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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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  • 78
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    Very good
  • 29
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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Warm and Filling

I had a very nice meal here with my family. The drinks were good and the food was filling. Great atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2014
sarah g
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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212 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
South Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We have been to the Island many times over the years but have never had the chance to stop at Etta's for some reason or another. May be because we like to come down in the off seasons. But we did get the chance this time and the stop was memorable. Being just after Mothers Day weekend it was open... More 

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Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I enjoyed two perfect dinners at Etta's on my most recent trip to Chincoteague. Special touches at this "Chincoteague Chic" restaurant include hush puppies served along with a dinner roll (not just the usual pre-dinner bread/rolls) and table décor that features a large candle surrounded by beach sand, shells and sea glass. The view overlooking Assateague Channel and Assateague Island... More 

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South Plainfield, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Stopped in here after coming in from a boat trip to view the ponies. Settings is great with a view of water and Assateague accross the way. The atmosphere is great. There was a wide selection of foods and all the choices we made were very good. Two of us had crab cakes which were tops. The service was very... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Relaxing, Memorable (seeing two fishermen leave with their 2 dogs will stick with me forever) as a fond memory of our visit to Etta's. My husband raved, raved, raved about his food.

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Chevy
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Everything about this restaurant showed care, attentiveness and interest. First, the food was well prepared and presented, and highlighted local seafood. The view is quite fabulous overlooking the channel. And just in case you needed something else, attractive hummingbird feeders outside the windows were busy. The staff was friendly and interested in making the dining experience at Etta's a good... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The ambiance, charming decor, and service are exceptional, but the food is very mediocre. We ordered the scallops, calamari, and seafood platter, and they were not that flavorful.

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Louisa, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This restaurant is a little off the beaten path, but well worth winding through the side streets to its location. The manager and waitresses were unusually friendly, cheerful, and helpful. The menu of seafood is excellent, and the various entrees we ordered were very well prepared. Prices were a little higher than some other places, but still in the moderate... More 

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Germantown, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

It's been my experience that the food at Ettas is the best prepared seafood you can get. The view is amazing and service is always good. I recommend sitting on the screened porch. Get some hush puppies and whatever flounder is on the menu.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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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: Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine

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