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The Island House Restaurant

4.4
4.4
210 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

The Island House Restaurant overlooks the seaside waterfront of Virginia's Eastern Shore. Enjoy one of America's most beautiful wildlife estuaries while sipping local wines, fresh local seafood, steaks and burgers in the quaint seaside village of Wachapreague. If you've never ventured off of Hwy 13, you don't want to miss it!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, American, Comfort Food

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Sunday 4:00pm- 8:00pm

  • Phone number

    (757) 787-4242

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Michael Kane

  • Catering

    Let us cater your special off-premise event. The Island House has built a great reputation for excellent food from casual fare to your most formal event. Call (757) 787-4242 and sit down with us to plan your next event!

  • Private party facilities

    This fine dining establishment is situated overlooking the tranquil Wachapreage waterfront. In addition to the view from the dining room, you may also climb the spiral staircase to reach the lookout tower. There you will find a panoramic view of the barrier islands, which is quite spectacular.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (866) 934-3292

  • Area

    Wachapreague

  • Cross Street

    Atlantic Ave & Route 180

  • Parking Details

    On Premise

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment on weekends. Give us a call to inquire!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Light Fare

  • Crab CakeUSD 19.99

    Our award-winning, signature crab cake. Simply the best!

    • Steamed Shrimp**

      Peel and eat domestic premium shrimp seasoned with Old Bay®

      • 1/2 lb.USD 16.99
      • 1 lb.USD 26.99
    • Fried OysterUSD 14.99

      A locals favorite! Plump select oysters, shucked and fried to a golden brown. Served with Sriracha po' boy sauce

      • Hand Prepared CalamariUSD 14.99

        Marinated in buttermilk, breaded and served with house aioli

        • Hot Wings

          Seasoned and tossed in your choice of hot, mild, garlic parm, jerk, Old Bay® or Asian sauce

          • (6)USD 10.99
          • (12)USD 16.99
        • Oysters RockefellerUSD 13.99

          Local seaside oysters with a traditional Rockefeller topping and a hint of Pernod

          • Oysters Parramore**

            Local seaside oyster topped with lump crabmeat and our signature sauce baked to a golden brown

            • eachUSD 8.99
          • Onion RingsUSD 5.99

            Go ahead! Treat yo'self!

            • Garlic ClamsUSD 13.99

              A dozen local steamed middleneck clams flavored with garlic butter and fresh herbs

              • Seaside Oysters**

                Half Shell* or Steamed

                • 1/2 DozenUSD 10.99
                • DozenUSD 18.99
              • Flounder FingersUSD 13.99

                House Autry or tempura fried. Served with Sriracha po' boy sauce

                • Quesadillas

                  Served with sour cream and salsa

                  • CheeseUSD 7.99
                  • ChickenUSD 12.99
                  • ShrimpUSD 13.99
                  • CrabUSD 21.99
                • Hot Crab DipUSD 19.99

                  Creamy crab meat blend seasoned with Old Bay®. Served with toasted bread

                  • Chicken TendersUSD 10.99

                    4 large all-white meat tenders fried to perfection. Served with honey mustard sauce

                    • Crab HushpuppiesUSD 13.99

                      An Island House twist on this timeless classic

                      Soup & Salads

                      Dressings: Wasabi Cucumber | Honey Mustard | Pepper Parmesan | Ranch | Balsamic Vinaigrette | Raspberry Vinaigrette | Blue Cheese

                      • Buffalo Chicken Chopped SaladUSD 14.99

                        Romaine, celery, red onion and chopped buffalo chicken tenders topped with cheddar jack, blue cheese and ranch dressing

                        • Crisp Wedge SaladUSD 10.99

                          Crisp lettuce wedge topped with chunky blue cheese dressing, chopped bacon, red onions, and tomatoes

                          • Caesar SaladUSD 8.99

                            Torn romaine crowns dressed with shredded parmesan cheese and topped with our house croutons. Served with Caesar dressing

                            • Island "House" Salad**USD 8.99

                              A medley of fresh romaine and spring mix tossed with seasonal vegetables and topped with blended cheeses - a meal all by itself!

                              • Hog Island SaladUSD 15.99

                                Grilled shrimp over fresh mixed greens with blended cheeses

                                • Side Salad**USD 4.99

                                  Fresh greens and crisp vegetables

                                  • Soup of the Day

                                    Ask about todays offerings in a small or large bowl

                                    Salad Entreé Options

                                    Add a succulent entrée to any salad

                                    • Grilled or Blackened Chicken**USD 6.99

                                      • Today's Fresh Catch* **

                                        • Market Price
                                      • Grilled or Chilled Steamed Shrimp**USD 9.99

                                        • Fried OystersUSD 13.99

                                          Sweet Treats

                                          • Famous Chocolate Bread Pudding

                                            With Coffee Patron® creme anglaise

                                            • Becca's Smith Island Cake

                                              • Crème Brûlée

                                                Yes, it's awesome!

