From $25 to $50
301 Water St. SE, Washington 20003 Driving directions
  • Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking: ≤ £28 / 40 € (IRE) ‘Bibs’ are awarded for simple yet skilful cooking for under £28 or €40.
  • Good standard.

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  • Trendy
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking retsaurant
  • Wheelchair access
  • Outside dining available
  • Brunch
  • Restaurant

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From its Navy Yard location with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Anacostia River, to its playful interior design featuring a giant curtain mimicking a ship’s sail as well as ocean murals, there is no mistaking that Whaley’s is all about seafood. In fact, it’s the kind of refuge where one comes to slurp away oyster after oyster. The oceanic flavors present in a nasturtium shrimp taco with a charred tomatillo sauce and creamy yuzu kosho are so satisfying you might want to go for two…or twenty. Smoked blue catfish topped with slivers of Benton bacon and spread over toasted bread marries its charred goodness with just the right amount of crunch. Dining à deux? The seafood risotto, with its unexpected hits of pickled Fresno chilies, is faultless. - MICHELIN guide inspectors


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