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Island Way

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1407 E Beach Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-6557
+1 910-278-7770
16:30 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 16:30 - 21:00
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Bolivia, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very good food. Filet is awesome. Good service. Haven't had anything bad yet. The filet is wrapped in bacon. Very tender and good flavor.

Thank JudyH2007
Franklin, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had steak instead of fish it was really good, but she crab soup is outstanding and so is the corn soufflé! Pricey but very good, NEED RESERVATIONS!

Thank maggiemae4
Asheville, North Carolina
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Island Way is popular and busy but the staff handle the crowd efficiently. Food is good but nothing outstanding. The location is nice and we ate on a Sunday night while watching the sunset on the water. Very nice.

Thank Karen D
Tilghman, Maryland
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457 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can dress casual, but this is fine dining at the beach. They do have an outdoor deck which is less casual, a small bar, and the dining room with tablecloths and uniformed wait staff. view of pier is great. The food was great. I had the special menu which features lower priced items: flounder 14.99, stuffed flounder 13.99 was... More 

Thank Born_to_go61
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best time at a favorite place at the beach. Management doesn't seem to know how to handle asking a table to vacate the table after having paid the bill almost 30 minutes ago. We asked for a window seat and took a later time to get it. Now wishing we could get anything and not have to wait... More 

Thank AGrayghost
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oceanfront dining, delicious seafood & desserts, and excellent service. It doesn't get any better than this. This is my "go to" restaurant for birthday, anniversary, when company comes or when I just need a really good eating out experience. We once had a family reunion there & even with our large group everyone was pleased with the food & excellent... More 

Thank Beachite
Southport, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Island Way usualy has good food. We had 2 orders of the broiled seafood diner. Fish was poor - could only taset the seasoning, not the fish. Shrimp was the same. Oysters and scallops were OK. Restaurant was full. Never had any refills of water. I tipped too much!!!! I'll try it again--but not for a while

Thank aretiredkid
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of 3 tried Island Way based on reviews posted on Trip Advisor and heartily agree it's an excellent restaurant. We started with the crab dip and oyster special. The crab dip was exceptional; creamy but with plenty of crab to put atop the airy bread crisps. The husband enjoyed the baked oysters. For entrees, we chose broiled scallops,... More 

Thank Marilyn C
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Food and service were excellent. However, look over your check. We were double charged for an appetizer. $22. DOLLARS, INSTEAD OF $11.00. Always, always make sure you are charged for only what you ordered, no matter where you dine. Again, food is excellent.

Thank Theresa A
Leland, North Carolina
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178 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Went here on a Sunday evening early so as to catch the sunset, yes, although on the Atlantic, you can enjoy wonderful sunsets. First time here and we will come back. The offerings were varied with wonderful seafood as well as pasta and steaks. House wine, red and white out of California were very tasty and only $15.00. I believe... More 

Thank Richard B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1407 E Beach Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-6557
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island
  • Phone Number: +1 910-278-7770
Fine dining ocean front restaurant featuring steaks and seafood.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?