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Rappahannock Oyster Bar

1309 5th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-7003
+1 202-544-4702
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (43 reviews)
“caviar” (4 reviews)
“cobia” (2 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1309 5th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-7003
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Rappahannock's location in Union Market is a must visit for happy hour. Great drink selection, fresh oysters, knowledgeable and attentive staff plus some killer house hot sauce!

Thank Zach S
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Seating is first come, first served. Tables for two align the glass wall. Long "communal" talbes in the aisle in front of the bar and there is also seating at the bar. The large oyster platter features 4 of the featured oysters and perfect for...More

Thank TravelFoolVA
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

If you are a fan of raw, this place has a great half price happy hour. We tried three different types and liked all. Service was excellent and personal. Other seafood dishes looked inviting but we're much pricer.

Thank David L
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I’m no into oysters so I go for caviar and champagne. They even a a few good cocktails. My biggest problem is the staff. Always rushing like they can’t wait to leave work and very curt and unfriendly.Its bee the same all 3 times I’ve...More

Thank 9kidsus
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Okay, I have grown instantly fond of Union Market, but the Steamed Mussels at Rappahannock are incredible. They're a little different than usual--the underlying broth is more like a French Onion soup, but it's intense, flavorful, and the onions are well carmelized. And OH the...More

Thank Bill O
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

No matter how many times I go for the champagne and caviar the waitstaff is consistently rushed and not friendly The man who is most friendly is the one who refills your water

1  Thank 9kidsus
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Grilled oysters, grilled octopus and the oyster chowder were all top notch. Uniquely done and perfectly executed. Wait staff was excellent also. I don't think you can go wrong here.

Thank John F
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Food Taste: very good; they oysters had a good salty taste and the splash of lemon made all of them exceptional (tried all three types) Food Presentation: excellent; small portions Service: Timely Ambiance: blends with the other shops, industrial feel but cool. Dress code: casual...More

Thank jelemus3
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly great seafood in Union Market. Drinks were nicely prepared at the bar, and went well with our selections for lunch. Oysters on the half shell were enjoyed immensely by two of our party while I enjoyed the chowder All three of us chose the...More

Thank mjmccoymd
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

First you have to understand the location is not a typical restaurant and bar. This is more like a group of talented chefs decided to skip the food truck scene and and chip in for an abandoned warehouse in a part of the city that...More

Thank DaSypress
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27 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 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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