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The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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417 W Second St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7569
+1 910-575-5988
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family came here to celebrate my dad's birthday a month ago and there were 8 of us total. The waitstaff kept up with my loud family really well and no one's drinks were ever empty. I ordered the Carolina crab cakes and they were delicious! Lots of meat and not a lot of breading - just the way a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here 3 weekends ago with my wife for our 12 year anniversary. I am a manager of a BBQ Restaurant in Charlotte and I was very impressed with all aspects of The Isles. First off amazing crab dip!!! Really loved the view. We sat at the bar and had a few drinks and it was such a great time!... More 

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Shallotte, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very unspectacular visit. Huge venue, but nothing above average about food or service. Unexplored Tiki Bar may be the bright point.

Thank Brillat-savarin_910
Roanoke, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Isles is one of those places that varies in dining experience. The good is location on the beach and great views. The simplest items on the menu are the best such as the lettuce wedge (always fresh and perfect mix of flavors), the quesadillas (best I've ever tasted), and most of the soups. Good cocktails (make a mean mojito).... More 

Thank roahokie
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met with friends and clients last Friday evening. The ocean front view is always AMAZING and were lucky to be seated on the porch. The wait Staff was fantastic. The food was exceptional and different from what is offered in other local restaurants. We will definitely visit again soon!

Thank terboyd
Rindge, New Hampshire
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got there right on time for our 6:30pm reservation and were seated right away. We ate in the very large dining room. It was not full or busy at all. We got seated and waited 15 plus minutes for a waitress to bring water and take our order for cocktails. After we ordered our drinks, we waited again. We... More 

Sunset Beach, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $25
American, Steakhouse, Bar, Seafood
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, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view
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?