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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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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17 Atlantic Avenue, Wachapreague, VA 23480
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While traveling on the Eastern shore I stumbled upon this great place. Fried Oyster was just what the doctor ordered on this long trip from SC to PA.

Thank F T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch at the Island House Restaurant on our way from Newport News, VA to the Cape May - Lewes Ferry. Although we have traveled this route hundreds of times, this was our first planned side-trip for lunch. It was well worth it!...More

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful and authentic American restaurant. Please order the Seafood. You will be so happy you saw this place. The light in Virginia is mysterious and Airy. Authentic and poetic

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the Island House on our way home from Virginia Beach. We had seen the signs for the restaurant on the way down, so we thought we'd check the place out and we are so glad we did. The view overlooking the marshes...More

Thank SouthJerseySojourners
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here for dinner with my wife and thoroughly enjoyed their sweet potato biscuits! Be sure to ask the service about the spiral staircase which takes you to a lookout with panoramic views of the ocean. The food was fresh and well done.

Thank levh01
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a drive on the Eastern Shore Memorial day to get some good seafood. We looked ahead of time and the Island House looked promising and we were rewarded with an excellent lunch. I had the stuffed flounder and my wife had the crab...More

Thank Karl M
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We are staying in Chincoteague and the weather was lousy so we looked for someplace to go for.lunch and found this restaurant. Glad we did. We had the crab chowder and the crab cake and oyster combo. Every was excellent. When we come back in...More

Thank jimbojr72
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Dined there last night while staying overnight at a nearby hotel for a wedding party. The staff and view were awesome. The food was delicious. We started off with some fried pickles, YUM! We tried their signature oysters "oysters Paramour" outstanding!!! We also tried broiled...More

Thank vicannap
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

On our way to Williamsburgs from New Jersey we found this restaurant. It was excellent. The crab cakes were delicious, cold slaw was also very good. The waitress Christine was very friendly and a very good waitress refill our drinks without waiting to be asked....More

1  Thank Carol M
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We took my mother here for a special Mother's Day weekend meal and it was perfect. The seafood is sublime and their sides are fresh. The sweet potato wedges are yummy and their cole slaw is different from any we've tried before - very light...More

Thank nancyncharlie
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Suzanne M
What time do you start dinner seating?
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!
will you be open for Easter Dinner?
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.
Sorry, don't remember. It was the 5 pm on Sat, June 27th.
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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