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At this restaurant you get the most beautiful view of marshes and inlets. While we ate our quite good flounder and homemade coleslaw, we watched turns swoop by and other seabirds. The staff is very friendly, and don't forget to get the blueberry 6 layer Smith island cake. We sat outside which in good weather is the best place for a r ... read more
Karine Rafferty via google.com - Jun 27, 2022
Fantastic service and incredible food in a beautiful location! There are a variety of options available on the menu so your whole group is sure to find something they will love while enjoying the waterfront views in Wachapreague.
Eastern Shore of Virginia Tourism Commission via google.com - Jun 27, 2022
Food and drinks were great. Super views. Like everywhere right now servicewas a little slow.
Walt Bronson via google.com - Jun 27, 2022
Memorable
I took my wife there to celebrate her birthday. Service was matched my the outstanding quality of the seafood and drinks and the spectacular water view. This was truly a very memorable experience.
tfig218 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 27, 2022
Amazing servers and reallly delicious fooods!! 10/10 ... read more
Jhin via google.com - Jun 26, 2022
Great seafood with a beautiful marsh view
Delicious seafood with a great view of marsh. Sweet potato biscuits are an excellent start, salads were fresh and crisp and seafood fresh. Fried flounder was nice and lightly battered. Recommend for both view and food on an Eastern Shore visit.
Carra K via tripadvisor.com - Jun 26, 2022
Fantastic setting with amazing views! Everything was delicious. Great service. Cant go wrong!
Lisa Morgan via google.com - Jun 22, 2022
Food was excellent!! service was good prices are a little high but you get what you are pay for fresh is the best. definitely recommend stopping in ... read more
Craig Pascoe via google.com - Jun 22, 2022
10/10! This was fantastic! So glad we pulled off our route and stopped here. So tranquil and beautif
10/10! This was fantastic! So glad we pulled off our route and stopped here. So tranquil and beautiful on the deck and truly one of the best crab cakes I've had (and in from MD - very picky about my crab cakes!!!) - all crab meat no filler so so good. We will absolutely be back on future trips from NY to VA. Carole our server was exc ... read more
Molly C. via yelp.com - Jun 21, 2022
very good. Will definitely be back!
very good. Will definitely be back!
Patricia Fagan-Smith via facebook.com - Jun 19, 2022
We stop by Island House for lunch on our way to/from OBX North Carolina (from SE Pennsylvania). We've been doing it for years. We've never had a bad meal and always look forward to our next visit. Beautiful location and great menu. Staff is terrific.
Julz Bo via google.com - Jun 16, 2022
Awesome restaurant on the eastern shore. We came here memorial day weekend for dinner instead of hea
Awesome restaurant on the eastern shore. We came here memorial day weekend for dinner instead of heading down to Cape Charles to avoid the tourist crowds. We loved the food, the environment, and the waitress was super attentive. We sat along the back of the restaurant against the windows overlooking the sunset. Perfect view! We order ... read more
Kris M. via yelp.com - Jun 16, 2022
Good selection of food, great service, food was out in a decent time, strong drinks, and the most amazing view over the water. Nice tight little patio too.
Darren Hoevel via google.com - Jun 13, 2022
We live on Chincoteague, and while the Island House crab cake was excellent, and I can get good steak on the island -- I have to say that when I really want a good steak and have time to drive down there, Island House will be my place to go!
Pankey Nelson via google.com - Jun 11, 2022
Pet Friendly too! Delicious choices for dessert! Beautiful spot
Pet Friendly too! Delicious choices for dessert! Beautiful spot ... read more
Jacki's Place via facebook.com - Jun 11, 2022
Delicious lunch & great views
My husband- I were recently on Va's Eastern Shore, staying near Onancock, but decided to have lunch at the Island house restaurant. It was delicious. The views are amazing as well. Wait staff attentive. Seating can be inside or out on deck. We elected.gor inside due to wind. We had oysters as appetizers, some steamed & some raw. They ... read more
Janice W via tripadvisor.com - Jun 9, 2022
Starters of oysters on the half oyster & Rockefeller with she crab soup. Then we had the crab cakes and fried oysters. Others had the flounder. All really good and great drinks from the bar too. Little bit off the beaten path a must visit.
mike dunlap via google.com - Jun 5, 2022
Pretty great spot for seafood and a relaxed, country atmosphere. Staff is friendly and the food was beyond excellent. Seated right next to an inlet of water, the Island House is an amazing spot for a family dinner or a date night. Highly recommend!
Josh H via google.com - Jun 5, 2022
Great spot overlooking Finney Creek appears to be a family owned and operated business. The staff is
Great spot overlooking Finney Creek appears to be a family owned and operated business. The staff is super welcoming and service was amazing. We started with the crab dip, followed by the crab bisque both plentiful with crab. Flavors were on point, however, I would have liked a little Ol' Bay in my dip. We rounded out our meal with c ... read more
Rachel G. via yelp.com - Jun 5, 2022
Service good Oysters and other seafood was excellent. Outside or inside seating. Beautiful views. Off the beaten path but worth the ride.
