Reviews

We had an excellent meal after a day of kayaking in Wachapreague... good food and they have a nice beer list, including some local eastern shore beers (Black Narrows). Nice outside seating with a great view of the channel and marsh....
Chris Clark via google.com - Aug 20, 2018
the chocolate bread pudding is awesome....
the chocolate bread pudding is awesome....
Chris Bloom via facebook.com - Aug 20, 2018
Excellent service on a busy Saturday night! Waiter Trevor was very patient with our large party and
Excellent service on a busy Saturday night! Waiter Trevor was very patient with our large party and went above and beyond in his service. The owner also came to check on us during our meal which was greatly appreciated! Thank you Blake and Island House staff!
Molly Harris Bailey via facebook.com - Aug 19, 2018
Stopped on the way down to OBX, stopped on the way home. It was that good. Adding it to my saved places. 😃 ... read more
Pendell Smith via google.com - Aug 17, 2018
Make sure you make a reservation well in advance or you end up in Siberia far from the water views!
Robert & Susan Ratcliffe via google.com - Aug 12, 2018
Good food and lovely views ... read more
kim tyson via google.com - Aug 12, 2018
Great place to eat
Great food in a beautiful setting if you are on rt 13 and want somewhere nice to eat this is the place you will not be disappointed ... read more
FurseyOVeebee via tripadvisor.com - Aug 11, 2018
Great food in a beautiful setting if you are on rt 13 and want somewhere nice to eat this is the place you will not be disappointed ... read more
Joe Smith via google.com - Aug 11, 2018
Great place to eat!! The food, staff, and the view are wonderful!
Shannon Merritt via google.com - Aug 9, 2018
Great food and atmosphere
Great food and atmosphere ... read more
Roberta Cordara via facebook.com - Aug 6, 2018
Amazing food, friendly staff and great view!
I've eaten here three times for dinner, and once for lunch. Each and every time has been a wonderful experience. The wait staff is friendly and efficient, the ambiance is great and the food is outstanding!
Scottie B via tripadvisor.com - Aug 6, 2018
It's always nice when the owner greets his customers. The food was exceptional.
JonahB via opentable.com - Aug 5, 2018
Excellent lunch, very clean restaurant and great service. You may have to travel a little off the main road but we came from the KOA just south (45min.) and it was well worth the time in the car.
Pete Thompson via google.com - Aug 5, 2018
Greatly enjoyed our dinner here while we were in the area. Sat outside on a beautiful night and enjoyed good food and service. We would go back if in the area again!
MeganC via opentable.com - Aug 4, 2018
Food, service, and scenery were all superb.
Debra Serge via google.com - Aug 3, 2018
Fantastic off the beaten path seafood. Wait staff fantastic, food even better, with a view of the Delaware bay inland islands that shows the grandeur of God's beauty.
Lee Olmstead via google.com - Aug 2, 2018
Had an issue, the staff and managment went above and beyond to make it right. Best views on the shore. Will be back!
Thomas Frutchey via google.com - Aug 1, 2018
Friendly service, beautiful view and delicious food!
Friendly service, beautiful view and delicious food!
Suzanne Conrow via facebook.com - Jul 30, 2018
Amazing food and great waitress! Nice view to balance it all out. Thanks!
William Morgan via google.com - Jul 29, 2018
Good food and service!
John Barrett via google.com - Jul 29, 2018
Very lovely restaurant with marina view. Deck available for outside dining. Service extremely good as is the food!
evav via opentable.com - Jul 29, 2018
Ordered shrimp scampi special and since I don't eat red meat thought I was safe. There was bacon in the scampi sauce and it over-powered the shrimp. Next time will stick with the crab dishes.
LBIresident via opentable.com - Jul 28, 2018
Fresh seafood and Eastern Shore vista
Our family had a great experience at Island House. The first thing we noticed was the prompt and personable service. Next up was the expansive quintessential view of Eastern Shore salt marshes. And then came the food: mouthwatering warm sweet potato biscuits and fresh savory...More ... read more
HersheyPAtraveler via tripadvisor.com - Jul 28, 2018
The food was perfect and you cannot beat the service. Not to mention a perfect atmosphere. To top
The food was perfect and you cannot beat the service. Not to mention a perfect atmosphere. To top it all off they even provided 5 star service to our puppy. Highly recommend this establishment. ... read more
Hubert Bryan Hudson via facebook.com - Jul 27, 2018
Try the chocolate bread pudding!
