Pearl Dive Oyster Palace

4.7
571 reviews
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Seafood

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 571 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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GP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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JS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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AN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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T
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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c
Washington DC
21 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.

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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.

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

Celebrated my birthday here. Food was very good.

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

Nick was amazing.

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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.

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DC
Washington DC
2 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.

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KK
Washington DC
10 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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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

great locale, super nice staff and really outstanding food, been going there for over 5 years

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k
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Subtle this food isn’t. The house salad was overdressed, the Oysters Rockefeller were salty and an order of sautéed spinach was covered with garlic. Fried oysters were also slightly greasy. It’s a fun atmosphere but the food was a big disappointment.

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Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and service!

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DR
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was great - very patient with us as we had a hard time deciding. The sazarac was delish and the crabcakes (the special that day) were outstanding. For folks over 60, it was quite loud but we would definitely go back.

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

We love going here! Great oysters, amazing servers....so fun

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

Great food, but it was borderline miserable due to the fact that we were sweating to death while we ate. According to the menu, 100% of their electricity is wind generated, which meant they basically had no air conditioning. DC in the summer is way too hot and humid to eat in a small restaurant with no air, especially at those prices. Personally, I would rather have a nice dinner in a comfortable environment.

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RL
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service were amazing as always. The only problem was it was a little loud from the bar music. That would never keep me away .

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SW
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food best t incredibly noisy.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of oyster and fish dishes. Wonderful cocktails too.

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Z
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. I would highly recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pearl Dive is simply amazing - great food and service!!

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V
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Service is excellent. Cocktails are very good. Food is very well made, but a little on the salty side. Great oysters. Good for ambiance - a vibrant atmosphere. I would recommend.

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JD
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love visiting this restaurant. Active bar and outdoor raw bar area and then great booths and tables in the dining area. Our waiter was superb and the whole team seemed to really enjoy themselves. Had fresh snapper that was DELICIOUS and Lobster dumplings that were superb. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars across the board is that the wine glass servings are small (there goes value) but I highly recommend for fresh oysters, excellent menu choices and a happy, healthy staff environment!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is amazing. So glad we got a chance to go while we were in town.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

From Milwaukee. Grabbed a dozen oysters here last time we were in DC, and we’re pleased to see that upon our return we were right around the corner (again). Scallops with Succotash were a great featured entree.

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Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The bar scene is hopping and food delicious.

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KY
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Out of the first two selections we wanted, restaurant was extremely warm. Front bar area open, so created warm and humid conditions in dining area. No barrier for sound when bar is full, to stop noise from disturbing patrons in dining room.

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l
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal with fabulous service! Only complaint was that our table was oddly wedged into a cramped spot & very hard to access. Restaurant has shoved in a few too many tables & chairs in to be comfortable.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I ordered the ravioli appetizer as my entree. Delicious!!!

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R
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. We had dinner there twice while on our vacation.

Our waiter David, was fantastic.

I would highly recommend this restaurant for dinner, bar scene or any occasion.

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SG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I really love this restaurant but I won’t go back unless it is a cool night. The a/c was non existent and we all sweated through our meal. Hard to enjoy the food when you’re so uncomfortable.

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

A lively place even on a Sunday night. Open air and a bar out front- not too big but the music was really great (Latin) and the food was super good too!

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is Delish from the oysters and appetizers to the dessert and everything in between - will surely be going back - soon!

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A
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was amazing especially the gumbo!

Please turn the ac on!

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l
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

My only complaint -- we sat at a booth on the right side as you face the street. The booth is located in an alcove. As a result we did not have the benefit of the air flow generated by the ceiling fan. My guess is that it was 5 to 10 degrees warmer where we sat as compared to those not in the alcove. Great for the winter maybe but not on a humid June evening.

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TN
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

I wish I knew it was a brunch served on a Sunday because I wouldn’t have went. Wasn’t a big selection and what was offered wasn’t worth it. The people who take plates off the table were rude and would just reach over in front of you. They clearly didn’t care. One of our cups had lipstick on the rim and they didn’t even notice it. I was actually scared to use the utensils so thankfully I had plastics wear in my bag. The oysters were fresh and delicious. I would like to give them a second chance for their regular menu.

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KL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service are consistently great here. We were there over the weekend for Father's Day brunch. Kids love the donuts and french toast, my husband and I enjoy the oysters, cocktails and eggs! We've been several times over the last few years and will continue to go back!

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VM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time here! Had a birthday dinner with my partner and he loved the food as did I! Yelp and OpenTable definitely bridged the gap in making this a positive experience that was comfortable, inviting, and easy.

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