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$7 - $15
American, Bar, Seafood
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food took over 1 hour after ordering. Fish and Chips is absolutely terrible. Onion rings were completely soggy and looked like they dipped in the fryer for 1 minute and soaked in oil. Watermelon Basil Margarita had rotten basil. Black spots all over the basil....I would be surprised if they actually passed a health inspectionMore

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location looks like it would be great! But, service was sllllooooowwwwww, smelled like cigarettes, took forever to get drinks (actually had to go to the bar once), and took forever t get food. The good news here is the food was good when we got...it. Very tasty actually (or maybe we were staving by the time it arrived)More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed February 19, 2021 via mobile

We dined on the patio and enjoyed the views of the river. The servers were prompt and attentive. The food was fresh, properly prepared and delicious. We would return if in the area.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed February 2, 2021

Food may have been good if I got it when it was warm.. Tables are raw wood.. did not see anyone even try to wipe them down. Owner sitting a table down did not even notice how bad the place was running. Absolutely Terrible. The...only thing good I can say is the view was nice.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed January 11, 2021 via mobile

It has been a while since I’ve been to the island. It’s a cool little dive right on the river with a fun mix of locals and tourists. Admittedly the service can be slow, but the food has definitely improved. Fun place to grab some...food and drink and just chill out. Try the appetizer sampler. You can get the fish ( other than the calamari of course) served multiple ways other than fried, recommend the blackened.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed November 15, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I, along with her cousin and husband, dined here after they picked us up at MCO. The place was pretty packed, so we waited at an outside table for about 30 minutes. No one approached us during this time. I finally went...inside and found a couple leaving their table. I sat down and called my wife to let her know that I got a table. Across from us was a table with 2 young girls sitting there and 6 VERY loud, obnoxious drunk males. We couldn't carry on a conversation at our table. It was 15 minutes before a waitress showed and took our drink orders. She didn't even bother to bring menus for us. She dropped our drinks off and walked away. Still no menus. I flagged down another server that brought us the menus. She came vack and took our orders. Thirty minutes later, our food arrived. Everything was very good. No complaints whatsoever. Meanwhile, the girls and their male companions got louder and louder. Left as fast as we could. If this group had not been there, the visit would have been much more. By the way, face masks here were few and far between. Social distancing was NOT enforced at all. Would I dine here again? Probably notMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 15, 2020

We used to stop in here everytime we came by, but the last few times the quality, cleanliness & service have dropped each time. At one time this was a great little local bar/restaurant with a fun atmosphere & good food. When we stopped last...week the tables were nasty, the restrooms were bad enough that I walked in and then walked right back out without using it, service was average to poor and the food tasted like it was all frozen or from a can. Not what it was before. Such a shame, this has a great view, Nice character and so much potential but we have made our last trip here until we here it has changed.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed July 29, 2020 via mobile

While my wife and I go there periodically we went 7/28/2020. While we saw the signs posted on the capacity and social distancing and that was good. The tables were spaced pretty good for the required social distancing and we chose seats that were distanced...farther that the 6 ft minimum , The bar area was elbow to elbow and there was no social distancing there and the patrons were not together. Had the bar been required by management to be socially distanced and protect all the customers this would have been a 5 circle visit. We enjoyed the food as always and left after dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 9, 2020

MI favorite. Never a disappointing meal. This visit was Salisbury Steak Bowl which was outstanding. Never had better tasting tater tots.....never. Partner had tuna poke bowl which was equally delicious.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

A great little hang spot for dinner, drinks and music. Just make sure you get there early if you want a table to listen to music and dinner, they fill up fast. Had great food and service and fun time.

Date of visit: October 2019
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The Island Waterfront Bar and Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5