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“Ate on the more casual deck and it couldn't have been better”
Review of Island Way Grill

Island Way Grill
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Ranked #19 of 700 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
San Diego, California
Level 6 Contributor
284 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Ate on the more casual deck and it couldn't have been better”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

When we arrived we were dressed quite casual and from the entrance it appeared that we'd be out of place for dining. The good news is they have both formal and informal dining both in and outside! We opted for the deck area and were brought out to the back of the restaurant with a sprawling deck with 30 or more tables overlooking the boat dock and waterway. Just perfect.

Service was quick and attentive. The specials for the evening were creative composed and varied for just about any taste. The standard menu is sure to please even the pickiest and covers all the standards as expected.

The cocktail and wine menu was ample and varied to accommodate as well. The key-lime martini was fantastic as was the espresso martini.

There is a covered bar area on the deck as well which appeared to seat about 30 people. We were seated near this area, but the location was a detractor in any way.

Fish was our choice and it was fresh and cooked to perfection. The sides were equally as fresh and creative.

I would highly recommend this for casual dining and will try formal dining if I'm back in the area with the right company in the right mood. Based on that the Romance rating could very well be boosted!

  • Visited May 2013
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Port Charlotte, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic service, wonderful food and beautiful place”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

Just had the best experience I have had at a restaurant in a very long time and it was my Sisters retirement party (40 years Public school teacher). Justin was our waiter and he made it so special for my sister and all the fellow teachers. Every attention to detail was taken care of and he was right on from the beginning till the end even with the large party. The food was wonderful, and the place was very nice. We had the Early Bird Special that was so good and ended with little desserts, just perfect. When I go back to Clearwater I will go back and ask for Justin.

  • Visited June 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Glad we decided to go here”
Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

Staying in Clearwater for two weeks and needed a change of restaurant, setting is beautiful inside and out- food was soo good we shared the crab spring roll then had steaks for main- pricing it pretty good and service was excellent! A def must try!

Visited June 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
1,182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
“good dinner in Clearwater”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We had a very nice dinner here while visiting Clearwater. We could not sit in the outside area due to a private party there, but the dining room was very nice. Food was very good, but pricey. Seafood was very fresh. We found out later that it was restaurant week - which was not mentioned to us when we ordered - we would have liked to have been made aware of that menu as well.

  • Visited May 2013
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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Delicious! They have Early Bird special that is a great deal.”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

The food is amazing. This was my first time here, but my wife ate here a lot growing up in the area. The things I loved: conch fritters, house salad, the grouper and king crab, and the KEY LIME PIE is amazing. You must get it to go if you don't have room for dessert.

We didn't plan this, but if you go before 5:30 you get an entree plus soup or salad plus a dessert for just $25. Plus there isn't as big a crowd and service is faster.

  • Visited May 2013
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