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Diners' Choice: Seafood restaurants in Washington, D.C. Area

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Updated 05 February 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall Seafood cuisine in Washington, D.C. Area? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyses more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favourites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab - Washington DC restaurant
4.7
4.7 (9458)
$50 and over
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab is the culmination of a partnership between Lettuce Entertain You and Joe's Stone Crab, the legendary seafood restaurant of Miami Beach. Joe's features an extensive selection of seafood, flown in fresh daily, to complement the world's finest Florida Stone Crab claws. Joe's also features signature Prime steaks, hand-carved by master butchers, such as the 24 oz. Bone-In Rib Eye or Bone-in Filet Mignon. Matched with Joe's famous side dishes, dinner only gets better when capped with a slice of key lime pie.


Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 4 days ago
As always, we had a very enjoyable business dinner with 6 of my colleagues at Joe’s last evening. The food was amazing, I ordered the King Crab sandwich off of the bar portion of the menu. The service is always first class and last night was no different. 5 stars all around.
A photo of Ocean Prime - Washington D.C. restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3974)
$50 and over
Seafood
Downtown
About the restaurant
Located in the historic Colorado Building at 1341 G Street NW and just steps away from the White House, Ocean Prime is a nationally acclaimed, modern American restaurant & lounge from award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Stunning settings, an impressive menu of seafood & steaks, and genuine hospitality make Ocean Prime the ideal place to socialize, talk business, celebrate & indulge. Reservations are recommended.

Ocean Prime strives to provide an elegant, fine dining atmosphere. Our associates’ priority is to ensure your experience is memorable. We ask for attire that is both polished and suited to our restaurant.
THANK YOU FOR NOT WEARING:
Clothing emitting excessive marijuana odor
Excessively revealing clothing or exposed undergarments
Clothing with offensive language or graphics
Admittance to Ocean Prime is at the discretion of management who reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who are inappropriately dressed.


Top review
JanetP
Dined 3 days ago
This restaurant is a keeper, food was very good and we actually liked it more than The Hamilton which is close by.
A photo of BlackSalt restaurant
4.7
4.7 (6567)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Palisades Northwest
About the restaurant
BlackSalt is the much anticipated concept restaurant from Chef Jeff Black, featuring an upscale fish market fronting a vibrant bar and elegant restaurant.
**A 4% charge is applied to all sales for card processing fees. Charge will be waived if paying with cash

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The menu and wine list has changed since our last time dining at BlackSalt. Actually had to return a bottle of French wine that was undrinkable/bitter.Fortunately, the wine server suggested a much better California wine that went well with the entrees. The food was great, as we expected.
A photo of Pearl Dive Oyster Palace restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1437)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Logan Circle
About the restaurant
With an ambience steeped in rustic charm and a menu filled with treasures from the sea, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace focuses on fresh produce and quality ingredients in its welcoming eatery. Specializing in a wide variety of oysters, from such places as Virginia, Japan, Rhode Island, British Columbia and Washington state, Peal Dive Oyster Palace takes oyster preparation seriously, complementing the delicate taste of the oyster. Appetizer options include crispy crawfish fritters, barbecue shrimp and wood-grilled oysters. Besides oysters, house specialties have a decidedly Cajun flair, with items such as seafood gumbo, crawfish etouffee and Gulf Coast Redfish, all of which have an amazing balance of spices.

The rich entrées at Pearl Dive Oyster Bar are further replicated in its dessert menu, with winning options like Beignets and Brazos River Bottom Pecan Pie.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 5 days ago
Absolutely top notch cuisine, best restaurant in DC that I’ve eaten in the last 12 months. Well done!
A photo of Eddie V's - Tysons Corner restaurant
4.7
4.7 (4738)
$50 and over
Seafood
Tysons Corner / McLean
About the restaurant
Eddie V's Prime Seafood is a luxury dining destination known for the seafood flown in from pristine waters around the world, as well as its premium hand-carved steaks. Dishes are artistically prepared and feature an ever-changing array of seasonal seafood, along with critically acclaimed prime center-cut steaks broiled to perfection. The restaurant's award-wining wine list, which has been recognized by Wine Spectator, has more than 300 wines curated by Eddie V's very own Advanced Sommelier. In the V Lounge, guests can sip classic and creative cocktails, and enjoy signature appetizers against a backdrop of live music trios.
Top review
Bunnyvip
Dined 3 days ago
The restaurant is big and glass enclosed and unfortunately because of that the noise level is loud. We adjusted and it was fine, but took away from the ambience. The food was mostly okay. The crabcake lacked textured and though breaded should have been crisped in the pan to provide some crunch. The crab itself was a nice jumbo lump. One entree was served cold, which was immediately addressed and the chef came to apologize and delivered a new one quickly himself. The branzino was perfectly cooked but was diminished by added the arugula salad on top of the browned skin. The tapanade was non-existent and the artichokes were inedibly hard. Dessert of creme brulee and fresh berries was good. Overall service was very attentive and excellent. The prices are too high for the ambience and quality presented.
A photo of PassionFish - Reston restaurant
4.6
4.6 (6515)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Reston
About the restaurant
Passion Fish - Reston VA is dedicated to providing the finest quality, sustainable seafood available in an upscale/casual fine dining experience.