                                                • Daily Specials

                                                  Ask for other sweet tooth options, including our cheesecake!

                                                  Sandwiches

                                                  Served with your choice of french fries, cole slaw or apple sauce. Enjoy sweet potato wedges for $1.49 or onion rings for $1.99

                                                  • Fried OysterUSD 15.99

                                                    Succulent fried oysters topped with lettuce and tomato on a fresh brioche bun

                                                    • Crab CakeUSD 23.99

                                                      Our award-winning, signature crab cake, fried or broiled, topped with lettuce and tomato on a fresh brioche bun

                                                      • Chicken SaladUSD 7.99

                                                        Our homemade, chunky, all-white meat chicken salad piled high and topped with lettuce and tomato, on a fresh brioche bun

                                                        • Chicken WachapreagueUSD 18.99

                                                          An 8 oz. grilled chicken breast marinated in teriyaki and topped with melted provolone cheese, applewood smoked bacon and fresh lump crab meat

                                                          • FlounderUSD 17.99

                                                            Fried flounder fillet topped with lettuce and tomato on a fresh brioche roll

                                                            Burgers

                                                            Served with your choice of french fries, cole slaw or apple sauce. Enjoy sweet potato wedges for $1.49 or onion rings for $1.99

                                                            • Island House Cheeseburger*USD 14.99

                                                              Mouthwatering burger topped with lettuce, tomato, and your choice of cheddar, provolone or American

                                                              • Beyond Burger**USD 15.99

                                                                A healthier, more environmentally plant-based alternative to beef!

                                                                • Burton's Bay Backfin Burger*USD 18.99

                                                                  A burger grilled to perfection and topped with applewood smoked bacon, fresh backfin crabmeat, melted cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato

                                                                  Tacos

                                                                  Served with your choice of french fries, cole slaw or apple sauce. Enjoy sweet potato wedges for $1.49 or onion rings for $1.99

                                                                  • Fish Tacos**USD 12.99

                                                                    2 fish tacos served blackened or fried on flour tortillas and topped with fresh shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, pico de gallo, shredded cheddar jack cheese and siracha po' boy sauce

                                                                    • Grilled Shrimp Tacos**USD 14.99

                                                                      2 tacos – each served with three domestic premium shrimp and topped with fresh shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, pico de gallo, and shredded cheddar jack cheese

                                                                      Platters

                                                                      Served with your choice of french fries, cole slaw or apple sauce. Enjoy sweet potato wedges for $1.49 or onion rings for $1.99

                                                                      • Fried ShrimpUSD 15.99

                                                                        Plump and juicy shrimp fried to a delicious golden brown

                                                                        • Fried OystersUSD 27.99

                                                                          Plump and golden fried oysters served with cocktail sauce

                                                                          • Tempura ShrimpUSD 16.99

                                                                            Beautiful, premium, domestic Gulf shrimp dipped in a light tempura batter and fried golden brown served with creamy horseradish sauce

                                                                            • Island House Crab Cake**

                                                                              Our award-winning, signature crab cake (broiled healthy option or fried) with tartar sauce

                                                                              • SingleUSD 22.99
                                                                              • DoubleUSD 36.99
                                                                            • Eastern ShoreUSD 34.99

                                                                              Award-winning, signature crab cake paired with piping hot and juicy fried oysters

                                                                              • Flounder**

                                                                                Wachapreague is the Flounder Capital of the World – so you'll definitely love this one! Served broiled (healthy option), fried, blackened, or bronzed

