With a name like Salty’s, one might expect a hole-in-the-wall establishment, a gritty crowd, and seafood pulled straight from the ocean. Turns out this is accurate in only one regard: The seafood here is extremely fresh and the variety truly impressive. We’re talking oysters, octopus, salmon, halibut, rockfish, sea scallops, prawns, crab, cod, lobster, clams—and the list goes on. Expect to pay a premium here—it’s no shrimp shack—but feel free to wander in wearing flip-flops and a Hawaiian shirt. 1936 Harbor Ave. S.W., 937-1600
First runner-up: The Walrus and the Carpenter
Second runner-up: Ray’s Boathouse
Honorable mention: Rock Creek, Chandler’s Crabhouse
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