Dining on Chincoteague Island

The freshest local seafood awaits your taste buds.  You’ll experience elegant waterside dining along the Chincoteague Bay or Assateague Channel.  Some restaurants are near island shops offering the finest of seafood, steaks, finger-picking crab feasts, fabulous breakfasts, savory snacks – plus chef-owners who can provide catering services for your meetings or conferences here on Chincoteague Island. Oysters, clams, scallops, crabs and the freshest “catch of the day” are featured fare on most menus.  Gourmet sandwiches, delicious subs, wood smoked BBQ are other offerings for lunch and dinner.

For a real treat, try one of Chincoteague Island’s fine ice cream parlors.

Food Specialty Shops

Ice Cream

Restaurants & Eateries


Pet-Friendly Accommodations and Dining Options 



Planning to be on the island for Thanksgiving 2022? Here is a list of restaurants that will be open for your dining pleasure. Reservations are encouraged, unless otherwise noted.

Bills’ PRIME Seafood & Steaks – Reservations Required. Carry Out and Curbside Pickup Available. 11am – 8pm. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner and regular menu available.
Maria’s Family Restaurant – Reservations recommended by walk-ins welcome. 11am – 4pm Thanksgiving Buffet Menu
Marina Restaurant at Captains' Cove Golf & Yacht Club - Reservations required online. 12pm - 3pm. Thanksgiving Buffet Menu 
Ropewalk – No reservations taken; first come; first serve. Classic Thanksgiving Dinner and regular menu offered. 12pm – 8pm
Steve's II Express - Open for regular hours.


Planning to be on the island for Christmas and/or New Year’s 2022? Here is a list of restaurants that will be open for your dining pleasure. Reservations are encouraged.
CE = Christmas Eve     CEB = Christmas Eve Breakfast  NYE = New Year’s Eve     NYD = New Year’s Day

AJ's on the Creek- NYE reservation required 757-894-7209
Bill’s Prime Seafood & Steaks – Closed December 24-28, NYE open, NYD open 757-336-5831
Dons’ Seafood Restaurant – Closed December 19-27, NYE open,  NYD open 757-336-5715
Famous Pizza – CE limited hours, NYE limited hours 757-336-3301
McDonald’s – CE open until 8pm, NYE open, NYD open 757-336-3644
Steamer's- NYE open, NYD open 757-336-5300
Subway – CE open, NYE open, NYD open 757-336-2480
The Marina Restaurant – NYE event reservations required 757-824-3465
The Ropewalk – CE 12pm – 8pm, NYE normal hours, NYD open 757-336-0512
The Village – NYE open 757-336-5120

All restaurants are closed Christmas Day to spend time with their families.


Stock up on seafood and essentials to make your holiday meal:

Gary Howard Seafood – CE closing around 4pm, NYE open, NYD open 757-336-5178
Island Foods Great Valu – CE open, NYE open, NYD open 757-336-5829
Ricky’s Seafood & Produce – CE open until 5pm, Closed December 25 until March 757-336-6867
Susan’s Seafood – Open December 23, December 27-31 757-824-5545
Tom’s Cove Aqua Farms – CE open, NYE open, NYD open 757-336-1945
Whiteraven’s Nest – CE 10am – 4pm, Closed for season as of December 25 until February 757-894-4664