Rappahannock River

Rappahannock River

Rappahannock River, Virginia   MapOyster bars nearby

A low-salinity oyster grown in off-bottom cages near Topping, Virginia, a few miles up from the mouth of the river.

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6 Ratings

  1. Jill Astmann Karol
    Rating 3

    Smooth but a little chlorine

  2. Brine
    Rating 4

    Always seem to have plump meat and have just the perfect amount of salt not taking away from the flavor!

  3. eduardo silvio
    Rating 4

    Rappahannock’s harvested at the mouth of the river are juicy, sweet, and touched with saltiness.

  4. Ben Kaplan
    Rating 1

    Mild and lacking an exceptional texture. A hint of metallic finish.

  5. belder
    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.

  6. Northeaster
    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.

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