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784 Locklies Creek Rd, Topping, VA 23169-2085
+1 804-758-2871
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Prospect, Virginia
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rappahannock Oyster Company owns this restaurant, as well as similar restaurants in Richmond and Washington, DC. I have never been to this area of Virginia so we took a day trip. The small restaurant is right on the water on the banks of the Rappahannock River overlooking where they "farm" many of their oysters. They like to call Merroir a... More 

Thank 352will
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here for lunch on our way to DC. Placed right at the end of a small country road this place has the most spectacular views from the deck. A half dozen Rappahannock oysters, a Stuffin Muffin, a crabcake, and 2 Smores doughnuts were delightfully served by cheerful and helpful waitresses and the bill after 2 coffees was... More 

Thank rich201
Annapolis, Maryland
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310 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delightful lunch here in the late fall on a beautiful sunny, warm day. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the spectacularly beautiful water view as boats sailed by and we enjoyed our drinks, oysters and fish cakes. There are several picnic tables and smaller tables outside. We passed the oyster boats and crews unloading the... More 

Thank lovetotravel560
Williamsburg, Virginia
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121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved lunch today the Lamb and Clam stew Outstanding.The oysters were fantastic and the view spectacular.How could you ask for anything more.It was truly delightful!!!!

Thank Rivers1150
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Fresh oysters with a cold beer looking out over boats and the water, what's not to like! Great service and fun crowd.

Thank mjj2red
Marshall, Virginia
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This place never disappoints...no matter what the season...raw oysters on the half shell, seared scallops with roasted wild mushrooms, beet salad with blood oranges and goat cheese and chipotle roasted oysters.....an amazing Albariño....and a growler of Prosecco to go....yes...they have Prosecco on tap....perfect for boat mimosas!!!

Thank Julie S
Livingston, New Jersey
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The best oysters and crab cakes. Dining outdoors watching the sunset. Great atmosphere. What is better than wine, beer, oysters and crab cakes.

Thank Yindella
Montpelier, Virginia
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must see. The oysters, shrimp and crab cakes are outstanding. Worth the drive from Richmond for the spectacular views. You will feel like you are a million miles away and on vacation. Terrific spot!

Thank evko1
Norfolk, Virginia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Love this place! Enjoyed a leisurely Sunday afternoon sipping wine with a beautiful view friendly staff and great food

Thank wedoggies
Parkville, Maryland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I loved this place. I had heard such great things. Wonderful seafood-based menu, and some of the best oysters I've ever had. Pretty little spot right on the river. We came on a windy day, but still had a wonderful time outside. Food was delicious. Very good beer and wine selection. Just top notch. Well done Merroir, you have a... More 

Thank gjrienzi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 784 Locklies Creek Rd, Topping, VA 23169-2085
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Topping
  • Phone Number: +1 804-758-2871
A riverfront gourmet oyster tasting house featuring the celebrated farms of Rappahannock Oyster Company. Also enjoy 4 craft brews on tap, dozens of world-famous wines and bottled beers, and an always-changing menu of small-plate delicacies.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?