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Becca's Smith Island Cake!
It's worth the trip just for Becca's Smith Island cake. Don't hesitate to get every flavor available to go, if you can't fit it after your main meal. We got the blueberry, which also had lemon filling. I was stupid and didn't order the key lime and pumpkin as well. We weren't there in flounder season, but whatever main course we had, ... read more
mogul8434323422424 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 19, 2022
Always a great experience! Food is great ! Everyone is so nice ! The atmosphere and views are the b
Always a great experience! Food is great ! Everyone is so nice ! The atmosphere and views are the best ! Can’t wait until our next visit !
Dave Wilson via facebook.com - Jan 1, 2022
Awesome place first time here
Awesome place first time here ... read more
Denise Dickson Strickland Thompson via facebook.com - Dec 29, 2021
We eat there frequently while visiting the area. Always good food, pleasant staff and great setting/ views. My only request? PLEASE bring back the smoked oysters.
Dan Richardson via google.com - Dec 23, 2021
Was heading to Cape Charles Virginia from Virginia Beach with the fam when the spouse decided she wo
Was heading to Cape Charles Virginia from Virginia Beach with the fam when the spouse decided she would like to go to the Island House Restaurant that was further up the coast for lunch. Turned out to be a great decision. Super cool place in a very cool little town right on the water. My wife ordered crabcakes, sweet potato wedges an ... read more
Tom L. via yelp.com - Dec 22, 2021
Service was very slow. Food was good. Wait service very nice.
Mike Stevenson via google.com - Dec 18, 2021
There for a group event with food served buffet style. Food was very good, not your typical buffet bland.
Robert Shendock via google.com - Dec 14, 2021
Fantastic food! Drinks were good, staff was friendly and helpful. Managed to squeeze us in even though packed and we had no reservation.
Kirk Junker via google.com - Dec 14, 2021
Absolutely beautiful water view, if I was an artist I would want to sit out there and paint. Plus, the food was delicious and the service was great.
Phyllis Towers via google.com - Dec 12, 2021
Enjoy the outdoor dining in the small seaside village of Wachapreague, Va. Great food, staff and wat
Enjoy the outdoor dining in the small seaside village of Wachapreague, Va. Great food, staff and waterfront dining. A taste of the Shore!
Sara F. via yelp.com - Dec 11, 2021
Fire house Christmas dinner... great service and great time to spend with good people.
April Wilkins via google.com - Dec 6, 2021
Yummy!
Cianne Landis via google.com - Dec 5, 2021
the food was phenomenal and the service was great.
the food was phenomenal and the service was great.
Randy Dust via facebook.com - Dec 5, 2021
Everything was excellent...my family enjoyed it all can't wait till next time....Anthony Sharpe ... read more
Anthony Sharpe via google.com - Dec 5, 2021
Found this place by happenstance and it did not disappoint. The hot crab dip was amazing and the Island House burger was cooked to perfection. The prices are fantastic! You will not be disappointed! The atmosphere was very pleasant and the staff was the best. We will definitely be back to enjoy the outside seating.
Bobbi Dust via google.com - Dec 4, 2021
Great food and service. Would definitely go back and really enjoyed the Oyster Rockefeller's
Great food and service. Would definitely go back and really enjoyed the Oyster Rockefeller's ... read more
Eric C. via yelp.com - Nov 30, 2021
Most Excellent ... read more
jimmy parks via google.com - Nov 24, 2021
Great food, Great view, Great service. What more could you ask for!
I have no idea what to name myself via google.com - Nov 23, 2021
Delicious crab cakes, crab bisque and shrimp. Great staff and beautiful views ... read more
Roger Hammar via google.com - Nov 22, 2021
excellent food. pretty view good service.
excellent food. pretty view good service.
Debbie Nichols Kreiser via facebook.com - Nov 20, 2021
Wonderful fresh local seafood with a beautiful view.
Wonderful fresh local seafood with a beautiful view.
