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Island Way

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1407 E Beach Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465
+1 910-278-7770
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Wed - Sun 4:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: 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
Good for: Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Fine dining ocean front restaurant featuring steaks and seafood.

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  • 161
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome service, wonderful food, amazing view!

The folks at Island Way really know how to make their guests feel welcomed and the food is really good, it far exceeds what you typically find in beach towns. The view, well that is just amazing. If you are fortunate enough to be there at sunset, you are in for a treat. Last time we were there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
CherieAW
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Oak Island, North Carolina
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Oak Island, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The folks at Island Way really know how to make their guests feel welcomed and the food is really good, it far exceeds what you typically find in beach towns. The view, well that is just amazing. If you are fortunate enough to be there at sunset, you are in for a treat. Last time we were there we had... More 

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Thank CherieAW
Oak Island, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Their motto is, "The Only Thing We Overlook Is the Ocean." That says it all. Excellent wait staff, stunning view of the ocean (sunsets are spectacular), superb food. What more could you want? My wife and I eat there regularly and never go away hungry or disappointed. It has cloth tablecloths so is a classy joint in the best sense... More 

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Thank Jim W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second visit to Island Way. Starting with the positives, the view is great. The dining room has lots of mirrors so no matter where you sit, you can see outside. Now the negatives… Our first visit was late October. We thought the food was okay, nothing great. We decided to give Island Way another try tonight. There... More 

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Thank berk4422
Southport, North Carolina, United States
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157 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We made it for the sunset tonight but a bit cloudy though often very nice. I had 6 oysters on the half she'll which came right out, very fresh & tasty! Salad was fine, followed by main courses which were great! Delicious broiled flounder and super grilled chicken medallions extremely good! Had some nice wine, no dessert this time. Always... More 

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1 Thank Peter B
Oak Island, North Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

It had been probably ten years since I visited this establishment. What a change. Decor had changed, food had improved . Black and blue oysters appetizer is a must. Other items on the menu were good. Great ambience, ocean view.much improved

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Thank roger g
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

My in-laws have visited here before and decided to take the family for dinner. There were 7 of us and the staff was accommodating to us all. The atmosphere is elegant but not stuffy. Our server had a smile on the entire night, and the staff seemed to work together well. Everyone was pleased with their entree selection, the appetizers,... More 

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1 Thank Joseph S
Concord, North Carolina
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237 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Got in town late and was ready for dinner. The hotel suggested going here and advised it was fine dining and just wanted us to be aware. We had a short wait and was soon seated. Our server made several suggestions and took our drink order and kept watch on our glasses during the meal. We decided on steak with... More 

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Thank Retired_NG
Southport, North Carolina
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

The atmosphere is casual yet elegant. The service is superb. The food is delicious. This is our go to restaurant for special occasions or entertaining out of town guests. Yes, it's a little pricey, but well worth the $$$.

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1 Thank KCashVa
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Fine dining on the beach. Seafood, steaks and everything in between. Outstanding service and high quality menu. Loved the bacon wrapped asparagus, fish and crab cakes. All out of this world. This place has a full bar, and decent wine list. All this in a casual atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions or romantic night out. From May... More 

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Thank skypilot51
Branford, Connecticut
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Shoreline with a little class! A little stumble at the front desk - a young lady was to escort a party to their table but hostess wasn't clear which party she was to escort to the table. That said, service was great, great menu selection, Appetizers, dinners, desserts all great. Out of 6 meals one steak came out medium well... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

Description

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?