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Island House Restaurant

17 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague, VA 23480
+1 757-787-4242
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“eastern shore” (58 reviews)
“flounder” (56 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
17 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague, VA 23480
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1 - 10 of 402 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for an early Sunday dinner just before 4pm on our drive south. The dining room was almost empty. We stood there for several minutes (apparently invisible) waiting for the young girl to finish her phone conversation and then, after that, to ask...More

Thank M F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were very much looking forward to this meal. Unfortunately we ordered the calamari and there was a giant hair in the batter. We brought it to the attention of the waiter and he was very apologetic. The owner was on premises and also made...More

Thank 968rhondal
519blakej, Manager at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello, We are glad you had an overall positive experience with us, however, we sincerely apologize for the hair in your food. It seems like you aren't quite satisfied with the compensation and while we totally understand it upsetting you, we would like to know...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Was traveling from Philadelphia to OBX on Father's day weekend and was looking for a place to stop at the halfway point. Decided on the Island House Restaurant and was not disappointed. Very attentive service, a great view and a heck of a meal. The...More

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

Hi Ben! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We truly appreciate it! We are so happy to hear that you and your family were able to enjoy a delicious meal with us! Please be sure to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long drive to Wachapreague and before starting our work at The Fire Station, we look forward to having lunch or dinner at The Island House. We enjoy sitting on the deck when the weather permits. Our server was wonderful. She was very friendly,...More

Thank Tina W
519blakej, Manager at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Tina, thank you for taking the time to write us a review and leave a wonderful 5-star rating! We are so glad you and your coworkers enjoyed your meals! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Onancock for a day trip, and the owner of a local business recommended a short drive to the Island House Restaurant for lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed it! Exquisitely prepared seafood and a beautiful view. We had steamed shrimp, broiled flounder, and the...More

Thank OHTravel2014
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the feedback! We love hearing from our customers and are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience at our restaurant! We hope to see you again if you are ever visiting the area again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While on our vacation in Chincoteague Virginia we like to visit new restaurants. Going a short distance from Chincoteague to Wachapreague Virginia to the Island House Restaurant. Not knowing what to expect we stopped in for lunch. It was great. Soft crab BLT was a...More

Thank Verna S
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for that great review Verna. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything and look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited there twice in two days - once for lunch and once for dinner. The food - salads, wraps, crab cakes, steak dinner - was quite good. Our lunch server (lounge) was very friendly, while our dinner server (restaurant) was good but not quite as...More

Thank SoJerzeeGirl
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thanks for taking the time to review us! We are glad to see that you had positive experiences with both our food and service. Again, we really appreciate the review and hope you’ll stop in again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our 3rd visit to the Island House. Nice atmosphere with walls of windows looking out on the water. 4 star ambiance. I ordered a chicken sandwich special. The grilled chicken breast was a bit tough and dry. It was covered with melted cheese...More

Thank Susan C
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Susan, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the menu items that were served to you. Additionally, because we use only the finest ingredients in our food preparation, we are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was incredible and reasonably priced. The view alone was worth $20. The service was so good I think the staff thought we were undercover restaurant critics- they were that friendly and attentive.

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

Hello, We'd like to thank you for your kind words and assure you that level of service is our norm! We're glad you noticed our care for our food & guests and hope that you'll be back soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were staying in Onancock and had heard good things about the Island House Restaurant, so we decided to try it out. Overall, we were very pleased with everything from food to service. Our waiter, Cole, was very polite, professional and helpful....More

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

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback! We're thrilled you and your husband had such a positive experience while dining with us. We hope to have the opportunity to see you 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
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.
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revchrisesq
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
    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
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 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
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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