Tackle Box

3245 M St., NW
Washington, DC 20007


Neighborhood: Georgetown

Cuisines: Seafood, American

Opening Hours:
Open daily 7 to 10 PM.

Price Range: Inexpensive

Dress: Informal

Noise Level: Chatty

Reservations: Not Accepted


Best Dishes:
Fried bay scallops with lemon; fried clams with tartar sauce; fried shrimp on a potato roll; lobster roll; wood-grilled calamari with basil-walnut pesto; wood-grilled asparagus; braised greens; potato salad; coleslaw; blueberry pie.

Price Details:
Starters $6 to $12, Main dishes $9-$12

Dirt Cheap Eats 2008: Tackle Box

The $17 appetizer of fried Ipswich clams at the seafood restaurant Kinkead’s is close to perfect: The clams are crisp, chewy, greaseless, and accompanied by house-made tartar sauce and frizzled lemon slices. At the much more casual Georgetown fish shack Tackle Box, fried clams—full-belly in summer—also make a stellar appearance in a pile with tartar sauce or in a made-for-the-restaurant bun as a clam roll (each $12).

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