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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%
Travellers talk about
“fish tacos” (22 reviews)
“crab cakes” (91 reviews)
“rockfish” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-1910
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1 - 10 of 372 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited Onancock a couple of weeks ago and tried Mallard's for dinner one night (you have only a handful of restaurants to choose from in town, so it wasn't a difficult decision). We were pleasantly surprised by our meal. Ahi tuna and duck were both...More

Thank HotTamale11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward the most to visiting this location, but I wasn't overly impressed. The hostess seemed a little frazzled and standoff- ish when we didn't have a reservation. Do yourself a favor and if you want to eat outside make a reservation because we...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I were driving down the DELMARVA peninsula and had made no lunch plans. We used TripAdvisor to look up seafood restaurants within 15 miles of Onancock, and we liked the ratings and reviews for Mallards. What a gem! The historic building on...More

Thank rabass00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this restaurant! Shrimp and scallop picotta was excellent, as was my wife's crab cake. At the end of dinner while enjoying the marina view, a fireworks display started that topped off our evening. Service was OK, not award winning, but our waitress did routinely...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When they say held together with love only they're being honest. No fillers. Outdoor seating nice on water. Walk to fun downtown area with art and antiques.

Thank ssjdant
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious food, great service, wonderful waterfront location. The crab cakes were exceptional! A moist, generous clump of crab perfectly sautéed. Good pour on the drinks as well/

Thank constanttraveler716
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Stopped in on our way through for a weekend getaway in Dover. The atmosphere is incredible. Was very relaxing. Food was amazing! Took a little long to receive our food, but that was only because they had a large wedding rehearsal dinner going on downstairs,...More

Thank dkattau24
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We stopped by here for a drink & a quick bite. We were hoping to sit on their deck, but it wasn't quite warm enough. Quaint dining area & small museum in the front of the restaurant. The bar is small & has two beers...More

Thank gottatip
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

What an incredible place! Johnny Mo and his family are amazing. Had a delicious dinner on the deck, live music, beautiful water views. HIGHLY recommend.

Thank Karen P
mallardman, General Manager at Mallards at the Wharf, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Thanks Karen, we enjoyed chatting with you and Christy, and our sing along.....hope to see you again soon! Big John

Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went here while on vacation. I had the sea scallops. They were very good. We went on a Thursday night so there were not many people there. The service was great. We were seated quickly and our food was not delayed. During our meal...More

1  Thank Tim S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Judy R
Lunch hours? Gluten free menu items?
27 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
Lunch hours? Gluten Free?
27 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
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
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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