Elisabeth Weinpel via google.com - Jun 4, 2022
Food very good. Waiters were helpful and very friendly. Place was recommended by a local. Definitely give the place a try.
Sandy Cappotto via google.com - Jun 2, 2022
We had a delicious late lunch after this place was recommended by the host at the Island welcome cen
We had a delicious late lunch after this place was recommended by the host at the Island welcome center coming up from the Chesapeake Bay bridge/tunnels. I had a soft shell crab sandwich; my husband had flounder tacos with seafood chowder. The chowder was fantastic and very filling, only $7.50 for a bowl! Everything was good!
Pat C. via yelp.com - Jun 2, 2022
Had heard some mix reviews about this place but I thought it was pretty good. I would say a 4.5 out of 5 but we can’t do that with the stars. Service was a little slow and it wasn’t busy the night we went. There was some things on our receipt we didn’t expect plus a shot of mezcal was $21 on a bottle that is $60 so not sure how that ... read more
Dustin Thomas via google.com - May 31, 2022
The soft shell crabs are the current special, and they are the best I've had in a restaurant. They'r
The soft shell crabs are the current special, and they are the best I've had in a restaurant. They're fantastic. The staff is friendly and on top of things even though they may be short handed. I will be back.
Marty B. via yelp.com - May 29, 2022
Must stop for dinner!
We were passing through and decided to try this restaurant. We were seated immediately. Our server, Jessica, was awesome and attentive. The sweet potato biscuits were delish. Hubs oysters were “excellent” and a generous portion! He loved the mashed potatoes and cole slaw too. I had the Seafood Island House with cole slaw and green be ... read more
PraisinPeg via tripadvisor.com - May 28, 2022
Honest review from y’all’s truly: 1st I don’t have a clue how to say the name of this cute little town, but it’s known for its flounder, so naturally we got the flounder 3 ways. Fried was decent, tempera was kinda soggy, then they have bronzed which was the bomb. It was blackened then a light glaze of brown sugar added. We also got t ... read more
Mike Long via google.com - May 20, 2022
Fried oysters -- fresh sweet/salty, cooked to perfection-- sitting on the deck watching the boats an
Fried oysters -- fresh sweet/salty, cooked to perfection-- sitting on the deck watching the boats and birds -- doesn't get any better than that. Was here on a Friday in May, not crowded and with friendly staff. Loved it.
Evan B. via yelp.com - May 20, 2022
Island House - Ocean view
Wonderful view, delicious oysters and shrimp. Our waiter, Richard, was great. An excellent find while touring the Eastern Shore of Virgini.
Q7670IRsusank via tripadvisor.com - May 18, 2022
Delicious oysters on the half shell, and fish tacos! Loved the view!
Rita Scherping via google.com - May 17, 2022
Very good food, a bit overpriced. Good view. Would recommend.
Alvin Michael via google.com - May 16, 2022
Hidden Gem
Stopped on our way down to NC and loved it so much we stopped on our way back! The first time they had a crab bisque that was to die for (please can I have recipe!) We had oysters raw and fried that were so tender, burgers that were perfectly made and fries that were so crunchy. Sweet tea was perfect as was deserts. I wish I brought ... read more
ZimKar via tripadvisor.com - May 15, 2022
Who would know this little town by the sea could have such a high quality restaurant? We came to see this fishing village and found this restaurant. They serve local fisherman's catches and cooked it to perfection. A must see and taste if you are talking a trip to the Chincoteague island on Virginia side and/or visiting the NASA Wall ... read more
Lucy Of Springfield via google.com - May 14, 2022
The flounder was amazing!
Dylan James via google.com - May 10, 2022
Delicious, fairly priced food with an incredible view!
Cheryl Murphy via google.com - May 8, 2022
Wonderful seafood with a great atmosphere and service. The golden flounder we awesome.
Craig Lutz via google.com - May 7, 2022
Excellent food & service! Highly recommended & meets expectations ... read more
Kaye W via google.com - May 5, 2022
Consistently great food and service. Plus you can't beat the views
Consistently great food and service. Plus you can't beat the views ... read more
DavidnGail Harris via facebook.com - Apr 30, 2022
Wanted to change things up while my partner and I were in Chincoteague and decided to venture out an
Wanted to change things up while my partner and I were in Chincoteague and decided to venture out and drive 50 minutes to Wachapreague to experience this restaurant. My partner had a glass of moscato and I had a pint of hard cider while waiting for our food to arrive. The ambience outside was idyllic with a variety of birds flying an ... read more
Jeung P. via yelp.com - Apr 25, 2022
excellent view from seating area The Food was awsome I had a Rock fish w Harbernaro sauce Cole Slaw Baked Potatoes it also came w a Sweet potato muffin to start the meal My partner had an excellent Crab cake backed Potatoe and Slaw ....Nice place good friendly service ... read more
Ricky Zapolski via google.com - Apr 23, 2022
Great place, delicious food.
