On their way to Chincoteague Island on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, my mom and stepdad decided to stop in Wachapreague for lunch. Wachapreague is a quaint waterfront town with barely 200 residents, known for it’s flounder fishing and boasting a very good waterfront seafood restaurant, The Island House Restaurant and Marina.
They offer casual dining inside as well as dining outside on a deck overlooking the water. My parents were traveling with their dog, Ollie, so they needed to find a restaurant that would allow animals. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They directed them to the outside deck and brought Ollie a large bowl of water. He made several friends as they passed by to pet.
Joshua and Kristen, their servers, were very attentive and explained the fresh items from the menu. They settled on the flounder sandwich, caught locally (the flounder, not the sandwich) and the Burton’s Bay Backfin Burger with fresh backfin crabmeat. A side of sweet potato wedges was very tasty. Both dishes were delicious, so delicious in fact that they returned two days later on their way home with another couple to try the flounder again as well as the fried oysters. My stepdad was equally impressed with the Dog Fish Head 60 Minute IPA on tap!
Have you been to Wachapreague on The Eastern Shore?
Thanks to my mom and stepdad for contributing this article!