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The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar

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417 W Second St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7569
+1 910-575-5988
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My name is alex, I recently visited the isles with my family. I must say the view here is amazing. Our waiter was joey, he highly recommended the drunken muscles, which were really good btw!! The food was amazing and I really enjoyed the calabash platter. afterwards we swam in the pool. We rented a place at the islander inn... More 

Thank Armymike15
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant with a new ocean view so we are giving it 2 stars for those aspects. The service was poor and the menu was false advertisement. For example, they have grilled Mexican Street Corn as an appetizer. In reality, you get an ear of boiled corn slathered with mayo and cheese on a stick. The "grilled"... More 

1 Thank VivianK477
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't realize this was a membership club so we wandered in for dinner. The public is "welcome" but we didn't feel super welcome! It was 5:45 and the dining room was empty but the hostess asked rather snootily if we had reservations. Really? There were two other tables of people in the entire place. Whatever. The food was really... More 

Thank Jennifer B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have worked in fine dining for 8 years. I am somewhat of a food and service snob. Samantha was our waitress and she was amazing! Literally best service ever. Food was excellent, every one loved it. We were a party of 13 and every one agreed. Amazing all round. Kudos to the bartender, one of the best dirty martinis... More 

Thank Jason T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a beautiful & accommodating place. Everyone was friendly, it was clean & comfortable. The food was excellent! We were there for a wedding. They were over the top!

Thank Charles L
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Isles for dinner and it was delightful. Hadn't been there for a year or so,but the food was better then ever and the wait staff was great. We will go back sooner rather than later.

Thank CHJ_10
takoma park, md
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

2nd year coming here. Great bar and Matt is a fantastic bartender. Have not eaten dinner here but owners of our 6-bedroom condo (great place. check out on VRBO, 2 places down) say the food is v good.

Thank FinlayTP
Orrville, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view (once you look past the swimming pool right below) of the ocean is beautiful. Noisy - no soft surfaces. Fabulous air conditioning to help cut the July heat and humidity. Drinks and food are good, not outstanding.

Thank Plantnerd2
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Server was kind and made efforts to help us with our meals which came out cold and very average and taste it's a shame because they have a great location and a great opportunity to knock it out of the park with the atmosphere it would seem to be decent menu.

1 Thank TS B
Jackson, Wyoming
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I usually only write reviews about unpleasant experiences but this one was too good not to share. My family of 10 came in on a busy Saturday night. We did not make a reservation so we were placed on a short wait. We decided to go to the tiki bar and have a few drinks before we got seated. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 W Second St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7569
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Ocean Isle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-575-5988
The Isles, the area's only oceanfront restaurant and Tiki bar, proudly features fine cuisine using only the freshest regional ingredients. From private romantic dinners and family gatherings to banquets, wedding receptions, and corporate events, our serene atmosphere comfortably provides the perfect ambiance for all of your dining needs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?