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The Island Waterfront Bar and Grill

1891 E Merritt Island Cswy, Merritt Island, FL 32952-2679
+1 321-806-3661
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“fish tacos” (34 reviews)
“clam chowder” (8 reviews)
“mango salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1891 E Merritt Island Cswy, Merritt Island, FL 32952-2679
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1 - 10 of 524 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service. Fresh seafood. Great view. Recommended. We had the fish dinner and the seafood au gratin. Big portions and really fresh. Loved it!!

1  Thank rjcoope4
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a "locals" place so it is very friendly. The food is good, the service is good, they quite often have music, and it is on the water with outside seating as well as indoor if wanted.

1  Thank Kari I
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going to island grill for years. Love the Monday snow crab deal, even though the price has been raised from $9.95 to $13.95. Unfortunately, the service has gone from slow to a turtle's crawl!! I know the owner of the restaurant does not own...More

Thank Restaurantgirl55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We weren't sure because its alttle ruff looking from the outside. But it was great beachy atmospher and the coconut shrimp was wonderful. The night we were there they had good musicians. The breeze coming across the water- the guitar music- the food. What more...More

1  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic view awesome staff, especially Stephanie, and delicious food! I will be back with friends!

2  Thank Mary T
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Has that great sittin on the dock of the bay feel great grouper tacos an other delicious food happy hour beer an wine an also full liquor bar friendly staff We love it

Thank Yolanda G
Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

Place was a total dive. Looked like a locals’ spot for sure. Ordered takeout and had to wait a couple minutes while they finished putting together my food. In that time, three different workers checked to make sure I had been helped-very friendly. Food was...More

Thank SRB48170
Reviewed June 18, 2018

My husband and I frequent The Island for lunch or sometimes just drinks. The staff is very friendly and service is good as well.

Thank Cheri B
Reviewed June 8, 2018

Nice easy laid back place,fish and chips with a cold beer w/view of the water-what else does one need. Perfect place to entertain out of town guest's or relatives

Thank pupppymonkeybaby
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

By far the best food and service in Merritt Island. I haven’t had a bad dish ever and I’ve practically had the entire menu. Such a pretty view and some of the best bands around. Don’t miss out on this place!

Thank Bailey J
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Phil Johnson ( originally from Dallas) and Susan Ponte (originally from Boston) Our Assistant GM is origianlly from Louisville.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $15
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1891 E Merritt Island Cswy, Merritt Island, FL 32952-2679
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Brevard County  >  Merritt Island
  • Phone Number: +1 321-806-3661
  • E-mail
The Island has a fabulous view of the Banana River. Access by boat. We serve great food and have a friendly staff. We have live Music,6 Tv's to watch your favorite games.
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