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The Grilled Oyster Company

Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“grilled oyster” (35 reviews)
“cioppino” (13 reviews)
“crab cakes” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Tuckerman Lane, Potomac, MD
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always find the food in this restaurant very well prepared. However, it seems the portion size has shrunk. Service was efficient, if somewhat perfunctory.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

We went during happy hour and enjoyed martinis and the lobster special-- two good-size Maine lobsters with fries. Everything was delicious and we will be back often I am sure!

Thank leerandsherry
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We returned for lunch at the Grilled Oyster Company, this time with my 89-year old mom. As always, they had a great selection, including from Virginia, Maryland, Rhode Island, Maine, and New Brunswick. We sampled all, and as you go further north, the brinier the...More

Thank FJGonzalezG
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed once again our dinner on a recent Friday night. This was our 3rd visit and the seafood dishes and service were again excellent! The fried oysters, crab cakes and rockfish were superb. Our server had a great personality and provided...More

Thank Ken R
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The service is excellent and the crab cakes, soft shell and oysters are excellent. We also enjoyed celebrating a birthday and ordering appetizers and salads. The beet sald was yummy as was the calamari!

Thank SusanfromMaryland
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I have never had a bad meal at Grilled Oyster. We are lucky to have what I consider a staple so close to home when we want a nice dining experience but don't feel like traveling very far. I am a pesce-vegetarian so it is...More

Thank RoriESQ
Reviewed 23 September 2017

My family has been there so many times. From the first time we came to the most recent, our visits have been the best. I recommend it to all my friends and family.

Thank melinak07
Reviewed 24 August 2017

You always wonder about those restaurants in strip malls . . . The Grilled Oyster is in a strip mall but get rid of yor preconceived notion. Being in a strip mall provides plenty of parking which is advantageous. Menu includes, as of today, 6...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 22 August 2017

It's always a delight to eat at this good neighborhood restaurant. They had grilled oysters and soft shell crab sandwiches on their restaurant week. Both were great tasting. The hostess and my server were very personable and eager to please. No wonder I like to...More

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is my favorite place in the Bethesda-Potomac area for raw oysters. We usually get a sampler of one dozen oysters, two each from different sources. The platter is usually arranged from sweetest to briniest, so you can readily tell where the oysters came from...More

Thank FJGonzalezG
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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)  >  Montgomery County  >  Potomac
  • Phone Number: 301-299-9888
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