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AJ's on the Creek

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6585 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2249
+1 757-336-5888
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat 11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

This was a wonderful place. Our hotel told us we would enjoy it. It was my husbands birthday and we had an amazing meal. We decided to just order some diffferent things - first oysters on the half shell well they are the best! Sooo good ! Then we had crab soup. Sooo good! Then we had salads and a... More 

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Thank Iris M
Management response:

Iris, thanks for coming in and eating with us! We're so glad you had a great time in with us and loved the oysters and crab soup. It sounds like you had an awesome time and we hope it brings you back several more times. Best, AJ's Team More 

Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

An 80 degree day in early November. The outside dining area was delightful. Our server was extremely competent, friendly, and knowledgeable. The soft crabs were the best we have had in many years. We will be back!!!.

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Thank Kenneth B
Management response:

Kenneth, thanks for choosing us! We're so glad you had an awesome time in with us and loved your soft crabs -- excellent choice. It sounds like you enjoyed the perfect meal at the perfect outdoor temperature. We hope you come back again soon! Best, AJ's Team More 

Hamilton, New Jersey
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere wonderful food and great service. There was good choices for my 9 year old as well.

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Thank Peeps84
Management response:

Thanks for the love! We're so glad you had an awesome time in with us and loved the atmosphere. We're happy you and your family had a nice meal -- including your 9-year-old! All the best, AJ's Team More 

Kernersville, North Carolina
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

As the name implies you do get a view of the marsh from the restaurant. Good prompt service, attentive without being rushed Good variety of foods on the menu with lots of local scallops, oysters, mussels and crab. I had the fried oysters which were cooked perfectly. Followed up with one of their delicious deserts. Overall a very pleasant dining... More 

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Thank AndrewF-Irl
Management response:

Andrew, thanks for the love! We're so glad you enjoyed your food -- especially the oysters, mussels, and crab. You clearly have excellent taste. It sounds like you had a really pleasant experience -- nothing makes us happier. Come back again soon! Best, AJ's Team More 

London
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100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

A small but well appointed restaurant, busy on a Saturday night even out of season which tells it's own story. The Maitre D was friendly on greeting and after a very short wait we were seated. The atmosphere was pleasant. From a good selection of food and wine we chose Cream of Crab Soup and Shrimp with Broccoli Soup followed... More 

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Thank rich201
Management response:

Thanks for the love! We're so glad you enjoyed our restaurant and had a really nice time eating with us. We do apologize for there being a few hiccups, but we're glad all the issues were cleared up right away. Awesome choice on the Blackened Salmon and Oysters -- you clearly have excellent taste. Come back again soon! Best, AJ's... More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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130 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Our meal here was great and so was the service. Had the Seafood scampi and soft crab dinner along with some cream of crab soup. The place feels a little dated but not to the point of being uncomfortable.

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Thank SalErgrapes
Management response:

Thanks for coming in and eating with us! We're so glad you had a really good time and enjoyed your soft crab dinner with cream of crab soup -- awesome choices. We hope you come back again for more great food soon! Best, AJ's Team More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This restaurant is the best for seafood. Went at lunch time, but were able to order from the dinner menu. Oysters were fabulous and portion size was plentiful. Prices are in line with most of the other full service island restaurants. Tina, our waitress, was perfect. She made sure we had the best of everythiing when we were there. Can't... More 

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Thank Heaven0514
Management response:

Thanks for the love! We're honored to be your favorite seafood restaurant -- nothing makes us happier. Awesome choices with the oysters -- can't be beat! We appreciate your kind words about your server, Tina! She is one of the best. We hope you come back again soon! Best, AJ's Team More 

Buckhannon
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We went for dinner with my family and the meal was perfect. The staff are friendly and helpful with information about the area since we were there visiting. Would highly recommend this restaurant, best on the island.

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Thank 901anissar
Management response:

Thanks for the love! We're so glad you and your family had a great time in with us. We appreciate your kind words about our staff -- we love knowing you find us to be friendly and helpful. We hope to see you again soon! Best, AJ's Team More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

I don't know why AJs has gotten such good reviews, since our experience was just so-so, at best. I had the crab cakes, which in a place like Chincoteague I would have expected to be well above average. I should have been skeptical when the menu said "fried, not broiled". The two crab cakes (or should I say "filler cakes,... More 

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Thank PhillyTraveler49
Management response:

Thanks for coming in and eating with us, however, we're sorry to hear you were so unhappy with your food recently. We take pride in our crab cakes, as well as everything we serve, so it's a shame they didn't do the trick for you. We've been a staple in the community for over 30 years, and we're sure we... More 

Dover, De
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Hotel recommended Aj's so decided to give it a try. Reservation made, went there and people waiting to be seated, we were seated immediately. Ordered 2 glasses of house wine and an appetizer. App (Scallops) took quite a while to arrive but was fine. Noticed on menu that many of the dishes came with baked potato, salad and 2 slices... More 

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2 Thank Jadecs
Management response:

While we're glad you were sent our way, we're sorry to hear you weren't overly pleased. It seems that your biggest complaint was with the price and not the food. We feel we offer a great value due to the high quality of food we serve here on the Chincoteague Island, but we're sorry if you were led to believe... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6585 Maddox Blvd, Chincoteague Island, VA 23336-2249
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Chincoteague Island
  • Phone Number: +1 757-336-5888
Description
For generations, the folks at AJ's have been passing down delicious seafood recipes from parent to child. We specialize in historically great seafood.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?