Dana Warfield Dillon via facebook.com - Nov 14, 2021
She crab soup was really good. The service was exceptional. I will return.
Maria Bosques via google.com - Nov 6, 2021
If you are looking for an amazing view, great servers, and yummy food… make the drive!
If you are looking for an amazing view, great servers, and yummy food… make the drive!
Gineff Irizarry McKinney via facebook.com - Nov 6, 2021
salad with wasabi dressing was exceptional.
M M via google.com - Nov 5, 2021
The packed parking lot at lunch or dinner says it all. A great seafood menu. Friendly and courteous
The packed parking lot at lunch or dinner says it all. A great seafood menu. Friendly and courteous staff. Great views. I recommend highly.
Jim T. via yelp.com - Nov 4, 2021
Great place for good drinks and atmosphere!
Pamela Shanley via google.com - Nov 3, 2021
We both had a daily special, salmon and clam linguini. The best food in Virginia! Great service, fa
We both had a daily special, salmon and clam linguini. The best food in Virginia! Great service, fast service and good portions for the price. The crab dip is a must try!
Kimberly Gunn via facebook.com - Nov 3, 2021
Excellent food, service and view!
Excellent food, service and view!
Debbie Landreth via facebook.com - Nov 2, 2021
Wonderful view of a salt marsh inlet! We ate outdoors on a sunny day and it was great. We are from the Atlantic coast and eat fresh seafood quite a bit, so we are pretty critical as judges. The food here was on par but not spectacular or of a grade thats makes you say "I gotta come back here!". It was a good solid meal with nice view ... read more
Carl Griffith via google.com - Oct 31, 2021
The crab dip is the best ever!!!! The oysters Rockefeller were top notch too! Stormy weekend so couldn’t eat outside but inside was nice. Staff was wonderful!
Christine Pilger via google.com - Oct 29, 2021
My husband and I stopped on the way north coming home from NC. It was a beautiful day so we say outside by the water. The views are so peaceful and it was so quiet, almost too quiet, my husband and I thought it would have been nice to have music playing outside. The sea scallops were amazing and it was the best coleslaw and very di ... read more
Kristin Long via google.com - Oct 28, 2021
Great place on the water. Nice views Friendly staff. Enjoyed the crabcake ... read more
Robert Weipert via google.com - Oct 28, 2021
Excellent!!!
Paula Price via google.com - Oct 27, 2021
Nice Place, Good Service. Disappointed that they had No Fried Clams At All.! Wow.!
David Walker via google.com - Oct 26, 2021
Great view. Great town. Enjoy.
Local Guide via google.com - Oct 22, 2021
Nice place by the water for lunch.
David Karr via google.com - Oct 22, 2021
Absolutely fabulous! Always a great dining experience!
Rick Lockhart Caldwell via google.com - Oct 21, 2021
October 19, 2021Had the pleasure of returning to The Island House restaurant tonight for the secon
October 19, 2021 Had the pleasure of returning to The Island House restaurant tonight for the second time since June 2021. We live in central Virginia and a friend recommended the restaurant. We stayed in Chincoteague and drove well over an hour to eat at The Island House. Tonight we had the pleasure of having Mariah as our server ... read more
Sheila Webb via facebook.com - Oct 20, 2021
Island House is unquestionably the best dining experience Hubby and I have had since moving to ESVA a few months ago. The staff is warm and welcoming from the moment you arrive. The view is outstanding. The food is fantastic (Hubby is an award winning chef, so that's saying something) and the drinks are very well made. What a TREA ... read more
Andrea Landry via google.com - Oct 19, 2021
This restaurant was recommended to us when we stopped at a rest area as we reached the Delmarva Penn
This restaurant was recommended to us when we stopped at a rest area as we reached the Delmarva Penninsula coming from the south. Thanks to the rest area hostess who helped us. The Island house was great and well worth a short trip off the main road. Service was friendly, professional and everything came out nice and hot. Staci was o ... read more
Kevin G. via yelp.com - Oct 19, 2021
Worth the short trip off the main road
This restaurant was recommended to us when we stopped at a rest area as we reached the Delmarva Penninsula coming from the south. Thanks to the rest area hostess who helped us. The Island house was great and well worth a short trip off the main road. Service was friendly, professional and everything came out nice and hot. Staci was o ... read more
Kevin G via tripadvisor.com - Oct 19, 2021
Food was outstanding.
carol Sweeney via google.com - Oct 17, 2021
Three Visits -- All Good!
