From Briny to Mild, these bite-sized bundles of love have been bringing local flavor to Virginia since the first settlers at Jamestown harvested them from our waters. The Commonwealth is developing the Virginia Oyster Trail that will connect producers with seafood restaurants and raw bars in Virginia's distinctive bay and river towns for the ultimate oyster experience.
We welcome you to spend some quality time with friends and family on the Virginia Oyster Trail and raise a shell to what you love most.
Initial bold saltiness mellowing into a taste of sweet butter/cream at the finish.
2. UPPER BAY EASTERN SHORE
Classic Virginia Bay oyster flavor with balanced salt and sweet, with a savory finish.
3. LOWER BAY EASTERN SHORE
Salty and creamy with mellow sweetness and a quick finish.
4. UPPER BAY WESTERN SHORE
Sweetwater oyster with a light cream taste.
5. MIDDLE BAY WESTERN SHORE
Lightly salty with easily distinguished cream or butter and a pleasant slight minerality.
6. LOWER BAY WESTERN SHORE
Mild saltiness moving to a sweet finish.
Salty oyster with sweetness and a smooth finish.
8. TANGIER/MIDDLE BAY
Traditional Virginia Bay Oyster flavor with a balance of salt and sweet, and a savory butter/cream finish.
Last Updated: 3/22/2017