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Island Way

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1407 E Beach Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-6557
+1 910-278-7770
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Southport, North Carolina
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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350 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Concord, North Carolina
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had met friends at Island Way several times in the past with satisfactory experiences, but tonight was poor in several ways. We met for dinner at 6:45 and our friends were a few minutes ahead of us and already had drinks. Our waiter Brett came by after a few minutes and asked about drinks and we both ordered water... More 

Atlanta, GA USA
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After the previous evening at a seafood buffet, which was overpriced and poor quality, we were very impressed with the Island Way restaurant. We ordered an appetizer of beef tenderloin canopies, which were a medium sized cracker with a slice of beef tenderloin with a salsa on top, interesting and very good. Both of us ordered the seafood assortment which... More 

Thank MF_Tractor_guy
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

Now Ive have not been to them all but this one was really good! The outside kind of thru us off but once inside the service and food one us over. Service was quick and friendly and the food was plentiful and tasty. We split the Grouper and it was still to much for us to finish. If your in... More 

Thank TasteBudZTN

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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, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Large groups, Romantic
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
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1407 E Beach Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-6557
  • 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?