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Whiskey & Oyster, Alexandria, VA

Whiskey & Oyster

4.3
4.3
427 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood


Reservations are for INDOOR DINING ONLY! PATIO is first come, first serve!!!!!!

We ask that guest keep their dining experience to 90 minutes. Special event days, reservation will be limitedto 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm

Taco Tuesdays 11am-10pm

Whiskey Wednesdays- 1/2 off whiskeys from 11am-10pm

$1 Oyster Day- Every 3rd Monday of every month

Fresh Oysters. Rare Whiskeys. The latest concept from the HomeGrown Restaurant Group brings an exciting new dining experience to Carlyle.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Regional American (Southern), American

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (703) 567-1533

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Mason

  • Neighbourhood

    Alexandria

  • Cross Street

    Duke Street

  • Parking Details

    Free garage parking after 5:00pm. Monday- Friday / Curbside Pick Up NO patio reservations- Patio First come first serve

  • Public Transit

    King Street Metro

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

December 18th: Santa Stampade Bar Crawl (2-6pm), December 20th: $1 Oyster Day (oyster pre-selected)

Appetizers

  • Kung Pao CauliflowerUS$11.95

    peanuts, szechuan peppercorn, celery, scallion, Asian dressing

    • Flash Fried CalamariUS$14.95

      corn flour coated calamari, marinara, creole remoulade

      • Grilled OystersUS$13.95

        five grilled with your choice of garlic butter, chipotle bourbon, or sweet chili thai butter

        • Shrimp CocktailUS$13.95

          five poached shrimp, cocktail sauce, horseradish, lemon

          • Hush PuppiesUS$6.50

            Homegrown's sweet twist on a classic - six puppies served with truffle honey butter

            • Peel & Eat ShrimpUS$12.95

              steamed and topped with old bay, served with lemon and cocktail sauce, half-pound/full-pound

              • Oysters RockefellerUS$15.95

                five oysters, garlic, spinach, bacon, hollandaise, parmesan

                • Duck Spring RollsUS$12.00

                  cabbage, carrot, duck confit, sweet chili sauce, green onion

                  • Fried OystersUS$15.95

                    flash fried, creole remoulade

                    • Steamed ClamsUS$18.95

                      One pound of steamed clams, your choice of garlic or spicy broth

                      • Steamed MusselsUS$14.95

                        One pound of steamed mussels, your choice of garlic or spicy broth

                        • Cider MusselsUS$14.95

                          carmelized onions, bacon, Ace Guava Cider butter broth

                          Soup/Salad

                          Add grilled or blackened protein to any salad (shrimp $7, salmon $7, chicken $5). Dressing selections: ranch, balsamic vinaigrette, blue cheese, citrus-honey balsamic

                          • Seafood Gumbo

                            shrimp, andouille pork sausage, local lump crab, VA oysters, white rice

                            • CupUS$7.95
                            • BowlUS$9.95
                          • Clam Chowder

                            bacon, fresh clams, sherry, parsley

                            • CupUS$7.95
                            • BowlUS$9.95
                          • Lobster Bisque

                            creamy base, fresh poached Maine Lobster

                            • CupUS$8.95
                            • BowlUS$10.95
                          • W&O Chopped SaladUS$12.95

                            tomato, cheddar, hard boiled egg, shaved onion, bacon, corn

                            • Mixed Green SaladUS$8.95

                              spring mix, carrot, cucumber, cherry tomato, shaved red onion

                              • Small Side SizeUS$4.95
                            • Spring Strawberry SaladUS$12.95

                              field greens, radish, asparagus tip, strawberry, goat cheese, honey citrus balsamic

                              • Small Side SizeUS$6.95
                            • Quinoa Power BowlUS$13.95

                              marinated black bean, cherry tomato, avocado red onion, grilled corn, hard boiled egg, balsamic vinaigrette

                              Sandwiches

                              served with sidewinder fries, sub cup of soup for $3

                              • Signature BurgerUS$13.95

                                angus beef patty choice of cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle

                                • Catfish SandwichUS$13.95

                                  blackened or fried, pickled onion, red peppers, arugula, sriracha mayo, brioche roll

                                  • Maine Style Lobster RollUS$25.95

                                    warm Maine lobster, butter, hoagie roll

                                    • Classic Lobster RollUS$25.95

                                      chilled Maine lobster, old bay mayo, butter, hoagie roll

                                      • Hot Mess BurgerUS$14.95

                                        angus beef patty, gouda, crispy onion, sriracha aioli, mac & cheese, brioche roll

                                        • Lobster Grilled CheeseUS$16.95

                                          cheddar, gouda, swiss, tomato, Maine lobster, on 5 grain bread

                                          • Sacre Bleu BurgerUS$14.95

                                            angus beef patty, brie, caramelized onion, bacon, truffle honey, brioche

                                            • Fried Chicken SandwichUS$13.95

                                              fried chicken breast, lettuce, tomato, pickle, spicy honey aioli

                                              • Grilled Chicken SandwichUS$13.95

                                                bacon, swiss, pesto mayo, lettuce, tomato

                                                • Crab Cake SandwichUS$20.95

                                                  brioche roll, slaw, tartar

                                                  Mains

                                                  • Jumbo Lump Crab CakesUS$35.95

                                                    two crab cakes, mustard cream sauce, choice of two sides

                                                    • Pacific SalmonUS$21.95

                                                      simply seasoned or blackened, merlot essence, choice of two sides

                                                      • Fish & ChipsUS$15.95

                                                        Narragansett lager battered cod, sidewinder fries, old bay, cole slaw garnish, tartar

                                                        • Wild RockfishUS$26.95

                                                          simply seasoned or blackened, mustard cream sauce, choice of two sides

                                                          • Bourbon Shrimp N GritsUS$19.95

                                                            cheddar grits, tomato, peppers, bacon, andouille, green onion, bourbon maple drizzle

                                                            • Caribbean RockfishUS$26.95

                                                              pan-seared blackened rockfish, coconut lime rice, black bean, mango salsa

                                                              • Pasta La JollaUS$20.95

                                                                clams, mussels, shrimp, linguine, garlic, tomato, white wine butter sauce

                                                                • Lobster Mac N CheeseUS$23.95

                                                                  cavatappi pasta, fiery cheese sauce, tomato, fresh poached Maine lobster

                                                                  • Whole Steamed LobsterUS$29.95

                                                                    one pound whole Maine lobster served with melted butter, corn on the cob, and potatoes

                                                                    • Mediterranean Pesto PenneUS$16.95

                                                                      grilled chicken, roasted red pepper, kalamata olive, artichoke heart, pesto cream sauce, feta, fresh spinach

                                                                      Sides

                                                                      • Aged Cheddar GritsUS$3.95

                                                                        • Fiery Mac & CheeseUS$4.95

                                                                          • Grilled AsparagusUS$4.95

                                                                            with lemon & balsamic glaze drizzle

                                                                            • Southern Black Beans & Coconut Lime RiceUS$3.25

                                                                              • Sidewinder FriesUS$4.95

                                                                                • Steamed Coconut Lime RiceUS$2.95

                                                                                  • Spiced Sautéed SpinachUS$4.95

                                                                                    • Cole SlawUS$3.95

                                                                                      • Sweet Potato FriesUS$4.95

                                                                                        • CornbreadUS$2.95

                                                                                          Sweets

                                                                                          • Chocolate Flourless TorteUS$7.95

                                                                                            rich dark chocolate, chocolate ganache

                                                                                            • BeignetsUS$7.25

                                                                                              fried, powdered sugar, melba sauce, lemon glaze

                                                                                              • NY CheesecakeUS$7.95

                                                                                                mango and raspberry coulis, vanilla cream

                                                                                                • W&O Bread PuddingUS$6.95

                                                                                                  classic vanilla custard, mixed berry compote, vanilla cream

                                                                                                  Oysters of the Moment

                                                                                                  • Sea Stone

                                                                                                    Chincoteague Island, VA / 2.5" medium cup / medium-high salinity

                                                                                                    • per oysterUS$2.95
                                                                                                    • per dozenUS$27.99
                                                                                                  • Blue Points

                                                                                                    Westport, CT / 2.5-3" medium cup / medium- high salinity

                                                                                                    • per oysterUS$2.95
                                                                                                    • per dozenUS$27.99
                                                                                                  • Nandua Wilds

                                                                                                    Chesapeake Bay, VA / 3" medium cup / medium salinity

                                                                                                    • per oysterUS$2.95
                                                                                                    • per dozenUS$27.99
                                                                                                  • Back Creek Beauties

                                                                                                    Onancock, VA / 2-3" medium cup / medium salinity

                                                                                                    • per oysterUS$2.95
                                                                                                    • per dozenUS$27.99
                                                                                                  • Jett Break

                                                                                                    New Brunswick, CAN / 2" small cup / high salinity

                                                                                                    • per oysterUS$2.95
                                                                                                    • per dozenUS$27.99
                                                                                                  • Rogue River

                                                                                                    Rappahonnock River, VA / 4" large cup / low salinity

                                                                                                    • per oysterUS$2.95
                                                                                                    • per dozenUS$27.99
                                                                                                  • Oyster ShooterUS$7.25

                                                                                                    spicy bloody mary or lemon pepper

                                                                                                    Specials of the Day

                                                                                                    • Coconut Shrimp AppetizerUS$13.00

                                                                                                      five hand battered coconut shrimp, pineapple chili sauce

                                                                                                      • Coconut Shrimp EntreeUS$22.00

                                                                                                        five hand battered coconut shrimp, pineapple chili sauce choice of two sides

                                                                                                        • Oyster Po'boyUS$16.95

                                                                                                          five flashed fried oysters, lettuce, tomato, creole remoulade, sidewinder fries

                                                                                                          • Crispy Pork Belly EntreeUS$24.00

                                                                                                            crispy pork belly, tomato rosemary lentil, grilled asapargus, carrot puree

                                                                                                            • Fried Oyster DinnerUS$18.95

                                                                                                              eight flashed fried oysters, creole remoulade, sidewinder fries, coleslaw

                                                                                                              • Pumpkin Spice BeignetsUS$8.95

                                                                                                                five beginets dusted in pumpkin spiced sugar, pumpkin coulis, lemon glaze

                                                                                                                Kids Menu

                                                                                                                • Fried ShrimpiesUS$8.00

                                                                                                                  fried shrimp served with sidewinder fries

                                                                                                                  • Fish & ChipsUS$8.00

                                                                                                                    fried cod served with sidewinder fries

                                                                                                                    • Buttered NoodlesUS$7.00

                                                                                                                      buttered noodles with parmesan cheese

                                                                                                                      • Chicken TendersUS$7.00

                                                                                                                        house breaded chicken tenders served with sidewinder fries (Chicken marinated in chimicurri)

                                                                                                                        • HamburgerUS$8.00

                                                                                                                          plain hamburger served with sidewinder fries

                                                                                                                          • Grilled CheeseUS$7.00

                                                                                                                            five grain bread, American cheese, served with sidewinder fries

                                                                                                                            Brunch Menu

                                                                                                                              Drinks

                                                                                                                              • Classic MimosaUS$8.00

                                                                                                                                fresh squeezed orange juice, cava

                                                                                                                                • Cran Rosemary MimosaUS$8.00

                                                                                                                                  house-made cranberry juice, rosemary simple, cava

                                                                                                                                  • Boozy Chai LatteUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                    vodka, kaluha, milk, Chai concentrate

                                                                                                                                    • Coffee Old FashionedUS$13.00

                                                                                                                                      coffee, bourbon, brown sugar simple, bitters

                                                                                                                                      • Blueberry Lavender MimosaUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                        lavender bitters, blueberry simple, lemon, cava

                                                                                                                                        • Bloody MaryUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                          house made bloody mix, vodka

                                                                                                                                          Eggs

                                                                                                                                          • Lobster OmeletteUS$16.95

                                                                                                                                            butter poached Maine lobster, tomato, arugula, swiss; choice of cheddar grits, southern black beans, or chef's potatoes

                                                                                                                                            • W&O Egg SandyUS$10.95

                                                                                                                                              toasted brioche bun, two fried eggs, bourbon-maple bacon, cheddar, sausage gravy; choice of cheddar grits, southern black beans, or chef's potatoes

