Shucks Fish House and Oyster Bar
- 1911 Leavenworth St. Omaha, NE 68102
- Phone: (402) 345-4545
- Website: http://www.absolutelyfresh.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShucksFishHouse?ref=ts
- Cuisine: Seafood, American
- Price: $$
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.
- 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…