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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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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here twice. Food pricey, but good. Attentive waitstaff. Good specials. Very small. Limited view.

Thank Sharon R
Providence Forge, Virginia
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is very popular--especially with the locals. It is smaller then we expected and we didn't have a reservation, so we wound up eating at the bar. It was a Monday night and there was a BOGO entrée special--so that probably helped bring the crowd. The food was excellent, menu is very interesting.

Thank Blase K
Southwest Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fresh catch was fantastic and the Filet Mignon was out of this world! The crab cake was the best I ever had!!! Five stars are not enough. Kayla is a cute, attentive and very knowledgeable waitress. A great time was had by all.

Thank OhioTraveler82
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was highly recommended so we took a cab and expected a leisurely romantic dinner. Not so much. This cute little place was so overcrowded and noisy we literally could not wait to get out of there. Our waitress was so busy that we had to summon her for any service at all. My meal was scallop and shrimp... More 

Thank Judy A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The wife and I are vacationing in Atlantic Beach, NC and decided to try out The Island Grill. We decided to sit at the bar and have dinner there. The bartender was great. Attentive and conversational. I ordered the crab dip for an appetizer. It was fantastic. Lots of flavor and crab meat along with toasted crostini bread. Yum yum!... More 

Thank TheClozer
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best crab cakes I have ever had. This small, unpretentious place has some excellent upscale food.

Thank Jim G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After trying two new restaurants and being very disappointed we stopped at the Island Grill. They claim a Fillet Mignon as their signature dish. This fillet was perfect! feta cheese, sun dried tomatoes, smoked bacon and fresh basil, finished with a roasted red pepper cream sauce. It all worked so well. The service was excellent and friendly.

Thank Will C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the part of Paradise, put The Island Grille on your list of MUST go to places. Reservations are important, but seats at the bar are coveted.

Thank Jim W
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The worst customer service I've ever had. The bartender on 9/12 was very rude and the marketing for the bogo is bait and switch! We went on a Monday night to enjoy the bogo dinner that we saw advertised several places. I was set on the crab cakes based off the bogo ad in the Crystal Coast visitors guide that... More 

Thank Steve W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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75 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

Reservations are recommended. It's a small place. On Monday and Tuesday you can order two entrees for the price of one. My wife and I both ordered shrimp and scallops in the best Alfredo sauce I've ever had. Very light and flavorful. Scallops and shrimp cooked to perfection. We took a seat at the bar after dinner and had a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $36
Steakhouse, American, Seafood
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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