                                                                                                                                              • Virginia BenedictUS$18.95

                                                                                                                                                shaved Virginia ham, crab cake, hollandaise, poached egg chefs potatoes

                                                                                                                                                • Whiskey's SkilletUS$13.95

                                                                                                                                                  potato hash, peppers, onion, two eggs your way; your choice of bacon or andouille sausage, side of toast

                                                                                                                                                  • Avocado ToastUS$10.95

                                                                                                                                                    toasted 8 grain, avocado mash, poached egg, field greens

                                                                                                                                                    Not Eggs

                                                                                                                                                    • Challah French ToastUS$12.95

                                                                                                                                                      orange custard, fresh berries, mixed berry compote, vanilla cream, spiced pecans, maple bourbon syrup

                                                                                                                                                      • Chicken BiscuitUS$13.95

                                                                                                                                                        southern fried chicken breast, house-made biscuit, cheddar, sausage gravy; choice of cheddar grits, southern black beans, or chef's potatoes

                                                                                                                                                        • Berries & CreamUS$10.95

                                                                                                                                                          fresh mixed berries, lavender cream, granola, raspberry coulis, honey

                                                                                                                                                          • BeignetsUS$7.25

                                                                                                                                                            fried, powdered sugar, melba sauce, lemon glaze

                                                                                                                                                            • Biscuits (or Cornbread) & GravyUS$10.95

                                                                                                                                                              two house made biscuits or cornbread topped with a peppery andouille sausage gravy

                                                                                                                                                              • Monte Cristo SandwichUS$14.95

                                                                                                                                                                hot Virginia ham and swiss cheese melted between two challah french toast slices, dijon spread, mixed berry compote, maple bourbon syrup

                                                                                                                                                                Sides

                                                                                                                                                                • BiscuitUS$1.95

                                                                                                                                                                  • ToastUS$1.95

                                                                                                                                                                    • Applewood Smoked BaconUS$4.00

                                                                                                                                                                      • Andouille SausageUS$3.95

                                                                                                                                                                        • Two Eggs (any Style)US$2.50

                                                                                                                                                                          Happy Hour

                                                                                                                                                                          Monday-Friday 3 Pm-6 Pm

                                                                                                                                                                            Drinks

                                                                                                                                                                            • Draft BeersUS$6.00

                                                                                                                                                                              • Classic Highball 7 & 7US$5.00

                                                                                                                                                                                • $2 off Glasses of Wine

                                                                                                                                                                                  • $2 off Signature Cocktails

                                                                                                                                                                                    Eats

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cheeseburger BasketUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                      angus beef patty, choice of cheese and sidewinder fries

                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fish and ChipsUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rotating NachosUS$12.00

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Oysters on the Half-Shell

                                                                                                                                                                                            must purchase a beverage with oysters

                                                                                                                                                                                            • eachUS$1.75
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Maine Blue Bay MusselsUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                            1.5lbs in your choice of garlic, spicy, or hard cider broth with bacon and onion

                                                                                                                                                                                            Taco Tuesday

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Poached LobsterUS$5.95

                                                                                                                                                                                              poachd lobster, cabbage, mango salsa, lime crema

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Blackened FishUS$3.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                blackened cod, cotija cheese, purple cabbage, avocado, cilantro, chipotle crema

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Carne AsadaUS$4.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                  marinated steak, creamy avocado salsa, chopped onions, cilantro

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ShrimpUS$4.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                    grilled or blackened, coleslaw, pico, sriracha aioli, cilantro, queso fresco

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fried AvocadoUS$4.50

                                                                                                                                                                                                      pickled red onion, chipotle crema, cilantro, queso fresco

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Street Corn & ChickenUS$3.95

                                                                                                                                                                                                        grilled chicken, street corn salsa, cotija cheese, avocado, spiced lime crema

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Extraordinary MargaritaUS$10.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                          $2 off regular price! Milagro Silver, aperol, triple sec and lime juice

