It would be a damn shame if Whaley’s, which is located next to the Anacostia River near Navy Yard, didn't excel at fish and seafood. Fortunately, the venue has earned well-deserved praise for its raw bar, featuring pristine oysters, littleneck clams, poached shrimp, and its shellfish towers, available in small, medium, and large (a.k.a. way too much for less than four people) sizes. Crudo and appetizers are just as focused on the nautical, with a fluke sashimi and the blue crab salad shining brightest. While you’d be a fool to turn down Whaley’s preparation of softshell crab with romesco and charred tomatillo, a Virginia pork chop and a hanger steak are available, for those who prefer four legs to two fins.