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Posted on: November 12, 2016

[ARCHIVED] November is Virginia Oyster Month

Virginia Oyster Month

James City County is home to a variety of restaurants that have serve up oysters. For a complete listing of all restaurants, visit our dining guide.

Did you know that Virginia is the largest producer of fresh, farm-raised oysters on the East Coast?

Whether you want prefer your oysters raw or cooked, find some options for oysters below:

Fried Oysters
Guiseppe’s Italian Restaurant – Fried oyster appetizer
Opus 9 Steakhouse – Fried oyster appetizer
Paul’s Deli and Neighborhood Restaurant – Fried oyster platter or seafood platter with fried oysters
The Whaling Company – Fried oyster platter
Two Drummers Smokehouse has flash fried oysters as an appetizer and a fried oyster entrée.
Uncle Russ’ Dockside Seafood Market has fried oysters as an entrée or part of a platter.

Raw Bar

Bonefish Grill
Café Provençal
Center Street Grill
Corner Pocket
Craft 31

Oyster Po Boy Sandwich
Carino’s Seafood
Center Street Grill

Steamed Oysters
Center Street Grill
Corner Pocket
Craft 31

Other Oyster Options
Carino’s Seafood
Bonefish Grill – Oysters Rockefeller
Captain George’s – Buffet includes fried oysters and Oysters Rockefeller
Corner Pocket – Crab and bacon oysters

Did you know that the Williamsburg Winery has launched a Wine & Brine Lounge in its lunch restaurant, the Gabriel Archer Tavern? Every Saturday and Sunday wherein they will be featuring a new Virginia oyster and inviting the local watermen to join guests at the farm to shuck, serve and share their story. This occurs from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Do you have a favorite restaurant for oysters? Let us know on Facebook!

If you want to celebrate Oyster Day at home, you can purchase oysters from specialty sections of grocery stores such as Fresh Market or Harris Teeter at Lightfoot Marketplace or a locally owned market like Carino’s Seafood on Ironbound Road or Uncle Russ’ Dockside Seafood Market off of Olde Towne Road. Uncle Russ will steam your oysters if you call ahead.

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