Danny Mills via google.com - Jul 26, 2018
Great stop on the Eastern Shore
We drove off the beaten path to try this restaurant as we were finishing out our day traveling down the Eastern Shore. The marsh views were beautiful. The restaurant was great- the 3 adults had different entrees and all were wonderful. The kids managed off...More ... read more
Peadragon via tripadvisor.com - Jul 25, 2018
very nice place to eat! my wife and I had lunch and we really enjoyed it.
very nice place to eat! my wife and I had lunch and we really enjoyed it. ... read more
Tom Davies via facebook.com - Jul 23, 2018
We are camping in the area, looking for retirement property wanted a cocktail and some wing's well
We are camping in the area, looking for retirement property wanted a cocktail and some wing's well this is definitely our go to place with no waiting on a Saturday night and great food and service , ... read more
Thomas W Ackroyd via facebook.com - Jul 23, 2018
Lunch stop
Wanted to eat by the water so stopped in here. When we went in there weren’t many people there and then they started to arrive. The poor waitress was doing her best to cover all of the people plus a large crowd of regular’s who...More ... read more
Lynne D via tripadvisor.com - Jul 22, 2018
Great food and atmosphere!
L Mo via google.com - Jul 21, 2018
The staff are always friendly and professional. Food is fresh and the view is unbeatable ... read more
Greatspot via opentable.com - Jul 21, 2018
The Island House is about the halfway mark for us when travel from NYC to the OBX. We always look forward to the delicious crab cakes. The staff is always friendly and service is prompt. Highly recommended.
Ernest Buckley via google.com - Jul 20, 2018
Casual dining with incoming good food, helpful wait staff...
Richard Swartwout via google.com - Jul 19, 2018
Our server was great. We asked for no old Bay on the shrimp scampi. It had none but it did have a spicy salty blend on dish that was unnecessary. Otherwise portions we're good. Crab dip needed more crab tasted like mayonnaise. Very enjoyable meal and our server was great.
MarionA via opentable.com - Jul 19, 2018
Great view
We stopped in for an early Sunday dinner just before 4pm on our drive south. The dining room was almost empty. We stood there for several minutes (apparently invisible) waiting for the young girl to finish her phone conversation and then, after that, to ask...More ... read more
M F via tripadvisor.com - Jul 19, 2018
Love the view and the restaurant is always so clean. The food is always good and the people are ver
Love the view and the restaurant is always so clean. The food is always good and the people are very welcoming and friendly. Well worth a visit.
Laurie Collins via facebook.com - Jul 19, 2018
We were looking for seafood for 2 and drinks on our 25th wedding anniversary, with a view of the water, for less than $100 including the tip. All criteria were met. I had the Fisherman’s special and my wife had the Island Seafood combo. If I went again, I would get the crab cakes again. Reserve sooner to get better views of the water ... read more
DanielD via opentable.com - Jul 18, 2018
One of the many charming coves we visited on our way through eastern shore. Oysters were great.
Lisa Carter via google.com - Jul 18, 2018
One of the prettiest views on the Eastern Shore and the food was delicious!
Jerry Barber via google.com - Jul 17, 2018
GREAT Food and Views!  This was ...
GREAT Food and Views!  This was a wonderful surprise. The crab cake is one of the best we have ever had.
David G. via yelp.com - Jul 16, 2018
My husband and I stopped by for dinner last night as we were coming back from MD and we were very p
My husband and I stopped by for dinner last night as we were coming back from MD and we were very pleased. The atmosphere was great with a wonderful view of the water. We had the flounder fingers to start and they were ok, they could have been cooked just a touch longer. My husband had the pick your own surf and turf with a sirloi ... read more
Melanie Brooks via facebook.com - Jul 16, 2018
Great place for seafood and coctails on the water. Non seafood options available.
