Rappahannock RiverRappahannock River, Virginia MapOyster bars nearbyA 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 Love0Species: EasternCultivation: Off-Bottom CagesSalinity: Very lowSize: AverageRegion: Chesapeake 6 RatingsSubmit a Rating Jill Astmann Karol on April 29, 2017 at 6:24 pm Rating 3 Smooth but a little chlorine Log in to Reply 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! Log in to Reply 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. Log in to Reply Ben Kaplan on April 19, 2015 at 5:58 pm Rating 1 Mild and lacking an exceptional texture. A hint of metallic finish. Log in to Reply 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. Log in to Reply 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. Log in to Reply Submit a Rating Cancel replySign up now to post your rating, or login here.