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“Yummy”

Shucker's Oyster Bar
Ranked #563 of 912 Restaurants in Tallahassee
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Love the atmosphere & people. The oysters are always good. It sits on lake jackson... It is a cash only restaurant.

1  Thank Evelyn N Kevin W
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

very good raw bar, also good steamed and smoked fish, shrimp, good variety of cold beer in the bottle and on tap. fih dip and chowder are excellent. several TV's to watch from bar or tables. right on lake Jackson and has bait shop and boat trailer parking and launching facility

Thank rgmat
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We have tried for years to tolerate the slow service and overpriced food (fyi, half the menu is NEVER available)... for a fun place to go eat a snack with the kids that's right on the lake. today was the last straw though with the owner himself tossing a nasty attutude at us (our poor waitress was scared of him, "he's in a bad mood and didn't feel like grilling the onions as you requested... I'm sorry!") then overcharging us after much hassle! bad attitude + overcharging = bad business. Don't waste your money.

2  Thank Jeanettetally
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

I've been here many times, but it had been years since my last visit. In the meantime it has been cleaned up, painted and taken on a greatly expanded menu. We didn't try anything but beer and oysters. The cash only policy has to change before I'll try anything else on the menu.

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1  Thank munderwood99
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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Last Saturday (Jan. 14) was a beautiful day here in Tallahassee - sunny, blue skies, 75 degrees and we were in shorts in January. What better way to spend an afternoon than to take our first foray on the pretty, not-so-new Orchard Pond Parkway (and two canopy roads) to take in a gorgeous view of Lake Jackson and slurp plump Apalachicola oysters (a dozen raw and a dozen baked and topped with garlic-Parmesan), cherrystone clams, fried shrimp, gumbo and frosty-cold beer?

It was our first time at Shuckers. And the first 30 minutes were heaven as we patiently awaited food and drank a few of the coldest beers anywhere. At 45 minutes, we begged for some saltines - anything - while mystified where our food could be. At 1 hour, we were getting angry, the bucolic charm of the scenery getting overcome by hunger. At 1.25 hours, I told our clueless server to cancel our order if it didn't arrive in 5 minutes. It arrived 3 minutes later - but 2 of the dishes were wrong (steamed shrimp instead of fried; steamed clams instead of raw; kept the clams, refused the shrimp) and we never got one word of apology, nor even so much as a beer on the house. (In fact, when we sent back the shrimp, we said to leave the accompanying fries - and they charged us for them. Idiots.)

The oysters and beer were good. Everything else was mediocre - and a 1.25-hour wait for food is intolerable. You KNOW the gumbo was already made and simmering in a pot; they couldn't just ladle some of that into a bowl? They had to prepare our entire order and deliver everything at once? I've never heard of such utter incompetence. We kept begging and kept being told, "he's working on it ... it's coming." It didn't.

I'm giving this place 2 stars. They actually earn 5 for the view, 4 for the beer, 3 for the food and -2 for the service. Giving them an average of 2 is being generous.

I get it. This is a dive bar, it's not fine dining. But if they're serving food, they need to figure out how to get it out efficiently and timely - and how to treat customers.

IF we ever go back, cold beer and raw oysters on the half shell are all we'll go for - and we'll not be so tolerant of another similar delay.

2  Thank Rickopp
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