Washington Platform was built in 1860 as a saloon and restaurant and operated until 1919, when Prohibition put it out of business. Its current incarnation opened in 1986, and is justly famous for its annual Oyster Festival, summer clambakes and inventive pastas in whole and half-portions. The turn-of-the-century saloon feel remains in the bar/front room, while a bright dining room holds a crowd. Oysters and more oysters, along with other seafood and interesting pastas, too. Lots of salads and sandwiches round out the reasonably priced menu.