Whaley’s: Fresh Seafood in Navy Yard


Whaley’s opened recently in Navy Yard, and I headed there with my boyfriend to grab some oysters and a cocktail. I love the Navy Yards area for the open space, fountains, and the variety of restaurants available.




Whaley’s is adorned with gorgeous large-scale murals in shades of blue. The high ceiling, mirror lined back wall, and glass front entrance give the space a sense of airiness and almost tricks you into thinking that you are outdoors next to a fishing pier. The food is focused on seafood, but they also have pork chop and hanger steak entrees for non-seafood lovers.

I wanted to try more than one cocktail, but the #1 was so good that I just had to order to order a second one. Its ingredients include sparkling rosé, St. Germaine, rum, and grapefruit. It is light, and refreshing, with just a hint of sweetness. It paired well with the oyster plate, the poached cold shrimp, and the razor clams that we had for appetizers.


Cocktail #1


Oysters and Shrimp
Razor Clams


After two cocktails, we had worked up an appetite and we were ready for a substantial meal. We ordered the pork chop sprinkled with a crunchy corn bread crumble, and the Carolina Gold Rice topped with crispy Parmesan crisps to share between the two of us. The pork chop is a big serving of thick cut Ecofriendly Foods pork, and was perfectly cooked to order. I was surprised at the large portion size because I had expected that Whaley’s would be a small portions restaurant. The Carolina Gold Rice was creamy, full of Spring vegetables, and dotted with pesto. I could eat bowls and bowls of it. I’m glad we didn’t order a second entrée because the portions were big enough to leave us full and satisfied.

Pork Chop



Carolina Gold Rice

Overall, it was a great meal with wonderful service.

Whaley’s is located at:
301 Water St SE #115
Washington, DC 20003

Author: onevanillabean

I have loved cooking and baking since I was 5 years old. It was the one activity that I would share with all my extended family. Like most people, I love traveling. I love visiting the markets, exploring unknown ingredients, and bringing them back home with me for inspiration. I find that recipes with simple and pure ingredients yield the best results.

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