Reviews

The scallops were excellent.
Dick Adams via google.com - Nov 22, 2017
Great food great staff ... read more
Tyon Handy via google.com - Nov 22, 2017
Great views, food is as good as the shore has to offer.
Wesley Edwards via google.com - Nov 13, 2017
Great seafood and location! Menu is full of fresh, local seackod and the service was good.
Great seafood and location! Menu is full of fresh, local seackod and the service was good.
Jonathan Smith via facebook.com - Nov 13, 2017
The food was good but small portions and I had to get up a couple of times to get a refill
The food was good but small portions and I had to get up a couple of times to get a refill ... read more
Paul Mathews via facebook.com - Nov 12, 2017
What a fantastic restaurant. Food was superb, as was the setting and the service. We will not come through the area without a stop at the Island House!
Hunter Atherton via google.com - Nov 12, 2017
Well worth the trip
Oysters is why we came and was not disappointed. So quiet an what a view !!! Carol was our server she was very kind ,such a small community she made us feel at home ... read more
Chuck M via tripadvisor.com - Nov 10, 2017
O.M.G
My friends and I stopped here for dinner last week after seeing the sign out on Rt. 13. Let me tell you, it was well worth the 5 mile detour! Let's start with the setting: absolutely gorgeous view from the deck or restaurant. Restaurant was...More ... read more
A TripAdvisor Member via tripadvisor.com - Nov 6, 2017
I was there for a private party. The live band was the very best I've heard in 20 years. The food
I was there for a private party. The live band was the very best I've heard in 20 years. The food was good, the drinks well made and the service was very good. I will absolutely go back for dinner & fun.
Michael T. McCarty via facebook.com - Nov 6, 2017
Wonderful lunch today and Kassandra added to the great experience.
Wonderful lunch today and Kassandra added to the great experience.
Kathleen Hartnett via facebook.com - Nov 5, 2017
Great food, staff was knowledgeable about the area history. Whiskey Wednesday!
Tina Hill via google.com - Nov 5, 2017
Food is excellent as well as the service.
Carol Wehner via google.com - Nov 4, 2017
The views alone were priceless! Fish and chips (fries) with cole slaw were very good!
The views alone were priceless! Fish and chips (fries) with cole slaw were very good!
Sandra Derr via facebook.com - Nov 3, 2017
Enjoyable Lunch Break
Four of us stopped here for lunch on the way from Salisbury to Hampton Roads. A little off the beaten path, but worth the trip for a look at this quaint town of 300 or so. We were treated to a beautiful view of the...More ... read more
pez-oz33 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 3, 2017
Baltimore travelers
Awesome service and food! Definitely a hidden gem. Jeanette was an awesome server! Definitely will stop again on our next trip through, worth the four miles off main road!
Kimber L via tripadvisor.com - Oct 30, 2017
We have ate here several times! Just about every time we are in the area this is our go to place! H
We have ate here several times! Just about every time we are in the area this is our go to place! Highly recommend this beautiful place!
Doug Huffman via facebook.com - Oct 28, 2017
Great place right on the water the food we had fresh fish was excellent the waitress Kristiana was very helpful saw the sun set ... read more
Joice Denman via google.com - Oct 28, 2017
Great crab cake and fried oysters. Wonderful service and fantastic view. I could sit on their deck all day ... read more
Cynthia Johndrow via google.com - Oct 27, 2017
This is my favorite place to eat! The service is always good and food is great! I love their local fare!
Veronica Raines via google.com - Oct 26, 2017
The Island House has been able to secure the talented Chef Mike. His creations are out of the box a
The Island House has been able to secure the talented Chef Mike. His creations are out of the box and felt like I was in NYC at a 5star restaurant!!! Our entire table was thrilled with his choices for dinner!! You must check out Chef Mike at the Island House. You won’t be disappointed!!
Anne Kichline-Howell via facebook.com - Oct 22, 2017
Outstanding lunch
Loved the steamed shrimp and hot crab dip! Kristen was an awesome server! Beautiful view and gracious staff!
Linda C via tripadvisor.com - Oct 20, 2017
Awesome place! Fantastic food and ...
