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The Naked Oyster

2444 Valley Ave

Winchester, VA

Permanently closed.

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Winchester Restaurant History

The following restaurants have previously occupied or currently occupy this location.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

The meal that was prepared for me was out of this world! When I entered the restaurant a customer was picking up his to go order. This gentleman ordered a meal fit for a king, hearing Traci describe what her customer was in store for excited me, I thought that I had came in to The Naked Oyster for a fried oyster sandwich but I was wrong. When this lucky patron of this fine establishment exited I started my self-indulgent list of what I desired. To start I would have scallops, prepared however Traci saw fit, next some sort of fish, put a Cajun twist on this if you can I stated. To start I had a spinach salad with pumpkin butter dressing, a little lemon juice and I could not stop eating it, I knew that I had ordered too much and that I needed save space for the good stuff, but this was good! Next scallops and shrimp in a red wine and cream sauce, very simple but this was by far the best food that I have put in my mouth since coming to Virginia 12 months ago. Last the blackened flounder with an avocado tomato topping. Now this was comfort food for me, coming from Lake Charles Louisiana I stay away from asking for any Cajun food anywhere north of I-10. This was not a replication of a Cajun style dish, this was a Cajun dish prepared with love from a woman who self admittedly has never been to Louisiana. During my meal I took a few snapshots of the plates that sat before me and sent them to a friend who resides in Martinsburg WV. Not 30 minutes later my friend and his wife pulled into the Naked Oyster and requested, We will have what he is having. I hope to become Tracis best customer over the next few months. — Anonymous Reviewer

Saturday, May 29, 2010

I've been going to this place since they opened. The owner is super knowledgeable about seafood and food in general. She will not steer you wrong. I am a little miffed with people talking about the price - people you get what you pay for! If you want previously frozen mushy seafood go ahead and buy it at the grocery store. Her fish is tops, she cooks to order and does her best to keep the choices well stocked. She makes everything from scratch, from her coleslaw to roasted potatoes to salsas, its always tasty. She has created some fabulous dishes for me and even created an awesome dinner for me to entertain my boss. If you go, be patient, she is the only one working! If you can catch it at the right time, try a new kind of fish or she if she can do some simple pan fried oysters! The best! For those who are unsure how to prepare fish, she will send it home oven-ready for you and you will come out looking like a gourmet chef. Also, once you have tried her ahi grade tuna, you will never look at other tuna the same - you will know the difference. Hope she is around for a very long time! — Anonymous Reviewer

Friday, May 14, 2010

I had my husband pick up some snow crab legs and clam chowder soup tonight. Both were delicious! The crab legs were heated/cooked just right and full of meat. A little pricey, you get what you pay for! — Anonymous Reviewer

Monday, April 19, 2010

The food is delicious and we were the only ones in the store. It is made to order so it takes a few minutes. It is quite pricey but you are paying for the freshness of the seafood. Yummy but can only afford it every once in a while. — Anonymous Reviewer

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The owner is very knowledgeable about what she offers in her establishment, but we ordered a dozen hard-shell crabs to take home, paid close to $50.00 for them, and over half of them were rotten. For this price, they need to improve on this or we wouldn't go back! — Anonymous Reviewer

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The food here is fantastic, but don't expect anything quick when they are busy. There is only one cook (the owner) and she does everything up from scracth. Yes the food is pricey, but it is worth it! — Anonymous Reviewer

Saturday, June 6, 2009

We bought 3 dozen steamed crabs today and I have to say they were the best crabs I've had since I moved up here from Baltimore over 10 years ago! They had the perfect amount of seasoning and they weren't over steamed and mushy.

There were a couple of "light" crabs but I was given a couple extra just in case so it didn't really matter.

We ordered the medium for $30 a dozen and while I think they were a bit small, most were packed with meat.

The owner is on par with some of the best crab places in Baltimore!

So happy to have found this place and will be visiting it often.

— Anonymous Reviewer

Saturday, May 30, 2009

We just returned home from our first foray to The Naked Oyster. The owner really knows her seafood and makes sure it is fresh, fresh, fresh. Her pan seared oysters and scallops are to die for. The jumbo lump crab cake rivals anything in the Delmarva. Her chowda' of the day was a crab, apple smoked bacon, red potato and roasted jalapeno concoction that was outstanding. We shared a pint and it was so dang good we bought a quart to take home after the meal. The only negative is that the "dining room" is tiny and you have to make do with plastic ware. The prices are average for quality prepared seafood. If you live nearby, get it to go if you want linen tablecloths and silverware. The seafood in the case looked very fresh and there was a steady stream of customers coming in to purchase and prepare at home. This little gem is worth the drive and the price, just don't look for elegance in the dining area. — Anonymous Reviewer

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

great place!! I urge them to send out an email on the days that they are open with what is in, the price and their food specials for the day - I think they would get a lot more business - I don't want them to go anywhere!! — Anonymous Reviewer

Friday, April 17, 2009

Crab season is just starting. Went by last night for some hardshells, which were sweet and very full of meat, would definitely recommend. — Anonymous Reviewer