Reviews

Beautiful view of Parramore Island and the seaside marshes! Great food, friendly staff, and good beer selection. Love the steamed clams! ... read more
Margaret Van Clief via google.com - Mar 21, 2017
Excellent food, service and pricing. I absolutely fell in love with the hot crab dip and certainly will come back for more. I highly recommend you try it. ... read more
Toccara Bailey via google.com - Mar 19, 2017
NIce views, decent food, but underwhelming service
Picked this place based on recommendation and brochure from visitor's center just off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel. It's about an hour from there and a five miles off the road from Hwy. 16 in Keller. I got a little uneasy when the hostess made a comment about just finding out about someone not making it in to work. I guess that e... read more
Lee S via tripadvisor.com - Mar 18, 2017
After a long day, with friends we decided to stop somewhere to eat. We found this restaurant by accident. The first impression on the parking lot in from of this restaurant wasn't too interesting, but when we entered we loved this place. We were treated with the kindness. The waitress answered to our questions without hurrying us to ... read more
Joanna Biernat via google.com - Mar 15, 2017
Love the food, Lobster, Mushroom, and Spinach Ravioli Carbonara, and the friendly staff. Our waitre
Love the food, Lobster, Mushroom, and Spinach Ravioli Carbonara, and the friendly staff. Our waitress wasn't too organized, but she was nice, and tried to get it right. Only complaint was, with a party of 10, we didn't like that it was so long between when the first dishes arrived at the table until the last. I'm sure someone else co... read more
Anne Terry Swick via facebook.com - Mar 15, 2017
Worth The Detour For Food and Scenery
Since Virginia is for lovers and if you are an oyster lover, head on across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel and up the Eastern Shore to The Island House Restaurant on the waterfront in Wachapreague. That's what we did, passing along the way a whole town named Oyster (Well, whole town might be an exaggeration for what's really ... read more
JnK M M via tripadvisor.com - Mar 12, 2017
Excellent food. Great service. Very casual. ... read more
Dylan Rose via google.com - Mar 9, 2017
Excellent food and atmosphere!! Excellent service!
Excellent food and atmosphere!! Excellent service!
Peggy Durrua Rice via facebook.com - Mar 6, 2017
Good crab cakes.
James Brothers via google.com - Mar 6, 2017
Great food, great drinks, wonderful staff and an all around great place to go ^-^
Great food, great drinks, wonderful staff and an all around great place to go ^-^... read more
Kai Renae via facebook.com - Mar 5, 2017
A request for seafood.
Easy to book on line, excellent service by Trevor, who was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the specials on offer. Quick service of drinks.. delicious warm sweet potato rolls arrived immediately. Oysters were fabulous. Deep fried pickles, salmon, duck etc all very good, well cooked and hot. The owner, Blake stopped... read more
A TripAdvisor Member via tripadvisor.com - Mar 4, 2017
Excellent food, service and pricing. I absolutely fell in love with the hot crab dip and simply come back for more. I highly recommend you try it. ... read more
Toccara Bailey via google.com - Mar 4, 2017
Fried oysters with a view in a sleepy town. Stop in if you can. ... read more
Thomas Klinedinst via google.com - Mar 3, 2017
The service was great and the food was excellent and the remodel is gorgeous. Love me some Island H
The service was great and the food was excellent and the remodel is gorgeous. Love me some Island House.
Sara Fetterman via facebook.com - Mar 2, 2017
The renovations are beautiful, the food and service were fantastic ����
The renovations are beautiful, the food and service were fantastic ����... read more
Jess Pks via facebook.com - Mar 2, 2017
I've been driving between Virginia Beach and NJ for years, forever passing the sign on RT 13 for th
I've been driving between Virginia Beach and NJ for years, forever passing the sign on RT 13 for the Island Beach Restaurant but never stopping. Decided to finally give it a go and now upset with myself for letting all this time pass without eating here. The restaurant is incredible, the scenery is beautiful and the food was fantasti... read more
MJ Jacobs via facebook.com - Feb 28, 2017
Unenthusiastic waiter
Our family of four went for a Saturday lunch and our waiter Richard gave us the menu and left. We ordered form the menu. As we were waiting, we overheard the waitress at the next table giving a detailed explanation of the specials of the day and that garlic string beans being the special side of the day. I normally eat healthy, if he... read more
00Marie00 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 25, 2017
Service is outstanding the food was amazing and that crab bisque soup is out of this world!
