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.
Great service and meal with a lot of food for the cost!!!👍👍👍👍👍
The Valentines Day specials were excellent as was the service.
Food was delicious. Atmosphere was pleasant. Service was great. Consistently a 5 star rating.
It was everything the locals said it would be. Great seafood. Great service. Would definitely recommend (and I'm kind of picky. ..lol).
Everything was excellent. That's why we come here. Looking forward to next time!
We had New Years's Eve dinner here and it Met and exceeded my expectations in every way!
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!
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.
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.
Best broiled 🦀 crabcakes I have had in a very long time.
Great lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon on the Eastern Shore !! Ya gotta love the Island House !!
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.
Overall disappointing. Food and service not up to par. Felt rushed and never got an option for dessert. View however was spectacular.
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.
Took my mom and family to celebrate her birthday. Wonderful seating, service and great food. Staff sang happy birthday and treated her with cheese cake. Truly made her feel special. Food was outstanding.
Aunt Agnes's birthday 👩👧👧 with family. They truly were most helpful assisting with her in her wheelchair. They made her feel special on her birthday. Great seat overlooking the water, great service and great food. Thanks Island House!
Food was good, service great. Will return when I'm in the area, maybe even make a special trip. If you're ever on the Eastern shore of VA, you owe it to yourself to eat there.
Great view! Great bar! Great service! Great food! Great place!
The crab bisque is fantastic!! The food is usually good but the view is always spectacular! Reservations recommended
Although we really wanted to sit outside on the deck, it was a bit windy, so we opted to stay inside and were seated at a nice corner table by the window. Service was quick---we did not have to wait long at all. The waitress was attentive and friendly; the food was good---my wife really enjoyed the rib-eye steak and my crab cake & fish was tasty. We enjoyed a couple of drinks---they have an adequate beer and wine selection. It was a very pleasant evening out in a nice casual environment with great views; we enjoyed it and will return!
The Island house is always reliable. The food and service is just right. Tonight our server Ava was attentive without being annoying. The restaurant is always what you expect but tonight it went above and beyond, the view of high tide over the tidal grasses and then as the darkness set in the moon light shimmering over the water just added to a great evening.
The Island House is the perfect place to celebrate husband's birthday with friends! The food was delicious, the swordfish was fresh, the shrimp carbonara was rich but yummy. The service was excellent! This place does not disappoint!
We dropped off our son at Camp Silver Beach and swung by The Island House for drinks and apps. What a fantastic view and great breeze on the deck. Highly recommend the Oysters Rockefeller and Oysters Parramore. Very relaxing and scenic.
My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful meal on 7/15 at the Island House. Not only were our meals fantastic but the scenery and service perfect. We will definitely return and look forward to sharing the experience with friends and family.
We were headed from North Carolina to Pennsylvania and needed a break from driving. We couldn't have picked a better spot. We had a very leisurely late lunch watching the boats go by. Food was delicious - I particularly liked the crab cakes and my husband had an Asian salad with shrimp that were delicious. We also tried the fried oysters which we loved. Our waiter couldn't have done a better job. It was a great experience and we will definitely return.
Beautiful setting,great food artfully prepared. Everything is fresh. Big bar, plenty of tables. Check out the jewelry on display
Our 2nd. trip there and NOT our last. Well worth the drive down from Delaware. We love the area and we love the food. Some of the best crab cakes I've ever had. The wife enjoyed her fish, the desserts were also great. We will make the trip down again very soon.
Waited for hostess to acknowledge us, assisting two large parties that had no reservations before us. I had stated on Open Table that it was for a birthday, this was never mentioned, in fact, we were never asked if we wanted any dessert. Waitress just brought the bill. I was very disappointed in that the birthday was never addressed.
This was our first visit and we'll definitely be back.....great views, atmosphere, service, and creative seafood-focused cuisine. Highly-recommended as our best meal during a visit to Virginia's Eastern Shore.
We had a 6 PM reservation and was disappointed that there were items they were out of for the day, but it was Father's Day so they probably were busier than usual.
Food was very good, our server was very friendly and attentive and the view was outstanding
Quaint out of the way restaurant with spectacular views of the waterway and barrier islands. As one would guess, known for its seafood. I enjoyed their broiled crab cake and fried oyster dinner. Crab cake not loaded with fillers mostly all meat and the oysters were not greasy fried just right . My wife had scallops. Very fresh and cooked to perfection. In all from the sweet potato muffins thru the salad and entrees it's what you would expect from a coastal sea food restaurant.
I have to say that Saturday's meal was the best I have had at the Island House and our waitress
Was so friendly and attentive to our needs! A perfect night to share with visiting friends!
The seafood at Island House is fantastic - perfectly prepared and generous portions. Their sides are also fresh made and delicious and dessert...the Smith Island cake was incredible. You definitely get your money's worth at this restaurant and will not leave hungry. Service is attentive and friendly. The view out of the wall of windows over the water is gorgeous. This is my favorite restaurant anywhere and we always make the trip to eat there when we're on the Eastern Shore.
I would have given 5 stars but found it odd that a seafood restaurant was out of cod for the fish and chips AND out of salmon. The crab bisque and chocolate bread pudding were outstanding! (And I am a foodie). Everyone's food was excellent. Will go back next time we are in the area
Food was excellent except for not having a good variety of gluten free options. I have been in some restaurants (two that I can think of) that can prepare most items on their menus gluten free.
I thought the prices to be a bit steep but because of the location plus not a lot of restaurants in the area, they can afford to charge whatever they want.
Wife and I come to the Eastern Shore once a year for an organization's directors meeting, and tried the Island House last year on internet recommendation. We enjoyed our experience so much, that, this year, we came back two days ago. The restaurant had some specials at the bar for Cinco de Mayo, and we took advantage of some very good margaritas. For dinner, we had a table by the front window , looking out toward the ocean. Even on a rainy day, a great view. My wife had shrimp, scallops, and crabmeat with provolone on top, broiled. I had their signature crab cake, and a nice portion of flounder, both broiled. We were both very satisfied with our choices. The sweet potato biscuits and sides were very good. The only reason I gave a moderate on noise, a diner at the next table took a call and was very loud in his conversation. It was not the Island House's place to fix stupid:) It was a platonic meal!
Fabulous meal with family in a wonderful restraint on the Shore!
My husband and I drove up to the Eastern Shore from Virginia Beach. It was definitely worth the drive!! The food was very good - I had the crab cakes and my husband had the blackened scallops. The server was attentive and friendly. The restaurant is located right on the water with a beautiful view. I would HIGHLY recommend visiting the Island House!