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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
8:00 PM
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The Island House Restaurant

4.8
120 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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  • Scenic View
  • Worth the Drive
  • Cozy
The Island House Restaurant overlooks the seaside waterfront of Virginia's Eastern Shore. Enjoy one of America's most beautiful wildlife estuaries while sipping local wines, fresh local seafood, steaks and burgers in the quaint seaside village of Wachapreague. If you've never ventured off of Hwy 13, you don't want to miss it!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Lunch

Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

Dinner

Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(757) 787-4242
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Kane
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Catering
Let us cater your special off-premise event. The Island House has built a great reputation for excellent food from casual fare to your most formal event. Call (757) 787-4242 and sit down with us to plan your next event!
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Atlantic Ave & Route 180
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On Premise
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Entertainment
Live entertainment on weekends. Give us a call to inquire!
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Special events & promotions
Ask about our annual Oyster Roast in November benefiting The Navy Seal Foundation!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 120 People Are Saying
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4.8  based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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vipOxideZoZo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

If fresh delicious seafood is what you’re after, this is the place. Everything we had, crab cakes and fried oysters with great side dishes, and the chocolate bread pudding, was great.

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ClymJ (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service and meal with a lot of food for the cost!!!👍👍👍👍👍

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TomW (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The Valentines Day specials were excellent as was the service.

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AnnO (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was delicious. Atmosphere was pleasant. Service was great. Consistently a 5 star rating.

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ChadC (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It was everything the locals said it would be. Great seafood. Great service. Would definitely recommend (and I'm kind of picky. ..lol).

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DougW (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything was excellent. That's why we come here. Looking forward to next time!

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We had New Years's Eve dinner here and it Met and exceeded my expectations in every way!

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amy1 (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

We went as a group of 6 for a work Christmas luncheon. Very clean with a beautiful view of the water and docks. Our waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was delicious with generous portions. We had a very nice lunch and would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on November 26, 2017

Not up to previous standards.
The Bloody Mary was sour and the clams too tough to chew. Should not have had to ask for water and dessert, leaving us with the impression that we were being rushed. After this experience, we will think twice before making the hour drive to the island house restaurant.

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RobynP (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on October 14, 2017

We loved the food -from the oysters on the half shell to the VA white wine to the soft shell crabs and broiled dinner. Laura’s service was attentive but Sirius XM radio was blaring and that really about runined the ambience.

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OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

Best broiled 🦀 crabcakes I have had in a very long time.

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OpenTable Diner (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2017

Great lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on the Eastern Shore !! Ya gotta love the Island House !!

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Okie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 16, 2017

First I have been at the Island House. WOW - excellent and absolutely the best food I have had in a long time. Coming back in a few weeks to bring my husband.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on September 4, 2017

Overall disappointing. Food and service not up to par. Felt rushed and never got an option for dessert. View however was spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 3, 2017

We ate here on the recommendation of our hotel. It was well worth the extra miles. Our server, Rachel, was attentive and pleasant. She made our night! The food and view were great too.

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