                                                                                • Market Price

                                                                              Beverages

                                                                              • Craft, Draft & Seltzers

                                                                                Ask what's being served today

                                                                                Soda & Juice

                                                                                $2.99

                                                                                • Coke

                                                                                  • Diet Coke

                                                                                    • Cherry Coke

                                                                                      • Mr. Pibb

                                                                                        • Sprite

                                                                                          • Ginger Ale

                                                                                            • Pink Lemonade

                                                                                              • Apple Juice

                                                                                                • Bottled Water

                                                                                                  Non-Alcoholic

                                                                                                  • O'doul's

                                                                                                    Iced Tea & Coffee

                                                                                                    • Fresh Brewed! Sweet & UnsweetUSD 2.99

                                                                                                      Imports

                                                                                                      • Corona

                                                                                                        • Corona Premiere

                                                                                                          • Guinness

                                                                                                            • Heineken

                                                                                                              Domestic

                                                                                                              • Angry Orchard

                                                                                                                • Budweiser

                                                                                                                  • Bud Light

                                                                                                                    • Bud Light Lime

                                                                                                                      • Coors Light

                                                                                                                        • Michelob Ultra

                                                                                                                          • Miller Lite

                                                                                                                            • Natural Light

                                                                                                                              • Pabst Blue Ribbon

                                                                                                                                • Rolling Rock

                                                                                                                                  • Yuengling Lager

                                                                                                                                    What 210 people are saying

                                                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                    4.4
                                                                                                                                    4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                                                    • 4.3Food
                                                                                                                                    • 4.5Service
                                                                                                                                    • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                                                    • 4.3Value

                                                                                                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                                                      DruM

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 1 January 2020

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                      Blake takes great care of his customers. Service was beyond superb for New Year's Eve.

                                                                                                                                    2. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      Atlantic City

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 30 December 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                      Should of been told about the market price of the flounder-paid a ridiculous amount for a flounder dinner at a no-thrills restaurant!

                                                                                                                                    3. JF

                                                                                                                                      JimF

                                                                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 14 December 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was delicious and we can’t wait to get back. We are going to take the longer route to Virginia Beach just so we can eat dinner there again.

                                                                                                                                    4. B

                                                                                                                                      Brenda

                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 30 November 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      My flounder was great and the garlic green beans were addictive.

                                                                                                                                    5. KR

                                                                                                                                      KathyR

                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 26 November 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                      Food was good but not hot enough. Friendly and attentive staff.

                                                                                                                                    6. MZ

                                                                                                                                      MattZ

                                                                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 20 October 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                      We reserved for Saturday night 8:30 PM on OpenTable and when we arrived the restaurant was "dark:, no one inside. Closed up. No notification. No notice. A waste of time to drive there and back. Went to Mallards in Onancock instead.

                                                                                                                                      The Island House RestaurantResponded on 6 November 2019

                                                                                                                                      Hey Matt- Unfortunately we experienced a power outage the night of your reservation forcing us to shut down. To make things worse, our battery backup failed that night as well leaving us immediately completely in the dark. Unfortunately for you but fortunately for us you were our last reservation for the night or we would have had many more unhappy customers. We have since replaced our battery backup and sincerely apologize for your experience.

                                                                                                                                    7. L

                                                                                                                                      Lauren

                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                      25 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      25 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 17 October 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                      Bartender Carol gave grat recommendations and service. I was lucky to get the last bowl of homemade chowder -- one of the best I've ever had (second only to Doc's Oyster House in Atlantic City). Off the beaten path and right on the water, Island House was a nice escape from the highway of life.

                                                                                                                                    8. DF

                                                                                                                                      DavidF

                                                                                                                                      Tallahassee

                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 11 October 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Loved it-dinner was great, manager stopped by the table and chatted about the area! Will be back soon.

                                                                                                                                    9. DS

                                                                                                                                      DanielS

                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 6 October 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Food great as always staff perfect venue clean and well done

                                                                                                                                    10. BP

                                                                                                                                      BeachProperty4Rent

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 5 October 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Beautiful location, friendly service, lovely ambience, great value. [Staff @ gift shop in front was absent would have been ideal to make this restaurant in time for sunset on the water.

                                                                                                                                    11. SB

                                                                                                                                      SusanB

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 23 September 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Our 2nd time here and it was just as great as we remembered!

                                                                                                                                    12. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                      219 reviews

                                                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      219 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 2 September 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                      Came to the restaurant after traveling and were pleased to find such a welcoming place. The service was attentive, the views spectacular (came at sunset) and the food was fabulous. We shared the Hand Prepared Calamari and Steamed Shrimp as the appetizer and shared the Baked Seafood Combo. Then had a slice of berry cake for dessert. Overall a superb evening!

                                                                                                                                    13. AS

                                                                                                                                      AddSwen35

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 1 September 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                                                      I have been to the Island House several times and previously it has been a pleasant dining experience. However, last Sunday was unlike previous visits in every possible way. We made reservations and placed in an unfavorable table setting; poor view with A/C vents blowing directly under table . The waitress did not approach table for over 15 minutes and it took 45 min to get our entrees. When asked where the bread was, they then informed us it wasn’t available that night. I ordered linguine and clams/smoked oysters. It was filled with gritty sand and completely awful. Really hesitate to repeat this experience. Hope this was a one time disaster because I reaalyrnjoy the setting.

                                                                                                                                    14. KK

                                                                                                                                      KenK

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 23 August 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      The freshest fish, friendly efficient service and don’t forget to order the locally made layer cake!

