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“Best crab bisque”

Island House Restaurant
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: View
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Atlantic Ave & Route 180
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.
Reviewed 24 May 2015

The food was wonderful, server very friendly..Wish I could eat their Crab Bisque everyday..It's the best..

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Reviewed 24 May 2015

I go to the Eastern Shore several times a year, and I always make it a point to have a meal at the Island House Restaurant. It's a little off the beaten path - you have to turn off of Route 13 and drive about 4 miles to find it, but it's a hidden gem. The view is lovely, you can look out over the water as you dine, and if it's nice they have outside seating. Everything I've had there has been delicious. The seafood is fresh and well prepared, and they have the best cole slaw I've ever tasted. I always get that as a side. The service is friendly and courteous and the atmosphere is relaxed and pleasant. Highly recommended!

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Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 18 May 2015

We love the Eastern Shore of Virginia and the Island House Restaurant is awesome. It is on the ocean side of the Shore with a beautiful dock with fishing boats. Such a pretty setting. I ordered the oysters parramore and my husband had a piece of fish and a crabcake. We shared a delicious bottle of local wine, Vinters Blend from Chatham Vineyards. Service was friendly and the whole vibe is relaxed.

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Thank ComeHeres
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Reviewed 15 May 2015

The location is on the water with gorgeous views. We had raw oysters on the half shell, fresh asparagus, broiled rockfish, crab bisque. All absolutely fresh, presented and cooked perfectly. Service was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about the food.

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Thank penobscotfarmer1
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Reviewed 12 May 2015

We stopped at the Island House restaurant on our way home from Myrtle Beach. We thought it was a no brainer after hearing & reading good reviews. However, it was a big disappointment to us. First the crab cakes were mediocre & there was no seasoning in them. They tasted almost like the bun they were served on.The coleslaw did not taste good, so I sent it back. I exchanged it for sweet potatoes fries they were o.k.The mahi mahi fish tacos were dry & overcooked. The only positive comment on the food here would be on the sweet potato biscuits, they were awesome. Our server was attentive until the meal was served & then a bit more difficult to find even though it was not busy. Also due to the table seated behind us men they were loud & never stopped talking it was hard to relax.& enjoy the view!

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Thank Moderngirl58
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Blake J, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2015

Hello Litigator2,

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed components of your meal while you were here with us, specifically the Sweet Potato Biscuits! However, we are disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy the other food you had. We strive to provide ALL customers with high quality, fresh food. Thank you for your feedback. We will certainly look into the issues you spoke to and make any improvements necessary to ensure a great dining experience. We train all our staff to be friendly and efficient and we are dismayed that you did not receive such service throughout your visit. We apologize for your experience and hope you will come back again so we can give you the five star experience you deserve!

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