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A.W. Shucks

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Address: Carmel, CA
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+1 831-624-6605
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00

A popular local pub.

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The fresh oysters are the best here and great friendly servers. The chowders are very fresh and delicious ! Come here if you want excellent seafood.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The fresh oysters are the best here and great friendly servers. The chowders are very fresh and delicious ! Come here if you want excellent seafood.

Thank lifeis2goodtimes
Bend, Oregon
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Crowded and lively with a cool bar vibe. Located in the heart of the Ocean Avenue restaurants and shops. Since we are not oyster eaters we opted for sandwiches. Portions are enormous and ingredients fresh and tasty. Very noisy during midday lunch rush, but fun.

Thank Craig C
Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This place may be tiny but amazing! A must stop if you love raw oysters (hence the name) & a great bloody Mary. There was a bit of a wait on a Saturday afternoon. The restaurant had great service so worth the wait. The town of Carmel is lovely, sweet cottages. It is bit of a fairy tale town.

Thank Anita E
Sacramento, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Never heard of Rose chowder... but will ask for it now! Red Manhatten swirled into the NE style which is sometimes too rich fir me. This was perfect. Been trying chowder all over town-- had some good ones, but all 3 styles were top on our list Fish & chips was one of best too with 3 large pieces of... More 

Thank Bonnie C
Kansas City, Missouri
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195 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We come to Carmel at least once a year, and can't stay away from AW Shucks. The owners (Michelle and Mike) never fail to make us feel at home and their food is fresh and cooked to order. They often have oysters from different regions to enjoy, something for everyone's taste. The only surprise this time was that instead of... More 

Thank lwolfe1
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a couple of pre dinner drinks and wasn't disappointed. Cocktails at the bar were delicious and beer selection varied. Best bar in town.

Thank Dean M
Tampa Bay, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Dinner with Clint Eastwood, it wasn't, but I bet Ol' Dirty Harry eats here. We had a dozen raw oysters, half from Chesapeake Bay and half from San Francisco. I also had a fried seafood combo with calamari, fish and prawns. A couple of Bloody Mary oyster shooters got us in the mood. The food was excellent and the service... More 

Thank texigator
Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Although this is an oyster bar, we had fish and chips and shrimp and chips. It was top notch! Some of the best we've ever had! I'll be back!

Thank Jeffrey A
Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

There was s long wait but they take your number and call when table is almost ready giving you time to shop while waiting. Small restaurant but great atmosphere. Staff was friendly and fast. We had a dozen oysters which were cold, fresh and delicious. Burger was average but hot which I love. Fries great (super hot). Drinks were average... More 

Thank S G
Bradenton, Florida
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177 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Located right on Ocean Blvd this very friendly restaurant and bar. The food is good and the service is great as well. Nice friendly place for cocktails and food.

Thank Charles G

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