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Island Grille

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401 Money Island Dr, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
+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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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
Piedmont North Carolina
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128 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This small establishment serves a limited menu of dishes that are big on freshness of ingredients and skilled preparation. The theme seems to be simplicity of seasonings and skillful cooking techniques to bring forth the fresh flavors of the primary ingredient. The crab cakes, for example, are stellar. They are comprised of large chunks of fresh crabmeat formed into cakes... More 

Thank phil2u
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16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Island Grille is my go-to restaurant at the beach. It's a tiny place and is always crowded so go early. Probably the best crab cake around. The chocolate torte is to die for. Monday and Tuesday offer a select BOGO menu. Locals love it..especially this one. Highly recommend.

Thank LaFoodie75
North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four adults and the smallest booth I've ever sat in. Waffle House has better seating. Food was good, but extremely over priced and atmosphere was lacking

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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From the area, never visited. My husband loves little hidden away restaurants so we came here. I think it cured him of hidden away places. compared to other restaurants in the area, they are way OVERPRICED on drinks and food ! No vegetarian choices, other than salad. Yea, another salad. For me, a little to small of a space for... More 

Thank 2tan4u
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food even better when you buy one get one free. Really a great value for great food! Best chocolate desert ever!

Thank Rosebuttnc
Beaufort, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I met some friends here for dinner. We go out once a month to a nice place so Island Grille was our choice this time. We went on BoGo night and I ordered the dolphin entree and my friends got the filet mignon. Everything was good and our server Kayla was awesome. It's very tiny and loud in there and... More 

Thank Julie N
Matthews, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The title says it all. The food and service are beyond compare. The Tuesday night specials are phenomenal, and based on what was caught that day. Can't get fresher than that! Make sure you call for a reservation, because the place is packed, but it's so worth it.

Thank JenT7890
Gambrills, Maryland
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went on Tuesday night and reservations were filled to 8:30PM. My wife, daughter, and I ate at the bar. We had the Filet, Mahi, Mahi, and Shrimp & Scallops. All were very good. Prices of our meals ranged from $28 to $36. Bread is provided, but no salad is included with the meal. Overall, upscale vibe in a small... More 

Thank Doug Y
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186 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite, place was full but they offered us to sit at the bar. Bar tender was super nice. He gave us fantastic service! Food was very good, best crab cakes I have ever had!!! Nice atmosphere also, definitely eat there, we will be again!

Thank Mtnman300

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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
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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
  • 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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