A.W. Shucks Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar sat on Market Street for 37 years before it shut down to reopen as Oyster House and O-Bar. Now A.W. Shucks Seafood Shack will land in the former Kitchen 208 space at 208 King Street.
Owner John Keener told Post and Courier that the new A.W. Shucks will be a fast-casual restaurant serving “appetizers, salads, sandwiches, boiled and fried shrimp, snow crab legs, fried flounder and oysters, shrimp and grits, side dishes and other seafood-related items.”
Kitchen 208 closed in April due to a shortage in the labor force. Keener said that a counter service restaurant with disposable plates and utensils will allow A.W. Shucks to operate with only a few employees.
With a planned opening in June, A.W. Shucks will probably unlock the doors before the forthcoming 167 Raw at 193 King Street. Last year, the popular East Bay seafood restaurant announced the move to Lower King but hasn’t finished construction.