The Best Restaurants In Chincoteague, Virginia

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Madison Orlow

The wildlife and natural beauty of Chicoteague makes it the perfect vacation spot for when you when to slow down from the stresses of everyday life. Since it’s an island popular for fishing, Chicoteague naturally offers a plethora of fresh seafood options. However, visitors will soon realize that a varied range of restaurants is available for diners. Don’t miss out on these great spots in this Virginia gem.
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Channel Bass Inn Tea Room

For those who enjoy dining in style but not breaking the bank, try something new and head over to Channel Bass Inn Tea Room for some afternoon luxury and leisure. The afternoon tea is a substantial four courses, beginning with savory delights and followed a variety of scones, cakes, and biscuits. Tearooms can also be booked for baby showers, bridal showers, and other events. Next time you’re in Chincoteague, enjoy a taste of Britain and treat yourself to afternoon tea.

Saigon Village Restaurant

When on Chincoteague Island, people struggle to find restaurants serving quality Asian food. For those who are looking for a place to eat to break up the traditional seafood and American fare, they should look no further than Saigon Village Restaurant. Owned by a Vietnamese family, Saigon Village put freshness above all else, and the menu has plenty of healthy and vegetarian options. This local restaurant provides a taste of Vietnam on the beaches of Chincoteague. Make sure to try the Vietnamese iced coffee.


At Sugarbakers, the cinnamon buns, donuts, croissants and scones are so popular that diners need to arrive early to get them before they run out. Luckily enough, you can call ahead and reserve your sweet treats so you don’t have to worry about missing out on an amazing breakfast or snack. Along with numerous baked goods that are freshly made, Sugarbakers serves sandwiches and salads for lunch. Desserts can be ordered for any event, ranging from birthdays to wedding cakes.

Pico Taqueria

A creative outdoor restaurant in Chincoteague serves up tacos in more delicious ways than you would think is possible. The family owned and operated Pico Taqueria provides fresh meal options that will have you feeling full but not bloated as you head back to the beach. The taco options include the Maddox with local cornmeal fried oysters and The Deep Hole with crispy cauliflower and caper pico de gallo, along with traditional offerings. Pico Taqueria serves up a beloved classic with innovative and upscale flair.

Captain Zack’s Seafood

One of the best parts about Chincoteague is the local charm of the community, and Captain Zack’s Seafood is the perfect family owned spot for a traditional coastal meal. All the food is cooked to order and is as fresh as can be. This spot is carryout only, so be prepared to bring it back home or on a nice day, you can sit in their outdoor seating area. Customers love the big portion sizes and quality of their meals. For great value and freshly prepared seafood don’t miss Captain Zack’s.

Island Creamery

Our list of the best restaurants in Chincoteague would be incomplete without including the best dessert spot on the entire island. The Island Creamery features a wide selection of freshly made ice cream flavors using dairy produced from local Lancaster County cows. For special occasions, be sure to order an ice cream cake and they will custom make it with selected flavors. Just be careful you don’t get too addicted, because visitors report making multiple trips to the Island Creamery in the same day.

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