Get Fried Chicken, Oysters, and Ice Cream Tacos…Oh My! at Roy Boys

by Keri Shull

In this DC spotlight, The Keri Shull Team’s Drew Carpenter heads to Shaw neighborhood favorite, Roy Boys. 

Roy Boys’ perfect mix of modern and classic design creates a both welcoming and electrifying environment, which mirrors the innovative-yet-classic southern comfort menu. Bright yellow accents throughout the restaurant--including a neon “the world is your oyster” sign and a row of mounted rooster heads--pair beautifully with artistic prints and photos of countless hip hop icons. 

At Roy Boys, you can expect amazing fried chicken, Nashville hot chicken, oysters, cocktails, and even ice cream tacos!

Roy Boys’ Comfort Food and Classic Cocktails

Owner Scott Parker says these two Roy Boys’ top hits are a can’t-miss for first-time visitors and returning fans alike:

  • To Eat: Drop It Like It’s Hot -- a Nashville-basted fried chicken sandwich served with slaw, pickles, and herb ranch
  • To Drink: City Newsstand (Old Fashioned And Turnt Up) -- a twist on a classic old-fashioned made with Bulleit bourbon, amaro abano, cherry sangue, barrel-aged bitters

And, of course, you can’t end a visit to Roy Boys without trying one of their Insta-worthy and delicious ice cream tacos! Created with their house-made softserve, Roy Boys ice cream tacos come with a variety of toppings and flavors sure to leave you with amazing foodie pics and happy taste buds

Happy Hour and Events at Roy Boys

Roy Boys offers happy hour every day from 4-7 pm, offering bite-sized delights for chicken and seafood lovers alike. Happy hour includes goodies like fried chicken sliders and peel-&-eat shrimp, two different types of oyster shooters, and plenty of drink deals on drafts and house cocktails.

And if you’re looking to make the start of your week a little less bleak, be sure to hit up Roy Boys for their Shuck-a-buck Mondays event! Every single Monday, all day long, oysters are only $1!

Open daily at 11 am, Roy Boys is a great spot for late-night owls, since last call isn’t until 2 am Sunday-Thursday and 3 am Friday-Saturday! 

Owner Scott Parker says it best: “Roy Boys is just an awesome place for anyone in Shaw to come and have great food.”

Want to live in a DC neighborhood surrounded by amazing spots like this? Contact The Keri Shull Team at 703-952-7653 or contact@kerishullteam.com and we’ll help you find your next new home!

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