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Mallards at the Wharf

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2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
757-787-8558
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations
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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  • 22
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  • 4
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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
Harbor Dining

I am in love with Onancock! Just 5 minutes off busy Hwy 13 on the eastern shore of Virginia, this lovely little town is a step back in time with gracious old homes lining each side of the road. At the end of the road is a small, picturesque harbor and Mallards. There is an option to eat inside... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Diane W
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The Dalles, Oregon
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Dining on a budget
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The Dalles, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I am in love with Onancock! Just 5 minutes off busy Hwy 13 on the eastern shore of Virginia, this lovely little town is a step back in time with gracious old homes lining each side of the road. At the end of the road is a small, picturesque harbor and Mallards. There is an option to eat inside or... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

nice old general store turned into an eatery on the water. my family and i went for dinner and there was a table of construction workers with potty mouths next to us. My kids don't need to hear f*** this and f*** that.... We asked the wait staff to move us or address the bad language- we got neither. This... More 

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Haymarket, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I recently dined at Mallards with my family and enjoyed this restaurant. Upon arrival, we were immediately seated as it was an early dinner and the restaurant wasn't very crowded. Our service was excellent, as we had two infants present and the waitress Ashley was very accommodating of their needs along with those of the group. I personally ordered the... More 

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Virginia, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great little spot next to the marina. My husband and I sat outside for drinks and lunch time snacks. Happy to say the drinks arrived quickly, good wine selection for such an off the path location. Menu was diverse, happy to see muscles and there were tasty. Only challenge is it took about 20 minutes for someone to take the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We just tried to eat at Mallards and sat for 15 minutes and no one acknowledged us. The hostess was aloof. I was blatantly ignored but one of the 3 waitresses working on the patio. My husband met the head chef at a Phish show a few years ago and this was our first time on the Eastern Shore to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I ordered the Sesame Crusted Salmon and it came with a salad. It was a large serving of salmon with rice and asparagus. My friend had a crab cake and I took a bit. It tasted very good but it was kind of small if you ask me. I found it to be a bit expensive but the food tasted... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My daughter and her good looking sweet smart awesome French husband (sorry just can't help boast about him) were visiting us from their home in Germany. When they visit they usually visit w/ her fathers side of the family first and then I and the rest get her last. I'm not complaining it just works out best that way for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Have eaten here several times over the years traveling thru the Delmarva Peninsula. Located in a historic waterfront building in the quaint town of Onancock, it offers a welcome relief from the standard dining fare along Rt. 13. You can sit inside the historic dining room, or, outside on the deck right next to boats in their slips. The food... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Love this place! Talk about quaint with awesome casual dining on the water. Our server Jaime was quite knowledgable about the menu and the things to see on the the Eastern Shore. Highly recommend Mallards when in Onancock!

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Parksley, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great crab cake. Excellent service from Ashley Reynolds. She took good care of us. Sit on the deck and enjoy!

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Additional Information about Mallards at the Wharf

Address: 2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
Phone Number: 757-787-8558
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Onancock
Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Mediterranean

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, 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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