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Etta's Channel Side Restaurant

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7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
+1 757-336-5644
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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West Monroe, New York
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

We went as a family - 6 of us with 3 kids. The food was good. Our server was kind enough but the wait for food was long... and even longer to get our check. Price was average.

Thank NYSharonB
Gainesville, Florida
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

On the island for two days to decided to try some place new for dinner. Food was good and service was fine. I had the scallop Norfolk special, which was excellant and my wife had crab cakes, which were also very good.

Thank Richard R
Newport, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Every year we go to Etta's Channel Side Restaurant on a Saturday evening an d have dinner together with family. The service is great as well as the food is outstanding. We learned to call ahead and make reservations which helps them to have a place ready for the number of people in your party.

Thank Howlingwolf2013
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

Etta's Channel Side Restaurant has very excellent food with a good selection of mostly seafood. Quality of food is very good and tasty. Service was good and waitress was friendly, making the experience worth the time.

Thank 519abz
Clinton Corners, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016 via mobile

😕first time, in my life, that I could not eat the meal at a restaurant. I had the fried seafood combo. The meal was barely luke warm, fries included. The food was over cooked and tasted lousy and I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Thank Carol6345
Richmond, Virginia
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120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

We love this place for it's great service, water views and delicious fare. Make sure to get a reservation as it is popular, and save room for amazing desserts baked by one of the staff, a lovely woman. Seafood, steaks, great hush puppies...cake! Nice wine list too.

Thank anita p
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Etta's was recommended to us before we arrived, so we headed there right after checking in at our motel. Since, it was dark, we didn't get the benefit of the view across the channel to the lighthouse, but for two hungry travelers who'd been on the road all day, and wanted to get a true taste of local seafood, this... More 

Thank BJjourneys
McLean, Virginia
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

You can sit on the screened in porch and enjoy a wonderful seafood meal with your bottle of wine. Bring the kids and they can enjoy it too. It is only open for dinner so you are always treated to a sunset! The food is very good and the service is always excellent. Chincoteague is a magical place and the... More 

Thank pattideb
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

LOVED IT! Charming, extremely well staffed, and delicious food---worth the trip for the home-made hush puppies alone, but that is a mere sideshow compared to everything else. 5 YUMS and enthusiastic 2 thumbs up! High quality food, well prepared, great setting on the water---so good!

Thank Joseph M
Davis, California
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216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Casual, but more upscale dining spot on the island with beautiful views. Crab soup and crabcakes are very good (but their crabcakes are not the best I've had in Va). Hushpuppy sides are a tasty and welcome touch! Good place for fresh seafood or pasta. Excellent service and atmosphere. Decent wine selection at an unbelievable price of $4 a glass!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine, 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: +1 757-336-5644

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