Reviews

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
Great Water View
We are staying in Chincoteague and the weather was lousy so we looked for someplace to go for.lunch and found this restaurant. Glad we did. We had the crab chowder and the crab cake and oyster combo. Every was excellent. When we come back in...More ... read more
jimbojr72 via tripadvisor.com - May 22, 2017
Good food and fantastic hospitality
Dined there last night while staying overnight at a nearby hotel for a wedding party. The staff and view were awesome. The food was delicious. We started off with some fried pickles, YUM! We tried their signature oysters "oysters Paramour" outstanding!!! We also tried broiled...More ... read more
vicannap via tripadvisor.com - May 21, 2017
Best crab cake ever
On our way to Williamsburgs from New Jersey we found this restaurant. It was excellent. The crab cakes were delicious, cold slaw was also very good. The waitress Christine was very friendly and a very good waitress refill our drinks without waiting to be asked. All the way around a very enjoyable experience. I wish it was closer to h ... read more
Carol M via tripadvisor.com - May 19, 2017
Perfect for special occasions!
We took my mother here for a special Mother's Day weekend meal and it was perfect. The seafood is sublime and their sides are fresh. The sweet potato wedges are yummy and their cole slaw is different from any we've tried before - very light and tasty. Portions are generous and you will not leave hungry. And the Smith Island Cake for ... read more
nancyncharlie via tripadvisor.com - May 18, 2017
Awesome Late Lunch
The only complaint we had was not something the restaurant could control. It was rainy and overcast so the view was not great but can imagine the view has to be spectacular on a clear day. Price was great. The seafood was obviously fresh and...More ... read more
coreyr14411 via tripadvisor.com - May 18, 2017
Awesome dinner
Great view, great food! Crab cakes are excellent. Bar has good happy hour specials. Service is exceptional. The sweet potato biscuits that come with dinner are delightful. Will be back next year.
Joe M via tripadvisor.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
Great place to relax and have dinner.
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...More ... read more
Gabe K via tripadvisor.com - May 11, 2017
Rockfish!!!!
My husband & I ate here on a very busy Saturday evening. We split the crab dip as an appetizer. It was full of lump crab meat & the bread the accompanied it was delicious. I ordered the rockfish special, which had a pineapple/habanero glaze....More ... read more
gottatip via tripadvisor.com - May 10, 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
Food was excellent except for not having a good variety of gluten free options. I have been in some restaurants (two that I can think of) that can prepare most items on their menus gluten free. I thought the prices to be a bit steep but because of the location plus not a lot of restaurants in the area, they can afford to charge wh ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - May 7, 2017
Wife and I come to the Eastern Shore once a year for an organization's directors meeting, and tried the Island House last year on internet recommendation. We enjoyed our experience so much, that, this year, we came back two days ago. The restaurant had some specials at the bar for Cinco de Mayo, and we took advantage of some very goo ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - May 6, 2017
Drove a little over 2 hours total. Stopped in Chincoteague to look for treasures and then to here
Drove a little over 2 hours total. Stopped in Chincoteague to look for treasures and then to here for an OUTSTANDING MEAL & OVER THE TOP SERVICE ! Highly recommend ... read more
Taneya Why Clark via facebook.com - May 5, 2017
Fantastic crab cakes. Great service. Chocolate bread pudding was the perfect ending.
Fantastic crab cakes. Great service. Chocolate bread pudding was the perfect ending.
Judy Carolyn Tamplin via facebook.com - May 3, 2017
Wonderful waiters. Wonderful view. Wonderful sweet potato bread. Wonderful service. Wonderful selection. Wonderful steak. In a word... Wonderful ... read more
Cedric Windley via google.com - May 3, 2017
Absolutely wonderful. Great food ...
Absolutely wonderful. Great food. Crab cakes deserve the awards received. Chocolate bread pudding was fantastic. Service was excellent and friendly. Owner came by our table to make sure food was as expected. Absolutely worth the drive.
