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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Nice Restaurant, a little on the fancier side.

Had dinner here on our last night in Oak Island with some friends. From the outside this place doesn't look that amazing, but the inside is more towards the formal side. There was a mixture of people dressed up and people in summer attire, so no real dress code. We got there early and took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Eli V
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had dinner here on our last night in Oak Island with some friends. From the outside this place doesn't look that amazing, but the inside is more towards the formal side. There was a mixture of people dressed up and people in summer attire, so no real dress code. We got there early and took advantage of their early specials... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We live locally but were in the neighborhood....so glad we came....view, service, and food were all exceptional. Everyone was lovely and genuinely glad you are there. We had fish and chips, and fried shrimp lunch. Done just right and soooo good. We will definitely go for dinner. FYI...they do recommend reservations for dinner. Also, the dinner menu offers many more... More 

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Dover, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Most amazing atmosphere and incredible food! Not to mention the friendly staff! Restaurant is gorgeous! Cant wait to eat here again!

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Monroe, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Although the outside doesn't necessarily draw you in, the inside was very nice for a beach restaurant. The scallops and mahi mahi were overlooked, but the side potatoes and green beans with nuts were tasty. The service was good and overall I would recommend this as a nicer place to eat.

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Southport, North Carolina
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We made birthday reservations for two and encouraged to take the "Honeymoon" table which essentially was a tall wobbly table in the middle of the restaurant smack dab in the middle of waitstaff traffic to the patio. We waited more than 15 minutes before a server appeared and eventually received our drinks. A bone-in rib eye steak eventually appeared and... More 

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Viera, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Wonderful local dining area located on Beach Dr overlooking the water. Nice atmosphere. Reasonably priced. Suggest reservations good menu selection. Suggest local fish types for dinner. Comfortable seating and good service. Try it u will enjoy

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Waterfront dining in elegance without emptying our wallet, They take reservations, so you don't have wait in a long line. They have an early diners; menu with FANTASTIC dishes offered at amazingly low prices- for example: petite filet mignon with 3 jumbo shrimp, with delicious fresh baked bread, and a choice of a side...my favorite is green beans almondine, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Good food, great wait staff. Not super fancy, but great for a nice quiet romantic dinner then a walk on the pier.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

We went to Island Way to take advantage of their early bird menu. Ended up spending more than expected, but the service was excellent and the food the very good.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had a party of 7 including two older children, not a favorite in many nicer restaurants. We were seated well before our reservation time at a table overlooking the ocean and pier, just beautiful! Our server was wonderful and the food was delicious. This is a bit of a pricier restaurant but we felt we received excellent value. We... More 

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Additional Information about Island Way

Address: 1407 E Beach Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465
Phone Number: +1 910-278-7770
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 26
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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