We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


4417 Chambers Lane, Tangier Island, VA 23440
+1 757-891-2225
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (23 reviews)
“clams” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4417 Chambers Lane, Tangier Island, VA 23440
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (87)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a seafood review - burgers. I'm not sure how you get here (I flew) but if you can, it's a good place to eat. Feels like you're eating at your grandma's or a pot luck (very at ease). I had the Lorraine...More

Thank musket_trip
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Order the crab cake special. If you like fried bread filling this is your place. The cakes where 90 percent bread filling with maybe 10 percent crab. For an island known for crabbing this was a terrible meal. The one bright spot was the cream...More

1  Thank bigbit2u
Stay in the know!Get the latest updates on restaurants and more in Tangier Island.
Join TripAdvisor
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Seemed like a must to have a crab cake sandwich while on Tangier Island so we stopped in Lorraine's right away. Overall the service was a bit unfriendly and the tourists coming off the ferry seemed to be treated like cattle. I have eaten crab...More

Thank Ottie A
Reviewed 11 September 2017

I've eaten a lot of crabcakes in a lot of places but Lorraine's has the best ones I have ever had - restaurant is small so run there as soon as you get off the ferry - you are in for a real treat, all...More

Thank Margaret M
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The crab cakes were superb. The Turkey sandwich had real turkey, not sliced deli meat. Two of my party needed something but were told the grocery was closed on Sunday. The waitress instead called her niece to bring them to us from her house. I...More

1  Thank Nancy
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Don't visit Tangier without visiting Lorraine's for a meal. If you like seafood, this is a great restaurant. Crab cake special with the seafood chowder, excellent atmosphere; the waitress answered all our tourist questions about Tangier Island. The service was great. We will be back...More

Thank C130driver
Reviewed 29 August 2017

We arrived in Tangiers Island on Sunday and most of the other (and there are only 2 or 3) restaurants were closed. Lorraine's is just a very short walk from the ferry landing and the perfect spot for lunch. The crab soup - delicious; flounder...More

1  Thank Sunny B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My Dad's relatives were watermen from Tilghman Island Maryland and my Mom knew all the best seafood recipes, but Lorrain's on Tangier Island has one for soft crabs that our family didn't have. I flew in with 2 ole friends for lunch and we all...More

Thank Brian A
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

The food was very good, i ate crab cake and seafood chowder it was awesome Nice atmosphere, great waitress and clean bathroom. Everyone in the party enjoyed their food

Thank magicchef
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Flew down to Tangier from the Bay Bridge Portrait with a couple of friends for a few hours of nostalgia. Lorraine's fit the bill for lunch (no need for the Crockett's full course dinner that is reminiscent of Thanksgiving). The soft crab (not crab cake)...More

Thank VaTechDad
Nearby HotelsSee all Tangier Island Hotels
Somers Cove Motel
40 reviews
20.08 km away
Paddlewheel Motel
31 reviews
20.60 km away
My Fair Lady Bed and Breakfast
69 reviews
21.23 km away
Crisfield Budget Inn
34 reviews
21.63 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Fisherman's Corner Restaurant
116 reviews
.01 km away
Spanky's Ice Cream Shop
41 reviews
.27 km away
Hilda Crockett's Chesapeake House
59 reviews
.41 km away
Nearby Attractions
Tangier History Museum
66 reviews
.32 km away
Janes Island State Park
130 reviews
24.16 km away
Ker Place
41 reviews
25.17 km away
Tangier Rappahannock Cruises
122 reviews
25.96 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
28 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from pattysoule | Reviewed this property |
Call Lorraine's and ask them if they deliver. My guess is no.
19 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from islandmedic80 |
They use a separate fryer for seafood.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4417 Chambers Lane, Tangier Island, VA 23440
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Tangier Island
  • Phone Number: +1 757-891-2225
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing