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Mallards at the Wharf

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2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
+1 757-787-8558
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Norfolk, Virginia
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820 reviews
581 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mallards is a great scenic restaurant overlooking the Chesapeake bay. Casual atmosphere and a local favorite. Known for their Crabcakes.Beautiful Sunsets.

Thank boxshop
VA Beach
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stopped in to visit historical Onanacock, VA on our way back from Dover DE. While there we learned of the Historic Hopkins Bros. Store which had been there and served the waterborne commerce since before the Civil War. Also as boaters we wanted to see how the town had upgraded their Town Wharf. The main street into town, State... More 

Thank ragbagr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

On our way down to OBX and stopped here for dinner. Less than a mile and a half off 13, The atmosphere of the old dry goods/general store was really cool. Had a great meal. There were plenty of diverse menu choices, some were unique. I had the pulled pork sandwich which was excellent. My wife had the sweet potato... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Stopped at this restaurant on a whim after driving thru historic district, so happy we did!! The food was amazing, so fresh and delicious. We had the Rockfish sandwich and the BLFGT. I highly recommend both. The service was great and the view of the water made it that much more enjoyable.

2 Thank TrainerNC
Reno, Nevada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Went here based upon reviews and don't understand how this restaurant has gotten such high ratings other than maybe people don't know what fresh seafood is. or we just happened to hit a REALLY off day. We ordered the fried oyster and rockfish basket and it was absolutely some of the most disgusting food we have ever been served in... More 

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Parksley, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The food is always great. If you are visiting the shore, you have to visit here. The seafood is awesome and the scenery is relaxing.

1 Thank 100colleen
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner Sunday night. We ate outside practically on the dock at sunset - what a view! Service was prompt and attentive and the crab cakes are very flavorful with no filler. Good selection of desserts and the hot brownie is a chocoholic's delight.

1 Thank Bob S
Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Great crab bread appetizer and mussels. Awesome seafood! The staff is friendly. The food was seasoned and cooked to perfection and enjoyed the view of the bay. Just duck your head when you use the restroom. Lol Great beer selection too!

Thank Sharon C
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I was there recently with friends and all of us ordered something different to try and pass around. Very happy we did! We had mussels, tuna bites, salmon, and more! Everything was delicious and well prepared. Excellent dinner location, we saw the sunset over the water. Gorgeous!

Thank Valentine614
Baltimore, Maryland
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72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Wonderful dinner. My crab cake was very good. All the food was great. Onion rings were the best we have had anyplace. the only disappointment - there is only one soup -the soup of the day, which was Tomato Basil when we were there, so we didn't try it. We did have dessert which was delicious. Our waitress, Kellie B... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Onancock
  • Phone Number: +1 757-787-8558
Waterfront dining with an upscale casual seafood focused menu. Specializing in the use of Local, sustainable and fresh products with an award winning chef.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?