James D. via yelp.com - May 2, 2017
Great service and awesome food, highly recommend it.
Steve Nelson via google.com - May 2, 2017
I think this place has the best ...
I think this place has the best fried oysters on the shore. The blue cheese dressing on my salad had huge chunks of blue cheese. The waterfront view is nice is friendly and helpful. This is another place that I always go when I am in town.
Brad G. via yelp.com - Apr 29, 2017
Fabulous meal with family in a wonderful restraint on the Shore!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Apr 29, 2017
The fresh sea scallops are wonderful, great service, and very clean. I'd recommend this place to anyone you know.
Victoria Sund via google.com - Apr 29, 2017
Triple header of delicious fresh food with best local seafood, combined with amazing customer se
Triple header of delicious fresh food with best local seafood, combined with amazing customer service and incredible natural seaside setting. Our organization holds an annual dinner meeting here - we are always 100% satisfied. Highly recommend for events or dinner with friends!
Donna E. Bozza via facebook.com - Apr 29, 2017
My husband and I drove up to the Eastern Shore from Virginia Beach. It was definitely worth the drive!! The food was very good - I had the crab cakes and my husband had the blackened scallops. The server was attentive and friendly. The restaurant is located right on the water with a beautiful view. I would HIGHLY recommend visi ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Apr 28, 2017
Thank you for a wonderful Anniversary dinner! Your staff is so thoughtful! Our waitress - Jessica w
Thank you for a wonderful Anniversary dinner! Your staff is so thoughtful! Our waitress - Jessica was perfect and on point! The food was fantastic, with a great view! Only upset we had to leave! To come back to reality! We will definitely be back! Hopefully for the first weekend in November also... that just sound like a great time!
Amy McNeill Novak via facebook.com - Apr 24, 2017
Sat at the bar just for a cold beer. Decided to eat after seeing all this delicious food coming fro
Sat at the bar just for a cold beer. Decided to eat after seeing all this delicious food coming from the kitchen. Had the best steamed ship and Flounder fingers ever. The bar tender is the nicest and funniest person you can meet. If you go, you HAVE to have the bloody mary. It's a special recipe. It's very possible that it is the bes ... read more
Michael Layton via facebook.com - Apr 23, 2017
Amazing food, great staff, and beautiful views ... read more
Justin Morgan via google.com - Apr 23, 2017
The food was amazing, great staff, and beautiful views!
The food was amazing, great staff, and beautiful views!
Justin Morgan via facebook.com - Apr 23, 2017
An off the beaten path gem.  Passing ...
An off the beaten path gem.  Passing through from   Williamsburg heading home to Upstate NY via Salisbury, MD.  Read reviews and decided to stop and try the Island House Restaurant.  Every meal ordered by my family was great.  The sweet potato biscuits were fantastic as were the crabcakes, flounder, and scallops.  If I lived in the a ... read more
Amy B. via yelp.com - Apr 22, 2017
Wonderful view
We sat in the lounge so we could get a table at a window. The view is great. I had the flounder sandwich - is was great - fresh and tasty. My wife had the flounder tacos. It too was great.
billf372 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 22, 2017
I enjoyed my meal at this quaint Eastern Shore restaurant.
I enjoyed my meal at this quaint Eastern Shore restaurant.
John Andrew Rovenolt via facebook.com - Apr 20, 2017
Great view. Good food. A "bit" out of the way but if you're in the area it is worth the trek of the beaten path.
Jon Boller via google.com - Apr 20, 2017
Great view, great food, great staff, and service! We always love going to the Island House!
Great view, great food, great staff, and service! We always love going to the Island House!
