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All 42 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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Moorestown, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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193 reviews 193 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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205 reviews 205 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 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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Riverton, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

My wife and I have dined at Etta's several times over the past 3 years. We don't get to Chincoteague as often as we would like, but when we do we always look forward to the experience of Etta's. We both enjoy steamed clams as an appetizer and Etta's doesn't disappoint.... fresh, sweet, and grit-free. The fish dishes are all... More

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Atlantic, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Etta's is the classiest restaurant on Chincoteague Island! It overlooks the Assateague Channel (the south east side of the island). From the many window tables available you can view the Assageague lighthouse, and the boat traffic. They have humming bird feeders and potted flowers you can also view just outside the windows. The seafood entrees are always delicious (the only... 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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