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

Restaurants & Eateries



Pet-Friendly Accommodations and Dining Options




Planning to be on the island for Christmas and/or New Year’s 2021? 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 24-25, Open December 26 breakfast to dinner, NYE open, NYD open 757-336-5831
Dons’ Seafood Restaurant – Closed December 19-27, NYE open,  NYD open 757-336-5715
Famous Pizza – Closed until December 15 757-336-3301
McDonald’sCE will close early, NYE open, NYD open 757-336-3644

SubwayCE closing at 5pm, NYE open, NYD open 757-336-2480
The Marina Restaurant – NYE ticketed event 757-824-3465
The RopewalkCE 12pm – 8pm, NYE 11am – ?, NYD 11am – ? 757-336-0512
The Village – NYE open, NYD 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



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

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