" /> Island View Waterfront Cafe | Quiet, Friendly, Out-of-the-Way, with a great view of the Chesapeake Bay!
quiet, friendly, out-of-the-way …
with a great view of the Chesapeake Bay!

2542 Island View Road, Essex, MD 21221 | 410-687-9799

Your table is waiting….

Enjoy views of the Chesapeake Bay from every seat!

Picture Perfect Sunsets

Bring your camera for beautiful sunsets like here over Brown's Cove.

Here’s Ms. Fran showing off her famous crab cakes

Picture taken for MPT's "Eatin' Crabcake: The Best I've Ever Had."

And one of our many sunsets.

One of the many sunsets seen throughout the year here on Browns Cove.

Let us cater your next affair

Every table has a view of the Chesapeake Bay and the surrounding cove.

Breath-taking views of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.

Looking across the Bay towards the Eastern Shore.

Island View Waterfront Cafe Family

The Laing Family pictured with Steve Rouse, taken from an airing of the local series: "Maryland Living"

A view of our sunrise….

You can catch this sunrise on our deck Saturday's and Sunday's for breakfast, Memorial Day thru Labor Day.


Island View Waterfront Café welcomes you!

A quiet, friendly, out-of-the-way place, the Island View Waterfront Café offers great food, great prices, and a spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay that is just icing on the cake.

Only 8 miles off the Baltimore beltway, or a short boat ride from Hart-Miller Island, we offer dining room seating in a casual, comfortable setting with awesome views from nearly every seat.  Plus we have a full-service bar, outdoor deck and picnic seating, carryout, and boat slips for mariners from near and far.

Come, relax, and enjoy the visit for lunch or dinner, a special event…or even for a weekend breakfast during the summer.  We also cater weddings, private parties, showers, etc. Imagine a waterfront wedding! At any time of the year, the Island View welcomes you!