Tony & Joe's Seafood Place

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Dine with a view of the Potomac River, the Kennedy Center and the beautiful Washington Harbour fountains. Located in Georgetown's Washington Harbour, we serve only the freshest seafood. Tony & Joe's Seafood Place is the perfect venue for private events, casual events, family events, birthdays, anniversaries, company events, bar mitzvahs and bridal showers. Tony & Joe's Seafood Place offers a la carte dining and buffet style Sunday Brunch.
Reservations are for indoors only. Outdoor accommodations are all first come, first served.
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very good and clean tasting flavours except that the Mahi Mahi was overcooked. Highly recommend the top neck clams cooked with garlic and chilli oil.

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MA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Not the best sea food I’ve had, the service was bad and not helpful at all .

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

Yeah, yeah, yeah, great view of the river, very friendly service, etc etc...but one really goes to a restaurant for the food, right? Tony and Joe's is always on my itinerary whenever I have guests from out of town...but today's food experience was pretty bad. The 10 steamed top neck clams were awful...rubbery, dry and chewy...both my friend and I had to spit it out. They were either ancient or over-cooked, probably both! Same with the garlic and chilli shrimp...the shrimps were most certainly over-cooked and rubbery. We did return the neck clams, but were also starving and if we'd returned the shrimps too, it might have meant a another 20-min wait because the restaurant was buzzing with people and the waiters were scurrying around taking orders. The clam chowder was good, both the salmon dishes were not bad, but the corn chips accompanying the shrimp and crab dip were absolutely tasteless, salt-less and seemed somewhat stale...

The bill was steep.

As I said earlier, people go to a restaurant mainly for the food, not its ambiance, and going by that yardstick, T&J's is off my list for the moment and I am going to give the 3 other waterfront restaurants a try the next I am there.

 

 

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JL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Good value. Good variety. We met for a late dinner Friday night and enjoyed the ambiance and had plenty of seafood options during Lent.

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JL
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The clam chowder is one the best I ever had

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JB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

I love this place; however this visit the inside fresh fish aroma was not pleasing. Food was still great, service great, view great, smell not so great.

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TD
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food was as expected, service good but not great. All things considered, price was reasonable.

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JL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good location near the waterfront. Food was good, nothing extremely inventive or modern, but it was classic food that was executed well. They were not taking any walk-ins on a Saturday night, but we stepped out and made a reservation via Open Table and within 10 min, walked back in and were seated.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was decent. Nothing spectacular but tasty. Service was borderline terrible. Everything was in slow-mo which isn’t good considering there were plenty of empty tables at 8:30 on a Saturday night. Location was cool and lively. Meh

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OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had great, attentive servers on a busy Friday night

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

Mediocre food, poor service, overall outside needs big clean.

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LJ
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I ventured out to Tony & Joes for date night and we had great food, wonderful service, and an overall great dining experience. Thanks so much.

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DS
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant overlooking the water with view of the Kennedy Center. Our server, Kalter, was just the right amount of attention, sense of humor, and friendly. Will definitely be back.

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l
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

First off, let me say that I had a Groupon and it may be that Groupon patrons don't get the top of the shelf food. The service was excellent, from the front desk to the server, whose name I can't remember. The food, however, was very disappointing. I ordered the sea bass, described on the menu as: "Cazuela Baked Sea Bass, $28.00, Chile -wild caught, marinara, capers, basil, green beans, marble potato." I asked for the sauce on the side because I thought it would be an actual piece of fish and it seemed odd to me that it would be served with tomato sauce. It turned out to be small chunks of some white fish browned on the edges and sitting in about 1/8 inch of oil and capers. Maybe it was sea bass, but it was impossible to tell. My husband's fish had a bowl full of sauce over it. It was all so hot that I couldn't eat it for about 10 minutes. This made me think it came from the microwave but the waitress assured me that it was from the broiler. The corn bread was stale and the rolls, which were those clover dinner rolls that should be soft, were hard as a rock on top and just very stale everywhere else. The Caesar Salad was edible, but the leaves of romaine were just whole pieces with a very little bit of dressing and some very tough sticks of Parmesan scattered around. The potatoes were fine. The green beans were great. The Brownie with ice cream was amazing. I'm very glad I didn't pay full price for that dinner.

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DN
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great! The view and the food together was the perfect pair of beautiful and amazing! Thank you!

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SJ
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The Waiter was rushing us because he had multiple Groupon guests. Once we addressed it with him he slowed down which smoothed out our dining experience.

The food was tasteless. Also rushed. We had Shrimo and grits🙃

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S
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We came here for a couples birthday celebration; early Sunday dinner. Food was very good. Prices reasonable, especially given waterfront location. Service from Kalter, our waiter was outstanding. Noise level, especially near the bar area was loud. Fortunately we requested and were given a table in a relatively quiet location near the front window.

The primary downside to the restaurant for us driving from mid-Maryland is that parking is relatively scarce and the local traffic is heavy.

Still, we plan to return later in the year.

