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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
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you a looking for a romantic getaway place for dinner look no further. The staff and owner are top notch. Food quality is excellent. If you don't try it you are missing out. A++++

Thank Dkohler
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the second year we have stopped here on our way to Chesapeake. It is a relaxing lunch for our children and grandchildren. We ate outside and it allowed the preschoolers a time to walk around the wharf after being in the car for 5 hours. The food was good and the service was friendly. We will be back... More 

Thank Renee033
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9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service at the bar outside by the water. Good crab cake, although a little salty for my taste and great salad. Thank you. Nice background Caribbean music too.

Thank Caroline D
New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Prices for the dinner menu don't support the size of the plate. The only difference between the dinner menu and the casual menu is the salad and 13 dollars!!! Unfortunately, we ended up at McDonalds afterwards because we were still hungry.....service is ok. Food was ok.

Thank NY42
Greenbush, VA
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our usual Thursday night spot had AC problems so we ventured to Mallards. Next time we will just go home. We ordered off the casual menu rather than the dinner menu. My husband ordered the burger - over-cooked and over-salted was his verdict. My daughter and I both ordered the Buffalo chicken sandwich. There was nothing Buffalo about it. A... More 

Thank Melissa R
Middletown, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the muscle appetizer, crab cake sandwich and fish taco. Historic building with pretty water views and great food.

Thank Michelle S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service at lunch were great. This is a nice locally run restaurant on the water at the harbor in a historic building. If you are traveling or visiting some place on the Delmarva it's worth leaving US 13 to visit Onancock and stop here if you're looking for lunch.

Thank HotelDeal
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I decided to try Mallards for dinner when we were visiting Onancock. We sat outside and had a table facing the water. It was absolutely beautiful. The mussels were awesome and so was the bread pudding for dessert. Would highly recommend if you are nearby.

Thank misopiso88
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us dined here in advance of attending a play at the local regional playhouse. We all had dined here before & we were all very pleased to dine there again. We split appetizers (2 orders of Fried Green Tomatoes) and we all ordered the duck as our entree. For dessert, we enjoyed Creme Brûlées & a White Chocolate... More 

Thank Beachbumman
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a fun atmosphere outside on the deck! Great live music! Excellent chow! Generous portion of fish in my fish taco! Grilled steak had great flavor. Oh and the mussels appetizer were fantastic!

Thank Carol O

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, 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?