Highly recommend the fried oysters, the oysters Rockefeller, the flounder, the scallops, and the steamed Gulf shrimp (without Old Bay). Wish there had been a wider selection of fresh fish. Spacious, friendly, and attentive.
Darrell M via tripadvisor.com - Oct 16, 2021
Service was great, kind of dark inside, food was good but would not call it fine dining ... read more
Kenneth Gill via google.com - Oct 14, 2021
Location, location, location. The blackened flounder was excellent!
Robert M. Ford via google.com - Oct 14, 2021
I wrote a review on this place and, honestly I really never write reviews. Nuff said, my wife read the review and let's just say , I will never ever use TALK TO TEXT again and not proof read Great food our server was on point, never waited for refills Our host Shelby was super I told her we just moved to the area. She went the extra ... read more
Charles Unrath via google.com - Oct 13, 2021
the best oysters Rockafellar anywhere! Superlative flounder! Clams in white wine sauce was exceptional! Even the cole slaw is an experience. Awesome, worth the drive.
Rusty Barath via google.com - Oct 11, 2021
Excellent!
Jenna Hall via google.com - Oct 10, 2021
Everything!We have never had a bad experience or been unhappy with our meals ever! Great food! Gre
Everything! We have never had a bad experience or been unhappy with our meals ever! Great food! Great service! Great atmosphere and beautiful views. Absolutely LOVE The Island House! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ... read more
Melissa Reynolds via facebook.com - Oct 9, 2021
Food was wonderful-beautiful scenery!
Marlena Meletta via google.com - Oct 8, 2021
Scenic views and the food and service is always great!
Scenic views and the food and service is always great!
Chris Ross via facebook.com - Oct 8, 2021
Fresh seafood! Good service and nice view.
Patrick via google.com - Oct 8, 2021
Great service, food was delicious and the best views! Definitely recommend Island House Restaurant
Great service, food was delicious and the best views! Definitely recommend Island House Restaurant 😀 ... read more
Jennifer Compton Black via facebook.com - Oct 8, 2021
Took the long way home from OBX and stopped for lunch. Definitely worth the detour. My Flounder was
Took the long way home from OBX and stopped for lunch. Definitely worth the detour. My Flounder was excellent an the sweet potato fries a great side. My wife had fried clams and hush puppies which were great. Kanesha was a friendly and attentive server, highly recommended ... read more
Nathan C. via yelp.com - Oct 7, 2021
Here's a stellar restaurant! Tucked in a small rural town on the Delmarva peninsula, it's almost a surprise to see a place so crowded with diners during the off season. But this place is truly special. I don't give out many 5 star ratings but this seafood restaurant truly earned it. I tried their broiled seafood medley with scallop ... read more
Richard Efthim via google.com - Oct 5, 2021
Great food, friendly staff, the best crab soup, bar none. And they cater.
Great food, friendly staff, the best crab soup, bar none. And they cater.
John Jones via facebook.com - Oct 3, 2021
First- beautiful view of the marina. Staff was friendly but a tad slow. Menu is limited and not much “bar food” but we managed. Crab dip and crab hush puppies were good. My personal fav was the sweet potato rolls. I may have eaten a bowl of them lol. I recommend sitting outside. It was beautiful with the breeze. I gave 4 stars bec ... read more
janet Perez via google.com - Oct 2, 2021
The scallops were so good! Oysters too!
ANGELA STOTLER via google.com - Oct 2, 2021
A lovely night with a gorgeous view, fresh delicious seafood and excellent service.
