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

This classy seafood joint practically in the shadow of the Capitol building fills up with lobbyists and Hill staffers during happy hour, 4:30 to 7:30 Monday through Friday. The drink deals are nothing special: draft beers $5, cocktails $7 to $9. Discounts on the excellent food are the draw. Oysters are $10 for a half dozen, and you can easily make a meal of a couple of hearty appetizers—a mini-burger ($2.50), grilled squid ($5), barbecue shrimp with Asiago-cheese grits ($6), and more.

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