Tony & Joe's Seafood Place

4.2
1204 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Waterfront
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 944-4545
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Stein
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Thomas Jefferson St.
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Parking details
Colonial Parking is underneath the Washington Harbour Complex. Street parking is also available.
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Public transit
Circulatory Bus
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Entertainment
LIVE JAZZ MUSIC every Sunday during our Jazz Brunch!
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Special events & promotions
SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH

Served 11AM – 3PM / Featuring Live Jazz / Buffet is Served Inside Only
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Reservations Recommended
Last seating is at 2PM

Items include:
•Smoked Norwegian Salmon
•Fresh Poached Salmon
•Smoked Rainbow Trout
•Omelets made to order (with crabmeat, shrimp, scallops & other items)
•Fresh Belgian Waffles
•Carved Ham, Roast Beef, Leg of Lamb
•New England Clam Chowder
•Oysters and Clams on the Half Shell
•Maryland Crab Soup
•Eggs Benedict
•Bacon & Sausage
•Corned Beef Hash
•Hash Brown Potatoes
•Spiced Shrimp
•Assorted Breads & Bagels
•Assorted Pastries
•Assorted Salads (Fruit Salad, Tuna Salad, Potato Salad)

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Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our family owned and operated restaurant serves exceptional cuisine to groups of all sizes.

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What 1204 People Are Saying
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food
4.1
service
4.2
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3.8
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great view, even better food!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great restaurant, waitor Dillon was awesome! Boats docked were a little loud.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Food is fantastic - rather pricey though. Seafood is expensive but shouldn’t be quite this $$ for what you get. Great views outside and wonderful quick service though

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Food and service were excellent. We ate outside on a warm summer evening. So enjoyable to eat by the water and watch the people and boats going by. It was quite pricey, but worth it for a special night out.

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5.0Dined on August 12, 2018

This was our first time coming here and it was AMAZING! The perfect afternoon brunch spot to catch up with friends. The food was delicious and there was no shortage of mimosas. The band was overwhelming and the staff was friendly at the buffet. Can’t wait to come back with my mom!

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

The food overall was good. The blackens red fish was excellent. The fried Bronzini was ok. Salad was fresh and delightful. Service was impeccable. Very touristy so many of the clientele were dressed a little too casual for a white table cloth restaurant. I was surprised to be seated next a group of 4 young men in very sweaty gym clothes that smelled up the place like a bunch of like dead rats. It says more about Americans lack of social graces and not a reflection on the restaurant. I guess the days of bathing and dressing up for a nice evening out is over.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Outdoor seating

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Great evening with my wife. Food was excellent, service was good and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Tony and Joe’s is a great spot in DC. We had Orange Crush and Moscow Mule cocktails as well as two different types of oysters, a spinach salad, and a jumbo crab lump imperial with mashed potatoes and vegetables. I would recommend all of the above, except for the Moscow Mules, which seemed disproportionate in its ingredients and is served in a plastic cup. The restaurant is nice in that it sits right along the riverfront and you can see a beautiful sunset on a nice day. It’s alsk a great place for patio dining and people watching.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Crab & shrimp dip was okay, the chips were worse -stale-... They brought out more chips to replace the stale ones and they were slightly better. The honey smoked turkey salad was delicious but we had to ask for dressing. Not sure if they serve a salad without dressing or if they forgot to bring it with the meal. Anyhow, the shrimp and grits were good and portions of shrimp were more than expected. That was our first time dining there. We are often at the Kennedy Center for the arts but never ventured this local waterfront area. We will try another restaurant in the area next time.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Great place for Brunch

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The meal was good but the service was lacking. I generally leave a 20% but the lack luster service led me to a 10% tip! They just didn't seem to give a damn.

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2.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Very pricy for the quality There was a dog as In K9 at the next table being held at table level.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Pros: Food was tasty and well presented. Massively well stocked bar. Large menu.
Cons: Waiter lacked energy. Peel & eat shrimp appetizer should have the shells split.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Food was ok. Service was good. Considering that it was raining all day, the place has a very nice setting by the river.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

If we’d realized the touristy area, we probably wouldn’t have eaten here. It’s definitely the flip flop and Bermuda shorts crowd. The food was fine, crab cakes very good as others have said, steam pot was ok to good...some of the items over cooked a bit. Be careful ordering wine...we ordered a specific bottle, and all of a sudden a totally different bottle appeared....”oh, we don’t have that one anymore, this one has replaced it.” I didn’t ask if the price was the same or not, and quickly changed to something else we recognized. Simple mistake, or ?? Our service was good, but I can see where other’s service complaints can be valid...rather disorganized with a lot of staff running around. Too many good restaurants in DC to try...don’t know if I’d go back or not.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Other than the beautiful location, this place doesn’t have much going for it. Our waiter was slow and indifferent and the food was just ok- Except for the side of fries which were amazing! My husband had the salmon salad which was meh and I had the shrimp puttanesca which was beyond bland. Had to hunt down the waiter to bring me my check. Won’t be going back!