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • W&O SangriaUS$9.00

                                                                                                                                                                                                            $2 off regular price! Red wine, tequila, hibiscus pepper simple, lime juice

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                            What 427 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 4.2Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Service was slow - that’s not usually the case here. I assume they’re struggling with staff shortages like so many in the restaurant industry. However the food was great as always and the server was very kind. Love this place!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              We went for Mother's Day. Service was very slow even though there were only a few occupants in the restaurant. We had reservations at 7:45pm. They were out of 4 items and the desert we wanted. The food we were served was not cooked to par, including the appetizer. It was like we received the last of whatever food they had left. We won't be dining here again, not the best experience.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great neighborhood restaurant for seafood and a few items for people who don't eat fish.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Got there about 6 mins before reservations. They seemed a little busy. Got to the table maybe 5/8mins after reservation. Ion like waiting.. that’s why I make reservations.. but it’s cool.. Food and drinks took a little time to get out but everything was good and hot when it did come. … wasn’t a fan of the butter wit the hush puppies but the puppies were good by themselves

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              First-time visitors. Food pretty good: clam chowder great, calamari overly breaded, fish and chips delicious. Drinks very good. Service mostly well-meaning, but hopelessly chaotic (post-pandemic staffing problems most likely). Don't know that we'd risk a second visit.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Very nice Cute and clean Great service. Good food

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Adorable Mother/Daughter brunch event

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              I love this place… food is amazing.. drinks are tasty.. only problem I have is picking just one meal … this was my first time attending for brunch and they handled business as always… wish the weather was better.. I like the out door seating … but we will be back for 1oysters

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Was a little disappointed that for a big whiskey/bourbon place they didn’t have the correct ice for whiskey/bourbon drinks. Instead of one big ice cube, we got a handful of tiny ice. Disappointing.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              My wife and a friend had the full version of fish and chips and they were excellent! They even served "malt vinegar" with their orders. I had the crab cakes with grilled asparagus and both items were excellent. The crab cakes were two of the best I have had in years, as mostly, if not almost all, was crab meat, with no observable fillers. The asparagus was grilled perfectly with the right amount of oil and vinegar on top. The service by a younger (late 20s or early 30s) Hispanic female was outstanding! Resulted in an excellent tip for her too.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              Nice patio seating. Brunch as well as entrees on Sunday. Short on waitstaff but they hustled while making us feel welcome! Food was good!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            15. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food4service1ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Understaffed. Service was extremely slow - and waiter clearly let our drinks sit on bar for a very long time before serving them (ice virtually all melted in mine so it was unsatisfactorily watery - wife’s mimosa was room temperature). Food was great. I had to go find waiter for our check 15 minutes after we finished eating. Usually a great spot but very disappointing today.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            16. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Food was average. The drinks were great, the atmosphere and the service was top tier!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            17. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                                                                                              The worst ever! Slow service, dirty shrimp, raw salmon on salad, manager would rather drink Starbucks than do his job. We will never go back to this establishment and will let all our friends know also.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            18. S

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sunshine1

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food1service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                              We frequent this restaurant last year and decided to go back especially for the Beans and Rice-always a great favorite! Ordered the Fish and Chips, however, substituted the Chips for Beans and Rice! When the ordered arrived, the Beans and Rice came in a cup, (1/4 cup of Beans and Large scoop White Rice)! The portion of the Beans were embarrassing! The Beans and Rice were lukewarm and the Fish was near cold in the center! I don’t know who the Chef was that day but the food was nasty and so disappointing! The recipe for the Beans has changed tremendously! My husband ordered Fish and Chips as well- he couldn’t eat the Chips-they were flooded with so much “Salt”! The cooking and preparation of the food has gone down drastically - can’t our waste money on tasteless prepared food - need to be corrected!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            19. EP

                                                                                                                                                                                                              ElleP

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                              I come here all the time. Great food, service, and ambience! 12/10! Definitely goooooo!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            20. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great as always!!!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            21. JA

                                                                                                                                                                                                              JACKQ

                                                                                                                                                                                                              West Virginia

                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Excellent Food and the chef was engaged with the crowd. Impressive night.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            22. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Alex2dine

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              57 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              57 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Regular stop on our dining out routine. Terrific food, value and wait staff.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            23. CF

