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“Refreshing Fine Dining”
Review of Island Way

Island Way
Ranked #5 of 60 Restaurants in Oak Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $26
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fine dining ocean front restaurant featuring steaks and seafood.
Reviewed March 23, 2013

If you want volumes of seafood piled high and greasy with an ocean of sweet tea surrounded by screaming kids....well this isn't the place.

The seafood is well prepared and the variety is great. The service is second to none and the wine list is very good but not extensive.

The entire dining room faces the ocean. The setting sun, family, good wine and good food....whats not to like.

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Thank Reggie H
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

Although we've been in Southport for 5 years we had never been here. What a treat to finally come! Atmosphere was very inviting from the restaurant layout and presentation, to the friendly prompt service, to of course the spectacular view. The grilled oyster appetizer was out of this world and though we ordered our entrees from the "locals winter menu" I think next time we'd try the regular menu even though it's pricier. the locals menu was good but kind of on the "early bird" style and the difference in our entrees and the oyster appetizer (ordered off the regular menu) was noticeable. The entrees were good, but more along the usual local fried food style.

so we'll definitely be back -- and yes this restaurant gets crowded even on a late Sunday afternoon in March.

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Thank KathieNc
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We arrived in OKI on Sunday and decided to eat here since we recieved a coupon when we checked into our hotel. Think casual fine dining with an ocean front view. The waitresses and waiters are very attentive. The prices are a little steep but the food is delicous and they have a varied wine list. We ordered oysters steamed and a la parmesan and they were both wonderful. The oysters themselves were huge, a mouthful. Easily the largest and best oysters I have ever eaten. Our entrees took a while to get to our table but everything was delicous and hot. For three people with the coupon, we ended up spending $80 with tip. I would recommend for special occasions and such.

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Thank JenNRob626
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Great North Carolina seafood. Very friendly staff. We had great seafood and excellent service. The prices are very reasonable and the atmosphere is second to none. There is a fishing pier next to resturant. Watch the sunset from your table. Family resturant at its best.

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Thank LarryR568
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

We were there last week (Sunday night). It was the off season, but when we walked in they asked if we had reservations. We were early, so we didn't need reservations, but I was surprised they were that busy, until I had the food. The filet mignon was one of the best I ever had.

The service was very good, and the views were fantastic. They much clean the windows all the time. You will drop some $ here (filet was $28), but it is worth it.

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1  Thank PSUDuke
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