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3.0Dined on July 19, 2018

The table next to us cursed during our entire meal. Our fish was dry and over cooked. I am still waiting for the 3-Star IPA I ordered.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

I was accompanied by family and friends for a birthday celebration and every one was extremely pleased, especially with the food choices and quality as well as the location and friendly and professional service.
We plan to revisit your restaurant on our next trip to Washington, DC.

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1.0Dined on July 15, 2018

I notified the restaurant that this was a special occasion via Open Table and requested a window table with a view for 8pm. Upon arrival, I was told that the wait would be 15-20 minutes and that the only table remotely near a window had just ordered dessert, so that would be 30-45 minutes. I sadly took one mid dining room with no view for my "special" occasion. The waiter took almost a half hour to deliver an appetizer requested upon his first and only pass by the table until dessert. He was very curt and literally ran away after taking our entrée order, well after having finished our appetizer. He never took any beverage orders, so all we had was ice water, which he never refilled. The food delivery was equally rushed by the person who threw our plates on the table without care, mixing the dishes, despite us saying he was mistaken. The food itself was ok, but nothing special and WAY overpriced for the tiny unremarkable portion. The waiter swooped down a long time after we finished dinner to throw dessert menus our way and took 15 minutes to return to take a dessert order. Before finishing dessert, he threw the check on the table and said they were closing. I asked when they closed, as it was only 10:25 pm, and he replied we're closing, you can go to the bar! I just checked and the place takes reservations on Saturday evenings until 10pm!!!! So not only was my intention of some small recognition of the special occasion totally ruined, but the whole evening was a terrible experience with horrific shortcomings. I still tipped the brute 15% because I sympathize with server poverty, but he absolutely didn't deserve it! We spent 2.5 hours to be treated extremely poorly and not even be able to share a bottle of wine!

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2.0Dined on July 14, 2018

If you are going to Tony & Joe's for seafood only, this is a great place. The reason the experience only received two stars was the drinks were brought to the table in plastic cups and they were definitely watered down where my lady had to complain about it and request a replacement (the replacement wasn't much better). The service initially seemed ok until the young blond lady disappeared for a half hour and I had to walk up to her in order to get her attention. The response she provided was to bring me the check, but I wanted to order espresso and coffee. The coffee was not hot. When I paid the check, she showed up immediately. After anxiously waiting for dinner at Tony and & Joe's for most of the day, the experience was quite disappointing and I don't plan on ever returning to this restaurant again, especially since there is many other places in Georgetown to choose from.

If I was management to this restaurant, I would hire servers who had a great deal of experience so the service would be better. I would also hire a bartender who knows how to make drinks and serve them in appropriate glasses, not plastic cups.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

I love Tony and Joe’s. The food and ambiance are terrific and there’s nothing better than the view and cool breeze off the river. Great seafood!

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Never acknowledged the special event we were there for. Disappointed in that. Sat outside so there was no ambiance. Food is always very good

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Freshest shellfish. Loved the oysters, main lobster. So yummy!

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Good not 5 Star not quite as upscale as we were hoping looking for a 5 star and generously give a 4 star rating.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

great seafood and ambiance. we took a table outside with river view. in addition to seafood, must try the caprese salad and mushroom risotto!

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great place for brunch. Would recommend to friends

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Crab dip is still the best! A really nice spread...really like the fried catfish and grits!

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1.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We were there for Sunday brunch. The matitre d at first gave us a table right near the buffet with no view and then the server suggested we move which we did. The only seafood on the buffet was salmon, spiced shrimp, and raw oysters. No crab or crab dishes at all. The tomato juice was too watery and had to be sent back. We were never offered a coffee refill. $130 for two people (including tip) was a rip-off. Would not recommend.

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2.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Had the swordfish, it was not seasons. Not worth the price and should not be rated as one of the best seafood restaurant in DC.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Food was exceptional! Fresh from the sea straight to the plate. Family had fun on a recommendation from friends here and was not disappointed. Well worth the bill and definitely looking to come back!

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4.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Very good service and food, very busy venue reasonable price and good menu choices. Location by the river gives many options for a break from tours of the city. Predominantly a young groups place and for families. You will not be disappointed with this restaurant, wine list for single glass could be longer

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

great environment, great experience, definitely recommend

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

The Mahi Mahi fish was totally tough and the taste was off, but the swordfish steak was outstanding. It wasn't that busy when we went, but the wait staff didn't take note of empty water glasses and didn't check in to see if we needed anything. Location is great.

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Service was terrible. Overpriced. Won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Great food and great service.

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3.0Dined on June 30, 2018

The food was overpriced for what it was. Great ambiance!

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Business lunch

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Wait staff was friendly and attentive. The crab and shrimp dip was great, as were the mussels. Sat outside and it was nice...too bad we couldn't actually see the waterfront from our table, but the fountain they have in front of the restaurant does add nice ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Awesome wait staff, food and value. So good, we are at Legal Sea Food again today!

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