Shucks is My Raw Oyster Haven


Shucks Fish House and Oyster Bar

Shucks Fish House and Oyster Bar opened a new downtown location on 19th and Leavenworth (previously Dixie Quick’s) earlier this year. They have a casual, seashore, dive atmosphere and friendly, good service.

I am delighted that Shucks is now in the downtown area. I have visited Shucks Downtown (and Shucks Pacific) on several occasions. Shucks is the place to go to for raw oysters in Omaha and I love raw oysters. On each visit, I always order their raw oysters and leave happy and satisfied.

Shucks’ raw oyster is a refreshing, full-body morsel of tasting pleasure. I like to add lemon, horseradish, and, some times, hot sauce. When the oyster hits your tongue it’s a cool ocean touch, then I chew for an ocean-sweet experience. I then slurp up the remaining oyster juices from the shell for a finishing taste. Divinely delicious.

I love how Rowan Jacobsen’s A Geography of Oysters: The Connoisseur’s Guide to Oyster Eating in North America describes the taste of a raw oyster. “When you eat oysters, you wake up.” “Chewing is where the toothsome pleasure of the oyster comes out.”  Check out an excerpt at http://www.chow.com/food-news/54106/the-taste-of-an-oyster/

Raw oysters wake me up. This is my main attraction at Shucks.

Shucks’ daily oysters and pricing will vary (see left picture). I usually get the Jumbo Blue Point oysters (pictured above) since they are the most cost effective. Often, I get the Blue Point Oyster special for $12.99 a dozen. Shucks also has a happy hour deal for 60 cents an oyster. In the past, I have enjoyed the Roundabout, a dozen of assorted oysters for $19.99.

The Roundabout is pictured above. Each oyster has different nuances in taste. Some have a saltier, stronger-ocean taste and others have a cleaner, less-ocean taste. I love them all.

Raw Oysters
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  • Description: Fresh raw oysters on a half shell
  • Price: Varies
  • FoodMe YUM Rating: 9.5 out of 10
  • FoodMe Value Rating: 7 to 9 out of 10 (varies due to price)

I should not neglect mentioning that Shucks also has great hot seafood dishes. I particularly like their clam chowder soup and calamari. There are other hot seafood dishes that I would like to try as well.

Of course, I will continue to go to Shucks for their raw oysters.

Shucks is my raw oyster haven.

Stay tuned for my next blog, “Renae’s First Raw Oyster Experience”!  On a past Shucks’ visit, I had the honor of witnessing (and encouraging) my friend’s first raw oyster experience…

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