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1407 E Beach Drive, Oak Island, NC
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4:30 am - 9:00 am
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 4:30 am - 9:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fine dining ocean front restaurant featuring steaks and seafood.
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 94
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not to be missed

The beach view from the restaurant is as nice as you'll find anywhere. The menu is a little pricey, but the food is outstanding and the staff attentive. Have been vacationing on the island for years, and this a special treat that we usually save for one of our last nights at the beach. The steaks... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Jon W
,
Youngstown, Ohio
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Youngstown, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The beach view from the restaurant is as nice as you'll find anywhere. The menu is a little pricey, but the food is outstanding and the staff attentive. Have been vacationing on the island for years, and this a special treat that we usually save for one of our last nights at the beach. The steaks or seafood always good,... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Special place for big events! I took my best friend here for her graduation and loved it! Pricey but worth it! Great view too and lovely service!

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Being a real native of Southport-Oak Island, I can honestly say that Island Way has always been one of our favorites. Beauiful views and delicious entrees. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.

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Southport
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have never had a bad meal here. The food is outstanding, a little pricy but worth it. Being local they have a local special which is perfect for my wife and I. We usually go here for a special event and the view out the windows of the ocean is magnificent!

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Centreville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We waited 15 minutes and then had to ask to get a server to visit us. Then the shrimp & grits was not made correctly and the steak was not cooked to the right temperature. I wouldn't return here.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We love this place, we have really never had a bad meal. The staff is wonderful and the view is breathtaking ! You have to try their crab dip !! We have a home nearby and it is always our first stop when we get to town .

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New Jersey, USA
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The view is five stars but that is where the favorable review ends. Our waitress was pleasant and friendly but didn't have any knowledge of the menu. I asked what type of raw oysters they offered and she said that "we have raw oysters, fried oysters and Rockefeller". I asked about the tuna special: What type of tuna is it?... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My husband and I spent a week in Oak Island in July of 2014 For our wedding anniversary. We loved the little town. After fishing on the pier one evening we decided to walk next door to try out Island Way. We didn't know about making reservations, so they asked if we'd like to sit outside on the patio, which... More 

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Greensboro, NC
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Tonight we ate at Island Way restaurant because it is the only restaurant on the island open on Sunday. We were all surprised to find a fine dinning restaurant right down the street. Each of our meals was delicious as well as beautifully presented. It was a bit pricey but worth every nickel. The service was attentive but not intrusive.... More 

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North Carolina
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a fanastic restaurant....ocean view...great food...five star service...you will love it..we had the sirloin and it was wonderfull

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1407 E Beach Drive, Oak Island, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Description

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?