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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 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sunset Beach, NC
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103 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Isles in OIB for a farewell party for neighbors. The size of our group was 24 people. It took about 90 minutes for our orders to start to arrive, so perhaps the wait staff wasn't large enough to handle such a big party. That said, the appetizers and entrees were very good and we will return in... More 

Thank mwleonard
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The 2nd time we have stayed at the Winds this summer and we will be back. Lovely resort with clean rooms and all that we need. Breakfast is included too!

Thank Toni L
Canton, Ohio
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110 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here to eat dinner on a Monday and website said open till 9pm got there place only open Friday Saturday and Sunday was told the website had not been updated. Elevator for elderly didn't work either. Really had good reviews for this place but prob will not return on days open

Thank DRLaskeyTrips
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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285 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, two sons and I had dinner at The Isles last evening. We sat outside overlooking the ocean and had a very nice time. We had a variety of foods from Shrimp and Grits to Shrimp to Grilled Seafood Platter to Salmon Caesar Salad and all was very good. The only exception might have been my Salmon which just... More 

Thank Dave G
New York
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90 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It seemed like an endless wait for our dinner despite the fact that the restaurant was not so full. The "catch of the day" was dry, however, after a lengthy wait (again) the manager produced more succulent fare. Catfish--both blackened and fried--was delicious according to those who ordered it. Check the back of the menu for salads to which you... More 

Thank juniemoonie
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

what was suppose to turn out to be a nice family outing for labor day weeke d turned into horror when we decided to come and dine at the isles the food was horrible chicken undercooked steak undercooked fries was worse then McDonalds soggy fries the place was packed we had to wait 30-45min even though we had made reservations... More 

Thank bubbanatesmom
Pinehurst, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived at Ocean Isle my whole life, and the food has always been good, but since new management has come into play the food and services just seems to be better!! I give it a thumbs up to everyone.

Thank Jill S
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a tasting for our wedding at 11:30 and it was unbelievably delicious. Jamie met us and got us started and she was very friendly and helpful. Then Joey Meshaw took over and that's when the fun began. He brought us all of our food, which was incredible, and recommended different beers, wines and drinks, all of which were... More 

Thank GrahamHyder
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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 

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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
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?