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Wed, 7/6
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At the Island Way Grill, we're all about fresh fish. Our boats make daily trips to the gulf where we retrieve fresh grouper, mahi, snapper and other local varieties. No long-line fish here-just hook, rod, and reel. If it's any fresher, it is still in the gulf. Majority of our dishes revolve around our oak and citrus fired open pit, which sears at an extremely high temperature and adds a delicious smokiness to everything grilled. You'll find an abundance of fresh herbs and only the best quality seasonings. Fresh vegetables are used throughout our menu, and all soups and sauces are hand-prepared daily. We take pride in providing an excellent selection of the world’s finest oysters, flown in fresh
PRICE RANGE
$21 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, Sushi
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Waterfront
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very tasty food to celebrate a special birthday on the patio overlooking the water with valet parking.

Date of visit: June 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for celebrating a special day with us - we appreciate your 4 star rating.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a delicious anniversary dinner on the patio. The food was beautiful and prepared perfectly. Our server, Andrea, was outstanding! She was very attentive and made great recommendations. We will definitely be back!

Date of visit: June 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the 5 star rating and review! We appreciate your business!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually visit Salt Rock Grill but decided to give its sister restaurant Island Way Grill a try. Similar ambiance, but I think Island Way is better. For starters, they are better staffed and service is excellent. The food options are similar but I think...it tastes better here. While the restaurant was full, for some reason it didn't seem to be so busy and hectic. We had two servers, Eric and Scott. It was Scott's first night but he seemed like a seasoned pro so I suspect it's not his first rodeo. Both Eric and Scott were excellent. The manager visited our table to check things out. She was very friendly and fun to talk to. Not intrusive at all. We had a great dinner and evening. I highly recommend Island Way Grill. If you visiting Clearwater Beach you also get the benefit on not having to contend with the hectic beach traffic to get there.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. We appreciate your business at both of our restaurants and look forward to having you back soon!

Reviewed May 16, 2022

Was good service location was wonderfull , bad was they allowed pets on the deck and all the time we ate dogwas barking or under our table, all we got for dog owner was sorry , pets have a place and a place to eat...is not one. I ordered meat loaf it was dry and I so do think it was day old as some parts were crust and could not eat. I would not go back .More

Date of visit: April 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your honest feedback. We will share with our team.

Reviewed May 13, 2022

What a great spot! We had dinner on the patio right next to the water. The service was excellent and good value for our food. We had the grilled octopus appetizer and some sashimi for dinner. Everything was excellent. Great spot for a nice date...night!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2022

Thank you for the 5 star rating and review! We appreciate your business!

Reviewed May 8, 2022

Tyler at the outside bar was amazing! And the brunch here is always wonderful! The staff at the oyster bar was so amazing they even grilled some oysters at the raw bar for us! They were amazing and recommend them over the wood fired grill.

Date of visit: May 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2022

Thank you for spending such a special day with us. We appreciate the 5 star rating and review!

Reviewed April 18, 2022 via mobile

Went for an early dinner with family while on vacation. Feel I was expecting more… sat inside but ok with it because view wasn’t as good as I thought it would be. Food was ok. Staff was friendly and timely. Would say experience was just...ok.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your honest feedback.

Reviewed April 7, 2022

I am a local and have loved Island Way for many years. Made a reservation for 8:30 and on arrival was advised that it would be another 45 minutes for inside seating. Opted for outside seating (mistake) blowing and cold. Service was fair and sporadic....Food was just OK. Island Way was "The" place to go for special occasions. No longer on my list for great food and service.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your honest feedback. Our owner Frank Chivas would like the opportunity to speak with you direct regarding your unpleasant experience. He has asked that you connect with him via cell or email (whichever...More

Reviewed April 4, 2022

We were letdown at our visit this time around compared to the last we were there. Service was not up to par. We watched a table to us have issue with what they ordered. Unfortunately, that happened tonus, they forgot the sauce that I ordered...with my steak, the other was the wrong side. The server was just going through the motions, never told us about specials or tried to suggestion sell. Never asked if we would like another drink or asked how our food was. It was very disappointing. The food was good especially the seabass, and new york strip and the dessert sampler.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2022

Thank you Scott for taking the time to write a review and for your honest feedback. We will share with our management team.

