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15230 Yonge St, Aurora, ON L4G 1L9
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open now 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • $11 To $25,
Aw Shucks Seafood Bor & Bistro o sleek and stylish restaurant that showcases upscale dining and on extensive international wine list. Aw Shucks brings a downtown feel to the heart of York Region. The bar is highlighted with on enticing array of fresh oysters waiting to be shucked. Visit Aw Shucks for o dining experience to be treasured. more...

Opening Hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Restaurant type

  • Bistro,

Cuisine type

  • Italian,

Dishes

  • Seafood,
  • Fish,

Features

  • Take-out,
  • Restaurant With Live Entertainment,
  • Restaurant With Party Services,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,
  • Upscale,

Products and Services

  • Pate,

Languages Spoken

  • English,

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  • Atmosphere: 3.7/5
  • Food: 4.1/5
  • Service: 4.2/5
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Jamess10
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Too many negative...

Too many negatives to list. They will hold a line to make it look busy even if it is not. In lineup for over an hour. Rude servers, obnoxious bouncers. The clientele consists of an overwhelming number of men, normally terrible ratios. Lots of 19-35 year olds. Lousy layout with the bar pushed up against the side wall making it hard to get a drink. Attitude lineups and potential for fights are what can be expected from this place. Stay away. They won't be getting my money again.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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Very Dissapointed with our visit. We were the only 2 people there. Usually ok for lunch, but not this time. Asked if they had someone new in the kitchen. Our server said yes, "about 2 months". No wonder. My mother ordered scallops, under cooked and fishy smelling. She sent them back to be recooked. Ok when they got back to her. I ordered the shrimps, but again they were undercooked. They specialize in fish?? She had the chicken quesidillas. That was about the best thing we had. I had the Tuna Melt, UGGG omg sooo dry, I couldn't eat it, I sent that back. On to the Cesar Salad. Really? No cheese, hard bacon, dressing was the same color as the salad, not your traditional creamy dressing, and topped with Balsamic Glaze???? Diabetics Beware! We did have water on the house. To top it all off, as we sit in the dungeon looking "restaurant" we can see the legs of the chairs, discustingly dirty, and well as the tables bases. Dirty windows. Doesn't anyone care what the customer is looking at? Can't anyone make an effort the wipe them down so they are clean! Very dirty place...does the kitchen look like that too I wonder?? They need a good paint job! and over haul! make it look classy. Keep it as a bar at night, skip the lunch hour! Our server was very apologetic and nice. Unfortunately we will not be back.

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Restaurantica12
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We have visited Aw Shucks multiple times for exactly what they are known for..........OYSTERS !! Living in Newmarket creates a problem for the Oyster and wine lover but Aw Shucks delivers what I need at least. The menu is great, food is great and they recently dropped the bright pastel colours which is great. This place must be tried for the food.

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Dave M
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Looking for Live Music

Nice place. Mostly cheerful staff lol! Great band. I wish I could remember their name. Purple something? If anyone knows the name of the band let me know please.

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Restaurantica12
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My wife had her Birthday gathering here, and I...

My wife had her Birthday gathering here, and I must say I was impressed from start to finish! I loved the layout of the resturant itself, very uptown. And the live band got all the women in our party on the dance floor. One was lucky enough to dance with "lucky larry" himself! The service was excellent and the waiter was on top of everything. I unfortunately was not feeling the best that day so only was able to experince the mussels in white wine for myself, but I heard nothing but good things from everyone at our table, including the vegetarin's!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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We've been to Aw SHucks a few times since moving...

We've been to Aw SHucks a few times since moving to Aurora last year and have always enjoyed ourselves, the atmosphere and especially the food. Not this past time. I almost lost a filling on the pork, and the beans tasted like they came from a can. My wife said the snapper was very fishy and almost inedible. I love lobster. I love ravioli. Together they taste fantastic. But with vanilla? I'm in to new things, but vanilla. I lost my appetite, everything tasted like vanilla seafood after that. I read in the paper there was a new chef at Aw Shucks and gave him a try. We're sorry we did. What happened to the old guy?

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Anytime I see escargot on a menu, I order it...

Anytime I see escargot on a menu, I order it. Those were the best i have EVER had. Now I won't be able to eat them anywhere else, thanks alot Aw, Shucks! Service was great and expediant, was surprised that there were only three other tables, thought it would be much busier than it was. See you next week!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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That Date is A Aproximate Day We Went To Aww...

That Date is A Aproximate Day We Went To Aww Shucks Seafood, Great French Onion Soup, Aroximmate $20.00 For Food purchased, Smart Casual Dressing Code When Visit. Great Oyster Bar (I Really Did not Try their oysters but they will Be good for Shure) Sincerly, jordie

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Sevice was very good. We had an outstanding meal...

Sevice was very good. We had an outstanding meal and enjoyable evening. Will be back soon.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Our first time to Aw, Shucks and it was amazing...

Our first time to Aw, Shucks and it was amazing! The food was outstanding, the service was helpful and accomadating, but there should have been more servers, only one with six tables is a bit much and we didn't get full attention. Didn't have enough room for dessert but looked just as tantalizing. Will definitely be back.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Excellent grilled calamari. The steak was also...

