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401 Money Island Dr, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
+1 252-240-0000
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Description: The Island Grille is a small restaurant on Atlantic Beach. We specialize in...
The Island Grille is a small restaurant on Atlantic Beach. We specialize in keeping our menu fresh and try to accommodate both those with a thirst for fresh seafood and those who would rather try a traditional dish with a new perspective. Although we would love to accommodate everyone who walks in our door reservations are recommended and the restaurant is LIVELY! You may be seated close to other guests, you may get visits from all of our staff throughout the night as they graze your table.. If you are looking for a great meal in a fun and fearless environment check us out on Monday or Tuesday during BOGO entree night. If you like things a little more laid back I recommend reservations any other day! But, I always recommend them!!!

See you soon at The Island Grille!
-Amiee Scott
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great brunch and really nice people

7 of us went in for brunch. Only negative- no Bloody Mary's or Mimosas before noon. But the Bloody Mary was so good, it was well worth waiting the extra 20 minutes for. The servers modified anything we ordered to suit our tastes. Nothing was a problem. While we certainly took our time (raining... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
John B
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

7 of us went in for brunch. Only negative- no Bloody Mary's or Mimosas before noon. But the Bloody Mary was so good, it was well worth waiting the extra 20 minutes for. The servers modified anything we ordered to suit our tastes. Nothing was a problem. While we certainly took our time (raining like crazy on Super Bowl Sunday),... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have had some great appetizers here! It's not cheap, but we sometimes order apps and then split a main meal to help the old pocketbook out. Small place that's popular, so call for a reservations especially in the summer! They do brunch as well, I hear. Not "fancy," but people seem to dress a bit more for this place... More 

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Thank JetBetty
Beaufort, North Carolina
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a tiny cozy restaurant with an awesome menu and attentive wait staff. As a local in the area, it is nice to know they are open during our "tourist off-season". We had the crab cake as an appetizer and thought it was small BUT the surprise was that it was perfect to share with the 3 of us.... More 

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Thank SVCloud9
north myrtle beach, United States
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Tiny little place but great food and good prices. It could be used for all travelers and could be a romantic little spot as well. We had crab cakes and they were exceptionally good.

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Thank Karen T
annapolis
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Small restaurant (12 tables) and pretty tight but amazingly good food and drinks. By the beach you'd like seafood. Good seafood but amazing crab cakes. Not really even "cakes". Not those fried things that look like frozen chicken burgers/ hamburgers/ salmon burgers with heavy brown breaded outsides that make them all look the same. This is an amazing "ice cream... More 

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Thank benl
Virginia
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

So I went for the fish but ended up with the duck confit. Oh my. Moist, tender, so flavorful. But my husband had the fish of the day - blackened - and he's still raving about it. This small restaurant is an island gem.

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Thank Meg46
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This was a great little discovery for a couple from Virginia that frequent the crystal coast. We have now bought a house in EI and Continue to find our way to the Island grille once a week. We love the food but the people that work there have so much pride in what they do and support for each other... More 

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Thank Missy D
Lambertville, Michigan
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Tried this place on a whim and not disappointed! Crabcake was all meat, no filler. Gourmet dishes a bit pricey but delicious. Service very good and friendly. Not very busy, but picking up when leaving. Too pricey for families, but would definitely return.

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Long Island, NY
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We were renting a condo in Atlantic Beach and the owner recommended this place.Showed up on a Tuesday about 5:25 with no reservation and were lucky to get a couple of stools at the bar. The bartender entertained us,poured great drinks,and served us great dinners,mine a blackened sheepshead fish(never had it before) and for my wife a filet mignon. There... More 

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Thank 613GeoK
Chicago, Illinois
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158 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I hade been to this spot (maybe under prior management) many years ago, so didn't know what to expect. What a difference. Very nice interior upgrades (could afford to lose a table or two to give a little elbow room) wood, lighting, a great setting. The menu offered great options including traditional (shrimp and grits) and innovative cuisine as well.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 401 Money Island Dr, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-240-0000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 36
  • Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

Description

The Island Grille is a small restaurant on Atlantic Beach. We specialize in keeping our menu fresh and try to accommodate both those with a thirst for fresh seafood and those who would rather try a traditional dish with a new perspective. Although we would love to accommodate everyone who walks in our door reservations are recommended and the restaurant is LIVELY! You may be seated close to other guests, you may get visits from all of our staff throughout the night as they graze your table.. If you are looking for a great meal in a fun and fearless environment check us out on Monday or Tuesday during BOGO entree night. If you like things a little more laid back I recommend reservations any other day! But, I always recommend them!!!

See you soon at The Island Grille!
-Amiee Scott
General Manager
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?