Overlooking the scenic York River, York River Oyster Company is a new and exciting restaurant located at the York River Yacht Haven in Gloucester Point. Featuring local and regional favorites, YROC offers awesome seafood, steaks, and culinary innovations that are the talk of the river.
YROC features some of the best local and regional bands that Virginia has to offer every weekend. Mixed with great food and amazing cocktails, YROC is THE party spot on the River!
Why park your car when you can dock your boat? At YROC, we realize that it’s exhausting after a long day of fishing and being out on the water, that’s why we’re all about convenience. So bring your family and friends and we’ll be sure to provide you with “One Shell Of A Good Time”!
For dock parking, please call the York River Yacht Marina at (804) 642-2156 or visit their website for more information here.
BOAT PARKING DOCKS
Bushels of Oyster Shells Donated to
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
The best food at the best location in Gloucester. And chef Tina Borra is the BOMB!
I was lucky enough to be the one served the restaurant's 1st dozen Bluepoint oysters after YROC opened this afternoon. Sweet and succulent with a side of beautiful scenery!
Love love love this place! Gloucester's freshest seafood and I am so happy can get the freshest oysters!! This place rocks!
Born and raised in Virginia, Brandon’s southern hospitality has become a staple in the area for customer service. Brandon graduated from Bethel High School and attended Thomas Nelson for business. In his youth, Brandon worked at his family’s restaurant in Hampton, which gave him a sense of what a family restaurant really means. Coming on board with York River Oyster company in February of 2015, we are excited for what Brandon has brought to the table, as a member of management, as well as to watch him grow with our company.
Executive Chef Brian Hines came to us in 2013 with 19 years of kitchn experience, including 12 years at Chef de Cuisine and 7 years as Executive Chef at J. Sargeant Reynolds Graduate. Brian has been a critical part to our kitchen as he has helped guide and direct our chefs with developing and creating some of the most elaborate and exciting dishes that YROC has ever seen. Although Brian has expertise in all foods, his passion and specialty is creating innovative seafood dishes. At a towering height of 6’6″, Chef Brian takes command of his Kitchen’s and is a culinary force to be reckoned with. In his spare time you can find him jamming at live music festivals, or traveling the world exploring regional cuisines. Next stop? Europe.
The York River Oyster Company is pleased to announce the addition of Peter Olsen to the management staff! With experience from Colonial Williamsburg, to some of the most successful and iconic restaurants in Atlanta, GA, Peter brings over two decades of fine dining and high volume experience in restaurants. We’re excited to have Pete impart his knowledge and experience back to his hometown of Hampton Roads. We welcome Peter to the YROC family and look forward to his dedication to providing outstanding food and professional service in order to help enhance our customers experiences and involvement with the community.
Originally a West Virginia native, Melissa decided to move into the commonwealth of Virginia in 1992. Having 33 years in the hospitality industry, she has been the office manager for Marconn Enterprises and Ladyconn Inc for 2 years and is extremely passionate when it comes to making people happy and for them to sit back and enjoy the moment. Married with two children, a son-in-law and two beautiful grandchildren, she has lived by the motto of “if you don’t learn something new every day, then you’re not trying hard enough”.
Head Chef Tina brings 8 years of professional experience. Trained in the tropical islands of Hawaii, Tina really knows how to spice up some creative specials that not only look amazing, but also make your taste buds experience something unforgettable!
As a child, Mario grew up in a family full of restauranteurs and over time he developed a passion for cooking and serving foods that are absolutely to die for. In June of 2013, he started his career at the opening of Water Street Grille in Yorktown, VA. Now as a member of the management team, he continues to strive to please every guest who comes to dine at our restaurant.
Natasha has been a part of our family since the opening day of Water Street Grill. She began at WSG as a server for 6 months and due to her persistency and tenacity to consistently provide outstanding service, we promoted her to join our management team at YROC. We are excited to see her continuously growing and furthering her horizons within our company as an important part within our management staff.
Coastal Virginia Magazine: Best New Restaurant of 2015