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Johnny’s Half Shell

400 N. Capitol St. NW (Fourth St. NW) Send to Phone
202-737-0400 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
Solid American cooking yielding standout seafood dishes.
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Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Johnny’s Half Shell Restaurant Review

: In its Capitol Hill location, the reincarnation of Dupont Circle’s casual seafood place is all abuzz with after-hours staffers. If you can work your way past the hip bar crowd, you’ll find a familiar dining area (once the setting for La Colline), and a quieter place for private chats. The menu highlights seafood --- it’s hard to top the fried oysters appetizer, but the barbecued shrimp gets the honor. Considering the entrées, the classic Maryland crab cakes have helped make Johnny’s famous. When in season, don't skip the fried soft-shell crabs. You’ll also find one meaty entrée, the bison hanger steak. Desserts play a key concluding role, and should you have a considerable sweet tooth, you will like the ultra-rich and gooey caramel cashew tart. Less caloric offerings include an apple tarte Tatin and a signature banana pudding. A good wine list is available, too. A terrace offers outdoor seating with a view to Capitol Hill.

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