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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Logan Circle/ Shaw
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1612 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4307
+1 202-319-1612
11:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Bourne, Massachusetts, United States
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with a local/regular. Really had a fun time. Bartenders were friendly and the oysters and mussels were out of this world.

Thank Suzanne C
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Comfort food extraordinaire is the Pearl Dive brunch. First the staff is affable and attentive. Bruch was hearty and divine: Bardstown Derby Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange Blossom Honey Chopped Salad   Buttermilk-Jalapeno Dressing, Market Vegetables, Popcorn Crawfish Cajun Sausage Skillet House Boudin Blanc, Cayenne Grits, Peppers, Cabot Cheddar, Two Sunny Side Up Farm Eggs, Crispy Fingerling Potatoes Ricotta Beignets Pear... More 

Thank John C
Washington DC
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best thing ever with cheesy grits. This is what I have when I come. Tried the whole pig which is good but... not pork cheeks. Of course, What is?

Thank GreatFalls-Traveler
Level Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was taken to pearl dive by people who live in the neighborhood, The staff is friendly and personal. The food is delicious, the bartenders are fun, attentive and knowledgeable. A great place to visit! Highly recommended!

Thank Carolyn C
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

I think one of my best Happy Hour spots in DC has to be this one..... I research this very well and believe you me... Pearl Dive is nice..... Great Martini .... great half-priced oysters.... and do not miss the mussels, need extra bread for the sauce....for Happy Hour.. It will be packed ... its not a secret that they... More 

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New York City, New York
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69 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I love seafood and came to this restaurant as it was featured on a couple of "best seafood" lists for DC. The staff was very nice and pleasant and the cocktails were good, but the food was disappointing. I had the oysters to start which were fine, followed by the salad with shrimp. This salad is very heavy (too much... More 

Thank Cainthecity
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Arrived at happy hour on Friday and the place looked packed - but it was the bar area and we were seated quickly. Service was excellent and our waitress was very knowledgeable on the great selection of oysters they offered. Tried 4 different types (half dozen each). Amazingly fresh and different flavors and textures. Then had fish that was cooked... More 

Thank JDSfromNM
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Walked in the door looking for a Miller light. So the downstairs bartender sent us upstairs. We had half price muscles and half price oysters. The Sunday afternoon special. They were so good, I mean super good. I am not a fan of raw Oyster but these were so good I ate five. The flavor of the muscles was excellent.... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Athens, Ohio
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128 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Good beer and good seafood, how could one go wrong? Had the fish of the day, and really enjoyed my meal. It was nicely prepared, and not something I could easily duplicate. Overall, I see why this place gets great reviews. The service was very attentive, and kept our water glasses filled, a plus on a hot late summer day.

Thank tarmonster1
Springfield, Missouri
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered two trays of oysters on the half shell, tried all the varieties. Not my thing but the husband and friends raved how delicious! We also has two hot oysters appetizers, cornmeal crusted and one with a hollandaise type sauce with corn and bacon. Both were scrumptious but be aware the andouille has a lot of kick. The majority of... More 

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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
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1612 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4307
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Logan Circle/ Shaw
  • Neighbourhood: Logan Circle/ Shaw
  • Phone Number: +1 202-319-1612

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?