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Casual, relaxing, great food!
Turning off of Rt. 13, you will drive approximately five miles and dead end at the Island House Restaurant in Wachapregue, VA. This is a wonderful place that has a casual atmosphere that is welcoming to those dressed up to those wearing casual clothing, including...More ... read more
travelexplorer27 via tripadvisor.com - May 18, 2018
Mothers Day Buffet
My family and I attended the Mother's Day Buffet and once again were very pleased with the quality of the food on the buffet and the service. The fresh pasta bar, clam fritters, fried flounder, along with greens, fresh salad to name a few were...More ... read more
Matthew F via tripadvisor.com - May 17, 2018
food , service, and ambience was wonderful! would definitely go back again!
Lacie Boufalla via google.com - May 15, 2018
Great food and service! I will definitely eat here again. The crab cakes are delicious!
Bill Ward via google.com - May 15, 2018
Great food at reasonable prices. It was foggy on my visit but the view was still beautiful!
Gail Butkus via google.com - May 14, 2018
We came yesterday for their Mother's Day Buffet. The food was delicious! View was amazing. The enti
We came yesterday for their Mother's Day Buffet. The food was delicious! View was amazing. The entire staff was very friendly and kind, especially the chefs working the carving station and pasta bar. Only complaint was our waitress could have been a bit more attentive. Despite that we'll still be back for another delicious meal with ... read more
Neki Lamon via facebook.com - May 14, 2018
Mother's Day Buffet 2018
I have to say that the Mother's Day buffet was outstanding. The omelet bar again was stupendous, roast beef cooked perfect, clam fritters and fried flounder were great. The fresh salad, greens, and sweet potatoes were also a big hit with my daughters. To top...More ... read more
Matthew F via tripadvisor.com - May 14, 2018
Service and food were both very good. We eat there often and the view is beautiful ... read more
SherryS via opentable.com - May 13, 2018
In spite of it being a very busy night (proms & graduations) the staff was moving like clockwork, but a lot friendlier. Fast, smooth and helpful! GREAT FRESH seafood; desserts that were inhaled by the teenagers in the party. Lovely views of the Outer Islands. Ambiance perfect for the yaght crowd - attached to a marina.
AndreaN via opentable.com - May 11, 2018
Sitting at the end of the road ...
Sitting at the end of the road, five miles from the main highway, Island House begins with the promise of something special and it doesn't disappoint.  The best crab cakes I've tasted in nearly fifty years - each of them topped by a chunk of backfin meat. She had one combined with fried oysters that delighted her. Pumpkin biscuits, ... read more
Frank H. via yelp.com - May 10, 2018
Fantastic place to grab a few great drinks and well though out food.
Kilrog via google.com - May 9, 2018
Food and service great! Staff very pleasant and went out of their way to make out visit memorable!
Eileen Monahan via google.com - May 7, 2018
Good food, great service and very friendly staff.
Michael Cain via google.com - May 7, 2018
Great water views, service and local seafood!!!!
Matt Powell via google.com - May 6, 2018
Food and atmosphere was fantastic. Our server was beyond superb. We had two at the table with different dietary needs. The server made sure that the food was prepared to meet our needs. I would highly recommend Island House.
LynnS via opentable.com - May 6, 2018
Very good food ... read more
David Baker via google.com - May 5, 2018
A trip up the Delmarva peninsula requires a lunch or dinner stop at the Island House in Wachapreague. THE BEST broiled crab cake ever, no filler just lump crab seasoned right. Chef's special rib eye was huge, tender and juicy. Sides are fresh and imaginative.Flounder fresh caught and fried was tasty. Local farmed oysters were a bit ... read more
DonnaR via opentable.com - May 4, 2018
Amazing view made it all worth it.. was out of several menu items .. friendly wait staff..
dana smith via google.com - May 3, 2018
Nice spot overlooking the marsh ...
Nice spot overlooking the marsh. The hostess was rude when I arrived. She kept talking to another employee. When I said I wanted a table she says okay and continues talking to the other employee! It was not until I started walking toward the dining room that she paid attention to me. And she was old enough to know better! Older adult ... read more
Kelly K. via yelp.com - Apr 30, 2018
Great view of estuary
This restaurant is mid price and has a full stock bar and gift center. Food is good. Service staff was checking to make sure that we were enjoying our meal.
balloontwister via tripadvisor.com - Apr 30, 2018
The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. My only suggestion would be to establish m
The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. My only suggestion would be to establish more options for vegetarians. But the chef did offer to alter some of his entrees to vegetarian or vegan. But the food was good and so were the portion sizes.
