizer we split the Oysters Rockefeller that were cooked to perfection. They weren't too greasy or cheesy and tasted great. Shuckers also has a good wine list to pair with seafood. Our waiter was on point too. All in all a very good place.
Good meal in a fancy hotel but the resta ...
Good meal in a fancy hotel but the restaurant is more an upscale pub than a fancy place which suited us well. Oysters, scallops, rosemary cracker bread and butter, and the key lime pie were all out of this world! The Copper River Salmon was just okay.
Became an oyster fan!
While waiting for our reservation, we sat at the bar. The bartender was helpful in recommending a variety of raw and baked oysters, all of which were delicious. The rest of the evening followed suit. Great waiter, delicious food, and yummy dessert.
They have a great variety of catch of th ...
They have a great variety of catch of the day fish. Mostly salmon or halibut. Food is great. Great wine list. Nice romantic place or place for friends and family. Excellent outside seating. Nice find. Second time here.
It's done your way.
This was actually our first time here, although we've walked by the restaurant many times over the 20 plus years we had worked in Seattle prior to retirement. We also have stayed at the Olympic several times without once considering a reservation at Shuckers.......our complete lost!
I'd asked for something off the menu and our server (James or "Jim if you like") said "OK" without batting an eye. James was spot on, not overly pushy or gushing with fake sincerity. The food was superb! We had Copper River King Salmon cooked the way we've enjoyed at home.
We highly recommend Shuckers for everyday dining and special occasions or theater night.
Thanks for a great meal and evening.
We will return!!!!!
Ambiance and food always top notch!
I have dined at Shucker's many times over the years, and have always found their food and beverages to be very high quality, and the service exceptional. The restaurant has a lovely classy but cosy ambiance; with welcoming, friendly and professional staff. Their seafood chowder is scrumptious! This visit was as enjoyable as ever, and I was very pleased that they honoured the requests I made via my Open Dining reservation. Try the Creamsicle dessert drink!
Went to Suckers for a 50th Birthday dinn ...
Went to Suckers for a 50th Birthday dinner before seeing Billy Joel. Meal was fantastic. Ahi Tuna was amazing and the wasabi was outstanding! Server (Jay) was excellent and they brought a huge piece of cake out on the house! Gave us a fabulous table at the window. Jay advised us on the best way to get to the show. Was a wonderful way to start the evening!
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