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“What a pleasant surprise!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Island Grille

Island Grille
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $36
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: The Island Grille is a small restaurant on Atlantic Beach. We specialize in keeping our menu fresh and try to accommodate both those with a thirst for fresh seafood and those who would rather try a traditional dish with a new perspective. Although we would love to accommodate everyone who walks in our door reservations are recommended and the restaurant is LIVELY! You may be seated close to other guests, you may get visits from all of our staff throughout the night as they graze your table.. If you are looking for a great meal in a fun and fearless environment check us out on Monday or Tuesday during BOGO entree night. If you like things a little more laid back I recommend reservations any other day! But, I always recommend them!!! See you soon at The Island Grille! -Amiee Scott General Manager
Woodbridge, Virginia
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101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“What a pleasant surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2011

Upon first appearance this restaurant seems lacking. It truly looks like a dive..from the outside. Once in the doors it is a very quaint, homey, restaurant with a happy smiling staff. We went to Island Grill on Tuesday. This is obviously a local favorite. We were surpised at how busy it was and thrilled to get a table. I ordered the stuffed filet mignon. All I can say is OMG, WOW! My mouth still waters while thinking of it! Of course we had an appetizer, the goat cheese crostini, YUMMY. My friend had the seafood pasta. She loved her dish however was a little disappointed with the portion of pasta. You can't get too much of a good thing! I would go back. I would go back tonight! Kudos to Island Grille, a little hard to find, but a definite treasure!

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Kentucky
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10 reviews
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“By far, the best restaurant on Atlantic Beach...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2010

We ate at the Island Grille the Tuesday of Thanksgiving week - a group of 6 - with reservations (a must unless you want to eat at the bar). Since Mondays and Tuesdays are BOGO nights, we took advantage of the specials. Every dinner was delicious - steaks and different fish dishes were ordered - we feasted on appetizers, salads, 2 bottles of wine and beer. And the desserts were the perfect ending to a fine meal. The service was great - our waitress was very efficient but we were not rushed. Most of our group had not eaten here until this visit and they were all very impressed with the charm of the restaurant, the quality of the food and the fine service. Our next visit to the North Carolina coast near Atlantic Beach will definitely include a return visit to the Island Grille.

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Thank MMParker
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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243 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2010

We went on 2for1 Tuesday night and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the 2for1 specials. My wife had the mahi and I had the steak. Both were excellent. The wine list was very good for s small restaurant and our waitress Kristy helped pick out a very good Zinfadel. Overall excellent food, very good service. Definitely worth a repeat visit.

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Thank beachcomber1947
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Good food- go on Mon-Tues for 2 for 1 night”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2010

Excellent food! Great Service. Limited menu mostly pasta - for kids. They have 2 for 1 on Mon and Tuesdays. Make reservations and enjoy!

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Thank Donna20102011
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Durham, North Carolina
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“Wonderful food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2010

This restaurant was VERY good. All of the meals we had were excellent. The appetizers were awesome, the tiger shrimp were the BEST grilled shrimp I ever had. The crab bisque was excellent and the salad was delicious. The main courses were equally delicious! The only sub-par item was the bread. It tasted like a cheap store bought loaf that was toasted.

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Thank Philly-In-Durham
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