Reviews

The steak I had here was good. Great view of the bay.
Scott Wheeless via google.com - Jul 26, 2017
The food was delicious and service was super!
Tim Mathews via google.com - Jul 26, 2017
Great location and pretty good food..
Tony Johnson via google.com - Jul 25, 2017
I stopped here for my birthday. Had the clam strips with sweet potatoe wedges. For dessert the cho
I stopped here for my birthday. Had the clam strips with sweet potatoe wedges. For dessert the chocolate bread pudding. Yum!
Kathie Anderson via facebook.com - Jul 25, 2017
Great soft shells, sweet potato biscuits, crab dip, and service!
Great soft shells, sweet potato biscuits, crab dip, and service!
Cathy Haines Buyrn via facebook.com - Jul 24, 2017
Awesome food, beautiful scenery and amazing staff! Worth the long drive from Newport News!
Awesome food, beautiful scenery and amazing staff! Worth the long drive from Newport News!
Jennifer Estes-von Cords via facebook.com - Jul 23, 2017
Great atmosphere. ... read more
Jeff Bruinsma via google.com - Jul 21, 2017
Been stopping by on our way through the area for many years and really enjoy the food the Island House Restraunt. Awesome desert!! Staff was friendly and helpful.
Michelle Underwood via google.com - Jul 21, 2017
We went there last night for a birthday dinner and for a Monday night it seemed they were unexpecte
We went there last night for a birthday dinner and for a Monday night it seemed they were unexpectedly VERY busy with many large parties. We were seated promptly and our waiter Richard never missed a beat even though we were one of his many tables. Food was great as usual and the owner Blake stopped by our table to check on everythin ... read more
Jennifer Mears Russell via facebook.com - Jul 19, 2017
Beautiful location and excellent food and service! My family's #1 go to spot!
Beautiful location and excellent food and service! My family's #1 go to spot!
Sarah Stewart via facebook.com - Jul 18, 2017
Went there for a business dinner and the service was outstanding. Food was exactly what fine dining
Went there for a business dinner and the service was outstanding. Food was exactly what fine dining food should be. Our bartender "Anna" with no last name was great.
K T Sterling via facebook.com - Jul 18, 2017
My parents live nearby and this ...
My parents live nearby and this is ALWAYS our go-to place..whether for lunch or dinner.  The food and the service are outstanding, not to mention the view.  I've loved everything I've ever ordered there.  Our family goes pretty much across the board when it comes to preferences, and everyone is always happy, whether it's steak or pas ... read more
Jenny W. via yelp.com - Jul 17, 2017
We drove into town from Long Island ...
We drove into town from Long Island, NY and the family and I decided to pop into this restaurant, after visiting my dad's childhood home.  I'm quite impressed with the atmosphere and ambiance of the entire place. When you first walk in, there is a small gift shop and Awesome host staff to greet you.  This place does take reservations ... read more
Crystal C. via yelp.com - Jul 16, 2017
We dropped off our son at Camp Silver Beach and swung by The Island House for drinks and apps. What a fantastic view and great breeze on the deck. Highly recommend the Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters Parramore. Very relaxing and scenic.
ScottL via opentable.com - Jul 16, 2017
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal on 7/15 at the Island House. Not only were our meals fantastic but the scenery and service perfect. We will definitely return and look forward to sharing the experience with friends and family.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jul 16, 2017
Service was great & food was delicious! Will be back soon.
Service was great & food was delicious! Will be back soon.
Terry Donovan via facebook.com - Jul 16, 2017
If you ever find yourself in the area this restaurant could not be better! From the view, hostess
If you ever find yourself in the area this restaurant could not be better! From the view, hostess seated us immediately at a window table overlooking the water, our waitress was attentive and friendly, she also explained several items that she felt were important. We had dinner platters, Larry went with the crab cake, fries & slaw( ... read more
Robin Duerr via facebook.com - Jul 15, 2017
Great food, excellent service. Josh was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive (not overly so). Highly recommended. Ahi poke was simply amazing.
Gary Ramsey via google.com - Jul 13, 2017
The meal was amazing !! Service was the best ! The restaurant was cute . I would tell anyone not to
The meal was amazing !! Service was the best ! The restaurant was cute . I would tell anyone not to miss a chance to go there for dinner . They were even sweet and sang Happy Birthday to me.
