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“excellent food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar

The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar
417 West Second St., Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
910-575-5988
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Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar on Ocean Isle proudly provides oceanfront dining at its finest. The Isles has one of the best menus on the beach with something for every craving. Our food is always prepared with the freshest regional ingredients. From private romantic dinners and family gatherings to banquets, wedding receptions, and corporate events, the serene oceanfront atmosphere of The Isles Restaurant comfortably provides the perfect ambiance for all of your dining needs.
Richmond, VA
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“excellent food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

they messed up my order (included oysters rather than scallops) - was a little disappointed that the waiter apologized but did not take a little off the bill when this was pointed out. there was plenty of food in the calabash platter however and it was very very good. service just a little 'off'.

Visited September 2012
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Great wedding reception”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Our daughter was recently married at The Isles, and the wedding and reception went very well. The food was excellent and many of our guests offered their compliments. The service was equally good. Cheryl and her staff made this an easy occasion for us, and a very enjoyable one for the guests. We were most pleased. Bob H.

Visited September 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“Fantastic place for a wedding reception”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Incredible place for a wedding reception. My husband and I were married at Ocean Isle beach Chapel (which was an adorable little church on the sound) in August and had our reception at the Isles. Great space, excellent food, beautiful views, great tiki bar and Cheryl and her staff are just the best, friendly, fun and so helpful!! It was the perfect place, the price was right and we will be back because they are all like family now!
Love you guys,
Holly and Dave

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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“BEST Place for a Wedding Reception!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I cannot even begin to sing the praises of Cheryl Wilson and her staff at The Isles Restaurant! My husband and I were recently married at Ocean Isle Beach, NC and decided to have our reception at this wonderful restaurant, BEST decision we made while planning our wedding. Cheryl Wilson is the event coordinator, or as we like to call her, the "Coordinator of Chaos" at The Isles and she is just absolutely phenomenal. Everything was beyond our expectations, not just the day of, but the 10 months of planning that went along with it. She touched base with us often and went out of her way to make us feel more like family rather than customers. The food was amazing and all of our guests LOVED the staff and the venue. It was absolutely beautiful, and in my opinion, flawless. I would highly recommend checking out the restaurant for any event or even just for dinner...the food is fantastic! We loved every minute of our reception and we were sad to see how quickly it went by, however, we are beyond grateful to Cheryl and The Isles staff for making our day so memorable and special! If you are considering a beach wedding, please please please consider giving Cheryl Wilson a call at The Isles Restaurant...it will be the best AND easiest decision you make during the wedding planning process. :)

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Good atmosphere, but hoped for a better experience.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012 via mobile

Our family owns a house at OIB and we had heard excellent things about the restraunt and bar. On labor day weekend we went to the bar on a Friday night with another couple. We were told at 10 pm that there was time for 1 round of drinks. We purchased our drinks and saw the bartender tell another group he was basically closing. I was surprised that they were turning away paying customers on a holiday weekend. Other than that, we were happy with our experience. The bar is nice with excellent atmosphere. We loved sitting at a table and looking out over the beach. We weren't totally disappointed and will likely try the restraunt and bar again.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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