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Merroir, Topping, VA

Merroir

4.8
4.8
49 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
This is where it all started – on the banks of the Rappahannock River overlooking where we grow our oysters. We like to call Merroir a “tasting room,” just so people know to expect something different. Everything is either served raw or cooked on an outdoor grill, small-plate-style, and beautifully paired with craft brews and world-famous wines. Each menu item is singularly-focused, seasonal, and ever-changing, so there’s always a surprise in store.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (804) 758-2871
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Joleen Kindbom

What 49 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Virginia

    Great for scenic views

  • Virginia

    Seafood

49 Reviews
  1. missingparis8888

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a fantastic surprise — expected some great oysters but we also got well priced white burgundy by the glass, a terrific oyster Po Boy rivaling Nawlins, very fresh ceviche, excellent service and an upscale yet still local ambiance …

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  2. GeorgeL

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three generations enjoyed a casual family luncheon sharing roasted oysters, ceviche, smoked trout, fresh fish, fish tacos, and oyster poor-boys. Every dish was a winner!

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  3. RICEats

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Merroir! Food and service are always terrific. It's a lovely, relaxing way to enjoy a leisurely meal. Well worth our 50 minute drive. Thank you!

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  4. SeniorFoodies

    Richmond

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters are what we came for and they were delicious as always! Worth the drive from Richmond any time!

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  5. CMPB

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service! Nice menu selection with creative dishes. Good beer selection too.

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  6. RICEats

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, as always. No better way to spend a gorgeous afternoon. The food was delicious, the service attentive and we never felt rushed, and the view was amazing. A great experience from start to finish!

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  7. ButchB

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had an outstanding lunch, freshest and best tasting oysters I have ever had. All the food was exceptional. Will definately return.

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  8. Shenandoah

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic lunch with a bunch of friends. Awesome staff. And the food is absolutely amazing. Fresh seafood at its best on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love Merrior. The food is great and so is the service!

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  10. JCobb

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I never have a bad meal here. It is a great place to bring clients, co-workers, friends and family for a quiet and delightful experience. Thanks again!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Merroir. It’s not always the food that brings us back, but it’s good and flavorful. We love the views of the water and the feel that we are a thousand miles away from anywhere. The staff is great and always makes us feel like family.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Two of us shared a few different items including oysters, clams and their signature oyster stuffing. Everything was delicious. You can’t get oysters any fresher as we watched them haul in crates of harvested oysters from the dock the restaurant is on. Quaint, rustic setting… perfect! Great service. We’ll lbe back!

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  13. DaleN

    Nashville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful including the service. The oysters were tiny.

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  14. maryb

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant - nice selection and loved the oysters!

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  15. aparticulardiner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic on water location for outdoor dining when weather is good. Menu is limited and pricey considering an entree might be a piece of fish and some squash. Found $19 for a small "house" salad as described by staff with shrimp to be priced too high for lunch. Great location for oysters, shrimp, scallops and a beer outside especially on a summer evening at sunset.

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  16. Moe9

    Charleston

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to grab some oysters/ craft beers/and a cup of chowder. Friendly, attentive staff

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  17. TracyS

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The had not received their fish order so they were out of fish other than the mahi for tacos. Were out of both Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. The could be due to the having eaten there New Years day. It appears they are know for their oysters so those who like those, probably would be very pleased.

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  18. MaryM

    Baja California

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great, fresh food. Oysters can’t be beat! Beautiful view when you can eat outside. A favorite dining spot.

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  19. Beth

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Merroir but things were a bit off this time. You had no Sauvignon blanc or Chardonnay by the glass, which seemed strange. (Maybe open a bottle only version and charge a bit more for a glass?) And our appetizer came out after our meal was delivered. Hopefully it was just a an off day.

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  20. EricaB

    Raleigh

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and food. Beautiful surroundings. Worth the trip.

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  21. dcfamily5

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Restaurant was clearly understaffed (day after Thanksgiving) but they all remained cheerful and in good spirits! As always, food was incredible!

