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Etta's Channel Side Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
757 336-5644
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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McLean, Virginia
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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255 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank hollisJ_dr
Appomattox, Virginia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice restaurant by the water and the seafood is excellent. We both ordered steamed shrimp (unpeeled) with a baked potato, hushpuppies, garden salad and a roll that were excellent.for $14 a plate which we thought it was a very good deal. We would definitely eat here again.

Thank egnem2
Gainesville, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant was right by our resort. The owner suggested it. It has a beautiful view right on the water and well worth the money! Had great service! The seafood is excellent!

Thank cbscw30
Philadelphia, PA
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79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was midweek September, so there were few choices, so I am glad we came upon Etta's. First, the service was very very good and the waitress was working very hard as they were short staffed. My husband and I eat mostly vegetarian, so we are probably pickier than most. I had a special,- a white fish Bronzino, that was... More 

Thank PattyPhiladelphia
Chappaqua, New York
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The title of this review says it all! I had the Crab & Corn Chowder and it was wonderful! Plenty of crabmeat, creamy and smooth and the crab was not overwhelmed by the corn. I had a special dinner of two crab cakes and crab imperial. The crab cakes were by far the best crab cakes I've ever eaten and... More 

Thank Daniel C
Ocean View, Delaware
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176 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wet and Rainy but it was still a great experience . they were a little short staffed (time of year) but the wait was deffinetly worth it, Sandra tented to our needs as fast as she could , the food was very good , scallops and pasta dishes were excellent . we sat on the channel with great views even... More 

Thank Robert R
Chesapeake, Virginia
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Our first visit here and we really enjoyed it. The service was very good and our view and seating were great. Their corn and crab chowder was very good along with my crab cakes. A few things I wasn't impressed with is that my salad was warm and my dressing came out in a carry out type plastic container. Not... More 

Thank Donna M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner our last night before leaving for home. We both had the crab corn chowder and it was very good, we also had a salad. I had the sea scallops with a baked potato and the scallops were very good my wife had the special that was crab cakes and crab imperial which was also... 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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?