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The Inn & Garden Cafe

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145 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-4226
+1 757-787-8850
17:00 - 20:30
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Sun 10:30 - 13:30
Wed - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
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Suffolk, Virginia
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We recently dined at the Garden Café, and had a delicious meal. They offer a very nice selection of entrees to meet any taste, and they handled vegan requirements with no problem. Our dinners were delicious!

Thank rjrhodes
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2013

I'd give this an Excellent for the region. Gave it a VG because I've been around... Been twice, once with a small group and once with a large group. Super nice people. Great food and wine and menu, and best salads in the region. Nice atmosphere. Had a large group with baby the second time and they were extremely accommodating... More 

1 Thank NextStopAsia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Enjoyed our dinner here - I'd put as the number 2 spot in Onancock that we ate at this trip! Worth a stop!

Thank HoosierTraveler49
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

My wife and I and another couple drove to Onancock from Chincoteague, about a 1 hour ride, to enjoy a 8 course specialty dinner with wine pairings at the Inn and Garden Cafe. We had dined there about 2 months ago, just after we learned that chef Ted had left our favorite restaurant to become an owner of the Inn... More 

Thank Mark L
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 October 2013

In recent years, with the economy being what it has been, there has been a huge challenge for fine restaurants to succeed in this area that has slowly transformed into a seasonal tourist destination. The Inn and Garden, with Chef Ted - formerly at the Charlotte Hotel - at its helm with co-owner Sandra, has now set the gold standard... More 

Thank obaydreamer
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2013

We love the Inn and Garden. Chef Ted's menu continues to be imaginative and ever-changing with local seafood and veggies in season. Last eve, the menu included an appetizer soup that was a combination of avocado and cucumber served cool with a topping of crabmeat. It was refreshing and delish, and quite a nice surprise. The local rockfish tasted so... More 

Thank Stanron
Boston, Massachusetts
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184 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Knowing that Onancock turns in early I called ahead to find out how late we could be seated. Told that any time up until 8:30 would be fine. Turned away at 8:20.

Thank jimcool
Foxsj, Manager at The Inn & Garden Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to do a review on our restaurant. We truly appreciate your comments and apologize for your inconvenience. We were very disappointed when you turned down our offer for our very popular Wednesday Pasta Night Menu. We know you had many choices in Onancock and we appreciate you choosing us, hopefully we will see you... More 

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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Inn & Garden Cafe while exploring the town of Onancock and the Eastern shore. We stayed for a couple of nights in a room that was very clean and spacious (Blue Room on the first floor). We also hung out each night with Sandra (the owner) enjoying a glass of wine and good... More 

1 Thank levh01
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2012

Chef Ted has done an outstanding job of updating the menu with creative tastes and wonderful flavor combinations. He is truly talented, from his expertise in the kitchen to his music accomplishments! Sandra is an excellent hostess and is doing a great job. Brittley, Christina and Chelsea are responding so well to the newly-restructured restaurant and they are fresh and... More 

1 Thank Stanron
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2012

Everthing! the hostess, Sandra, was so accomplished, great cook, savvy business woman, great sense of humor.

Thank Marie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 - 13:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 145 Market St, Onancock, VA 23417-4226
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Onancock
  • Phone Number: +1 757-787-8850

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?