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401 Money Island Dr, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
+1 252-240-0000
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5:00 pm - 10:00 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
Description: The Island Grille is a small restaurant on Atlantic Beach. We specialize...
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
It's crowded, get over it and enjoy the food

This restaurant is in the top 5% of all I've visited, and I've been to a lot of restaurants (cause I'm old :). Other reviews have criticized the lack of space, and that's a problem but the food is so darn good, you just have to get past that. I had crab cakes (not the most creative dish I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Norman S
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Irvington, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Irvington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This restaurant is in the top 5% of all I've visited, and I've been to a lot of restaurants (cause I'm old :). Other reviews have criticized the lack of space, and that's a problem but the food is so darn good, you just have to get past that. I had crab cakes (not the most creative dish I could... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Have never had a bad meal here. Best steak on the beach, good fish specials. Kinda loud, crowded and pricey.

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Atlantic Beach NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Like this restaurant when the food is served hot. When we last went for a brunch and again the food came out cold we complained. Told them they need some warming ovens or lights. They told us that wasn't going to happen. When you pay that much for food that is supposed to be served hot, having it come out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Reminisced over 2 bottles of Evolution, IG crab dip, feta stuffed filet mignon with roasted tomato cream sauce, clams oreganato & finished it off with key lime pie on an Oreo crust with strawberry caviar. Excellent night out!!

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Vonore, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 752 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went on a Tuesday night when entrees are two for the price of one. ( this is also true on Mondays.) The place was already completely full in both the dining room and bar--it's small and very cramped. We were seated just a few minutes after our reservation time-- we definitely recommend reservations! We brought a coupon for the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Island Grille is a gem, but it has one major flaw. The restaurant is too small. That makes it too loud to enjoy a conversation. All that aside, the food is fantastic. The crab cakes were incredible, both filled with lump meat. My husband loves the grouper. The BOGO sale on Monday-Tuesday is nice. Make sure you have a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We went on a Tuesday (buy one, get one which is also done on Monday - just know it is only for four items on the menu) and you need to make a reservation a few days in advance. While the food is good, and we enjoyed it, the place is VERY small and cramped. We were smushed in a... More 

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Hickory
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was a really good restaurant, even if a bit crowded. My husband and I enjoyed the food and the service. The BOGO menu on Tuesday (I think Monday too) night was a good selection. My food was excellent, but my husband's (a filet) wasn't cooked to order and was a bit cold - so he wasn't as pleased as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Excellent shrimp & grits, scallop appetizer & crab dip. Yellowfin tuna was yummy. Tomato lobster bisque had good flavor but needs more chunks of lobster. Crab cake appetizer was good as was the summer salad. Excellent place for fresh seafood!

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Over the course of our four nights on Atlantic Beach, we sought out the best food we could find each night for dinner. The much-hyped Amos Mosquitoes was very good, but the Island Grill had the best food in any of our meals by a long shot. Service was superb as well. Crab Dip Appetizer was perfect with crispy crostinis.... More 

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Additional Information about Island Grille

Address: 401 Money Island Dr, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
Phone Number: +1 252-240-0000
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 36
Cuisine: French, Steakhouse

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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