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“Very good”

Don's Seafood Restaurant
Price range: US$10 - US$25
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Local Favorite Since 1973. Located in the Heart of Downtown Chincoteague. Oysters & Clams on the Half-Shell. Great place for Family Gatherings, Parties,& Meetings
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Hubby & I ate At Don's during our recent visit to Chincoteague. My husband had the Prime Rib, and I had the ham dinner. Let me say...the Prime rib melts in your mouth, and leaves a heavenly taste in your mouth it was so good. The ham dinner was tasty, but I wish I also had gotten the Prime Rib. We both received a very generous size in our meals, and had to pack 1/2 of each up and take back to hotel for later. I would recommend though you make reservations before you go...they had a 45 minute wait. They do have a band that plays upstairs and a bar. Customer service was excellent.

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Thank Sue T
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go2dons, General Manager at Don's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2013

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Many will agree our Prime Rib is a specialty here at Don's. We do have entertainment upstairs in the lounge every weekend! We hope to see you dining with us again soon!

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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Townies eat here, so we were attracted to it. Perhaps they were understaffed, but we had extremely indifferent service and waited ages for uncomplicated meals.

Thank NorthPotomac
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go2dons, General Manager at Don's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2013

We are very glad that you enjoyed your meal with us, but apologize for the trouble you had with the service. We are improving everyday, and hope to see you dine with us again!

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We were in Chincoteague a few weeks ago and stopped at Don's to order some crabcake sandwiches to go as we were heading to a beach. As soon as we walked in the place smelled very fishy. It's a seafood restaurant, but not in a good way...maybe the kitchen is too close to the door. The service was disinterested, a bunch of kids standing around gazing at their phones, One of the older more experiences servers helped us out and was nice. However, the food was the biggest disappointment: the crab cake sandwiches were flavorless, served on a spongy bun and the cole slaw on the side was soggy and average at best. What a missed opportunity to elevate something so simple into a delicious meal! Based on this experience I would not recommend this restaurant.

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Thank 58Luigi2013
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go2dons, General Manager at Don's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2013

We are very sorry that your take out experience was not satisfactory. Since this review has been posted we have tried to correct and improve the experience for others who place to go orders and hope that you will try our establishment again!

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Reviewed 8 October 2013

Nearly all of the seafood dishes are served casserole style in small dishes and at best, average. If you are looking for genuine seafood, this is not the restaurant for you. Our waitress was outstanding. The displays of political sentiments make you feel uncomfortable and unwelcome.

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Thank JKM127
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go2dons, General Manager at Don's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2013

We are very glad to hear that your service was excellent, and are sorry that you did not enjoy the presentation of our food. As for the flag outside we have our beliefs as do others. We have a strong belief in the Constitution and the 2nd amendment rights. The flag has many meanings and there are certainly many ways you can interpret it. Once again we are very sorry that your experience was not to your satisfactory and will try to improve and ways we are able to.
Thanks again hope you will return and dine with us again.

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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We are on Chincoteague for our honeymoon. Remnants of TS Karen hit tonight and we were trying to find somewhere for dinner. Read all of the reviews on here and almost decided to not go here... Glad we didn't let the negative reviews deter us! Service was friendly, food was great. Relaxed atmosphere. We will definitely be back!

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Thank Emmycharlie
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go2dons, General Manager at Don's Seafood Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2013

Glad the negative reviews didn't sway your decision to dine with us, and we are certainly thrilled we could accommodate you to have a wonderful experience with us despite the nasty weather we were having. We look forward to seeing you again!

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