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As our name suggests, Bay Local was established with the local community in mind. Owner Adrian Colaprete has spent years living and working on the waters in our coastal bay region, forming relationships with local fisherman and chefs alike. It’s with great pleasure that he and his wife Whitney are able to share with you their passion for great food, style and local culture.


We like to describe our culinary style as "Coastal Southern," taking advantage of everything our region on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay has to offer. As the seasons change, so do our specials or "fresh-ials," as we've dubbed them. During the summer months, we serve hand-picked crab meat from Virginia's Eastern Shore or freshly picked strawberries from Pungo. The winter’s offerings include collard greens, kale and broccoli from local farmers. We pride ourselves on making everything fresh and in-house each day, never pulling anything out of a bag and putting it into a fryer.


To create a warm and welcoming vibe, co-owner Whitney Colaprete spent months collecting antiques and salvaged goods that adorn the restaurant. Many items were sourced from Whitney’s hometown of Rocky Mount, VA. These goods include the roughhewn wood used on the bar and reclaimed barn board from the Eastern Shore. Vintage-styled handmade light fixtures give off a warm and welcoming glow throughout the space and highlight hand-painted signs from local sign painter, Igor.

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