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Etta's Channel Side Restaurant

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7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
+1 757-336-5644
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“hush puppies” (58 reviews)
“crab cakes” (111 reviews)
“scallop salad” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
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Reviewed today via mobile

Adorable decor! Beautiful views from the screen porch with a nice breeze. Was told we needed reservations when I called although there were many empty tables. Hush puppies and rolls were delicious. The calamari appetizer was also good. My husband and I shared the special...2...More

Thank aplbch
Reviewed today via mobile

We had a really lovely meal looking out over the water to watch the ponies, fishermen and an active hummingbird. Two of us had a crab cake combo special that was two crab cakes and crab imperial, the other had scallops. I have never appreciated...More

Thank Meg F
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful food, polite staff, and decent prices! Gorgeous view! We will be back every year and make Etta's our annual dining experience!

Thank Elizabeth P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food was fair. The wait was long. The waitresses frazzled. However, the breezes on the screened patio were great! Vegetarians will not have much to choose from sadly.

Thank Lois B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There was no filler in the crab cakes but they are small as expected. There’s a covered patio to sit outside.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was wonderful & friendly! The food was very good! The atmosphere was beautiful! The curtain decorations were hand sewn by one of the staff as well as some of the artwork and paintings on the sideboards and other items! The restaurant is right...More

Thank Bevvt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are seafood lovers and this restaurant exceeded our expectations! The crab cakes are outstanding and the service was attentive and personal. We highly recommend!!

Thank DebO1972
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

We love this restaurant! From the beautiful ambience, the friendly and helpful wait staff (Debbie, our waiter, couldn’t have been more pleasant and helpful), to the beautiful view overlooking the water, to the colorful flora and hummingbirds that surround the dining rooms, and of course,...More

Thank Barbara F
Reviewed May 13, 2018

A charming small restaurant. I had called ahead to make a reservation and asked for a table by the water, When we arrived all of the tables had been taken. Apparently, you cannot reserve a table by the water before 7? Oh well. Karen who...More

Thank DandMRidgefield_CT
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Ettas Channelside is in Chincoteague VA. I was there for dinner with a group. The lightly breaded fish platter was very good and it was very lightly breaded. The salad & dressing were fresh and very tasty. Service was prompt & friendly. We were greeted...More

Thank Sue S
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Michelle M
June 9, 2018|
Response from DandMRidgefield_CT | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest making a reservation and be sure to ask for a table by the window. Although it did not really help us because the window tables were already taken.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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