Benjamin Cavileer via google.com - Jul 15, 2018
Worth the side trip halfway from Philadelphia to the OBX!
Was traveling from Philadelphia to OBX on Father's day weekend and was looking for a place to stop at the halfway point. Decided on the Island House Restaurant and was not disappointed. Very attentive service, a great view and a heck of a meal. The...More ... read more
Ben W via tripadvisor.com - Jul 15, 2018
Hair in food
We were very much looking forward to this meal. Unfortunately we ordered the calamari and there was a giant hair in the batter. We brought it to the attention of the waiter and he was very apologetic. The owner was on premises and also made...More ... read more
968rhondal via tripadvisor.com - Jul 15, 2018
Service was slow, husband's mango punch had no discernible alcohol in it.... waitress very friendly...just average but the view is great!
Cindy Larock via google.com - Jul 14, 2018
I was a little disappointed with the house salad. It was supposed to be topped with seasonal vegetables but was mostly greens with 3 slices of cucumber and a few cherry tomatoes. Everyone else had a great meal ... read more
DianeM via opentable.com - Jul 13, 2018
we look forward to a meal at The Island House each time we visit Wachapreague
After a long drive to Wachapreague and before starting our work at The Fire Station, we look forward to having lunch or dinner at The Island House. We enjoy sitting on the deck when the weather permits. Our server was wonderful. She was very friendly,...More ... read more
Tina W via tripadvisor.com - Jul 13, 2018
Off the beaten path but worth the extra small amount of time to get there. Ocean bay like theme, great bay visibility, service all around was fantastic, and the food was better than that if there's such a word to describe it. If closer to home this would become a favorite place but surely would be visited again in our travels through ... read more
Lee Olmstead via google.com - Jul 13, 2018
Love their salmon and great waitresses!
Shyreka Riley via google.com - Jul 12, 2018
Excellent variety of seafood from which to choose.Service was exceptional!
EdGlad via opentable.com - Jul 9, 2018
Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere!
Brooke Downer via google.com - Jul 8, 2018
Great waterfront experience in a small town ... read more
Peter Wallace via google.com - Jul 8, 2018
This was a great find!  It is hard ...
This was a great find!  It is hard to miss the signs directing you from Rt 13 and we were glad we checked it out!  Broiled Seafood Medley was cooked perfectly!  Ribeye special was delicious.  The wait staff (Cole) was exceptional.  He was attentive, knowledgeable and worked hard to ensure we enjoyed our visit. Atmosphere is very comf ... read more
Ginny Y. via yelp.com - Jul 7, 2018
The food here is really good. This place is in the middle of nowhere and my expectations were low.
Daniel P. via google.com - Jul 6, 2018
Fantastic food at reasonable prices. Great wait staff! The lump crab meat top oysters are excellant!
Judy Wechtenhiser via google.com - Jul 6, 2018
Awesome restaurant.  BEAUTIFUL ...
Awesome restaurant.  BEAUTIFUL view!!! We split the crab cake/ single fried oyster platter and a wedge salad. The portion sizes are huge! The crab cake was broiled perfectly and the oysters were absolutely delicious! Richard was our server and was very friendly and attentive. Great service!!!! We will definitely be back!
Kelly B. via yelp.com - Jul 6, 2018
Nice spot a couple miles off route ...
Nice spot a couple miles off route 13 on the way to OBX.  Great service and excellent food.  Fish tacos and crab cake sandwich were tasty and fresh.  Awesome view too.  Would definitely stop back next time where in the neighborhood.
Steve D. via yelp.com - Jul 6, 2018
Amazing staff, amazing food. No air conditioning so loses stars for that. You shouldn't cut corners.
Alan Parkinson via google.com - Jul 5, 2018
The service was good, food was ok. Not nearly as good as Bill's on Chincoteague or the old Wright'
The service was good, food was ok. Not nearly as good as Bill's on Chincoteague or the old Wright's. No hush puppies? No clam chowder? Crab cakes a little too much filler.
