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All 45 Chincoteague Island Restaurants

Etta's Channel Side Restaurant

7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
757 336-5644
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews 79 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

A wonderful full dining experience. We sat next to the window with beautiful hummingbird feeders and lots of colorful flowers. Staff was friendly, great decor, very clean, good selection for dinner. I had steamed shrimp and salad. Perfect !

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Adirondack Foothills of NY State
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112 reviews 112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A nice drive out to the channeI and a great view from the restaurant. The atomsphere was simpIy IoveIy and though dressing in shorts is fine, I feIt them to be a bit too casuaI for the dining room - it was that nice! We had caIamari for our appetizer and it seemed a bit simpIy - but the entre's... More

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed my dinner at Etta's. My friend ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and I ordered steamed shrimp, we split our meals so we each experienced a little of both and it was wonderful. The cucumber salad was delicious and the view was very nice. The strawberry rhubarb pie was an excellent desert.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were visiting just after the Pony run in early August and they seated us on the sun porch which had wonderful views of the water. We totally enjoyed the crab cakes - they were some of the best ever. The restaurant is known by all the locals but a little hidden down East Side drive. Take your GPS and... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have been dining at Ettas for many years. Always leave there happy and satisfied. We are always a large party and always very accommodating. The view is the best on the island. Seafood is always fresh and the hush puppies are to die for. On our visit to the Island this year we dined there 2 out of our... More

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Dix Hills, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We didn't have any reservations, but it was not a full restaurant on a Saturday night at 7:30pm...that should tell you something...There were many open tables that appeared to be needed to be reset. The hostess didn't acknowledge us when we first walked in. We were waiting then she finally looked up and said they were short staffed and busy.... More

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east brunswick, NJ
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

During our stay we visited Etta's twice. The first night we were very happy. The restaurant is quiet, the view is beautiful, and staff attentive. My husband had swordfish and I had a salmon salad. Both were very good. We decided to go back a couple of nights later. My husband had a scallops salad. The scallops were so-so and... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We've been going to Chincoteague for 30 years, but this was our first visit to Etta's. We were there for a birthday/family reunion celebration and had the memorable experience we'd hoped for. Don't know why it took us so long to come here. The food was delicious - all 25 meals - and the service friendly and efficient. The view... More

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23336
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Invariably visitors will want to go to Etta's and we are amenable. This year especially Etta's stepped it up! The appetisers are all so tasty we ended up having one each for dinner as well as appetiser and sharing them round. Yummmmm-

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New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The last several years we had to include a trip to Etta's during our vacation week on the island. We asked to be seated indoors last year because of the extreme heat and we had a very nice view from our window, but we love the outdoor patio. We've been there for the entertainment and also for just a quiet... More

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