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All 13 Onancock Restaurants

The Charlotte Hotel & Restaurant

7 North St, Onancock, VA 23417-1921
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Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Onancock
Price range: $15 - $35
Cuisines: American, European, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Description: The award-winning restaurant features cuisine that is prepared using many Eastern Shore products. It is with great pride that we support local watermen, farmers, and area businesses. Because much of our fare is made from locally available ingredients, the menu changes frequently, often daily. Everything is house-made, including the ice cream! Our bar is well stocked, and the extensive wine list offers selections from around the world.
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  • English first
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English first
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We visited the Charlotte Hotel Restaurant last night for the first time. The Restaurant has a very intimate and cozy atmosphere,perfect for a romantic dinner or night out with a small group of friends. We ordered filet and salmon. Both well prepared and presented beautifully. Dessert was a toffee pudding, which was deliciously warm, sweet and definitely worth the calories!... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

A wonderful restaurant, excellent service. The menu was imaginative, with a thoughtful selection of dishes. My steak was delicious, perfectly cooked and full of flavour. Appetizers and deserts were superb.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

In the quaint little town of Onancock on the Eastern Shore of Virginia sits the charming Charlotte Hotel. Though small in number of guest rooms, the dining room makes us for its limited space with wonderful cuisine. I have often said I would rather have a limited selection menu of very high quality than a menu that promises a cornucopia... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Many reviews about the Charlotte Hotel point out that in a small town with good restaurants, this place is a notch above, good food prepared well, etc. My wife and I completely agree we those reviews on all counts. I would like to point out that the entrees on the menu are different enough to interest someone who eats out... More 

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Tappahannock, Virginia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Our quest for great fining was not disappointed at this restaurant and after staying a few days in the area this was the best by far! A peaceful and welcoming dining room and great service made the evening memorable and the menu selections were excellent and much enjoyed by all four of us. Would recommend only this one dining delight... More 

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Onancock, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I have eaten at the Charlotte many times. It is a lovely gem tucked into the center of picturesque Onancock. It has a formal dining room, a less formal "Board Room", and a small intimate bar. My friends and neighbors come here repeatedly, and it is always recommended to our visitors. The food preparation and presentation are outstanding. Many of... More 

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Norfolk, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The food is exquisite for both meals. Gary's breakfasts are excellent and the chef's dinner offerings, featuring lots of local fare, are equally good.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Consistently good. When we go out looking for a fine dining experience and a meal that never disappoints, we like The Charlotte. On my last visit I had shrimp and grits; it was as good as The Jekyll Club in Georgia, our other favorite. Thank you Charlotte for the gluten free options.

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Richmond, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Everyone told us this was the place to eat. We were not impressed. The decor is silly - glittery painted pinecones and empty shelves. Weird combo of old elegance and school crafts. The service was downright surly. We were expected to pass the plates back and forth as she was not willing to walk to the middle of the table.... More 

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CharlotteHotel, Owner at The Charlotte Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

I appreciate that you did not care for the décor, but I many of your review comments to be insulting rather than helpful. You apparently did not notice the many original artworks displayed on the walls and the “empty shelves.” Those “school crafts” have been exhibited in galleries and museums all across the country! As for the surly service remark,... More 

Sewell, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

After reading all the great reviews maybe we were expecting too much. It was good but nothing to write home about. Both our dinners were average, good but not great. Service was fine. I think I would try another place if in the area. But there is not much in this area. Would possibly try again in the future.

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CharlotteHotel, Owner at The Charlotte Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

From the large number of reviews that you have posted, to be judged “good” in a rather large pool is not nearly so bad as if you had posted only a handful of reviews. With your broad experience, it would have been helpful to know what was needed to earn that extra owl eye or two from you. Thanks for... More 

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Address: 7 North St, Onancock, VA 23417-1921
Phone Number: 757-787-7400
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Onancock
Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
Cuisine: American, European, Seafood

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