Application: Restaurants


Examples: Restaurants, Oyster Bars, Diners, Night Clubs, Cafés

  • The restaurant must specifically feature the Virginia Oyster on a consistent basis and as a main item on their menu. Suggested methods of interpretation:
  • Feature and promote at least one Virginia Oyster producer’s product while offering different menu preparations (half?shell, roasted, fried, baked, stewed, seasoned, etc.).
  • Creates a separate Virginia Oyster story sheet (akin to a wine list).
  • Describes the type of Virginia Oyster being served, i.e., the region it came from and distinguishing taste characteristics.
  • Notes the name of the Virginia producers or watermen who supplied the oysters.
  • Option, yet highly encouraged: Recommend pairings where Virginia-made beverages, condiments, produce, meats, dairy products are served.
  • Feature a monthly Virginia Oyster Night emphasis.

$100 PER YEAR, plus a $50 one-time setup fee


Participation Statement:

I would like to participate in the Virginia Oyster Trail (VOT). I affirm that my business meets the VOT specific criteria for inclusion. I understand that my application submission does not guarantee participation on the Trail and that the VOT reserves the right to make the final determination acceptance based on my Virginia Oyster relevancy. I understand that a representative of the VOT may contact me to schedule a site prior to approval of my application. I agree to submit the applicable fees and further allow the VOT to use/publish information about my business, including images I post to my trail site profile page or from my website/print materials, in VOT promotions, online and in print. I understand that membership on the trail includes a one-time trail set up fee and renewable annual fee. I further am aware that participation on the Trail is a shared-responsibility and will do my part to ensure my online page and calendar entries are enticing and relevant. I understand that my trail sign is a free lease as long as I am an active member. By submitting this application, I hereby acknowledge that I am the owner of the above-referenced business or authorized by the owner to submit this information on behalf of the owner. Furthermore, once approved for membership, I indemnify and hold harmless the VOT, their affiliates, partners, officers, agents, and/or employees, and their members from and against any and all claims of any nature whatsoever, incurred during or, in relation to, my VOT membership (including without limitation, all liability, loss and costs). The information provided on this form is correct to the best of my knowledge.

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