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784 Locklies Creek Rd, Topping, VA 23169-2085
+1 804-758-2871
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (200 reviews)
“oyster stout” (5 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
784 Locklies Creek Rd, Topping, VA 23169-2085
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant offers a great water view and fresh seafood. The oysters are great. I had the sea scallops which were very good. The lunch portions are rather small. In the summer, there is outdoor seating.

Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh oysters are always a delight, but looking out over the water where they were just harvested as you dine at sunset is magical. The outdoor seating, relaxing pace makes the experience peaceful. A special treat every time!

Thank Seen_Pari
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful location with great food! Excellent wine / beer options. Fresh seafood with great service.

Thank janet d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific raw oysters, good crab soup, smoked fish on a salad. It was a great lunch with a water view. Talked with the men working the dock about where the oysters were going. Worth the drive on a sunny summer day.

Thank Katrinka703
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just love this place. Such a fine Chesapeake experience and fairly close to other Virginia sights. This is a "must see" or "must do" hideaway. I'd say you get the best oysters in the world. Great shrimp too!

Thank Bryan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you love oysters, go here! I'm not a fan, but my husband is. He loved it. The nice thing is that they had other options as well, which was nice. Delicious homemade bread, a nice cheese plate and grilled shrimp. A nice afternoon tasting!...More

Thank IHeartSpain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful lunch by the river. We had Oysters and the cheese tray. Delicious meal with a great view. Can't wait for our next visit.

Thank egbertrhea
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This small indoor/outdoor restaurant is situated on a patch of land with a terrific view of the water, islands, and marshes beyond. The menu is simple. If you like fresh oysters, they have them. But they also have a catch of the day, and on...More

Thank putnik123
Reviewed 17 June 2017

We took a day trip just to try this restaurant and it was worth it. Seafood is their focus and it should be yours too. The yummy raw oyster sampler clearly demonstrated the variety of oyster species; we had erroneously thought that only water/salinity gave...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 11 June 2017

My wife and I were boat shopping in Virginia. As we left Norton Yachts Sales, a broker, Mike asked if we needed a place to eat. We said yes as we had a long drive home to Delmarva. He suggested Merroir with a great deal...More

Thank Dennis P
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16 June 2017|
Response from DELAWHERE58 | Reviewed this property |
so much to see, and neat little towns to explore and wineries. But I would not make it a day trip, do at least one night stay.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 784 Locklies Creek Rd, Topping, VA 23169-2085
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Topping
  • Phone Number: +1 804-758-2871
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A riverfront gourmet oyster tasting house featuring the celebrated farms of Rappahannock Oyster Company. Also enjoy 4 craft brews on tap, dozens of world-famous wines and bottled beers, and an always-changing menu of small-plate delicacies.
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