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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best on the island cant beat view

It's been my experience that the food at Ettas is the best prepared seafood you can get. The view is amazing and service is always good. I recommend sitting on the screened porch. Get some hush puppies and whatever flounder is on the menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
dms03001
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Germantown, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Germantown, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It's been my experience that the food at Ettas is the best prepared seafood you can get. The view is amazing and service is always good. I recommend sitting on the screened porch. Get some hush puppies and whatever flounder is on the menu.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We took a last minute trip to Chincoteague for Thanksgiving. Tried to get a reservation at Bill's for their advertised special Thanksgiving dinner, but they were full and said Etta's was doing a Thanksgiving meal, and we were able to get a reservation at 5.30 pm. The location is a bit off the beaten track and we hadn't eaten there... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I had a very nice meal here with my family. The drinks were good and the food was filling. Great atmosphere.

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The staff was friendly and the location was great, but I really wouldn't recommend Etta's. The food was just OK, nothing special. No where to go but up. We didn't see Etta but, if there is an Etta, she needs to turn it up a notch.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We were at Etta's for a special event. The whole restaurant had been booked, and Etta's did the catering. The venue was comfortable, the food was good, and the setting (on the channel between Chincoteague and Assateauge Islands) was lovely. We have not eaten at Etta's any other time, but we will give it a try for dinner the next... More 

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Manassas, Va.
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213 reviews 213 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The wife and I were in the mood for seafood so we went here at the suggestion of the hotel clerk. This was a Friday so she said we should make reservations. We did for 630 and arrived early at 6. No problems as there was no crowd. We had a great view of the water. We ordered the Fried... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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33 reviews 33 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Found this through a friend. After striking out on places to have a quiet sit down dinner, this was a good find. Atmosphere and clientele reminds me a little of a retirement home but food was good and view is nice. Nice spirit selections, we had both cocktails and beer with our dinner. My only real criticism was that they... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We discovered Etta's earlier in the day while we were exploring the island. It's tucked away on East Side Drive on the channel, hence the name. We went back for dinner, with a 5:30 reservation. We wanted to eat during the daylight hours. The hostess seated us in what she said was the best seat in the house - and... More 

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Don't get me wrong, the sea food was good just like the other seafood restaurants but just like the other restaurants they were all prepared the same way with little deviation or imagination. We enjoyed the meal but we were looking for something a little different. Friendly service, very nice view and away from the downtown area but still very... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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249 reviews 249 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Etta's was recommended by Refuge Inn. We loved eating waterside. The food was good and so was the service. Good wine and beer selection. Just a nice, homey place.

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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, Romance, Local cuisine

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