Kinkead’s to shutter before year’s end

Kinkead’s Restaurant at the Shops at 2000 Penn will shut its doors at the end of December, after 20 years.

The seafood restaurant announced its plans to close Dec. 22 on Facebook Wednesday. It also posted that there are “big plans in the works for the new year” when a user asked if Kinkead’s would move to a new location.

Washingtonian magazine rated Kinkead’s one of the city’s top 100 restaurants this year.

“After a long day, we sometimes pine for the downstairs bar at this venerable seafood place,” the review read. “The barmen exude old-school charm and can whip up any drink in the book, the oysters are well sourced and cleanly shucked, the conversation flows, and there’s often good jazz piano.”

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