Awesome place! Fantastic food and service. Our waitress Laura was very friendly and helpful! If we lived here we'd come often for sure!
Brandt Z. via yelp.com - Oct 18, 2017
Nice place, beautiful surroundings pleasant people and tasty food.
margaret badner via google.com - Oct 17, 2017
Such a great experience!!!Very much worth the side trip off of rt. 13!!JJ is an awesome server wh
Such a great experience!!! Very much worth the side trip off of rt. 13!! JJ is an awesome server who isn't afraid to suggest what one might should order based on the info you share with her and everything was SPOT ON!! We will return.
Darren Greene via facebook.com - Oct 16, 2017
Very friendly waitress .Crab bisque was delish. Sandwiches great but oh my the delicious Smith Isla
Very friendly waitress .Crab bisque was delish. Sandwiches great but oh my the delicious Smith Island Cake for dessert was the perfect finish.
Mary Harding via facebook.com - Oct 14, 2017
We loved the food -from the oysters on the half shell to the VA white wine to the soft shell crabs and broiled dinner. Laura’s service was attentive but Sirius XM radio was blaring and that really about runined the ambience.
RobynP via opentable.com - Oct 14, 2017
one of my favorites ... read more
Diane Hitchens via google.com - Oct 14, 2017
Best broiled 🦀 crabcakes I have had in a very long time.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Oct 13, 2017
Some of the best cocktail sauce very server Eagles fantastic food was great ... read more
JEFF MCNEESE via google.com - Oct 12, 2017
The bacon/crab hamburger with sweet potato fries were delicious, service great and location beautif
The bacon/crab hamburger with sweet potato fries were delicious, service great and location beautiful! Such a wonderful find!
Barbara Moore via facebook.com - Oct 11, 2017
Well Worth the Side Trip
So Island House is about 5 miles down a side road from Rt 13 just below the Maryland State Line. Make the trip--it is that good. The crab soup, Oysters Rockefeller and fish (cod) and chips are all superb. The chocolate bread pudding will feed...More ... read more
TXDavid937 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 8, 2017
Some of the best seafood anywhere. The softshell crabs were tops. Oysters, scallops, blue crab, calamari, steak and Old Bay chicken wings were all perfect.
David Coronado via google.com - Oct 8, 2017
Super friendly staff in a very ...
Super friendly staff in a very inviting settings by. We sat outside and enjoyed a soft crab po'boy.  Delicious food, beautiful setting & great service!!
Shelly B. via yelp.com - Oct 6, 2017
Love eating outdoors, and what a view! The flounder was the best.
Love eating outdoors, and what a view! The flounder was the best.
Carol Sessler Reese via facebook.com - Oct 1, 2017
Great lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on the Eastern Shore !! Ya gotta love the Island House !!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Oct 1, 2017
Stopover
We ate here while staying overnight in the area on our way to The Outerbanks. There were 8 people in our party and we were all pleased with our meals. Everyone had the chowder and our variety of meals were good. We chose to sit...More ... read more
185marianne via tripadvisor.com - Sep 29, 2017
Good local restaurant with good ...
Good local restaurant with good fresh fish.  We came with a large party of 14 people and the service was great.  I had the fried seafood dinner. Fish was great, shrimp very good.  Crab cakes were okay...not to be snob , but coming from the Eastern Shore of Maryland I think ours are better :-)Good choice in a great value restaurant.
jeff s. via yelp.com - Sep 28, 2017
Great seafood and friendly staff. Fabulous view!
Sharon Quass via google.com - Sep 28, 2017
One good meal and one below average meal
We have been going to Island House maybe once a month. The fried oysters were very good but the other meal the lemon caper chicken was very poor. The chicken was dry and not pounded. We were in a hurry so it was not returned.
Doug B via tripadvisor.com - Sep 25, 2017
On the water and not far from US 13
Stopped in on a Friday night in September. Not busy like the summer time so no problem getting a table. Service was adequate and the crab cakes great. Beautiful view. It appears they cater to large parties since all the table were set up that...More ... read more
A J via tripadvisor.com - Sep 24, 2017
great food and service!
this was our first time at island house. everything was delicious and our server, Darien, was efficient and friendly. we'll definitely be back the next time we're in the area.
dp2g via tripadvisor.com - Sep 23, 2017
Amazing food & fun atmosphere. Went with a large group & the service was spot on!
