As you may have noticed, seafood, particularly oysters, are kind of a big deal here in D.C. Cousins Travis and Ryan Croxton opened this branch of their popular bivalve bar in 2018 in a historic oyster-shucking shed across from the bustling Maine Avenue Fish Market, the oldest fish market in the U.S. The inside is tight, with only 27 bar seats surrounded by accordion-style folding doors. The 90-seat dining patio is my preference—it’s much airier but only open in seasonal weather. But you’re really there for the oysters, right? Try the sweet and buttery Rappahannock River oysters or the briny Rochambeau from Virginia. Oyster chowder, crab cakes, and crispy whole fish round out the menu. Rappahannock’s other location is in Union Market (1309 5th St. NE; tel. 202/544-4702).