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 2023? 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 Recommended. Take out orders available. 11am – 9pm. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner and regular menu available.
Channel Bass Inn - Reservations Required. Seatings at 1pm, 1:30pm, 3pm, and 3:30pm. Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Maria’s Family Restaurant – Reservations recommended but walk-ins welcome. 12pm – 4pm. Thanksgiving Buffet Menu
Marina Restaurant at Captains' Cove Golf & Yacht Club - Reservations recommended. 12pm - 3pm. Thanksgiving Buffet Menu 
Ropewalk – Reservations recommended. 12pm - 8pm. 

AJ's on the Creek - will be taking pre-orders for Thanksgiving pies.  Learn all the details.



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 - NYD 757-894-7209
Bill’s Prime Seafood & Steaks – NYE reservations required & NYD 757-336-5831
Dons’ Seafood Restaurant – NYE open,  NYD open 757-336-5715
Famous Pizza – CE (tentative), NYE & NYD 757-336-3301
Marina Club Restaurant - NYE - details pending 757-824-3465
The Pearl - NYE reservations required 757-336-5644
The Ropewalk – CE, NYE, NYD  757-336-0512
The Village – NYE reservations required 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 – 757-336-5178
Island Foods Great Valu – 757-336-5829
Ricky’s Seafood & Produce – 757-336-6867
Susan’s Seafood – 757-824-5545
Tom’s Cove Aqua Farms – 757-336-1945
Whiteraven’s Nest – 757-894-4664 - order Christmas dinner by 12/11 - Learn more.