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2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
757-787-8558
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Waterfront dining with an upscale casual seafood focused menu...
Waterfront dining with an upscale casual seafood focused menu. Specializing in the use of Local, sustainable and fresh products with an award winning chef.
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Celebrating a Birthday

This was a family Birthday party and as usual, the food delicious, the view of the Onancock Creek was spectacular and our waitress was so accommodating. This is one of our favorite places!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Jean F
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Onancock, Virginia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Onancock, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This was a family Birthday party and as usual, the food delicious, the view of the Onancock Creek was spectacular and our waitress was so accommodating. This is one of our favorite places!!!

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Pittsgrove, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were heading back home from vacation on 13N and looking for lunch. Roadside selection was typical fast food. We decided to leave the highway for local fare. At the end of the road less travelled we found the Mallard in what appeared to be a former grocery store. The view from the dining area was on the bend of... More 

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Manassas Park, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We visited for lunch recently and we were underwhelmed. The prices are a bit much for what you get and the building/restaurant interior leaves something to be desired, at least the upstairs does. There was no bathroom at the time and we weren't offered an alternative for where we could take our child to the bathroom so we hightailed it... More 

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Mays Landing, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

After a kayak race in Onacock, we all headed over to Mallards for a seafood boil. It was so thick and yummy...with clams, oysters, fish, shrimp, scallops...the Best Ever!

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Xiamen, China
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

if you are coming by boat, it's right beside the town docks. Great live music, outdoor seating with waterfront views. Food is good, the tuna is excellent. The hamburger is huge. Drinks are not great, but the view, the outdoor seating, are worth the visit.

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Charlotte Court House, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

Taking an out of town visitor to the eastern shore during a freezing week in January could be dicey. This place gave us the feel of Onancock with a great view, historical decorating and we loved the food. Can't wait for a return trip in the summer.

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Mystic, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This was our second visit to Mallard's while traveling home from Florida to Connecticut. We made it a point to come back because we enjoyed our meal so much the first time. We were not disappointed this time either. The crab chowder had a tomato base and a nice spicy taste that warmed us on a cold day. My husband... More 

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Front Royal, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The setting at Mallards can't be beat, summer or winter. The old building on the wharf on the bayside is authentic. Sitting outside in the summer next to the boats is great. Having chef Johnny Mo play is fun. Oh yes, there is even food. Today we had the crab and tomato-basil soups. They were spicy, but not too much.... More 

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mallardman, Owner at Mallards at the Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review of mallards!! We were so happy to see you and are very glad you enjoyed yourselves. Mallards depends on our customers reviews to stay on the top of our game and once again we thank you, not just for the review but also supporting us during the off season. Hope to see you again... More 

Newark, DE
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Ate here recently with a friend and wasn't real impressed. Perhaps in summer when you can sit outside and enjoy location and fresh fish it might be better. Wait staff was friendly and efficient. So give this just an ok!

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Milton, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I met my daughter and granddaughter Sunday 1/4/15 at Mallards at the Wharf for lunch. We meet there for two reasons, one it's a midway point for each of us and two, the restaurant is so accomodating. This is our second visit to this restaurant and we'll be back again. Our server was so nice and patient with us while... More 

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mallardman, Owner at Mallards at the Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your recent review of mallards! We rely on the feedback of our customer's experiences and we LOVE it when we receive ones like yours. At mallards we strive to ensure every guest the same warm, comfortable and memorable experience. Thanks again! Johnny Mo More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Onancock
  • Phone Number: 757-787-8558

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

Description

Waterfront dining with an upscale casual seafood focused menu. Specializing in the use of Local, sustainable and fresh products with an award winning chef.

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