Willow Zieger via facebook.com - Apr 19, 2017
Great on the water location- attractive exterior-- just ok food
The menu had dishes that seemed to off by a just a bit. When I asked what the Catch of the Day was the response was "Drum". I had never heard of Drum Fish and the thicker than Flounder description didn't make me want to try. I played it safe and ordered the shrimp tempura and wife ordered the Shrimp Caesar salad. For my wife, the s ... read more
Alfred R via tripadvisor.com - Apr 18, 2017
We had a great time! Cruised around the eastern shore for the day, culminating here for a late lunch. We ate outside on a the deck in 80 degree temps overlooking the water. Had the outside to ourselves due to some pretty aggressive no-see-ums, it that was our choice. We each had flounder, my wife had the platter and I had the sand ... read more
Drew via opentable.com - Apr 17, 2017
Enjoyed a wonderful Easter Sunday brunch. A window table was reserved for us and the server was very attentive. The drinks came right away but we did have a bit of a wait for our food. But the wait was well worth it! My wife's chicken and spinich omelet and my shrimp and grits were delicious. Even though The Island House is an hour's ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Apr 17, 2017
Great food as always...and yes the sweet potato biscuits are the bomb!!!
Great food as always...and yes the sweet potato biscuits are the bomb!!!
Jeff Call via facebook.com - Apr 17, 2017
My wife and I had an awesome, top down drive up from Va Beach, great food and service, and the view over the barrier islands toward the ocean. Would highly recommend this for a hospitable Eastern Shore experience. Lovely town of Wachapreague and the people at the restaurant were great. Thanks to Trevor and the bartender (we normal ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Apr 16, 2017
Lunch
Beautiful scenery. Had the broiled flounder and drum fish bites with the po'boy sauce. Amazing fresh seafood. Ambience is awesome. The docks and boats around it just add to the feel of being on the ocean. Very friendly staff told us how to go up on the Crow's nest as well as some of the history including the meteorite how it a affect ... read more
dantheucman via tripadvisor.com - Apr 15, 2017
My wife and I wanted to do something special for Easter and decided on Wachapreague because of the restaurant. We had a fantastic meal Saturday night, stayed at the Wachapreague Inn and attended sunrise service Sunday morning. It was a very memorable weekend and we have decided to make this an annual trip for Easter.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Apr 15, 2017
We recently visited on our annual ...
We recently visited on our annual eastern shore trip. We'd heard about Island House in years past, but never got the opportunity to try it, so this time we made it a point to go. We arrived around lunchtime and at first weren't sure if we were in the right place. They didn't have a sign, but the front of the building looked like it h ... read more
Jennifer R. via yelp.com - Apr 10, 2017
Stopped here on our long drive ...
Stopped here on our long drive from upstate New York to Chesapeake.This place is not too far out of the way from the main highway.. It's located dockside where they fish for their fresh seafood. You would get great views from the restaurant during the day, but unfortanely we were there after dark had already fallen. The food is on gr ... read more
Tim S. via yelp.com - Apr 8, 2017
The crab bisque was way to rich (butter overload) for my liking, it had plenty of crab meat. Broil
The crab bisque was way to rich (butter overload) for my liking, it had plenty of crab meat. Broiled Flounder was good but I've had better. I think the fresh coleslaw was the high light of my meal. The service was very good our food was nothing to write home about. Great view!
Don Henrich via facebook.com - Apr 7, 2017
Dining out with friends from out of the area. Food is always great and wonderful menu focusing on fresh seafood. Blake Johnson and staff make sure that your dining experience is always the best! Great seaside waterfront table. See you again soon!
Hollyhill via opentable.com - Apr 2, 2017
Never disappoints!
So, we have a summer place up the road in Accomac and have been coming here for years. The Island House has had it's up and downs over that time but it is under new management (about 4 years now I think) and the new owner brought-in a 5 star chef and refurbished the whole place including the marina outside. The place sparkles! The fo ... read more
David L via tripadvisor.com - Mar 29, 2017
Great Food, Great Service, Great Prices!!!! Beautiful restaurant on the eastern shores!!
Great Food, Great Service, Great Prices!!!! Beautiful restaurant on the eastern shores!!
Christy Gosser via facebook.com - Mar 28, 2017
Consistently good. Nice family environment.
Matt Spuck via google.com - Mar 24, 2017
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
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