Island View Waterfront Cafe

Essex, MD 21221 Map · Phone number
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About Island View Waterfront Cafe

The Island View was built in the late 1920s and renovated in 2000. It was built as a dance hall, tavern, and picnic grove for people from Baltimore City to escape the heat throughout the summer. Tom & Fran Laing purchased the property in 1968 and operated it as Tom’s Tavern. In 1983 it was handed down to the family and the name changed to The Island View. In 2000 the building was renovated to take advantage of the great waterfront view. Although Mr.Tom and Ms. Fran have passed along, the grandchildren continue to crack the whip and people from all over still come to relax and enjoy the View. The third generation, Jessica and Bryan are now running the restaurant.. It is a quiet, friendly, out-of-the-way place that offers great food at great prices…and a spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay.
Check out our history! And while the names may have changed, we’ve become a family tradition, owned and operated by the Laings, since 1969!

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4 Reviews for Island View Waterfront Cafe

Recommended by 80% of couples


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  • Quality of service 4.0
  • Professionalism 4.0
  • Flexibility 4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Average response time 4.0

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    Alexandra · Married on 09/09/2017

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    Spectacular experience here from start to finish. Bryan and Jess were so accommodating and answered every single question I had. They made helpful suggestions that showed how much they genuinely cared about making sure everything went off without a hitch. They even helped facilitate all of our vendors setting up that day so we had nothing to worry about. And the food! Guests were raving about the hors d'oeuvres and the dinner all night. The waterfront views at sunset were absolutely breathtaking. We would highly recommend this venue on every level.

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    Lorie · Married on 04/26/2014

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    My wedding day couldn't have been more perfect, Jess was so helpful with everything leading up to my big day and Bryan and staff were amazing throughout the entire day. Islandview is the absolute perfect venue for a ceremony and reception! Love love love how my day turned out!! Thank you all!!

    Sent on 05/24/2014
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    Tiffany · Married on 09/07/2013

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    My Mom found this cafe on the water, They were able to let us have our 20 person wedding on their grounds on the water. They let us pick a few dishes from the menu for guests to choose from and all were amazing. They also let us have the whole dining room during the day so we wouldn't be disturbed by other guests.

    Sent on 09/25/2013

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Island View Waterfront Cafe FAQ

  • How many event spaces or rooms does your venue offer? 2
  • Describe your venue: Beach, Restaurant, Waterfront
  • What kind of settings are available? Indoor, Uncovered Outdoor, Scenic Views
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service? Ceremony, Reception, Engagement Party, Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer? Bar Services, Catering Services, Clean Up, Event Planner, Liability Insurance, Pet Friendly, Set Up, Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer? Buffet, Cocktail Reception, Dessert, Family Style, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide? Bartender(s), Cash Bar, Champagne Toast, House Beer, House Liquor, House Wine, Limited Bar, Liquor License, Open Bar, Premium Liquor, Signature Drink, Specialty Beer, Specialty Wine
  • What food and beverage items are available? Barware, China, Flatware, Glassware, Linens
  • What transportation and access is available? Parking, Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season? May, June, July, August, September, October
  • What months are included in your off-peak season? January, February, March, April, November, December

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  • Essex, MD, 21221 See on map
    4106879799 (Phone number)

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