D.C. Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

Plastic pollution is suffocating our ocean and the many animals that call it home. Researchers estimate there are now over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean with the number continuing to grow every day. This pollution is impacting our marine ecosystems, wildlife such as seabirds, dolphins, fish, and turtles, and plastic fragments are even displacing plankton at the base of the food chain. So what’s the best way to combat this global epidemic facing our ocean? It’s simple: we need to stop the problem at its source! The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program does just that. One restaurant, one customer at a time, increases awareness, drives change in behavior and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic (and water!) footprint.

The Ocean Friendly Restaurants program offers restaurants an easy way to show their commitment to making sustainable choices for our ocean. Interested in learning more Surfrider’s Ocean Friendly Restaurant Program? Click here or contact our local Ocean Friendly Restaurant Coordinator, Kristen Linscott at OFR@dc.surfrider.org.

Looking for an Ocean Friendly Restaurant? Use our Ocean Friendly Restaurant finder. You can also see a summary of those in Washington DC area below.

in Navy Yard // DC, Mt Vernon // DC, and National Landing // VA
in Bethesda // MD
in Shaw // DC
oyster oyster in Shaw // DC

Surfrider Foundation acknowledges that we cannot claim that all listed Restaurants are 100% in compliance with OFR standards at all times, but that Surfrider Foundation strives to diligently review compliance on a regular basis. If an Ocean Friendly Restaurant is found to be out of compliance, they are removed from the website as quickly as possible. Such a restaurant will not be reinstated on the list of Ocean Friendly Restaurants, until the compliance issue is remedied. Please email OFR@dc.surfrider.org if you’re aware of an OFR not meeting our criteria.