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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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English first
Bethesda, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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199 reviews 199 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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105 reviews 105 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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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214 reviews 214 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Pitcher, New York, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Took our granddaughter here for dinner. The food was good with the exception of over cooked tuna steak which they took back and replaced immediately. Highly recommend this place. Views are great

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

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