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The food was excellent, Dawson was a great server. He recommended the crab hushpuppies, they were really good. We chose the broiled seafood with melted provolone.
Paul Knobloch via google.com - Jun 13, 2021
Really nice place. Good food. Beautiful views of the salt marsh and barrier islands.
Jeffrey Butschky via google.com - Jun 13, 2021
Excellent food and beautiful views! Blueberry Key Lime Smith Island cake was delicious.
Zachary Freistat via google.com - Jun 13, 2021
While vacationing on Chincoteague Island, we had a wash out morning due to rain and high winds, so
While vacationing on Chincoteague Island, we had a wash out morning due to rain and high winds, so we pulled up a map and searched for a place to adventure to. We settled on driving down the coast to Wachapreague, which appeared to be a tiny fishing town. When we arrived, we went to the marina and stumbled upon The Island House. W ... read more
Tony DeLellis via facebook.com - Jun 12, 2021
Not open all the way yet. Very good food.
Scott Morrison via google.com - Jun 12, 2021
Seafood was outstanding! I recommend the clams in butter and garlic. The oysters were perfect! The crab bisc was out of this world! Great view and a very cute little town. I wish we had an extra hour just to walk around town.
Matthew Hoelscher via google.com - Jun 12, 2021
Great view and tasty seafood ... read more
Ken Butta via google.com - Jun 12, 2021
Excellent in every way. Service, food, view, ambience.
margaret Polard via google.com - Jun 11, 2021
We stopped here en route to Md and very glad we did! We are native Marylanders returning home and Is
We stopped here en route to Md and very glad we did! We are native Marylanders returning home and Island House was a very welcome start. We were greeted by the hostess and taken to a table of the deck with a lovely view. It was a-bit windy, so we were the only ones out there. Perfection! We only wanted a light snack, so we had crab d ... read more
shellseeker2000 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 11, 2021
Great food, service was great...worth the drive from Cape Charles Va ... read more
Timothy Sessions via google.com - Jun 10, 2021
Awesome seafood and a million dollar view, side dishes are just ok. Service was friendly but a little slow. The manager stopped by to check on us which was appreciated.
Debra Zervas via google.com - Jun 7, 2021
Dog friendly and great service. We loved the food as well.
Dog friendly and great service. We loved the food as well.
Hasse Johnsen via facebook.com - Jun 6, 2021
Good food and an excellent view of the water from just about anywhere.
John Whitney via google.com - Jun 5, 2021
Nice low key restaurant with typical causal seafood restaurant food. I had the garlic clams, fried
Nice low key restaurant with typical causal seafood restaurant food. I had the garlic clams, fried oysters, and chocolate bread pudding; all very good and would order again ... read more
Nicole Schwarz via facebook.com - Jun 5, 2021
Always a wonderful experience. Friendly staff, great crab cakes, amazing views. What more could you
Always a wonderful experience. Friendly staff, great crab cakes, amazing views. What more could you want 😋👍🏻 ... read more
Denise Diamond-Mecca via facebook.com - Jun 4, 2021
My family and I were taking the coastal route home from Pennsylvania to Virginia after memorial day
My family and I were taking the coastal route home from Pennsylvania to Virginia after memorial day weekend. We got to the point in the drive where we needed to eat something for dinner I happen to see the large sign for Island House restaurant. We immediately went to yelp and saw that they were about a 4 to 5 star rating so we took ... read more
Heather B. via yelp.com - Jun 3, 2021
Greatest atmosphere if you love the eastern shore!!
Greatest atmosphere if you love the eastern shore!!
Chris Spangler via facebook.com - May 31, 2021
Food and service were both excellent.
Ethan Abruzzo via google.com - May 30, 2021
Great food, friendly and helpful staff, and a great atmosphere. The crab hushpuppies and shrimp are excellent. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
J Best via google.com - May 30, 2021
Great food and great service.
Great food and great service.
Eric Castillo via facebook.com - May 30, 2021
We have been to the Island House Restaurant dozen of times over the last few years. The food was am
We have been to the Island House Restaurant dozen of times over the last few years. The food was amazing- as always! Our server, Noah, was very friendly and attentive!
Lisa Mellinger via facebook.com - May 30, 2021
Fantastic food, great views!
Fantastic food, great views!
Tom Stevens via facebook.com - May 29, 2021
Wonderful crab cakes and fried oysters enjoyed waterside outdoors on a gorgeous day - what could be
Wonderful crab cakes and fried oysters enjoyed waterside outdoors on a gorgeous day - what could be better? Our service was excellent, attentive, and friendly (apparently he'd just started! ‍). We're so thrilled we found this gem as we were driving up the coast with our dog. Our fellow diners couldn't be friendlier. Definitely worth ... read more
N H. via yelp.com - May 26, 2021
We ate out on the deck beautiful view! Summer visitors not here yet so wasn't crowded like it can get. It's in an Interesting little eastern shore town. The menu seems updated from the last time we were there. Food was fresh. Sweet potato rolls are really good.
