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Island House Restaurant

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17 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague, VA 23480 (Atlantic Ave & Route 180)
+1 757-787-4242
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Manteo, North Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Once again while traveling the Virginia eastern shore we timed our trip for lunch at the Island House in Wachapreague. I had fried flounder which is always delicious, even though this time is was not cooked quite as well done as I like. My wife had fried oysters and I ate a couple of them and they were as good... More 

Thank James C
Buxton, North Carolina
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was a lovely building with a cute gift shop. My date had the fried platter and I had the crab cakes. We were seated by the window overlooking the water. The waiter was pleasant, the atmosphere was good and the food was perfect. A delightful seafood dinner that was the perfect end to the day!

Thank Kristen P
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great seafood restaurant, right on the water, with delicious food and friendly, helpful staff. We had the puppy drum. None of us had ever heard of the fish drum before but our server highly recommended it and it was fantastic. Mild white fish served in a nice sized filet. We all got it grilled and it was... More 

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Glenolden, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The waitress, Carol, was informative and friendly. The food options were plentiful and had us wishing we could eat more food. Everything we ordered was delicious.

Thank Francynew3
Baltimore, Maryland
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108 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Amazing view and great meal! Crabcakes were some of the best I've had. Staff is very friendly. Have not had a bad experience and nothing to complain about!

Thank SalErgrapes
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Three of us for lunch. Good service with a smile. Crab cakes were delicious. We sat by the window with stunning views over the seaside marshlands. No loud music. On our departure we met the owner, an ex Navy Seal who told us all about an upcoming charity evening for the Wounded Warrier Project which was sold out,

Thank Caroline D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Delicious crab cakes at a window seat, sunshine, creeks and marshes. Good service, very enjoyable. Clean and courteous service. A wonderful location which helps the Wounded Warrier charity.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed crabcakes, oysters, flounder, shrimp, coleslaw, roasted red potatoes, sweet potato wedges, and sweet potato biscuits. All were prepared nicely and tasted great. It was dark when we arrived so we couldn't enjoy much of the view but got to sit right at the window and see a few boats and use our imagination!

Thank Allyson R
Wilmington, North Carolina
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We just decided to check out this little town en route to another destination, and realized we were hungry. It was lunchtime. Saw this restaurant, on the water. All tables have a good view, and you can eat inside or outdoors. The food was excellent. I will definitely recommend it to folks going to that area, and I would not... More 

Thank Judie F
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

In from out of town camping near by at Cherrystone. It took us about 20/30 minutes to get there. Cute small town area. Crab Cake was not the best, seemed like a lot of filling. Crab dip was good but not great. Sweet Potato biscuit were delicious &a sweet potato fries were yummy! Beautiful view of the barrier islands and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?