About Shuck

Park up your Lamborghini, or your Ford Mondeo, at Shuck get ready for an award-winning Gold Coast seafood restaurant experience on a distinct fine dining tip. Owners Scott and Anna Budgen have created an astonishing wine list and array of dining and drinking events, respectively, head chef while Kristian Howard (formerly of Melba’s) keeps things ticking over in the kitchen, and floor manager Sean Lehmann maintains the high standards of hospitality that Main Beach gourmets have come to expect when they need a premium feed. From premises in the midst of the Tedder Avenue entertainment precinct, Shuck specialises in fresh fish and seafood – with oysters a particular focus – while the bar features DJs and live entertainment so you can dance the night away.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am


20 Tedder Ave, Main Beach
Gold Coast 4217

Menu Highlights



Seared Scallops

Chorizo, Cauliflower, Pea Pesto

Bangalow Pork Belly

Black Vinegar Reduction, Pickled Cucumber, Peanut, Chilli Crackerling

Local King PRawns

Mango, Mint, Nam Jim, Lemon Emulsion


Shuck Sashimi

Sashimi Grade Fresh Fish & Traditional Garnish

Peking Duck Salad

Mandarin Pancake, Wombok Salad & Hoi Sin Glaze

Crab Lasagne

Tomato & Abalone Sauce


Huon Salmon

Kohlrabi, Salmon Croquette, Mandarin, Fennel

King George Whiting

Red Rice Salad, Saffron Aioli, Eggplant Relish

Moreton Bay Bug's

Beurre Cafe De Paris, Smoked Crustacean Risotto


Grilled Oyster Mornay

With Smoked Salmon. Per half dozen

Oyster Kilpatrick

Bacon Devilled Sauce. Per half dozen

Shucks Oyster Assiette

Grilled Kilpatrick, Mornay with Salmon, Crab Salad, McPhee, Tempura & Wakame, Natural with Mignonette


Northern Rivers O.P Rib

On the Bone – 350g Grain Fed Barcoo Beef

Premium Eye Fillet

220g – Grass Fed Premium Beef


Triple Chocolate Tart

Chocolate Macaroon, Double Cream & Raspberry Sorbet

Sticky Date Pudding

Warm Butterscotch Sauce, Date Compote & Vanilla Icecream

Cheese Platter

Selection of The Finest Australian & International Cheeses with Crackers & Garnish. Three cheese selection

13 Shuck Reviews

13 Reviews
Value for money:Reasonable value
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
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Sharon Z.3 months ago · 1 review

We LOVE this restaurant! The service is great and the food amazing :) Their oysters and crab lasagne are our favourites. Nice atmosphere, highly recommend.

Mark W.5 months ago · 1 review

Absolutely lovely meals all round as usual. The bugs were delectable, and the steak was perfection on a plate. We love Shuck and will keep coming back.

Barbara J.5 months ago · 1 review

Great welcome on arrival, excellent service and great food. Selection of food and wine was good and a good selection of wines was offered We would like to visit again soon

Jo C.5 months ago · 1 review

A delightful dining experience, highly recommend it. Service was attentive and the food and wine was to die for. We have been 3 times during our stay at Main Beach.

Jeff C.9 months ago · 1 review

Highly recommend. From the friendliness and attentiveness of the staff to the quality of the food, our experience was first class. If you are looking for a wonderful dining experience you must visit Shuck.

Jo C.2 years ago · 2 reviews

Service was very poor.The attitude of the waitstaff was very bad,from the time we arrived we were made to feel like an inconvenience even though we had a reservation.Informed by rude waiter that there were no cocktails as bar had been closed due to it being so quite.there was no whiting or salmon.We were told due to it having been so busy over the weekend they were out of main menu items.There were no apologies just constant excuses.There was no ambience as the two waitstaff were more concerned with closing the restaurant around us and getting us out.Do not open on a public holiday if you do not want 'customers'!!!Very disappointing experience considering this was for a special occasion.Think the staff need a refresher course in hospitality and customer service.The only good thing was the food,sadly it was not enjoyed due to the service and poor attitude.Very dissapointing!Also just to advise on a health and safety issue,customers should not be served in the food industry by a waitress with painted 15cm long finger nails...disgusting!Shuck was a shock!!Third time I have been here and was the worst experience after having recommended to my family was appalled.

Judy W.a year ago · 1 review

We were a table of 8 and all of us thought the food and service was terrific. We ate well, had a great Maitre 'd and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience, which you cannot often say on the Gold Coast. Thanks

Jacqueline T.10 months ago · 1 review

We had two dinners at Schuck and were very excited about the quality of the dish meals. The gold ban snapper with Asian greens and XO Sauce was stunning.

Michelle H.10 months ago · 1 review

Delicious food and very welcoming venue The staff were extremely professional and welcoming we would definitely have a meal here again and would highly recommend to others

Mark B.a year ago · 1 review

Great food & service well priced menu but did not have set n=menu on a Saturday night a pity because we enjoy the lunch set menus