Best Seafood Restaurants in DC

Whether you’re seeking a luxury lobster or a happy hour oyster special, Washington has plenty of fresh under-the-sea options to choose from. Check out our options below for the top five restaurants in DC to indulge your seafood cravings.

Fiola Mare

Located in Georgetown, a ten-minute drive from the St. Gregory Hotel, this sleek Italian eatery ranks as the Washingtonian’s number one restaurant in the city. Ask for a seat with a view of the Potomac River and feast on dishes like the caper and Calabrese-chili laden ahi tuna crudo for a decadent experience.

3050 K Street NW, Suite 101
Washington DC 20007

BlackSalt Fish Market and Restaurant

Enjoy a night out at this opulent seafood emporium in DC’s Palisades neighborhood, a 15-minute drive from the St. Gregory Hotel. In addition to a menu with treats like a butter-poached lobster or caviar by the ounce, the restaurant also has a fish market for diners looking to purchase fresh seafood to take home and cook themselves.

4883 MacArthur Blvd, Washington, DC 20007
Phone:(202) 342-9101

Hank’s Oyster Bar

This happy hour haven lies a short 15-minute walk from the St. Gregory Hotel and serves oysters from across the country along with a rotating list of cocktails like the sherbet and vodka Church Lady Punch. Still need convincing? Check out the Washington City Paper, which awarded the restaurant the titles of Best Seafood Restaurant and Best Crabcake. There’s also a Capitol Hill location, if you’re looking for some happy-hour oysters to cap off a day of sightseeing.

1624 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20009
(202) 462-4265


Grab a table overlooking the historic C&O Canal at this Georgetown favorite. We recommend checking out the raw bar for the local oysters from Maryland and Virginia or the shellfish skyscraper with mussels. If you’re craving all things crustacean, you’ll love the lobster mac and cheese.

1054 31st St NW, Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-8855


We’ll let you in on a little secret, this hip cocktail spot also happens to be home to some of the best seafood in town. The delicious underwater eats at this Farragut North bar and restaurant include highlights like the creme fraiche-laden roasted salmon and the citrusy crab risotto.

1110 Vermont Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005
(202) 386-9200