Reviews

Amazing food & fun atmosphere. Went with a large group & the service was spot on!
Rick Streetman via google.com - Sep 20, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The view ... read more
Lisa SwBjitzer via google.com - Aug 23, 2017
What an unforgettable experience viewing the solar eclipse from the deck. Let's start with the f
What an unforgettable experience viewing the solar eclipse from the deck. Let's start with the food - fantastic & quick - 2 eastern shore platters with broiled crab cakes & fried oysters. I saw the soft shell blt sandwich- oh my goodness! The service was even better than the food. We were constantly checked on, and so engagin ... read more
Carlee Coburn Kaufman via facebook.com - Aug 22, 2017
A hidden gem in the small town ...
A hidden gem in the small town. We stopped by here during our trip to Virginia Beach. The ambience was great with a lake facing view. The food was cooked to perfection. The oysters were super fresh and the hand prepared calamari was crunchy with great flavor to it.
Amit M. via yelp.com - Aug 21, 2017
What an unforgettable experience ...
What an unforgettable experience viewing the solar eclipse from the deck.  Let's start with the food - fantastic & quick - 2 eastern shore platters with broiled crab cakes & fried oysters.  I saw the soft shell blt sandwich- oh my goodness!  The service was even better than the food.  We were constantly checked on, and so engaging.   ... read more
Carlee K. via yelp.com - Aug 21, 2017
Food was delicious and fresh! Must have tempura shrimp! Perfect view to have a nice dinner! Would
Food was delicious and fresh! Must have tempura shrimp! Perfect view to have a nice dinner! Would come back again and again next time I visit.
Shiloh Stan Field via facebook.com - Aug 19, 2017
Great view! Great bar! Great service! Great food! Great place!
DrPerryJ via opentable.com - Aug 19, 2017
The crab bisque is fantastic!! The food is usually good but the view is always spectacular! Reservations recommended ... read more
NTM90 via opentable.com - Aug 18, 2017
Although we really wanted to sit outside on the deck, it was a bit windy, so we opted to stay inside and were seated at a nice corner table by the window. Service was quick---we did not have to wait long at all. The waitress was attentive and friendly; the food was good---my wife really enjoyed the rib-eye steak and my crab cake & ... read more
GBRGRS via opentable.com - Aug 18, 2017
Highly recommend! Stopped for dinner and drinks with my husband. Both of our dinners were amazing!
Highly recommend! Stopped for dinner and drinks with my husband. Both of our dinners were amazing! The chicken with lemon caper sauce and the scallops were like no other! We couldn't resist the triple vanilla cheesecake which was knockout delicious! Would love to come back! wish it was closer to home!
Kelly Cecconi via facebook.com - Aug 16, 2017
Good service ... read more
Dennis McCabe via google.com - Aug 13, 2017
Great views and great food.
Brenda Poist via google.com - Aug 6, 2017
Excellent food, drinks, crab dip, crab cakes.... Excellent service from Joshua!
Excellent food, drinks, crab dip, crab cakes.... Excellent service from Joshua!
Michele Basye via facebook.com - Aug 5, 2017
Amazing! Blackened scallops with cauliflower rizzoto.� Broiled Salmon & fresh string beans. Alwa
Amazing! Blackened scallops with cauliflower rizzoto.� Broiled Salmon & fresh string beans. Always a wonderful time at the Island House ♡ ... read more
Kära DeCarlo via facebook.com - Aug 4, 2017
The Island house is always reliable. The food and service is just right. Tonight our server Ava was attentive without being annoying. The restaurant is always what you expect but tonight it went above and beyond, the view of high tide over the tidal grasses and then as the darkness set in the moon light shimmering over the water ju ... read more
LookingforOysters via opentable.com - Aug 4, 2017
Beautifil views paired with Excellent food, scallops and crab cakes were divine, crab dip was very good as well, as our appetizer. If you are lucky enough to get Joshua as your waiter, you will have a dinner to remember!! ... read more
Michele Basye via google.com - Aug 4, 2017
Even though we only stopped for lunch. I thought the food was great. I had the soft shell crab Blt
Even though we only stopped for lunch. I thought the food was great. I had the soft shell crab Blt sandwich. My wife had blackened fish taco and she thought it was delicious. Consider that she is not a fish lover. The scenery was beautiful, backwater Reed lined channels. My only complain would be that it took a while for the food to ... read more
Manny Beltran via facebook.com - Aug 3, 2017
Good food, friendly staff and a beautiful view...
Terri Gardner via google.com - Aug 3, 2017
Best crab soup around, full of ...
Best crab soup around, full of crab, very creamy, this alone worth the stop.  I usually get the Caesar salad with grilled scallops or shrimp.  The salad dressing is not to heavy, just how I like it.  Although $5.99 charge for 4 shrimp on the salad seemed a little steep.  But will definitely stop again when passing by.
Liz B. via yelp.com - Aug 1, 2017
Great. Best slaw we ever had, everything was very good ... read more
Ed Smith via google.com - Aug 1, 2017
Beautiful, good service and amazing food!!! The sweet potato biscuits were to die for
Beautiful, good service and amazing food!!! The sweet potato biscuits were to die for ... read more
Michael Gray via facebook.com - Jul 31, 2017
Tasty ... read more
k w via google.com - Jul 31, 2017
Friendly staff and really good food. What more can you ask for? Four of us for dinner and eat plate had yummy food on it! Reasonable prices for GREAT food!
Debra Cummings via google.com - Jul 30, 2017
Had the burger with Irish cheddar and bacon. Best burger ever. Carole was a fabulous waitress and t
Had the burger with Irish cheddar and bacon. Best burger ever. Carole was a fabulous waitress and the view from the secret upstairs was amazing! Ask to see it!!!!
Carole Bouzek Mitchell via facebook.com - Jul 29, 2017
The Island House is the perfect place to celebrate husband's birthday with friends! The food was delicious, the swordfish was fresh, the shrimp carbonara was rich but yummy. The service was excellent! This place does not disappoint!
Bitofafoodie via opentable.com - Jul 29, 2017
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
Great food. Great service. Nice view from the outside dining area.
A Google User via google.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
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