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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“hush puppies” (62 reviews)
“crab cakes” (117 reviews)
“scallop salad” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived a little later than we planned (close to closing time) but after checking with the kitchen the woman at the desk seated us. Our server Margaret was friendly and efficient. I love the fried green bean appetizer! I also really enjoy the roll...More

Thank uhohitsher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff was very friendly and accommodating. We arrived a half hour before our reservation, yet they were still able to seat us. Don’t come here looking for steak, this IS a sea food restaurant. Most of the items on the menu are locally harvested. My...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family went to Etta's after scattering a late family member's ashes, so we were ready for a low-key but special and comforting dinner. We arrived too late for the gorgeous view, but the experience was perfect. The service was friendly and efficient. All of...More

Thank katnap8109
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Side dishes do not reel diners into Etta’s. The lump crab cakes do! For the crab cakes, you’ll visit again and again and again. Hush puppies are a must, too. The location on the water and view of the historic lighthouse is nice, especially at...More

Thank FloridaFrau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for dinner Saturday night and ate on the deck. Food stated out good with great rolls, hushpuppies and, a fresh salad. Then we received our crab bruschetta and it had a little flavor and even tinier portions. I ordered...More

Thank chevelleguy0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner at Etta's with a Road Scholar group and loved the shrimp-and-clam platter. The food and wine were good, the service efficient and friendly.

Thank NM43
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously...I ordered spaghetti since I am allergic to shellfish and being our last night on the Island, I was floundered out, chickened out, etc. Was apprised right before the family's dinners were served that they had run out of spaghetti...ugh. They offered me a pork...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We liked our meal enough to return a second night. Best crab cakes. Food was wonderful. But any restaurant can offer good food. What makes this special? The view! The hummingbird feeders. The flowers. The kind staff. If you want a lovely evening this is...More

Thank hungrytraveler0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaraunt is awesome! Great, fresh food, friendly staff, food comes quick. My hubby has a severe shellfish allergy, but Etta’s accommodated him well and he got the salmon which is was very happy with. The hush puppies before the meal were really good as...More

Thank fishnchipsperson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here by a recommendation of the owner of Snug Harbor. We found it very quaint and it also had an awesome view.My husband said they were the best hush puppies that he very ate. I’m GF so I can’t validate them.

Thank sharonsprad
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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

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, 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: +1 757-336-5644
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