Apparently this place has been here for a few years but friends only discovered it this Summer (we have a small place quite close.) We’ve been back several times and will do so again.
At the foot of the bridge to the ocean, Shuckers has maybe 25 or so tables with umbrellas and an outside bar. We’ve had live music from a few grizzled musicians who were very good and receptive to requests.
For food at the beach, it’s very good – Scallop Po’ Boy, Lobster specials, clams and oysters. Drink specials as well – good rum fruit punch!
We’ve gone with small and large groups and sometimes with kids. Staff has been consistently wonderful.
Visited August 2015
6:30, middle of the summer, a beautiful Friday evening in the Hamptons…add these components together and you have the perfect recipe for a long drawn out wait at any eatery south or north of the main road. Luckily, my fiancé and I stumbled upon an oasis just shy of the Ponquogue Bridge called Shucker’s Lobster Bar. And may I just say…Hallelujah.
This unassuming restaurant hosts plastic tables, real cutlery, long bars, friendly service, live music, and…oh, did I mention…some of the best stuffed lobster and seafood pasta dishes I have sampled in a long time. And as an extra added bonus, it even leaves you with enough money in your pocket to make you think you’re not in the Hamptons.
The stuffed lobster is not to be missed if that is your thing. The stuffing is awash with succulent blue crab and a delightful blend of seasonings. The crustacean itself is cooked to perfection and served with the ubiquitous corn and red bliss potatoes. An overall success. My fiancé’s lobster pasta meal was almost more than he could handle. The orecchiette was al dente and there was some serious lobster meat simmered atop the bowl. Again…another culinary éclat.
While we were at it, we feasted on a bowl of steamed muscles in garlic herb sauce. This was served with two meaty pieces of garlic bread with enough broth to dip and spare. A triumph for the senses. We ultimately had to dine at one of the bars but it was comfortable enough and the friendly waitstaff more than compensated for the lack of backing on the stools.
So, whether you are in the mood for some light drinks and a night of beach band music or you want an all out seafood extravaganza…try Shucker’s Lobster Bar. Look for the cartoon lobster holding up the sign. You can’t miss it. Nor should you.
Visited August 2015
“Please note that all of the dishes that include lobster – and there are many – have very generous portions.
For our entrees we decided on the lobster and wild mushroom risotto and a salad with heirloom grape tomatoes and fresh mozzarella over arugula and mixed greens with basil pesto and an aged balsamic reduction. Both dishes were outstanding.”