Region 6 - Lower Bay Western Shore

With eight different coastal habitats, the flavors of Virginia oysters range from salty to buttery to sweet. Some of the creeks and inlets are no more than a mile apart yet the oysters from each region take on different nuances in flavor, texture and appearance.

Flavor Guide: Region 6 (Lower Bay Western Shore) - Mild saltiness moving to a sweet finish.

(Note: Although most listed here are physically located within/near this flavor region, some trail sites outside the region serve oysters that are harvested here. When planning your visit, be sure to check the trail site’s location to be sure it is in the proximity of your travels).

Aberdeen Barn

Berrets Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill

Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Chessie Seafood and Aqua Farms

Inn at Tabbs Creek

Mathews County Visitor & Information Center

Mathews Deadrise Charters/Chapel Creek Oyster Co.

VA Institute of Marine Science

Vogt Oyster Co., LLC/Big Island Aquaculture Oysters

Ward Oyster Company

Waypoint Seafood & Grill

Wedmore Place

Williamsburg Winery



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