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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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“crab cakes” (73 reviews)
“grouper” (11 reviews)
“flatbread” (8 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Try the crabcakes, fresh flounder (from the eastern shore), rockfish sandwich or fried green tomatoes and wash it down with any craft selection on tap. It can get a bit loud here, so if you are looking for something a bit quiet and romantic, ask...More

Thank EatLoveTravel17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveled from quite a distance for a family wedding and was very disappointed with the reception dinner. Salads were placed on our tables 1 and 1/2 hours before we were able to eat them before the blessing and we were constantly shooing flies off the...More

Thank Cindy U
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was vey good. We both had the crab cakes. Atmosphere was well worth the 15 minute detour from our trip to obx. We hit just before sunset and the view on the bay was beautiful. The historic setting of the building wad neat also....More

1  Thank johnqV9428FZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in Onancock for a break on a long drive and had lunch at Mallards. Sat outside by the wharf and enjoyed the fried green tomatoes appetizer, the BLT salad, and the crab cakes. All were delicious and the service was great. Would definitely stop...More

Thank jtgonzo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Views, yummy seafood , good drinks. Laid back atmosphere. Who could ask for more? Gotta go! Bring mom. Or romantic date!

Thank Marilyn1420
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

We ate here late one Saturday evening. There wasn't a crowd and no waiting for a table. We ordered the calamari appetizer, chicken and crab dinner, and shrimp and scallop pasta. Nothing was good. No lemon served with the calamari. I swear the chicken was...More

Thank valarieemailme
mallardman, Owner at Mallards at the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

I am extremely sorry to hear about your recent experience at Mallards. We serve our calamari with a Wasabi aioli and it says nothing about lemon on the menu. Lemon could have been easily obtained with a simple request to the server. We set our...More

Reviewed 12 September 2017

Like a seaside Pub the food is very good and fresh, the servers are friendly and fast, and the drinks are ready to be swung. Mallards is not the place to go to if you want the BEST meal you have ever eaten - but...More

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We stopped here for a lunch on our way to North Carolina, we loved the quaint town of Onancock and the old and rustic Mallards at the Wharf restaurant, I had an fried green tomato appetizer, this was good but you get 3 small slices...More

Thank jerseyj0e
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had just arrived in Onancock, and were told by some locals that Mallards was a good place to check out. We have our little dog with us so we called to make sure they had outdoor seating where we could sit...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

We didn't get to sit outside tonight because there was a party which was a slight disappointment. We came here because our rental house was within walking distance and it was a nice meal. They have a full bar. We really enjoyed the antiques when...More

Thank Tiffanycl
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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
USD 8 - USD 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 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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