Service is outstanding the food was amazing and that crab bisque soup is out of this world!
Michael K. Emery via facebook.com - Feb 21, 2017
Very pretty veiw no good lighting i could bearly see my plate when the sun went down. crab cakes were not the best but good staffing and a great enviroment ... read more
Ronda Cooper via google.com - Feb 20, 2017
Great View
I go to the Island House frequently. It is one of our favorite restaurants on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We always enjoy our visits. The view is incredible looking out over the marshes and the marina. The service is excellent and the staff are friendly. This trip I had a crab cake and fried shrimp. I am sorry to say that the crab... read more
glen a via tripadvisor.com - Feb 19, 2017
excellent food, reasonable price. great porch rails
excellent food, reasonable price. great porch rails... read more
Bill Thomas via facebook.com - Feb 18, 2017
We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back again. Thank You for making our Valentine's Day
We had a wonderful time and will definitely be back again. Thank You for making our Valentine's Day even more special!
James S. West via facebook.com - Feb 15, 2017
Great Business Luncheon
Had a most enjoyable experience visiting this establishment on the Eastern Shore. Whilst it is 5 miles off Route 13, it is definitely worth the drive. There is great signage directing you there. I had their Caesar Salad wrap with grilled chicken...the chicken was hot and moist and perfect when paired with the romaine lettuce and dres... read more
JimCarroll3 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 14, 2017
We tried the lobster but should have don ...
We tried the lobster but should have done local seafood because the lobster was dry. The baked potato had been done for hours apparently. The beans were delicious but cold. The crab that topped the lobster was excellent. We waited thirty minutes for dinner, so we were happy to have ordered appetizers. Our waitress was excellent.
HiTen via opentable.com - Feb 14, 2017
Very nice time
Very nice time... read more
OpenTable Diner Since 2016 via opentable.com - Feb 14, 2017
We come here every time we're in town. The food is excellent, the people are friendly, and the view
We come here every time we're in town. The food is excellent, the people are friendly, and the view is spectacular! This is our favorite spot on the Eastern Shore.
Jennifer Foster Nannery via facebook.com - Feb 12, 2017
Great Fish & Chips
Searched for a restaurant while headed for Delaware and this came up. Five miles off the main highway and at the end of Main St was this delightful restaurant on the water. Fish & chips coated with nice batter (not ladened with Old Bay Seasoning), hand cut French fries and big serving of coleslaw... mmm good! Crabcake with just enoug... read more
Diane H via tripadvisor.com - Feb 7, 2017
Had a great night. Clam chowder was delicious, sweet potato biscuit and fried shrimp. Could go on b
Had a great night. Clam chowder was delicious, sweet potato biscuit and fried shrimp. Could go on but just a great night with friends. Drinks were good too. You have to try the red thing.
William Colona via facebook.com - Feb 6, 2017
Nice stop off bike trail. Great water view.
Jeff White via google.com - Feb 4, 2017
Great Crab bisque is sooo rich ...
Great Crab bisque is sooo rich I could hardly eat it all. The shrimp were perfect, as well as the oysters!
Cathy M. via yelp.com - Jan 29, 2017
Love the View and the Food was Delicious ... read more
Kevin White via google.com - Jan 15, 2017
Fantastic food... read more
Creston F3ardisYoda Fears via google.com - Jan 12, 2017
One of the best meals I have ever had.
Bill McClellan via google.com - Jan 11, 2017
Hey the crab dip and sweet potato biscuits... read more
Rosanne Baskette via google.com - Jan 4, 2017
Food was top notch, staff was excellent, atmosphere and location were very nice.
Food was top notch, staff was excellent, atmosphere and location were very nice.
Dan Ehrhart via facebook.com - Jan 1, 2017
Such a nice place!! Duck and Crab cake was great and loved the perfectly prepared green beans were
Such a nice place!! Duck and Crab cake was great and loved the perfectly prepared green beans were much appreciated! Trevor the server was so nice to us and we will be back!!
