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Still good to shop for seafood

The new District Wharf adds life to this good old market. It is still the place in the district to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Prawet J
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Fun meal in a rainy day!

Enjoyed seeing all the fresh seafood and picking out lunch! Reasonably priced and good food. There... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
via mobile
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The new District Wharf adds life to this good old market. It is still the place in the district to go and get your seafood, both cooked and fresh. The District Wharf adds to the life of place to visit in the area. An upscale...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Went yesterday and got ripped the hell off!!! Ordered 1/2 bushel Large males paid $60 got home there were exactly 26 crabs in my bag... the Special for large males were $40 2 Dozen $60 1/2 Bushel Called manager, he stated "1/2 bushel goes by...More

3  Thank travelerpassion
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

We went to Evans Brother’s Seafood window/store front/stand at the wharf. The place often has a long line of people waiting both for ordering and picking up. Usually this is a Good sign for a place. Not This One! We ordered two platters one was...More

1  Thank Janny08
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The fish dish was fairly good, but took over a half hour standing there in the hot sun waiting for the food. There is no place to sit and eat, only a place to stand in the shade. Brought out food to some tables up...More

2  Thank Lincoln117
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing all the fresh seafood and picking out lunch! Reasonably priced and good food. There was a covered area to stand and eat but no seating. Nice less expensive option if you are visiting the wharf.

1  Thank jennier270
Reviewed 14 June 2018

Ok, so there are two places at this market. One is called Capt White's and it is strictly one-star crap. The other place is Jessie's which is five-star all the way. Jessie's has all sorts of fresh fish and their cooked soups are excellent. I...More

1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

As someone who comes from a place known for seafood, I was pleasantly surprised that DC had a place with such economical and good quality seafood. The blue crabs are live in the bins and cooked fresh in front of you for a fraction of...More

1  Thank Travelergirl998
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

If you like seafood, this is the place for you. You can buy raw and cooked fish, crabs, shrimps, clams, oysters and scallops. All the stores selling seafood are on one side of the wharf. A few steps away is the upscale District Wharf with...More

3  Thank Coellum
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Old fashioned open air fish market. They have everything and plenty of it. I learned how to tell a male crab from a female crab! We had a great time talking to the vendors and picking up some fresh seafood to take home. The place...More

Thank Wano16
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We walked from the Waterfront Metro stop down to the wharf area on a Saturday afternoon. It is apparent that a tremendous effort was made to vitalize the area with fountains, restaurants, high end hotels, boat slips, etc...The swings on the pier are a nice...More

1  Thank bassaidai88
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29 March 2018|
Response from A3296IHjamesh | Reviewed this property |
It opens on Good Friday at 7:00 am and closes at 10:00 pm