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Rappahannock Oyster Company

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1309 5th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-7003
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Pinehurst, North Carolina
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122 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No matter what else we do, or where we eat....This IS ALWAYS our first stop! Raw oysters are delicious & selection offers the best the area has to offer. Menu changes some, but you can't go wrong with the crab cake & smoked salmon dishes. The nice thing about Union Market is that you can purchase other cuisines from vendors... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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187 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The happy hour with half price oysters and drink specials is a great deal. The classic cocktails are well executed - I loved my corpse reviver. Husband liked his Grüner Veltliner and ordered a second glass. There are some local beer specials for the beer drinkers. We ordered a smattering of dishes and everything was excellent, but the standout dish... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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370 reviews
342 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the vibe at Union Market, and while sometimes very hipster, it does have great stuff to see and eat and buy. Rappahannock Oyster Company has great stuff. Fresh, tasty and innovative. I tried 1/2 oz of paddlefish caviar. The fish eggs were so good, and I ate it solo. I do love the twist on eggs with a mustard... More 

Thank Damian C
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We started our lunch with some luscious raw oysters and draft beer. There were 3 Chesapeake Bay varieties to choose from...all delicious. Then I had oyster chowder with potatoes and bacon which was tasty but thicker than I would have prefered. My husband had a wonderful "Pastrami-cured" salmon rosettes on thin crispy potato latkes, with pickled onions, broccoli kraut, grainy... More 

Thank ledori
Rabun Gap, Georgia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Great happy hour plate of oysters. Great environment at Eastern Market, lots of interesting new retail shops as well

Thank YorkHouseInn
Tacoma, Washington
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162 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Fun spot in Union Market. Great local oysters and I enjoyed a nice rose too. Other food look great that others ordered too. Great staff shaking super fun cocktails and making it happen with great customer service.

Thank kikirob
Stonington, Connecticut
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138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I really like this place because you know what you're getting and the employees are always polite. I've even had them cater and the same great quality arrives. Other items on the menu like cucumber gazpacho are terrific.

Thank JAG2021
Roswell, Georgia
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226 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Small bar in the union market in DC. But, oh boy, you will be happy if you get a seat! Local oysters w clear, fresh taste. And the lamb and clams, you must try this dish. Light but satisfying, worth the price of admission. Staff was friendly and helpful, and though pricey, it was a find I'm glad we tried.

Thank hbrown1025
Washington, D.C.
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Happy hour is the best time since the oysters are half priced ($1.25 each, except for the grilled oysters). I still dropped $50 on each visit, so this cannot be my after work hangout. The food was good (try the red snapper tartare) and the customer service was great. If you're looking for a delicious non-alcoholic drink, try the Rozata... More 

Thank Locemup
Huntington, West Virginia
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170 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I did not order anything from this place, but I got the chance to try a raw clam from my friend's order. My friend told me this place owns their own oyster farm, but their pricing is not very friendly if you foolishly chose the oyster sampler (19 bucks for 6 oysters and 2 clams!!). When an oyster is $2.5... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1309 5th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-7003
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-544-4702

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