Great place, delicious food.
Linda Smith Scott via facebook.com - Apr 21, 2022
Great food and a welcoming environment.
Great food and a welcoming environment.
Cole Wilson via facebook.com - Apr 20, 2022
Fantastic! The food was superb. Service excellent.
Elizabeth Shiflet via google.com - Apr 17, 2022
This casual fish house has beautiful water views and even a gift shop with some nice gifts including jewelry. The food was creative with a mix of modern flavors and traditional fare and reasonably priced. The crab hush puppies are, wow! So good. We had the shrimp tacos and the salad with chicken, blueberries, strawberries, walnuts, f ... read more
Julie Campagna via google.com - Apr 16, 2022
Had my wedding reception here. Great service.
stephanie Arleen via google.com - Apr 14, 2022
Excellent Seafood
This restaurant was recommended by the hotel where we were staying; we were not disappointed. The crab cakes are outstanding; the most "meaty" ones I have ever had. My plate included flounder which was cooked perfectly. The Sweet Potato biscuits alone are worth going for. When in the area, we will return.
JRT-EDT via tripadvisor.com - Apr 13, 2022
Good food but the service was very very slow.
Drew Socia via google.com - Apr 11, 2022
Fantastic view and great service.
christina sanderlin via google.com - Apr 10, 2022
Nice find
After a long day of travel, I wanted a restaurant with a view. I found one and good food as well. Steamed oysters for appetizer, area catch combo platter and a great dessert. Server was very nice and efficient. Fun to look out at the coast. Nice experience!
jerbuffalo via tripadvisor.com - Apr 10, 2022
Our "GOTO" seafood restaurant on the VA Eastern Shore!
Island House has remained steady through the pandemic and during our annual visit to the shore it is the place we anticipate visiting! Island House serves local "seaside" oysters that are wonderful right out of the shell. Our party ordered many different entrees and all were exceptional! Great nautical decor in a marina setting with ... read more
Timothy H via tripadvisor.com - Apr 9, 2022
We were greeted and got seated quickly as we came in. Stacey did a fantastic job as our server. The drum fish special was the star of the day. My friend gave me a bit of it because I never had it before. This will be the dish I want to order next time for myself. The feedback on the ribs was 2 thumbs up. There was a slight problem ... read more
Timothy Chen via google.com - Apr 3, 2022
I've been to the Island house a few times over the years but this time was by far the best because I didn't feel like a fish our of water like I usually feel because wachapreague isn't the most welcoming environment for people of color, but this time I really enjoyed myself and the food was delicious! I like the staff they have now. ... read more
2cute4u johnson via google.com - Mar 14, 2022
A little pricy but amazing food, service and views of the water.
A little pricy but amazing food, service and views of the water.
Suzanne Trefurt Ziesler via facebook.com - Mar 6, 2022
Crab cakes are the best! Coleslaw was not chopped up. Tidewater Drive Band was fantastic!!
Peggy Lutton via google.com - Mar 6, 2022
The service was excellent.
Pat Check via google.com - Mar 5, 2022
Food was good and service was excellent.
Food was good and service was excellent.
Richard Barnes Jr via facebook.com - Feb 27, 2022
Awesome place with a great view and even better food ... read more
Joseph Abbott via google.com - Feb 21, 2022
Heard about this place at Vistor's center at Fisherman's Island. Well worth the slight diversion off 13. Plus we got to watch the latest Wallops Island rocket launch from the deck! Two caveats..bathrooms are really small and parking on this busy launch day was a challenge. But excellent lunch! Crabcake sandwich for Mr. Jim and fish ... read more
J B via google.com - Feb 19, 2022
I was a first time visitor last weekend with a large group. We had excellent service and the food was outstanding. Great crabcakes and fried oysters along with an excellent view. Highly recommended!
R Perrone via google.com - Feb 15, 2022
Island House has consistently delicious meals, and awesome service. Their grilled shrimp tacos are
Island House has consistently delicious meals, and awesome service. Their grilled shrimp tacos are the best I’ve ever eaten. Today Staci was our server. She was friendly and quite attentive. We love the view.
Karen Yelles Lee via facebook.com - Feb 11, 2022
Always a great place to eat. This place has been in business for a long while. I use to eat her with my parents on special occasions when I was a kid. The food has ALWAYS been delicious and excellent. It’s always made with love. My husband, me, and my family celebrated my husband and my 7 month wedding anniversary here (in 1990). The ... read more
Spiral Tote via google.com - Feb 10, 2022
Dawson served us and did an excellent job! He was attentive (but not too much) and we really enjoye
Dawson served us and did an excellent job! He was attentive (but not too much) and we really enjoyed our meal! Hope to return when the sun is out!
Kelly Murray via facebook.com - Feb 7, 2022
This place is awesome. Nightly recommend the Oysters Rockefeller. And the orange crushes were awe
This place is awesome. Nightly recommend the Oysters Rockefeller. And the orange crushes were awesome 👍.
Peggy Owens via facebook.com - Feb 5, 2022
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