Great Bars 2011: Johnny's Half Shell
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Johnny's Half Shell
Address: 400 N. Capitol St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-737-0400
Neighborhood: Capitol Hill
Cuisines: Southern, Seafood, Modern, American
Opening Hours: Open for breakfast Monday through Friday 7 to 9:30. Open for lunch Monday through Friday 11:30 to 2:30. Light fare available 2:30 to 5. Open for dinner Monday through Saturday 5 to 10 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Union Station
Price Range: Moderate
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Price Details: Entrees, $17.95 to $27.95.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Happy Hour Details:
Monday through Friday 4:30 to 7:30: discounted appetizers, beer, and cocktails.
Happy Hour Days:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

“Preppy” is the watchword at this hot spot near Union Station where the byword is “seafood specialties and strong drinks.” The tiled floor, wicker chairs, and fishing theme give the bar a New England vibe. Senate staffers and lobbyists pack the place during happy hour (weekdays 4:30 to 7:30) for discounts on drinks, raw oysters, barbecue shrimp, gumbo, and Maryland crabcakes. Wash it all down with a hefty martini.

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