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

Back Inn Time B&B

Belle Isle State Park

Burkes Fine Jewelers

Byrd’s Seafood Food Truck and Catering

Christchurch School

Dining Hall of the Hope & Glory Inn

Ditchley Cider Works

Dog & Oyster Vineyard

Easely Created, Melanie Hoffman

Faded Glory


George’s Food & Spirits

Good Luck Cellars

Historic Christ Church & Museum

Historic Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern

Hope and Glory Inn

Kilmarnock Antique Gallery

King Carter Golf Club & Cafe

Lancaster By the Bay Chamber of Commerce

Little Wicomico Oyster Co.

Ma Margaret’s House Bed & Breakfast

Mathews County Visitor & Information Center

Menokin Foundation


Northern Neck Tourism


Piankatank River Golf Club

Rappahannock Oyster Co.

Rappahannock Restaurant / Rapp Session

Reedville Fishermen’s Museum

Relish Restaurant & Wine Bar

Rivah Auction & Event Center

The Blue House Vacation Rental

The Butcher Station

The Tides Inn

Town of Urbanna

Urbanna Oyster Festival Foundation

Willaby’s Cafe & Catering




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