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Island Way

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1407 E Beach Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465
+1 910-278-7770
Wed - Sun 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

party of 4 with cocktails, two appetizers dinner and split desert- amazing food, great service and crazy good prices. Love the scallops and husband got the baked flounder.....so yummy! I am a bonafide seafood snob, this place is good!

Thank angela k
Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the only restaurant in Oak island that comes close to 5 star dining. The view and service however certainly are the very best you'll find anywhere! The food is delicious, and drinks perfect. They have a wall of windows so the view is the best on the island and the outdoor area is my favorite! Our waitress was... More 

1 Thank sweet t
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

We love Island way and were so upset when we had a bad experience last week. We came on vacation for an extra few days this trip so we thought let's give it another try... oh my Danielle (spelling) was such an amazing server. Then when the runner brought out our food he was awesome!!! Spoke directly to the person... More 

1 Thank ddd1234
Southport, North Carolina
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

One of the best restaurants on Oak Island!! Awesome views! Great food!! Very good service!! Really big picture windows overlook beach and pier. You can't go wrong with the seating. All tables overlook water. They also have a mirror on the back wall that reflects the ocean so everyone can see. In addition to the inside dining, they have an... More 

Thank Polly4449
Greensboro, North Carolina
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360 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This is a nice restaurant to have a bit of a nicer meal while at the beach. It isn't fancy but it isn't a beach bum kind of place. The staff is very friendly with just the right amount of attentiveness. The food is done well and the prices are reasonable. Sitting by the windows gives you a nice view... More 

Thank Linda B
High Point, North Carolina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

I am in love with this restaurant. Excellent view from just about every corner, delicious menu options, and fantastic cocktails (try the Moscow Mule! Best I've ever had, anywhere). The waitstaff are well-trained, attentive, and courteous. Great for an up-scale(ish) family meal or a fun evening with friends. Side note: Due to the dining room layout, the volume can get... More 

Thank amber0584
weston, florida
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

we were in the area visiting family that lives nearby, and they brought us here, I just loved it, and would like to return, food was delicious , staff was young, fast , and professional.

Thank luvsbgi
New York
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54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Beautiful view on water. We arrived around 5:15, were seated on the window. Heavy surf from offshore storm was a sight. We shared escargot - which were excellent. They make a fine cocktail as well. They have an early bird list of smaller main meals. Perfect size and actually quite a value. Service was excellent. Will return for sure.

1 Thank Mike_vacation_12
Cary, North Carolina
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Overall a lovely restaurant and wait staff was excellent! Be sure to make a reservation as this is one of the only more upscale places to eat on the island. The food was very good. Highly recommend the oysters Rockefeller - classically prepared and delicious! The dinners were tasty and proportions generous - can't say "best ever" or "out of... More 

Thank RHD103
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Have been here several times to eat & never disappointed by the food or service. Great atmosphere & views. A must if you are on the island and wanting a special night or a good meal.

Thank Jo Anna C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $26
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant 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
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1407 E Beach Drive, Oak Island, NC 28465
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island
  • Phone Number: +1 910-278-7770
Fine dining ocean front restaurant featuring steaks and seafood.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?