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SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar, Halifax, NS

SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar

4.3
4.3
328 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
It’s obvious we’re all about oysters (they’re chilling on ice as soon as you walk in), but one look at our menu and you’ll see that Shuck is so much more.

Our raw bar features the freshest fish and shellfish with inventive flavors designed to complement, never cover up. Our snacks, sides, and starters are perfect for sharing, and our mains elevate favourite classics from down home to down right delicious.

Warm wood paneling and eclectic glasswork create an atmosphere that captures the spirit of Maritime living. There’s no red carpet here, but we have laid out the best in paper over our tablecloths so you can get to slurping, sharing, and savoring. Join us for lunch in a jiffy, or hang around for a while over dinner for an experience that’s modern, authentic, and unabashedly East Coast.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (902) 429-5120

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Olivier Archambault

  • Private party facilities

    For any catering or private event inquiries, please email Melissa at mel@rcr.ca We'd be happy to host your next event!

  • Neighborhood

    Halifax

  • Cross street

    Lower Water Street

  • Parking details

    There is a private parking lot across Lower Water Street and street parking nearby.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 328 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Nova Scotia

    Healthy

  • Nova Scotia

    Scenic View

  • Nova Scotia

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  1. MK

    MarianaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We ordered the seafood tower for two people, which was really good, although we expected a little more taste and quantity. Worth the experience, but next time I would try another option.
  2. AM

    AllisonM

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Had reservations. And there were so many empty tables. Seated immediately but waited a very long time for ordering wine and then food. Almost decided to leave. Couldn’t flag anyone down. Place seemed overly noisy, in a bad way. Crashing and banging. Little ambiance. It was good quality food, but the wait was so long everyone was getting too hungry. We made the best of it. But we finished our drinks and sat at an empty table for a long time. Were there 3 hours. We ordered small meals. And when we were served a few people realized how small the portions were and would have ordered more, but with such a long wait we skipped getting meals or desert and just stuck with appetizers and wine. Could have easily been a much better visit with prompt service. Maybe would be okay for tourists in general, but wouldn’t recommend for someone from here, or for hosting or special occasions.
  3. M

    Mary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Consider sauteed mushrooms as a side in addition to the side for the steak
  4. TG

    ThomasG

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Just okay. I was disappointed as this was our last evening in Halifax. Smallest wine pours by the glass i have ever experienced. Pretty cheap. Best was the half price oysters.
  5. n

    norms

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, the oysters are amazing. The service is efficient. We sat near the bar and really enjoyed watching the oyster man do his work.
  6. PD

    PatriciaD

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We sat on the patio for happy hour. Was fun. Lots of traffic noise but food and server were great
  7. DM

    DonnaM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu, beautiful restaurant. Our server was absolutely delightful.
  8. A

    Audrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Very loud inside,moved us to an outside table which was good but a little chilly, food was good but nothing exceptional , if you like seafood I would recommend ,
  9. L

    Loveoysters

    Calgary

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Happy hour so why not oysters and the assortment was great. Chowder was a little salty but still a hearty accompaniment to the oysters. Outdoor seating is ok but indoors looked to have better vibe.
  10. J

    Jessica

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We went for the happy hour deal on oysters. Good selection of oysters. We chose to sit outside but inside ambiance was nicer. Our table was not level, not a huge deal but the water from melted ice did go into oysters because of it.
  11. L

    Lori

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Glad I made reservations! My table was ready upon arrival. The front door greeting was polite and kindly escorted us to our table. Our guests staggered in at different times and our waitress was so polite, explaining the happy hour options and what the daily specials were to each of the guests. A great atmosphere, the waitress had a beautiful smile through out our evening. The food was outstanding. Thank you for such a great experience.
  12. NT

    NicoT

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Oyster were very good, overall appetizers were small, octopus salad was disappointing, whole lobster was ok, pad Thai noodles were tasteful but noodles were mush, cioppino was good, dessert was ok
  13. RR

    RuthR

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Not what we expected. The jalepeno margarita was bad. Fish chowder was good.
  14. AC

    AlanaC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Booked here because we love raw oysters and have been sampling from a few places the past couple of months. Booked for a birthday celebration. I added a not to the reservation to bring cake after we finished eating. They brought the bill but no cake. I wanted to be subtle and asked if they had read the notes but she told me she had not. At that point I said not to worry about it. Not a big deal but was definitely disappointing. Oysters were ok and muscles were tiny. Calamari was really good.
  15. H

    Happy

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional in all aspects Service was over the top and ambiance was perfect
  16. AK

    AnnaKayC

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful, great ambiance, topped off with a flavourful meal. Always a pleasure dining at Shuck.
  17. M

    Mimi

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Fresh seafood! We tried the octopus salad and the petite seafood tower. Both were good! The wasabi is hot.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I made a reservation for a special occasion. The service was amazing. And the food tasted delicious. I would definitely go to this restaurant again sometime.
  19. HV

