Best Seafood Spots in the U.S. + DC Coast + Jeff Tunks

Garnering praise since its opening more than a decade ago, DC Coast is a beloved fixture on the Washington dining scene, renowned for its coastal offerings and serene Deco vibe. Within the nation’s capital, DC Coast is a must-see attraction in its own right—and now with its recent naming as one of Travel + Leisures’ 32 Best Seafood Restaurant in the United States, it’s safe to say that the popular restaurant has earned its sea legs!

From coast to coast, Travel + Leisure scoured every local crab shack, oyster house and seafood spot in the country to determine its favorites. Chosen on its list of the top 32 that “define seafood at its best,” DC Coast was noted for its aquatic atmosphere and coastal cuisine: “a 10-foot mermaid sculpture presides over this two-story restaurant in an Art Deco building, where a glass-walled balcony and massive angled mirrors treat diners to a view of the bustling scene. The menu references the mid-Atlantic, the Gulf Coast, and the Pacific Rim; [chef/owner] Jeff Tunks’s Chinese-style smoked lobster with crispy spinach has been a favorite since the restaurant opened in 1998.”

With a menu that follows the seasons rather than the trends, DC Coast’s chef Jeff Tunks and executive chef Matt Kuhn continue to serve up the classic and “defining” dishes that made it such an iconic DC institution.

DC Coast – 1401 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005
202.216.5988 – –