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Rappahannock Oyster Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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American, Seafood
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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RAW BAR
GRILLED
each2.5
Rappahannock® Oysters
Served with smoked jalapeño compound butter
ON THE HALF SHELL
each2.5
Rappahannock Oysters®
sweet & buttery – Topping, VA
each2.5
Rochambeau Oysters®
mildly briny – Yorktown, VA
each2.5
Olde Salt Oysters®
ocean brine – Chincoteague, VA
each1.75
Olde Salt Clams®
ocean brine – Chincoteague, VA
HAPPY HOUR
Half off Raw Oysters
Tuesday - Friday; 4 - 7 pm; $4 select beers & wines
SEAFOOD PLATTERS
$16.0
Small Platter
6 mixed raw oysters, 2 raw clams
$32.0
Large Platter
12 mixed raw oysters, 4 raw clams
CAVIAR
1/2 oz $18.0
1 oz $33.0
Trout Roe
1/2 oz $28.0
1 oz $53.0
Paddlefish
1/2 oz $39.0
1 oz $75.0
Russian Osetra
FROM THE KITCHEN
$9.0
Barcat Oyster Chowder
benton's bacon
$12.0
Carrot Soup
whipped mascarpone, ras el hanout, marcona almond
$11.0
Baked Clams
thai sausage, coconut, basil, habanero
$16.0
Cobia Crudo
ligurian olives, citrus, fennel, fresno, thai basil, olive oil
$16.0
Grilled Radicchio Salad
sesame seed, soy, pickled shallot, green apple, bonito flakes, toasted nori vinaigrette
1/2 lb $15.0
1 lb $29.0
Steamed Peel & Eat Shrimp
old bay seasoning
$16.0
Baby Romaine
carrot & ginger dressing, peanuts, cucumber, red onion, cilantro
$21.0
Khao Soi Mussels
turmeric, curry, coconut, crispy wontons, fresno chili
$16.0
Lambs & Clams
lamb merguez, sofrito, pigeon peas, aioli
$25.0
Crab Cake
celery root slaw, remoulade
BEER & WINE
ON TAP
$7.0
Escutcheon Pilsner
$7.0
St. Michaels Amber Ale
$8.0
3 Stars Ghost White IPA
$8.0
Atlas Pale Ale
BOTTLES & CANS
$7.0
Flying Dog Oyster Stout
made with Rappahannock® oysters
$8.0
Supreme Core Dry Cider
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All reviews oysters caviar chowder oyster stout ceviche lamb union market half shell great seafood just the right amount great happy hour the wait staff sat at the bar salt lemon broth district
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rappahannock proved a superb oyster bar, at the stylish Union Market. The oysters were VERY fresh, the staff very knowledgeable, and the service amicably efficient. An excellent experience, two nights in a row!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rokkap
Reviewed 30 December 2018 via mobile

Looking for a light lunch before an evening wedding. Just the ticket. This bar restaurant at the new Wharf District is cozy and hopping. Food and staff were both top notch. Shrimp and crab dip were some of the best ever. Don't miss

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RJames1950
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Stopped here unexpectedly. Was very pleased. Small place with bar and outside dining. It was raining and cold so we sat at the bar. Servers very accommodating and attentive but let you alone to relax. Food very enjoyable. Will return, only can’t imagine this place...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SunshineF7
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Stopped in for happy hour. They have a great deal of $ 1 oysters. We went through 5 dozen oysters of different varieties. It was fun tasting the difference between the various oysters. The tacos were very good also. The server checked on us constantly....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 3AndrewR
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

I prefer California oysters over Virginia’s because I like the creaminess of the west coast oysters. The sous chef Will (super nice black dude) had me tried the baked oysters from Rappahannock River and they were absolutely amazing, particularly with the special sauce/butter! Try the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Annie C
Reviewed 6 November 2018

I was attending an art fair and stopped for lunch here at the bar. Had oysters and clams on the half shell and then baked clams. By far, the oysters were the best of the best - plump, fresh, local. Excellent choice. Clams were a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Decoamie
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Visiting the Union market on the weekend, we found this French style restaurant. The raw and grilled oysters were of course fantastic. But the lamb and clams was fantastic too. It was served with yummy sides of grilled bread slices. The atmosphere of the Union...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ismailbandook
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

Had the pleasure of dining at Rappahannock Oyster Bar in Union Market - DC. Started with the oyster chowder, I have never had oyster chowder but am a big fan of clam chowder, well I am a convert. Their chowder was fantastic, I would have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jim M
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We stumbled on this looking for oysters. What a gem inside the Union Market which was awesome. Inside and outside seating. The Olde Salt raw oysters were the best. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CathyS317
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve dined twice at this attractive space which is part of the very large and unique Union Market. The oysters are extremely fresh and well cut. Good beverage selection and Margaritas. The other entrees are interesting and enjoyable. The staff is engaged and professional. So...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank wetired
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Sorry, but I'm not sure if they have a weekend happy hour.
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