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Island Way

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1407 E Beach Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465
+1 910-278-7770
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Fine dining ocean front restaurant featuring steaks and seafood.

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  • 145
    Excellent
  • 73
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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the waiter was very attentive. The food was well prepared. I had the Grouper Neptune and corn pudding. OMG. amazing. The corn pudding, who would have imagined! Fabulous. The Grouper Neptune was amazing, lots of crab and grilled shrimp and just right amount of Bernaise. Delicious!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Angelhale
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Southport, North Carolina
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Stopped by for late lunch (2pm) on a weekday while biking OKI. Had the place practically to ourselves. Always nice, elegant setting (mostly black and white decor, white tablecloths) and attentive, not overbearing service. Fish and chips were excellent, almost tempura like. Mini crabcakes were good. Lunch is an excellent value here.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We had dinner here during our recent visit to Oak Island and would rate the experience one of the best we've ever had. It was raining so we couldn't see the ocean, but all else was exquisite and the price was right. Next visit we'll be sure to return here.

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Walpole, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is by far the best bet on OKI. My wife and I vacation on Oak Island yearly and the Island Way is a must visit for us. We try to make it at least 2 times. This past visit (Aug 15-29th) we visited 3x.) We had Bailey one night. She has served us several times over the years and... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

the waiter was very attentive. The food was well prepared. I had the Grouper Neptune and corn pudding. OMG. amazing. The corn pudding, who would have imagined! Fabulous. The Grouper Neptune was amazing, lots of crab and grilled shrimp and just right amount of Bernaise. Delicious!

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Even though the seafood was good, my husband really enjoyed the ribs! Intruiging specials including local fish, shimp, etc. Our hotel (next door) gave us a 10% off coupon. They also have an "early bird menu" if that fits your timing.

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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I would have preferred the chairs outside to not be plastic. The restaurant is going for the gourmet feel, but that's tough to accomplish with plastic seats. I really enjoyed the burger and fries. I would have liked to see a couple more burger options. The menu was a little limited, but everything sounded good. The waitress was great! The... More 

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Southport, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited on a Wednesday night and didn't have a reservation. We were seated right away even though the restaurant was crowded. I would recommend a reservation in the summer. My husband had the special which was mahi mahi and I had lightly fried shrimp. Both meals were delicious with our accompanying wine. The only other restaurant with this gorgeous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We are locals and eat here often. Have never had a bad meal or bad service. Michael is my favorite waiter but everyone is gracious and professional. They have an early bird local menu that is great.

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We made reservations a month in advance in hopes of being seated by the window with the ocean view--and we were. Service is excellent. I finally tried shrimp and grits, and it was wonderful--the shrimp were VERY lightly breaded, and the shrimp gravy on the grits was so tasty, my wife who wouldn't normally go near grits couldn't keep her... More 

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Leland, North Carolina
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had 5:30 reservations on a Sunday evening, but got there almost 45 minutes early. They had our table ready & waiting! We had a beautiful view of the ocean & pier. Even if your table isn't by the windows, you'll be able to see the gorgeous view because the restaurant is tiered so each row of tables is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1407 E Beach Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island
  • Phone Number: +1 910-278-7770

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 26
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Description

Fine dining ocean front restaurant featuring steaks and seafood.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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