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Etta's Channel Side Restaurant

7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
+1 757-336-5644
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“hush puppies” (59 reviews)
“crab cakes” (108 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Have eaten here twice in the last two months and been happy both times. Food is well prepared and plentiful. Hushpuppies are complimentary and the wine menu is not prohibitive. It is all so good!

Thank mrose414
Reviewed 3 days ago

The porch provides a beautiful view while enjoying dinner. Unfortunately the meals weren't as good as what we have experienced in the past. Portions also seemed smaller that in past visits. The coconut shrimp was a hit and we though the hush puppies were very...More

Thank IslandLover1961
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our first time here was surprising in all the right ways. We enjoyed delicious, moderately priced food while enjoying a quaint view of the Assateague Channel. The service was outstanding!

Thank AC1241
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a late swim, so we had an 8:00 pm reservation. We got there about 7:55 and the place was packed with several large groups in the main dining room and on the porch. There were five of us and as our interior table...More

Thank Hokie67
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to this restaurant many years ago. While in Chincoteague on a Saturday afternoon we decided to visit it for dinner. They open at 5pm for dinner. The view from the dining room is beautiful. It looks out at the water on the...More

Thank J325
Reviewed 1 week ago

View of marsh, hummingbirds outside window, single fried oysters well prepared, hush puppies as appetizers, walking distance from our location

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was horrible here. We ordered the steamed clams and there were at least 4 out of the dozen that had not opened. The ones that were opened were very small and unflavorful. Our entrees were tasteless and unappealing. Our waitress had no personality...More

Thank QtownFarmer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going here since I was a kid in the late 1980s and now bringing my family here. It's still the same with a wonderful staff, fantastic food and very good drinks! Water views make dinner very relaxing. Its tradition that we always...More

Thank Tara S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe our waitress was having a bad night, but let me tell you, Oscar the Grouch would have been a better server. It took forever to even get the menus, then she disappeared forever to take our order. We had heard the food was excellent,...More

Thank belcherfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by locals, our girlfriend's group of four enjoyed good food and a great view of the channel and lighthouse. Hummingbirds visited the feeders during our whole dinner. The hushpuppies and rolls were a nice touch and delicious. I had the lightly fried oysters which...More

Thank hokiegirl
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
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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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