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Island House Restaurant

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Sat, 2/23
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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Menu

LIGHT FARE
$14.99
Crab Cake
Our award-winning, signature crab cake. Simply the best!
$12.99
Garlic Clams
A dozen local steamed middleneck clams straight out of Willis Wharf, VA, flavored with garlic butter and fresh herbs
1/2 Lb $12.99
1 Lb $23.99
Steamed Shrimp*
Peel and eat domestic premium shrimp seasoned with Old Bay
1/2 Dozen $8.99
Dozen $15.99
Sewansecott Oysters*
Half-Shell* or Steamed
$11.99
Fried Oysters
A locals favorite! Plump select oysters, shucked and fried to a golden brown. Served with Sriracha po' boy sauce
$7.99
Flounder Fingers
House Autry or tempura fried. Served with Sriracha po'boy sauce
$9.99
Hand Prepared Calamari
Marinated in buttermilk, breaded and served with house aioli
$7.99
Fried Pickles
A favorite of locals and pregnant women alike! Served with Sriracha po' boy sauce
(6) $7.99
(12) $12.99
Hot Wings
Seasoned and tossed in your choice of hot, mild, jerk, garlic parm, Old Bay, or Asian sauce
$11.99
Hot Crab Dip
A creamy crab meat blend seasoned with Old Bay. Served with toasted baguettes
SOUPS & SALADS
Dressings: Wasabi Cucumber, Honey Mustard, Pepper Parmesan, Ranch, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Raspberry Vinaigrette and Blue Cheese
Soup of the Day
Ask about today's offerings in a small or large bowl
$13.99
Asian Shrimp Salad
Mixed greens with white and black sesame seeds, fried wonton strips, kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) and pineapple chile grilled shrimp
$15.99
Cedar Island Salad
Our award-winning, signature crab cake over fresh mixed greens with blended cheeses
$14.99
Southwest Chicken Salad
Fresh greens topped with roasted corn, black beans, tomatoes, shredded cheese, chipotle grilled chicken and wonton strips
$7.99
Caesar Salad
Torn romaine crowns with shredded parmesan cheese topped with our house croutons. Served with Caesar dressing
$8.49
Island "House" Salad*
A medley of fresh romaine and spring mix tossed with seasonal vegetables and topped with blended cheeses - a meal by itself!
$3.99
Side Salad*
Fresh greens and crisp vegetables with your choice of dressing
SALAD ENTREE OPTIONS
Add a succulent entree to your salad of choice
$3.99
Grilled or Blackened Chicken
Market Price
Today's Fresh Catch
$6.99
Grilled or Chilled Steamed Shrimp
$5.99
Fried Oysters
$5.99
Smoked Salmon
SANDWICHES
Served with your choice of french fries, sweet potato wedges, cole slaw, or apple sauce. Enjoy onion rings for - $1.49
$12.99
Fried Oyster
Succulent fried oysters topped with lettuce, tomato, and onion, on a fresh kaiser roll
$15.99
Crab Cake
Our award-winning signature crab cake, fried or broiled, topped with lettuce, tomato and onion, on a fresh kaiser roll
$13.99
Flounder
Fried flounder fillet topped with lettuce, tomato and onion, on a fresh kaiser roll
$8.99
Clam Fritters
Two of Ms. Shirley's pan-fried homemade clam fritters between a ciabatta roll and fresh lettuce, tomato and onion
$14.99
Chicken Wachapreague
An 8 oz. grilled chicken breast marinated in teriyaki and topped with melted provolone cheese, applewood smoked bacon and fresh lump crab meat
$6.99
Chicken Salad
Our homemade all-white meat chicken salad piled high and topped with lettuce, tomato and onion, on a fresh kaiser roll
BURGERS
Served with your choice of french fries, sweet potato wedges, cole slaw or apple sauce. Enjoy onion rings for - $1.49
$10.99
Italian House Cheeseburger*
Mouthwatering burger topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, and your choice of cheddar, provolone or American
$14.99
Burton's Bay Backfin Burger*
A burger grilled to perfection and topped with applewood smoked bacon, fresh backfin crabmeat, melted cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion
WRAPS
Served with your choice of french fries, sweet potato wedges, cole slaw or apple sauce. Enjoy onion rings for - $1.49
Grilled or Blackened Chicken $10.99
Fried Oysters $13.99
Smoked Salmon $12.99
Flounder $13.99
Grilled or Chilled Steamed Shrimp $12.99
Caesar Wrap
Start with a fresh medley of Caesar salad greens, shredded parmesan cheese and choice of protein
$9.99
Southern Fried Chicken
A hearty portion of fried chicken tenders, blended cheeses, lettuce, tomato and our secret sauce
TACOS
Served with chips and salsa. Sour cream - $0.50
$9.99
Fish Tacos
2 fish tacos served blackened or fried on flour tortillas and topped with fresh shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, shredded cheddar jack cheese and sriracha po' boy sauce
$12.99
Grilled Shrimp Tacos
2 tacos, each served with three domestic premium shrimp and topped with fresh shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, and shredded cheddar jack cheese
PLATTERS
Served with french fries and cole slaw. Enjoy onion rings for - $1.49
$14.99
Fried Shrimp
Plump and juicy shrimp fried to a delicious golden brown
$13.99
Fish 'n Chips
2 pub battered fillets of cod fried to a golden brown and served with malt vinegar and tartar sauce
$14.99
Tempura Shrimp
Beautiful, premium, domestic Gulf shrimp dipped in a light tempura batter and fried golden brown served with creamy horseradish sauce
Single $16.99
Double $26.99
Island House Crab Cake
Our award-winning, signature crab cake (broiled or fried) with tartar sauce
$9.99
Clam Fritters
Four of Ms. Shirley's pan-fried homemade clam fritters. An Eastern Shore favorite
$13.99
Steamed Shrimp
A half pound of juicy domestic premium steamed shrimp served with butter and cocktail sauce
$16.99
Flounder
Wachapreague is the Flounder Capital of the World, so you'll love this one! Served fried or broiled
$9.99
Clam Strip
Breaded clams fried golden brown
$15.99
Fried Oysters
Plump and golden fried oysters served with cocktail sauce
$19.99
Eastern Shore
Award-winning signature crab cake paired with piping hot, juicy fried oysters
SWEET TREATS
Daily Specials - Ask for our other sweet tooth options!
Famous Chocolate Bread Pudding
With Crown Royal creme anglaise
Island Creamery Ice Cream
You love it, we've got it! Ask for today's selection!
Creme Brulee
Yes, it's awesome!
Becca's Smith Island Cake
Cheesecake Factory Thrilla Vanilla Cheesecake
Daily Specials
Ask for other sweet tooth options!
BEVERAGES
Coffee, tea and soda - refills are on us!
$1.99
Coffee
High Test or Decaffeinated
$1.99
Iced Tea
Fresh Brewed! Sweet and Unsweet
$1.99
Soda & Juice
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew, Pink Lemonade, Raspberry Tea, Bottled Water, Perrier, Peach No Calorie Green Tea
Microbrews and Draft Beers
Ask what's being served today
About
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. We will be closed starting January 1st until January 27th. We will reopen on January 28th at 11 am.
PRICE RANGE
$6 - $25
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
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, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I met a friend for dinner, I had the lemon caper chicken, green beans and potatoes. Everything was exceptional and the service was outstanding, prices reasonable. I will definitely be back and tell all my friends!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Moschy2
Reviewed 1 week ago

