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“Extremely tasty takeout”

Denson's Grocery and R&B Oyster Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$39
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: Originally established in 1912, Denson's Grocery is a 3rd generation family owned and operated market and restaurant. We serve lunch and dinner. Open year round, we enjoy serving our community and our visitors. THE COURTYARD at R&B OYSTER BAR A True Chesapeake Bay Farm to Table Experience! Enjoy your lunch or dinner from our full service kitchen. Our oyster bar is open year round. We serve these tasty bivalves in a variety of ways. Roasted, fried, and for the purist, oysters served ice cold on the half shell, with lemon, cocktail sauce, mignonette, and Saltines. Our menu changes daily to reflect the freshest seafood, beef, poultry and vegetables available. Denson's talented culinary team is sensitive to dietary restrictions and strives to create an unmatched dining experience. Denson's is proud to support local waterman and farmers. "Family friendly service with a smile, gourmet grocery, carry-out, and outdoor oyster bar." Kurt Rabin, Free Lance-Star
Reviewed 22 March 2021

We rave about Denson's food - got it to take out and eat at Colonial Beach Brewing next door. Everything we ordered was tasty: delicious pork cutlet sandwich (very big portion of meat), great fries, and fried oyster po' boy sandwich.

Date of visit: March 2021
1  Thank RobertLev
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Reviewed 6 January 2021

This restaurant was fabulous and worth the trip. Excellent fish sandwich, burger and service. What a gem. We will definitely be back

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 15 March 2020 via mobile

The best Italian subs! Everything I've had from here has not disappointed and they are very friendly and hospitable!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 18 February 2020

Denson’s was recommended to us last summer. It’s a small place so you definitely need a reservation. We were thoroughly impressed. I had some dietary restrictions and they accommodated every one and the meal was still outstanding. I wish I could have had a dessert. They treated us like long lost friends when we told them we hadn’t been there before. They only use fresh products, therefore, no crab cakes in February. Definitely will go back in the summer.

Date of visit: February 2020
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1  Thank Slim1957
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Reviewed 31 January 2020

This was a delightful surprise. We came for oysters and were not disappointed. We shared Oysters Cackalacky, Oysters Denson, and fried oysters. Cackalacky is so named because of the North Carolina sauce used. For my entree, I had scallops in mango reduction sauce with crispy brussel sprouts. Incredible. The owners are very hands on and attentive. Note for next time: I saw desserts being served to other customers, including an eclair that appeared to be the size of a small dog. Presumably those at the table were sharing.

Date of visit: January 2020
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1  Thank DebO-xx
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