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Walrus Oyster & Ale House

National Harbor, md

Columbia, MD

We opened our doors in September of 2014 and hit the ground running…literally. This 7,000 square foot, Chesapeake Bay inspired full service seafood restaurant, was bustling the moment we launched in National Harbor, MD. We’ve earned a legitimate reputation as an authentic oyster house, from our expansive program, boasting 15 bivalve varietals in all and selling over 500,000 oysters a year. The Walrus Oyster & Ale House has become a “go to” destination for Maryland/Virginia locals and out of town visitors alike. Our all-scratch and locally sourced food menu, consists of 55 items, and draws its inspiration from the surrounding Chesapeake Bay area. The bar features a unique scratch cocktail program using small batch artisanal spirits, freshly squeezed juices and homemade seasonal syrups. Like its namesake, The Walrus beverage program is big and bold serving “over the top” frozen drinks and punch bowls that have become crowd favorites.


The design provides an industrial homage to the Chesapeake Bay oyster industry of the late 1800’s. Bright and airy with high ceilings, open floor plan, hand crafted herringbone wood, custom metal work, zinc shucking bar and garage doors which spill out on to a spacious patio overlooking the Potomac River and Old Town Alexandria. With a seating capacity of up to 275 guests, our restaurant creates massive curb appeal to the visitors of the MGM Grand Casino and National Harbor.


The Walrus opened its second location at The Mall In Columbia, Maryland in spring of 2018! This much anticipated second edition has made a splash with the residents of Howard County. Key features of this new 280-seat restaurant include a prodigious shucking bar with all 15 oysters proudly on display, the signature Walrus island bar boasting 26 taps and a beautiful enclosed patio space. The all scratch kitchen serves a local Chesapeake Bay inspired menu for both seafood lovers and land lubbers alike.

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