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The Island Waterfront Bar and Grill

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American, Seafood, Soups, Sandwiches
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1891 East Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island, FL 32952
321-806-3661
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Island has a fabulous view of the Banana River. Access by boat. We...
The Island has a fabulous view of the Banana River. Access by boat. We serve great food and have a friendly staff. We have live Music,6 Tv's to watch your favorite games.
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pay no attention to the drab interior - this is a great waterfront spot!

Warning - eating indoors may make you feel old and dated. Go on a good weather day and eat outside with the water views. We had the seafood sampler and island poppers appetizers. Seafood sampler had calamari, mahi bites, and crab croquettes. All were excellent, and served with dipping sauces... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Ronda A
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Warning - eating indoors may make you feel old and dated. Go on a good weather day and eat outside with the water views. We had the seafood sampler and island poppers appetizers. Seafood sampler had calamari, mahi bites, and crab croquettes. All were excellent, and served with dipping sauces. Island poppers are traditional cream cheese/jalepeno bites. These were served... More 

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Merritt Island
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

"The Island" is our favorite destination by-boat. The homemade Ceviche is wonderful ! The Tiki Bar is open during nice weather (which is frequent around here) and nightly live music enhances the already fantastic atmosphere.

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Key Largo, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a great place for lunch. The restaurant/bar is built on a pier and overlooks the waterway between Merritt Island and Cocoa Beach. The food is very good - especially the coconut shrimp with piña colada dipping sauce! Great views and friendly people!

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Merritt Island, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great food on the waterfront, best views from a restaurant in the area. Lunch and dinner, and bands on the weekends. Robert Williams

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Enjoyed a casual lunch on their deck. Was a bit crowded, but service was friendly and food and drink was good. Also enjoyed their "quiz" on the history of Merritt Island. If you are stumped by questions, as we were, ask for the answer sheet and learn something new about our area.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Views are great Two bars Covered dining as well as outdoor dining Weekends can get busy Good variety of food on menu

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Merritt Island, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Really rainy and cold when we went so we couldn't sit outside on the patio and enjoy the beautiful view, but we had a really great experience inside. The server (I think his name was Joe) was very attentive and the Mahi Mahi with mango salsa was so fresh and perfectly cooked. I normally don't eat a lot of seafood,... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've been going and taking my company to this restaurant for years! I count it as one of my top restaurants anywhere!. The menu is really good and the food is always, always very good. They have the BEST fish anywhere and its always fresh! Atmosphere and location are great as it is on the water and you can watch... More 

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Cape Canaveral, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Beautiful day out,nice day for lunch on a patio had never been here why not try it? Worse service I have ever had in a restaurant and I am in my 50s. Food was cold, server brought second beer and charged me for it when I did not even ask for it. I never write these reviews but this place... More 

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Northampton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

What a surprise. This little spot next to the 7 11 is not to be missed. The mango Mahi salad alone is worth the drive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1891 East Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island, FL 32952
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Merritt Island
  • Phone Number: 321-806-3661

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Soups, Sandwiches

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view

Description

The Island has a fabulous view of the Banana River. Access by boat. We serve great food and have a friendly staff. We have live Music,6 Tv's to watch your favorite games.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?