Dining on Chincoteague Island

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.

Ice Cream Parlors

Restaurants & Eateries



Planning to be on the island for Christmas and/or New Year's? Here is a list of restaurants that will be open for your dining pleasure. Reservations are encouraged. (2018 list)
CE = Christmas Eve     NYE = New Year's Eve     NYD = New Year's Day
All restaurants are closed Christmas Day to spend time with their families.

Bill's PRIME Seafood & Steaks - CE 6am - 11pm, NYE, NYD
Don's Seafood Restaurant - NYE, NYD
The Ropewalk - CE until 6pm, NYE, NYD
The Village Restaurant - NYE



Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving Day meal on Chincoteague Island at the following restaurants. Reservations are encouraged. (2018 list)

American Legion Post #159 Family - Open to island residents & home-bound from 11am - 4pm. Free.
Bill's PRIME Seafood & Steaks
Chincoteague Diner & Restaurant
Etta's Channel Side Restaurant
Maria's Family Restaurant
The Ropewalk

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