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Mallards at the Wharf

2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
+1 757-787-8558
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (99 reviews)
“fish tacos” (21 reviews)
“flatbread” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is nice. The service was good. The AYCE crab legs were a plenty for 2 large men. Fried fish was awesome. 2 had the steak and shrimp, while it was super good it was a very small portion. Not that I was hungry...More

Thank E W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Take a step back in time and enjoy the setting and the food. In a quaint building with old artifacts. Setting on the water we enjoyed crabcakes and my husband had fried oysters on a salad which was a special. All were very good reasonably...More

Thank SheriBobLove2Travel
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Husband said the crab cake was good. I thought ok. The crab clam chowder wasn't even close to a chowder. My family is from Massachusetts and we know chowder. The fried rockfish was greasy. The fried oysters were good but my husband said they tasted...More

Thank dtresente
Reviewed 22 December 2017

We love the shrimp tacos. Service was friendly and the view of the water is nice. Interesting historical building. Extra perk--5% off your bill if you pay with cash.

Thank _dabreech
Reviewed 17 November 2017

Very good seafood and beer! Very good staff and chef! People and weather excellent! I will back here next year!

1  Thank _marekart
Reviewed 16 November 2017

During a week-long visit to Chincoteague, we ventured out to see Onancock on a cold, rainy November day. We enjoyed the view from the window near our table of the dock and bay - even the rain, it was lovely at lunchtime. My brother said...More

Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

First time here and loved it. Special was rock fish. Excellent. Waitress was really helpful. Definitely will return. BTW, nice little museum in the front.

Thank joebuz62
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Service is very attentive. Food was good. Great for a casual night out but not a special occasion kind of place.

Thank obx1415
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I’m not sure who wrote the terrible review about the wedding reception a month ago but the menu sounds like my son’s wedding reception. I cannot express how wonderful the staff of Mallards was to work with and how great the food was. It’s true...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 27 October 2017

I had the shrimp and scallop lemon piccata. WOW! It was amazing. I only wish I lived in the area so I could go back and have it again! We came on a Friday Evening. It was a little cool to sit outside (generally my...More

Thank K M
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Questions & Answers
18 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from mallardman | Property representative |
We allow pets to be leashed just outside our fence around the deck with a nice table under the shade right next to your furry friend, you can touch them through the fence. We also provide a nice cold bowl of water!!
Judy R
28 November 2015|
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Response from 4afrog | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure - I'd call them - I can and do eat everything -
Judy R
28 November 2015|
Response from Annette B | Reviewed this property |
Yes, some...11.30-8 wknds.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Onancock
  • Phone Number: +1 757-787-8558
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Waterfront dining with an upscale casual seafood focused menu. Specializing in the use of Local, sustainable and fresh products with an award winning chef.
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