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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
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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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I started in search of a good Sunday brunch before heading home on a 3 hour drive, and literally stumbled across Island Grille. Yes, it is small, but the atmosphere is intimate, aided by softly playing acoustic guitar renditions of classic 60's and 70's music. The décor is perfectly in line with the vintage age of the... More 

Thank Ann1950531
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2014

I went to this restaurant with 4 friends a couple weekends ago, and didn't need a reservation. However, since it's a small restaurant, it is a good idea to make a reservation. I went to the the restaurant last night with 2 friends and there were no tables available, we had to wait about 15 minutes for seats at the... More 

Thank Denise C
North Carolina
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We only go for the BOGO nights. Food is delicious but honestly would be too expensive (for us) on the other nights. We had to have a reservation early (@ 4:30) as everything else was already booked. It actually worked out well because it wasn't as loud as it normally is. Our server was enthusiastic, helpful, and knowledgeable. We had... More 

Thank MbirdWalk
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is by far our favorite place to eat on the Crystal Coast, however if you want a quiet dinner for two, you may want to go somewhere else. The food is fabulous from their appetizers to their main courses. Choose seafood or meat, it really doesn't matter- either will be terrific. I would suggest making reservations unless you want... More 

Rockville, Maryland
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88 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

We went here for a late dinner. The place is small but very echoey and it was hard for us to hear one another across the booth. We ordered sliders scallops caprese and the crab soup. All the food was delicious. Once a big group beside us left the noise level went way down and the experience was more enjoyable.

Thank Susie G
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We dined here last week and enjoyed the food. It was very good. But, tables are crowded together and the noise level so high that my wife and I could not have a normal conversation. We had to shout across the table at each other. And this was on a weekday night. For that reason, we won't go back. Too... More 

Thank Allen H
Chicago, Illinois
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111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is the best meal we had in the Crystal Coast. It's a smaller, more intimate setting without that touristy feel. We started off with the mac 'n cheese appetizer that is changed weekly. Last week it was a black and blue mac, with Gorgonzola cheese, red peppers, and a crunchy bread crumb topping. So delicious; we could have had... More 

Thank Demetra L
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

The food was delicious and the servers were kind and attentive. The best thing to do is make a reservation and then you don't even notice that the restaurant is small. I think the decor could b improved to make it more distinct.

Thank Amy B
Franklin, Tennessee
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a great find! We used to live in vicinity and visited Atlantic Beach often, but never knew of this gem. We returned to the area on vacation and happily found it by chance. The food and service were spectacular. We had dinner here two nights in a row, once at a table (which we were lucky to get without... More 

Thank DawnandPete F
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

We have been to the island grille once before and it just keeps getting better and better. From the appetizers to main course to dessert, everything was just spectacular.

Thank JpEkst

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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, Gluten Free Options
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?