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Mallards at the Wharf

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2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
+1 757-787-8558
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Hampton, Virginia
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127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went to Mallards for lunch and ordered the Bayside Basket. We chose a seat with a view of the water. For an appetizer, my Wife ordered Pimento Cheese and Crackers. The Pimento cheese was homemade and delicious. Our meal was composed of a piece of rockfish, oysters, coleslaw, chips. For dessert, we ordered a piece of... More 

1 Thank Brian E
Cary, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Had only a couple of drinks at the outdoor bar but what a gem. Feels like you are on a boat with proximity to harbor and small row of boat slips. Great sunset - good service - band was setting up outside - wish I could have stayed longer.

Thank scotte_1999
Arrington, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Good location. Food mediocre. My wife and her sister split the jambalaya for a $5 up charge, for which they said " here's an extra plate". I ordered the grilled mahi mahi which was tasty, but cold. Wait staff looked confused. Not sure that a large party next to us ever got all that they ordered. There are better options... More 

Thank timburn8
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

If you a looking for a romantic getaway place for dinner look no further. The staff and owner are top notch. Food quality is excellent. If you don't try it you are missing out. A++++

Thank Dkohler
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is the second year we have stopped here on our way to Chesapeake. It is a relaxing lunch for our children and grandchildren. We ate outside and it allowed the preschoolers a time to walk around the wharf after being in the car for 5 hours. The food was good and the service was friendly. We will be back... More 

Thank Renee033
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Great service at the bar outside by the water. Good crab cake, although a little salty for my taste and great salad. Thank you. Nice background Caribbean music too.

Thank Caroline D
New York City, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Prices for the dinner menu don't support the size of the plate. The only difference between the dinner menu and the casual menu is the salad and 13 dollars!!! Unfortunately, we ended up at McDonalds afterwards because we were still hungry.....service is ok. Food was ok.

Thank NY42
Greenbush, VA
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Our usual Thursday night spot had AC problems so we ventured to Mallards. Next time we will just go home. We ordered off the casual menu rather than the dinner menu. My husband ordered the burger - over-cooked and over-salted was his verdict. My daughter and I both ordered the Buffalo chicken sandwich. There was nothing Buffalo about it. A... More 

Thank Melissa R
Middletown, New Jersey
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318 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the muscle appetizer, crab cake sandwich and fish taco. Historic building with pretty water views and great food.

Thank Michelle S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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105 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

The food and service at lunch were great. This is a nice locally run restaurant on the water at the harbor in a historic building. If you are traveling or visiting some place on the Delmarva it's worth leaving US 13 to visit Onancock and stop here if you're looking for lunch.

Thank HotelDeal

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Onancock
  • Phone Number: +1 757-787-8558
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?