Region 5 - Middle Bay Western Shore


With eight different coastal habitats, the flavors of Virginia oysters range from salty to buttery to sweet. Some of the creeks and inlets are no more than a mile apart yet the oysters from each region take on different nuances in flavor, texture and appearance.

Flavor Guide: Region 5 (Middle Bay Western Shore) - Lightly salty with easily distinguished cream or butter and a pleasant slight minerality.

(Note: Although most listed here are physically located within/near this flavor region, some trail sites outside the region serve oysters that are harvested here. When planning your visit, be sure to check the trail site’s location to be sure it is in the proximity of your travels).


Allure Art Center - White Stone, VA
Our mission is to provide a multifaceted venue for area artists and artisans to gain exposure, network and collaborate

Back Inn Time B&B - Kilmarnock, VA
Bed-inn- Breakfast-lodging

Belle Isle State Park - Lancaster, VA
Beautiful Belle Isle State Park located along the Rappahannock River in Lancaster County, Virginia.

Burkes Fine Jewelers - Kilmarnock, VA
A Northern Neck Tradition

Byrd’s Seafood Food Truck and Catering - Irvington, VA
"Fresh out of the water" Local Oysters and Seasonal Seafood.

Cherrystone Family Camping Resort - Cape Charles, VA
Generations of family fun on Virginia's Chesapeake Bay since 1964!

Christchurch School - Christchurch, VA
Episcopal, college-prep boarding and day school for boys and girls in grades 9-12.

Dining Hall of the Hope & Glory Inn - Irvington, VA
Fine Dining - Local Farm and Boat To Table

Ditchley Cider Works - Kilmarnock, VA
Historic 1651 Lee estate producing hard apple cider from cider apples grown on the estate and pasture raised products.

Dog & Oyster Vineyard - Irvington, VA

Easely Created, Melanie Hoffman - Winchester, VA

Faded Glory - Irvington, VA

FAT ‘N HAPPY OYSTER COMPANY - Heathsville, VA
Go Ahead...Get Fresh!!

George’s Food & Spirits - Winchester, VA

Good Luck Cellars - Kilmarnock, VA
Good Luck Cellars is a family-owned estate winery in the heart of the Northern Neck.

Historic Christ Church & Museum - Weems, VA
Virginia’s Finest Colonial Church

Historic Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern - Heathsville, VA
Historic Courthouse Tavern dating back to the 1700’s, with cafe and gift shop focused on locally-made artisan wares.

Hope and Glory Inn - Irvington, VA

Kilmarnock Antique Gallery - Kilmarnock, VA
Voted BEST Antiques Mall in Eastern Virginia past 5 years!

King Carter Golf Club & Cafe - Irvington, VA
An 18 hole championship golf course with lunch Cafe

Lancaster By the Bay Chamber of Commerce - Kilmarnock, VA
Supporting & promoting businesses in Lancaster County

Little Wicomico Oyster Co. - Ophelia, VA

Ma Margaret’s House Bed & Breakfast - Reedville, VA
"A Country Inn with a modern touch"

Mathews County Visitor & Information Center - Mathews, VA
Your hosts for an unforgettable visit to Mathews County, Virginia

Menokin Foundation - Warsaw, VA
Menokin is the Most Engaging Preservation Project in America

Merroir - Topping, VA
Celebrating the Chesapeake Bay and its native shellfish since 1899

Northern Neck Tourism - Warsaw, VA
An historic peninsula with recreation and wineries between the Potomac and Rappahannock River on the Chesapeake Bay.

Pearl - Kilmarnock, VA

Piankatank River Golf Club - Hartfield, VA
The Piankatank River Golf Club is open to the public, offering a great golfing venue and a fine dining experience

Rappahannock Oyster Co. - Topping, VA
Celebrating the Chesapeake Bay and its native shellfish since 1899

Rappahannock Restaurant / Rapp Session - Richmond, VA
Celebrating the Chesapeake Bay and its native shellfish since 1899

Reedville Fishermen’s Museum - Reedville, VA
Where Fishing History Comes Alive!

Relish Restaurant & Wine Bar - Warsaw, VA

Rivah Auction & Event Center - Kilmarnock, VA

The Blue House Vacation Rental - , VA

The Butcher Station - Winchester, VA
locally grown

The Tides Inn - Irvington, VA
Welcome to the Tides Inn, an unforgettable Chesapeake Bay resort experience.

Town of Urbanna - Urbanna, VA
A Colonial Port Town

Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation - Urbanna, VA

Wickers Crab Pot - Virginia Beach, VA

Willaby’s Cafe & Catering - White Stone, VA
We’re in the business of bringing people together to enjoy Great Food, Delicious Beverages, Wonderful Music and Each Other.

 

 

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