Guest OnthePlanet via google.com - May 25, 2021
nice ... read more
Raymond Moran via google.com - May 25, 2021
Scallops were excellent. Service was outstanding. Beautiful view.
Scott Felton via google.com - May 23, 2021
Loved it on Mother's Day! 💐 Even with COVID protocols.
Steve Karras via google.com - May 22, 2021
Delicious food and wonderful service (thanks Nicole) with great company! We love you Dave and Debbie Moon.💖 ... read more
Ellen Briggs via google.com - May 21, 2021
Fantastic flounder, homemade slaw and sweet potato fries plus big windows.
Fantastic flounder, homemade slaw and sweet potato fries plus big windows.
Rita Winters via facebook.com - May 21, 2021
One of the best that I have ever been in! Spectacular view, excellent food and service! Definitely a best kept secret....oooops!
Rodney Preissler via google.com - May 15, 2021
kinda expensive but well worth it ... read more
Chris Collins via google.com - May 15, 2021
Staff was excellent, Lauren and Maggie especially. Crab dip was good, dinner was decent. Nice location, was clean and well sanitized. Will definitely go back.
John Greer via google.com - May 15, 2021
I really enjoyed everything about this restaraunt! No reason whatsoever to back down to 4 stars. Int
I really enjoyed everything about this restaraunt! No reason whatsoever to back down to 4 stars. Interior was perfectly clean. Dining area has a wide open, relaxed atmosphere with beautiful windows. This review is about my first visit here which was April, 2021. Folks here are really nice and hospitable. I went with local oysters on ... read more
Jeremy K. via yelp.com - May 15, 2021
Ok so the view is crazy awesome. Big beautiful windows that look outside at a large creek inlet, doc
Ok so the view is crazy awesome. Big beautiful windows that look outside at a large creek inlet, docks and boats. The only dig on this place is that with COVID restrictions it's kind of too spaced out. The food was great the service was great. I would recommend this to anyone in the area Ok this food is good. Crab linguini has a bit ... read more
Dale C. via yelp.com - May 15, 2021
Great food and cool atmosphere.
Terry Goss (The Next Hundred Miles) via google.com - May 11, 2021
Great crab cakes! Oysters and shrimp the best.Wonderful and attentive staff. Thank you Noah.
Dolores Donovan via google.com - May 8, 2021
Food was excellent. It just seemed to take awhile. But I poured away my anxiety with Crown Royal.
Food was excellent. It just seemed to take awhile. But I poured away my anxiety with Crown Royal. And as I said, the food couldn’t be beat. But there was one big drawback. Their hand printed sign at the front podium said Thursday evening open to close all entree’s were $13:99. And when I pointed that out to the server the almos ... read more
Steven Howard via facebook.com - May 7, 2021
The broiled crab cakes were awesome!
Erik Anderson via google.com - May 5, 2021
Fantastic food and the staff is always kind and on task
Fantastic food and the staff is always kind and on task ... read more
Samantha A Colona via facebook.com - May 3, 2021
Always had good food good service ... read more
James Bergquist #FPV via google.com - May 2, 2021
Food was AMAZING, staff was friendly; and restaurant and it's bathrooms were very clean.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Food was AMAZING, staff was friendly; and restaurant and it's bathrooms were very clean.⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ... read more
Angel Leigh Smith via facebook.com - May 1, 2021
No nice setting.The crab dip is to die for.
Dexter Elsemore via google.com - Apr 30, 2021
The service was great The scenic view serene and the seafood soup was excellent!!!!! The crab cakes and the fried oysters excellent. The grand finale ... chocolate bread pudding.❤❤❤❤ ... read more
Karen Kovalcik via google.com - Apr 30, 2021
Awesome service and fantastic food!
Awesome service and fantastic food!
Allen B. Mansfield via facebook.com - Apr 27, 2021
Our server was very attentive and the food was fabulous. The view was just beautiful
Our server was very attentive and the food was fabulous. The view was just beautiful ... read more
Carol Mansfield via facebook.com - Apr 27, 2021
Delicious, fresh seafood, and friendly staff!
Suzette D via google.com - Apr 27, 2021
The food was delicious, and service outstanding. Our server, Gwen, was super friendly! I had crab h
The food was delicious, and service outstanding. Our server, Gwen, was super friendly! I had crab hushpuppies and fresh soft crabs, which I highly recommend!
Suzette Daniels via facebook.com - Apr 26, 2021
In the summer the bugs outside can be a bit bitey, I guess my forearms were on their menu, but that's nature and that's me *choosing* to sit outside so of course I won't fault the restaurant for it. That being said, the food is incredible, savory and rich with fairly modest portions, every time I go up the eastern shore I take the 15 ... read more
ken thackrey via google.com - Apr 25, 2021
Nice friendly place ... read more
Stephanie Butler via google.com - Apr 24, 2021
Fabulous ... read more
Sharon Easter via google.com - Apr 24, 2021
Delicious Lunch with amazing Waitstaff ❤️😎
Delicious Lunch with amazing Waitstaff ❤️😎 ... read more
Eileen Murphy via facebook.com - Apr 24, 2021
The view of the Flounder Fishermen catching huge Flounder while having dinner is an awesome experience.
