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Posted on: November 6, 2018

November is Virginia Oyster Month

Oysters

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

Raw Bar

Oyster Po Boy Sandwich

Steamed Oysters

Other Oyster Options


There is also Skrimp Shack on Richmond Road, which often features oysters on their specials.

Did you know that the Williamsburg Winery has 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  8 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sundays.

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

If you want to celebrate Oyster Month at home, you can purchase oysters from specialty sections of grocery stores such as Publix, 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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