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Bill's Seafood Restaurant

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4040 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
+1 757-336-5831
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6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1960. The freshest local...
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1960. The freshest local seafood, hand cut steaks, and chops. As well as pasta dishes. All accompanied by our international wine list. Beer and cocktails are served. Be sure to save room for our legendary desserts
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  • 41
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, very accommodating.

We were on an Ecology trip to the area and were staying at a local Field Station. The last night we go out to dinner at a nice restaurant. We frequent Bill's because of the great service, excellent food, and they are great at accommodating our large group. We call ahead and have reservations so... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Justin R
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Reading, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

We were on an Ecology trip to the area and were staying at a local Field Station. The last night we go out to dinner at a nice restaurant. We frequent Bill's because of the great service, excellent food, and they are great at accommodating our large group. We call ahead and have reservations so that they can be prepared... More 

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Frankford, Delaware
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Ate dinner special of the day salmon with crab cake and asparagus. Very tasty. Also enjoyed oyster shooter and best of all the whit chocolate coconut pie. Crust was super flaky and awesome. A must try if you visit Chincoteague.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

We all had the special: grouper stuffed with crab in a creamy sauce. Absolutely delicious. Salads and creme brulé were excellent also. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and efficient. Atmosphere was pleasant and not too loud with attractive artworks. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Hamilton, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

If it's true that the same people who own Sugarbakers own this restaurant then I think they should solely stick to fresh bakeries at Sugarbakers. I cannot fathom why there is a wait list for this restaurant. It's not disgusting, but it is overpriced and the food is just blah.

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Bordentown, New Jersey, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Highly recommended. My wife and I have breakfast and dinner there quite often. Food is excellant, service is first rate. I personally recommend the Norfolk seafood dinner. A little of everything and perfectly prepared. And if you like bloody marys a think theirs is the best...hands down.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

I've been here many times, and everything has been consistently good (seafood, tropical salad, mashed potatoes with ham hocks).

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Easy to see that this place is a favorite of the locals. Terrific waiter George served our large party everything from awesome crab cakes and enormous grouper sandwiches, to fresh salads and steak sandwiches. All were delivered hot and fresh with nice choices for sides. We will be back anytime we are in the area. Great place on Chincoteague Island.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This restaurant is now called Bill's Prime and has been upgraded inside. The food and service has always been good with a varied menu. We had lunch there, getting the fish and chips and a turkey club. Both good helpings. Would go again if on the Island.

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Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

A friend recommended Bill's and we checked online reviews. Comments were all positive and generally included "making reservations." We scheduled 6:30 pm reservations for the two of us. A good thing! Our table was reserved & ready. And we heard the maitre 'd say the wait for anyone walking in was 1 to 1-1/2 hr. Make reservations and arrive on... More 

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

This is our first visit to Chicoteague Island, prior to visiting everyone told us that we absolutely had to try Bill's. They were all so very wrong. My husband got the fried oysters and I got the fried seafood platter - yuck. I really don't know what else to say. Obviously, "fresh seafood" cannot be found here, if I wanted... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4040 Main Street, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
  • Phone Number: +1 757-336-5831

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions

Description

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1960. The freshest local seafood, hand cut steaks, and chops. As well as pasta dishes. All accompanied by our international wine list. Beer and cocktails are served. Be sure to save room for our legendary desserts
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 9:00 pm

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