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.

Food Specialty Shops

Ice Cream Parlors

Restaurants & Eateries



Pet-Friendly Accommodations and Dining Options



Planning to be on the island for Thanksgiving 2021? Here is a list of restaurants that will be open for your dining pleasure. Reservations are encouraged.

Bills’ PRIME Seafood & Steaks – Reservations Required.  11am – 8pm. Traditional Thanksgiving dinner and regular menu available.
Etta’s Channel Side Restaurant – Reservations Required. 12pm – 5pm
Maria’s Family Restaurant – Reservations for Buffet 11am – 4pm
Ropewalk – No reservations Needed. Serving normal menu 4pm – 9pm





Planning to be on the island for Christmas and/or New Year’s 2020? 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

Bill’s Prime Seafood & Steaks – Closed December 23-25, NYE 11am – 8pm, NYD 7am – 8pm 757-336-5831
Dons’ Seafood Restaurant – Closed December 21-25, NYE 4pm – 9pm,  NYD 12pm – 8pm 757-336-5715
Famous PizzaNYE  11am – 9pm, NYD 11am – 9:30pm 757-336-3301
J & B Subs – CE 8am – 10pm, NYE 8am – 10pm, NYD 8am – 10pm 757-336-5500
McDonald’sCE 6am – 7pm, NYE  6am – 8pm, NYD  6am – 8pm 757-336-3644
SubwayCE 7am – 8pm, NYE 7am – 8pm, NYD  7am – 8pm 757-336-2480
The Island House in WachapreagueNYE 11am – 9pm 757-787-4242
The Marina Restaurant – NYD 3pm – 9pm 757-824-3465
The RopewalkCE 4pm – 9pm, NYE 4pm – 10pm, NYD 4pm – 10pm 757-336-0512
The Village – NYE 5pm – 8pm 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 9am – 6:30pm, NYE 9am – 6:30pm, NYD 9am – 6:30pm 757-336-5178
Island Foods Great Valu – CE 8am – 9pm, NYE 8am – 9pm, NYD 8am – 9pm 757-336-5829
Ricky’s Seafood & Produce – CE 9:30am – 5:30pm 757-336-6867
Susan’s Seafood – NYE 9am – 6pm 757-824-5545
Tom’s Cove Aqua Farms – CE 9am – 1pm, NYE 9am – 2pm, NYD 9am -4pm 757-336-1945
Whiteraven’s Nest – CE 10am – 5pm 757-894-4664

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