Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

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$31 to $50
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Seafood

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With an ambience steeped in rustic charm and a menu filled with treasures from the sea, Pearl Dive Oyster Palace focuses on fresh produce and quality ingredients in its welcoming eatery. Specializing in a wide variety of oysters, from such places as Virginia, Japan, Rhode Island, British Columbia and Washington state, Peal Dive Oyster Palace takes oyster preparation seriously, complementing the delicate taste of the oyster. Appetizer options include crispy crawfish fritters, barbecue shrimp and wood-grilled oysters. Besides oysters, house specialties have a decidedly Cajun flair, with items such as seafood gumbo, crawfish etouffee and Gulf Coast Redfish, all of which have an amazing balance of spices.



The rich entrées at Pearl Dive Oyster Bar are further replicated in its dessert menu, with winning options like Beignets and Brazos River Bottom Pecan Pie.


Specials

OYSTERMANIA

Available in Pearl Dive's bar starting at 4 PM and the dining room starting at 5 PM to close. Raw bar oysters on the half shell are 1/2 price.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 24, 2019

Ends: June 25, 2118

Availability: Mon 5:00PM-10:00PM

What 627 People Are Saying
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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My far my favorite restaurant in DC, was there for 4 days this month and ate there every single day.

L
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! Except when the restaurant is not full, please don’t seat us right next to another couple (on top of them) when there are many other tables open.

Waitress was great!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was outstanding! We cannot wait to go back!

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, service and overall dining experience.

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious and filling. We were full off of the appetizers. They were so good. Wonderful place to eat where date night or a group of friends.

DC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Josh was a wonderful server. We will be back.

m
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very well shucked oysters, and delicious entrees...but $24 for two fish tacos was excessive.

GC
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pear Dive was fantastic! Our waiter, David, was superb. He helped us pick out oysters and main dishes. He knew his menu inside and out - had tasted everything on it and had great advice. The oysters were YUM - about 10 different varieties to select from and you could get multiple kinds in a single serving. The entre's were divine. Hubby had the fried catfish sandwich and I had the Paella. Both were delicious. the atmosphere was casual but very cool. Great neighborhood place. The valet parking was an added bonus since parking in the neighborhood is difficult. If you have not been - GO NOW! We'll be back.

OT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to move tables twice because of noise level and comfort—but the staff was exceedingly accommodating. They were wonderful and the food was delicious!

CC
Baltimore
56 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

When we first walked in, we weren't sure, but as the food came out, we knew we had another great hit! The raw oysters started out the meal being right on point. The Branzino was cooked perfectly and was amazing. What a great find! We will be back!

NJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pearl Dive is consistently amazing for oysters and for the rest of the menu. I'd recommend even if you don't eat oysters. The servers really know their stuff - what goes into the food, what different oysters are like, etc. Pro-tip: The fish special of the day is always a good bet.

R
New England
455 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place when oysters are half price!! I had a nice time and the oysters were really good.

D
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and excellent service. We have to give a shout out to David, who always takes amazing care of us and is on top on things! He make our regular visits a pleasure.

AW
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Brunch. Great food, cocktails, and David’s service. He detailed the daily lineup and offered great suggestions. We will be regulars for sure!

MS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s almost as good as the restaurants in New Orleans! The food is that good!

D
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was tasty, but a bit too salty overall. Restaurant was hot and not comfortable as a result. When asked about the air conditioning in the restaurant, the waitress explained that it is a problem on hot days. I was surprised that this sort of issue would not be swiftly corrected by management.

DM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good job and tasty as always.

m
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very noisy but the food offsets it! Service is good too

DK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Even considered going back the next night. If you are a seafood lover in DC I highly recommend you give it a try.

JB
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. We ordered two dozen oysters, appetizers , and drinks, and were very satisfied. Our server was helpful, friendly, and efficient. I look forward to my next visit!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire evening was amazing from beginning to end. Brooke, our waitress, was very helpful and attentive. Each dish was delicious. The oysters were delectable! And Abdual made our evening even better! The apple pie was delicious! Will be back!

j
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

went there for brunch. the food was average to below average. however, the service was very good!

H
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I happened across Pearl Dive for brunch when we visited DC about four years ago. We fell in love with the ambiance, the delicious oysters, the Pontchartrain, and the cinnamon roll. We touted this meal at Pearl Drive to all of our family and friends over the course of four years and we promised ourselves that the next time we were in DC we’d come back to Pearl Dive and that’s exactly what we did - everything was just as delicious as we remembered it. I recommend Pearl Dive for brunch for ANYBODY in DC.

JS
Puerto Vallarta
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was quite good. We enjoyed the oyster. A great place for lunch before our play at Studio Theater.

DB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancée and I were visiting from Honolulu and we had a great experience. I don’t remember our server’s name...he had lots of tattoos and was very boisterous and gregarious...but he was fantastic and made our dining experience great. He’s a major asset to the restaurant!

8
London
28 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We chose Pearl Dive for our last meal in the US on the advice of a chance meeting in a beer garden - and it was a good one. It is a pleasant space and not too noisy Special mention goes to our server, David, whose almost wild enthusiasm was fun. Oysters were on 50% reduction so of course we had lots. David helped with our choice as we have no idea of differences, especially as in the uK I have never seen more than three and usually only one type, on offer. I and my wife had catfish, which was good. My brother in law chose Amish chicken, for some reason (in a fish restaurant????). he seemed satisfied. I chose a Provencal rose for familiarity and price. I was pleased with the relatively modest cost of the evening, too.

AW
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time and food and cocktails fantastic. Our waitress was fantastic!

HF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Decent food and atmosphere. Good service. Too loud!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service, fun location, would recommend

f
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and server. The oysters were fresh, the beer was cold and the server was nice.

SB
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual we enjoyed a great meal with prompt, attentive service. We will return on our next visit to D.C.

AB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, our server David was amazing. Will definitely be back.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great. Oysters, bbq shrimp and paella were all excellent! It was lovely.

k
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great oyster recommendations. The food, atmosphere, and service are always great.

t
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pearl Dive is a delicious, lively, great restaurant. We loved our oysters, our market fish (bass), and our fish tacos. The wine list was fabulous, too. My son and I had a wonderful dinner. The wait staff was professional, knowledgeable and friendly. The restaurant and the bar area were full even on a Sunday night, which shows how much everyone loves this place! I definitely recommend. We will go again on our next visit to Washington, DC!

TB
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Josh was great!! He offered several menu suggestions.
Everything was excellent. Especially the oysters.

CS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and folks!

DC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. If you get the pleasure of having David serve you, it will be an experience you won't forget.

JD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I do love the half price Oyster Monday’s, and happy hour drinks also fine. Yummy food, excellent service, but a bit pricey. The desserts are first rate. Gets pretty noisy but you can still talk. I’ve heard their burger is to die for.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and great atmosphere! Would love to go again!

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