Ellie Plasket Norton via facebook.com - Jul 11, 2017
We really enjoyed the food. We had a great lunch there. Our waiter Noah gave us outstanding service
We really enjoyed the food. We had a great lunch there. Our waiter Noah gave us outstanding service. I would definitely eat at the Island House Restaurant again.
David Morris via facebook.com - Jul 10, 2017
Best crab cakes I've had ever. Fantastic views on the waterfront.
Best crab cakes I've had ever. Fantastic views on the waterfront.
Scooter Barkley Sr via facebook.com - Jul 9, 2017
Always delicious!! My favorite is the crab cake dinner with sweet potato wedges 👍
Always delicious!! My favorite is the crab cake dinner with sweet potato wedges 👍 ... read more
Lois C Fleck via facebook.com - Jul 9, 2017
I eat here a couple of times a ...
I eat here a couple of times a month. For fresh local seafood, this restaurant is the best on the Eastern Shore. Excellent crab cakes. I've never had a bad meal here. My recent experience on a very busy summer night inspired this review. The restaurant staff managed to provide top notch service in spite of a very full house. Quick on ... read more
Sam F. via yelp.com - Jul 8, 2017
We have visited Island House many times and absolutely LOVE their food!! What a beautiful atmosphere, very quaint little town, restaurant is right on the water. It is truly breathtaking. Oysters Rockefeller is A-MA-ZING!!!! We have traveled HOURS to have a meal there many times. Can't wait to visit again this summer!
Gina Giovinazzi via google.com - Jul 7, 2017
Great food. Great service. Nice view from the outside dining area.
carol miller via google.com - Jul 5, 2017
We were headed from North Carolina to Pennsylvania and needed a break from driving. We couldn't have picked a better spot. We had a very leisurely late lunch watching the boats go by. Food was delicious - I particularly liked the crab cakes and my husband had an Asian salad with shrimp that were delicious. We also tried the fried ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jul 4, 2017
Great view and great food!
Kathyanne Runninger via google.com - Jul 2, 2017
This is the second time that I've ...
This is the second time that I've visited the Island House and would like to offer a strong 3 stars for a review. We had the chance to sit on the deck during a spectacular summer evening, which I highly recommend. I had the soft shell crab special, which was a fried showcase of the Eastern Shore's seafood scene. It was well prepared ... read more
Alex W. via yelp.com - Jun 30, 2017
The best cream of crab 🦀 I've had! This is a popular spot for locals. I'll be back soon for whisky
The best cream of crab 🦀 I've had! This is a popular spot for locals. I'll be back soon for whisky Wednesdays.
Angelica Perry via facebook.com - Jun 30, 2017
We were in Wachapreague a little ...
We were in Wachapreague a little early before the Fireman's Carnival, and everyone has said in a previous visit that this was the place to eat in town. In fairness, there aren't really many other places to eat right in "town." But it was still good advice. Island House would compare favorably to the finest establishments in any town ... read more
Rich M. via yelp.com - Jun 28, 2017
Beautiful setting,great food artfully prepared. Everything is fresh. Big bar, plenty of tables. Check out the jewelry on display ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jun 27, 2017
Excellent ... read more
Martin Cohen via google.com - Jun 27, 2017
Best crab cake dinner I have had EVER! Loved the coleslaw and sweet potato wedges. The atmosphere
Best crab cake dinner I have had EVER! Loved the coleslaw and sweet potato wedges. The atmosphere was also a bonus. Wish it was closer but will certainly stop by again if I am ever in the area.
Karen Page Collier Cheatham via facebook.com - Jun 26, 2017
Terrific views. Nice location. Food was very good for such a small community, and worth the drive. Flounder capital of U.S., or so they say. Flounder was terrific. We'll be going back.
Thomas Balka via google.com - Jun 26, 2017
I've been here several times and have never had a bad experience. Tonight was just as good, if not
I've been here several times and have never had a bad experience. Tonight was just as good, if not better than my other visits. Our server Cole, was awesome. The food was outstanding. The view breath taking as always. I recommend this little off the beaten path restaurant 1000% ... read more
Billy Cummings via facebook.com - Jun 26, 2017
Ok, here is the image. A small town eatery, with waterfront views, overlooking a salt marsh, with a
Ok, here is the image. A small town eatery, with waterfront views, overlooking a salt marsh, with a small watercraft dock at the patio area. Inside, it has a quaint local bar at the main entrance, with a world-class restaurant adjoining the double seating area, with 180° views of the water. We stopped in for a light appetizer on our ... read more
Marty Rogers via facebook.com - Jun 25, 2017
We really enjoyed the food, the service and the view.
