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The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar

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$$ - $$$
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417 W Second St, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-7569
+1 910-575-5988
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome! We ordered beer battered fish plates with malt vinegar fries. The server looked at us funny and said "2 plates"! Guess that was a clue about the over flowing platter! I've never had such delicious fish, and the fies are out of this world. Note: there is an elevator by the stairs if needed. Great location... More 

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Covington, Georgia
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42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Beautiful view and the service was amazing. Ordered to Eggplant and I should have ordered the steak. My friend had the steak and it was amazing. Stay away from the Italian, it has no flavor.

Thank Donna S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 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 October 12, 2016 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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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

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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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 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 September 28, 2016

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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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

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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108 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

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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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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

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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, Pub
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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
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?