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A W Shucks

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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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redding, ca
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had great service at the bar. Really no need to wait for a table if you are couple. Fun interaction with the other customers as well as a view of all the action. Rather small inside but very charming. The clam chowder was the highlight. I must say that I am a clam chowder aficionado. I highly recommend the... More 

Thank kendrardh
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165 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice Oyster Bar in the heart of Carmel. In order to avoid the lines and wait try going during off hours. We found parking on the street nearby and got a table immediately at 3 PM. The chowder was good. The 'fried fish combo' was great. I usually do NOT go for fried fish but the batter... More 

1 Thank pompui
San Diego, California
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a small place, just a few tables. The menu is somewhat limited but the food is really good. Great oysters, chowder, crab cocktail. Also burgers, fries, etc. A good selection of beers, and an amazing selection of scotches and bourbons. And, a friendly staff. A wonderful place for a late afternoon stop or a pre-dinner drink.

Thank FMPinSD
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We ate here twice during our three day stay in Carmel. Downside...you cannot reserve a table, however you can leave your name and number and they will call you when there is a table available ...Upside the food and the staff are great! Thanks Beth/Bess? sorry! and Diane....

Thank Morag H
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had lunch here after a long non-stop drive from Santa Barbara. My wife had the fried shrimp and I had soup and half a sandwich. Soup was a "rose" clam chowder (blending of New England and Manhattan styles) and the half-sandwich was seafood salad. Both were very good, but the fried shrimp was so good that we returned the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This place is on my number one stop when I visit Carmel. Sharing a dozen oysters with my husband and a glass of bubbly doesn't get any better!! I like to sit at the oyster bar and see the 2 guys preparing all the dishes. Friendly staff. Decided to stay and have dinner here tonight. The shrimp tacos prepared with... More 

Thank Cindy F
Peoria, Arizona
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were walking around Carmel and decided to have some lunch here. The clam chowder had very little flavor, which was amazing since we were right on the ocean. The place was really loud so it was almost impossible to talk over lunch. The food was okay but way over-priced for what you get. Lots of other places in Carmel... More 

Thank Karl T
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

A very nice, comfortable bar/restaurant that offered a wide variety of craft beers and seafood. The charbroiled oysters were delicious!

Thank Mike B
Longmont, Colorado
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117 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I'd say it was very average. I did not like the table we were at I felt very squished and tight in there. Not a relaxing experience and I really dislike tall barstool kind of chairs. But definitely pick a different restaurant the next time if ever I am in Carmel-by-the-Sea.

Thank Susan S
Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fun restaurant in Carmel By The Sea. It is very popular oyster bar. We visited a couple of times and different hours and it had wait times both times. Nice variety of raw oysters. Close to the ocean but not on it.

Thank Sharon C

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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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?