ABOUT Dredge


Serving up, “Fresh out of the Water,” VA oysters and seafood,  jerk chicken, Cuban pork, tacos, burgers, and much more with a Caribbean, Cajun, and Asian influence, our menu offers an array of boat/farm to table items.  We source most of our produce and also raise our  own grass-fed cattle, pigs, and chickens at our family owned,  "Black Sheep Farm," in Lively, VA.  Our passion for food has earned us the title, "Best Restaurant in Virginia," from Chesapeake Bay Magazine in 2020.
Owner and award winning Chef Bryan Byrd grew up in Irvington, Virginia, and has called the Northern Neck home since he was 8 years old.  His 20 years experience includes the Byrd Seafood Co. Food Truck which was recognized by Virginia Living Magazine as, " Virginia's Best," in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.  Bryan started working in the restaurant industry as a teen, and fell in love with cooking.  His five years spent working in Key West, Florida have made a huge influence on his style of cooking and menu.  Chesapeake Bay Magazine voted Bryan as Best Chef in Virginia for 2020.
"Food is my passion - my art is creating a delicious and surprising menu that will overwhelm your every sense."

The Looe Key Reef mural, painted by Tommy Fox, depicts Chef Bryan Byrd scuba diving with some of his favorite marine creatures.  The mural is located on the wall in our main dining room just above our, "Key West table." out.



For Catering  your Event or to book a party in our "Red Room" up to 20 people or "Blue Room" up to 30 people or Both Rooms. Whatever the occasion the Dredge welcome's you.

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