We really enjoyed the food, the service and the view.
David Williams via facebook.com - Jun 25, 2017
Our 2nd. trip there and NOT our last. Well worth the drive down from Delaware. We love the area and we love the food. Some of the best crab cakes I've ever had. The wife enjoyed her fish, the desserts were also great. We will make the trip down again very soon.
Kevin via opentable.com - Jun 25, 2017
Waited for hostess to acknowledge us, assisting two large parties that had no reservations before us. I had stated on Open Table that it was for a birthday, this was never mentioned, in fact, we were never asked if we wanted any dessert. Waitress just brought the bill. I was very disappointed in that the birthday was never addressed.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jun 24, 2017
Last night we had one of the Thursday "Local's Specials", shrimp & grits! It, and the sweet potato
Last night we had one of the Thursday "Local's Specials", shrimp & grits! It, and the sweet potato biscuits, we're yummy. And, we brought some home for lunch today! So it was yummy twice!
Cathey Bell via facebook.com - Jun 24, 2017
Love it! Great food and great employees! Top notch chef.
Markkus via google.com - Jun 23, 2017
Everything we were told about the ...
Everything we were told about the quality of food here was an understatement!! Oysters were tender and delicious, clam fritters could not have been more perfect, shrimp tacos were light and wonderful ... and the flounder!!!! The flounder was extraordinary!!!!   A definite restaurant to make part of your visit to the eastern shore!!
James N. via yelp.com - Jun 22, 2017
Best crab cakes I've ever had!!!! A place to hit if ever in town.
Best crab cakes I've ever had!!!! A place to hit if ever in town.
Chuck Garland via facebook.com - Jun 20, 2017
This was our first visit and we'll definitely be back.....great views, atmosphere, service, and creative seafood-focused cuisine. Highly-recommended as our best meal during a visit to Virginia's Eastern Shore.
lynnseldon via opentable.com - Jun 19, 2017
We had a 6 PM reservation and was disappointed that there were items they were out of for the day, but it was Father's Day so they probably were busier than usual.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jun 18, 2017
We went regularly when we camped on Eastern Shore, and entrees always were good. I just don't like
We went regularly when we camped on Eastern Shore, and entrees always were good. I just don't like the sweet potato biscuits and always wanted some sort of cornbread or hushpuppy with my seafood.
Jane Watson via facebook.com - Jun 16, 2017
Went last year for dinner and to hear audio sauce at Halloween. Food was great and so was the band.
Went last year for dinner and to hear audio sauce at Halloween. Food was great and so was the band. Will be going back again ... read more
Ruth Ann Story via facebook.com - Jun 16, 2017
Beautiful place! Location & experience top notch. Food was amazing! Can't wIt to go back!!
Beautiful place! Location & experience top notch. Food was amazing! Can't wIt to go back!!
Christine Trolli Conner via facebook.com - Jun 16, 2017
First time here for us. I'm visiting from Memphis TN and my niece wanted to take me somewhere to ea
First time here for us. I'm visiting from Memphis TN and my niece wanted to take me somewhere to eat great seafood. She hit the nail on the head with this choice. We enjoyed the food and the view.
Gerry Scarborough Gaines via facebook.com - Jun 16, 2017
I just had the first, of many more, shrimp tacos from shore bites in cape charles. They are banging
I just had the first, of many more, shrimp tacos from shore bites in cape charles. They are banging!!! I'm going back for sure!
James Hopkins via facebook.com - Jun 14, 2017
She crab soup and whatever the special of the day is ... read more
Kelli Jenkins via google.com - Jun 14, 2017
The Island House catered our wedding recently and there are simply no words to do it justice! Every
The Island House catered our wedding recently and there are simply no words to do it justice! Everything was perfect, the food was delicious and plentiful, and many guests said it was some of the best food they ever had! Dana, Blake, and the rest of event planning staff made our day absolutely perfect and took care of everything seam ... read more
Katie Kellam via facebook.com - Jun 13, 2017
We found this place by accident, on a drive from NC to OC. The service was great, as was the food.
We found this place by accident, on a drive from NC to OC. The service was great, as was the food. Excellent crab cakes! Great atmosphere, too!
