We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
1407 E Beach Drive, Oak Island, NC
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #7 of 50 Restaurants in Oak Island
Hours:
Wed - Sun 4:30 am - 9:00 am
Cuisines: Steakhouse
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Fine dining ocean front restaurant featuring steaks and seafood.
Write a Review

181 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    85
    54
    17
    21
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Clover, South Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Nice place for a really fun, tasty meal... the staff was knowledgable the view was awesome and we had a great time. Extensive wine list...it was a great experience. I recommend it!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Southport, NC, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

An excellent place to take that "someone special". The atmosphere is good, with stunning views of the ocean, table cloths, linen napkins, an excellent wine selection, and an excellent menu. They even have a fair selection of single malt scotch whiskeys which is fairly unusual for this part of the world. The wait staff are excellent. If you arrive before... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Carolina
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

While visiting the area we found Island Way. We had never been done to that end of the island and were very surprised. We had six people and everyone enjoyed their meal. My wife had the scallops and they were a very large portion while I had the barrel steak, I had never heard of this type of steak so... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Knoxville
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We had dinner last night at the Island Way restaurant. It was great!! The restaurant overlooks the ocean and the pier on Oak Island. Upon entering, the immediate impression is that of an upscale restaurant. We came early at 4:45 and selected from the early evening menu. We had 2 appetizers, a bottle the wine, and delicious entree's for $35... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We've dined at Island Way four or five times in October of 2013 and 2014. Our party of 5 has always been happy with their meal and the service. If you go before 6 pm, the early bird menu is quick reasonable. We've had a variety of items from the menu and have always been pleased. We're already looking forward... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Island Way offers that "Above Average" dining experience in a beach environment. So many coastal eateries are places that simply fry up a bunch of fish. But Island Way is fine dining. I had the Fish & Chips and I can readily say they were the best I've ever had.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

I suggest reservations as it can get busy. The food is very good and as it is fine dining it is priced accordingly. You can eat outside if you prefer a more relaxed meal but all the views are great, the ocean, the dunes, the pier. The server was excellent and had a complete knowledge of the menu items. Make... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Service was professional, quick but not overbearing. Between the four of us we ordered three different meals, each met with praise. Prices were appropriate for the quality of the food and service. We will return.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We enjoyed this place so much we came back a few times during our stay in Oak Island. If you want a more casual experience, sit outside and watch the waves break on the beach, inside is great for a more formal setting. The seafood was excellent, the service was great as well. We will be back for sure.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

FYI: make a reservation for a large party, for that matter, any party. we were asked as soon as we walked in about reservations. luckily, they had a table available on the outside deck. I suggest if you want to hear the folks in your party you eat outside. inside was really loud & really dark. service was prompt &... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Island Way also viewed

Oak Island, North Carolina Coast
Oak Island, North Carolina Coast
 
Oak Island, North Carolina Coast
Oak Island, North Carolina Coast
 

Been to Island Way? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Island Way

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing