From $25 to $49
Rappahannock Oyster Bar
1309 5th St. NE, Washington 20002 Driving directions
MICHELIN Guide 2018
  • The MICHELIN Plate : good cooking Fresh ingredients, capably prepared: simply a good meal.
  • Simple standard.

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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Meals outside
  • Notable cocktail list

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Set inside the buzzing Union Market, Rappahannock Oyster Bar is oh-so-much more than a popular bivalve joint. The feel-good revival story behind it will make you feel more philanthropist than hungry diner, and the ambience is everything you’d expect and then some: counter space, communal seating, a sprinkling of outdoor tables, and an open-air vibe. While the spotlight here is on the raw bar (order the sampler, a veritable love letter to the Virginia waters), the cooked dishes give those half-shells a run for their money. Clam chowder is thick, creamy, and full of briny meat, and though the steamed shrimp dish sounds simple, these spicy shell-on specimens, served with a hunk of bread, sautéed onions, and peppers are a messy but delicious affair. - MICHELIN guide inspectors


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