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The Grilled Oyster Company

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Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD (Tuckerman Lane & Seven Locks Road)
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is conveniently located in Maryland. They have many different varieties of oysters, from raw to crab stuffed to a bourbon style oyster. And they each were delicious and fresh. Not much parking on the street, but if you park in the garage across the street, the restaurant does validate for parking. This restaurant is definitely a MUST if... More 

Thank Danielle P
L/A, Maine
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time there as I'm visiting the area. Service was good. Food was excellent and portions weren't excessively large. Had muscles as an ap and scallops for my entree. Was very happy with both. They seemed to have a nice bar scene also....mellow but lively. I'd recommend and go back if I came back to the area.

Thank crzinn
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The Grilled Oyster Company is an absolute gem! It has a great menu, solid nightly specials, and a good wine and beer list. The grilled oysters are what it is known for and will not disappoint! A must try!

1 Thank JSfromDC
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great selection of fresh fish, oysters, salads, that offer numerous choices to enjoy a leisurely dinner at a local restaurant.

Thank Alan D
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Went there with a group of six for my 75th birthday. Our waiter was excellent and very knowledgeable regarding the traits of each of the Oysters on the half shell available that evening. Selections change daily. He was also very helpful to assure that my need for modifications (no dairy) were checked out. I was very impressed when the chef... More 

Thank Kishri
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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102 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We were visiting a friend in North Bethesda who recommended The Grilled Oyster. Although a little hesitant because we're not oyster fans, we found this to be a restaurant we'd return to as they offer many dishes other than oysters. We order the scallops, the rockfish and for our friend a variety of fresh oysters of various brine levels. There... More 

Gaithersburg, Maryland
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98 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We love this restaurant! Rick, the owner, always asks if everything is ok, whenever he passes by - which is a nice touch. The staff is very friendly, and the food is always good. We had Oysters Rockefeller, which were good, albeit a slightly different preparation than you usually get. The Three Fish Grill is my favorite, as I love... More 

Thank TomR233
Bethesda, MD
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68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is our third visit, and the food, service, and ambiance have been consistently good. We like that the owner has been there two of the three times we were there. We like that the restaurant is giving back to the community by contributions to shellfish restoration effort in the Chesapeake. And we like the feeling that this is a... More 

Thank winxalot
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The waiter was pleasant and we were at the only occupied table ... so why did the second course appear before the first was finished? Why did we have to request bread? Why was the menu far more limited than the one on the restaurant's site (salad with steak, salmon, etc. were missing)? The food was good and well presented,... More 

Thank DanielJ M
Bethesda, Maryland
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203 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Always appreciate the kitchen at this destination for fresh ingredients and tasty choices. Even for my low sodium regimen, the staff is ready to alter a recipe to enhance my health and enjoyment. Instead of fried soft shells on the menu, I had ordered them sauteed with a side of sliced tomatoes, fresh avocados and onions with plain oil and... More 

1 Thank Lois C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD
    (Tuckerman Lane & Seven Locks Road)
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Potomac
  • Phone Number: 301-299-9888

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