Amid the pandemic in July 2020 a new seasonal restaurant / oyster “shack” opened along the Buffalo River. Since then Shuck Shack has reopened for the 2021 summer season ready to shuck up a storm, rain or shine thanks to some new additions to their setup. This year they’ve also added availability to order online and the opportunity to skip the line.
“What is Skip the Line?!” Shuck Shack captioned on Instagram. “Each day we are open, we will set aside a certain number tables for lunch and for dinner, and those tables can be reserved. You will prepay for the table, no cancellations or refunds, and your payment for the table just gets spent on food, wine, champs, @yummoicecreambars ice cream, whatever. You get to walk right up, go to your table, put an order in and reeeelax 😎”
In a recent Instagram post Shuck Shack outlined in detail the changes they’ve made including expanded seating and updated, smoother ordering processes. They now have over 140 seats, a window to order a drinks while you wait, and a “food and more drinks” window. They also have a popup cooler area that has a drinks and ice cream line. They’ve added Adirondack chairs for relaxing outside after your meal, expanded their abilities to speed up ticket times, and ordered ADA porta potties.
“Every ticket is made fresh to order, we do not pre shuck oysters (yes that’s a real thing and a dirty little secret in the restaurant business) we do not pre steam clams, and we make your burger fresh to order,” Shuck Shack explained on Instagram. “Our goal is to have your food out in 20 minutes, and the apps sooner! Please be patient with us and enjoy the summer down at the Shack.”
For more updates about Shuck Shack in 2021 check out their restaurant listing below.
Here’s the story of their opening in 2020
We are so pumped to be announcing new restaurant openings again amid the ongoing pandemic.
We absolutely love to see it, and we’re guessing you do too. Whether you’re basking in the sun and enjoying a new (or old!) spot on a patio while social distancing or grabbing take out, we are here. for it. Just make sure to wear a mask and respect any and all safety protocol and guidelines – oh and tip well!
This past 4th of July weekend (2020) a brand new permanent food stand called Shuck Shack opened for business along the Buffalo River. The seasonal oyster restaurant, located at 301 Ohio Street in Buffalo, is basically a trailer parked in a very picturesque spot across the way and down the river from Riverworks, surrounded by a high end picnic area with tables, strung lights, and turf combining to create an actual, legit vibe. It sounds weird, but somehow it absolutely works.
According to recent Instagram posts by the New-England inspired seafood trailer, Shuck Shack is currently testing the waters with a soft opening (2020). For the time being the hours are determined on a weekly basis. Check out @shuckshackbuffalo on Instagram weekly to find more info.
The menu consists of more than just oysters – think little neck clams, shrimp cocktail, lobster claws, a Cajun ahi tuna sandwich – that sorta thing. They even have beer and wine – solidifying the idea that this is truly more than just a food stand.
Shuck Shack takes an “ocean to table” approach with their seafood which they outline in detail on their Instagram posts and stories. One post explains that their house oyster, “Sunken Meadow Gems” will come from a farm in Massachusetts that feeds directly into the ocean where the surrounding area is a national park, untouched by man.
If you take anything away from this post, it’s that this oyster shack WILL sell out of oysters and other menu items – so don’t be surprised if it happens to you. Like a farmers market, go early. Plus, be prepared to wait for your oysters to be shucked.
Pro tip: this seasonal spot is dog friendly, yall!
Check out our Tik Tok of Shuck Shack’s opening weekend below for video footage.
@stepoutbuffaloCheck out WNY’s newest restaurant, the Shuck Shack! Located at 301 Ohio St, it has great views of the water + fresh seafood. ##buffalony ##restaurant
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