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Oyster Bar and fresh crab in DC or NOVA

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We will be visiting our daughter in Washington, DC next week and love fresh oysters and crab - especially soft shell crab. We have eaten at Hank's Oyster Bar which is very nice. Does anyone have any other ideas on where to eat?

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Hank's Oyster Bar
1026 King St Ste 1, Alexandria, VA 22314

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  1. A lot of places are starting to carry soft shells on the menu, I know for certain both Corduroy and Dino have them right now. I would bet Fiola might have them right now too, and maybe Equinox. Add Blacksalt to that list, as well as, they would have oysters too.

    For oysters- Old Ebbitt Grill is actually a great place to get them. They have their raw bar 1/2 price at certain happy hours too. A friend said that recently Hook had a good selection.

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    Old Ebbitt Grill
    675 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005

    1. Soft shell depends on season and availability, so you'll usually see it on a specials menu. But for oysters (and maybe soft shells, who knows?) the new Senarts on Barracks Row might be up your alley: http://senartsdc.com/index.shtml

      1. So is Maine Avenue the best place/most economic place to get decent soft shells this time of year? Looking to pick up some for Moms Day and cook them at home...

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        1. re: Insidious Rex

          You can usually get them there and they will clean them for you if you ask. You can also check Franks at the Jessup Fish Market.

          1. re: agarnett100

            Thanks for all the good ideas. I will check them out.