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The Little Town the Eastern Shore Forgot

One option for dinner is the Flamenco Restaurant (4 North St., 757-787-7780). Proprietors Olga and Ales Gregor hail from the Czech Republic, but the huge menu at this quirky spot spans the continent of Europe, from Spanish fare to Eastern European delicacies.

Another choice is Mallards at the Wharf (2 Market St., 757-787-8558). Margaritas and crab cakes are a couple of the standouts at this historic general-store-turned-restaurant on the town wharf.

Activities include SouthEast Expeditions (2 King St., 757-331-2680, southeast expeditions.net) for kayaking, which is a great way to explore the Onancock Creek and the bay. SouthEast has the tours, rentals and gear you need.

Check out Ker Place (69 Market St., 757-787-8012, kerplace.org). This Federal-style historic home is the Eastern Shore headquarters of the Virginia Historical Society. It features a museum and library devoted to the area’s past.

At the North Street Playhouse, (34 Market St., 757-787-2050, northstreet playhouse.org) Artistic Director Terry Bliss does an excellent job of selecting plays and programs with broad appeal.

And don’t miss Roseland Theatre (48 Market St., 757-787-2010, roselandonan cock.com). The vintage marquee of this 1950s movie house is one of Onancock’s signatures. In addition to current titles, the Roseland hosts a series of mainstream international films.

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