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Best Washington DC Seafood Restaurants


Nothing is more disappointing than going to an oceanfront restaurant, only to discover that the bland fish you're eating was frozen between being caught and being served to you. The best seafood is fresh, and prepared in such a way as to accent the natural flavors of the sea without overwhelming them. Presented in alphabetical order, here are the 2014 top seafood restaurants in Washington DC.

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BlackSalt Restaurant Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at BlackSalt Restaurant, Washington, DC 4883 MacArthur Blvd. NW
Washington, DC 20007

One of DC’s premiere seafood restaurants, and a seafood market as well. More...

Hank's Oyster Bar Seafood
14/20
1624 Q St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dupont Circle celebrates this trendy seafood bar. More...

Johnny’s Half Shell Seafood
14/20
400 N. Capitol St. NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Solid American cooking yielding standout seafood dishes. More...

Luke's Lobster Seafood
Quick Bite
624 E. St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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Snap up the lobster rolls plus chips. More...

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood
13/20
1652 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
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An up-market seafood restaurant that guarantees the freshest catch each day. More...

Occidental Grill & Seafood American
13/20
1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20004

A DC dining institution basking in its former glory with today's upscale menu --- and those famous photos from a bygone era. More...

The Oceanaire Seafood Room Seafood
14/20
Dining Room at The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Washington, DC 1201 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
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A-plus to this primo seafood restaurant for its elegant, stateroom décor and the kitchen’s attention to using only sustainable seafood. More...

Pesce Seafood
12/20
2002 P St. NW
Washington, DC 20036
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Dupont Circle’s funky, edgy seafood eatery. More...

Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar Seafood
13/20
Dining Room at Sea Catch Restaurant & Raw Bar, Washington, DC 1054 31st St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Bucolic and picturesque, this G’town fixture offers fresh and inventive seafood fare. More...

Tony & Joe's Seafood Seafood
12/20
Dining Room at Tony & Joe Washington Harbour Complex
3000 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20007
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It's seafood all the way at this popular waterfront location. More...


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