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“Get a table on the patio!”

Etta's Channel Side Restaurant
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed August 3, 2009

As several Chincoteague reviewers have noted, hardly anyone goes to Chincoteague for the culinary experience, but that does not mean you can' t have a very enjoyable dining evening. My wife and I had just such an evening at Etta's. This family-run restaurant serves good seafood (I had the oysters, my wife the crab cakes; mine was good, hers outstanding), accompanied by acceptable side dishes. We were fortunate to be there on a near perfect summer evening, and sat in the screen-enclosed open-air patio overlooking the inlet. A great place to sit, relax, enjoy a leisurely meal, sip a glass of wine...or two. Etta's is a place with easy country hospitality. From the lovely grandmotherly type who met us as we entered to our server, the staff was great. If you remember where you are, you, too, can have a memorable evening, as we did.

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Thank ddt2
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Reviewed August 3, 2009

We had delicious crab cakes, not a lot of filler, but a lot of crab. Good service. We dined inside, and it had rained hard the night before, the mosquitos were vicious inside the restaurant. The waiter did comment that it was very unusual. There's not many good restaurants on Chincoteague, but I would give this one a try, its casual and worth checking out.

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Thank Sparty80
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Reviewed June 7, 2009

We had a bit of trouble finding Etta's, but I'm glad we did! You get a pretty good amount of food for your money. Each entree comes with two sides. I had the fries (nothing special) and the salad (not exactly the freshest but still good.) Each person also gets a roll and butter and two hush puppies. And those hush puppies are delicious! For an entree I had the "Best of the Sea" special which was a crab cake, crab imperial, and a shrimp cake (crab cake with shrimp mixed in.) All three were great with our without sauce and lemon. As for the price of our meal, 2 entrees, a soup, and 2 beers came to about 56 dollars. So it's not super cheap, but I think that it is very reasonable. The view of the channel is also a plus. I would definitely go back again!

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Reviewed April 13, 2009

The crab cakes were full of meat. The wine is so reasonable. The service was very relaxed and I would eat there again if I came back. Good value.

Thank Marie-Elinor
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Reviewed February 18, 2009

Food was average for a 'down-home ' type of place, mostly fried stuff .Menu was bland w/ few options in style of food or drink.
Service was lazy and perfunctory.Waiter brought our check and never asked if we wanted desert or coffee.
The only reason to go there might be for lunch ,because it's right on the channel and you have a nice view ,but certainly not for the food or the service.
No reason to go back ,there are much better options on the Island.

Thank bayman
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