Ponce Conaway via google.com - Apr 24, 2021
Good food. Fantastic staff ... read more
R S via google.com - Apr 24, 2021
Went to this Resturant that is a short 5 minute drive off tee 13. We will surely go back. Hidden gem
Went to this Resturant that is a short 5 minute drive off tee 13. We will surely go back. Hidden gem ... read more
Von F. via yelp.com - Apr 22, 2021
Oysters Rockefeller and blackened fish tacos. 😋😋😋 Nice view of the bay also!
Safety J. via google.com - Apr 19, 2021
The View, the food, the Staff.
The View, the food, the Staff.
Mike Beans via facebook.com - Apr 17, 2021
This is a beautiful resturant, with a beautiful view. Staff is wonderful and friendly. Food is delicious. Highly recommend Island House.
Michael Beans via google.com - Apr 16, 2021
Fabulous location. Great service. However food prep fell below the grade.
Joann Ericson via google.com - Apr 13, 2021
The oysters paramore are so delicious! A seafood lover's delight! A great, friendly staff will greet you and make you feel right at home.
Amanda Parks via google.com - Apr 13, 2021
Decided to drive the 5 miles off 13 to get there. We had the best oysters Rockafeller that we have e
Decided to drive the 5 miles off 13 to get there. We had the best oysters Rockafeller that we have ever had, orded a second order for desert. The clams in garlic and wine sauce was sheer perfection. Wachapreague is the Flounder capital of the world so we both had the most perfect flounder ever. The hostess was very cold but we stayed ... read more
464rustyb via tripadvisor.com - Apr 13, 2021
This place is well worth the detour off the Eastern Shore's main drag, Route 13, for a first-rate me
This place is well worth the detour off the Eastern Shore's main drag, Route 13, for a first-rate meal. The restaurant was doing a brisk, COVID-spaced business inside and out when we visited for a Monday lunch in April, feeding what appeared to be a mix of local folks and visitors. One of us had the fried flounder sandwich, a huge ch ... read more
RLDCA via tripadvisor.com - Apr 12, 2021
Food and service are excellent. Staff is friendly and on point. Have gone a few times before and plan to go many more times ... read more
Cassandra McNaughton via google.com - Apr 11, 2021
Great food, nice atmosphere n
Great food, nice atmosphere n ... read more
Maureen Travers Bauhof via facebook.com - Apr 10, 2021
Anna was an excellent, friendly and helpful server. Food came out quickly, was tasty and beautiful. Covid protocols were in place and adhered to. A wonderful lunch in a very pretty setting with friendly and efficient service.... very easy to give my highest recommendation.
Ken Woods via google.com - Apr 8, 2021
Dinner was good. Eat in was welcomed and service was excellent. And of course everyone had on a mask unless eating.
Joan Collier via google.com - Apr 8, 2021
Food great ... read more
Craig Miller via google.com - Apr 8, 2021
We enjoyed a quick lunch here while driving through the Eastern Shore. I had the crab cake sandwich and a bahama mama. The service was a little slow but the environment was very relaxing. They had several outdoor heaters so I'm sure they accommodate cooler days and nights. I would say it was worth the stop!
Vera via google.com - Apr 7, 2021
Some of the best seafood I’ve eaten best oysters and shrimp and crab cakes and lemon cake is the be
Some of the best seafood I’ve eaten best oysters and shrimp and crab cakes and lemon cake is the best I’ve had ... read more
JimmyandPam Earles via facebook.com - Apr 7, 2021
Excellent food, great staff.
K via google.com - Apr 6, 2021
We enjoyed our dinner this evening! Anna was our waitress. Food was delicious, pleasant atmosphere!
We enjoyed our dinner this evening! Anna was our waitress. Food was delicious, pleasant atmosphere!
Cynthia Ward-Lewis via facebook.com - Apr 4, 2021
The Island House has great seafood and the views from the dining room are spectacular. Try to get a
The Island House has great seafood and the views from the dining room are spectacular. Try to get a window table, but really all tables have good views. Be sure to order crab cakes and flounder, but it is all good. Our server did a great job, too.
MikeGA19591982 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 4, 2021
First time and I had the best time enjoying my food and the servers were very nice glad I could experience that ... read more
Tony Statkus via google.com - Apr 1, 2021
We really enjoyed this spot and the view from my sit NICE 🥰
We really enjoyed this spot and the view from my sit NICE 🥰 ... read more
Angelica Unbreakable Pattishaw via facebook.com - Mar 29, 2021
Quite pricey but the food is worth for its price range. I highly recommend their crab cakes as you can taste the actual crab in it. I also recommend the Rockefeller rock fish very good flavor, fresh fish and the cheese 🤤. Fresh sea food restaurant and you can see that the owners care about their customers and are confident with thei ... read more
Syr Philip Gulmatico via google.com - Mar 29, 2021
Great food and great atmosphere ... read more
cody lappan via google.com - Mar 28, 2021
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