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784 Locklies Creek Rd, Topping, VA 23169-2085
+1 804-758-2871
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (200 reviews)
“oyster stout” (5 reviews)
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11:30 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
784 Locklies Creek Rd, Topping, VA 23169-2085
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Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I've been here. Each experience has been great. The food and service is good, and of course, the oysters are excellent! It's a must stop place if you are nearby. In the summer they serve lunch and dinner. Other times...More

Thank C c
Reviewed August 3, 2016

We first read about Merroir three or four years ago in a Farm Bureau article. The magazine clipping is still in our kitchen. We have eatenat its sister restaurant in Richmond, The Rappahannock Grill, but Merroir had eluded us due to its remote location. Well,...More

Thank GordonsvilleGal
Reviewed August 2, 2016

Went to this small place on the River because friends had gone on and on about how great the oysters were. Tuesday night, not very busy and it was pleasant enough to sit outside. Service was excellent and food was delicious. However, do not go...More

Thank gracielou923
Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Passing thru this area, a short four day visit, I wanted to have River Oysters. My wife is not a fan of oysters. I asked for a recommendation and Merrior was this persons all time favorite place. For River oysters - this is the perfect...More

Thank Brian F
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We had to try this place. Judging from the different license plates in the lot, we are not the only ones. Mostly small plates of delicious fresh seafood. If hankering for a starch, turn elsewhere. We got the Merrior crab cake and the fish tacos...More

Thank Catzear36
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Best water view in the entire region. Casual upscale fresh cooked to order foods. Gazpacho with lump crab on top , salads, three kinds of raw oysters to die for. Soft shell sandwich, the food is cared for. The beer and wine is excellent. Only...More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in to check out the menu and, not having had a good crab cake for a while, each of us ordered one. Attractively served on a small plate on top of what tasted like Sour dough bread, it was small...More

Thank Yacht1999
Reviewed July 26, 2016

Fun! Fun! Fun! This "tasting room" is so much fun. Great seafood, craft beers and wine. the staff love to serve you and it shows! Go on a nice day and sit by the water to enjoy the view. Try something new - you wil...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed July 25, 2016

We ate here on a very hot Sunday afternoon, but with the breeze off of the water, and umbrellas, it wasn't too terribly bad. It was hot, but the beverages and the food are worth sweating a little. Their tap beer selection is very nice,...More

Thank YorktownTerri
Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite places over looking the Rappahannock rive and sits beside docks which take in fresh seafood deliver to Merroir!

Thank FrankBowiePatterson
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June 16, 2017|
Response from DELAWHERE58 | Reviewed this property |
so much to see, and neat little towns to explore and wineries. But I would not make it a day trip, do at least one night stay.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 784 Locklies Creek Rd, Topping, VA 23169-2085
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Topping
  • Phone Number: +1 804-758-2871
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A riverfront gourmet oyster tasting house featuring the celebrated farms of Rappahannock Oyster Company. Also enjoy 4 craft brews on tap, dozens of world-famous wines and bottled beers, and an always-changing menu of small-plate delicacies.
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