    HollywoodViking

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Great seafood! Nice restaurant. Our server woke up about half way through our meal. Super loud in there, and the bill - oh boy!
  20. RC

    RickC

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent service and great prices during happy hour.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was good but there were not many options on the menu and portion sizes were small.
  22. JA

    JackieA

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I ordered pad thai. It came with 3 shrimp and 3 clams and a handful of noodles. Not worth $32. It was served in this large bowl with a very small basin in it which only served to make the noodles get over cooked and mushy. The flavour of the sauce was good. My husband had cioppino and it had half a lobster tail a couple of shrimp, a couple of mussels and a couple of crab legs. The broth was too runny and there was nothing to sop up any of the liquid with. I know seafood is expensive bit definitely didn’t feel like he got good value for $42. He was still hungry after supper and picked up a pizza on the way home. Very disappointed and won’t be rushing back.
  23. CH

    CandiH

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We would recommend this restaurant for happy hour or a nice dinner. The oysters were nice and fresh and the salmon was the best any of us have ever had!
  24. BB

    BrianneB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Absolutely delicious seafood and exceptional service from the 2 wait staff we interacted with. I have a severe allergy (dairy) and was well taken care of with my meal. This was our first visit but Shuck is already my new favourite restaurant!
  25. S

    Sandy

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was our yearly friend group trip (which happened to land on his birthday), such a good time and the food was delicious! Overall, would definitely come back and perhaps for happy hour!
  26. L

    Leeloo

    Montreal

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The happy hour was the great deal! We tried all kind of the oysters 🦪
  27. FY

    FlorenceY

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to the restaurant to try the seafood tower and we were not disappointed. We are vacationing in Halifax and many blogs and vlogs that I read/watched before arriving in Halifax recommended Shuck Seafood and Raw Bar. We loved it. Our server was friendly and the seafood tower was delicious. We would definitely come again and try their other dishes.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time from start to finish! The staff was knowledgeable and accommodating. We had the best night out we had had in a long time.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Staff was nice but very over worked! Did not have time to tend to us enough. Food was good! Drinks were good!
  30. NW

    NessieW

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went to Shuck for $1.50 oysters - they were delicious. Fish and chips, and calamari were also perfectly cooked. Only issue was with a burger which came out burnt. Our server took it back, and the kitchen whipped up another burger in a bout 15 mins which was cooked well, and was yummy. Service was great. We'd definitely return when we're back in Halifax!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Malheureusement le bouillon accompagnant les fruits de mer était sans saveur, sinon le ceviche était très convenable. Une chance que la serveuse a comblé le manque par son beau sourire et c est belle réparties😀
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We took the big seafood tower OMG super good !
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    I’ve been there many times. The ambience, location and service were wonderful most of the times that made me keep coming back. Only my lastest visit weren’t enjoyable. Maybe the server and bartender were too busy so I didn’t feel like i were welcomed to be there like usually.

    SHUCK Seafood + Raw BarResponded on July 24, 2022Hello, Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm very sorry your last visit with us wasn't your best. We certainly were busy last night, but by no means is that an excuse to not give you optimal service. I would love to provide you with a gift card you could use with us on your next visit. Please feel free to email me at aaron@rcr.ca and I can get one sent out to you.

  34. DS

    DeannaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for happy hour oysters. Friendly and efficient service.
  35. SB

    SBestCoast

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Surprised to find the price of East Coast oysters higher at Shuck than when served back home in Ottawa. Restaurant was quite expensive for the very small portion sizes although the food was good. Nothing spectacular and no stand out dishes though. Ambiance was calm which was helpful since we had a baby with us. Also surprised, they were turning away tables saying the wait would be over an hour but we were 1 of three tables the whole time we were there. Feel like they could have done better with seating times. Glad we had reserved.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome. Best seafood tour I have had.
  37. C

    Chris

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an awesome afternoon, great service and delicious oysters. Rebecca was so much fun, we loved her! We'll be back to try and top our record of 84! Thanks for a great experience!
  38. KN

    KarenN

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat on the outside patio and it was quite a lovely Meal.
  39. SM

    ShelbyM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters were some of the best I’ve ever had!
  40. O

    Oliver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just about the best lobster my partner and I have ever had, certainly the best we’ve had in Halifax and surroundings. It was perfectly sweet and juicy, a struggle to crack into but well worth the effort. Additionally the Scallop Ceviche was superb, and the PEI oysters delicious. Great spot in downtown Halifax

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 429-5120.

SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 328 OpenTable diners.

SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Google Map for SHUCK Seafood + Raw Bar

5120 Salter St, Halifax, NS B3J 0A1

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lower Water Street

  • Neighborhood

    Halifax

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There is a private parking lot across Lower Water Street and street parking nearby.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Olivier Archambault

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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