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The Island Waterfront Bar and Grill

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American, Seafood, Sandwiches, Soups
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 141
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
    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
Perfect spot

Excellent spot! You would never think this place would be as fun as it really is. Great food and cold beer! You can see the water from any seat in the restaurant. Ask for Christina she was great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
EMaraman
via mobile
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent spot! You would never think this place would be as fun as it really is. Great food and cold beer! You can see the water from any seat in the restaurant. Ask for Christina she was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Everything I have had to eat has been fantastic! Great live entertainment Fri-Sunday. Adam was my server he was great!

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Plymouth, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Our food took an extremely long time. The server said it was due to the kitchen being short-staffed. Food was okay when it finally came out, but nothing great. The outdoor deck seating area seemed very popular with the bar crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I went in for lunch on a Friday. I was on my lunch break from work and pressed for time. Our server Joe was so friendly and made sure all our food got out in a timely manner. I even had some time to relax! We will definitely be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

I love the ahi tuna and Mahi bites they are amazing!!!!!! I love the bartenders and servers they treat me like family! The view is spectacular!!! My daughter loves to walk on the dock and see the fish. The music is always great! Thanks Adam,Lauren, Scott, Tyler, Krista and Jared for taking such good care of us!

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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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, Sandwiches, Soups

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?