While on vacation saw the sign on Rt 13 and decided to go try this restaurant and so so happy we did. It was a beautiful sunny day in February and to sit by the window with the amazing water views and then the great...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kelso2011
519blakej, Manager at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for the excellent review! We are happy to have been a part of your vacation and glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed December 29, 2018

Excellent fresh food, great service, nice bar and service there! Love the specials...Will be returning in the spring! Highly recomnend.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jody H
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2019

Thanks Jody for the five-star review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us :) We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed December 2, 2018

Located in the small fishing town of Wachapreague near the lower tip of the DelMarva peninsula the Island House Restaurant provide very good local seafood and shellfish cuisine in a modest but enjoyable setting. Service is friendly if a bit slow. Modet wine list. Worth...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 664lrd
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded December 6, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! Sorry to read that your service was a bit on the slow side, but we're certainly pleased you were able to get a taste of our commitment to quality. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 22, 2018

A wonderful country ham and Turkey dinner with tasty sides and deserts . Staff was pleasant and efficient . Families , couples , groups and singles ...everyone fit in .

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Workrelease
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit and felt at home with us! Guest satisfaction is our top priority and we're thrilled to know we delivered during your visit. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed November 11, 2018

Have attend Oyster roasts 1,3,5 & 7 and seven is the best yet. This event went off like a well made Swiss watch. Hundreds of volunteers poured their hearts out to insure all had an event to remember. I visited the raw bar, the roasted...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Timothy H
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Hey Timothy! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the roast. You are correct that it "takes a village" to pull an event like that off. We couldn't do it without them! We hope to see you again soon, and look forward to reminiscing about the...More

Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Have heard good things about the Island House so I was glad to have the chance to see what the talk was all about. It’s a good sized restaurant with a nautical theme. It is adjacent to the marina. We were seated at a nicer...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mrfiz
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Thanks for visiting! We're glad that you enjoyed your meals but are slightly disappointed that you felt we didn't quite live up to our reputation. We hope you give us another chance to impress you in the future!

Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

It was too cool to sit outdoors but we had a beautiful view of the water. The clam fritters were a first for me and delicious. I tasted a friend's chocolate bread pudding and it was DIVINE! All seven of us had meals we enjoyed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pms3541
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you for that excellent review. Great menu choices, we love the clam fritters and chocolate bread pudding as well! Glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us and we hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed October 25, 2018

Went to this restaurant for a beer. It's nice has a Great view from the restaurant over the water. Didn't eat here but the menu looked good. The server at the bar Anna was very helpful and friendly. Enjoyed my visit and next time I...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Thomas M
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2018

Thanks for the feedback, Thomas! We're happy to know that you enjoyed your visit with us, and we hope we see you again soon!

Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

Have seen the signs for years but finally went there. Can't beat the location on the water- boats, birds and good people. Food good and service just right. Appreciated they put my football game on too. Go Hawkeyes!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Karen M
519blakej, Owner at Island House Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2018

We are happy you finally decided to stop by and were able to enjoy the game with us! We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again soon!

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Suzanne M
October 25, 2016|
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Response from 519blakej | Property representative |
Our dinner service starts at 4pm. We look forward to seeing you!
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Nana195362
March 9, 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.
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revchrisesq
July 7, 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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