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Diners' Choice: Seafood restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Seafood cuisine in Washington, D.C. Area? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Pearl Dive Oyster Palace restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1478)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Logan Circle
About the restaurant
With an ambience steeped in rustic charm and a menu filled with treasures from the sea, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace focuses on fresh produce and quality ingredients in its welcoming eatery. Specializing in a wide variety of oysters, from such places as Virginia, Japan, Rhode Island, British Columbia and Washington state, Peal Dive Oyster Palace takes oyster preparation seriously, complementing the delicate taste of the oyster. Appetizer options include crispy crawfish fritters, barbecue shrimp and wood-grilled oysters. Besides oysters, house specialties have a decidedly Cajun flair, with items such as seafood gumbo, crawfish etouffee and Gulf Coast Redfish, all of which have an amazing balance of spices.

The rich entrées at Pearl Dive Oyster Bar are further replicated in its dessert menu, with winning options like Beignets and Brazos River Bottom Pecan Pie.
Top review
Kris
Dined 4 days ago
Love Pearl Dive - food is great but the team that runs it is outstanding! I
A photo of Eddie V's - Tysons Corner restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4856)
$50 and over
Seafood
Tysons Corner / McLean
About the restaurant
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks broiled to perfection. The restaurant's award-wining wine list, which has been recognized by Wine Spectator, has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V's very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of live music trios.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
I’ve been here lots of times before in the past but our waitress last night was really nice, very attentive and friendly
A photo of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC restaurant
4.8
4.8 (9683)
$50 and over
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is the culmination of a partnership between Lettuce Entertain You and Joe's Stone Crab, the legendary seafood restaurant of Miami Beach. Joe's features an extensive selection of seafood, flown in fresh daily, to complement the world's finest Florida Stone Crab claws. Joe's also features signature Prime steaks, hand-carved by master butchers, such as the 24 oz. Bone-In Rib Eye or Bone-in Filet Mignon. Matched with Joe's famous side dishes, dinner only gets better when capped with a slice of key lime pie.

Top review
ctwla
Dined 4 days ago
Outstanding food! Service a little on the slow side but otherwise perfect.
A photo of Ocean Prime - Washington D.C. restaurant
4.8
4.8 (4132)
$50 and over
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
Located in the historic Colorado Building at 1341 G Street NW and just steps away from the White House,Ocean Prime is a nationally acclaimed, dynamic seafood & steakhouse from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Ocean Prime delivers an elevated experience with exceptional ambiance, a chef-curated menu, signature handcrafted cocktails, Wine Spectator honored wine list and genuine hospitality. Reservations are recommended.

Ocean Prime strives to provide an elegant, fine dining atmosphere. Our associates’ priority is to ensure your experience is memorable. We ask for attire that is both polished and suited to our restaurant.
THANK YOU FOR NOT WEARING:
Clothing emitting excessive marijuana odor
Excessively revealing clothing or exposed undergarments
Clothing with offensive language or graphics
Admittance to Ocean Prime is at the discretion of management who reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who are inappropriately dressed.

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lbkyvip
Dined 3 days ago
Very high quality food as would be expected at this establishment and with the price points. Service was outstanding, both at the bar and our table. You’d expect it to be very good so fair to say it met expectations while standing out as a positive. Especially the enthusiasm and smiles by the staff.
A photo of BlackSalt restaurant
4.7
4.7 (6624)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Palisades Northwest
About the restaurant
BlackSalt is the much anticipated concept restaurant from Chef Jeff Black, featuring an upscale fish market fronting a vibrant bar and elegant restaurant.
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Linda
Dined 4 days ago
Fried clams were delicious! Belly clams at their best. Lobster bisque was a bit weak and thin. The service was excellent. But the room temperature was too cold!
A photo of Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Washington, D.C. restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1727)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Mount Vernon Square
About the restaurant
Located at the corner of 7th St. NW and K St. NW, Truluck’s Washington DC sits one block south of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and is a short walk to DC landmarks such as Capital One Arena and the National Portrait Gallery. Indulge in Prime Seafood & Crab. Our chefs honor and elevate with superior ingredients, precise execution, and classic presentation. Truluck’s maintains an unwavering commitment to serving the highest quality, sustainable products that make sense for the plate, the palate, and the planet. We strive to serve only the best ingredients and are dedicated to serving exceptional seafood and fresh Florida Stone crab, from the traps to your table in less than 24 hours. Delight in the ocean’s finest seafood and crab, remarkable cocktails and wines, captivating ambience, live entertainment, and the service you deserve. Your table is waiting.
Top review
DavidYvip
Dined 3 days ago
Food was fantastic. Our server Martha was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. She made us feel welcome and never rushed. Our meals came out exactly as ordered and were vey tasty. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a solid seafood option in DC.
A photo of PassionFish - Reston restaurant
4.6
4.6 (6570)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Reston
About the restaurant
Passion Fish - Reston VA is dedicated to providing the finest quality, sustainable seafood available in an upscale/casual fine dining experience.

Garage parking at Reston Town Center will always be free for our guests. Please park in the Orange Garage on Explorer Street and check in with us when you arrive.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 2 days ago
Wow, loved the meal and service! The cocktails, shrimp and grits, and sides were delicious.
A photo of The Salt Line - Ballston restaurant
4.5
4.5 (704)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Arlington
About the restaurant
The Salt Line, the popular DC homage to New England’s iconic fish and oyster houses, brings a second location to Arlington’s burgeoning Ballston neighborhood. Just one year in, The Salt Line has already established itself as one of the top dining spots in Northern Virginia. Executive Chef Matt Singer is leading the kitchen team in partnership with award winning Long Shot Hospitality Chef/Partner Kyle Bailey. The Salt Line is where "New England meets the Chesapeake" so guests can expect the same New England classics and renowned raw bar found at the original location, along with lots of new chef driven fish and seafood entrees, house-made pastas, exciting selections of crudos, and of course the best lobster rolls around.

In addition to dining, the welcoming year round outdoor bar (tented in the winter) has also become a favorite neighborhood gathering spot and is the perfect place to enjoy The Salt Line's signature beverage program and grab what many say is the best burger in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Amazing food, friendly service, fun atmosphere! We brought our family and it was a great summer evening out.
A photo of The Wharf restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3394)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Alexandria
About the restaurant
Outside seating is limited and will be based on first come first server basis and during high volume days limited time duration may apply.We are providing both Indoor, outdoor seating and takeout. History has been written inside the walls of the Wharf, with its 1790's style architecture featuring original wood columns and beams that are charred black from a Civil War fire. Since 1971, satisfied diners have been heading to The Wharf in Old Town for whole Maine lobster, local soft shell crabs and prime steaks. The restaurant has recently been renovated and remodeled and the menu updated to include many contemporary seafood items along with their traditional Chesapeake Bay creations.
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OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
By far the best meal I have had in the DMV in the past two months… the lobster pasta had so much lobster more lobster than noodles ha ! The crabcake the best you will find in DC/VA. The wharf never disappoints!
A photo of Oceanaire Seafood Room - DC restaurant
4.5
4.5 (6566)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
The Oceanaire provides the perfect setting to enjoy the freshest seafood flown in daily from around the world. Our knowledgeable staff will delight you with exceptional service — guiding you through the wide variety of items on our menu and helping you select the perfect wine to complement your meal. You'll find out why The Oceanaire has been voted one of the best seafood restaurants in the country.
Top review
Kara
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
Food and service was good. Very busy night so noise level was high! All considered it was a nice evening.
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