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Rappahannock Oyster Company

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1309 5th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-7003
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Tacoma, Washington
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Fun spot in Union Market. Great local oysters and I enjoyed a nice rose too. Other food look great that others ordered too. Great staff shaking super fun cocktails and making it happen with great customer service.

Thank kikirob
Stonington, Connecticut
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126 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I really like this place because you know what you're getting and the employees are always polite. I've even had them cater and the same great quality arrives. Other items on the menu like cucumber gazpacho are terrific.

Thank JAG2021
Roswell, Georgia
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219 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Small bar in the union market in DC. But, oh boy, you will be happy if you get a seat! Local oysters w clear, fresh taste. And the lamb and clams, you must try this dish. Light but satisfying, worth the price of admission. Staff was friendly and helpful, and though pricey, it was a find I'm glad we tried.

Thank hbrown1025
Washington, D.C.
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Happy hour is the best time since the oysters are half priced ($1.25 each, except for the grilled oysters). I still dropped $50 on each visit, so this cannot be my after work hangout. The food was good (try the red snapper tartare) and the customer service was great. If you're looking for a delicious non-alcoholic drink, try the Rozata... More 

Thank Locemup
Huntington, West Virginia
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163 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I did not order anything from this place, but I got the chance to try a raw clam from my friend's order. My friend told me this place owns their own oyster farm, but their pricing is not very friendly if you foolishly chose the oyster sampler (19 bucks for 6 oysters and 2 clams!!). When an oyster is $2.5... More 

Thank yipaoc
Fort Washington, Maryland
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197 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Food was great. Customer service was excellent as well. We sat at the high top table away from the bar and the food came out just as quickly. Highly recommend. It was a fun atmosphere.

Thank Rudy B
Hampstead, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

We have had Rappahannock oysters from their oyster farm in Topping, VA in other restaurants and rave about them to ourselves and any friends that would listen. Its been a desire of mine to visit the farm and restaurant in Topping to slurp down a dozen of their best oysters at the source. I planned to go to Washington, DC... More 

Thank John S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

First Visit Figured I’d satisfy my hankering for oysters. Although I love sashimi, I’m not a fan of raw oysters (tried it before). My favorite is oysters Rockefeller, but since that wasn’t on the menu, I ordered grilled. The oysters were slightly overcooked, resulting in a chewiness that was edible, but not the answer. However, the service was stellar. They... More 

Thank lost175lbs
Burke, VA
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

My friends and family are so glad these folks decided to come to Washington. Located in the semi-eclectic Union Market, this bar-without-walls is a gem. While their cocktail selections are not always conventional, they do have a great selection of craft brews to compliment the changing menu. Consistency is with their superior oysters. Get them. You'll love them. We always... More 

Thank ToriRob
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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193 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Given the seating arrangements, unless you are looking for the feeling of eating in the middle of a food court, makes a dinner here feel like overpriced experience. However, the oysters are good, and we had a few great appetizers. The wine list does not offer many options. Happy Hour, with $1 oysters and some good beer choices, would seem... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
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

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