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Best seafood

The Washington Post Staff  |  Updated 04/17/2013

Washington may not be on the coast, but the fish dishes at these restaurants whisk us to the seaside.



Washington, DC

The small dining room leaves something to be desired, but the shellfish doesn't disappoint.


Bourbon Steak

Washington, DC

Bourbon Seafood might be a better name for this restaurant. The meat is admirable; the seafood is divine.


Hank's Oyster Bar

Washington, DC

Neighborhood staples in both Dupont and Old Town, the Hank's locations offer several varieties of raw oysters each day, in addition to other fish dishes.


Johnny's Half Shell

Washington, DC

Crabcakes steal the show at Johnny's.


Oceanaire Seafood Room

Washington, DC

The chain's local outpost is among Tom Sietsema's favorite seafood restaurants in the area.


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