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A.W. Shuck's

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2200 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1915
+1 757-664-9117
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perhaps because we came at 3pm and it was during shift change but the service and food delivery we below expectations. -We waited 20 mins for the oysters. -Nicoise salad dressing was pink (?), for what should have been a vinaigrette -hush puppies were very good -we were not greeted and barwoman didn't allow us to seat ourselves although restaurant... More 

Thank Stale_Bread_Spanky
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i went there last week and it is very convenient as it is open till late in the night. good variety of beer and food. staff agreeable.

Thank E T
Norfolk, Virginia
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately the last two times I ate there the food was not up to par. Although some of the side dishes were good (the hush puppies, Mac and cheese and side salad) the spinach was so bland I had to return it. The tuna was overcooked and dry, so I asked for it to be prepared properly. What I got... More 

Thank itismelee
Norfolk, Virginia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Corn on the cob is always fresh, not frozen. Corn on the Cob is terrific. Great casual place for dinner. Good selection of fresh fish. go there often for dinner.

Thank Dennis F
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Moved away from tidewater many years ago. Still return for several reasons, one is local seafood dives like this one. If you are into sparkly food presentations, snappy crisp decorations, keep driving past this one. 'Shucks reminds me so much of the old Duck-Inn, it's almost scary. Yep, the aroma of FRESH seafood as soon as you walk thru the... More 

Thank Jerry M
Cary, North Carolina
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195 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

When in town we always go here for their Monday Night all you can eat crab legs.....wrong. They stopped them the previous Monday and transitioned to All You Can eat Shrimp...big mistake. After 2 tries, my wife finally said bring me a bowl of soup. We weren't the only ones disappointed, others were sending the shrimp back too, over cooked... More 

Thank Joe F
Canton, Ohio
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner here when we needed a little break from time with our large family, while in town visiting. The food was good and the atmosphere was great. Service was also great!

Thank hfankhauser1108
San Diego, California
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Locals seem to love this place, but I don't get it. The food was just okay. The hush puppies were too dense. The catfish didn't taste like catfish, it might have been flounder. The crabcakes were disappointing. I even left a crabcake on my plate when I left the restaurant. The collard greens were great, but that was the most... More 

Thank Jaleisha J
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114 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Fresh greens on the salads and fresh seafood! Love fresh tuna and fresh scallops that are sweet like these! Yumm Fried oysters went fast! They were excellent! Shrimp were fried too much They were fried hard.. but scallops were on point seared to perfection

Thank Keeterbarn Corn... F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great staff and a superb selection of oysters!! Best burger around, too! Definitely a "local's" spot in Ghent!

Thank Mary F

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2200 Colonial Ave, Norfolk, VA 23517-1915
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Norfolk
  • Phone Number: +1 757-664-9117

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