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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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Ferrum, Virginia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We sat in the lounge so we could get a table at a window. The view is great. I had the flounder sandwich - is was great - fresh and tasty. My wife had the flounder tacos. It too was great.

Thank billf372
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu had dishes that seemed to off by a just a bit. When I asked what the Catch of the Day was the response was "Drum". I had never heard of Drum Fish and the thicker than Flounder description didn't make me want to try. I played it safe and ordered the shrimp tempura and wife ordered the Shrimp... More 

Thank Alfred R
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery. Had the broiled flounder and drum fish bites with the po'boy sauce. Amazing fresh seafood. Ambience is awesome. The docks and boats around it just add to the feel of being on the ocean. Very friendly staff told us how to go up on the Crow's nest as well as some of the history including the meteorite how... More 

Thank dantheucman
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So, we have a summer place up the road in Accomac and have been coming here for years. The Island House has had it's up and downs over that time but it is under new management (about 4 years now I think) and the new owner brought-in a 5 star chef and refurbished the whole place including the marina outside.... More 

Thank David L
North Carolina
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88 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Picked this place based on recommendation and brochure from visitor's center just off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel. It's about an hour from there and a five miles off the road from Hwy. 16 in Keller. I got a little uneasy when the hostess made a comment about just finding out about someone not making it in to work. I guess... More 

Thank Lee S
Belmont, California
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Since Virginia is for lovers and if you are an oyster lover, head on across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel and up the Eastern Shore to The Island House Restaurant on the waterfront in Wachapreague. That's what we did, passing along the way a whole town named Oyster (Well, whole town might be an exaggeration for what's really a... More 

Thank JnK M M
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Easy to book on line, excellent service by Trevor, who was very professional, friendly and knowledgeable about the specials on offer. Quick service of drinks.. delicious warm sweet potato rolls arrived immediately. Oysters were fabulous. Deep fried pickles, salmon, duck etc all very good, well cooked and hot. The owner, Blake stopped by our table. Great evening . Well recommended... More 

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Westchester County, New York
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Our family of four went for a Saturday lunch and our waiter Richard gave us the menu and left. We ordered form the menu. As we were waiting, we overheard the waitress at the next table giving a detailed explanation of the specials of the day and that garlic string beans being the special side of the day. I normally... More 

Thank 00Marie00
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

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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279 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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 

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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
USD 6 - USD 25
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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?