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Rappahannock Oyster Bar

1309 5th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-7003
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“clams” (12 reviews)
“chowder” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1309 5th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-7003
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

No matter how many times I go for the champagne and caviar the waitstaff is consistently rushed and not friendly The man who is most friendly is the one who refills your water

Thank 9kidsus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grilled oysters, grilled octopus and the oyster chowder were all top notch. Uniquely done and perfectly executed. Wait staff was excellent also. I don't think you can go wrong here.

Thank John F
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Food Taste: very good; they oysters had a good salty taste and the splash of lemon made all of them exceptional (tried all three types) Food Presentation: excellent; small portions Service: Timely Ambiance: blends with the other shops, industrial feel but cool. Dress code: casual...More

Thank jelemus3
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly great seafood in Union Market. Drinks were nicely prepared at the bar, and went well with our selections for lunch. Oysters on the half shell were enjoyed immensely by two of our party while I enjoyed the chowder All three of us chose the...More

Thank mjmccoymd
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

First you have to understand the location is not a typical restaurant and bar. This is more like a group of talented chefs decided to skip the food truck scene and and chip in for an abandoned warehouse in a part of the city that...More

Thank DaSypress
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped in at Happy Hour to indulge in half price oysters. They have three VA oysters: Rappahannock, Rochambeau, and Old Salty. Each has a distinct flavor. They are $2.50 each regular price, and half that at happy hour. We ate a couple of dozen....More

Thank MemphisZ
Reviewed 15 June 2017

This restaurant is located in the Union Market and is owned by cousins who's family has operated the restaurant since 1899 . ( not in the same location) our hotel had recommended this location . It is only open from 11:30 am until approx 8...More

Thank James V
Reviewed 12 June 2017

This can be a great quite spot on a weekday evening. Obviously the oysters are the star of the menu but their non-oyster dishes were noteworthy. The pastrami cured salmon was a delicious and beautifully arranged appetizer that could be enjoyed as a light main...More

Thank Megan H
Reviewed 7 May 2017

By far the best oysters I have had in a long time. The shucker checks each one for quality prior to serving. A nice selection of wine and beer to complement all dishes. The baked clams are tiny but very good. The oyster chowder has...More

Thank pierre20639
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Large oyster platter is fine app with 3 varieties and local clams. Lamb and clams in a zippy sofrito with grilled crusty bread, and an amber ale in bustling market made my day following a very brief trip to MGM casino.

Thank soilman29
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28 August 2016|
Response from lost175lbs | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I'm not sure if they have a weekend happy hour.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1309 5th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-7003
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-544-4702
  • E-mail
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