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$10 - $15
Caribbean, Jamaican
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We moved away and I always missed this place. The Jerk chicken is the BEST you'll ever have, and the curry goat is to die for. I highly recommend the beef patties, legendary mac and cheese, collards, cabbage and fried plantains. I would recommend ordering...takeout and allowing at least 30 minutes to prepare you food.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed December 29, 2019

I have been here several times and have never been disappointed. The oxtails and curry goat are to die for. Wonderful and friendly staff. Great atmosphere also.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed November 27, 2019 via mobile

There was a good choice of food T the buffet but nothing was labeled as to what it was. Being a Caribbean and Jamaican specialty eatery, we would have appreciated knowing what some of the choices were. They took a long time to bro g...put my burger and fries.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed August 16, 2019 via mobile

Great place. Warm and friendly and the lunch buffet was awesome!! Wait staff were very friendly. Jerk chicken, curry chicken and yummy yams. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed May 1, 2019

The food at the Island Breeze Grill is distinctive and delicious. The staff are very friendly and attentive. The picture shown is the old location, they have moved and are located in downtown EC now.

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I dined for lunch on a Friday. We went for the $9.99 buffet although the restaurant has a menu with something for everyone, sort of southern/Caribbean fusion. The menu includes such things as meatloaf, jerk chicken, and oxtails. The buffet was a...bargain for the money and everything was tasty. Entrées for the day were curried chicken and potatoes, chili, turkey legs and, apparently, a pork dish. Side dishes were carrot soufflé, excellent macaroni and cheese and a rice dish. There was also a small salad bar with fresh fruit including strawberries, and homemade cake. I had the best pineapple upside down cake I have ever eaten, and that is my favorite cake! There is a larger buffet on Sundays for $15.99. The restaurant was very clean and well decorated with bright paintings of Caribbean life, making for a great atmosphere. Service was prompt and friendly. There is a small bar area. The restaurant is located close to the waterfront and parking is available on the street in front of the restaurant. This is a gem waiting to be discovered! I can’t wait to go back!More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

I always enjoy the buffet at lunch. All the food is full of flavor and taste freshly made. Make sure to visit the salad bar they usually have fresh fruit in season

Date of visit: January 2018
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Finally found a seafood dish that should have been bronzed!! The red snapper was prepared with the intent to satisfy the eater for sure with red peppers and red onions, cabbage may have been taken from my mother's pot...that's under investigation LOL!! The beans and...rice dish was authentically Caribbean. Ms. Doris knows how to lay down the flavors...keep it up 👍🏽. Don't waste your time or money and get right over to Island Breeze Grill. Enjoy and add your review to prove my taste buds accurate 🙏🏽.More

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Miss Julie and I recently found ourselves in Elizabeth City on shopping day visiting a number of stores around town. Shopping complete, I asked her if she would like to have lunch, an offer thats rarely refused since we get off the farm infrequently. Would...you like a steak and cheese sandwich? No. Burgers, no. Seafood, no. Hmm. I understand that there is a Carribbean place in old downtown near the waterfront. BINGO! I wasn't exactly certain where in downtown the place was located or the hours, but figured we could find it, the old downtown area isn't that large. So we drove through a couple of blocks then parked on the street (free parking btw) and walked. Of course, being clueless, I had no idea where I was going so I stopped a young mom and daughter on the sidewalk and solicited directions. As luck would have it, Poindexter Street was to our immediate left and at the opposite end of the block was the Island Breeze Grill. We walked the short block and since there was on street parking (again free!) in front of the Grill we moved the car over there and went in. I should preface this with the time, it was probably 215 and I think they shut down for lunch around 230 or three. The Island Breeze Grill wasn't crowed in fact there may have been only three of four other tables occupied at that time. We were greated with a smile and seated promptly. Both our servers (they were using the team method) were super friendly and helpful. We looked over the menu (I was surprised there was no pork dishes) and both decided on the buffet (I know, I know, but we were hungry and wanted to sample a variety of dishes). Turned out to be a good choice. At about $11 each, we had a variety of protien choices, all chicken but all different. A very nice chili that was at the same time sweet and spicy (really good). a variety of veggie and rice dishes. There was also a salad bar, a fruit bar and a desert bar. For $11 bucks! Now I'm of the opinion that I don't care how inexpensive a buffet is or how much you can eat if what your eating is of poor quality. That is definately NOT the case here. Everything was great. Even though late in the lunch service, there was plenty of food on the buffet, and it was still warm and fresh. Everything was very tasty. We both had ice tea with lunch (I was driving). They do have beer on the menue, even Red Stripe, an island beer. If I was disappointed in anything, it was that I did not notice any microbrew on their beer list, especially given the number of quality NC brews available these days. If we made any mistakes with our menue choices it was that somewhat late in our meal we ordered a side dish of plantains. When they arrived, we were surprised at the size (huge), we sampled a few (they were excellent) and asked for a to-go box. (We were full up from the buffet.) We used the plantains for a dinner side dish at home the next evening. So what's my recommendation? Go, visit, try the Island Breeze. It's only a couple of minutes from the main shopping areas of Elizabeth City. The area was safe, parking was on street and free. Service was prompt, servers were friendly and helpful. The Grill interior was clean and pleasant. They have a ala- carte items as well as the buffet. Food quality, quantity, variety and taste was very good. Price to value was also very good. I give the Island Breeze Grill an overall 4 out of 5 and a definate recommendation as a return to venue. We'll be back and I advise you to put it on your list of alternatives to the chain eateries. Take the opportunity to support old downtowns and independent small businessmen and women while enjoying a great meal at a good price.More

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

Someone would expect a tacky, beach rip-off joint from the name of the restaurant (and the neighborhood). But it's clean, appropriately decorated for a Caribbean restaurant, along with soft reggae music. Most importantly, the food is authentic and quite delicious. Not blisteringly spicy. Other reviewers...note the menu items. The buffet is $10 and includes salad bar and dessert plates. Neither of those is anything to rave about. The service is quietly friendly and efficient. Lunch is steady rather than zoo-y. Highly recommend as a hole-in-the-wall undiscovered treasure.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Island Breeze Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4