Quiet, friendly, out-of-the-way…with a great view of the Chesapeake Bay!
2542 Island View Road, Essex, MD 21221
Island View Waterfront Cafe Family Photo

Welcome to Island View Waterfront Cafe

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

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Enjoy views of the Chesapeake Bay from every seat!

Island View Waterfront Cafe Sunrise Picture

Breakfast and a Sunrise!

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

Island View Waterfront Cafe catering

Island View Waterfront Cafer Catering

We can cater your business or personal function, big and small!

Views of the Chesapeake Bay from Island View Waterfront Cafe

Enjoy Breathtaking views of the Chesapeake Bay!

Looking across the Bay towards the Eastern Shore.

Sunset view from Island View Waterfront Cafe

Enjoy beautiful sunsets from Island View Waterfront Cafe

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

Welcome to The Island View Waterfront Cafe

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!

Take in the View...From Island View!