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The Grilled Oyster Company

587 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
The Grilled Oyster Company is a regionally inspired fresh seafood & raw bar. Voted Best New Restaurant 2014 by Bethesda Magazine and Open Table's Top 100 Neighborhood Gems, The Grilled Oyster Co. specializes in amazing seafood focused on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Working closely with local fisherman & farmers, we serve the finest local products available seasonally. Offering at least six different oyster styles daily, our Jumbo Lump Maryland crab cakes, Chesapeake Ciopino, steaks, duck, salads & dessert are sure to please even the most discerning foodie in your group. "When it comes to working up an appetite, few have done it better than The Grilled Oyster Co." - Washingtonian Magazine.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(301) 299-9888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
Tuckerman Lane & Seven Locks Road
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Parking details
Free parking everyday of the year!
Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 587 People Are Saying
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vipMike (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was very good, and the service was outstanding as was the kitchen's ability to accommodate gluten free modifications! It was very noisy!

vipEvergreen (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Valentines special menu was excellent! Service was good but a bit slow so I rate it 4 stars otherwise I would give 5 stars.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

This was a great place for a Valentine's Day dinner. The food is great here and imaginative, plus, the waitstaff is professional and friendly. Highly recommend.

Theodore1503 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Not sure if they got the first message but a great place to come 8 had a reservation was early was accommodated excellent service just a excellent restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was ok, but very small portions for the price. Tacos had minimal amounts of fish, scallops, etc. Two small tacos with nothing else on the plate for close to $20. Smallish glasses of wine for large glass prices. Our server was very nice, but kitchen was VERY slow ... We waited a VERY LONG time for each course. They served a starter which was called "flatbread" but was simply a few extremely over-spiced cracker crisps that nobody at the table could eat along with a few celery sticks. The overall worst part was the horrible kitchen service. Otherwise, pretty mediocre for the prices.

vipKyle (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent beer selection and wonderful fresh seafood. The oysters are great and I'm a fan of the crab soup, too. The wait staff was very accommodating with our needs related to having our 2-year-old in tow.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

I looked on my Zagat app to choose a seafood spot to celebrate my birthday. I really enjoyed the ambiance, though I wish the menu was expanded a little more in terms of seafood fare. The drinks and appetizers were amazing!

vipAileenK (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Our waiter, Enrique, was very pleasant and warm. The kitchen got backed up so our apps took a while to come out but after that, all was well. Food was good, we had scallops and fish special. Would return with kids next time. The only challenge this place has is its strip mall location.

LocalSecret (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

This restaurant is turning out to be a bit of a favorite. It's family friendly - so you can eat there with your kids - but upscale and nice ambiance makes it perfect for date night or a get together with friends. Great beer list, decent adventurous wine list, fresh oysters can't be beat. The Chesapeake bay / sailing theme is also fun and fits in all seasons. The service can be a tad slow but if you're not pressed for time and can chill out on Friday or Saturday evening, its a great place to unwind. Cosy and Romantic enough for a date.

vipMartieJack (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The crabcakes were amazing, my spouse's salmon was cooked perfectly. The service was quick and responsive. We appreciated very much the substitute of cracker & veggies with dip instead of bread - very thoughtful for those of us who are off bread. The only nit was the vergetarian fried rice dish which we were sharing as a side was gloppy and to sweet. Otherwise, great.