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The Grilled Oyster Company

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Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD (Tuckerman Lane & Seven Locks Road)
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bethesda, MD
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85 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had great service, despite the fact that the restaurant was full. We sent back a bottle of wine and received a new one without a problem. Our oysters were sweet and fresh. Mussels were steamed well, without any closed ones. The seafood linguine was tasty and well presented. This restaurant continues to be our go-to place for seafood in... More 

Thank winxalot
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great drinks, great food, great atmosphere, great service! Local gem! We always enjoy The Grilled Oyster Company!

Thank Amy P
Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Made reservation through Open Table and restaurant was waiting for us when we arrived. Oysters were HUGE, wife loved them, had the sampler. Dinner was Rock fish and triple fish dinner. Perfect! The staff​ was wonderful, attentive, knowledgeable. What a great evening.

Thank Peter M
Potomac, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have dined here on a number of occasions- good food, good, friendly wait team. The fresh oysters are always good, they have a number of varieties. Also enjoyed the Seafood stew, consistently very good. Small restaurant with a local clientele.

Thank Webbtrio
Potomac, Maryland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, fun and good food. We usually go at happy hour, but the food is consistently good anytime.

Thank Deborah J
bethesda, md.
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730 reviews
546 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed this restaurant several times of late and continue to be impressed with the crab cakes, clam chowder, crab hush puppies and more. A little noisy but a good place to get a quality meal in the Potomac area.

Thank barymad
Potomac, Maryland
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A great menu with oysters three ways, tuna and key lime pie. Other choices were available on the Restaurant week menu. The pace was hopping on a Friday night. Need a reservation. Service was great.

Thank grandmawawa
Potomac, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants and we eat here fairly often. Food and service are excellant; only potential downside is it can get very noisy.

Thank Marc N
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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447 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

What else do you eat in Maryland, crab cakes of course. We had the price fix menu and it was very nice. The Clam Chowder was excellent as were the crab cakes. We thought the "part 3" of this menu was a little weak.......the dessert. It was some type of key lime dessert which was filled with 90% whipped cream.... More 

Thank onceinawhile31
Potomac, Maryland
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202 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Went for restaurant week lunch. Had crab hush puppies and shrimp risotto, both excellent. Pleasant, efficient service. A very nice experience.

Thank Allen S

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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
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD
    (Tuckerman Lane & Seven Locks Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Potomac
  • Phone Number: 301-299-9888

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