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Denson's Grocery and R&B Oyster Bar

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Originally established in 1912, Denson's Grocery is a 3rd generation family owned and operated market and restaurant. We serve lunch and dinner. Open year round, we enjoy serving our community and our visitors. THE COURTYARD at R&B OYSTER BAR A True Chesapeake Bay Farm to Table Experience! Enjoy your lunch or dinner from our full service kitchen. Our oyster bar is open year round. We serve these tasty bivalves in a variety of ways. Roasted, fried, and for the purist, oysters served ice cold on the half shell, with lemon, cocktail sauce, mignonette, and Saltines. Our menu changes daily to reflect the freshest seafood, beef, poultry and vegetables available. Denson's talented culinary team is
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $39
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Seafood, Deli, Healthy, American
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed March 14, 2020 via mobile

The best Italian subs! Everything I've had from here has not disappointed and they are very friendly and hospitable!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

Denson’s was recommended to us last summer. It’s a small place so you definitely need a reservation. We were thoroughly impressed. I had some dietary restrictions and they accommodated every one and the meal was still outstanding. I wish I could have had a dessert....More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 31, 2020

This was a delightful surprise. We came for oysters and were not disappointed. We shared Oysters Cackalacky, Oysters Denson, and fried oysters. Cackalacky is so named because of the North Carolina sauce used. For my entree, I had scallops in mango reduction sauce with crispy...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 6, 2020 via mobile

From the minute you walk in you feel at home. Couldn’t ask for better service there a tru team. Very limited seating inside but totally cozy. On to the food, solid menu , great imaginative specials. Priced well, all fresh made to order. Bar none...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

My husband and I stayed close to home for our 33-year wedding anniversary and decided to have our celebration dinner at Denson’s in Colonial Beach, Va. Our reservation (definitely need reservations) was for 6:30pm. We arrived ahead of time but only had to wait a...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

My parents came and had lunch and said it was ok, the prices were good. They shared a Pimento cheese sandwich and a chicken salad sandwich. They thought gorge chicken salad sandwich was super great but the Pimento Cheese sandwich was below par. The atmosphere...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

Fantastic food, personalized service, small hometown/family feels! We love visiting Denson's - oysters are amazing and so is everything else that you may be lucky enough to try!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2019 via mobile

At first glance, you may think that this is a small town specialty grocer. When you enter, you will appear be in a “to go” looking tiny specialty food/wine shop. Don’t be fooled! You’ll be promptly greeted and once you say you’d like to eat...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

We haven't been inside the grocery/restaurant, but both times that we've been to Colonial Beach we've loved the ice cream that Denson's serves out their window. Reasonably priced, good quality real ice cream (not soft serve).

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 31, 2019 via mobile

We went for a drive this last beautiful Thursday and decided to have a late lunch here. We arrived at 1:30 pm as many diners were leaving, so our timing was perfect. They stop serving lunch at 2 pm. We had our choice of inside...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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I'm not sure who this message is addressed to as I, like many others, gave Denson's 5 stars.
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