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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Logan Circle/ Shaw
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1612 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4307
+1 202-319-1612
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Beverly Hills, California
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90 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I came here for happy hour. Everything was great. I love the mussels...so tasty and so were the oysters.

Thank Ed M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was excellent, the atmosphere jovial and the staff was professional and personable. My brother and I shared an order of raw oysters (obviously) and Ricotta Beignets - the butterscotch dipping sauce was heavenly! I had the Cajun Sausage Skillet and my brother had the Pontchantrain - Eggs Benedict with tasso ham and crawfish. We shared dessert which was... More 

Thank Panadda S
Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to love arriving at an oyster restaurant to be told it is half price day 😊. A mixed dozen proved to be an excellent way to experience different oysters and areas. The fish of the day was a delightful rockfish which paired beautifully with the happy hour French rosé. Great service means I am happy to recommend this... More 

Thank Rosemary S
Helena, Montana
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was packed, and for a good reason. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, the oysters are from all over the coast, and the mussels were delicious. It's a rather small place, so make reservations in advance, and for an early time. They were out of many of the oysters by 7:30pm, but still had many to choose from. Fresh... More 

Thank Joe D
Silver Spring, Maryland
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place is a hot weekend spot for all adult ages. The drinks were very good; however, I wish the waiter (or the menu) would have mentioned how spicy the gumbo was that I ordered -- it was too hot and I like hot. The oysters were awesome.

Thank Henchmon
New York City, New York
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876 reviews
539 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoyed pearl dive oyster palace. It was packed but we were able to grab seats at the bar while we waited for a table. Had some delicious oysters and shrimp at the bar. The yuzu sauce for the oysters was delicious. The cooked dishes once we sat down weren't as good. Had the fish tacos and crawfish étouffée. House... More 

Thank USCKaboom
Austin, Texas
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The four of us enjoyed this place so much we went back the next day! Between us we had several raw oysters, Rockefeller, Cornmeal Crusted Chesapeake Oysters, Crawfish Fritters, Oyster Dinner and more. Everything was very good. Service and ambience was nice. Will be returning!

Thank Created2Travel
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Having lived in DC for 3.5 years, PDOP has been my favorite DC restaurant since the first time I dined here 3 years ago. Every time I have friends or family come to town and visit, I make a point to reserve the Chef's Table. My favorite thing on the menu is the Duck Gumbo or the Seafood Gumbo

Thank Wcanning89
Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Our party of 8 really enjoyed the ambiance, the drinks, the oysters, and the service. Main courses were uneven, with some overwhelmed by the sauce. We have been there 5 times now and enjoyed it each time, but main courses were definitely not on par with previous visits.

Thank asl5w
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150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Dinner was enjoyed by our party of 4. The menu is extensive, including a variety of oysters. Warm biscuits were a great start. The gumbo was excellent.

Thank skardm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1612 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4307
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Logan Circle/ Shaw
  • Neighbourhood: Logan Circle/ Shaw
  • Phone Number: +1 202-319-1612

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?