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Rappahanock Oyster Bar

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
Ivy City, Washington
  • The folks at Washington Post and AFAR Media like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Hamed N.
    "Have to try the lamb and clams, and the seared scallops."(3 Tips)
    Joey M.
    "Steamed Olde Salt clams are fantastic."(3 Tips)
    donna t.
    "Get the chefs special on oysters and happy hour is a great value!"(17 Tips)
    J P.
    "The cantaloupe & duck prosciutto salad is a must"(2 Tips)
33 Tips and reviews
  • oysters
  • clams
  • olde salt
  • crab cakes
  • happy hour
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  • Michael L.
    Great oysters. Shrimp and grits special was excellent.
  • Derek G.
    Right in the heart of the market, with a counter top and tall tables for casual oyster slurping. Always fresh and delicious.
  • Bill M.
    Bill MichaelsFebruary 10, 2016
    The scallops...the scallops ! Delicious !
  • 微微
    微微January 6, 2016
    Happy hour Tues-Fri 4-7pm.
  • Ebrahim B.
    Ebrahim BandookwalaAugust 3, 2015
    The merguez lamb w clams looked amazing! :) .. had their trio of oysters ! Awesome as usual! :)
  • donna t.
    donna tJuly 7, 2015
    Get the chefs special on oysters and happy hour is a great value!
  • Duvi S.
    Duvi SilvaJune 25, 2015
    Rappahanock Oyster Bar is the best place to eat some delicious oysters in Washington DC!!!
  • Tigran S.
    Crab cake is delicious!
  • Kryofroyo
    KryofroyoMarch 15, 2015
    Be a baller and add caviars to your oysters
  • aj (andrea jo)
    aj (andrea jo)October 5, 2014
    Great little oyster bar tucked in Union Market. Oysters and tartare were outstanding.
  • Venu
    VenuAugust 30, 2014
    Try the black cod if you aren't in mood for local oysters. It's nice, supple, light and not too expensive to boot.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresAugust 20, 2014
    Get the Old Bay-seasoned steamed shrimp and, if available, pair it with Flying Dog Dead Rise ale!
  • Josh W.
    Josh WAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The oysters are always good, but don't skip the shrimp!
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 4, 2014
    Rappahannock was an incredible pitstop between snacking on gourmet treats from every vendor. Snag a chair on a weekend day, and complete the experience with at least a dozen oysters and a cold beer. Read more
  • cristal d.
    cristal diazJuly 20, 2014
    Olde Salts and peel n eat shrimp. To die.
  • Joey M.
    Joey MarburgerJanuary 26, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Steamed Olde Salt clams are fantastic. The sake broth... oh man.
  • Erin M.
    Erin McCallDecember 27, 2013
    Tuna Tataki is the BEST tuna I have ever had!
  • MA A.
    MA AbdooSeptember 15, 2013
    The crab cakes are fantastic.
  • Joey L.
    Joey LambethSeptember 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Do your self a favor and try the sazerac and oyster shooters.
  • Hamed N.
    Hamed Negron-PerezAugust 17, 2013
    Have to try the lamb and clams, and the seared scallops. But make sure to start off with an oyster shooter and 1/2 dozen olde salt oysters.
  • megan d.
    megan dunnJuly 27, 2013
    Cantaloupe and duck prosciutto!
  • J P.
    J PalmJuly 27, 2013
    The cantaloupe & duck prosciutto salad is a must
  • Jason H.
    Jason HorswillMay 29, 2013
    Amazing sazerac....
  • Robert G.
    Robert GMay 4, 2013
    Great customer service . They were very accommodating and helpful. If you have issues , they will work them out with you . Ask for JP!
  • Marley L.
    Marley LynchApril 14, 2013
    Best crab cake I have EVER had.
  • Bronwyn B.
    Bronwyn BaileyMarch 23, 2013
    The crab cakes are delicious!
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostMarch 14, 2013
    Get the lambs & clams. Chef Dylan Fultineer pairs Olde Salt Middleneck clams with sauteed, grass-fed lamb for this stick-to-your-ribs stew. Read more
  • John T.
    John TaylorFebruary 19, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Lambs and Clams dish. It's unique and wonderful. You won't be disappointed.
  • Alicia D.
    Alicia DunnFebruary 18, 2013
    It is better to only go with one or two people and not a big group because it is always VERY crowded
  • DC Dining Adventures
    DC Dining AdventuresJanuary 23, 2013
    Try all three kinds of raw oysters! You won't be disappointed!
  • Shane W.
    Shane WorthJanuary 2, 2013
    Now having the Seared Scallops w/ fingerling potatoes, arugula, aIoli. It's even more awesome than the awesome Bobcat Oyster Chowder w/ Benton's Bacon!
  • Shane W.
    Shane WorthJanuary 2, 2013
    Having the Barcat Oyster Chowder, and it's awesome!
  • Christina H.
    Christina HeroldNovember 10, 2012
    Get the lamb and clams!
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