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Island House Restaurant

17 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague, VA 23480
+1 757-787-4242
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“eastern shore” (61 reviews)
“flounder” (55 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
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Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
17 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague, VA 23480
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Have attend Oyster roasts 1,3,5 & 7 and seven is the best yet. This event went off like a well made Swiss watch. Hundreds of volunteers poured their hearts out to insure all had an event to remember. I visited the raw bar, the roasted...More

Thank Timothy H
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hey Timothy! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the roast. You are correct that it "takes a village" to pull an event like that off. We couldn't do it without them! We hope to see you again soon, and look forward to reminiscing about the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have heard good things about the Island House so I was glad to have the chance to see what the talk was all about. It’s a good sized restaurant with a nautical theme. It is adjacent to the marina. We were seated at a nicer...More

Thank Mrfiz
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for visiting! We're glad that you enjoyed your meals but are slightly disappointed that you felt we didn't quite live up to our reputation. We hope you give us another chance to impress you in the future!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was too cool to sit outdoors but we had a beautiful view of the water. The clam fritters were a first for me and delicious. I tasted a friend's chocolate bread pudding and it was DIVINE! All seven of us had meals we enjoyed...More

Thank Voyager64407225653
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for that excellent review. Great menu choices, we love the clam fritters and chocolate bread pudding as well! Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant for a beer. It's nice has a Great view from the restaurant over the water. Didn't eat here but the menu looked good. The server at the bar Anna was very helpful and friendly. Enjoyed my visit and next time I...More

Thank Thomas M
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback, Thomas! We're happy to know that you enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope we see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have seen the signs for years but finally went there. Can't beat the location on the water- boats, birds and good people. Food good and service just right. Appreciated they put my football game on too. Go Hawkeyes!

Thank Karen M
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are happy you finally decided to stop by and were able to enjoy the game with us! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Staci was our server and was very friendly. The food is also good and had gotten a bit more upscale and the beer was cold. The view is a big plus here!

Thank steve s
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thanks for your feedback, Steve! It means a lot to us to know how much you enjoyed dining with us. We hope to have the opportunity to see you again soon!

Reviewed 9 September 2018

Excellent food and marvelous service. Crab cake loaded with crab, large and tasty. Marvelous clam strips really good onion rings and french fries. Excellent cole slaw. Even have to compliment the iced tea.

Thank murfcom
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

It is so great to hear that you had an all-around great experience!

Reviewed 5 September 2018

Last Sunday, a friend and I had lunch at Island House and the crabcake with freshly prepared haricots verts (thin green beans) and onion rings was so delicious I asked my other friend who wanted to have lunch today to go there, where I had...More

Thank Linderlouwho
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Hi there, Your review makes us so happy! Thank you for taking the time to rate us! We’ll be sure to pass along the positive feedback to our team here at the restaurant!

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

We made reservations online and it was easy. Easy to find. The crab dip was amazing. Surf and turf was great as well. They provide sweet potato biscuits for the table and they were absolutely delicious!!

Thank Gina T
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed everything we had to offer, Gina! We take great pride in our food & service and it looks like it showed during your visit. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Impromptu dinner stop on our way back from Maryland and so glad we stopped there! Service was great and food came out fast. Crab cakes were amazing. Soft shell crabs even more delicious. Even the green beans on the side were fresh and cooked perfectly....More

Thank TravelMomRvA
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hi There, We appreciate this review so much! Thank you for taking the time to visit us and leave it! We are happy that we were able to wow you during you visit with us! We can't wait for you to visit us again soon!

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Suzanne M
26 October 2016|
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Response from 519blakej | Property representative |
Our dinner service starts at 4pm. We look forward to seeing you!
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Nana195362
9 March 2016|
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Response from Big-Deeee | Reviewed this property |
My recollection is that Easter is about as busy as Mothers Day for them, so to be sure, they will be open.
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revchrisesq
7 July 2015|
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Response from lexuslady1 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't see any dogs the night we had dinner there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague, VA 23480
    (Atlantic Ave & Route 180)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Wachapreague
  • Phone Number: +1 757-787-4242
  • E-mail
Description
The Island House Restaurant and Marina is a great waterfront restaurant with a BEAUTIFUL view of The Eastern Shore's marsh and Barrier Islands. Come for our award-winning crab cakes and fresh flounder while sipping some of the best local Eastern Shore wines available. We are very proud to partner with Chatham Vineyards as our signature local wine.
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