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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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English first
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Fairfax, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

My travel group recently visited Chincoteague and we had a great dining experience at Etta's. We had dinner reservations for a group of 22 and our group was seated in the enclosed porch area which had a fantastic view of the channel. The food was delicious and the service excellent! The crab imperial was yummy. It was a great way... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A wonderful full dining experience. We sat next to the window with beautiful hummingbird feeders and lots of colorful flowers. Staff was friendly, great decor, very clean, good selection for dinner. I had steamed shrimp and salad. Perfect !

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Adirondack Foothills of NY State
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112 reviews 112 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A nice drive out to the channeI and a great view from the restaurant. The atomsphere was simpIy IoveIy and though dressing in shorts is fine, I feIt them to be a bit too casuaI for the dining room - it was that nice! We had caIamari for our appetizer and it seemed a bit simpIy - but the entre's... More

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Williamstown, New Jersey
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I enjoyed my dinner at Etta's. My friend ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and I ordered steamed shrimp, we split our meals so we each experienced a little of both and it was wonderful. The cucumber salad was delicious and the view was very nice. The strawberry rhubarb pie was an excellent desert.

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