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Island House Restaurant

17 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague, VA 23480
+1 757-787-4242
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“eastern shore” (54 reviews)
“flounder” (52 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
17 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague, VA 23480
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here from Cape Charles to try something different from our usual go to spot, The Shanty! 35 miles for less then mediocre food and terrible service. We sat outside and they didn’t even turn on a light until it was very dark and even...More

Thank booblinns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So Island House is about 5 miles down a side road from Rt 13 just below the Maryland State Line. Make the trip--it is that good. The crab soup, Oysters Rockefeller and fish (cod) and chips are all superb. The chocolate bread pudding will feed...More

Thank TXDavid937
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here while staying overnight in the area on our way to The Outerbanks. There were 8 people in our party and we were all pleased with our meals. Everyone had the chowder and our variety of meals were good. We chose to sit...More

Thank 185marianne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to Island House maybe once a month. The fried oysters were very good but the other meal the lemon caper chicken was very poor. The chicken was dry and not pounded. We were in a hurry so it was not returned.

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in on a Friday night in September. Not busy like the summer time so no problem getting a table. Service was adequate and the crab cakes great. Beautiful view. It appears they cater to large parties since all the table were set up that...More

Thank A J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

this was our first time at island house. everything was delicious and our server, Darien, was efficient and friendly. we'll definitely be back the next time we're in the area.

Thank dp2g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here on a trip to Eastern shore. We have only eaten here once, so I dont have any other visits to compare it too like the last reviewer. The place was clean. We were seated promptly by the window. Our drink orders were...More

Thank Sean R
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We have been here many times and it saddens me to write about our most recent experience. We decided on the Monday of Labor Day weekend to make the drive from Cape Charles to Wachapreague for dinner. I called ahead and told to just come,...More

Thank gross306
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the meals there. Flounder appetizer and steak was delicious. Nice scenic view on water. Good beer selection.

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 11 September 2017

We stopped in Wachapeague for dinner and we were happy that we made it our choice. We loved the Island House Restaurant, the food was great and the view was relaxing, so what more can you ask for. I tried the Hamburg, and I can...More

Thank jerseyj0e
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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!
10 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.
8 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
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, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
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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