Reviewed April 1, 2022 via mobile

Service was mediocre at best. Food was fine. “Fine” is the theme of our vacation though. To be fair, there were events going on at this restaurant and they were short staffed.

Date of visit: April 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2022

Thank you for your honest feedback - we will share with our management team!

Reviewed March 27, 2022

We had the early bird special. Same price as 2 years before.but no salad and no dessert with a smaller main course and only one side, mash potatoes. To change is costly. Ordered drinks. Special martinis, Extra charge for ice and offered a choice of...gin but not told of extra cost. So special matinis were all an extra $6 to $7 on top of what the menu said. Waiter was rude and impatient, spilt water on one of the guests and didn't apologize. Asked why the drinks were double the menu price and said price was correct. Apart from the patio ambience was dreadful.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your honest feedback. Our owner Frank Chivas would like the opportunity to speak with you direct regarding your unpleasant experience. He has asked that you connect with him via cell or email (whichever...More

Reviewed March 24, 2022 via mobile

What a wonderful experience at Island Way Grill! We were a large, multigenerational group and we all had a fabulous time thanks to our server, Manu. The food was delicious but the entire experience was complete thanks to Manu. His recommendations were spot on and...his professionalism throughout the dinner was exceptional. He was warm and friendly while very knowledgeable about the items on the menu. We appreciate Manu taking his time throughout the evening to make sure we all had a great dinner and an exceptional evening!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2022

Thank you for the 5 star rating and review - we appreciate your business!

Reviewed March 24, 2022 via mobile

When we walk in the first thing I noticed was the wonderful smell of the wood burning grill that they use to for the cooking. Then the wonderful decor and views. We arrived earlier than our reservation time but were seated right away. Had a...great water view even on the rainy evening. Our server, Samara, was pleasant and got us our drinks very quickly. The rolls was served warm right from the oven with a nice herb olive oil blend. For appetizers we had the Shrimp Louie salad, which was served cold and tasty with six good size shrimp. The other was crab bisque that was fair, slightly bland with not much crab flavor and no pieces of crab placed on top. As the main course 8 Oz filet mignon with au gratin potatoes which was perfectly cooked and the potatoes were amazing. And lobster and shrimp sauté that was very well done with very well cooked broccolini and a nice light sauce. It was a great meal and a great dining experience.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2022

Thank you for the 4 star rating and review - we appreciate your business!

Reviewed March 20, 2022

The food was substandard and very small portions. Unfortunately the quality has really gone down hill. Do not recommend and would not go back. There were six of us and every meal ordered to the table was edible but not so good reviews. For what...it cost it definitely was not worth it. Sitting outside on the patio was nice but overrated restaurant!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your honest feedback. Our owner Frank Chivas would like the opportunity to speak with you direct regarding your unpleasant experience. He has asked that you connect with him via cell or email (whichever...More

Reviewed March 6, 2022 via mobile

We agree with a previous report. We booked in for the Sunday brunch which we have enjoyed over the years. We had guests from the UK with us and since we have not been in Florida for 2 years due to CoVid we had expected...the usual excellent experience. We were sadly disappointed!! The selection was pitiful in comparison to previous visits. No shrimp and seafood table only minute shrimp cocktail, warm oysters and a piece of salmon!! No ice cream. No omelette station . Bacon was over cooked, I could go on! Our table was in full sunshine and our request to move was sourly accepted! This was a real non experience and we have no intention of returning . We sadly apologised to our guests for not delivering the experience we had described to them, We do not accept Co vid as an excuse as we have visited many local restaurants that have lived up to our expectations .More

Date of visit: March 2022
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2022

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your honest feedback. Our owner Frank Chivas would like the opportunity to speak with you direct regarding your unpleasant experience. He has asked that you connect with him via cell or email (whichever...More

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Yes, casual dress is fine, even jeans
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Casual...you can dress up if needed, but it's a pretty laid back place. I'm still perturbed over the owner never contacting me. Numerous calls and emails and...crickets... Needless to say I won't be returning.
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You would have to contact the restaurant directly. I was on vacation when I visited.
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Yes, Island Way Grill offers takeout services.

Island Way Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5