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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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11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
17 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague, VA 23480
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Reviewed 6 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here at the advice of our hotel and we were glad we did. The food was great, the view was beautiful and our service was wonderful. Rachel was attentive and pleasant. She made our visit great. I strongly recommend making the drive!

Thank Kathleen G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is clearly the place to go in within a 30 mile or so radius. As others have said it's worth the drive. Great local seafood, generous portions, and excellent service. Their crab cakes were excellent. I've had better oysters on the eastern shore...More

Thank TNorla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate two evenings in a row. Food was good, service was great. If you're ever close, its worth the effort to get there.

Thank georgemN6750LP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Local Crabcakes, Shrimp, Flounder, prepared well. Friendly server. We had a window table, overlooking the small marina and the Sound. Overall nice evening.

Thank Ed H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews for The Island House we decided to make the 40 mile drive up from Sunset Beach Resort. The trip was well worth it! We were seated @ at window table on arrival and our waiter Richard promptly took our drink orders...More

Thank chamblyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely table overlooking the water. Our waitress was fabulous, we couldn't decide between two wines, so she brought us tasters to help us decide. She also helped us decide what to order, and the food was fabulous. We had a special, tortalini...More

Thank cwild
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Suzanne M
26 October 2016|
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Response from Blake J | Property representative |
Our dinner service starts at 4pm. We look forward to seeing you!
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.
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
  • 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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
  • 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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