Monday, July 16, 2012

Island House Restaurant in Wachapreague

Island House Restaurant in Wachapreague
The last time I visited the Island House, they were in the process of getting a new roof. This makes for a better photo. 

They have a fantastic chef. Well worth the drive from just about anywhere to eat there. Call in advance. It may be a town of 200 full-time residents, but they can get very busy. Oh, and order the chocolate bread pudding, chef's special.

Great selection of wines, full bar, gift shop, and dining for 200 people. Oh, and seasonal local veggies, and always fresh local seafood in season.

Local seafood is always on the menu:

Rockfish fans, don't get mad at me, but I am not a fan of rockfish because it can have a too-fishy taste for me, but I ask the chef to surprise me with something he would serve a family member. It was blackened rockfish, and it was absolutely the best fish I have ever had. Seriously. And the only meat I eat is wild seafood, so I know my fish. The portion was deliciously thick and the accompanying sides were crunchy perfection.

The last time I ate at the Island House, I took my chocolate bread pudding back to my motel room. I was so excited when I opened the container, I ate it before taking a photo. This time, I enjoyed it at my table. Again, this is one of the chef's specials, and you gotta try it. Enough for 2, though I could have eaten the whole thing by myself.

Can't have too many photos of something so deliciously sinful.

If it was not too late, I would be headed to the Island House right now.


Anonymous said...

Where is the Island House Restaurant

Patty said...

Anon: Wachapreague, VA, also know as "The Flounder Capitol of the World." Bring your fishing gear and charter a boat. You can also visit Cape Charles, about 35 miles south of Wachapreague.