Loudoun may not be next to the ocean, but that’s not stopping the King Street Oyster Bar from expanding and serving up fresh seafood every day of the week.
The oyster bar opened its second location in Middleburg two weeks ago, about a year and a half after its debut in downtown Leesburg.
Operating in the former Home Farm Store on Middleburg’s main street, owners Rick Allison and Jorge Esguerra are providing their western Loudoun customers with the same menu and ambiance as they do in Leesburg.
The oyster bar offers more than 10 varieties of oysters daily that are no more than 24 to 48 hours out of water—served raw, grilled or fried. Aside from the surf, the menu also features turf like steaks and burgers. It also has a $5 happy hour every day from 3-6:30 p.m.
Vincent Bataoel, chairman of Middleburg’s Economic Development Advisory Committee and one of the key players in helping lure the restaurant to town, said he has already been to the oyster bar four times.
“I think that it’s bringing a lot of energy downtown,” he said. “I’ve never felt that much energy concentrated in one place in Middleburg.”
Hours at the oyster bar’s Middleburg location are Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.