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784 Locklies Creek Rd, Topping, VA 23169-2085
+1 804-758-2871
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (215 reviews)
“stew” (16 reviews)
“oyster stout” (5 reviews)
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11:30 - 20:00 Hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
784 Locklies Creek Rd, Topping, VA 23169-2085
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after a long day of packing. Our server seemed very preoccupied and not exactly friendly. Oysters were tasty but extremely small. Steamed shrimp was great and the Rockfish was phenomenal.

1  Thank Dee Dee C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fortunately the weather was perfect to sit outside and enjoy some late afternoon drinks and snacks. Service was just right, not on top of you but still attentive. Wine and beer list is strong, both local as well as national flavors. We also brought our...More

Thank Breezy_in_Virginia
Reviewed 1 week ago

People would eat here for the view even if the food was bad, but the food is excellent. The special of the day was black bass, and it was fantastic.

Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't beat waterfront dining, seafood pulled right out of the water in front of you, friendly/quick service, great selection of cocktails/beer/wine... unless you aren't into that kind of thing. If the weather is right this place is absolutely perfect to enjoy oysters, clams, fish...More

Thank JKSullyBeans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Scallops over a slaw with an orange/citrus reduction was magical. The local raw oysters, Rappahannocks, are sweet and delicious. Can’t wait to come back.

Thank Stockschatz
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Great food and coffee. Limited seats inside and casual seating. We ate inside because it was windy. Good service.

Thank Mary N
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Went for lunch on a blustery chilly day. Raw oysters were great and really enjoyed the cheese platter. The bacon baked oysters were very very very rich and not our fav. The view of the river was spectacular and they had blankets to keep warm....More

Thank Jeffrey G
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

A local friend of ours told us about Merroir - so glad he did! This is a great restaurant with a great view. We just happened to be there when the moon was presenting as a blue moon - beautiful coming up over the horizon...More

Thank LeeannLikesFood
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We came here on a high recommendation from a friend. Everything was just as described excellent food, atmosphere and service! We especially enjoyed the angels on horseback and the stuffin muffin, crab cake, BBQ bourbon chipotle grilled oysters, grilled romaine, raw oysters and a delightful...More

Thank EllenCOrlando
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

They apparently lost their chef and have a new one. Not up to par. Sad . I hope they can recover, but it will be tough.

Thank robert l
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16 June 2017|
Response from DELAWHERE58 | Reviewed this property |
so much to see, and neat little towns to explore and wineries. But I would not make it a day trip, do at least one night stay.
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16 June 2017|
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Have no clue! Call them and ask!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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