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Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Logan Circle/ Shaw
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1612 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4307
+1 202-319-1612
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Helena, Montana
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was packed, and for a good reason. The staff is extremely knowledgeable, the oysters are from all over the coast, and the mussels were delicious. It's a rather small place, so make reservations in advance, and for an early time. They were out of many of the oysters by 7:30pm, but still had many to choose from. Fresh... More 

Thank Joe D
Silver Spring, Maryland
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is a hot weekend spot for all adult ages. The drinks were very good; however, I wish the waiter (or the menu) would have mentioned how spicy the gumbo was that I ordered -- it was too hot and I like hot. The oysters were awesome.

Thank Henchmon
New York City, New York
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843 reviews
519 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed pearl dive oyster palace. It was packed but we were able to grab seats at the bar while we waited for a table. Had some delicious oysters and shrimp at the bar. The yuzu sauce for the oysters was delicious. The cooked dishes once we sat down weren't as good. Had the fish tacos and crawfish étouffée. House... More 

Thank USCKaboom
Austin, Texas
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The four of us enjoyed this place so much we went back the next day! Between us we had several raw oysters, Rockefeller, Cornmeal Crusted Chesapeake Oysters, Crawfish Fritters, Oyster Dinner and more. Everything was very good. Service and ambience was nice. Will be returning!

Thank Created2Travel
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Having lived in DC for 3.5 years, PDOP has been my favorite DC restaurant since the first time I dined here 3 years ago. Every time I have friends or family come to town and visit, I make a point to reserve the Chef's Table. My favorite thing on the menu is the Duck Gumbo or the Seafood Gumbo

Thank Wcanning89
Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Our party of 8 really enjoyed the ambiance, the drinks, the oysters, and the service. Main courses were uneven, with some overwhelmed by the sauce. We have been there 5 times now and enjoyed it each time, but main courses were definitely not on par with previous visits.

Thank asl5w
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150 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Dinner was enjoyed by our party of 4. The menu is extensive, including a variety of oysters. Warm biscuits were a great start. The gumbo was excellent.

Thank skardm
Richmond, Virginia
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99 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A nice lunch at Pearl Dive Oyster Palace. I had the catfish BLT po boy with fries. The po boy was good, but the fries were better. I also had the ricotta beignets that were absolutely lovely. I'd easily return.

Thank KMC292015
Little Rock, Arkansas
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Had no problem parking, make reservations, you can only get happy hour drinks at the bar, not at a table. Great oysters, I think we tried them all. You can get very fresh Oysters in just about every kind you can imagine from very briny, to very clean tasting.

Thank TravelingJourneys
New York City, New York
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

the best way to enjoy this place is in the morning sitting at the bar with a dozen of oysters and either a mimosa or a bloody Mary. or both. the oyster selection is thoughtful and tasty. the drinks are robust. the sit down portion of the place is fine too but the point is the oysters. at the bar.... More 

Thank lunahod

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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
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1612 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4307
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Logan Circle/ Shaw
  • Neighbourhood: Logan Circle/ Shaw
  • Phone Number: +1 202-319-1612

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