The Best Oyster Awards

Featured in Virginia Living’s Nov/Dec issue.
It’s tough to be humble when your state produces the finest bivalves anywhere, so we won’t even try. Here, we offer a list of the state’s best raw oyster bars dedicated to serving Virginia-grown oysters, and growers that retail directly to the public, chosen by our editors and panel of experts. Oyster lovers, the shuck stops here.
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Top Oyster Spots

128 Pecan

128 Pecan St SE Abingdon, VA 24210

Top Oyster Spots

21st St. Raw Bar

2106 Pacific Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Top Oyster Spots

A.W. Shucks

2200 Colonial Ave. Norfolk, VA 23517

Oyster Producers
Seaside

American Shellfish Company

Cheriton, VA 23316

Oyster Producers
Lower Bay Western Shore

Anderson’s Neck Oyster Company

Shacklefords, VA 23156

Top Oyster Spots

Awful Arthur’s Seafood Company

10498 Ridgefield Pkwy Henrico, VA 23233

Top Oyster Spots

Awful Arthur’s Seafood Company

1300 Sycamore Square Midlothian, VA 23233

Top Oyster Spots

Awful Arthur’s Seafood Company

108 Campbell Ave. SE Roanoke, VA 24011

Top Oyster Spots

Awful Arthur’s Seafood Company

131 E Main St. Salem, VA 24153

Top Oyster Spots

Berrets Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill

199 S. Boundary St. Williamsburg, VA 23185

Oyster Producers
Upper Bay Western Shore

Bevans Oyster Company

Kinsale, VA 22488

Oyster Producers
Lower Bay Western Shore

Big Island Aquaculture

Gloucester, VA 23072

Top Oyster Spots

Big Sam’s Raw Bar

300 Winston Salem Ave. Virginia Beach, VA 23451

Top Oyster Spots

Bill’s Seafood Restaurant

4040 Main St. Chincoteague, VA 23336

Top Oyster Spots

Billy Jack’s Shack

92 S. Main St. Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Top Oyster Spots

BLU Point Seafood Co.

123 West Beverley St. Staunton, VA 24401

Top Oyster Spots

Blue Seafood and Spirits

2181 Upton Drive, #420 Virginia Beach, VA 23454

Top Oyster Spots

Byrd’s Seafood Co.

758 Rappahannock Drive White Stone, VA 22578

Top Oyster Spots

Captain Groovy’s Raw Bar and Grill

8101 Shore Drive Norfolk, VA 23518

Top Oyster Spots

Captain Mas Seafood & Crab House

46303 McClellan Way Sterling, VA 20165

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