Garage parking at Reston Town Center will always be free for our guests. Please park in the Orange Garage on Explorer Street and check in with us when you arrive.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Sushi tower was fabulous! Will go back and try the fish
A photo of The Salt Line - Ballston restaurant
4.6
4.6 (646)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Arlington
About the restaurant
The Salt Line, the popular DC homage to New England’s iconic fish and oyster houses, brings a second location to Arlington’s burgeoning Ballston neighborhood. Just one year in, The Salt Line has already established itself as one of the top dining spots in Northern Virginia. Executive Chef Matt Singer is leading the kitchen team in partnership with award winning Long Shot Hospitality Chef/Partner Kyle Bailey. The Salt Line is where "New England meets the Chesapeake" so guests can expect the same New England classics and renowned raw bar found at the original location, along with lots of new chef driven fish and seafood entrees, house-made pastas, exciting selections of crudos, and of course the best lobster rolls around.

In addition to dining, the welcoming year round outdoor bar (tented in the winter) has also become a favorite neighborhood gathering spot and is the perfect place to enjoy The Salt Line's signature beverage program and grab what many say is the best burger in town.


Top review
JAMESL
Dined on 19 Feb 2024
A family of four on our first visit to Salt Line found the experience very rewarding. Everything was found to be outstanding; the business is a welcome addition to the area. It's a bit pricey, but the food is fresh and cooked to the point that it is pleasant to the palate and filling to the stomach. The available food selections are somewhat limited, especially when you view the hundreds of photos on the Yelp web site showing Salt Line facilities and food fare. But, it's clear that not all of the items shown on Yelp could be available at every restaurant. All in all, we were very satisfied and filled and look forward to our next visit.
A photo of Ocean Paradise Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.5
4.5 (279)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Fairfax
About the restaurant
We are a family-owned restaurant serving the Greater Fairfax community. Ocean Paradise is an innovative seafood concept, providing you with fresh, high-quality seafood sourced directly from the coast. Our dishes are created entirely from scratch, ensuring that every bite serves up tremendous flavor and an abundance of fresh ingredients. With over 25 years of experience, our chefs have curated a menu that includes a mix of both original and “classic” options, inspired by seafood dishes around the world. We have a passion for creating culinary masterpieces – think “fine dining” meets the comfort of Sunday dinner with your family. Awarded by Open Table as the 2022 "Diners’ Choice.” We look forward to hosting you at Ocean Paradise!


Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 6 days ago
Our first visit to Ocean Paradise was fantastic! We will definitely be back. Everything we ordered was served very hot and tasted awesome. This is the best seafood we have had in the Northern Virginia area. We ordered the stuffed mushrooms, sauteed calamari, shrimp feast, fish tacos and bread pudding for dessert. Everything was phenomenal!
A photo of The Wharf restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3356)
$30 and under
Seafood
Alexandria
About the restaurant
Outside seating is limited and will be based on first come first server basis and during high volume days limited time duration may apply.We are providing both Indoor, outdoor seating and takeout. History has been written inside the walls of the Wharf, with its 1790's style architecture featuring original wood columns and beams that are charred black from a Civil War fire. Since 1971, satisfied diners have been heading to The Wharf in Old Town for whole Maine lobster, local soft shell crabs and prime steaks. The restaurant has recently been renovated and remodeled and the menu updated to include many contemporary seafood items along with their traditional Chesapeake Bay creations.
Top review
LIKESGOODTHINGSvip
Dined 6 days ago
We had a wonderful experience dining at the wharf. The food was super fresh and amazing. Our server. Was so friendly and did a fantastic job.
A photo of Truluck's - Ocean's Finest Seafood & Crab - Washington, D.C. restaurant
4.6
4.6 (1621)
$31 to $50
Seafood
Mount Vernon Square
About the restaurant
Located at the corner of 7th St. NW and K St. NW, Truluck’s Washington DC sits one block south of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, and is a short walk to DC landmarks such as Capital One Arena and the National Portrait Gallery. Indulge in Prime Seafood & Crab. Our chefs honor and elevate with superior ingredients, precise execution, and classic presentation. Truluck’s maintains an unwavering commitment to serving the highest quality, sustainable products that make sense for the plate, the palate, and the planet. We strive to serve only the best ingredients and are dedicated to serving exceptional seafood and fresh Florida Stone crab, from the traps to your table in less than 24 hours. Delight in the ocean’s finest seafood and crab, remarkable cocktails and wines, captivating ambience, live entertainment, and the service you deserve. Your table is waiting.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on 22 Feb 2024
I loved the restaurant, and the server was good too. It is more of a special occasion location. I would definitely recommend it and I will be going back.
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