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Etta's Channel Side Restaurant

7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
+1 757-336-5644
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (56 reviews)
“crab cakes” (111 reviews)
“scallop salad” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7452 East Side Drive, Chincoteague Island, VA
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to Etta's looking forward to doing the shrimp boil dinner. I planned to start off with steamed clams, but they ran out. Hubby wanted the crab soup, but they were out of it. Our daughter asked for pasta for her kid's meal, but...More

Thank jackiemiller1
Reviewed yesterday

Made a last minute reservation for myself, wife and two teenage daughters. We were given a wonderful inside corner table with a breathtaking view of Assateague channel. Our waitress Stephanie was very personable and nice. Food was delicious and we all tried something different. Coconut...More

Thank JDN535
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good food....and the prices are reasonable. Too often the standard seafood restaurants in tourist areas are all the same. Etta's seems to offer much better quality. I had the broiled platter w/ barramundi and a crab cake; they were both outstanding. Etta's has a...More

Thank Rrh9652
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came in and were seated quickly and politely.The waitress came and introduced herself, brought the usual bread and hush puppies and ordered our entrees.Apettizers came quickly but... the food took a long time and after we finished we waited a long time for our...More

Thank maponte1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe knowledgeable Chincoteague residents and veteran Chincoteague vacationers know about Etta’s, but we didn’t until this trip. We ate out every night during our 5-night stay here, and this was our best didn’t experience for the week. We have vacationed on Chincoteague almost a dozen...More

Thank ejpjr2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family finally got to eat at Etta's this summer. We were pleasantly surprised at just how nice the dining room was. We had a window table and enjoyed the humming birds feeding outside right beside us. The food was very good and we especially...More

Thank Peggy F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled on this place and so glad we did. Fantastic service and delicious homemade food. We liked it so much we came back the next night and had dinner again! If you are lucky enough, get a seat by the windows....the breeze was amazing!

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointing dinner. Nice location and decent service, but lousy food. Ambience in restaurant is really dated as well. I would not go again.

Thank Timeout2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely view of channels and marshes. We went at dusk but a friend recommended breakfast and requesting a window seat to see the hummingbirds visit the hanging flowers at the windows. Inside dining areas would be nice for a shower or gathering. Outdoor deck is...More

Thank heat89
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came tonight with my husband for dinner and had a wonderful dinner- the trio included fish, a crab cake and scallops. Very simple presentation and tasty. We sat at a corner table looking out over the marsh and enjoyed the ending of the day. Restaurant...More

Thank Elisabeth M
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Michelle M
10 June 2018|
Response from DandMRidgefield_CT | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest making a reservation and be sure to ask for a table by the window. Although it did not really help us because the window tables were already taken.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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