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Mallards at the Wharf

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2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second year that we have traveled to Onancock by boat and docked at the town wharf. Last year we had lunch at Mallards with the other boaters that we were traveling with. It was pretty good. We ate outside and it was relaxing and unhurried. Several in our party went back another night and had dinner (we... More 

Thank Catherine W
Chesapeake, Virginia
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Mallards. This time, for lunch, my husband had a crabcake sandwich with fries and I had grilled tuna sandwich with cole slaw. The piece of tuna was HUGE! It was cooked to perfection- medium rare, just how I like it. My husband said the crabcake was loaded with crab meat and delicious. We can't... More 

Thank MargaretR8
Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our waitress was great, we had the crab cake salad and the crab cakes are delicious! We were there on a weekday for lunch so it wasn't very busy.

Thank lag502016
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a historical general store right on the onancock wharf. Johnny Mo (Morrison) is a regional legend of a chef! And a great musician too. His menu is unique and tasty. Try the specials. Great outdoor seating area right on the wharf. Great for watching a sunset at the wharf as it sets on the creek

Thank vagabond77
Essex, Maryland
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must go to! What a beautiful location! It is a beautiful old building and a lot of history here. The food was top notch also! The waitress was very good too, she was very knowledgeable about the area, and told us of other places to go to in the area. This was our first time here, but... More 

Thank Markoshannon
Cambridge, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good Weather always helps, but a good location and great friends sealed the deal. The Bartender was friendly and attentive, the corona's and orange crushes hit the spot. Have eaten there several times before, food is always great. We will be back!

Thank KK4golf
Centreville, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a very nice takeout lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Traveling with our dog, so we found a nice shaded picnic table, walked over to Mallards and picked up our lunch. Great adaptive reuse/preservation and a very enjoyable spot. Lots of folks seem to enjoy visiting by boat, docking at the wharf. Look forward to future visits.

Thank MDStave
Kettering, Ohio
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We were visiting historic Onancock and the wharf is a necessary stop. We had seen the Singing Chef on one of the local TV shows so were aware of Mallards. Even though it was mid afternoon we decided we had to stop and eat something just because the place is so inviting. We sat outside and had the Mussels and... More 

Thank kdemolet
Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania
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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We travelled for 45 minutes from Chincoteague to get to this place because someone in our party recommended it as better quality than what was available closer to Chicoteague. In my opinion, the place was not worth the travel time. We arrived for a quiet, late lunch, sat outside in a cozy deck or patio area. Beyond that I found... More 

Thank FineDiner658
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79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Lovely setting with boats coming in. Decent service. Decent drinks. Restaurant distributed calamari. Husband had Chesapeake sampler--excellent! I had scallops, drizzled in honey, cinnamon, chipotle. I liked them fine. We would come back and we will. Pricey meal--not much bang for the buck but location makes up for it.

Thank gordonsvillegal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $25
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Onancock
  • Phone Number: 757-787-8558
Waterfront dining with an upscale casual seafood focused menu. Specializing in the use of Local, sustainable and fresh products with an award winning chef.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?