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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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Gainesville, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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173 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Gear5311
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been twice, May and Sept 2016 and both times were wonderful! Great food, beautiful views and wonderful service

Thank S4894SRelizabethg
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed overnight in Chincoteague and Etta's was recommended by our hotel. A little out of the way from Main St but we had the most gorgeous view over the marshes and water as the sun was setting and just lovely waitstaff. Really delicious crab soup and the best crab cakes I have had in memory; no filler.. Just delicious, yummy... More 

Thank Bonnie B
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good restaraunt with excellent menu. Service was very friendly and attentive. Excellent views of the bay.

Thank Brian H
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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175 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last time we were here was over 25 years ago and it was for breakfast. Tonight we decided to try somewhere we haven't been to in a while and Etta's fit the bill. We sat on the screened deck and had a view of the channel and enjoyed the breeze. The crab and corn chowder was home made and... More 

Thank Nonnieandpops

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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, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic
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?