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Etta's Channel Side Restaurant

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7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
757 336-5644
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Enjoy the View

The food was good. What else can you ask. Wait service was also good. Just wish we had been there during daylight hours to enjoy the view.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
New Bern, North Carolina
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  • Families with children
  • Scenic view
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was good. What else can you ask. Wait service was also good. Just wish we had been there during daylight hours to enjoy the view.

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Princeton, New Jersey
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Etta's Channel Side is located in the water on Chincoteague Island. We dined late, so the water wasn't visible through the large windows, so an earlier supper would be a good idea.The inside was decorated for Christmas with lots of glowing lights, creating a nice ambiance. The entrees were more than generous, so skipping dessert may be a good iea,... More 

Thank Mary B
Newport News, Virginia
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84 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here 1-2 times a year for years. Menu you stays same I had steamed clams app and wife had crab stuffed mushrooms, both were good not great. I had the flounder w/crab imperial stuffing. It is an excellent dish. Nice size half baby flounder w/their good imperial stuffing. My wife had fried shrimp and they were nothing special.... More 

Thank M C
Richmond, Virginia
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206 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good seafood with a nice presentation without being fussy about it. The view is exceptional at sunset here. Service was helpful and friendly. I enjoyed the grilled scallop salad with about a half dozen huge scallops on a nice bed of fancy lettuce. Others in our party enjoyed a lava volcano chocolate fudge cake with ice cream that looked delicious.

Thank Jeff S
Newton, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our innkeeper recommended this restaurant and we went for an early dinner in order to see the sunset. It was beautiful from our table next to the windows overlooking the water. The interior is nicely decorated and cozy, with a feel of the island. We started with margaritas, which were great. The bread was accompanied by two small but delicious... More 

Thank GreentreeMA
Bethesda, Maryland
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by the desk clerk at our inn ("I send everybody to Etta's and they all come back happy"). Channel side maybe, tho too dark to enjoy the view by the time we got there, but the interior is cheery and attractive. It was a slow Sunday night... either because of that or despite it, our service was fabulous and... More 

Thank wunderwoof
Lehigh Valley
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner during a recent trip to Chincoteague and were pleasantly surprised with how delicious everything was. We picked Etta's for the water views, we had lunch here several years ago and remembered it was good. We wanted to have lunch here again but they didn't open till 5, so dinner it was. My husband and I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visit Chincoteague Island every year for summer vacation. Etta's is our go to spot for dinner on our last night on the island. We love sitting on the patio overlooking the bay. The service is good and the food is great, especially the cucumber and onion salad! We love visiting Etta's and will always make this our last stop... More 

Thank Redhot_Icecold
Hatboro, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A warm friendly "boutique" restaurant. Highly recommend for that special upscale dining experience on Chincoteague.

Thank tbirdnut
Pocomoke City, Maryland
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten here numerous times. Best restaurant on Chincoteague! Views are incredible, waitstaff always polite and know the menus, service time is good. Recommend every chance we get!

Thank Fred H

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
  • Phone Number: 757 336-5644

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Romantic


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