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Etta's Channel Side Restaurant

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7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
757 336-5644
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wilmington, DE
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at Etta's, at opening, not realizing reservations were recommended. It flustered the hostess especially when I asked "can we have a water view?" She seemed shocked (and kind of offended that) I didn't know how popular their restaurant was. She rudely informed me "we are just like any other place and you need reservations." The food was nothing... More 

Thank in_fullswing
South Carolina
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124 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wow, we had a super great awesome terrific view of the island with the ponies. We saw ponies as we ate our meal! We phoned ahead to get a really great table and it was worth it. And there are hummingbird feeders out the windows as well, and the hummingbirds were playing with each other. And little boats going up... More 

Thank DonnaSC
Pocomoke City, Maryland
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66 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food with reasonable prices. Excellent views. Go there, order anything, be satisfied. That's how it works.

Thank Fred H
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice restaurant. They are not thrilled if you come without reservations. The porch looks over the bay. It's screened in and acceptable. Food was good. Not large portions however

Thank whdonohue
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103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Etta's Channel Side Restaurant is a mixed bag experience. The food is great. Recommend the hush puppies, crab soup and the crab imperial. Our servers have been consistently friendly and nice. Those are the good things. The challenge with this restaurant is getting to the table. Despite reservations made more than a month in advance, they changed the time of... More 

Thank GoneDivingVA
Hamburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

not only is the food outstanding, you can sit and look across the water and see the lighthouse and ponies on assateague. We even saw dolphins swimming in the channel.

Thank cod167
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our large family group had a very mixed experience here this time. The good: beautiful view and tasty appetizers. The fried green beans and crab bruschetta were noteworthy. The bad: the scallops were spiced too much so that they lost any fresh seafood taste. The ugly: a large number of dishes on the menu were unavailable: roasted chicken, pork chops... More 

Thank Donnamcdofmd
Douglaston, United States
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on Chincoteague Island for 5 dinners, and Etta's was by far the very best. With a beautiful waterside view, our table was looked after by a sweet staff and the food was very good. Plus since it was a bit away from Main Street, you get to see another section.

Thank Marva B
Akron, Pennsylvania
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182 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It opens at 5 pm and I would suggest making reservations because it gets full, but now I know why! Not only do you get a lovely view of the water, but you get to enjoy watching the Hummingbirds right outside the window!!! It has a romantic feeling as you step in the door. All of the food that we... More 

Thank Dorrays
Charlottesville, Virginia
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would probably be my second choice for a nice seafood dinner. My scallops were prepared in a light wine sauce which was ok but they were "gritty." Maybe that was Mother Nature's fault but none the less, was a little disappointing. Husband had a crab cake trio, which seems to be their specialty and he said they were very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
  • Phone Number: 757 336-5644

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