Rick Streetman via google.com - Sep 20, 2017
We liked it
We ate here on a trip to Eastern shore. We have only eaten here once, so I dont have any other visits to compare it too like the last reviewer. The place was clean. We were seated promptly by the window. Our drink orders were...More ... read more
Sean R via tripadvisor.com - Sep 17, 2017
First I have been at the Island House. WOW - excellent and absolutely the best food I have had in a long time. Coming back in a few weeks to bring my husband.
Okie via opentable.com - Sep 17, 2017
Never had a bad meal here!!
Ginny Nipper via google.com - Sep 15, 2017
The Truth Hurts...
We have been here many times and it saddens me to write about our most recent experience. We decided on the Monday of Labor Day weekend to make the drive from Cape Charles to Wachapreague for dinner. I called ahead and told to just come,...More ... read more
gross306 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 14, 2017
Wonderful food, wonderful views - what more could you ask for? I always order the Oysters Parramore, delectable seaside oysters topped with jumbo lump crab meat. Absolutely delicious. But, make sure to save room for one of their amazing homemade desserts - the bread pudding is LEGENDARY around here!
Laura Davis via google.com - Sep 13, 2017
Wife and I ate there last Saturday afternoon. We Have been there dozens of times. We generally like the food, usually 2 thumbs up. Service was slow but good once we got started. Sweet potato biscuits were excellent but came out with first course. Drinks took about 20 minutes. Good dirty martini. Blackened Mahi-Mahi was spicy, well se ... read more
Shane Savee via google.com - Sep 12, 2017
Best and only place in town.
Enjoyed the meals there. Flounder appetizer and steak was delicious. Nice scenic view on water. Good beer selection.
Michael L via tripadvisor.com - Sep 11, 2017
a brief stop on the way home from the Outer Banks
We stopped in Wachapeague for dinner and we were happy that we made it our choice. We loved the Island House Restaurant, the food was great and the view was relaxing, so what more can you ask for. I tried the Hamburg, and I can...More ... read more
jerseyj0e via tripadvisor.com - Sep 11, 2017
Had a great lunch! Staff was great, as always. Excellent burger and fish tacos. Football on 3 screens in bar. GREAT view over the harbor and salt marsh. Who could ask for more!? ... read more
Steven Green via google.com - Sep 10, 2017
Nice seafood place, good views, reasonable and friendly service.
James Wagner via google.com - Sep 10, 2017
Driving home from the Outer Banks ...
Driving home from the Outer Banks... dog just had a seizure, kids were unhappy and fidgety, and the local vet recommended we stop here while the pooch's newly prescribed meds kicked in. Didn't know what to expect, but was not expecting this.My wife and I each ordered a lunch sandwich special - I had a soft-shell crab BLT, and she had ... read more
Adam S. via yelp.com - Sep 9, 2017
We've been here many times before but last night service seemed off. It was Monday of Labor Day wee
We've been here many times before but last night service seemed off. It was Monday of Labor Day weekend and considering the fact that the restaurant was not busy at all and there was sufficient staff working we waited an longer than usual time for our soup to be served and salads were brought out at the same time. Then another long ... read more
Terry Mulligan Gross via facebook.com - Sep 6, 2017
Well worth the trip
We went here at the advice of our hotel and we were glad we did. The food was great, the view was beautiful and our service was wonderful. Rachel was attentive and pleasant. She made our visit great. I strongly recommend making the drive!
Kathleen G via tripadvisor.com - Sep 5, 2017
Overall disappointing. Food and service not up to par. Felt rushed and never got an option for dessert. View however was spectacular.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Sep 4, 2017
We ate here on the recommendation of our hotel. It was well worth the extra miles. Our server, Rachel, was attentive and pleasant. She made our night! The food and view were great too.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Sep 3, 2017
Good food. Nice people. Great service. Very reasonable prices. Teriffic views on the water!
Good food. Nice people. Great service. Very reasonable prices. Teriffic views on the water!
Charlie Taylor via facebook.com - Sep 2, 2017
This is our favorite restaurant! While their food is a little pricey, it is worth it! We were not real big seafood lovers when we first tried Island House. Now, even our pickiest eater loves it! The flounder fingers are the best!! Tonight, we tried Mahi fingers and they were just as tasty!
lisa mellinger via google.com - Sep 2, 2017
The soft shelled BLT and sweet potato fries were really good. The staff was friendly and the view was great.
Jennifer Jones via google.com - Sep 2, 2017
This is one of the best seafood restaurants that have ate at in a long time. And the view is amazing.
Nathan Jones via google.com - Sep 2, 2017
Nice place for meals and vocational visits ... read more
Peterson SG. Binga via google.com - Sep 2, 2017
Lovely corner of the earth
This restaurant is clearly the place to go in within a 30 mile or so radius. As others have said it's worth the drive. Great local seafood, generous portions, and excellent service. Their crab cakes were excellent. I've had better oysters on the eastern shore...More ... read more
TNorla via tripadvisor.com - Sep 1, 2017
Took my mom and family to celebrate her birthday. Wonderful seating, service and great food. Staff sang happy birthday and treated her with cheese cake. Truly made her feel special. Food was outstanding.
Hollyhill via opentable.com - Aug 31, 2017
Visited this charming restaurant ...
Visited this charming restaurant for the first time and loved it!  Great service, great view and most importantly, delicious food!  We enjoyed their signature appetizer, Oysters Paramour, crab-stuffed oysters with amazing flavor!  The shrimp in my tacos were surprisingly generous.  My friends had soft shell crab sandwich and an ahi t ... read more
Suzanne V. via yelp.com - Aug 29, 2017
I loved sitting by the water, enjoying fried oysters and a crab cake. Then to top off my meal, my e
I loved sitting by the water, enjoying fried oysters and a crab cake. Then to top off my meal, my experience with CHOCOLATE bread pudding ... that was the piece d'resistance .... It was the perfect way to end my meal. I shall return. Kudos to Carol who was the BEST waitress!!!
Faye Wilson via facebook.com - Aug 29, 2017
Good place to eat
Ate two evenings in a row. Food was good, service was great. If you're ever close, its worth the effort to get there.
georgemN6750LP via tripadvisor.com - Aug 28, 2017
Aunt Agnes's birthday 👩‍👧‍👧 with family. They truly were most helpful assisting with her in her wheelchair. They made her feel special on her birthday. Great seat overlooking the water, great service and great food. Thanks Island House!
Hollyhill via opentable.com - Aug 28, 2017
Good local seafood. Great View.
Local Crabcakes, Shrimp, Flounder, prepared well. Friendly server. We had a window table, overlooking the small marina and the Sound. Overall nice evening.
Ed H via tripadvisor.com - Aug 27, 2017
Best crab cakes on the eastern shore! They also serve other delicious seafood as well. They are known for their crab cakes and we were not disappointed. It has nice views of the water from the wall of windows in the back. The wait staff is very friendly and happy to make recommendations. ... read more
Tara Sharp via google.com - Aug 27, 2017
Awesome as always on our way up & back to see my special Mom 92 lives in West OC from VA Beach. Grew up in OC! Lots has changed on my travels up 13 since the early sixties!! No CBBT then. Just ferry- Kiptopeke to Little Creek. Been stopping now for 2 years!! Awesome food, good prices, great service!! ... read more
Alicia Morrow via google.com - Aug 27, 2017
Service was great, great location over looking the bay right on the water in a cute little town. Th
Service was great, great location over looking the bay right on the water in a cute little town. The Crab Bisque was very good as well as the biscuit the give you. For dinner I had broiled seafood combo. Was supposed to be scallops, crab cake and flounder. The crab cake was very good, scallops were small and over cooked and it was no ... read more
John Conti via facebook.com - Aug 26, 2017
Food was good, service great. Will return when I'm in the area, maybe even make a special trip. If you're ever on the Eastern shore of VA, you owe it to yourself to eat there.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Aug 26, 2017
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