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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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
Delightful evening on the water.

We went to Etta's Channel Side on the recommendation of the staff at our hotel and we were glad that we did. Nice location on the channel between Chincoteague and the National Seashore. Professional wait staff, prompt service and very good food. The crab cakes were very tasty (you get 3 medium... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
flatcoat77
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Upstate NY
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Salisbury, MD
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Food was very good! It was our anniverary dinner. We shared a bottle of Malbec which was very good and priced right. We shared crab bruschetta it was excellent. My husband had seafood plater which was the best he ever had. I had ny strip steak and my only suggestion is to sear a little more for Pittsburg style. We... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Delightful setting on the screened porch. Mark was an excellent server. My son had a beautiful piece of mahi mahi; his girlfriend had salmon that she loved; the steamed clams were great and my crab bisque was excellent. We couldn't believe our bill-very reasonable. Definitely recommend.

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Upstate NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went to Etta's Channel Side on the recommendation of the staff at our hotel and we were glad that we did. Nice location on the channel between Chincoteague and the National Seashore. Professional wait staff, prompt service and very good food. The crab cakes were very tasty (you get 3 medium sized crab cakes) and the Scallops Norfolk was... More 

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Gerrardstown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food. Beautiful views. Great service! I enjoyed my evening meal here immensely. Would go again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent food. Great view of Assateague & lighthouse. Sometimes slow service. Recommend reservations.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I usually don't take the time to write restaurant reviews, but after our terrible experience last evening, I was inclined to do so. My husband's birthday was this weekend and we made reservations at Etta's as we were on vacation at Chincoteague. We arrived 10 minutes before our scheduled reservation. As we waited in line, we heard the hostess tell... More 

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Oxford, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Excellent! We arrived without reservations and the host could not have been more accommodating! We were thrilled to be seated within minutes and our server HANNAH couldn't have been more pleasant or efficient. The food was absolutely delicious...especially the "Bacon-wrapped Dates" appetizer. Our dinners were more than expected. Scallops for myself and Flounder topped with crabmeat for my husband. We... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great meal. We started with the Crab Imperial. It was the best crab cake I've ever had. We also had the local fried shrimp....amazing!

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York, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We had dinner here on the first day of our vacation. We made reservations and we were given a table with a view of the water. There were hummingbird feeders that provided great entertainment. All the staff were friendly and attentive. The atmosphere was very nice and comfortable. We ordered the dates wrapped with bacon and it was delicious. Dinner... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Our family loves to eat here when Ron Cole plays. Service is great, food is prepared fresh and is very tasty. Ron sings a wide variety of songs you can't help but sing along with him. Great fun family night.

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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, Romantic, Local cuisine

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