Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

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$31 to $50
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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 600 People Are Saying
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London
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

HF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Decent food and atmosphere. Good service. Too loud!

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
4 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
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and folks!

DC
Washington DC
3 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!

KR
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was amazing, the dishes were creative, different and flavorful, but still comforting and filling and not too quirky to please a crowd. The service and ambiance were great. Will definitely be back.

S
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good place for oysters and seafood. Bit warm in restaurant when bar opened wide on hot night. Service was grand.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Really good service and the food was really delicious

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was delicious but service was a bit aloof - we had to remind the waiter that the menu said we would get a basket of corn muffins and bread and had to ask again for our drinks, which didn’t even come out at the same time. A/C was also broken or undersized so it was fairly warm and stuffy inside

ER
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was my first time at Pearl Dive. Excellent food and great service by Nick. Was louder than I expected; did not realize it was such a social/bar scene later on Friday evenings. But still had a great meal and good time with an out of town friend.

OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chopped salad and oysters are the perfect Friday lunch!

P
Atlanta
49 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely spot found at the last minute in this bustling part of DC. As a party of 1, we are often put on side tables and never offered a booth. The same here---but small dining room--made it bearable. Wait staff was polite and helpful in oyster selection along w entree. I found the food prepared and presented well. A cocktail and glass of wine also served quickly. I recommend for hot spot in town, date night, groups of 4 or so. I immediately texted a friend and told them about it! I will go back if back in DC.

MF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I was expecting more offer on the oyster, more raw fish.. the service was good, very nice people

J
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great restaurant but its rather hot as they keep front windows open

AL
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Waitstaff was a bit too attentive.

L
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

David is one of the best servers in DC! Request him the next time you’re there - you’ll have an awesome experience. The food is always exceptional at Pearl Dive. Enjoy!

A
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Really nice brunch menu. Service was excellent. David was a great menu guide and server. Friendly and fun.

MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Dave was fantastic! Every bite was tasty.

BS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Took a long time to get items (condiments or sides for food despite asking at the time of ordering) so just had to sit and wait. Slow drink service as well.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best experience. The oysters have a large selection, the mussels and bread were AMAZING. Our server David made the experience extremely enjoyable. We ate tacos and the hanger steak, both were off the charts. We also got donut dessert which were also to die for. David brought out a delicious congratulations cake and made it one of our favorite welcoming food experiences.

GP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just plain fabulous as always. Amazing oysters and rockfish entree. And then there's the mojitos. Yum....

JS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best oysters in DC I love everything about it atmosphere was very funky

AN
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

some of the best fried chicken in the city... and that's saying something!!!

T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place for fresh raw oysters in the DC Metropolitan area.

c
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant has a wide variety of oysters from sweet and creamy to salty and briny. Hot appetizers with oysters are also delicious, especially the wood grilled East Coast oysters. Entrees are solid. The duck & oyster gumbo had the right amount of spice and the smokiness of the duck that made a match in your palate.

S
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time dining at this gem. Simply delicious food with excellent service.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Celebrated my birthday here. Food was very good.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick was amazing.

f
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Night before sin and daughter-in-law settles in their first home. The service was very special. The food is always good.

DC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food. I would recommend David as an outstanding server. Very attentive and very enthusiastic. If he suggests it. Eat it.

KK
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Everything was very good, except the restaurant was very hot, which took away the good feeling.

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