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TI
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a very nice Sunday lunch. The fish was fresh and prepared properly.

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RK
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Unable to get a table inside, outside was ok though. The meal was fantastic!

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TW
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We sat in the bar area. The service was not so good as it was crowded and the bartenders were dealing with those sitting at the bar and neglecting the tables. The setting and view was not good from my vantage point. The ambiance was great initially when the music was playing and the food, as usual, was great.

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J
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server, Mr. Alan was nice and made us enjoy our experience

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RM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was good / wish there were more sides but went for my boyfriends birthday and he enjoyed. Live band was awesome. We will be back.

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y
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I will be repeat customers. We arrived for Sunday brunch around noon when it was not overly crowded and was very peaceful/quiet. Later it got pretty crowded and louder but overall it was still a great experience and we will be back.

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JF
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I would’ve given food 5 star but my husband ordered crab cakes and it took almost 30 minutes for server to come back and say they ran out of crab cakes. I everything else was good and the Groupon was an excellent deal.

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T
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The service was okay, the food wasn't what I was expecting. I have had better crab cakes for the price. My wife had the shrimp and grits which she said was good. The view of the harbour is really nice. I don't know if I would go back.

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l
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

80 degrees in DC--cherry blossoms in full bloom--eat outside on the waterfront! Walked off crab cocktail and seafood salad with half a million people at tidal basin. Nice way to spend Saturday with wife and friends!

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l
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I really enjoyed the Chesapeake Steam Pot here. It came with large clams, mussels and shrimp in a very nice Old Bay-seasoned tomato broth. There was a generous number of slices of andouille sausage, which add a nice spiciness to the dish. The corn on the cob, rolls and corn bread that were served with it rounded it out perfectly. The service was impeccable. Water glasses were refilled regularly and dirty dishes were removed from the table as soon as we were finished eating what was on them. The Italian lemon cake with raspberry compote completes the meal well, if you have any room left for dessert. The only drawback was a large party at the next table that clearly was enjoying their alcohol and were talking and laughing very loudly, so we couldn't hear each other talk. All in all, Tony and Joe's is a good place to go on the Georgetown waterfront for some seafood that is cooked perfectly and is reasonably priced.

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P
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was a little loud for an upscale restaurant. At times, I felt like I was in a sports bar. With that stated, the food and service were good. The Groupon was a good deal consider the full priced menu.

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M
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a reliable and wonderful restaurant. We have dined here very often and love the views, especially at sunset on the Potomac, fresh fish, and refined service.
We were thrilled to have the superb and caring Jose again for our server. He is always attentive and caring. He has a lovely personality that even seems to make the tasty food even more memorable.
We will be back soon!

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MM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

My son had ribs. They were good. Daughter thought the cedar plank salmon was excellent. My sea bass and my wife's dish were just ok. I have been when things were a lot better.

Server did not come back to the table to refill drinks once the food was delivered.

I will say this: Traffic was very bad for us getting to the restaurant and our reservation was waiting for us when we finally got there. That was a plus.

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AM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We were in a bit of a hurry due to major traffic problems that day and a following show at Blues Alley, so appreciated the fast and friendly service.
Shrimp and grits were excellent; blackened redfish good (a bit undercooked for my taste).
Highly recommended.

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SW
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great, the food was tasty, and even without window seating the ambiance is very nice! We went at 8:00pm on a Wednesday night, and had quick service. Would love to come back for brunch or outside seating if the weather permits.

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C
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I sent my daughter and husband there for a "date-night" as they have small children and don't have many opportunities to go out. They had a wonderful evening: great view of the Kennedy Center and a delicious meal. The crab cakes in particular were especially good! Thank you

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J
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great & the food was fantastic! Thank you so much!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice outing. The service was excellent and the waiter was the best.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was mediocre and now I realize why it was empty. Service was inattentive, unless your on the patio, there is no reason to eat there

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JR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best view and meal I have had since we arrived

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tucked in a lively, scenic location on the water, the atmosphere inside was just right. Smooth music at just the right level for ambient background, but able to talk with my dinner companions with ease. I had the broiled crabcakes, which came with sauteed zucchini, scraped corn off the cob, and sweet red peppers. It was fantastic. The jumbo lump crabcakes were flavorful and must have been magically held together--there was hardly any bread filler, just large decadent lumps of fresh crab. The sweet and savory accompaniment of veggies were no less fantastic as the flavor combination and textures teased the tastebuds with every bite. Divine!

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OT
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

No wait, Good service, food was excellent! Exceeded expectations. Great table next to windows overlooking the Potomac. Kids 8 and 11 both enjoyed their meal. Risotto wad wonderful! Good value.

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GK
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There on a groupon. Rainy cold Monday so couldn't enjoy the view but warm inside. Prompt friendly service. My wife had crabcakes which were great. Thought I wanted seafood but ordered ribs and they fell over both sides of large dish. Tasty and we both took food home for another meal. Excellent desserts also. Super value.

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