Brian Crowson via facebook.com - Jul 5, 2018
Food was amazing! Came for the fourth and stayed for the view. Service could have been better. Empt
Food was amazing! Came for the fourth and stayed for the view. Service could have been better. Empty restaurant and we were neglected but the food was amazing! ... read more
Alexis Bolin via facebook.com - Jul 5, 2018
They have great service and great food ... read more
takira sebastian via google.com - Jul 5, 2018
Good seafood and waiting staff.
David Pruitt JR via google.com - Jul 4, 2018
This place is a definite diamond in the rough! I have to be honest, I have driven by the big sign for this place many times while traveling up the Eastern Shore. I never even thought about leaving my beaten path to drive into Wachapreague to eat here. Until recently, I hadn't ever been to Wachapreague as I'd never had a reason to. Go ... read more
thesouldone82 via google.com - Jul 4, 2018
We found this place returning to Richmond from the Eastern Shore. It is about 5 miles off the highway, but well worth the added drive. We sat overlooking the marina and the view was magnificent. The oysters nearly melted in your mouth. Quite a nice find and we will return.
Tony Stephens via google.com - Jul 3, 2018
Very good seafood . But they sweet potato biscuits are totally awesome and yummy 🤤 . We will defini
Very good seafood . But they sweet potato biscuits are totally awesome and yummy 🤤 . We will definitely be back.
Becky Lynch via facebook.com - Jul 2, 2018
Excellent food and scenery ... read more
Sammy B via google.com - Jul 2, 2018
Good food.
Anthony Micarelli via google.com - Jun 30, 2018
Worth the side trip!
We were in Onancock for a day trip, and the owner of a local business recommended a short drive to the Island House Restaurant for lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Exquisitely prepared seafood and a beautiful view. We had steamed shrimp, broiled flounder, and the...More ... read more
OHTravel2014 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 28, 2018
Beautiful view. Slightly-overcooked shrimp and flounder. Crabcake was great.
Alan Meijer via google.com - Jun 28, 2018
Dependable Restaurant
Visited there twice in two days - once for lunch and once for dinner. The food - salads, wraps, crab cakes, steak dinner - was quite good. Our lunch server (lounge) was very friendly, while our dinner server (restaurant) was good but not quite as...More ... read more
SoJerzeeGirl via tripadvisor.com - Jun 27, 2018
Big surprise
While on our vacation in Chincoteague Virginia we like to visit new restaurants. Going a short distance from Chincoteague to Wachapreague Virginia to the Island House Restaurant. Not knowing what to expect we stopped in for lunch. It was great. Soft crab BLT was a...More ... read more
Verna S via tripadvisor.com - Jun 27, 2018
Best food and even better service !
Best food and even better service !
Mike Jones via facebook.com - Jun 27, 2018
My entire meal was excellent. The combination that I got was scallops, flounder, and a crab cake. I
My entire meal was excellent. The combination that I got was scallops, flounder, and a crab cake. It’s supposed to be broiled but I asked for it to be blackened instead. It couldn’t have been any better! Ps...don’t pass up on the crab bisque! It was amazing and not one piece of shell...
Stephanie McCall via facebook.com - Jun 26, 2018
Lovely ambiance, but you can't eat ambiance.
This was our 3rd visit to the Island House. Nice atmosphere with walls of windows looking out on the water. 4 star ambiance. I ordered a chicken sandwich special. The grilled chicken breast was a bit tough and dry. It was covered with melted cheese...More ... read more
Susan C via tripadvisor.com - Jun 26, 2018
Nice friendly atmosphere in a quaint fishing village. Cole slaw was disappointing but the waitress was friendly and knowledgeable about the region.
georgann knopf via google.com - Jun 26, 2018
Food was good, service was friendly and attentive. A pleasant dining experience on The Eastern Shore. The team that currently operates The Island House has done a very good job in improving the quality of the food ,service, and overall operation of this great local treasure . Might not be quite perfect on each visit, but we ha ... read more
roofman19 via opentable.com - Jun 25, 2018
Do. Not. Miss.
The food was incredible and reasonably priced. The view alone was worth $20. The service was so good I think the staff thought we were undercover restaurant critics- they were that friendly and attentive.
Igiveuponthis via tripadvisor.com - Jun 24, 2018
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