Stephanie C Adair via facebook.com - Apr 30, 2018
Eastern shore classic seafoods... great atmosphere.
Shaun Sterling via google.com - Apr 29, 2018
Celebrating a great day on the shore!
Our family was celebrating the baptism of our youngest grandson and had a great meal with great views of the barrier islands in Wachapreague. I had the stuffed flounder which was only appropriate as this week is Zed’s Flounder Tournament. The sweet potato biscuits, oysters...More ... read more
rsj55 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 29, 2018
View-10, Food-7, Service-5, Smiles-0
Not sure what the deal is, but no one seems to smile here. The host frowned when we said we didn’t have a reservation, even when there were plenty of open tables. So, we were seated in the bar. Food took quite a while to...More ... read more
ltw52 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 28, 2018
First time there. Excellent!! Got crab cakes to go!
PhillipH via opentable.com - Apr 27, 2018
We had friends visiting the Eastern Shore for the very first time, so we wanted to take them someplace with wonderful food options, beautiful view, and something that wasn't so noisy that we couldn't carry on conversation. Island House checked all the boxes, plus there was a rainbow over the water!!!
JulieJ via opentable.com - Apr 27, 2018
Great tood and a great view of the wetlands behind the Virginia Barrier Islands.
James Haluska via google.com - Apr 22, 2018
Quaint atmosphere, great views and outstanding food! We stop every time we are heading to Frisco!
Quaint atmosphere, great views and outstanding food! We stop every time we are heading to Frisco!
Virginia McQuade via facebook.com - Apr 21, 2018
Oysters and flounder
Stopped for lunch. Service and views were great. Excellent oysters on the 1/2 shell. Flounder was fresh and perfectly cooked.
deepland via tripadvisor.com - Apr 19, 2018
Our favorite spot. Awesome food,service and good atmosphere. We are regulars�
Our favorite spot. Awesome food,service and good atmosphere. We are regulars� ... read more
Barbara Anne Johnson via facebook.com - Apr 18, 2018
Originally from Jersey. We are regulars. We love The Island House. Awesome food,service and staff. We highly recommend them.
Barb n' Faith via google.com - Apr 18, 2018
We've driven from Maine to Hatteras ...
We've driven from Maine to Hatteras Village for many years during April school vacation week and have always groused about the lack of good places to eat.  On a whim we stopped in Wachapreague and found the Island House.  My wife was walking the dog and I went in to check it out.  The hostess encouraged me to bring our Lab Hunter to ... read more
Bud B. via yelp.com - Apr 16, 2018
Oysters were delicious and the service was fantastic.
Amberley Babbage via google.com - Apr 15, 2018
We were there for lunch. Our server Laura, was wonderful. We had a great time talking to her. The f
We were there for lunch. Our server Laura, was wonderful. We had a great time talking to her. The food was excellent, but the fun part was I found a pearl in one of my fried oysters! The desserts were great too.
Terri Wheatley via facebook.com - Apr 14, 2018
Absolutely delicious...always is!! Very relaxed surroundings!!
EVEG via opentable.com - Apr 10, 2018
Beautiful views! Great place to grab a drink and relax.
Rebecca Kennedy via google.com - Apr 9, 2018
Terrific food, terrific service, terrific atmosphere!!! If you're around the area well worth the visit ... read more
Chris Hargis via google.com - Apr 8, 2018
Good crabcake. A little expensive. The view makes it worth it.
Garrett Dunham via google.com - Apr 4, 2018
The Service was Excellent but the food was just so-so---We ordered one of their specialty dishes wi
The Service was Excellent but the food was just so-so---We ordered one of their specialty dishes with Shrimp, Scallops, and Crab with a cheese coating----The Scallops were a bit gamey-----considering the $24 price, we expected a higher level dish.
Alfred Romeo via facebook.com - Apr 3, 2018
Delicious seafood in a quaint seaside village. Definitely worth a trip to Wachapreague Virginia if you're in the area ... read more
Caramine Kellam via google.com - Apr 2, 2018
Was there again today for the Easter Brunch. Not a bad seat in the house. Server was on her game
Was there again today for the Easter Brunch. Not a bad seat in the house. Server was on her game (even if it was the buffet. The food was cooked to perfection and the omelet station was unbelievable! Well done!
Keith Misener via facebook.com - Apr 1, 2018
Nice rustic waterfront with great views. Friendly bar staff that gave a good pour and great seafood.
Jim Charbonnier via google.com - Apr 1, 2018
Excellent dining experience for family and/or friends.
MaryB via opentable.com - Mar 31, 2018
The Oysters Paramore were delicious!! Overall very nice.
