Rappahannock RiverRappahannock River, Virginia Map it!A low-salinity oyster grown in off-bottom cages near Topping, Virginia, a few miles up from the mouth of the river.Avg. rating 2.5 Make a favorite20Species: EasternCultivation: Off-Bottom CagesSalinity: Very lowSize: AverageRegion: Chesapeake 5 RatingsSubmit a Rating Brine on March 4, 2017 at 11:36 am Rating 4 Always seem to have plump meat and have just the perfect amount of salt not taking away from the flavor! eduardo silvio on February 19, 2017 at 8:26 am Rating 4 Rappahannock’s harvested at the mouth of the river are juicy, sweet, and touched with saltiness. Ben Kaplan on April 19, 2015 at 5:58 pm Rating 1 Mild and lacking an exceptional texture. A hint of metallic finish. belder on March 26, 2015 at 8:45 pm Rating 1.5 Just tried these as well and have to concure with Northeaster that, while meaty, these are rather dull to my palate that likes some brine. That said, I have several friends that I think would love them based on the low salinity. Northeaster on March 20, 2015 at 7:54 pm Rating 1.5 Just had my first few Rappahannock oysters and was not too impressed, not very briny and rather bland but maybe I am just wedded to the NE oyster. It was a meaty fellow with a very nice deep cup and firm meat, maybe life down there just isn’t rough enough to bring forth real character. Submit a Rating Cancel replyPlease login to submit a rating, or register here.