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Johnny's Half Shell


Opened in 1999, and chosen by Gourmet Magazine in 2000 as one of "America's Best Restaurants," Johnny's Half Shell relocated to Capitol Hill in September 2006. Renditions of Chesapeake and Gulf Coast Seafood remained the kitchen's focus, and the restaurant's new home maintained its homespun conviviality. Said Washingtonian Magazine, "The capitol dome shines in the background, a reminder of the new, more serious-minded neighbors who come here. But Johnny's still feels like home." In September 2007, New York Times dubbed the new venue a "Capital Gain" for Washington, DC.

In October 2017 at 1819 Columbia Road, in its third incantation, Johnny’s Half Shell opened in the original location of the duo’s beloved Cashion’s Eat Place. Renditions of Chesapeake and Gulf Coast seafood remain the focus of Johnny’s kitchen, and Cashion and Fulchino continue to maintain the restaurants homespun conviviality.

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1819 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Adams Morgan
Closest Metro Stop (Rail/Bus):
Union Station on the Metro Red Line. Walk across Massachussette right onto E street turn lelf on North Capitol. We are next to Wells Fargo Bank.