The Oysters Paramore were delicious!! Overall very nice.
Danny Mills via facebook.com - Mar 28, 2018
Great fresh seafood. Had oysters ...
Great fresh seafood. Had oysters and flounder. Simple preparation for the flounder. It's freshness shone. View added to the lunch.
John R. via yelp.com - Mar 27, 2018
Me and my family always love the Island house...98% of the time their spot on with everything.. May
Me and my family always love the Island house...98% of the time their spot on with everything.. Maybe I'm partial being s I crew up in wach. And the shore.. But it's my fav spot to eat and relax with my queen.
Ernest Powell via facebook.com - Mar 25, 2018
Best crab cakes and flounder we ...
Best crab cakes and flounder we have ever had! Sweet potato fries are actually wedges. Sweet potato  biscuits are delicious. Views are photography worth from every window.The topper was Richard, our waiter who was actually more  like a host  than a waiter. He shared information about the area, history and geography. Richard took extr ... read more
P. I. via yelp.com - Mar 20, 2018
Was my first time there, server was very friendly and attentive. The food was good if I go back I’l
Was my first time there, server was very friendly and attentive. The food was good if I go back I’ll try something different.
Angel Thornes via facebook.com - Mar 17, 2018
Food was fantastic.
James Mottley via google.com - Mar 15, 2018
Good food and beautiful views ... read more
Susan Maples via google.com - Mar 15, 2018
One of the BEST places on the Eastern Shore. Best crab dip EVER!😊 ... read more
Latoya Bright via google.com - Mar 7, 2018
Perfect rest stop from driving
This restaurant is about half way up the eastern shore and ends up being a great stop after driving for about four hours. I got there at around 11 am, when it just opened. It was nice to be the only person in the restaurant....More ... read more
Peter H via tripadvisor.com - Mar 4, 2018
Fantastic fried shrimp....and everything else!
Visiting family in Cape Charles and decided to drive up for lunch. Great beer and good wine selection. Menu with a lot of selections but...order some sea food! Order the House Autry flounder fingers appetizer. I usually order fried shrimp at any new seafood restaurant...More ... read more
Virgil S via tripadvisor.com - Mar 3, 2018
New server that eve - so she wasn't ...
New server that eve - so she wasn't totally on her game.  But, the server helping her was and the service was excellent.Ordered scallops and green beans.  Scallops felt a bit underdone to my taste, the beans were great.  The side dish of coleslaw was just plain weird. Basically, it was a heap of shredded cabbage.Glad I tried the rest ... read more
B D. via yelp.com - Mar 2, 2018
The flounder and crab cakes were the best I’ve ever had!!!
The flounder and crab cakes were the best I’ve ever had!!!
Ginger Pruitt via facebook.com - Feb 25, 2018
Fantastic ... read more
Heritage Blazer via google.com - Feb 21, 2018
If fresh delicious seafood is what you’re after, this is the place. Everything we had, crab cakes and fried oysters with great side dishes, and the chocolate bread pudding, was great.
OxideZoZo via opentable.com - Feb 20, 2018
One star off because of that spider >:( ... read more
Acrux via google.com - Feb 17, 2018
Very nice place along the bay excellent waterfront views ... read more
dwight wallace via google.com - Feb 17, 2018
Very good food!
We were looking for a nice seafood restaurant on the Delmarva and came across the Island House. We made a reservation with Open Table. We drove to the town and without its sign we continued to drive around not sure that we had found the...More ... read more
D C via tripadvisor.com - Feb 16, 2018
Very good food. Personally can be improved ... read more
Reper Mom via google.com - Feb 15, 2018
The Valentines Day specials were excellent as was the service.
TomW via opentable.com - Feb 14, 2018
Great service and meal with a lot of food for the cost!!!👍👍👍👍👍 ... read more
ClymJ via opentable.com - Feb 14, 2018
Food was delicious. Atmosphere was pleasant. Service was great. Consistently a 5 star rating.
AnnO via opentable.com - Feb 14, 2018
Great food and atmosphere! The crab dip is amazing!
Great food and atmosphere! The crab dip is amazing!
Jennifer Okrasinski via facebook.com - Feb 10, 2018
It was everything the locals said it would be. Great seafood. Great service. Would definitely recommend (and I'm kind of picky. ..lol).
ChadC via opentable.com - Feb 10, 2018
Secluded getaway
The restaurant is in nestled hideaway the surroundings beautiful the atmosphere is friendly and would allow for great conversation.
DERENCE R via tripadvisor.com - Feb 9, 2018
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