1) if by land... Whether sitting on the liars bench swapping fish tales or at the picnic table enjoying the view, the town wharf is the place to be. 2) if by seaWe originally sailed into this harbor to weather a storm. The marina offered all the basic amenities and the town has charm to spare. Many years later my sailing buddy moved here. On one of...more
Cokesbury Methodist Church, named for Bishops Coke and Asbury, was built on its present site in 1854. Surrounding the church on two sides—to the north and west—is the church cemetery that contains a selection of marble tombstones. A modern black metal fence encloses the cemetery. The last interment in the cemetery was before 1900. Most of the...more
The best beach's are worth the effort to get to. You need to take a boat and go to one of the many tiny islands dotting the Chesapeake bay or one of the barrier Islands on the Sea Side (Atlantic Ocean).Because it takes extra time and effort to get to the islands the are frequently sparsely populated. Although the photos here were one of the busiest...more
Onancock is on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. This is a pennisula in Cheasapeak Bay, the largest estuary in the United States. To the east the Atlantic ocean is dotted with barrier islands.This is virtually unspoiled land compared to most of the east coast of the U.S.A marine biologists or wildlife lovers dream.more
There are a few things that make this a special restaurant.1) Location, Location, Location2) Johnny-Mo, Chef extraordinaire3) Menu4) Indoor or outdoor seating by the water5) Staff - wonderfuland if we are all very lucky Johnny-Mo; Chef, owner & musician will please us with a set or two after dinners are done. He is a very gifted young man. His...more
The very best casual breakfast in the area. Good coffee and a nice selection of breakfast items. A bright and cheery atmosphere, reasonable prices and the quality of food make this a must on your next trip to Onancock.Lunches are also delicious. They fresh roast their own turkey for your sandwich and you can taste the difference. Very good! Greek...more
Armandos Restaurant has been a staple in Onancock for a number of years. They now are giving a whole new meaning to movable feast. They are taking their show across the street. A new Irish pub will be opening in the old location.Armandos prepares unique and delicious dishes. Even the pizza he makes has something special about it. My favorite ( I...more
I love this restaurant.Every single meal here has been delectable. The setting is lovely and the owners refreshing. It's hard to pick a favorite but here goes, Sunday brunch. Truffle Egg Martini: Scrambled Eggs, Smoked Salmon, Chives, Crème Fraiche and Caviar. This is served with magnificent hot out of the oven mini-muffins. (photo to follow...more
This is one of three Mallard's restaurants, and we ate at this one (photo 2), which is on the waterfront in the old Hopkins & Bro. store, twice. On Friday evening (Labor Day weekend), the folks at Mallards were loading all kinds of food on the Capt. Eulice which is the Tangier ferry - it was a wedding reception, and they also had two private...more
It was almost 11:00, so we stopped for lunch at Bizzottos, which was a combination art gallery (jewelry, pots etc.). While we were eating a man and woman with a dog parked out front, leaving the dog in the car, and were rearranging the jewelry display. They provided us with our amusement while we ate Bob had a tuna salad plate which included a big...more
We were only in town during lunch so I have not eaten here.Dinner Hours:Wednesday - Sunday:5:30pm - 9:00pmBreakfast Hours:Wednesday - Friday8:00am - 10:00amSaturday & Sunday8:00am - 11:00am The Charlotte Hotel website says the restaurant features the cuisine of Chef Ted Cathey which is prepared using many Eastern Shore products..., the menu...more
We talked to some folks in Crisfield who told us about this place, and that the van would come and pick us up. They are too new to be in the phone book yet, but I called. The Shuckers van came driven by the manager because the guy that drives it wasn't there yet. As we pulled up to the restaurant, it started to rain. It rained buckets, and we had...more
Apparently Stella's is a restaurant downstairs and a night spot upstairs. I haven't had the chance to sample either place. Apparently there is another Stella's in another location on the Eastern Shore also.Owned and operated by Lance Kaufmann and Bob Anders since 2001.. Lance is a retired art teacher. Bob is a 3rd generation restaurateurStella's...more
Friday nights our local Maestro plays for the crowds. A wee bit o celtic sound to round out your meal and ease your aching pint liftin' arm.If you are in on another night you will still enjoy the performance of their talented mixologist (bartender). He tends to his patrons with that rare gift of hospitality. If you are in the area at the right time...more
Located in the center of town, Stellas offers a pizza parlor downstairs. Dinners, lounge, bar and pool room are located on the 2nd story.Built in 1914 as a hardware store this building has undergone a dramatic renovation. The original tin ceilings have been brought back life, the old frieght elevator is now used for handicapped patrons and a unique...more
Gallery Hours:Wednesday - Saturday10:00am - 6:00pmThe gallery exhibits the artwork of the Charlotte Hotel(which is next door)'s owner Charlotte Heath. Charlotte’s botanical watercolors have been exhibited in many galleries across the country, from New York to Oregon. All of the art is available for purchase, including the pieces throughout the...more
In Onancock, there is at least one old time general store (House of Deals - Trust Worthy Hardware) which sold a little bit of everything. Bob said they had steamer clams (manoes) in there and there were vegetables, fruit and flowers displayed out front.Mon-Sat 8:30-5:30, Sun 12-5There's a game of Crazy Eights that’s been going on 15 years....more
Gleaning is a Biblical standard still practiced in the south.
Once you have harvested your crop, anything on the vine, in the field or on the ground is to left for the "gleaning." For man and animal to take and use. Nothing should go to waste.
Pictured here is a bit of our orchard. Grapes, a sadly overgrown and overladen pear tree and pomegranet. As long as there is fruit on the vine we will share it.
Of Scottish descent, Francis Makemie was born in Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland in 1658. Because he as a Presbyterian, he was not allowed to enter the University of Ireland, he got a degree in Glasgow instead. He was ordained as a missionary to the colonies in 1682. He preached in the middle Atlantic area (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North...more
There is a small bandstand, a memorial marker for the Onancock citizens that were killed in WWI and WWII, and a marker commemorating General Edmund R. Bagwell in the old Town Square and across the street from that is the Robert Lee Custis Memorial Garden. Robert L Custis was born in 1866 in Accomack County, Virginia, and died in 1890. I don't know...more