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Lou Drebing via google.com - Jun 18, 2018
The food was great , the service was good... but mentioned we had a handicap person when making reservations in our group and they sat us way in the back.
Lonnie Lewis via google.com - Jun 18, 2018
Great lunch and service ... read more
Marybeth Pallante via google.com - Jun 17, 2018
Indeed, as good as it gets.  After ...
Indeed, as good as it gets.  After our second visit we were convinced that this is really a special place.  More than a little out of the way, but WAY more than worth the trip.  Beautiful views, clean comfortable atmosphere and first rate service.  Oysters were perfect, crab cakes were out of this world, crab dip was sensational and ... read more
Mark B. via yelp.com - Jun 17, 2018
We stop everytime we are on the Eastern Shore! The Best of the Best! Fresh Catch!
Denise Holland via google.com - Jun 17, 2018
Crab Bisque is too good...can't get enough of it...dream about it....it IS THAT good!!!
Becky Kaiser via google.com - Jun 17, 2018
The food & service were both wonderful. Even though it was the weekend & reservations were recommended & we didn't have one, we were seated right away. Would definitely come again ... read more
Betty Hassell via google.com - Jun 17, 2018
Table service and food delivery a bit slow and erratic, not like we have been used to. Food quality was different.
Larry Breech via google.com - Jun 15, 2018
Beautiful place / backdrop for a wedding or wedding reception! I was there on May 19th for a wedding reception, and the food, service & guests were awesome! Can't say enough about the Island Hose service! The manager and staff were on top of it! The beautiful bride and guests had a wonderful sit down dinner and dancing! Would highly ... read more
Michael Keyes via google.com - Jun 13, 2018
Seafood selection is great - crab cakes were exceptional
Seafood selection is great - crab cakes were exceptional ... read more
David Parish via facebook.com - Jun 12, 2018
Delicious
We visited Island House on a Thursday for lunch. The crab bisque was very good. I had the flounder (after all, Wachapreague is the "Flounder Capital of the World"). It was great. My wife enjoyed steamed shrimp. Salads and sides were good. Nice view of...More ... read more
SP H via tripadvisor.com - Jun 12, 2018
A hidden gem tucked away in a smsll waterfront town. The food was delicious, the service great, an
A hidden gem tucked away in a smsll waterfront town. The food was delicious, the service great, and everyone was very personable and friendly! Defintely worth the ride from Va Beach!
Steven Kennedy via facebook.com - Jun 12, 2018
Can't wait to return!
Our son recommended Island House when we visited last week. It did not disappoint. We were a party of six, including 2 children. Nice atmosphere, beautiful setting, the food was excellent, as well as the service and friendliness of the staff. Three of us ordered...More ... read more
LuvsSleddogs via tripadvisor.com - Jun 10, 2018
It was our first visit and it was very good, service was also excellent. Look forward to going again.
KathyB via opentable.com - Jun 9, 2018
The best seafood EVER and Josh.....the best server EVER!!
Abby McDaniel via google.com - Jun 4, 2018
The food is really good. The fried pickles are by far my favorite!! The view is beautiful and the people Re friendly. My only complaint is they are a little pricey.
Ashley Yates via google.com - Jun 3, 2018
Food was great and the service was excellent, great view of water and boats coming in from a day fishing. Quiet at the time we were there, but it was early evening. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant. Just great.
GeneG via opentable.com - Jun 2, 2018
We have eaten at the Island House many times over the past 20 plus years!! We always make it a point to eat here when we are on Virginia’s Eastern Shore!! My husband had the fried scallops, and he said several times that they were the best he had eaten in years!! My fried oysters were delicious too. Our server Richard was very polite ... read more
VickyW via opentable.com - Jun 2, 2018
Food is consistent, food is good, freshly prepared service is attentive and friendly. The ambiance is nice too. They keep the drinks extra iced. And have island cremery ice cream for dessert. The flounder is outstanding and so r the rolls.
Luc Lewis via google.com - May 31, 2018
Mother's Day is not the best time to review a restaurant but here goes....
Well worn building, looks nothing like the one on their website. Seems to be a local favorite, it was packed on Mother's Day. Unfortunately it was buffet like most of the full serve restaurants and the smaller ones just did not open at all. While...More ... read more
wishuponadish via tripadvisor.com - May 31, 2018
Just had the most amazing dinner! All the food is so freshly prepared! Homemade sweet potatoe bisc
Just had the most amazing dinner! All the food is so freshly prepared! Homemade sweet potatoe biscuits made daily (OMG! incredible), steamed clams in wine and tons of garlic (like we make it), and the freshest most delicious broiled local flounder, soft crab fried to perfection, and an out of this world no-filler crab cake! Our n ... read more
Diana Greenfield Christ via facebook.com - May 31, 2018
Good food, good value. Bar, not so much. Watch your check, may not reflect menu prices. Aside from their specialty drinks, name brand liquor is priced very high. I'll repeat, but I'll be careful.
Leslie Dickey via google.com - May 29, 2018
Great food great location but you ...
Great food great location but you need to move that pole at the entrance to the drive way.
Henry A. via yelp.com - May 29, 2018
Customer service and food was amazing!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - May 28, 2018
Fantastic food by the water in this quiet seaside town.
PauleeG via opentable.com - May 28, 2018
Excellent seafood! Great wait staff. Amazing views.
Josh Tanner via google.com - May 28, 2018
Disappointing, Slow service.
This place is on the water and could be a great place to go for celebrating a birthday, anniversary or even just a great “date” with friends. Beautiful environment! Though the food was good (crab stuffed flounder, tuna etc)and our server was so personable, the...More ... read more
krisbarth via tripadvisor.com - May 27, 2018
Great food assortment, staff as always friendly and helpful.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - May 26, 2018
Best salmon ... read more
Mary Lynch via google.com - May 26, 2018
Island House is special as it blends a local and casual restaurant with fantastic food that is consistently full of taste. The specials are fine dining and change enough that if you don't dine frequently you will not get to try them all. Never rushed and a very friendly wait staff that knows what the Chef has prepared for the day. ... read more
Bernie via opentable.com - May 25, 2018
Local seafood, great kitchen (down to the pan sautéed brussel sprouts)Also good steak and chicken dishesEat outside and enjoy the view of the waterOur waitress Briona was greatLocal craft beers on tap ... read more
EugeneR via opentable.com - May 24, 2018
The atmosphere is very pleasant and the food is �good! The staff is very attentive. The view of t
The atmosphere is very pleasant and the food is �good! The staff is very attentive. The view of the water beatiful.
Elizabeth Volz via facebook.com - May 21, 2018
Enjoyable Place.
Very enjoyable dining and views are great to. Service and food were great too. I ordered the fried crab cakes and recommend them.
Trueeasterner via tripadvisor.com - May 21, 2018
The buffet was great for mother's day!
Eric Webb via google.com - May 21, 2018
Beautiful wedding reception at this venue ... read more
Margaret Cox via google.com - May 20, 2018
We had a wonderful time. The service was wonderful, the food was delicious, and the view was spectacular.
LHFranklin via opentable.com - May 20, 2018
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
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