A lovely night with a gorgeous view, fresh delicious seafood and excellent service.
Laura Phillips Dollies via facebook.com - Oct 1, 2021
I love the view at this restaurant. My fried oysters were delicious 😋 ... read more
Beverly Evans via google.com - Sep 29, 2021
Dog friendly and accommodating . Very courteous staff. Outdoor seating with eye pleasing view. High
Dog friendly and accommodating . Very courteous staff. Outdoor seating with eye pleasing view. Highly recommend!
John Bankert via facebook.com - Sep 28, 2021
Have traveled 13 in our RV for many years and finally worked it to go to lunch at Island House. It
Have traveled 13 in our RV for many years and finally worked it to go to lunch at Island House. It was perfect. Loved it!
Anne T Kelly via facebook.com - Sep 27, 2021
Great service and food is always delicious
Great service and food is always delicious ... read more
Lynn Rowley Jester via facebook.com - Sep 25, 2021
Best eatery on the southern Eastern Shore VA. Great food and service! Waterfront Views are terrific! Highly recommend!
David Crowley via google.com - Sep 24, 2021
An enjoyable meal. Reasonably priced. Do call ahead for reservations.
Dawn Kern via google.com - Sep 23, 2021
Celebrated my 3 year anniversary with my wife here. Enjoyed a fantastic sunset from the deck and great food. 100% will stop by again if in the area.
Timothy Aull via google.com - Sep 23, 2021
Great food, Service and beautiful views.
Joyce Silver via google.com - Sep 23, 2021
All the food was fantastic. The crab dip was great. Our waiter Noah was very good and attentive to
All the food was fantastic. The crab dip was great. Our waiter Noah was very good and attentive to our needs.
Timothy Wayne Aull via facebook.com - Sep 23, 2021
This #1 might be #1 anywhere
It's #1 in tiny Wachapreague because it's the only restaurant, but it's an amazing place with great service, great food, and great views. The famous bronzed scallops truly are out of this world. We also had fried oysters and raw oysters, both perfect, and flounder because Wachapreague is the flounder capital of the world. Our flounde ... read more
ghengiscon27604 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 23, 2021
Food was excellent but 3 slushies were ordered and the drinks came out with the mixture that was ordered but with all the ice on top was not blended like a slushie should be very disappointed.
Joseph Dietrich via google.com - Sep 22, 2021
Great as always, never disappointed 👍🏻👍🏻 ... read more
Timothy Merritt via google.com - Sep 22, 2021
Well worth the drive - a locals place.
Absolutely everything was great - crab cakes ( no fillers), flounder, green beans, coleslaw, sweet potato fries and service by Staci C. Would go back tomorrow night if we were still in town.
carolfV132RP via tripadvisor.com - Sep 21, 2021
Even though short staffed amazing food and service cant wait to go back !!!
Maureen Zero via google.com - Sep 20, 2021
AWESOME. I had a dozen oysters (local), very sweet. I normally like salty but these were excellent.
AWESOME. I had a dozen oysters (local), very sweet. I normally like salty but these were excellent. I then had the fish tacos made with blackened flounder -fantastic. I eat a lot of fish tacos, these were the best ever. Wife had a bowl of cream of crab soup - tons of crab and flavor. And cheese quesadilla - good. The view is awesome ... read more
John M. via yelp.com - Sep 19, 2021
Excellent service and the food was delicious like every other time we've eaten there. Very nice!!
Dan Teague via google.com - Sep 18, 2021
Their Grilled Shrimp Taco was fabulous! Just right for a beautiful lunch overlooking the water.
Their Grilled Shrimp Taco was fabulous! Just right for a beautiful lunch overlooking the water.
Shirley Scott via facebook.com - Sep 17, 2021
Definitely worth turning off the main road for!!! The food was AMAZING!!
Definitely worth turning off the main road for!!! The food was AMAZING!!
Rhonda Blick Coleman via facebook.com - Sep 17, 2021
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