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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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  • 114
    Excellent
  • 59
    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
Great ocean view

Our community held a lunch at Island Way this week and I was really impressed with this restaurant on Oak Island. The food was good but we chose from a simple group menu which probably is not their best selection. The atmosphere is lovely...a nice setting for a special occasion . I'm looking... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
Jujy2013
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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Southport, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We have heard for years that Island Way is a great restaurant. Somehow we never found the time to go. When guests were in visiting from out of town, we decided to try it. Everyone loved it, even the kids. The food and service were great. The view is gorgeous -- right on the beach. We have been back several... More 

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Dugspur, Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Island Way combines great ocean front views with atmosphere, service and food for a very impressive dining experience. Started with oysters on the half shell which were well presented and tasty. An assorted selection of entrees including Ocean Lovers Delight and Stuffed Flounder prepared to perfection. The servers very knowledgeable of the entrees, very professional demeanor. The ocean view is... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

If you DO want great atmosphere, food, professional wait staff and white table cloths this is the best place for you. Early bird menu makes it best value too! No better place in this area we have dined here 10+ times never left disappointed.

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Thomasville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The view is great, but the food, wine and service are what make this a truly special place! We saw it from the road, checked out the menu and loved the great time we had that evening with family and friends. Mom was especially thrilled with her wine choice, Montpellier Pinot Noir.

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Southport, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Best restaurant for ocean views. Told them reservation was for a special occasion and staff made sure we had a great table next to window. Service was excellent. Cucumber gazpacho was fabulous!! Oysters were fair. Acoustics have been improved since last year .. not quite so loud.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was a shock to find such an elegant dining in this location! I have driven past this place on vacation and not noticed before, but this time someone in our car saw it and we decided to stop. Tablecloths and cloth napkins kind of a place with a full wall of windows to the ocean and view of the... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Okay everyone, I have had the pleasure while growing up to experience traveling all over the United States. I had stayed at many places, experienced many things, and had many many meals. I consider myself to be quite the foodie. Pay attention. GO EAT AT ISLAND WAY!! I cannot stress enough how incredible an experience this was to end my... More 

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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

Our community held a lunch at Island Way this week and I was really impressed with this restaurant on Oak Island. The food was good but we chose from a simple group menu which probably is not their best selection. The atmosphere is lovely...a nice setting for a special occasion . I'm looking forward to returning with my husband for... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

The food is amazing and well worth the money but staff is a little snobby.....great view and atmosphere though!

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Belmont NC
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We are sort of locals as we have a vacation home on Oak Island but somehow had not made it to Island Way until this past weekend. The service was top notch even though they were very busy. All inside tables were booked with reservations so we sat on the deck and even though it was chilly, the tiki torches... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?