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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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Reno, Nevada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Went here based upon reviews and don't understand how this restaurant has gotten such high ratings other than maybe people don't know what fresh seafood is. or we just happened to hit a REALLY off day. We ordered the fried oyster and rockfish basket and it was absolutely some of the most disgusting food we have ever been served in... More 

Thank Lsada2010
Parksley, Virginia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

The food is always great. If you are visiting the shore, you have to visit here. The seafood is awesome and the scenery is relaxing.

1 Thank 100colleen
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner Sunday night. We ate outside practically on the dock at sunset - what a view! Service was prompt and attentive and the crab cakes are very flavorful with no filler. Good selection of desserts and the hot brownie is a chocoholic's delight.

1 Thank Bob S
Richmond, Virginia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Great crab bread appetizer and mussels. Awesome seafood! The staff is friendly. The food was seasoned and cooked to perfection and enjoyed the view of the bay. Just duck your head when you use the restroom. Lol Great beer selection too!

Thank Sharon C
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I was there recently with friends and all of us ordered something different to try and pass around. Very happy we did! We had mussels, tuna bites, salmon, and more! Everything was delicious and well prepared. Excellent dinner location, we saw the sunset over the water. Gorgeous!

Thank Valentine614
Baltimore, Maryland
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Wonderful dinner. My crab cake was very good. All the food was great. Onion rings were the best we have had anyplace. the only disappointment - there is only one soup -the soup of the day, which was Tomato Basil when we were there, so we didn't try it. We did have dessert which was delicious. Our waitress, Kellie B... More 

Thank gypsy1995
Aberdeen, Maryland
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68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

A great bar to sit outside and wind down from the day's activities. Stay long enough to hear the chef some out and serenade you. Great location right on the Onancock dock!

Thank tlb1013
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by with the family for lunch. Sat outside, which was great given the waterfront location. Food was yummy, some of the best we had during our visit to the coast. Sandwiches were served with a bag of chips and a small serving of the side of the day (fresh potato salad for us). Menu included a nice variety of... More 

1 Thank Sarah K
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We visited Mallards twice during our weekend visit. Friday night we followed the sound of music and ended up on the deck listening to the Singing Chef Johnny Mo and his band! Great fun, moderately priced drinks and this was definitely the place to be in Onancock for nightlife. We went back for lunch on Sunday. The crab cake is... More 

Thank Krisanne H
Hampton, Virginia
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127 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
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

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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, Seafood, Soups, Bar, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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?