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Rappahannock Oyster Bar

1309 5th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-7003
+1 202-544-4702
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  • Very good48%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (51 reviews)
“caviar” (4 reviews)
“chowder” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1309 5th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-7003
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank 3AndrewR
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Annie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Decoamie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank Ismailbandook
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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!

Thank Cathy S
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

Thank wetired
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Has a variety of flavored oysters that make for a great taste test. Located in Union Market - a good stop with co-workers after work. Their fish of the day as simply out of this world - check to see what they have - it...More

Thank MF S
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Went for Happy Hour at Rappahannock Oyster Bar in Union Market. Six of us had 5 dozen oysters! The oysters were three different varieties and all are half price from 4-7pm. We sat within the Union Market. Fun place to visit. Also had beer and...More

Thank JWW710
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We stopped by on a very warm summer evening and were very pleased with the selection of oysters and their quality. The drink selection was very good and included an oyster stout. Had we not had dinner reservations elsewhere we would have stayed to try...More

Thank waterandmore
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28 August 2016|
Response from lost175lbs | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, but I'm not sure if they have a weekend happy hour.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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: +1 202-544-4702
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