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Horace & Dickie's Seafood

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809 12th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4435
+1 202-397-6040
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Woodbridge, VA
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104 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I had to taste for for fish today. Line was long because I went on Friday. Went slowly but picked up. The weather was good so they had run out of things so we were waiting for the fish but they were fresh & fried well.

Thank Rochelle41
Bowie, Maryland
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I go there from time to time, and the fish is good and they move you as quickly as they can. The establishment is small and narrow and I think the staff work best on confusion, but the job gets done well. I just have a concern about pricing. I called to see how much a platter of whiting is.... More 

Thank Dynastyanne2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This place was never fine dinning or known for great service, its always been a hole in the wall places that you wanted to get out of as quickly as you could. they they used to give you a great fish sandwich with a lot of fish. But was the neighborhood has improved, this place has declined. last few visits... More 

Thank StressfreeNDC
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Get a belly full of good ole DC fried fish or chicken. This place is a little end of the row single line all the way thru "joint" in Washington DC. Battered and Deep fried to a consistent goodness. Fries or couple usual sides. Always steamy hot inside and loud so don't be shy. Everybody's welcome, everybody's cool.

Thank Charles L
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 July 2016

H&D's is as much a part of the D.C. eatery landscape as Ben's Chili Bowl. At H&D's, there is no ambiance, customer service is almost non-existent, and there's no room to sit down but the fish - oh my the fish - is worth the headaches. It's plentiful (albeit many broken pieces) and filling. It's best to make a food... More 

Thank SmallWonder B
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155 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Really simple setting with excellent home-style cooking. Horace & Dickie's is a DC institution and is very much worth a visit.

1 Thank Magnus F
Arlington, Virginia
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

It's evident why this is an H Street Institution. Nothing but GOOD home cooking. Leave your diets and blood pressure at home!

1 Thank Jim M
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

That this place would be so great! From the outside it doesn't look like much, but it totally fits the feel of it. A friend told me to try this place while on a road trip. The service is fantastic, they were incredibly welcoming and funny. Served me fried catfish on like wonder bread and it was delicious! Their Mac... More 

3 Thank Elizarrd
Washington, DC
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Horace & Dickie's is a DC staple. They have been in this small spot for many years now. The fish is fresh, hot and delicious! The line can be long but it is worth the wait!

Thank Asil7981
Worcester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Hearing about all the high praise of the awesome seafood from this place I decided to give it a shot when in DC. I got a six piece fish, which turned out to be way more than six pieces. However, other than the large portions I wasn't all that impressed by the quality of the frying or the fish. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 809 12th St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4435
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-397-6040

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?