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Don's Seafood Restaurant

Steakhouse, Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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4113 Main, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • Food
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  • Value
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    3.5 of 5 stars
A convenient place for casual dining

Don's Seafood is a casual dining place frequented by locals. It is right on the water and the menu is varied enough to meet most tastes. My impression is the food is above average but not quite at the level of Bill's.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
James D
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  • Families with children
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English first
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don's Seafood is a casual dining place frequented by locals. It is right on the water and the menu is varied enough to meet most tastes. My impression is the food is above average but not quite at the level of Bill's.

Thank James D
Suffolk, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am very particular when it comes to oyster stew. It must be thin and yet creamy. It must have melted butter and season just right. This stew and restaurant far exceeded my expectations. My wife ordered the fresh fried flounder and it was enormous and delicious. Overall, it was a delicious dinner and a delightful evening. Our server, Mitra,... More 

Thank Tim C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended to us by the desk person at our hotel. We were glad it was within walking distance because we had driven a long way that day. Our dinners came with a trip to the salad bar (only 1 trip allowed, and the plates are not large!). I had crabcakes and my wife had scallops. Both were... More 

Thank DonH
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

AMAZING crab soup! Great service and friendly staff make this local dive a great find! We'd visit again.

Thank knj179
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was pleasantly surprised by Don's Seafood. I had the fried scallop basket and the scallops were cooked to perfection! Some places overcook scallops to the point where they are kind of rubbery. At Don's the scallops were juicy and oh so flavorful...yummy:) The staff was very helpful as well!

Thank Christina G
Annapolis, Maryland
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch at Don's where the fried oysters were to die for. Downtown Chincoteague , right on Main Street, our waitress was cheerful and quick and our lunch was delicious. Great salad bar which had soups to warm us on a chilly day.

Thank JudyBilly
Woodbridge, Virginia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by a shop employee in town. The wait staff was a little short staffed but the food was worth the wait. I had scallops which were tender and sand free! :) My boyfriend had veal stuffed with seafood Rockerfeller. It was wonderful!

Thank Ronda D
Fair Play, South Carolina
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First off, figuring out how to get in the restaurant from the parking lot is a bit confusing. Apparently there is a bar upstairs at the same convoluted entrance. So be prepared for a stench as you enter. The facility was likely quite nice in the 70's which it appears was the last time it was updated. Had to try... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So - wanted to try some local seafood on my day trip to Chincoteague Island. Stopped at Don's as it was one of the few restaurants open on a Monday, out of season. Our waitress was great! Attended to our needs and answered our many many questions. She could not, however, make up for the disappointing meal. Although the salad... More 

Thank excelenz2
Severna Park, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great. It was very busy but our waitress was quick and attentive to our needs. Price was comparable to any other of its type. I had flounder with crab imperial stuffing. Excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4113 Main, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
  • Phone Number: 17573365715

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children


Open Hours
11:30 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 - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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