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An Open Air Oyster Eatery on Gwynn's Island

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Welcome to The Hatchery

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Oyster Seed Holdings, Inc presents The Hatchery food truck- proudly connecting

people to today's dynamic aquaculture industry.


Our waterfront eatery is a one-of-it's-kind experience featuring food truck-style

ordering, an open-air picnic table dining area, and beer & wine for sale.  This authentic oyster-lovers experience includes a visit to our oyster seed facility, where you will enjoy a weekly rotating merroir of oysters from local farms across Virginia.  


Fr 5pm-sunset, Sat 4pm-sunset, Sun 12-4pm

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Explore our Menu

The Hatchery food truck features an oyster-centric menu that rotates a selection of oysters from local farms in the region. Raw, roasted, or fried, we have an elevated menu curated by our lead chef, Doug DeForge. 

We also have options for the non-seafood eaters, and beer and wine for purchase to pair with your meal. 

Promoting community pride in shellfish culture by connecting the consumer to cradle to grave
Aerial View The Hatchery Gwynns Island

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We are located at the historic Callis Wharf on Gwynn's Island, in Mathews, VA.  Our location features stunning Island sunsets over the Milford Haven with views of oyster farms.  Join us for a down-to-earth aquaculture experience!

parking & site details

first come first serve seating

Come enjoy the sunset, tasty food & cold drinks with us!

We do not accept reservations.


At this time we do not offer docking for boats but we hope to work towards this as a goal for the future!


We are excited to be offering a new waterfront dining experience for Mathews! This means that our eatery is an open-air concept so we may have closures due to bad weather. Follow us for live updates!

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We offer numerous aquaculture tour experiences from our facility. Every other Friday, guests can book an oyster hatchery tour and tasting to learn how oysters get their start as seed in a hatchery environment. 

Now guests can also separately book an aquaculture boat tour experience to visit a local farm to see how oysters are raised to adults! 

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