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Etta's Channel Side Restaurant

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7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
+1 757-336-5644
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Etta's Channel Side Restaurant has very excellent food with a good selection of mostly seafood. Quality of food is very good and tasty. Service was good and waitress was friendly, making the experience worth the time.

Thank 519abz
Clinton Corners, New York
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

😕first time, in my life, that I could not eat the meal at a restaurant. I had the fried seafood combo. The meal was barely luke warm, fries included. The food was over cooked and tasted lousy and I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

Thank Carol6345
Richmond, Virginia
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121 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place for it's great service, water views and delicious fare. Make sure to get a reservation as it is popular, and save room for amazing desserts baked by one of the staff, a lovely woman. Seafood, steaks, great hush puppies...cake! Nice wine list too.

Thank anita p
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Etta's was recommended to us before we arrived, so we headed there right after checking in at our motel. Since, it was dark, we didn't get the benefit of the view across the channel to the lighthouse, but for two hungry travelers who'd been on the road all day, and wanted to get a true taste of local seafood, this... More 

Thank BJjourneys
McLean, Virginia
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

You can sit on the screened in porch and enjoy a wonderful seafood meal with your bottle of wine. Bring the kids and they can enjoy it too. It is only open for dinner so you are always treated to a sunset! The food is very good and the service is always excellent. Chincoteague is a magical place and the... More 

Thank pattideb
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

LOVED IT! Charming, extremely well staffed, and delicious food---worth the trip for the home-made hush puppies alone, but that is a mere sideshow compared to everything else. 5 YUMS and enthusiastic 2 thumbs up! High quality food, well prepared, great setting on the water---so good!

Thank Joseph M
Davis, California
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264 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Casual, but more upscale dining spot on the island with beautiful views. Crab soup and crabcakes are very good (but their crabcakes are not the best I've had in Va). Hushpuppy sides are a tasty and welcome touch! Good place for fresh seafood or pasta. Excellent service and atmosphere. Decent wine selection at an unbelievable price of $4 a glass!... More 

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Appomattox, Virginia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This is a very nice restaurant by the water and the seafood is excellent. We both ordered steamed shrimp (unpeeled) with a baked potato, hushpuppies, garden salad and a roll that were excellent.for $14 a plate which we thought it was a very good deal. We would definitely eat here again.

Thank egnem2
Gainesville, Virginia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This restaurant was right by our resort. The owner suggested it. It has a beautiful view right on the water and well worth the money! Had great service! The seafood is excellent!

Thank cbscw30
Philadelphia, PA
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79 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

It was midweek September, so there were few choices, so I am glad we came upon Etta's. First, the service was very very good and the waitress was working very hard as they were short staffed. My husband and I eat mostly vegetarian, so we are probably pickier than most. I had a special,- a white fish Bronzino, that was... More 

Thank PattyPhiladelphia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
  • Phone Number: +1 757-336-5644

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