Reviews

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
Cold beer Fried oysters Great view
Looking out over water and salt marsh with a cold beer was a great end to a long day. Not far off of route 13 in the eastern shore of VA, the Island House was easy to find. Service was fast and friendly. Oysters were small and in a tasty crispy batter. The cole slaw was good but served as shredded cabbage with dressing on top. Sweet ... read more
pennstatetraveler via tripadvisor.com - Oct 20, 2016
What-a-find
Stopped on our way north to Chincoteague (easy detour), and very happy we did. Sat on the deck to enjoy the amazing views (inside also had nice views). I had the broiled flounder with Cajun spices and brown sugar -amazing! Oyster/crab appetizer was also excellent. Service was almost over-exuberant.
MurryTC via tripadvisor.com - Oct 20, 2016
A wonderful dining experience
We journeyed to the Island House to celebrate a special occasion. My broiled seafood medley consisting of crab cake, scallops, and flounder with small whole potatoes and side salad was excellent. My friend's crab cake and flounder with the same potatoes and root vegetables was equally excellent. She thought the wine from a local vine... read more
brewsnfood via tripadvisor.com - Oct 17, 2016
Had a wonderful dinner tonight, so good that I saved part of it for my lunch at school tomorrow. Wh
Had a wonderful dinner tonight, so good that I saved part of it for my lunch at school tomorrow. When we arrived home I realized that we had left the carry out on our table. This was about 20 minutes after we had left, I called them to let them know that I was coming back to pick it up and they told me it had already been thrown away... read more
Karen Parks via facebook.com - Oct 16, 2016
We love going to the Island House. Have never had a bad meal. Food is wonderful, creative daily s
We love going to the Island House. Have never had a bad meal. Food is wonderful, creative daily specials and a view that you just can't beat. Highly recommended.....if you haven't been, you need to go.
Cheryl Taylor via facebook.com - Oct 16, 2016
My husband and I stopped into the Island House for dinner last night. What a great find! We had a w
My husband and I stopped into the Island House for dinner last night. What a great find! We had a window seat with a beautiful view, a friendly waitress Kristen T. , and the best Crab cakes ever!! We definitely will stop in again on our next trip down the eastern shore. Oh, forgot to mention the Pumpkin Martini, outstanding!!
Rose Kiefer via facebook.com - Oct 16, 2016
Passed thru this town 6 years .... Never ...
Passed thru this town 6 years .... Never knew this restaurant was here .... Worth the side trip .... Will go again .... Great place !!!!!
Lucky via opentable.com - Oct 15, 2016
We were treated as if 'a family member' came for a visit ! Loved the place ! Fabulous folks and f
We were treated as if 'a family member' came for a visit ! Loved the place ! Fabulous folks and food... read more
Candy McCorkle via facebook.com - Oct 13, 2016
Anniversary dinner
We first tried this wonderful restaurant in August. Our meal was wonderful then and just as outstanding this time. Our waiter Josh was professional, knowledgeable and attentive. His recommendations were spot on. We started with their delicious sweet potatoes muffins. We also ordered the calamari with garlic aioli. Best calamari we ha... read more
Virginia M via tripadvisor.com - Oct 12, 2016
Great place, beautiful views. Dinner was delicious.
Great place, beautiful views. Dinner was delicious.
Larry D Burlingame via facebook.com - Oct 11, 2016
Great food, Great service. Wish that I lived closer, I'd eat there everyday.
Great food, Great service. Wish that I lived closer, I'd eat there everyday.
Charles Rocky Nelms via facebook.com - Oct 11, 2016
A great place on the way from Virginia ...
A great place on the way from Virginia to NY. Smoked salmon as a starter was fantastic as well as a chocolate pudding for a desert.  Absolutely worth trying. A dog-friendly place.
Marina S. via yelp.com - Oct 8, 2016
Great place off the beaten path
On the way back from Virginia Beach, we stopped in here based upon Trip Advisor reviews. It's about 4 - 5 miles east of Rt 13. Plenty of seating with many tables lining the windows facing the dock and water. I started off with a bowl, not a cup, of their crab bisque soup. Ordering a cup of this, instead of a bowl, would amount to a... read more
DE_Auditor via tripadvisor.com - Oct 8, 2016
As advertised, the award winning ...
As advertised, the award winning crab cakes are delicious and imo best broiled. The Cole slaw made in house with red cabbage is sweet and scrumptious. Best of all, our waiter, Richard was friendly, knowledgeable, and first rate. Great experience overall.
Billy C. via yelp.com - Oct 7, 2016
Our favorite restaurant on the shore. A ...
Our favorite restaurant on the shore. Always delicious, always welcoming. It is a must stop for us .
OpenTable Diner Since 2013 via opentable.com - Oct 6, 2016
Adore the Oysters Rockafeller! Hope I spelled that right! Have had them several times & what I love
Adore the Oysters Rockafeller! Hope I spelled that right! Have had them several times & what I love is that they are consistantly delish! BBQ Sandwich ...Soft Shell Crab Sandwhich are truly fabulous! Sad the soft shells were not available this week but greatly appreciate that they are offered FRESH not frozen. Sweet Potatoe Rolls are... read more
Jodi Struening via facebook.com - Oct 6, 2016
View is better than the food
This is one of those places on the water with a great view but just average food. The crab cake is mostly shredded crab meat with little lump meat and not much flavor. The flounder was good but nothing special. I don't feel it's worth the drive out there.
Bob S via tripadvisor.com - Oct 3, 2016
A detour worth taking
Just 5 miles off the main artery of Virginia's eastern shore the Island House Restaurant should be added as a not-to-miss part of your travels. We stopped for lunch on a Saturday while preparing for a visit at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science which maintains a research center in Wachapreague. Beyond the fresh seafood choices,... read more
Will_C757 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 26, 2016
Good service, great food, great view. Still kicking myself for not getting flounder in the flounder
Good service, great food, great view. Still kicking myself for not getting flounder in the flounder capital of the world. I ate oysters and a wonderful crab cake. My wife really liked the sweet potato wedge with her fish tacos.
Tommy Pearson via facebook.com - Sep 25, 2016
Our first time here. Steamed shrimp was excellent followed by an outstanding steak and an ice cold
Our first time here. Steamed shrimp was excellent followed by an outstanding steak and an ice cold beer with a million dollar view. Only down side my wife's side salad was a no-show.
Bruce Baker via facebook.com - Sep 24, 2016
Unexpected and very very nice
Sat on the deck overlooking the water and docks. Our server, Juan, was friendly, knowledgeable (about the area, food and wine) and attentive. Had oysters and broiled seafood. Drank local wine. We wandered in without any prior knowledge of this place and loved it... read more
Dave M via tripadvisor.com - Sep 24, 2016
Table "reserved" for us. JUAN, our wait ...
Table "reserved" for us. JUAN, our waiter, was awkward new? Took a while to get our drinks, then a while again before steamed shrimp came. They were fabulous! Our entrees came before we were halfway done shrimp. Steak was tasty although virtually unseasoned. Crab cake was delicious but sweet potato wedges were storeb... read more
LUNCHIN2GETHER via opentable.com - Sep 23, 2016
We were there to celebrate my husbands birthday ...we only live about 20 minutes away ...we had a w
We were there to celebrate my husbands birthday ...we only live about 20 minutes away ...we had a window seat with a beautiful view ...had a cocktail and appetizers...oysters Rockefeller and fried pickles ...awesome and then dinner ..I had broiled combo and my husband had the fried combo ...it was delicious ...needless to say we got ... read more
Bonnie Brittingham Bunting via facebook.com - Sep 22, 2016
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