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Island Way

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
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Value
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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups

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Menu

OCEAN LOVERS‎
Market
Catch of the Day
Fresh fish caught daily.
22.99
Carolina Crab Cakes
Twin jumbo lump crab cakes pan fried to perfection then served with a warm citrus and caper dill crema.
27.99
Crab Legs
One and half pounds of snow crab legs
23.99
Grilled Sashimi Grade Tuna
Fresh sashimi grade tuna flown in from hawaii, rolled in cracked black peppercorn and sea salt, grill medium rare to medium then topped with a homemade sweet apple salsa.
27.99
Grouper Neptune
Fresh grouper filet served on a bed of asparagus topped with shrimp, crab meat and bearnaise sauce.
20.99
Shrimp and Grits
Stone‎ ground grits served with jumbo fried shrimp and topped with our special applewood bacon shrimp gravy
Fried or Broiled Seafood Fresh Battered to Order
18.99
Shrimp
21.99
Scallops
18.99
Oysters (Fried Only)
HEART OF THE MATTER‎
18.99
Loaded Chicken
Double breasted grilled chicken topped with mushrooms, bacon, monterey jack and cheddar cheese finished with chives.
27.99
Filet Mignon
Eight ounces of aged and seasoned tenderloin wrapped with applewood smoked bacon and grilled to perfection served with a side of bearnaise.
34.99
Filet Neptune
Signature‎ item, eight ounces of seasoned tenderloin wrapped with bacon, served on a bed of asparagus and topped with shrimp, crab meat and bearnaise.
Market
Filet Mignon and Single Lobster Tail
Eight ounce filet mignon and cold water lobster tail.
19.99
Steak and Shrimp
Eight ounce flat iron steak with six grilled shrimp.
17.99
Eight Ounce Barrel Center Cut Sirloin
Dry aged and house seasoned. Grilled to perfection.
SOUP & PASTA‎
All pastas are served with a garden fresh salad
17.99
Blackened Shrimp Alfredo
Served over a heaping portion of penne pasta.
17.99
Chicken Alfredo
Served over a heaping portion of penne pasta.
13.99
Simply Pasta
Large portion of linguini served with our own marinara, creamy alfredo or meat sauce.
19.99
Chicken Parmesan
Breaded chicken breast topped with homemade marinara and parmesan served over penne pasta.
18.99
Three Cheese Ravioli
Served with our homemade marinara or alfredo sauce.
22.99
Lobster Ravioli
Served with homemade blush sauce.
8.99
Soup of the Day
8.99
Carolina She Crab Soup
5.99
Cup of Soup
GARDEN FRESH SALADS‎
7.99
House Salad
Fresh and crisp with romaine lettuce, mixed greens, mixed cheeses and fresh vegetables served with your choice of dressings.
12.99
Grilled Chicken or Sauteed Shrimp Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce tossed lightly with caesar dressing and topped with fresh parmesan cheese and homemade croutons.
15.99
Sashimi Grade Tuna Caesar Salad
Romaine lettuce tossed lightly with caesar dressing and topped with fresh parmesan cheese and homemade croutons.
12.99
Grilled Chicken Salad
Garden fresh greens, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, mixed cheeses and your choice of dressing.
APPETIZERS‎
12.99
Crab Dip
Jumbo lump crab meat mixed with cream cheese, herbs and spices, browned and served with house crostini.
8.99
Oysters on the Half Shell
Six choice oysters served chilled with cocktail sauce and lemon.
11.99
Oysters Rockefeller
Six choice oyster topped our secert recipe of cheeses, spinach and bacon.
11.99
Applewood Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Spears
Fresh asparagus wrapped with applewood smoked bacon, lightly breaded and fried, served with our asaigo cheese crema.
8.99
Shrimp Cocktail
Six succulent jumbo shrimp served with a complimenting side of cocktail sauce.
10.99
Carolina Crab Cake
Fresh lumped crab meat lightly seasoned and pan-fried to perfection. Served with a warm citrus and caper dill sauce.
10.99
Shrimp and Grits
Six‎ jumbo fried shrimp served with stone ground grits topped with our special applewood bacon shrimp gravy.
9.99
Fried Pickles
Fresh‎ dill pickle spears beer battered and lightly spiced, served with ranch.
8.99
Mozzarella Cheese Sticks
Served with our house marinara.
CHILDREN CORNER‎
6.99
Chicken Strips
Boneless chicken tenders served with fries.
6.99
Simply Pasta
Served with marinara or meat sauce.
6.99
Burger
Four ounces of beef patty served with fries.
6.99
Shrimp
Twelve shrimp served with fries.
About
Fine dining ocean front restaurant featuring steaks and seafood.
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews steak tiger shrimp seafood petite filet oysters rockefeller crab cakes salad surf and turf bread salmon fries early bird specials corn souffle smaller portions nice restaurant fine dining view of the ocean
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here a year ago & decided we would be back so made a reservation. We were not disappointed. Again, great service, delicious food, pretty view of the sea oats & Ocean—the best meal out we’ve had since we were here a year ago!!...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank heidih863
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My favorite restaurant on Oak Island. Friendly service, excellent food, amazing view, and the right balance between laid back and snazzy. Highly recommend anyone visiting Southport, St James, or Oak Island should make a reservation at Island Way.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Rclclmr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with my parents. The food is consistently good. There is an early menu with some lower prices that I believe is used all night in the off season, and I believe before 6 in the summer. These choices are also very good. Wine isn't...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank papa60bear
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner for four...three Ocean Lover's and one crab cake. All were great. One bottle of special wine. Excellent service with an exceptional view. Reservations accepted!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank EndlessSummerCaptain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to dine on the ocean, this is the best place in Oak Island. Make sure to make a reservation because this is a favorite place for many.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Christine C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had another great dinner out on the deck at Island Way. It was a cold evening and the inside was full, but the staff allowed us to sit outside and even designated a worker to keep the outdoor heaters going just for us. The food...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank sunandfun441
Reviewed February 22, 2019 via mobile

I almost hate to review this place because I’d rather keep it a secret. Don’t let the fact it’s at a pier trick you. This place is very very nice inside and if you walk in with fish scales all over you and wearing flip...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank nervousnelly2
Reviewed February 20, 2019 via mobile

We dined at Island Way on a Friday evening in February. We were visiting Oak Island for the first time for a quiet, off-season week at the beach. You don’t have to be in Oak Island for long to realize that Island Way is THE...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank RockyG225
Reviewed February 8, 2019

The restaurant used to be my fav until ... My husband made reservations for our 46th anniversary which happened to be on Super Bowl Sunday. The evening before they called and canceled our reservation. Their reasoning was that they did not have a lot of...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Gail B
Reviewed February 7, 2019

Food was good, beautiful view, we had 9 and baby and made reservations. Great full they could accommodate us, but there were three other ten tables making it very crowded in the place. Not their fault. I recommend this as a nicer dinner meal out.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Mary S
June 26, 2017|
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Response from beachbaby5 | Reviewed this property |
Not certain- but there is a wine menu available.
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FredfromRichmond
November 17, 2016|
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Response from Ray B | Reviewed this property |
From what I remember u have to be seated by 5:45 to get the early bird prices. Great place. Most professional staff I have ever seen 💥
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peajay5
May 28, 2015|
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Response from allybee92 |
The Early Evening menu is offered from 4:30-6:00. That menu offers wonderful dishes such as a petite filet mignon, fish and chips, chicken medallions with a sherry cream sauce, shrimp or clam scampi, a lightly breaded and... More
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