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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

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
very beautiful view to enjoy a great dinner.

Food was very good, better than most on the Island, with a lovely environment. Staff was friendly and very efficient.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Susan E
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Greenbackville, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Eastern Shore
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Fantastic steaks and seafood. Awesome abeyance! Spectacular views! Service also great! Love this restaurant!!! They do have a limited menu though.

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Greenbackville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Food was very good, better than most on the Island, with a lovely environment. Staff was friendly and very efficient.

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The view from the restaurant is gorgeous! The food was fine and the staff was friendly. This place is definitely more for the view though. Very clean.

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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Away from much of the high traffic area of the island this was a real gem of a find, though not perfect. This is pony penning week and the entire island is teeming with visitors. Every restaurant is packed. We made reservations but arrived early and they were very accommodating and seated us promptly by a window with a view... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Our seating was immediate in a lovely setting on the chanel. We chose to dine indoors but either in or out Is delightful. Our dinners of lobster bisque, cream of crab soup, followed by fabulous crab cakes and combo seafood dinner was awesome. Atmosphere, view and service great. A must in Chincoteague.

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Harrisburg, United States
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Had a great experience at Etta's. Heard some mixed reviews regarding the quality of the food, etc but we had a very enjoyable time and the food was very good. I know that the seafood standard is a bit sub par on the island overall but this one is a good, solid place to eat seafood that won't completely bust... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

We really loved the quiet side of the island and found Etta's to be very charming. We sat outside on the screened porch and really enjoyed the lovely breeze and gorgeous water view. Oh yeah, and the food was excellent too! I had the seafood platter and couldn't finish half of it there was so much on my plate. The... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Been visiting Chincoteague for 46 years, and fine-ish dining has come and gone (and mostly gone). Was delighted that mom and dad chose Etta's for a Saturday night festive meal out. There's a pleasant indoor dining room with views of the channel, and a screened deck with the same music and the same view. Hush puppies were "best ever" and... More 

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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We loved everything about Etta's! The food was the best we have had on the island. The crab cakes are truly brimming with lumped crab and little filler. The mahi-mahi was spectacular. In addition, the view across channel was beautiful. Additionally, the hummingbirds were happily visiting the hummingbird feeders right outside the window !

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Manassas, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Unfortunately, we didn't find this restaurant until our last night. It was the best place we ate in Chincoteague. I asked for very lightly salted fish and got it. At the other places, the fish was so salty I couldn't taste it, even when they told me they didn't salt anything. Whoever said the portions were small, they must eat... More 

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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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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: Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic

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