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You won't find fine dining here but you will be served seafood fresh from the boat. The famous Chincoteague oysters are harvested September to March. The area is also known for flounder, caught year-round. Most Chincoteague restaurants, however, are seasonal operations and close from October until Easter weekend the following spring.

Also open year-round are the venerable Bill's Seafood Restaurant, 4040 Main St. (tel. 757/336-5831), which opens daily at 5am to feed breakfast to the watermen headed to work, and Don's Seafood Restaurant and Chattie's Lounge, 4113 Main St. (tel. 747/336-5715), which opens daily at 7am. Don's upstairs Chattie's Lounge has live or DJ music on weekend nights.

Best Breakfast in Chincoteague -- The best breakfast place in town is the Island Cafe, a cottage in front of the Island Motor Inn, 4391 Main St. (tel. 757/336-3141). The front porch is ideal for enjoying the chef's specialty, French toast laced with Grand Marnier, Amaretto, and Bailey's Irish Cream. Prices range from $6 to $12. Open daily 6:30am to noon in summer, to 11am off season.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.