We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Very Good!!!!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Island Grill at the Mandalay

Island Grill at the Mandalay
Ranked #36 of 133 Restaurants in Key Largo
Price range: $7 - $23
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Oceanfront outdoor casual dining restaurant open 7 days a week! Join us at our new oceanfront bar everyday for happy happy hour from 4-6pm and we offer live music.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
220 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Very Good!!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

We are a party of four and on our way back from our Keys adventure we stopped for dinner and were very delighted....

Our server was Sandy and she was very friendly & attentive to our needs. Thank You!!!

We ordered the special Cajun Frog Legs appetizer which were excellent!!! Plus, we ordered the graham cracker crusted calamari which was very good but different than the usual. They aren't as greasy as the traditional regualr fried calamari. These were very good but different in taste and not a bit greasy.

I ordered the blackened Mahi Mahi sandwich with cole slaw. The cole slaw is sweetened with fresh pineapple which is a different twist on cole slaw. But, it was good. Not excellent but good.

Another dish was the grilled yellowtail sandwich with fries. He said it was very good.

My husband ordered the shrimp, oyster, crab cake sandwich with sweet potato fries. As I saw the cake it wasn't filled with the normal filler but I definitely saw the small shrimp, oyster and crab in the patty. He said it was EXCELLENT!!!! I want that the next time I go back.

The next person ordered a salad with two screwers of small shrimp which were grilled. I believe there were ten shrimp all together. She had her choice of dressings. It looked very good and refreshing. The greens were all fresh!

The draft beer was cold, Mai Tai was refreshing and great, the the house Pinot was good.

The prices were reasonable for the things that we ordered, The dinners started at $20 to $22 if I remember correctly.

We will definitely come back!!!! It's a GREAT place. There is indoor and outside seating.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank nclark62044
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

920 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    479
    214
    109
    67
    51
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
terrasubaqua,com
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Off menu Pepper Head special: Ghost Wings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2013

If Justin is working the kitchen, and if you are fireproof order up the best ghost pepper wings you will find. They are not on the menu, but they should be on the sign out on the Overseas Highway!
Oh yeah they have live music and do sit at the waterfront bar.
Tell them the Rock Man sent you

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank rockdiver
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lakeland, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Gluten Free Options”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Being gluten free, it is always stressful when traveling to find safe places to eat. They had gluten free options highlighted on their menu and even had gluten free pasta available. I had the guava baby back ribs and they were delicious. Great views, live music and tasty drinks. I ended up eating there twice on our trip due to the great food and ambiance. Staff was personable and timely.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank kathy3679
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Naples, Florida
Level Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful View...makes you feel like your in the Islands”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

My son wanted to take me out for a late Mother's Day dinner and we met up in Key Largo for a snorkeling/camping trip a week after Mother's Day. He asked me where I wanted to eat and I said someplace with ambiance (great view, cool breeze, outside dining and music), he googled and found Island Grill. We were really impressed with the atmosphere and it was very breezy and they had a gentleman singing and playing his guitar. The food was decent and we were all happy with it. It was just what we were looking for and would recommend it for the "laid back" island feel!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Christine C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stuart, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“good view and great breeze”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

The food was okay, I'd go there again just for the view and the outside bar. The bartenders were great, very personable!

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank Seaya05
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Island Grill at the Mandalay also viewed

 
Key Largo, Florida Keys
Key Largo, Florida Keys
 

Been to Island Grill at the Mandalay? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing