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Johnny's Half Shell

  • $$$$$
  • Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Soul Food
  • 400 N Capitol St NW, Washington 20001 38.895286 -77.009328
  • (At Louisiana Ave)
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  • (202) 737-0400
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Happy Hour Appetizers

Selection of Cheeses     10.00
Grilled Squid     6.50
Spicy Wood Grilled Chicken Wings     6.00
Fried Oysters     7.50
Barbequed Shrimp and Asiago Cheese Grits     7.75
1/2 Dozen Charbroiled Oysters     12.00
Maryland Crab Cake Broiled or fried.    14.00

Happy Hour Soups and Salads

Oyster Stew     8.00
Soup of the Day     5.00
Mixed Green Salad     5.00
New Orleans File Gumbo     7.00

Happy Hour Other Tasty Bar Bites

Mini Burger     3.00
Mini Tuna Sandwich     3.50

Happy Hour Raw Bar

Oysters    1/2 Dozen 12.00 Dozen 24.00
Rappahannock Clams    1/2 Dozen 8.00 Dozen 16.00

 

Lunch

Appetizers

Grilled Squid Arugula, crispy shallots and lemon vinaigrette.    8.95
1/2 Dozen Charbroiled Chesapeake Oysters With herb butter and Asiago cheese.    14.95
Spicy Wood Grilled Chicken Wings  With green goddess dipping sauce.    8.00
Famous "Trotter Tots" Crusty croquettes of Ecofriendly pork with two sauces and housemade bread and butter pickles.    8.25
Shrimp Cocktail Four jumbo shrimp with classic cocktail sauce. Extra shrimp - $3.75 each.    15.00
Spicy Cajun Barbequed Shrimp With Asiago cheese grits.    10.75
Fried Oysters With pickled vegetable relish.    10.25
Wild Maine Mussels Braised with fennel, oranges, red wine balsamic vinegar and rosemary.    10.75
Classic Maryland Crabcake Broiled or fried, served with coleslaw.    17.00

Soups,Stews,Salads

Oyster Stew     10.50
New Orleans File Gumbo     9.50
Soup of the Day     6.50
Arugula Salad With fennel, walnuts and Everona piedmont cheese.    11.50
Salad Nicoise     15.00
Mixed Greens Salad With house dressing.    6.75
Spinach Salad with maytag blue cheese.    13.00
Roasted Beet and Cucumber Salad With smoked sturgeon and caviar parfait.    14.50
Roasted Butternut Squash and Autumn Greens With apples, Shiitake mushrooms and toasted pumpkin seeds.    12.00

Sandwiches

The Baltimore Dog  With french fries and choice of garnishes: Garden vegetables, blue cheese & onion or sauerkraut.    8.95
Fried Oyster Po' Boy     Half 11.50 Whole 22.50
Fried Shrimp Po' Boy    Half 12.00 Whole 23.50
Beef Brisket Po' Boy  With debris gravy.   Half 12.50 Whole 24.50
New England Lobster Roll On a grilled bun with french fries.    24.50
Portobello Mushroom Burger With french fries.    8.25

Main Courses

Classic Maryland Crabcakes Broiled or fried, served with coleslaw and french fries.    35.00
New Zealand King Salmon Fillet Pan roasted with wild mushrooms in a vin blanc sauce served with sauteed spinach.    32.00
Sauteed Fillet of Mississippi Delicata Catfish  With a lemony shrimp and andouille sausage risotto.    28.00
Crispy Roast Chicken Breast Salad With beets, fresh greens and Dijon vinaigrette.    14.50
Fettuccine with Local Zucchini Autumn vegetables, shell beans and Pipe dreams fromage.    12.50
New Frontier Beef Skirt Steak Grilled, with onion rings and today's seasonal vegetable.    24.75
Grilled Rockfish Fillet With Brussel sprouts and bacon, cider sauce and sweet potato puree.    29.50
Oyster Pan Roast  With mushrooms and bacon, served over grilled Leidenheimer french bread.    14.00
Chesapeake Bouillabaisse Shellfish, fish and a mini crabcake in a rich lobster broth.    31.00

 

Dinner

Appetizers

Grilled Squid  Arugula, crispy shallots and lemon vinaigrette.    8.95
1/2 Dozen Charbroiled Chesapeake Oysters With herb butter and Asiago cheese.    14.95
Spicy Wood Grilled Chicken Wings With green goddess dipping sauce.    8.00
Famous "Trotter Tots" Crusty croquettes of Ecofriendly pork with two sauces and housemade bread and butter pickles.    8.25
Shrimp Cocktail  Four jumbo shrimp with classic cocktail sauce. Extra shrimp- $3.75 each.    15.00
Spicy Cajun Barbequed Shrimp With asiago cheese grits.    10.75
Fried Oysters With pickled vegetable relish.    10.25
Wild Maine Mussels Braised with fennel, oranges, red wine, balsamic vinegar and rosemary.    10.75
Classic Maryland Crabcake Broiled or fried, served with coleslaw.    17.00

Soups, Stews, Salads

New Orleans File Gumbo     9.50
Oyster Stew     10.50
Soup of the Day     6.50
Arugula Salad With fennel, walnuts and Everona piedmont cheese.    11.50
Salad Nicoise     15.00
Mixed Greens Salad With house dressing.    6.75
Spinach Salad With maytag blue cheese.    13.00
Roasted Beet and Cucumber Salad With smoked sturgeon and caviar parfait.    14.50
Roasted Butternut Squash and Autumn Greens  With apples, shiitake mushrooms and toasted pumpkin seeds.    12.00
Fettucine with Local Zucchini  With autumn vegetables, shell beans and pipe dreams fromage.    12.50

Main Course

Classic Maryland Crabcakes Broiled or fried, served with coleslaw and french fries.    35.00
New Zealand King Salmon Fillet Pan roasted with wild mushrooms in a vin blanc sauce served with sauteed spinach.    32.00
Grilled Rockfish Fillet With brussel sprouts and bacon, cider sauce and sweet potato puree.    29.50
Chesapeake Bouillabaisse Shellfish, fish and a mini crabcake in a rich lobster broth.    31.00
Sauteed Sea Scallops  With roasted autumn vegetables and olives and a lemon caper sauce.    28.50
Sauteed Fillet of Mississippi Delicata Catfish With a lemony shrimp and andouille sausage risotto.    28.00
Crabmeat Imperial With a salad of green beans, tomatoes and shallots.    33.00
Crispy Whole Flounder With lime dipping sauce, served with eggplant marinated in sesame oil and rice wine vinegar.    29.00
Chicken in Creole Etouffee Sauce  With green onions and basmati rice.    18.25
Grilled New Frontier Dry-Aged Beef Ribeye Grilled, with onion rings and today's seasonal vegetable.    40.00

 

Johnny's Half Shell
400 N Capitol St NW
At Louisiana Ave
(202) 737-0400
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