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  22. FoodieFamily

    Richmond

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Day after Thanksgiving and the place was hopping! Super food, great service and you can’t beer the setting! Stuffin’ Muffin is amazing!!! Oyster Po boy rocked too!

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  23. DonB

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Meal and service were great! Will definitely be back.

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  24. SCSC

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect lunch on a beautiful autumn day. Food was excellent, the stuffin muffin being a surprise highlight along side the oyster soup and oysters!

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  25. RhondaC

    Richmond

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and outdoor seating was amazing! Service was not the best. It seems that the restaurant was understaffed and that made the service suffer. Definitely will be back for the food.

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  26. Sundance

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Ol’ Salty oysters are hard to beat here. It’s one of those off-the-beaten-path places you will be glad you found.

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  27. Croquetman

    Richmond

    44 reviews

    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for the oysters and we ate oysters - right off the dock. No ambiance. The tacos I had to fill me up with a bit of starch, was just that, fill me up food. Not special. But the oysters were great, and available in many ways. We ate them au naturale.

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  28. VictorJ

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Oyster po boy was very good. Onion soup was totally burnt. However, it was returned and removed from our bill. Our server was wonderful. Would not go back.

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  29. AllredT

    Pinehurst

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My cold soup was water colored red, horrible. The posted special was not available at arrival with only 6 people there before us. When we left it was still posted. The view is special but the quality of food is truly questionable.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The scallops were the best that I have had in a very long time! Very nice wine menu, the service was great, and the view is perfect!

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  31. RobertaW

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful space and delicious food! Do NOT leave there without trying the red pepper crab soup. Absolutely delicious! Even got a front row seat to watch oyster shucking! Will definitely be back!

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  32. Chris

    Baltimore

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I hate leaving negative reviews but was very disappointed with Merroir when I took my family to dinner while visiting Deltaville. We had heard good things and made reservations. After being seated it took about 15 minutes before a server checked on us for beverages. We went ahead and ordered appetizers and dinner at the same time. The food took another 40 minutes to get to the table with the apps and food arriving at the same time. The catch of the day was halibut (doubt this came off a boat that morning!), which was dry when it got to the table. The ceriche appetizer was tasteless and the tortilla chips served with it were stale. The scallop dish was good but the side of grilled corn wasn’t actually grilled but was watery, cold and didn’t compliment the scallops at all. The steamed clams were also cold and tasted like ocean water, not the wine reduction. The ambiance was nice and the server was very pleasant, but the food left a lot to be desired. With tip the meal for 4 cost around $200.

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  33. Michelle

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants on the Rappahannock River!!

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  34. LindaP

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was outstanding, we cancelled or dinner reservations at the tides inn came to your place, it was outstanding and much better than the dinner we had at the tides Inn the night before. i would recommend it to anybody, which we did. thank you for such a wonderful experience Bill

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite place ever..our server Olivia was the best…amazing food and views…kid friendly too!

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  36. Scott

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Worth the drive every time! Oysters don't get any fresher. Crab cake sandwich is big enough for two and so delicious.

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  37. wayneq

    Indiana

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Very disappointed with the food the last few times there. Had the fish tacos they were overly salty and very fishy. Definitely not fresh fish used.Had the fresh catch last week that was barely cooked and had to return it. It came back tasteless and not seasoned with anything it seemed. The fly’s were also awful and made the experience not enjoyable. This has been one of our favorite restaurants for many years. The setting and ambiance on the water is fantastic but we are gonna take a break before we return

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  38. MartyT

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem! Oysters were AWESOME! Sat outside & enjoyed the view!

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  39. ChrisS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    One plate (the tile fish special) didn’t arrive until others were almost done. Our server Vickie rightly took that dish off our bill. Portions were small. Watermelon gazpacho was eclectic good!

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  40. LJLulu

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderfully fresh seafood with great flavor. Very prompt service. A favorite restaurant of ours when we visit! Never dissappoints!

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Merroir is rated 4.8 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Merroir

784 Locklies Creek Rd, Topping, VA 23169-2085

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Topping
  • Hours of operation
    Mon, Tue, Thu–Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Executive chef
    Joleen Kindbom
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