Excellent grilled calamari. The steak was also great. Cute atmosphere, bar area very classy. If you love seafood you must try!!!

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Fabulous restaurant! Wonderful food! Wonderful...

Fabulous restaurant! Wonderful food! Wonderful combinations of spices and flavours.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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greatfod head chef phil great chef really...

greatfod head chef phil great chef really inventive, EVERYTHING MADE IN HOUSE, great night life lots of cougars and drinks going around, live band with dance floor accomadates parties with a good choice of food get fresh oysters fom pei and nova scotia also other places, all around great time

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Outstanding restaurant, nice quiet cozy dining...

Outstanding restaurant, nice quiet cozy dining room had a drink at the bar while we waited for our table. Bartender(bobby) talked us into some fresh oysters which was a great idea. Stuck around later on for the live entertainment. Definately going back next week.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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I came to Aw Shucks with my fiance expexpecting a...

I came to Aw Shucks with my fiance expexpecting a casual evening alone with some good food and wonderful company. I and my fiance are both chefs and I have to say that the kitchen here was a complete let down. The restaurant was not busy at all, there was 2 other tables and a party of 8. For a total of 4 tables, in my book thats not busy at all. From what I saw there was 4 people in the kicthen, yet it still took almost 40min for us to get our appitizers. As I watched the entres for the party of 8 come out our server came to our table and informed us that they were out of the meal that I ordered, I had guessed this when I heard the swearing comming from the kitchen. When I had re-placed my order, it was another 10min before I was yet again informed that they were out of my selection. I don't blame my server as I have worked with her at a different restaurant in the past, I know that the first thing she does is ask what the kitchen is out of. I blame the "chef" if he can be called that. I will not be returning here due to the poor performance of the kitchen staff.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Staff was very friendly when we arrived, the...

Staff was very friendly when we arrived, the 'host' offered to take our jackets for us and seated us immediately. We started with the oysters, which were excellent - the waiter was quite helpful with regards to choosing which oysters to order. My husband and I both ordered the linguine with tiger shrimps as an entree. I found the dish a bit disappointing - it was good; not great (considering the price). It lacked a bit of flavour, and the shrimps were a touch overdone. When we left we asked the 'host' for our jackets, he seemed a bit confused but motioned us in the general direction of our jackets (it was a bit odd!)Overall it was a good evening, and we probably will return for the oysters.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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It was a disappointment. Menu choices are poor...

It was a disappointment. Menu choices are poor. There isn't much sea food in it to be called a sea food restaurant. We were surprised that a resturant with price tags like that do not have "1000-island" salad dressing, and "French salad dressing" turned out to be some sort of vinaigrette instead. It was a very hot, humid day but the air conditioning wasn't on, not even a fan. It cost us nearly $40 for two orders of fish'n chips and one soft drink (which is the cheapest meal on menu).

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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The salad was crisp and the dressing was average...

The salad was crisp and the dressing was average. The pasta was undercooked and the sauce tasted like it was commercially prepared and then warmed. The Lobster Special was horrible - My wife was unable to eat it, because of the rubbery texture. However, the most disappointing experience of our dinner occurred when my wife returned the Lobster after attempting to chew it. Rather than not charging us for the Lobster Dinner, the Manager offered my wife and I Liqueurs. Will never visit Aw Shucks again!

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
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June 24, 2017

It's been a very long time since I've loved the atmosphere, food, and service at one restaurant. I ordered the Mixed Grill, boyfriend ordered the Lamb Chops, boyfriend's brother ordered the Seafood Risotto, and his girlfriend ordered the Chicken Penne. They were all cooked to perfection and the portions were the perfect size. We were surprised they gave so many lamb chops! They're not stingy at all and the best part is they're not overpriced. We also ordered two bottles of wine and ordered every dessert they had that night. So yummy! I can't wait to visit again. I just wish I remembered our waiter's name. He was wonderful!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 22, 2017

Oysters were fresh and delicious.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

April 10, 2017

Our server was great :) Food came out of the kitchen hot. My friend and I split a meal and they pre-plated the split for us (that was great)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 27, 2017

Great place. We will be bacl

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 19, 2017

The evening was great but they hasn't received the reservation.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 14, 2017

It was an e

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 7, 2016

We were the only guests downstairs for dinner, so I cannot really speak to the atmosphere of thr place. Other than that food was nice, service was excellent and prompt.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 26, 2016

Had a great time. Server was polite and very friendly.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 6, 2016

had a great time service was fantastic and so was the food and atmosphere

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 27, 2016

Drunk woman on patio was annoying

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

April 9, 2016

First off....the restaurant did not have our online reservation noted. The hostess simply said.... you are lucky we are not busy and we have a table for you. Excellent band!! Good wine prices.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

February 16, 2016

It was our first time at Aw Shucks and we were pleased with all aspects of our evening. We will return.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 25, 2015

I was really impressed with the dinner part of our night. Service was great. Food was amazing.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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