Reviews

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
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
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
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