Shuckers to Reopen This Summer After Last Year's Deck Collapse

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All photos by Laine Doss
Shuckers' deck looks ready to open.
Shuckers, the beloved waterfront grill, is set to reopen as early as next month.

The restaurant was forced to close last year after its deck collapsed during an NBA playoffs game, sending dozens of patrons into Biscayne Bay. According to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Capt. Eugene Germain Jr., at least two dozen people were injured, and 15 people had to be transported to local hospitals.

See also: Shuckers Deck Collapses Into Biscayne Bay: Two Dozen Injured

Now the restaurant is on the verge of reopening, with Shuckers posting the following pictures on Facebook:

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Open those gates.
The restaurant, which is located inside the Best Western On the Bay Inn and Marina on the 79th Street Causeway, is getting a major facelift, including a new deck. According to WSVN, the deck is constructed of steel, with heavy concrete beams reinforced with metal rods. The old deck was made mostly of wood.

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A visit to the site showed the restaurant's deck near completion, with chairs and tables ready for setup.

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A large crane on the marina is still there, signaling some work may still be in progress. An employee at the adjacent hotel told Short Order that Shuckers could open as early as July.

Shuckers Waterfront Grill opened in 1989 and became a favorite for its low prices, solid food, multiple TV sets, and an amazing view of Biscayne Bay from its outdoor deck.

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Shuckers Bar & Grill

1819 79th Str Causeway, Miami Beach, FL

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James Kelley
James Kelley

I for sure will continue to support Shuckers. They are good people there and what happened was strictly an accident. I lived by there years ago (before Shuckers was added) and have always found the staff and the family that owns the place to be nothing but classy people. It is a great place to go and hang. I suggest everyone help them to a grand re-opening. jimk

Damien Diablito Cooke
Damien Diablito Cooke

The odds of getting struck twice by lightning in Florida is higher than that deck collapsing again.

Anastasia Biltmore
Anastasia Biltmore

Why not go? I bet this will be the safest deck on the intercoastal.

Benjamin Goubly
Benjamin Goubly

Daniela we'll have to go to lunch together next time you're in town :-)

Michelle Rubio
Michelle Rubio

Angelique Anglero OMG I just posted this before I saw ur tag lol I'm soooo fucking happy!!

Sally Davidson
Sally Davidson

Absolutely! One of our favorite places to stop in by boat! We miss it terribly.

Angelique Anglero
Angelique Anglero

Michelle Rubio Carole Engels Gigi Mavunda Tiffany Dozier what's the verdict lol I say hell Yea!!

Bryn Ingram
Bryn Ingram

Hell Yes! My old band played there in the 90's.... Good times

Tina Kamenel
Tina Kamenel

Will be there for sure! Looking forward to it

Paul Hackman
Paul Hackman

I remember when that happened took them long enough to reopen I am sure they had some law suits out of that also! !!

Joe Day
Joe Day

We love Shuckers great staff & food . We are with full support and many friends will be with us . There should be no negative responses they did a good job !!

Zule Jftfitness
Zule Jftfitness

Yup!!! It will def be up to code now and even better so yeaa

Yenny Fabiano
Yenny Fabiano

I can't wait!!!!!! Of course I will give Shuckers Bar another chance!❤

Alejandro De Orduña
Alejandro De Orduña

Yesss finally!! This is one of my favorite go-to places in Miami for a casual dinner overlooking the bay!! Gabriella Adriana Carrion

Rick Amador
Rick Amador

Of course and hope it happens when im eating...I could use a good lawsuit about now.

Art Kunhardt
Art Kunhardt

Maybe... It all depends on if the cleaned up that joint! It was a dirty place for a long time

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