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Best Seafood Restaurants in Washington DC: Affordable and Tasty


When you are craving some mouth-watering seafood in the nation’s capital, it doesn’t always have to cost you an arm and a leg. You just need to do a little bit of research to find a number of hidden gems in town. Or you can simply rely on the research The DC Post has already done for you. These are the best seafood restaurants in Washington DC.

Hank’s Oyster Bar 

Address: 1624 Q St, NW Washington DC 

Phone: (202) 462-4265


Located in the heart of DC’s Dupont Circle neighborhood, Hank’s Oyster Bar offers a wide range of oysters to their customers, as well as other seafood options such as crab cakes, fish and chips, and lobster rolls. The award-winning restaurant is available for large party bookings of up to 12 guests, and private or semi-private events for 13-120 guests. 


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Hot N Juicy Crawfish

Address: 2651 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington DC 

Phone: (202) 299-9448


Born in Las Vegas, Hot N Juicy Crawfish is known for its extraordinarily tasty crawfish served at its Northwest Washington location, in addition to many others including in Virginia, Florida, Arizona, and California. You should consider stopping by for their combos, fried baskets, crawfish po’ boys, or shrimp po’ boys. 

Mariscos 1133

Address: 1133 11th St, NW Washington DC

Phone: (202) 836-4107


Serving in the District since 2001, Mariscos 1133 is a great restaurant specializing in Latin seafood cuisine. Led by the sibling chef duo Alfredo and Jessica Solis, the business features a nice selection of Mexican-inspired seafood including shrimp & crab nachos, seafood gratin (with oyster, lobster, crab meat, and parmesan cheese), fried calamari, iced oysters, and more. No reservation is required. 


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Crab World Seafood

Address: 415 Rhode Island Ave NE D, Washington DC 

Phone: (202) 832-3117


Crab World Seafood restaurant, located in DC’s Brentwood, is a real gem you need to discover if you are looking to enjoy authentic seafood at affordable prices. Among their popular dishes are fried shrimp baskets, snow crab legs, and chicken wings. You can also “pick and create your own bag” with shrimps, crawfish, clams, mussels, lobster tails, crabs, calamari, and others, all of which come with corn and potatoes.

King Street Oyster Bar

Address: 22 M St NE Washington DC 

Phone: (202) 621-8513


King Street Oyster Bar is a Northeast DC restaurant, where you can order fresh oysters, other seafood, and exquisite cocktails. They host happy hours every day. Consider this place for their weekend brunches or having a $7 drink and $1 oysters. Reservations and catering services are available at all locations, including the District, Leesburg, Middleburg, and Potomac.

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