Of all the places to get a jump on holiday shopping, few would be as memorable as the Tides Inn. more

Oct 5, 2016 3:10 PM Food

Most mornings in the fall, just before the sun peeks above the horizon, Lisa Carol Rose, wearing her signature pink camouflage baseball hat, leaves the Reedville dock aboard the Lady Lindsay, a graceful, 47-foot deadrise, along with her brother... more

Sep 22, 2016 4:08 PM Life


Photo used courtesy Waypoint Seafood & Grill.

Virginia (and Williamsburg) is for Oyster Lovers. It’s true what they say. “Twas a brave man who first ate an oyster.” more

May 27, 2016 4:30 PM Food

Eating Locally: A Win-Win for Diners and the Bay. Eating oysters around Williamsburg is a win-win. Diners win by sampling some of the region’s best oysters... more

May 27, 2016 4:30 PM Food

Turns out 2015 was a good year for oyster lovers. First, news came that the Virginia oyster harvest increased by 31 percent in 2014—more than 658,000 bushels, with a dockside value of $33.8 million. more

Apr 28, 2016 2:45 PM Food

From governors’ proclamations to famous chefs’ menus, oysters are earning praise for their workhorse Chesapeake Bay cleaning, and their nuanced regional flavors. more

Sep 2, 2015 1:25 PM Food

Oyster Gardening in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula more

Aug 30, 2014 12:48 PM Outdoors

Every cook knows that necessity is the mother of great culinary inventions. Recently Tides Inn executive chef TV Flynn and general manager Gordon Slatford found themselves faced with a challenge that required a bit of creativity and innovation. more

Mar 19, 2014 4:48 PM Food

  • The Tides Inn Angry Oysters

    Fresh Rappahannock oysters, lightly roasted and tossed in a butter-based hot sauce, laid on a bed of marinated cabbage slaw and served with traditional watermelon rind relish.