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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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I go to the Island House frequently. It is one of our favorite restaurants on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. We always enjoy our visits. The view is incredible looking out over the marshes and the marina. The service is excellent and the staff are friendly. This trip I had a crab cake and fried shrimp. I am sorry to... More 

Thank glen a
Norfolk, Virginia
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270 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a most enjoyable experience visiting this establishment on the Eastern Shore. Whilst it is 5 miles off Route 13, it is definitely worth the drive. There is great signage directing you there. I had their Caesar Salad wrap with grilled chicken...the chicken was hot and moist and perfect when paired with the romaine lettuce and dressing. My friend had... More 

Thank JimCarroll3
Hampton, Virginia
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Searched for a restaurant while headed for Delaware and this came up. Five miles off the main highway and at the end of Main St was this delightful restaurant on the water. Fish & chips coated with nice batter (not ladened with Old Bay Seasoning), hand cut French fries and big serving of coleslaw... mmm good! Crabcake with just enough... More 

Thank Diane H
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

traveling thru the area.... found the Island House Restaurant thru Trip Advisor.... great local place with great food... our favorite was the chocolate bread putting...

Thank MSExplorers
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Great menu. The view is worth the price of admission. Oysters oysters and more oyster paramour. Delicious. Server provided great service. Richard is his name. He k owns his job quite well. New owner has upped the food standard and we all love his food.

Thank Tim H
North East, Maryland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We two out-of-towners joined a local group of friends. The atmosphere and view of the water is very enjoyable. The lunch sandwiches were very good. I ordered a cup of clam chowder soup. Very thick. Not especially to my liking.

Thank Betty C
Manteo, North Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

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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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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.

1 Thank Francynew3

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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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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?