18 Best Seafood Restaurants in the Washington, D.C. Area

by McEnearney on August 1, 2018

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a great selection of fresh seafood. There are a lot of great seafood joints all around the country, but a bounty of choices can be found right in our area.

Whether you are in the mood for oysters, shrimp, or famous Maryland crab cakes–we’ve got you covered with these top restaurants from Northern Neck to Baltimore.

 

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Washington, D.C. 

 

THE SALT LINE OYSTER + ALE | Navy Yard, SE
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Near Nationals Park, this hot spot is a fantastic stop before or after a game. A meal here includes a great blend of New England and Chesapeake dishes and spectacular river views.

 

BLACKSALT FISH MARKET AND RESTAURANT | Palisades, NW
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Offers an upscale dining experience and lots of seafood options to choose from near Georgetown, DC. Black Salt prides its restaurant on only getting seafood from vendors who invest in stability for the oceans and environment.

 

FIOLA MARE | Georgetown Waterfront, NW
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A D.C. hotspot for upscale dining, this restaurant specializes in the freshest seafood prepared with the utmost care. With a constantly changing menu, your dish is custom prepared each day.

 

HANKS OYSTER BAR | Multiple Locations
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Hanks offers a wide variety of options and seafood in a fun casual setting, and also signature cocktails during $5 happy hour (select locations only). Visit at Dupont Circle, Capitol Hill, the Wharf, and Old Town Alexandria.

 

MILLIE’S | Spring Valley, NW
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On historic Massachusetts Avenue, Millie’s encompasses summer with outdoor dining, quality cocktails, and delicious fare. Feast on raw bar, seared scallop tacos, crab fried rice, and of course, one of the best lobster rolls around.

 

THE TAVERN AT IVY CITY SMOKEHOUSE | Ivy City, NE
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A local tavern in the heart of the Ivy City corridor, offering a great variety of seafood and famous crab legs. If you like being more involved in your dining experience, meals here are prepared in an open kitchen.

 


 

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Maryland

 

THE JETTY RESTAURANT AND DOCK BAR | Gransonville
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Steps from the beach, The Jetty boasts an idyllic waterfront dining with an extensive menu and frequent live music. There’s even a small menu to satisfy your four-legged furiends.

 

BETHESDA CRABHOUSE | Bethesda
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Family owned and operated since 1961, it’s a Maryland favorite for all the crab classics.

 

CHEF TONY’S FRESH SEAFOOD RESTAURANT | Bethesda
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Come here for a relaxed casual dining atmosphere in an upscale area of Bethesda. Since opening in the 1980’s, Tony’s focus has been on customers and offering the freshest seafood at a great price.

 

JIMMY’S FAMOUS SEAFOOD | Baltimore
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Since 1974, Jimmy’s Famous Seafood has attracted customers from all over the world. Jimmy’s popularity stems from its unrivaled selection of seafood and crab cakes–a customer favorite!

 

MIKE’S CRABHOUSE | Pasadena
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After an afternoon on the water, dock your boat at Mike’s and chow down on a beautiful platter of succulent crab.

 

PUSSER’S CARIBBEAN GRILLE | Annapolis
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Pusser’s brings a “taste of the real Caribbean” to Annapolis with hand-crafted cocktails and a tantalizing menu.

 

VERA’S WHITE SANDS BEACH CLUB | Lusby
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Located right off the marina, you’ll find all your traditional seafood favorites with that classic tiki bar feel.

 


 

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Virginia

 

CLARE & DON’S BEACH SHACK | Falls Church
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This unique looking restaurant offers an all-around great experience, from casual dining in a fun atmosphere to a great selection of happy hour specials!

 

FISH MARKET RESTAURANT  | Old Town Alexandria
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Great modern restaurant serving Chesapeake-style seafood in a renovated warehouse that’s over 200 years old. Fish Market boasts some of the freshest and most pristine seafood selection in Northern Virginia.

 

QUARTERDECK | Arlington
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For over 30 years, Quarterdeck has been bringing Chesapeake favorites to Northern Virginia. In addition to seasonal Maryland Blue Crab, enjoy mussels, oysters, or even lobster mac n’ cheese.

 

RAPPAHANNOCK OYSTER CO – MERRIOR TASTING ROOM | Topping, VA
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You’ll always find something new on the menu at this popular spot located near the junction of the Rappahannock River and Chesapeake Bay.

 

TIM’S RIVERSHORE | Woodbridge
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Come for the food, stay for the views. This long-time local favorite has a great selection of surf and turf options to satisfy any craving.

 


Photos (in order of appearance); main photo Adobe Stock; courtesy of The Salt Line Oyster + Ale Instagram; The Jetty Restaurant and Dock Bar (Gransonville) courtesy of Shaunte Parker’s InstagramClare & Don’s (Falls Church) courtesy of McEnearney Associates Staff.


 

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