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Where to Get Your Oyster Slurping on in DC

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Oyster-centric restaurants are popping up everywhere lately, from Jeff Black’s plan to open the largest oyster bar on the East Coast with his newest venture, Empire Oyster House in Merrifield, to the addition of Rappahannock Oyster Co.'s raw bar at the soon-to-open Union Market. But there are already great places to down raw oysters in the Washington area. Here are some of DC's best spots for the freshest oysters on the half shell around, whether you like 'em sweet or briny.

—Adele Chapin

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Urbana

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2121 P St NW
Washington, DC 20036

2. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

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1612 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. Hank's Oyster Bar

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1624 Q St NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. Blackbyrd Warehouse

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2005 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
202-621-7950

5. Senart's Oyster & Chop House

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520 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

6. BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant

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4882 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20007

7. Black's Bar & Kitchen

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7750 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

8. Johnny's Half Shell

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400 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC 20001

9. Kushi Izakaya & Sushi

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465 K St NW
Washington, DC 20001

10. Old Ebbitt Grill

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675 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

11. J.Paul's Dining Saloon

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3218 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

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1. Urbana

2121 P St NW, Washington, DC 20036

2121 P St NW
Washington, DC 20036

2. Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

1612 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

1612 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

3. Hank's Oyster Bar

1624 Q St NW, Washington, DC 20009

1624 Q St NW
Washington, DC 20009

4. Blackbyrd Warehouse

2005 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

2005 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009

5. Senart's Oyster & Chop House

520 8th St SE, Washington, DC 20003

520 8th St SE
Washington, DC 20003

6. BlackSalt Fish Market & Restaurant

4882 MacArthur Blvd NW, Washington, DC 20007

4882 MacArthur Blvd NW
Washington, DC 20007

7. Black's Bar & Kitchen

7750 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814

7750 Woodmont Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

8. Johnny's Half Shell

400 North Capitol St NW, Washington, DC 20001

400 North Capitol St NW
Washington, DC 20001

9. Kushi Izakaya & Sushi

465 K St NW, Washington, DC 20001

465 K St NW
Washington, DC 20001

10. Old Ebbitt Grill

675 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005

675 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

11. J.Paul's Dining Saloon

3218 M St NW, Washington, DC 20007

3218 M St NW
Washington, DC 20007

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