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10 Seafood Restaurants In Washington DC

10 Seafood Restaurants In Washington DC
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Washington, DC is visited by over 20 million tourists annually. The lively U.S. capital is located on the Potomac River and is a delightful, interesting place to visit especially during the spring where you can view the cherry blossoms bathe the city in an impressionist-like cloud of pink against the marble neoclassical buildings and monuments. While taking in the iconic sights of the Capitol, White House, Smithsonian Museums, and Lincoln Memorial which requires covering a lot of ground, guests can re-energize by enjoying the culinary scene and partake in the capital’s best seafood restaurants. Please check out these seafood restaurants in Washington DC while experiencing the nation’s bustling capital.

1. Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab


Joe’s Stone Crab was founded in Miami Beach in 1913 when Joseph and Jennie Weiss set up tables on their front porch. Joe’s is famous for its franchise and its Florida stone crab and Key lime pie which is prepared by hand and sells over 30,000 each year in its original Miami Beach location alone. Joe’s offers a lovely experience accompanied by a large selection of dishes including fried chicken, oscar filet mignon, salads, and appetizers. The restaurant serves brunch all weekend and provides a classy setting for private parties with its upscale decor.

Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Address: 750 15th St NW, Washington

Website: Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am; Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

Prices: 31 - 60 USD

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2. Hot N Juicy Crawfish


Head to Hot N Juicy Crawfish to get your southern comfort food fix. Guests will be outfitted with plastic gloves and bibs to dine at their wax-lined tables with menus offering directions on how to eat the crawfish. The menu offers crawfish by the pound, etouffe, a thick stew-like soup, fried catfish, and combination baskets of seafood. Drop by for a truly unique seafood experience.

Hot N Juicy Crawfish

Address: 2651 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington

Website: Hot N Juicy Crawfish

Opening hours: Sunday - Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Prices: 11 - 30 USD

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3. Grillfish


Grillfish uses the finest local ingredients to create their food and craft beers in a casual environment for guests to enjoy. The restaurant provides delivery, a weekend brunch, and happy hour. The menu is varied from the crab cake melt, salads, fish & chips, to grilled lobster linguine and a mixed grill consisting of swordfish, salmon, mahi-mahi, scallops, and shrimp. Stop by for a laid-back meal in their rustic inspired dining room or on their street-side patio.

Grillfish

Address: 1200 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington

Website: Grillfish

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm; Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm; Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm; Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Prices: 11 - 30 USD

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4. BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant


The BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant provides a market environment with rustic wooden booths to dine at. Guests can choose fresh seafood to be used in their meal along with a variety of specialty foods to take home with them. The menu offers oysters, New England clam chowder, scallops, and other delicacies. Join them for brunch and enjoy huevos rancheros with chihauhua cheese, shrimp and grits, and a tower of fruit pancakes.

BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant

Address: 4883 MacArthur Boulevard, NW, Washington

Website: BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:30 - 9:30 pm; Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prices: 31 - 60 USD

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5. Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter


Luke’s Lobster provides a casual place where guests can get their fill of lobster, shrimp or crab rolls. They can order a combo with salad, fries, or coleslaw with a drink or order individual items. Each roll is made with ¼ pound chilled, fresh lobster, shrimp, or crab meat on a buttered bun with lemon butter and seasoning except jumbo rolls which offer ½ pound of seafood. For guests who want to try all flavors of rolls, there is Luke’s trio combo which is one roll of shrimp, crab, and lobster with ½ pound of meat with lemon butter and seasoning on a buttered bun.

Luke's Lobster Penn Quarter

Address: 624 E Street NW, Washington

Website: Luke’s Lobster Penn Quarter

Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm; Thursday - Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Prices: 11 - 30 USD

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6. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace


Pop in for some southern hospitality and the widest variety of high-quality oysters in DC’s vibrant Logan Circle neighborhood. Their Old Black Salt Oysters offer a buttery feel to balance their high salt content while the meat is plump and firm with hints of minerals from their limestone-rich Virginia waters. You can choose from Rockefeller, bacon wrapped oysters in a white wine vinegar reduction to cornmeal crusted with andouille sausage and sweet potato hash. If you can’t make it for dinner, make it a must to drop by for brunch where you can enjoy a large selection of delicious choices from fried chicken dinner, huevos rancheros, shrimp po boys, steak and eggs and finish off with one of their sweet delicacies which include Mexican chocolate creme brulee, bourbon pecan pie, or Key lime pie.

Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Address: 1612 14th Street NW, Washington

Website: Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Opening hours: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Sunday & Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Prices: 11 - 30 USD

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7. The Oceanaire Seafood Room


Diners who desire an upscale dining experience while being bathed in fluorescent blue neon throughout the dining room as they feast on delicacies from a menu that changes daily will find it at the Oceanaire Seafood Room. Lunch offerings include po boys, salads, and lobster bisque. The dinner menu presents a selection of fresh seafood such as jumbo scallops, chicken fried lobster, swordfish, and king crab.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Address: 1201 F Street NW

Website: The Oceanaire Seafood Room

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm; Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm, Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm; Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prices: 31 - 60 USD

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8. Ocean Prime


For an indulgent fine dining experience, Ocean Prime invites visitors to be their guest in their luxurious leather booths or at their marble topped bar. It provides a young adults menu offering a 5-ounce filet mignon, salmon, or pasta served with mashed potatoes, fries, or salad and for an add-on even a Shirley Temple or Roy Rogers. While the more mature crowd dines from a menu consisting of blackened snapper, Florida grouper (mahi-mahi), and filet mignon with sides such as jalapeno gratin, lobster mashed potatoes, asparagus, and hollandaise.

Ocean Prime

Address: 1341 G Street NW

Website: Ocean Prime

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm; Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm; Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Prices: 31 - 60 USD

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9. Tony and Joe's Seafood Place


Enjoy lovely views of the Potomac River while dining on the patio in Washington Harbour. Visitors will enjoy the breeze while delighting in creations such as open-faced shrimp sandwiches, shrimp gumbo or Canadian cedar plank salmon drizzled with an agave glaze and accompanied by asparagus, red onion, and marble potatoes. Come in and enjoy one of the weekly specials offered at this casual dining establishment. Weekly specials include Monday lobster and beer and Tuesday tacos and tequila served all day at the bar.

Tony and Joe's Seafood Place

Address: 3000 K Street NW,

Website: Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place

Opening hours: Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Prices: 31 - 60 USD

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10. Fiola Mare


Visitors will enjoy dining at this Michelin star Italian restaurant. They can experience dining in various unique dining rooms, on the patio or on the rooftop which offers stunning views of downtown Washington. Feel free to enjoy menu selections consisting of veal tenderloin, lobster ravioli, and other sumptuous dishes. For dessert, there is velvety, espresso-soaked tiramisu, and rum baba drenched in dark rum and complemented by vanilla cream and Amarena cherries.

Fiola Mare

Address: 601 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Website: Fiola Mare

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm; Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm; Closed Sundays until March 31, 2019

Prices: 31 - 60 USD

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Experiencing Washington DC's seafood culinary scene

Stone crabs at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Visitors to Washington DC will be pleased to take in the unique historical attractions along with the culinary scene to complement their stay. Hopefully, you will be able to fit into your busy schedules the seafood restaurants mentioned above. They will be a highlight of your adventures in DC and will be sure to provide enjoyable memories to take home with you.

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