Standing strong with you

To provide excellent food prepared with the freshest ingredients while engaging ourselves whole heartedly into the community, one oyster, one person, and one neighborhood at a time.

Our Mission


For our company, the consistency in our food, beverage and service are vital to keep our customer happy. Good enough is not okay for us. We do things uniquely better.


We value and respect everyone who comes to our restaurants, whether they are our guests or our staff. We consider their experience and well-being our highest priority.

Teamwork and Family

We believe in treating everyone as a part of our family. We feel that we work best when we work together, and we will support each other in our efforts to learn and grow.


A passion for hospitality is a must for us. We show our staff that having a positive and unique personality will help them in creating a fun, comfortable, and relaxed atmosphere.


Our open-door policy, our commitment to work with respect, passion, and as a family, create a warm and inviting atmosphere which leads to our commitment to quality.


Rick Allison and Jorge Esguerra have been close friends for over thirty years. Rick, Managing Member Operations, specializes in restaurants development and operations. Jorge, Managing Member Finance, is a certified public accountant that specializes in finance operations of cyber-security companies. Rick and Jorge discussed several times over the years the possibility of opening a restaurant. Finally, in 2014 the opportunity presented itself, so Rick and Jorge teamed up to establish their first restaurant, King Street Oyster Bar. Since then they have been committed to creating, operating and growing a restaurant group with a community driven vision and strong core values.

The concept for King Street Oyster Bar is based on an overall lack of good seafood concepts in Northern Virginia and a void of oyster bars in Loudoun County. On May 5, 2016 King Street Oyster Bar opened in Historic Downtown Leesburg and since then has become “one of the best oyster bars west of DC” according to Virginia Living Magazine, Best of Virginia 2018 issue. Also, a finalist for Main Street Small Business of the Year (2018) for Loudoun County, Virginia. On November 2, 2017 King Street Oyster Bar’s second restaurant opened in Historic Downtown Middleburg, and on November, 20 2019 they opened their location in NOMA Washington DC. In 2021, we opened our newest and 4th location in Potomac, MD.

Now, King Street Oyster Bar specializes in bringing fresh oysters from both the West and East Coasts of the US and Canada to the communities we call home. On any given day, we offer 12 varieties, which we get no more than 24 hours out of water from the East Coast, and no more than 48 hours out of water from the West Coast. It’s a quality and freshness you can taste.