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A W Shucks

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
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Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-6605
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Orlando, Florida
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122 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When in Carmel we always have at least one meal here. Robin waited on us this visit and we find the small atmosphere and the attentive staff ALWAYS a relaxing event! I am newer to eating oysters off the half shell so want to go to a place I trust. They have a great selection of oysters and I depend... More 

Thank Lamar02
Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally where I am from in Florida, a seafood place with a play on the name has restrooms labeled Buoys and Gulls and an overall food, drink and service experience to avoid. However A.W. Shucks is a totally different animal. Overall it was excellent. The place is relatively small but the service is friendly and attentive and the food stellar.... More 

Thank dpearce6
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for oysters and drinks. Sat right away at oyster bar and ate away. Good selection of the various oysters. Service was good and quick. Staff very polite. Specialty drinks were good. This place is situated in a great downtown location walking distance to numerous other places. Will come back again.

Thank Ted E
Arnold, California
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nice place to have a glass of wine, soup and a sandwich! Reservations not required and you can sit at a table or the bar to eat!

Thank 59lauraalison
Nipomo, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Having been evacuated from our hotel in Guerneville because of flooding. We landed in Carmel and found ourselves belly up to the bar at AH Shucks. We were greeted by the smiling faces of the staff, from the hostesses to the cooks and our wonderful bar tender Rowena. Rowena was a definite highlight on our journey. She is a wonderful... More 

Thank TDubya70
Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We stopped in for a few oysters + drinks before dinner. The oysters were OK, and so were the drinks. I wouldn't eat a full meal here though.

Thank Jenny K
West Hollywood, California
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Busy, buzzing atmosphere. Quick, pleasant service of utterly acceptable American cuisine. Yummy steak fries. A great 'quick' refueling stop :)

Thank christinep576
Marina del Rey, California
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Oyster bar with everything you would want! A simple yet well prepared food! It's small but lively. You can't go wrong here!

Thank Barry P
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We walked in on a Monday night. It was busy but we got a table easily. Our waitress was great; gave some great suggestions about the food and wine list. We were tossing up between a glass or bottle of wine and she talked us out of the bottle. Impressed she didn't try to upsell. Clam chowder great and the... More 

Thank Goddo80
Orange County, California
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57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Local vibe - wine and chowder (New England, Manhattan or Rose) on a chilly rainy afternoon is the best.

Thank cargo629

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-624-6605

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