quiet, friendly, out-of-the-way …
with a great view of the Chesapeake Bay!

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

Have a romantic dinner with your loved one on the Chesapeake!

Open Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th at 5pm for a three course dinner for $35 per person!


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Quiet, friendly, out-of-the-way, with a great view of the Chesapeake Bay!


Your table is waiting….

Enjoy views of the Chesapeake Bay from every seat!


Romantic Views

Share the beauty of the Chesapeake with that special someone.

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Picture Perfect Sunsets

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

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

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

Ms. Fran for MPT's Crab cake special.

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.

A view from your seat.

Breath-taking views of the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.

Looking across the Bay towards the Eastern Shore.

Overlooking the Bay

Crabs at the Island View

Wednesday nights from June-September we feature $1 and $2 crabs from Skeet's Crabs fresh out of the Bay.

Crab Feast at Island View Waterfront Cafe


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!