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All 13 Onancock Restaurants

The Charlotte Hotel & Restaurant

7 North St, Onancock, VA 23417-1921
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Ranked #5 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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Tappahannock, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
1 review
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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
29 helpful votes 29 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 

Harrisonburg, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The food and atmosphere is great at the Charlotte. I was having a lovely dinner a few nights ago, noticing that there were only a few workers on a busy night. As one of them was busy resetting tables as the other two girls were taking orders, and waiting tables, I noticed the boy walking over to Charlotte to help... More 

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

Thank you for the positive comments. We are told to praise in public, and discipline in private for a reason. We maintain a very high standard for service and quality and it is frustrating when not everyone shares your passion for excellence. What you witnessed was a parent correcting a petulant child. There was nothing wrong with the message, but... More 

Xiamen, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Have eaten here many dozens of times; Try Gary's Mojitos; or ask to review his scotch book. Steaks are great here.

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East Hampton, Connecticut
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I am extreemly picky when it comes to food preperation. Everything from wine selection appatizers,dinner and OMG the deserts were expertley prepared.

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Lavallette, New Jersey
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This may be the best restaurant in the entire state of Va or even the entire east coast. From wine list to crème brulee (sp?) this place can't be beat. Outstanding host, great wait staff and a chef who is just fabulous from his delicious creations to their fine presentation. The night we were there music was Ella Fitzgerald doing... More 

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Additional Information about The Charlotte Hotel & Restaurant

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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