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1407 E Beach Drive, Oak Island, NC
910-278-7770
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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.

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 57
    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
Elegant waterfront dining experience

Don't be fooled by the exterior of this restaurant by the pier. You will be surprised when you step inside. Early bird specials as well as local menu in off season. You may want to call ahead for reservation, especially during peak season.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
NCTracy
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Harrisburg, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this place and decided to go for anniversary dinner. It was definitely a good experience good food good ambience nice view great service we will be back

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Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Looks modest from the outside. It is simple and classy inside, with great ocean views of dunes and the pier and sunsets. The menu offers plenty of options that are fresh and perfectly prepared. The service was terrific (thank you Maci!). Children's menu available. This is a good one.

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Southport
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in the area! It's the place I always choose for birthday and anniversary celebrations and the place I love to go to when we have guests or just anytime I want delicious food. The food and service are always excellent and the up close oceanfront view is just outside the window. I can't wait... More 

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Apex, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Every time we visit Oak Island, we have to eat at Island Way. A elegant gem of a restaurant with a beautiful view, wonderfully attentive staff, and outstanding food. Their menu selections range from top notch dinner salads to impressive seafood and steaks. If you are in the area, or anywhere near, take a side trip to Island Way.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This is a great restaurant, excellent food and excellent service. We live in the area so this is not from a one time visit. We have not been disappointed yet and when we want a fine meal, this is our go to place to eat.

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HUNTERSVILLE
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My wife and I are in the Oak island area at least (4) times a year, if not more. We have family and fiends here and this is our place to get away. Every single time we are in town, this is the one restaurant that we always eat at. Typically we sit at the cozy little bar and enjoy... More 

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Don't be fooled by the exterior of this restaurant by the pier. You will be surprised when you step inside. Early bird specials as well as local menu in off season. You may want to call ahead for reservation, especially during peak season.

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ate here last Thanksgiving. The steaks were awesome. Service was excellent. A little pricy, but you get what you pay for.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great food, great service, great atmosphere, absolutely gorgeous view to the ocean no matter where you are seated! Delicious-a must if you are in Oak Island. We always stay at the Ocean Crest Motel next door every spring and fall and eat here often.

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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Once again this year during our visit to Oak Island we returned to Island Way. It was again a wonderful experience. The appetizers of oysters and crab cake were delicious and perfectly sauced. The entrees were great - my Grouper Neptune was perfectly cooked fish on a bed of asparagus, topped with sweet crabmeat, shrimp, and sauce. My husband's steak... More 

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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
  • Phone Number: 910-278-7770

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