                                                                                                                                    15. SW

                                                                                                                                      ShawnW

                                                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      11 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 17 August 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      This is a good restaurant. The fried or Easters were great and the crab cake was good. We sat on the deck and watch the boats come in. Would definitely go back again. The attendant at the welcome center on the Eastern shore recommend at this location to us

                                                                                                                                    16. KA

                                                                                                                                      KimA

                                                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 16 August 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      I've enjoyed every meal I've had at The Island House. Delicious food, great service and beautiful view.

                                                                                                                                    17. PB

                                                                                                                                      PamelaB

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 12 August 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      We visited while vacationing in the area. We loved everything...the food, the service, the view and the atmosphere. We would definitely visit again.

                                                                                                                                    18. LP

                                                                                                                                      LaurieP

                                                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 10 August 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      The chicken Wachapreague was awesome. Would drive back just to eat it again. Crab dip was on par as well. Crab cake and steak were disappointing. Great place to relax, beautiful views, zealous staff. Fantastic cocktails. Will be back

                                                                                                                                    19. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 8 August 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Very clean and super polite staff. Overall great experience

                                                                                                                                    20. JF

                                                                                                                                      JamesF

                                                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 26 July 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                      Food was fine. The view is nice. But watch the service. Very slow. We waited a long time to order dessert, too long, and ended up not ordering.

                                                                                                                                    21. b

                                                                                                                                      bestever

                                                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 22 July 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Both my wife and I had the broiled crab cakes which were excellent. Had a great water view from our table. Server was very professional yet very friendly.

                                                                                                                                    22. SL

                                                                                                                                      SLF65

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 20 July 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      We really enjoyed ourselves at Island House. The food was great. Our server was super! The view from our table by the window was awesome! We plan to go back again.

                                                                                                                                    23. LM

                                                                                                                                      LindaM

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 13 July 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      We always take out of town friends and clients to the Island House. The views of the wetlands and barrier islands are breathtaking. Late afternoon, the patio is in shade and there was a light breeze, so we sat outside. The service is always top-notch and the seafood is fantastic. They start you off with a warm sweet potato biscuit while you peruse the menu. We all had different seafood platters and everyone loved their dish. Lots of different sides to go along with dinner. When we first sat down, we thought the music was a little loud and mentioned it, and they turned it down right away. The owner came over to our table to check on us; how amazing is that?! Just a perfect, perfect evening.

                                                                                                                                    24. D

                                                                                                                                      Dick

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 5 July 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Always a great experience, we go there often and bring our friends.

                                                                                                                                    25. DC

                                                                                                                                      DutchieC

                                                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 5 July 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      This restaurant was worth our 2 hour drive. Parking can be a challenge. Seating was quick. Service was good. Food was very good however their Crème Brûlée recipe needed some serious improvement. I consider myself a Crème Brûlée connoisseur and what they served was nothing short of a boring lack of flavor vanilla pudding with a caramalized sugar topping. The flavor was boring, boring, boring. I even left 1/4 of it behind and I always finish my desserts unless they are less than up to snuff. Everything else was really good. I do plan on returning and hope the Crème Brûlée recipe improves.

                                                                                                                                    26. BG

                                                                                                                                      BettyG

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 28 June 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      My first time here! Recently moved to the Shore! Will definitely come back for the delicious food and great service!

                                                                                                                                    27. HS

                                                                                                                                      HaroldS

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 28 June 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                      Dinner was very enjoyable. Glad that we were on the early side as it is a very popular place. Best part of our meal was our sunny and competent waitress, Cindy.

                                                                                                                                    28. s

                                                                                                                                      seoe

                                                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 24 June 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                      Although this restaurant is located in a very small town, we found it a worthwhile drive from Cape Charles. My flounder with new potatoes and green beans was delicious. My husband enjoyed his crab cakes. We both thought the sweet potato biscuits were scrumptious!!!!! Our waitress and all of the staff were welcoming and responsive. We sat outside to enjoy the view over the wetlands and water. So relaxing!!

                                                                                                                                    29. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 22 June 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Great fried flounder and crabcakes. View was pretty. Definitely going back

                                                                                                                                    30. J

                                                                                                                                      Julie

                                                                                                                                      Chicago

                                                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 22 June 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Really enjoyed it! Sat on patio, wonderful service and the food was quite good! Very reasonably priced! Highly recommended.

