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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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Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

There is a lack of decent restaurants in Chincoteague. Etta's comes close to being a great choice. Etta's Channel Side restaurant has a very nice location with ample parking and lovely views of the water. They take reservations and the hostesses were shocked to find out that we did not have one. They put us out on the patio, although... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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166 reviews 166 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I celebrated our 40th anniversary with dinner at Etta's and we couldn't have been happier. Our table had a beautiful view of the water and although it was crowded we were never rushed nor was it noisy. They have a good wine list and many seafood special to enjoy. I had the Crab Duo which was 2... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were able to get a reservation on Saturday night. Food was great. My husband LOVES seafood and felt very indulged. I am not a huge fan of seafood but still was able to enjoy my dinner. Nice views of the water.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Quite possibly the most agressively hostile and unhelpful hostess I have literally ever encountered. On the upside, the view is the best in the area and the reason we booked a reservation (which was not honored).

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We're a family of 4 that's only in a Chincoteague for a couple of days - we keep hearing (and reading reviews) about the island not having any great food, in spite of the fact that there's fresh seafood here. Upon recommendation from our hotel, we went to Bill's last night. It was ok, heavy on the melted cheese and... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love Etta's Channel Side Restaurant. From the hush puppies to the desserts, everything is delicious. The view of the channel is spectacular, but what really makes the view is they have a couple hummingbird feeders out and you can always catch at least one feeding! One time I left a jacket there that I didn't realize I had done... More

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Quantico, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Good food, attentive service, scenic view, hummingbirds, herons -all at a reasonable price. Best buy in town!

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Pasadena, Maryland
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Visited one evening for dinner. We didn't have a reservation, but were able to be seated after waiting a few minutes for he hostess to sort things out. Service was good, food was yummy! Enjoyed the Crab Duo special! Should have saved room for dessert. The Blueberry-Lemon meringue pie looked amazing! Hope to try it next visit!

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Clay, WV
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We went here because they advertised a nice view of the lighthouse and the waters. The food was excellent. I had the grilled Mahi and my husband and the seafood platter. The staff was very nice and although it was sort of fancy, it was kid friendly.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Been to Etta's a few times. Have never been disappointed. Last night I had the coconut shrimp. The best I ever had. Love watching the hummingbirds. Will def go back again.

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