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Mallards at the Wharf

2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
+1 757-787-8558
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“crab cakes” (97 reviews)
“fish tacos” (21 reviews)
“flatbread” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
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Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Sergio attended to my wife and my questions and made a few suggestions ...... PERFECT .....this is a nice place for a no frills lunch ....the linens come out for the dinner crowd and even though we were just passing through, I will say with...More

Thank 555JLC
Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We make it a point to stop at Mallard's whenever we are in the area. It's a sure thing that the food will be good, and today was no exception. It was a beautiful day so we sat out on the deck and enjoyed a...More

Thank Betsy J
Reviewed May 6, 2016

We stumbled upon Onancock and decided to try Mallards for lunch. Terrific food and a fantastic owner who went out of his way to ensure we enjoyed our meal. It was nice to get a bit of the local flavor of the community; Mallards /...More

Thank Lena20814
Reviewed May 2, 2016

We had an excellent dinner at Mallards. I had the seafood jambalaya (mussels, clams, fish, andouille sausage & shrimp simmered in a rich tomato broth with okra, garlic & jasmine rice). It was delicious! My husband had a seafood platter that he raved about. Early...More

Thank MargaretR8
Reviewed April 25, 2016

For a spot right on the water the views are wonderful in this quaint little town however the food is just plain. It is mostly frozen Pre made stuff. No fresh fish from the area, mostly grouper, you don't get that local. The burgers are...More

Thank Pam I
mallardman, Owner at Mallards at the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2016

Hello Pam l, my name is Johnny Mo. I am the chef and owner of mallards and I have seen your recent review. I also see that you are from Onancock. I would love to touch base on everything you mentioned in your review, but...More

Reviewed April 4, 2016 via mobile

We dined here and all enjoyed their meals: crab cake sandwich, salad with a crab cake, and single fried oyster sandwich. My crab cake was excellent: lots of crabmeat, perfectly seasoned. It was not huge, but very tasty. My only comment is that for the...More

Thank luke47
Reviewed March 29, 2016

Mallards at the Wharf is a fancy name for an un-fancy restaurant in an historic building. I asked our very friendly waiter what the restaurant was noted for, and he said the crab cake. Our meal started with a tasty tomato basil soup that was...More

Thank dmus
mallardman, Owner at Mallards at the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2016

Hello dmus, my name is Johnny Mo. I am the chef and owner of Mallards. I have seen your recent review and I would like to respond. Mallards is a waterfront restaurant that clearly states we have a CASUAL LUNCH WITH AN UPSCALE DINNER. No...More

Reviewed March 14, 2016

Have been here many times, but I have to say that recently the service and quality of food has dropped offMore

Thank pat23661
mallardman, Owner at Mallards at the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2016

Hello Pat23661. My name is Johnny Mo, I am the chef and owner of Mallards. I see you have recently visited our restaurant in Onancock. Thank you for taking the time to write a review on trip advisor. We rely on this vital feedback to...More

Reviewed February 25, 2016

Found Mallards by accident while taking friends to 'another' restaurant in February. I just love this place!!! The mussels were out of this world, I took home the juice and used it for shrimp and pasta. It was flavorful with a bit of heat. Have...More

mallardman, Owner at Mallards at the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2016

Thank you for the review Linda G!! I am Johnny Mo the chef and owner of Mallards and we are very glad to hear about your experience! We always rely on trip advisor to keep us informed about our customers feedback and thoughts. We will...More

Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Mallards is a little off the beaten track (in this case, U.S. 13) for those trying to make time north and south on the Eastern Shore, but it is a delicious excuse for a short detour. We stopped for lunch, and I was reminded why...More

Thank Thomas L
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Questions & Answers
August 17, 2017|
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Response from mallardman | Property representative |
We allow pets to be leashed just outside our fence around the deck with a nice table under the shade right next to your furry friend, you can touch them through the fence. We also provide a nice cold bowl of water!!
Judy R
November 27, 2015|
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Response from 4afrog | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure - I'd call them - I can and do eat everything -
Judy R
November 27, 2015|
Response from Annette B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, some...11.30-8 wknds.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
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: +1 757-787-8558
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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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