                                                                                                                                                                                                              C67F

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              42 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              42 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Our third time here did not disappoint. The grilled oysters are great. I recommend trying the Thai chili butter sauce. The clam chowder is outstanding and a meal in itself. The traditional lobster roll got a serious thumbs up. We haven't had anything that wasn't great (except perhaps the coleslaw which is fresh but could use some vinegar). All of the seafood is well prepared. The only ding on this visit was our server. He was adequate just not overly attentive. He had to be asked a couple of times to bring something. Give Whiskey and Oyster a try.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            24. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great Place for dinner but need to work on Brunch Menu

                                                                                                                                                                                                            25. T

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Tammy

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              8 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                              This is a hidden gem. I have dined at this establishment a few times and rach time I enjoyed the experience. The oysters are fresh and the drinks are uniquely displayed. I highly recommend

                                                                                                                                                                                                            26. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Orlando

                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                              The “mask off” was phenomenal! Everyone in our party ordered that drink. The lobster grilled cheese was life changing. The service was off. Every time we asked for something like “condiments, refill etc” we were done eating the entree before these items would arrive. Otherwise, it was a delightful experience. The patio was beautiful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            27. L

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Lynn

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              15 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Appreciated that our outdoor table was ready to go when we arrived. Food and service were good! We'll be back.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            28. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                              The food was hands down amazing! My friends and I took turns ordering different appetizers and entrées to share and we were blown away about how wonderful the food tasted. The food came out fast and the services was awesome. This is my new spot.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            29. R

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Renee

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              30 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Food was excellent. Big portions. Oysters fresh, as was the lobster which had generous pieces in the bisque and on the sandwich.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            30. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great food. Oysters were fresh. Wasn’t thrilled with the young lady who told my husband we needed to be done in 1.5 hours because they were booked solid when he first walked in. Other than that, it was great.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            31. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chicago

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Worst service and food was so marginal at best.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            32. BC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              BrianC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              78 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              78 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Excellent service and food

                                                                                                                                                                                                            33. R

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Renee

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Baltimore

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Oyster Shots were amazing!! Me and my guy had date night and we both got 2 shots a piece (Bloody Mary and Lemon Pepper) and whew!!! Oysters fresh and succulent and the shot mixed with it was nothing but amazing!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            34. RW

                                                                                                                                                                                                              RexW

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Everything was average. Nothing to complain or rave about.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            35. BC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              BrianC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              78 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              78 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Excellent food; even better service...excellent. Great place

                                                                                                                                                                                                            36. RD

                                                                                                                                                                                                              RobertD

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              9 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Amazing appetizers and drinks. Our new go-to for happy hour

                                                                                                                                                                                                            37. A

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Alex2dine

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              57 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              57 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                              We visit this restaurant frequently and it never disappoints.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            38. PJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                              PaulJ

                                                                                                                                                                                                              St. Louis

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                              The service and food were excellent!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            39. PM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              PaulM

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              vip
                                                                                                                                                                                                              1.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              26 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on February 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall1food4service1ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                                              The service was not up to standard that I usually get from this restaurant. It appears that the servers did not know what tables they had, I was constantly interrupted by a different server, and even with all these servers my drinks and meal was very slow to receive. What a mess!

                                                                                                                                                                                                            40. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                                              OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Washington DC

                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dined on February 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Great good amd drinks. Definitely coming back

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Cleaning & sanitising

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Protective equipment

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Waitstaff wear masks
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Staff temperature check required
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Contact tracing information collected

                                                                                                                                                                                                            FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                                                            You can order delivery directly from Whiskey & Oyster using the Order Online button. Whiskey & Oyster also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Whiskey & Oyster also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 567-1533.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Whiskey & Oyster is rated 4.3 stars by 427 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            Google Map for Whiskey & Oyster

                                                                                                                                                                                                            301 John Carlyle ST Alexandria, VA 22314

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Cross Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Duke Street

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Neighbourhood

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Alexandria

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Seafood, Regional American (Southern), American

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Parking Details

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Free garage parking after 5:00pm. Monday- Friday / Curbside Pick Up NO patio reservations- Patio First come first serve

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Public Transit

                                                                                                                                                                                                              King Street Metro

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                                                                                              AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Executive Chef

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chef Mason

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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