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Island Grille

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401 Money Island Dr, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5590
+1 252-240-0000
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Island Grille is a must try if you are at the Crystal Coast. It is a small restaurant, so reservations are highly recommended. You won't have a reservation until they call back to confirm, so plan ahead. Once in though, sit back and prepare for a delicious experience. We started with a house salad ( VERY FRESH GREENS, tomatoes,... More 

Thank ncmailgirl
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the closest to a Maryland Crab Cake I've found in NC. Small place but awesome food. Reservations are a must. Service was great and got desserts to go. Highly recommend

Thank Anita M
New Bern, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a treat! This is a very small restaurant on Atlantic Beach. I suggest making a reservation. There are only about 15 tables at the most. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu (which is always a big help to me) She was friendly and patient and kind. I love good service! As soon as we were finished with... More 

Thank 279lee
Durham, North Carolina
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection of seafood and other dishes. Very fresh and always delicious! Limited space, so I would certainly make a reservation .

Thank stevj65
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice setting, looks like a small beach house. NO SPECIAL HANDICAPPED ACCESS! Very crowded, tables too close together. Extensive menu, very nice food presentation, big selection of craft beer and large wine list. Server very familiar with menu and answered all our questions. BUT, I was very disappointed in my shrimp, scallops and grits. The shrimp was overcooked, the scallops... More 

Thank Helen S
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the Island Grille! We happened upon while waiting for our rental to be ready, on a Sunday evening we order cocktails and appetizers with our two younger (10 & 8) kids. Everyone loved the food, we had the Crab Dip, Quail legs, Clams, Crab soup ... They were all wonderful. The girls got dessert of Key Lime Pie... More 

Thank jdwv
Chatham, Virginia
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167 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent appetizers [scallops], filets, desserts, wine selection and service. This is a small restaurant venue that is a must visit. We all ordered the filets which are incredible, along with the scallop appetizers. In the past we have had the fresh seafood and again, they never disappoint. Service is tops.

Thank Eddie H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to the Island Grille for many years and typically over time, a restaurant's following is preserved because of the quality of the dining experience or simply because it's a known quantity, especially when travelling. The Island Grille has been outstanding and a extremely good value for the cost with the freshest of seafood, expertly prepared with... More 

Thank John C
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is pretty small. It is so popular on the island. So you have to book it in advance. We stopped by for dinner without reservation on a Saturday night. They could not find a table for us and our littler daughter cried for that, which was so funny. And we ended up eating fast food. So we made... More 

Thank Tinaxwj
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had reservations for a Monday night to take advantage of their two for one entrees. What they do not tell you in the ad is that the choices are limited. Very misleading. Food was OK. Seating was very tight and very noisy atmosphere. Would not dine there again.

Thank Wetduck28

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $36
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Money Island Dr, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5590
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-240-0000
The Island Grille is a small restaurant on Atlantic Beach. We specialize in keeping our menu fresh and try to accommodate both those with a thirst for fresh seafood and those who would rather try a traditional dish with a new perspective. Although we would love to accommodate everyone who walks in our door reservations are recommended and the restaurant is LIVELY! You may be seated close to other guests, you may get visits from all of our staff throughout the night as they graze your table.. If you are looking for a great meal in a fun and fearless environment check us out on Monday or Tuesday during BOGO entree night. If you like things a little more laid back I recommend reservations any other day! But, I always recommend them!!!

See you soon at The Island Grille!
-Amiee Scott
General Manager

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