Jim Kennedy via facebook.com - Jun 6, 2017
There are not enough good things to say about this place!! The staff is super friendly and make you feel like family when you come back. The hostess always seems to remember us!! The owner takes the time to walk around and greet customers to make sure you are happy with your meal and service! Every time I have been there the Owner, B ... read more
Bob Needham via google.com - May 30, 2017
We hadn't tried flounder before, so we asked if we could get a sample. They brought us a single of
We hadn't tried flounder before, so we asked if we could get a sample. They brought us a single of the Flounder Finger appetizers, which sold us. We had the broiled flounder platter (Wachapreague IS the Flounder Capital of the world). It was just superb. The crab bisque was excellent as well.
Vince Wilding via facebook.com - May 29, 2017
Great view. Flounder fingers the best ... read more
ROB BARNETT via google.com - May 29, 2017
Food was very good, our server was very friendly and attentive and the view was outstanding ... read more
Meredith via opentable.com - May 27, 2017
Great food with an exceptional view. If your down the eastern shore make sure and stop for dinner.
Great food with an exceptional view. If your down the eastern shore make sure and stop for dinner.
Theresa McCourt via facebook.com - May 23, 2017
Quaint out of the way restaurant with spectacular views of the waterway and barrier islands. As one would guess, known for its seafood. I enjoyed their broiled crab cake and fried oyster dinner. Crab cake not loaded with fillers mostly all meat and the oysters were not greasy fried just right . My wife had scallops. Very fresh and co ... read more
thursdineteam via opentable.com - May 16, 2017
Delicious Mothers Day Buffet and a beautiful view!! Highly Recommend !
Delicious Mothers Day Buffet and a beautiful view!! Highly Recommend !
Deneene Giles Holland via facebook.com - May 14, 2017
I have to say that Saturday's meal was the best I have had at the Island House and our waitressWas so friendly and attentive to our needs! A perfect night to share with visiting friends!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - May 14, 2017
I would have given 5 stars but found it odd that a seafood restaurant was out of cod for the fish and chips AND out of salmon. The crab bisque and chocolate bread pudding were outstanding! (And I am a foodie). Everyone's food was excellent. Will go back next time we are in the area ... read more
Queenie via opentable.com - May 14, 2017
Great food and service Breath taking views. Excellent value for the price. Would go again if in the
Great food and service Breath taking views. Excellent value for the price. Would go again if in the area as it was it was worth the ride off the main road ... read more
Katie Rimel via facebook.com - May 13, 2017
The seafood at Island House is fantastic - perfectly prepared and generous portions. Their sides are also fresh made and delicious and dessert...the Smith Island cake was incredible. You definitely get your money's worth at this restaurant and will not leave hungry. Service is attentive and friendly. The view out of the wall of windo ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - May 13, 2017
Great food! Wonderful !
Brenda Zinkhon via google.com - May 13, 2017
Great little place off the main ...
Great little place off the main path to enjoy a great dinner. We were enjoying a weekend getaway and randomly stumbled upon this place. We were not disappointed, great food, great view and great service. If you are down in this area I recommend stopping by here for a relaxing dinner.
Gabe K. via yelp.com - May 12, 2017
A pearl in the wild. Great food. Reasonably priced. Fater front with amazing views and great dining on a porch. Very welcoming and accommodating staff. Great for lunches and dinners. Great bands and hangout spot on weekend nights. We will come back to visit the area just because of this great spot. Oh, got to try their Bloody Mary.
Andrew Bilukha via google.com - May 12, 2017
they had good food, our server (God I'm awful with names) was very hospitable, with a warm and kind smile she wasn't a helicopter server but she was always at hand when we needed something. we had the cheesecake and some sort of brownie (I kinda stopped listening when I heard cheesecake, my mind was made up) both were heavenly delici ... read more
Obsidian Blade via google.com - May 12, 2017
My husband and I just got back from our camping trip and had a great eastern shore dinner (crab cak
My husband and I just got back from our camping trip and had a great eastern shore dinner (crab cake and oysters) which was really good. I have been coming to the Island House for a long time and never had a bad meal.
Sue AnemaNorman via facebook.com - May 12, 2017
the young blonde hostess with glasses is ruining the business. My guess - she's the owner's granddaughter or some other relative and she hates being there. We walked into a nearly empty restaurant at FOUR PM and she was unhappy that we didn't have reservations. She then took five minutes to seat us behind a partition next to a large ... read more
Arnis Udris via google.com - May 9, 2017
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