The Salt Line


Navy Yard


Get directions | 79 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, D.C. 20003


Hours | HOURS

Indoor & Outdoor Dining Available

Mon – Thursday: 4 PM – Midnight
Kitchen hours 4 pm – 10pm / Bar last call 11:30pm

Friday: 12 PM – Midnight
Kitchen hours 12pm-11pm / Bar last call 11:30pm

Friday “Happy Afternoon” 12-4 PM
1/2 price oysters & beverage specials available along with full menu

Saturday: 11 AM – Midnight
Brunch menu 11am-3pm / Dinner menu 3pm-11pm / Bar last call 11:30pm

Sunday: 11 AM – Midnight
Brunch menu 11am-3pm / Dinner menu 3pm-10pm / Bar last call 11:30pm


This New England-style seafood spot is right is right along the Anacostia River in Navy Yard. It takes all the good from Massachusetts (clam chowder, lobster rolls, and a raw bar), and leaves the bad (Patriots fans). Stop by for a sit down meal in the upscale-but-not-too fancy dining room – a solid choice for that second or third date – or grab one of their massive seafood towers (appropriately dubbed ‘The Kraken’) and some Northeastern brews at their outdoor bar.


(202) 506-2368


PARKER HOUSE ROLLS served with housemade butter$5
CLAM CHOWDER clams, bacon, potato, celery, oyster crackerscup $6bowl $11
CODDIES salt cod, Yukon gold potato, house yellow mustard, saltines$9
STUFFIES 3 baked topneck clams, smoked linguica, lemon, bread, parmesan$11
FRIED CLAM BELLIES Ipswich clams, tartar sauce, lemon$18
BROILED COD roasted potatoes, spinach, garlic butter$28
WATERMAN’S PLATTER fried fish, oysters, shrimp, & scallops with fries & coleslaw$33
BAKED PIMENTO CRAB DIP lump crab dip, Tillamook cheddar, green tabasco, Old Bay crab chips, scallions$18
CITRUS AND GREENS Earth N Eats mix greens, sunflower shoots, citrus segments, candied almonds$15
BEETS AND CHEESE burrata cheese, roasted and raw mixed baby beets, golden beet puree, purple basil, chicory bitter greens mix, smoked sea salt$18
SEAFOOD BRATWURST house made sauerkraut, pickle mustard seeds, toast$18
ROASTED SALSIFY caramelize onion purée, Parmesano tuille, sour cream sauce, parley oil, chervil$13
ROCKFISH TARTARE pickled mustard seed, Worcestershire mayo, fried capers, potato crisps$15
KAMPACHI CRUDO aguachile, avocado crema, pickled red onion, green Thai chilies, micro cilantro$17
MAINE SCALLOP bergamot ponzu, pomegranate gelee, daikon, micro wasabi$18
OCTOPUS CARPACCIO Meyer lemon puree, persimmon, caviar, micro kohlrabi leaves$16
CRISPY SKIN ROCKFISH rosemary cauliflower puree, braised napa cabbage, mustard greens, winter radish, pickled kumquat$30
POACHED HALIBUT sunchokes, rapini, lobster lemongrass emulsion$34
PORTUGUESE STEW Maine mussels, middleneck clams, market fish, smoked chourico, peewee potato, fennel, cilantro, sourdough$29
CAMPANELLE AL POLPO housemade pasts, octopus ragu, pecorino, lemon basil, bottarga$30
ROASTED WHOLE BRANZINO served with side of Moon Valley Farms roasted sweet potatoes, romesco sauce, and citrus gremolata.$56
OLIVE OIL-POACHED BLACK BASS chanterelles, kale, celery root puree, mint, lemongrass dashi broth$30
BRAISED SHORT RIBS pommes duchesse, radicchio, madeira jus, mustard greens$32
served w/fries or greens
NEW ENGLAND SMASH BURGER 2 ground chuck patties, american cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle, mayo, sesame bun$18
CHESAPEAKE SHRIMP ROLL poached rock shrimp, dressed with imperial sauce, crispy shallots, split bun$26
TSL CLAM BOY fried clam strips, coleslaw, Crystal aioli, split bun$25
CRISPY FISH SANDWICH lettuces, pickled shallot, tartar sauce, chile$17
NORTH SHORE ROAST BEEF bbq sauce, horseradish cream, american cheese, onion roll$17
SMOKED RUTABAGA red beets, roasted carrot purée, pickled raisins, parsley leaves$10
CRISPY BRUSSELS SPROUTS maple, fish sauce, sriracha, peanuts$10
CONFIT FRENCH LA RATTE POTATOES confit in duck fat, smoked sea salt, fried sage leaf$10
KEY LIME PIE MILKSHAKE Graham cracker crust bits, whipped cream, lime zest, key lime whoopie pie$15
FLOURLESS CHOCOLATE CAKE passion fruit gelee, pickled mandarinquats, hazelnut praline$12
PINEAPPLE PUDDING orange, banana caramel puree, rum glaze, vanilla ice cream$12
PEAR & APPLE PIE flaky dough, Bartlett pears, Gala apples, cinnamon, creme Chantilly$15
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