A little luxury without a jaw-dropping bill

D.C. has no dearth of fine-dining restaurants, and some of fanciest can feel unattainable. But luckily, many offer ways to enjoy typically pricey dishes at a discount. The best bargain seekers know to look for happy hour specials, pre-theater menus, and lunch deals. Here are some ways in which customers can go all out without spending an entire paycheck on one meal.

6. Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

From 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every day, Joe’s has one of best happy hours in the city. Cocktail snacks, including Alaskan king crab rolls and lobster deviled eggs, can be all had for under $5. Prices are also cut in half for oysters on the half shell and a number of drinks.