Nicole Widdersheim via facebook.com - Dec 31, 2016
OMG IS WAS GOOD would recommend to everyone good food and good service
OMG IS WAS GOOD would recommend to everyone good food and good service... read more
Delbert Gay via facebook.com - Dec 29, 2016
Very beautiful restaurant and good service ....good food
Very beautiful restaurant and good service ....good food... read more
Paulette Powell via facebook.com - Dec 28, 2016
Great view & food
traveling thru the area.... found the Island House Restaurant thru Trip Advisor.... great local place with great food... our favorite was the chocolate bread putting...
MSExplorers via tripadvisor.com - Dec 28, 2016
Once again!!! This is the best ...
Once again!!! This is the best place around. I'm from Charlotte, NC. I eat here every time I come through and this is a never fail!! Top of the line! Met the owner tonight super nice & wait staff great too!!!
Lindsay H. via yelp.com - Dec 27, 2016
What a wonderful hidden treasure on the Eastern Shore! Our server and service was outstanding! Our
What a wonderful hidden treasure on the Eastern Shore! Our server and service was outstanding! Our meal was an amazing mixture of flavors and texture! So glad we went off the beaten path to this lovely stop on our way home to Philly. Beautiful views and Christmas ambiance! Will definitely be back!
Susie Amodeo Gibson via facebook.com - Dec 27, 2016
The Island House never disappoints. Lot ...
The Island House never disappoints. Lots of waterfront seating. Authentic Eastern Shore food. Fun watching the boats come in with their catches. Well worth the drive!
Jody via opentable.com - Dec 23, 2016
Every time I visit my friends
Great menu. The view is worth the price of admission. Oysters oysters and more oyster paramour. Delicious. Server provided great service. Richard is his name. He k owns his job quite well. New owner has upped the food standard and we all love his food.
Tim H via tripadvisor.com - Dec 19, 2016
After hearing how great this restaurant was, myself, my husband and our best friend decided to try
After hearing how great this restaurant was, myself, my husband and our best friend decided to try this restaurant out ourselves! We all loved what we ordered for dinner. My husband had the Crab cakes and said they were delicious. I had the scallops, they also were delicious. Our friend had the Island House special and thoroughl... read more
Georgia Cala Singleton-Major via facebook.com - Dec 19, 2016
Eat there on Wed or Thursday every week... Great Bar Staff and Happy Hour. Food is always good with
Eat there on Wed or Thursday every week... Great Bar Staff and Happy Hour. Food is always good with nice portions...
Joe Czerwinski via facebook.com - Dec 18, 2016
It was a Christmas present for us and we really enjoyed our visit to the Island House Restaurant...
It was a Christmas present for us and we really enjoyed our visit to the Island House Restaurant.....it is a very special place....we sat by Windows and watch the sun go down.....we had a mixture of seafood dinners and they all were excellent! The staff that waited on us couldn't have been any nicer.Will be back at later time!
Brenda Heath via facebook.com - Dec 18, 2016
The crab cakes ate fabulous. Also had the broiled flounder which was excellent!! Service was great.
The crab cakes ate fabulous. Also had the broiled flounder which was excellent!! Service was great. I'll be back!
Coleman Sullivan via facebook.com - Dec 18, 2016
Crab cakes and red potatoes were great. Had cheesecake for dessert that was delicious. I plan on a
Crab cakes and red potatoes were great. Had cheesecake for dessert that was delicious. I plan on a return trip when I visit the Eastern Shore.
Dennise Swoope via facebook.com - Dec 15, 2016
Great food & awesome service. 1st visit & I'll be returning!
Great food & awesome service. 1st visit & I'll be returning!
Crystal Atwood Marcus via facebook.com - Dec 15, 2016
Great view, great food, awesome service!!
Lisa Duffy via google.com - Dec 14, 2016
By far the best place I've found on the shore. I've been here since august. Food is great, service
By far the best place I've found on the shore. I've been here since august. Food is great, service is great. Staff actually treats me like a local, now. Will definitely return, when the shore is fun, and not work.
