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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 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Aberdeen, Maryland
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 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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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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 1 September 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 25 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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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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

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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
USD 8 - USD 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?