Johnny's Half Shell uses organic produce, poultry, meat, and sustainable seafood to create memorable renditions of Chesapeake and Gulf Coast dishes.
Always get this!
Classic DC haunt. Johnny's does not skimp on it's fried oyster po'boy.
Great oysters! Nice cold beer!
They need to step it up and get with the times. This is an old-school (in a bad way) DC restaurant. There are so many new, inventive places in DC. Why go here?
Great Oyster Bar!
Ask Johnny's Half Shell manager Mary Slattery for VIP treatment. Tell her her Dad, Chris insists!
Go during restaurant week. Everything here is delicious. Saturday is $25 for a bottle of wine!
The celery soup is fantastic! Also try the banana cream pie, delicious.
Crab cakes and catfish are great. Skip the dessert.
Very New Orleans in flavor. Everything was seasoned nice and tasted awesome. The gumbo was excellent and the crab cake imperial one of the best.
Had the seafood stew. Pretty good. Service is slow. Took almost an hour for our entree.
Get the Death in the Afternoon Cocktail
fab small seafood plates during happy hour,
Award-winning Chef Ann Cashion's mini burgers and mini Asian tuna sandwiches are just $2.50.
Crab cakes are amazing.
Try the Charbroiled Chesapeake Oysters. They are delicious!!
Lobster was very tasty
Have a drink at the cool bar
In summer, don’t miss the barbecue crabs served on the patio, accompanied by live jazz.
File Gumbo- awesome- better than NOLA.
The shrimp etouffee was yummy
Try the Salmon with mushrooms and spinache. A nice bottle of White wine is highly recommended.
Great earthquake lunch
Beers, squid, oysters, grits, shrimp, deep fried pork ribs, and their mini tuni sandwiches. What else more could you ask for?
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Eat at the bar -- great bartenders. Lunch manager Denny is the model of charming service. Lobster Rolls and Shrimp & Grits are my standards, but never pass up the She Crab Soup when on the menu!
Get the BBQ crabs, soft shell crabs or squash salad in season. Always get the shrimp & grits!
Go for happy hour 4-7p. Awesome beer, apps. Try the tuna sliders and grilled oysters!
Highly recommend the salmon.