Food & Lodging

Restaurants on Tangier Island, VA


Tangier Island is blessed with an abundance of delicious eateries. Browse this list and savor the flavor of this beautiful island town.

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Lorraine's Snack Bar

Lorraine’s was featured in Southern Living Magazine. Come in and enjoy the homemade daily specials and friendly atmosphere. From seafood, sandwiches, salads, soups to desserts, Lorraine’s has it covered.

The menu varies from a mouth-watering Flat Iron Steak to Baked Manicotti. But you better not leave without trying some of our famous Cream of Crab Soup. This Tangier style cream of crab soup is a tasty milk based cream soup with lumps of crab.

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Hilda Crockett’s Chesapeake House

Visit one of Tangier Island oldest restaurant. Hilda’s Crockett’s Chesapeake House was also featured on the Today Show! In 1939, Hilda Crockett began her business providing home-cooked meals and lodging to visitors to Tangier Island.

Over the years Hilda’s has served thousands off people from all over the world famous home-cooked meals, including some of the best Chesapeake Bay Crab Cakes ever eaten.

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Four Brothers Crab House

The Crab House offers a wide variety of delicious food; crab cakes, shrimp salad, burgers, pizza, hot dogs, flatbread crab melt, pork BBQ, Italian hoagies, Philly cheesesteaks, over 65 flavors of soft serve ice cream, sundaes, shakes, and much more! You can also rent fishing, crabbing & beach rentals by the hour, day or week.

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Fisherman’s Corner Restaurant

Fisherman’s Corner has been featured in Southern Living Magazine. They specialize in Stuffed Flounder, Soft Crab Sandwiches, Crab Cakes and Cream of Crab Bisque.

Fine Fresh Seafood prepared and serve by Tangier women using favorite island recipes. From crab cakes full of Chesapeake Bay crab meat to stuffed flounder, stuffed shrimp to our famous crab bisque. We also serve a variety of landlubbers favorites.

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Spanky’s Place Ice Cream Parlor

A vintage 1950’s style ice-cream parlor where you have the choice of ice cream and soft serve, with 16 varieties of scooped ice cream & 3 choices of soft serve.

Also featuring a variety of lunch foods, choices of beverages & homemade cookies. In the summer of 1994, Spanky’s Place was completed and opened on July 2nd. Come spend a little time at Spanky’s Place!

Lodging on Tangier Island, VA


After a day of cruising around the Chesapeake Bay and sampling the local cuisine, you might as well stay a night or two. Check out a few of our favorite overnight establishments here and sleep peacefully.

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The Brigadune Beachside Getaway

Born from the mists of the Chesapeake Bay, the Brigadune Beachside Getaway takes you back in time, to when life was slower and simpler. Come relax with us, unplug and unwind.  Take a leisurely stroll on the nearly deserted beach, only a few minutes walk away.  Watch a breathtaking sunset, over the water.

This beautifully appointed property, overlooking the Bay, is owned and managed by Irene Thomas, a native of Tangier Island, whose roots can be traced back to early island settlers. Renovations began on the property in July of 2018 and continue as this beachside getaway strives to reach its full potential.

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Bay View Inn

Established in 1904 by Sidney Wallace, a merchant on Tangier Island. Bay View Inn is one of the oldest homes on Tangier Island and is filled with the beauty and charm of days gone by.

Guest astronomy folks say it’s an excellent location for viewing and searching the stars. There are nine cottages and two rooms in the main house. Homemade breakfasts are offered each morning that many have categorized as being “Pure Epicurean Delight.”

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Chesapeake House B&B

Hilda Crockett’s Chesapeake House is the oldest operating bed and breakfast on Tangier Island. It has run continuously since 1939 when it first opened as a boarding house.

This bed and breakfast has 8 rooms- 5 in the main house & 3 located across the street above the restaurant. The main house features a sitting room that has a coffee center, and lots of books and articles about Tangier Island that are available for guests.