James Moore via facebook.com - Dec 9, 2016
Group luncheon
We two out-of-towners joined a local group of friends. The atmosphere and view of the water is very enjoyable. The lunch sandwiches were very good. I ordered a cup of clam chowder soup. Very thick. Not especially to my liking.
callaway41 via tripadvisor.com - Dec 7, 2016
Always delicious
Once again while traveling the Virginia eastern shore we timed our trip for lunch at the Island House in Wachapreague. I had fried flounder which is always delicious, even though this time is was not cooked quite as well done as I like. My wife had fried oysters and I ate a couple of them and they were as good as I have ever eaten. N... read more
James C via tripadvisor.com - Dec 1, 2016
The food was outstanding; mine was fish tacos and sweet potato wedges. The server was friendly and
The food was outstanding; mine was fish tacos and sweet potato wedges. The server was friendly and competent. We got there early enough for lunch to get a table by the window, and that was a real bonus.
Joyce P. Kelly via facebook.com - Nov 28, 2016
We were a large crazy group - great food - Tristan our server was wonderful!
We were a large crazy group - great food - Tristan our server was wonderful!
Georgette O'Cone via facebook.com - Nov 27, 2016
Very good food. I highly recommend this restaurant for anybody traveling down 13... read more
Andrew Knows Tech via google.com - Nov 26, 2016
Unexpected Surprise
This restaurant was a lovely building with a cute gift shop. My date had the fried platter and I had the crab cakes. We were seated by the window overlooking the water. The waiter was pleasant, the atmosphere was good and the food was perfect. A delightful seafood dinner that was the perfect end to the day!
Kristen P via tripadvisor.com - Nov 25, 2016
Great food, fast service & beautiful view! Always consistent. The sweet potato biscuits are fabulou
Great food, fast service & beautiful view! Always consistent. The sweet potato biscuits are fabulous!
Debbie Merritt via facebook.com - Nov 24, 2016
Lovely place. Food was excellent and the service was great too. Very attentive. Scallops and Ca
Lovely place. Food was excellent and the service was great too. Very attentive. Scallops and Calamari were both excellent and the fried clam strips and roast potatoes were wonderful. Fresh ice tea too! Oh and those Sweet Potato biscuits are to die for!
Richard Clafton via facebook.com - Nov 18, 2016
Great little resturant. Had lunch and dinner here. Sat at the bar both times. Had the fish tacos, steamed clams, raw oysters, fried oysters and a lamb chop special. All the food was good. Fried oyster app was a little skimpy and the lamb chops were a little small, but these are only minor complaints. I would definitely recommend! A... read more
Grady Wilson via google.com - Nov 14, 2016
I had a bowl of their rock fish soup and it was superb. We will absolutely be going back in the fu
I had a bowl of their rock fish soup and it was superb. We will absolutely be going back in the future.
JosephandAnne Forester via facebook.com - Nov 12, 2016
Excellent food and view.
David Marsh via google.com - Nov 11, 2016
Don't let the 4 miles off the main highway worry you!
This is a great seafood restaurant, right on the water, with delicious food and friendly, helpful staff. We had the puppy drum. None of us had ever heard of the fish drum before but our server highly recommended it and it was fantastic. Mild white fish served in a nice sized filet. We all got it grilled and it was delicious!
denvertrix via tripadvisor.com - Nov 7, 2016
For me the Island House continues to disappoint. I give it three stars because of its water view.
For me the Island House continues to disappoint. I give it three stars because of its water view. The food however falls short. I will wait a few months and try again. I wish them the best.
Sam Serio via facebook.com - Nov 7, 2016
Love the fried oysters, sweet potato biscuits, and especially the outstanding chocolate bread pudd
Love the fried oysters, sweet potato biscuits, and especially the outstanding chocolate bread pudding...of course the views are tranquil and delightful. A true treat.
Diana Davis via facebook.com - Nov 6, 2016
Delicious Food
The waitress, Carol, was informative and friendly. The food options were plentiful and had us wishing we could eat more food. Everything we ordered was delicious.
Francynew3 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 2, 2016
Off the Path Experience
Amazing view and great meal! Crabcakes were some of the best I've had. Staff is very friendly. Have not had a bad experience and nothing to complain about!
