Local Vendors

local virginia oysters

Whenever possible, we try to source our ingredients locally so that you receive the benefit of high-quality, fresh food. We are especially proud of our Virginia oysters. Varying in flavor from the seven different regions from which they’re harvested, these oysters are contributing to Virginia’s emergence as the oyster capital of the American east coast. Throughout the year, we try to feature these shellfish and share our “Virginia pride” with locals and visitors. To ensure future growth of the local oyster populations, the shells are recycled through the Lynnhaven River Now initiative. These shells provide the backbone on which future oyster colonies are built. To learn more about preserving Virginia oysters, visit the Lynnhaven River Now website.

Local Seafood:

Cherrystone Aqua Farms, Cheriton, VA
James River Oysters, James City County, VA
Sam Rust Seafood, Hampton, VA
Wanchese Fish Company, Wanchese, NC
& other locally-owned companies providing Eastern Shore Oysters

Local Beer, Wine & Spirits

Back Bay Brewing Co., Virginia Beach, VA
Barboursville Vineyards, Barboursville, VA
Devils Backbone Brewing Company, Richmond, VA
O’Connor Brewing Company, Norfolk, VA
Reservoir Distillery, Richmond, VA

Local Meats, Milled Dry-Goods and Produce:

Byrd Mill Company, Ashland, VA
Edwards Surry Sausage, Surry VA
Madelyn Maggard Tomatoes, Virginia Beach, VA
Smithfield Ham, Smithfield, VA