James River Week, September 9th to September 16th, is a week-long celebration of Virginia’s most incredible natural asset! This annual event is the culmination of many like-minded groups coming together to offer recreational, environmental, and educational activities in, on, and around the James River.

We are extremely grateful to our restaurant partners participating in James River Week 2023 through our Seafood for the James promotion!

Each restaurant will be offering a delicious seafood or fish dish from September 9th-16th in which 10% of all sales from the dish will be donated to JRA to help protect the 10,000 miles of our James River watershed. Be sure to ask about it when you go!

Check out the list below, enjoy a great meal, and treat yourself while giving back to the James!

Lynchburg Area Restaurants 

Milano’s Enoteca — 4327 Boonsboro Rd Suite 7, Lynchburg, VA 24503 • Oyster of the Week: Fried Oysters

The Water Dog —  1016 Jefferson St, Lynchburg, VA 24504 • All oyster-in-the-shell dishes including raw oysters, broiled crawdad oysters, steamed oysters, oyster shooters, and any other features.

Richmond Area Restaurants

Brambly Park — 1708 Belleville St, Richmond, VA 23230 • Pan Roasted Halibut, Grilled Aspargus, Marscapone Polenta, Cherry Tomato, Kalamata, & Caper Relish

Jardin — 1520 W Main St Basement Suite 1, Richmond, VA 23220 • Seasonal White Fish Ceviche, Confit Tomato, Pickled Zucchini, Thyme

Rappahannock Oyster Co — 320 E Grace St, Richmond VA 23219 • Watermelon Gazpacho with a watermelon and champagne vinaigrette, compressed watermelon, strawberry kombucha, pickled shrimp, summer salad with cucumbers, zucchini, and a seaweed mustard, basil, micro-cilantro, and micro-bladed Chèvre.

Shagbark — 4901 Libbie Mill E Blvd, Richmond, VA 23230 • SOUTHERN FRIED JAMES RIVER CATFISH PO’ BOY
Hanover Tomatoes / Dill Pickles / Blackened Jalapeño Remoulade / Flour Garden Torpedo Roll

Toast, New American Gastropub — 3730 Winterfield Rd Ste 100, Midlothian, VA 23113 • Beer battered Fish & Chips – our housemade beer battered cod fried to a golden brown with handout fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce

Southbound —  3036 Stony Point Rd, Richmond, VA 23235 • Classic crispy fried catfish, served with creamy stone ground grits, coleslaw and hot sauce butter

Alewife — 3120 E Marshall St, Richmond, VA 23223 • Catfish on a Stick with kimchi mayo, eel sauce, and soy pickles

Legend Brewing Co — 321 W 7th St, Richmond, VA 23224 • 2ct Tacos with Blackened Mahi Mahi, Spring Mix, Cucumber Pico de Gallo, & House Remoulade. Choice of Flour or Corn Tortillas.

The Boathouse — All four locations – Short Pump, Richmond; Sunday Park, Midlothian; Rocketts Landing, Richmond; City Point, Hopewell • Chilled Seafood Tray

Charles City/Williamsburg Area Restaurants

Upper Shirley Vineyards —  600 Shirley Plantation Rd, Charles City, VA 23030 • Fried catfish sandwich

Craft 31 — 3701 Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg, VA 23188 • All Oyster Dishes at Craft 31

Supporting Specials

Tazza Kitchen — Tazza Kitchen is donating a $100 gift card, follow us on Facebook to learn how to enter to win!