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A W Shucks

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups
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Ocean Ave AT San Carlos St, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-624-6605
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Carmel properly for the first time on a recent trip to California. I was looking for a place for lunch and saw A W Shucks, which was a good choice! It looks like the customers are a mixture of locals and tourists, which is a good combination. It's also a short walk from the Pacific. It was welcoming,... More 

Thank ADfromSElondon
San Francisco, United States
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One day trip over President's Day weekend and looking for a place to eat lunch. Based on TripAdvisor this was one of the best places for kid friendly lunches. Went at about 11:40 and was told there be a 20-30 minute wait. No problem it was lunch time; after about 10 minutes received call table was ready. Had to wait... More 

Thank Philip L
Vancouver, Canada
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for lunch at AW Shucks. The oysters were great--fish and chips were delicious. Not heavily battered and three good size pieces. The crab cake was ok but it didn't measure up to the rest of the food we had. Friendly efficient service. Recommended.

Thank jan10860
Orlando, Florida
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126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

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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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

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 8 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 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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 3 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

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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
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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?