                                                                                                                                    31. JE

                                                                                                                                      JamesElGato

                                                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                                                      7 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 22 June 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                      Beautiful setting and very good food. We had the oysters on half shell, the wedge salad, the garlic clams and the fish and chips. The Clams and oysters were perfect. The steamed garlic clams were outstanding and we recommend them highly. The wedge salad was done with Romaine, so it was a bit bitter, but nicely done. The fish and chips were very good, but I was a little taken aback when asked what we wanted for our two sides. Chips I was guessing should be one...right? My wife ordered one of their specialty drink and our waitress looked at her as if she was from Mars. She had no knowledge of the properties drink menu and it did make my wife feel rather foolish to have to pint it out for her on the menu. The room was beautifully set right on the water. The early lunch crowd was small until a group of about 20 people from a motorcycle riding group came in and conducted a meeting (complete with standing Pledge of Allegiance) in the middle of the dining room. It did seem to me a private area should have been found for them and this did distract from the otherwise very nice lunch we had.

                                                                                                                                    32. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 17 June 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Anniversary

                                                                                                                                    33. SE

                                                                                                                                      SharonE

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 16 June 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall1food1service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                      Worst crab cake ever. All filler. Highly overpriced for what you get.

                                                                                                                                    34. T

                                                                                                                                      Teabowdoe

                                                                                                                                      Raleigh

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 15 June 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                      one order was wrong, and two were slightly over cooked. unsure if the third order was right as well. 2 cooks were out and they were busy, but I was disappointed as the food has been better in the past.

                                                                                                                                    35. T

                                                                                                                                      Trish

                                                                                                                                      Louisville

                                                                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 10 June 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                      Owners of the B&B we stayed at in Cape Charles told us this was their favorite place to eat. We see why. The marsh views are spectacular, there is an outside deck, the service is great and the food is fresh and flavorful. We have never had fresher flounder, or thicker. We loved the option to have our food broiled.

                                                                                                                                    36. KK

                                                                                                                                      KathyK

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 9 June 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Awesome dinner-Crab Imperial was outstanding! Enjoyed the rolls--yummy! A great ending to a busy week! Thank you!

                                                                                                                                    37. W

                                                                                                                                      Whinny4me

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 9 June 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                      Excellent, as always. Fish always excellent. Service excellent, cannot fault this place. Good portions and great value for money.

                                                                                                                                    38. OT

                                                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 9 June 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      We always have awesome experience eating here. The staff are nice and friendly. The food is exceptional!

                                                                                                                                    39. JJ

                                                                                                                                      JulieJ

                                                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 8 June 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                      Took friends who know the shore but had never been to Wachapreague. Said best crab cakes ever!

                                                                                                                                    40. DC

                                                                                                                                      DanC

                                                                                                                                      Richmond

                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                                                      Dined on 8 June 2019

                                                                                                                                      overall2food2service2ambience2

                                                                                                                                      The "platter" with flounder and crabcake were served with very small portion. They were out of the special sauce (which is why I ordered the crabcake) at 5:30 on a Saturday night! They make the sauce onsite? Our table was at an exterior wall with three AC ducts in the wall. It was freezing and very uncomfortable. Small portions, freezing legs, no sauce and pretty steep pricing. Go elsewhere.

                                                                                                                                    FAQs

                                                                                                                                    You can order delivery directly from The Island House Restaurant using the Order Online button. The Island House Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 787-4242.

                                                                                                                                    The Island House Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 210 OpenTable diners.

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                                                                                                                                    Additional information

                                                                                                                                    • Cross Street

                                                                                                                                      Atlantic Ave & Route 180

                                                                                                                                    • Area

                                                                                                                                      Wachapreague

                                                                                                                                    • Hours of Operation

                                                                                                                                      Lunch Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm Sunday 4:00pm- 8:00pm

                                                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                      Seafood, American, Comfort Food

                                                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                                                      Casual Dining

                                                                                                                                    • Dress Code

                                                                                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                    • Parking Details

                                                                                                                                      On Premise

                                                                                                                                    • Payment Options

                                                                                                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                    • Executive Chef

                                                                                                                                      Michael Kane

                                                                                                                                    • Entertainment

                                                                                                                                      Live entertainment on weekends. Give us a call to inquire!

                                                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                                                      Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                                                      (757) 787-4242

                                                                                                                                    • Catering

                                                                                                                                      Let us cater your special off-premise event. The Island House has built a great reputation for excellent food from casual fare to your most formal event. Call (757) 787-4242 and sit down with us to plan your next event!

                                                                                                                                    • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                      This fine dining establishment is situated overlooking the tranquil Wachapreage waterfront. In addition to the view from the dining room, you may also climb the spiral staircase to reach the lookout tower. There you will find a panoramic view of the barrier islands, which is quite spectacular.

                                                                                                                                    • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                      Private Dining Coordinator: (866) 934-3292

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