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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%
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“fish tacos” (22 reviews)
“crab cakes” (96 reviews)
“flatbread” (9 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

We went there for lunch; very satisfying and a nice view of the harbor. I had the crab bread which was crabmeat, cheese and spices baked on a flatbread. IT is a appetizer but I had it as the main course and was satisfied. It...More

Thank travelingkate01
mallardman, Owner at Mallards at the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you so much for your review of your experience at Mallards at the Wharf. Our crab bread is a very popular appetizer. I'm glad you enjoyed it and we appreciate your kind words.

Reviewed 5 August 2017

My neighbor and I drove to Onancock to visit a friend of hers who lives there. We went here for lunch. We sat outside on the deck and the view was beautiful and so peaceful. Luci was our server and she did an excellent job....More

Thank 2coxatthebeach
mallardman, Owner at Mallards at the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you for your recent visit to Mallards! And thank you for giving us a review on TripAdvisor. We rely on customer feedback everyday to continue giving the best service and dining experience we can provide. Through great resources such as TripAdvisor we can monitor...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017

"Pacific rockfish" listed on the menu as a special? I thought this had to be some sort of error, but no, "That's what it is," said our server, and "You're not the first ones to ask. Unbelievable....More

Thank wbickle
mallardman, Owner at Mallards at the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Hello my name is Johnny Mo. I am the chef and owner of Mallards Restaurant. Our special for the week that you visited was Pacific Rockfish. This fish is harvested from the coast of California, Oregon and Washington and Alaska. It is a bottom feeding...More

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Mallards has been around a long time but they keep the quality fresh. Seafood plates are excellent but try something just a bit different like the lettuce, fried tomato, bacon and pimento cheese sandwich on a flatbread. Yum, yum! Enjoy the water views and excellent...More

1  Thank Nana_JP
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Our party of 7 had a very relaxing evening here on a warm July evening. After a couple of drinks at the outside bar we went inside for what was a lovely meal. My recommendation would be the crab cakes starter which were amazing. The...More

Thank Jerry P
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Went last night for dinner , the food was AMAZING, the view was wonderful, weather was perfect for a nice dinner on the dock , historical boats were docked at the harbor , everything was perfect, i recommend the crab cakes (balls) absolutely no filler...More

Thank jagkch02
mallardman, Owner at Mallards at the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words about Chef lazer. He is an asset to our company and we rely on him every day. We also appreciate you using trip advisor to tell everyone about your great experience. Thank you so much for visiting...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

My husband and I enjoyed gluten free soup which is a very special treat for me. I have celiac disease and soups often are not available to me. The dinner was delightful. We will come back again.

Thank Allistan
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Located at the town dock, beer was cold (another place with a good beer selection) , enjoyed a nosh and some great conversation with some of the locals.

Thank skip727
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Stopped and had lunch on the patio, nice view of the water and the food was good. Server was friendly and the building itself is a historical marvel, the inside is a little museum in itself, if you go definitely go inside the building and...More

Thank sallyg899
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Drove hard from North Carolina to get there on a Friday night the place was packed the hostess was extremely rude, we asked how long a wait and she said at least two hours we asked if we could wait and have a drink at...More

Thank Jonny-coda
mallardman, Owner at Mallards at the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Hello, my name is Johnny Mo and I am the chef and owner of Mallards. I am sorry to hear about your less than favorable experience at Mallards. Our staff is constantly trained and reminded to be courteous and helpful to anyone who enters the...More

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18 August 2017|
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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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