Oyster season has arrived and here in Virginia, that’s a big deal. Especially considering some of the best oysters in the U.S. are sourced from our very own coast. Whether you enjoy ’em fried, grilled, or raw, you’ll be in for a real treat when you visit some of these renowned oyster eateries in Virginia.
1. Denson's Grocery (Colonial Beach)
Working with Northern Neck vendors, this local grocery takes great pride in quality seafood. And the oysters are certainly no exception. Here you can enjoy Drago style oysters served with garlic and parmesan cheese. Address: 117 Washington Ave., Colonial Beach, VA 22443.
2. Public Fish & Oyster (Charlottesville)
With a name like Public Fish & Oyster, you can bet the seafood is high-quality. In addition to fresh oysters, diners can enjoy incredible side dishes, seafood entrees, and a fabulous dessert menu. It's rumored that the house-made mint chocolate chip ice cream rounds out the meal perfectly. Address: 513 W Main St., Charlottesville, VA 22903.
3. Island House Marina (Wachapreague)
It's perhaps unsurprising that the Eastern Shore town of Wachapreague would have an abundance of tasty oysters. And if you stop into the Island House Marina, you can expect delicious raw oysters, fried oysters, and even some clams. Address: 17 Atlantic Ave., Wachapreague, VA 23480.
4. Rappahannock (Richmond)
If ever you've dreamed of sampling oysters with watermelon and trout caviar, Rappahannock is a must-visit. This upscale seafood joint prides itself on its farm-to-table approach when serving some of Virginia's finest. While you're in, be sure to sample some of the craft beer. Address: 320 E Grace St., Richmond, VA 23219.
5. Mahi Mah's (Virginia Beach)
Located right on the Virginia Beach boardwalk, Mahi Mah's is your one stop shop for all things seafood. Whether you're looking for a fancy sushi roll or some mouthwatering fried oysters, there's a little something for everyone at this beloved Virginia Beach spot. Address: 615 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, VA 23451.
6. The Shanty (Cape Charles)
This adorable seafood shop features locally sourced seafood served with festive seasoning and fine accoutrements. Whether you eat inside or on the covered patio, your meal is sure to be a memorable one. Address: 33 Marina Rd., Cape Charles, VA 23310.
7. Riverwalk Restaurant (Yorktown)
Just a short walk from the historic Yorktown beach, you'll find the Riverwalk Restaurant. While you're here, you can try some truly unique oyster entrees, such as the char-grilled oysters with Sriracha lime butter and candied basil (photographed above). Address: 323 Water St
Ste A-1, Yorktown, VA 23690.
8. Graze on Main (Wytheville)
Graze on Main is located in downtown Wytheville, attached to the historic Bolling Wilson Hotel. This eatery is known for its Southern flare, which is evident in the decadent fried oyster appetizer among other delicious menu items. Address: 170 E Main St., Wytheville, VA 24382.
Which restaurants would you add to the list? We’d love to hear from you! If you love seafood, be sure to read about the
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