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784 Locklies Creek Rd, Topping, VA
+1 804-758-2871
11:30 - 20:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying in Mathews for my husband's birthday and were looking for a place to go for his birthday dinner where we could enjoy fresh seafood. Our Inn recommended Merroir, and it exceeded our expectations. It was about a 20 minute drive from Mathews. We parked and walked a short distance in light rain to the crowded restaurant, right... More 

Thank Catc1966
Manakin Sabot, Virginia
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful setting and small plates which are so tasty! Their choice of oysters is out of this world and are fresh fresh fresh ... oh man they are good! Their small plates vary in choice from cheese plates, salads, clam n lamb stew to a fish dish. All of which are quite good! Try it and I think... More 

Thank SWLeeP
Islamorada, Florida
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having enjoyed many, many oysters at the Rappahannock Oyster Company in Union Market, DC, we decided to travel to Merroir to see firsthand where these delicious mollusks are farmed. For us, this restaurant was heaven with its delicious food, exquisite views and informative workers. A five-star winner!

Thank Jan O
Los Osos, California
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent Oysters! Super fresh and everything perfect from the view, to the quality, to the service. Discovered my new favorite beer - "Pearl Necklace", a great stout brewed with oyster shells. Charming, peaceful, and beautiful right there on the river and bay. Can't wait to return someday.

Thank Jodyne
Farmington, Connecticut
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486 reviews
320 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Merroir is the original Rappahannock River Oyster location. The rustic restaurant overlooks the oyster beds and provides both indoor and outdoor seating. Our visit featured raw and barbeque oysters, steamed clams, oyster stew, a cheese board and shrimp and grits. We enjoyed all the entrees as well as the local beers and wine.

Thank Chris F
Madison, Virginia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about Merroir is simply amazing! We traveled from central Virginia just to support our friends in Topping. It was the best way to spend a cold December weekend, and to celebrate my birthday. Our server, Sydney was on point. The one and only, Pete, the food guru is full of good laughs, friendly service, the best Oysters, and an... More 

Thank kmpayton
Prospect, Virginia
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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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97 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 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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325 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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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125 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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
  • 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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?