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“Tangier Island is delightful!”
Review of Lorraine's

Lorraine's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

We picked the perfect day to take the one-hour ride over to tiny Tangier Island from Onancock, Va. Captain Mark's boat skimmed over a calm Chesapeake Bay with about 20 of us on board. He told us that any of the 4 restaurants on the island would be good for lunch and we'll just have to make 3 more trips to see if he's right!

We chose Lorraine's because the description of the sweet potato french fries with cinnamon and sugar just sounded too good to miss! They didn't disappoint us -- the perfect combination of sweet and salty! The crab cake platter was pricey but the two crab cakes were huge! Easily twice if not three times larger than the usual size and nicely flavored -- crispy brown on the outside and moist inside. The waitress was friendly and helpful and we loved the island atmosphere.

We had walked to the beach (we had it to ourselves) and around the island before lunch. Afterwards we rented a golf cart and toured the remaining couple of areas we hadn't walked. With only 400+ islanders full-time on Tangier, it is an easy place to see in 4 hours before the return ferry ride home. The crab shanties in the harbor are picturesque and I am sure the subject of many photographs and paintings from intrigued visitors.

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Thank Karen C
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

Having eaten at Fisherman's Corner the night before, we decided to try Lorraine's in our quest to spread our tourist dollars around fairly. Bad Choice.
I got the soft shells, which had been quite special the night before at Fisherman's. These were quickly on their way to being hard shells. There is something very distasteful about biting into a soft shell and getting a mouth full of shell. I ended up not eating any of it. Sides were not good. Hubby had a flounder sandwich, frozen flounder! He left most of it. Prices high for the quality of food. Will return to Fisherman's next time and stay there.

Thank SidelineObservant
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We had great crab cakes here and enjoyed the friendly atmosphere - well worth the stop. Daughter is allergic to crab and had barbecue and enjoyed it as well. This is a small family restaurant - no frills - but very nice and the food is excellent. We will be back!

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Thank julieb312
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Reviewed June 29, 2012

Lorraine's is one of the few places on Tangier that accept Visa or Master Card. The crab cakes were the best I had during my trip. They had little filler and lots of crabmeat fried up perfectly. The hot crab dip in a bread bowl is enough for a meal even if listed as an appetizer and is some of the best I have ever eaten. Service was excellent and the folks were all very friendly.

Thank EasyEight22407
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Reviewed November 29, 2011

Everyone at the Lorraine's was friendly and the service and food were great.

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