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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 - 10:00 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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Philadelphia, PA
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped here one evening to watch the ocean waves while enjoying a cocktail- imagine my surprise when one of those cocktails was named the same as my maiden name!-which is not a very common name to begin with! So of course we had to inquire how this came about and our bartender was more than happy to explain. The drinks... More 

Thank ibmlb
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have spent many weeks at OIB over the years and this is the first time that we tried the Isles Restaurant. What a great surprise as we throughly enjoyed a wonderful meal. The meal was well prepared and the waitress was very pleasant. The atmosphere at the restaurant was inviting and the view of the ocean from our table... More 

1 Thank Steven M
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a fun casual joint on vacation? This is not the place. Undercooked chicken, never got my she crab soup and had to find a pitcher of water. We had a group of 8 and had a horrible experience. Watched folks get up and walk out as the service was just absent. We would have done the same but... More 

3 Thank Michal S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have not been here in a few years. We were staying a few blocks away this season and decided to give it a try. We ate outdoors and the evening weather could not have been better. The ocean breeze was perfect. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The single greatest highlight out of the whole experience was our waitress Samantha. She came... More 

1 Thank Edward T
New York City, New York
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140 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was visiting two friends in Ocean Isle Beach and they decided to take me to The Isles Restaurant. Great location, but the service and food could be a lot better. The wine list was fine, nothing special. The crab cake starter was soggy on a bed of arugula that was soaked in oil. The Mahi Mahi dinner was good.... More 

1 Thank delospoppy
Columbia, South Carolina
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1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our food and the atmosphere of the restaurant. Great service and access to the beach. Outdoor dining and pool looks wonderful.

Thank ecmoores
Fairfax, Virginia
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has gone through many chef and management changes since we built our home 5 years ago. We have not been to the restaurant in about 3 years even though it is an easy walk from our home. We finally made it back due to word of mouth recommendations. We were not disappointed! We got a reservation in the... More 

Thank duncansmom89
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch at the tiki bar is not to be missed while visiting Ocean Isle. The drunken mussels are excellent. The sand which menu is interesting. Try the cheesesteak sandwich or chicken salad. Both are very good. The service at the bar is also good. They ate very accommodating.

Thank Mary A
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our son and daughter-in-law to dinner and expected a beautiful evening until the rain came. The staff did a great job getting us re-seated inside. Our meals were very good - two of us had Jambalaya and the others had Shrimp & Grits and Grouper. We also enjoyed our appetizers which included Crab Dip, Mussels and Wahoo Pate'.... More 

Thank Roger L
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just spent most of the day/evening with the terrific event staff! Thanks, Jamie, Ramon, Brandon et al for taking such good care of us! Co-hosted the bridesmaids' luncheon for my husband's niece earlier today and attended the rehearsal dinner hosted by the groom's parents tonight. Beautiful setting, fabulous food and presentation, attentive and helpful staff - it was simply a... 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
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?