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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“hush puppies” (50 reviews)
“crab cakes” (97 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 pm - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
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Reviewed October 4, 2015

Great place to eat, good food and wonderful views. The restaurant is right on the water, with wonderful views. The food was delicous, hush puppies were really good, served with warm rolls.

Thank Roni C
Reviewed September 30, 2015

We had a wonderful dinner at Etta's! The view and ambiance were great, the food was great, the service was great and the price was very reasonable! We'll be back the next time we visit Chincoteage. Another restaurant in town was more highly rated, so...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed September 28, 2015

Delicious crab cakes! Appetizers and other fare also excellent. Wait staff is friendly and attentive. Nicely decorated dining room with views of the bay.

Thank dapyb
Reviewed September 28, 2015

On the water. Great for sunsets while dining. Love the hummingbird feeders outside the windows, we love watching them every time we are there. When we want to go to a restaurant with a little bit nicer atmosphere and dining we go to Etta's. Food...More

Thank MaryKandB
Reviewed September 22, 2015

Wonderful view, Great atmosphere, Great food. Had the Fried Clam Strips and they were TO-DIE for... SO Yummy...

Thank Carol B
Reviewed September 20, 2015

Great service, good meal. Side dishes vegetable choices limited. Not equipped for handicapped ramp overgrown Parking area limited, no outside lighting

Thank Sunset196
Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

Went on a Saturday night. They were busy but we shouldn't have waited 15 mins for a menu and a drink order. Three waitresses were in the diningroom, the enclosed porch yet no one came to our table. . We were about to leave when...More

Thank amb06
Reviewed September 16, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I come here every year. We never have a problem getting a table, always by the windows inside. We enjoy watching the hummingbirds. Their bread and hush puppies are wonderful. The meals are outstanding. The servers are all friendly and prompt, even...More

Thank jeanybeeny
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Late one rainy night, when every restaurant on the island seemed to be packed, my daughter and I traveled to Etta's finding it easily, since it wasn't that far from where we were staying. The hostess asked if we had a reservation. We did not....More

Thank darBelleVernon_Pa
Reviewed September 14, 2015

We've been eating at Etta's every visit to Chincoteague for years--so we obviously enjoy it--but I must say that this year's meal was the best ever! The seafood is fresh and delicious, the view of Assateague Island and Lighthouse are magnificent, the hummingbirds are fun,...More

Thank Michael S
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Restaurant Details

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