Enjoy oysters on the waterfront
The Back Deck, an eatery on Wolfsnare Creek, wants to make sure you have the perfect view paired with your oysters. Tucked behind The Shellfish Company’s market, this cafe’s seafood is as fresh as it gets: the owners’ fishing fleet unloads its catch at the bar’s dock daily. Choose from Bayside oysters (lower in salinity and found on the bay side of Virginia’s Eastern shore), Seaside oysters (extremely salty and raised on the Atlantic side of the Eastern shore), and the classic Virginia Lynnhaven (salty and slightly sweet, with a smooth finish). Pair them with tacos (pulled pork, chicken, and, of course, fish), pizza, and an inclusive list of appetizers. Over on Rudee Inlet, the double-decker Rockafeller’s has been a dining staple since 1989 and is known for their Oysters Rockafeller, prepared with spinach, bacon & cheese, and baked until bubbly. With a view of the marina from your table, you’ll want to stay long after you’ve finished your last plate.