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AJ's on the Creek

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6585 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
My favorite night spot

Whenever I visit Chincoteague Island, I always try to get to AJ's. The staff and locals are always friendly, their food is great and it has a relaxing atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jessup, Pennsylvania
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Frederick, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed an excellent meal on New Year’s Eve at AJ’s. The food was fresh and perfectly prepared and presented. For an appetizer, I had some of the best Oysters Rockefeller that I’ve ever had. They were large, tender, and not over cooked with a perfect topping. My main course was delicious seafood scampi with generous helpings of scallops, crabmeat,... More 

Thank Diane D
Jessup, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever I visit Chincoteague Island, I always try to get to AJ's. The staff and locals are always friendly, their food is great and it has a relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Kudu40
Greenbelt, Maryland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just be sure you make reservations and you'll get a great table. Very friendly wait-staff and lovely location.

Thank LaLex1111
Harrisonburg, Virginia
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, let me say that you should avoid the bar area. We were early and decided to grab a drink- oh boy. Definitely a locals hang out filled with older, leathery, drunk locals, and lot's of smoke (or just people who smelled like straight smoke). Thanks, I'll pass next time. As for the restaurant, it's good for dining in Chincoteague.... More 

Thank WarEagleInVA
Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visiting the Eastern Shore of Virginia between Christmas and New Year's Day, there is not much open in the way of good places to eat. We were fortunate in sighting AJ's while driving around Chincoteague on a chilly overcast windy December day. A local resident, whom we queried, recommended the restaurant, so we returned to it and found the place... More 

Thank Morton M
Forest Hills, New York
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408 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We chose this restaurant because we were craving Chincoteague oysters and this place was recommended by a local, and boy am I glad that we did. The oysters were sweet, cold, briny and so fresh. We also had them fried; they were plump and not greasy, soooo good!!! The crab cakes were perfectly seasoned, full of crab not filler. Delicious.... More 

Thank Gershwin12
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Very rarely do you have a dining experience where the service is good, atmosphere, food, drinks, prices, attention to detail, all excellent. Wanted to submit this review b/c of some of the negative ones here. The place actually surpassed our expectations in all categories, so it was a lovely surprise and we are glad to have found this place. An... More 

Thank CatLoverColorado
New Holland, Pennsylvania
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102 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

This was my third visit to AJ's--the first being maybe 7 years ago--and was the absolute best! The service we received (party of six) was nothing less than stellar. Our server was accommodating to our simple, special request and answered all of our questions about the menu with complete knowledge and professionalism. I ordered the pan seared scallops and they... More 

Thank FoodieWriter13
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

I came to the area for a getaway romantic weekend with my man and we were pleased to find this dining spot which offered local seafood and elegant dining experience. Low key atmosphere in terms of ambiance of low lighting and soft music. Loved this place and the memory of a great date here.

Thank Mali H
North Myrtle Beach
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We went there for lunch. They had very few people in the restaurant and service was slow and uncaring. Food was nothing to write home about at all. Not impressive. We will not go back. AND, they have no idea what to do with a VISA gift card for Pete's Sake! Geez! It was a nightmare trying to explain to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6585 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
  • Phone Number: 757-336-5888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?