SalErgrapes via tripadvisor.com - Nov 2, 2016
Beautifully set in a fishing village on the water with a fantastic view. Some of the best seafood around! Crab imperial was delicious!!! Upstairs there is a small watch tower where you can get a 360 degree view of the area. Gift shop. Very scenic drive through the county on the Eastern Shore to arrive at this great restaurant! ... read more
Debbie Barnes Waters via google.com - Nov 2, 2016
After a leisurely Corvette ride up the back route 600 the Island House was the perfect stop for lun
After a leisurely Corvette ride up the back route 600 the Island House was the perfect stop for lunch. Service was better than excellent and so was the food, especially the house made cole slaw that accompanied my Drum wrap and a dozen salty half shell oysters. We will be back. A perfect day trip from Norfolk for some fine marina foo... read more
Dale Harrington via facebook.com - Nov 1, 2016
A gorgeous autumn lunchtime, blue skies, sea gulls, creeks and marshes
Three of us for lunch. Good service with a smile. Crab cakes were delicious. We sat by the window with stunning views over the seaside marshlands. No loud music. On our departure we met the owner, an ex Navy Seal who told us all about an upcoming charity evening for the Wounded Warrier Project which was sold out,... read more
Caroline D via tripadvisor.com - Oct 31, 2016
After many hours of traveling, we were delighted to find this awesome spot on the water in the quai
After many hours of traveling, we were delighted to find this awesome spot on the water in the quaint little town of Wachapreague. Immediately fell in love! We were seated by a window so we got to enjoy the great view and sunset while eating dinner. The sweet potato biscuits were awesome--best I ever had! Each of us ordered diffe... read more
Debbie Jenkins via facebook.com - Oct 30, 2016
Best Crab Bisque and Scallops...great family resturant
Best Crab Bisque and Scallops...great family resturant... read more
Ameesha Conover via facebook.com - Oct 28, 2016
Crab cakes with a view
Delicious crab cakes at a window seat, sunshine, creeks and marshes. Good service, very enjoyable. Clean and courteous service. A wonderful location which helps the Wounded Warrier charity.
A TripAdvisor Member via tripadvisor.com - Oct 28, 2016
Very good meal. Build your own salad fun and delicious. Good service.
Very good meal. Build your own salad fun and delicious. Good service.
Alma Seidel via facebook.com - Oct 27, 2016
Seafood and More
We enjoyed crabcakes, oysters, flounder, shrimp, coleslaw, roasted red potatoes, sweet potato wedges, and sweet potato biscuits. All were prepared nicely and tasted great. It was dark when we arrived so we couldn't enjoy much of the view but got to sit right at the window and see a few boats and use our imagination!
Allyson R via tripadvisor.com - Oct 27, 2016
Delightful surprise
We just decided to check out this little town en route to another destination, and realized we were hungry. It was lunchtime. Saw this restaurant, on the water. All tables have a good view, and you can eat inside or outdoors. The food was excellent. I will definitely recommend it to folks going to that area, and I would not hesitate ... read more
Judie F via tripadvisor.com - Oct 26, 2016
Dinner
In from out of town camping near by at Cherrystone. It took us about 20/30 minutes to get there. Cute small town area. Crab Cake was not the best, seemed like a lot of filling. Crab dip was good but not great. Sweet Potato biscuit were delicious &a sweet potato fries were yummy! Beautiful view of the barrier islands and the area.
annmcgarrity via tripadvisor.com - Oct 25, 2016
Fresh fish and More
We were there for two dinners in connection with a bike event. Restaurant was full but food was fresh and served with a smile and timely by caring staff. Nice pumpkin muffins. Lots of options but flounder seems to be the best of their many specialties. Smith Island cakes for dessert. Would return.
Chuck G via tripadvisor.com - Oct 23, 2016
Oyster Rockefeller was super tasty,atmosphere was cozy and warm.the staff are friendly.view of the
Oyster Rockefeller was super tasty,atmosphere was cozy and warm.the staff are friendly.view of the water is breathtaking and I'd come back anytime.enjoy... read more
Tramon Rip Popz Holley via facebook.com - Oct 22, 2016
Courteous and frisky staff. Delicious entrees. ... read more
Craig Toporek via google.com - Oct 22, 2016
I love the look and feel of this place. ...
I love the look and feel of this place. The people are friendly and the food is very good.
UberGurl via opentable.com - Oct 21, 2016
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