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Island Grille

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401 Money Island Dr, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5590
+1 252-240-0000
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We arrived in Atlantic Beach to find cold weather, and most everything closed on a mid-March Sunday evening. We went online looking for a place to have dinner, and found the Island Grille. It's a wonderful small venue, with lovely decor, a nice wine list and superb food. There were only four couples dining, so the service was very attentive.... More 

Thank Tim C
Weirton, West Virginia, United States
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This out-of-the-way place was rocking on a Monday night in the middle of winter. Why? Because it serves delicious food, deeply discounted, in a fun atmosphere with excellent service! I wanted to go back the next night, but there were too many other places to try. The short menu means that everything is fresh and made in-house, including the A++... More 

Thank Janice M
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

My wife and I had reservations here on Tuesday. Monday and Tuesday nights are BOGO free entree nights. The place is small and quaint. You do need reservations. We had one appetizer, two entree's, two bottles of beer, one glass of wine and one dessert. Price with tip was $85. My wife had the pan seared mahi mahi served with... More 

Thank Joe L
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

The place is quite small. I wouldn't recommend visiting during busy season. They have an interesting variety of menu items and everything we tried was tasty. The crab dip was delicious, but watch out for bits of shell. We tried the seafood pasta in a white sauce and a salad with blackened shrimp. It was all very good. The pineapple... More 

Thank jst13sep
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great dinner with friends!!!! The crab cakes were spectacular!!! I took the server's advice had the crab cakes. She was right, they were awesome! Jen was hilarious and provided great service. Definitely coming back next time I'm visiting!

Thank Gennie R
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

This little space offer the best of everything. Close set tables almost force you to get to know your neighbor. Awsome fresh seafood prepared with respect and passion. Service was exceptional and informative. The monday/Tuesday BOGO is a great value. I didn't have the beef fillet so often recommended but it looked awesome. Definitely would reserve in advance. Will return... More 

Thank dab
Denver, Colorado
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1,123 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,234 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We dined at the Island Grille for the first time and were quite pleased with the quality of our meal and service. The Maryland crab cake duo was exceptional and the seafood trio (sea scallops, crab and shrimp in cream sauce over linguini) was very good. Reservations are recommended.

Thank denver60
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Overall atmosphere very inviting. Crab cake delicious! Great collection of wines. Used to be able to see some of the beach but no more. Still quaint place to nosh. $$$

Thank 1lit1spd
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257 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

After a 2 and a half year hiatus (been traveling) I went back to the Island Grille today for dinner. I chose today because it's Tuesday and on Mondays and Tuesdays, it's buy one entree, get one free… 2 can eat for the price of one. Wife had the tuna and I had the snapper. Both were cooked to perfection... More 

Thank Keith R
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I recommend getting reservations as it is difficult to get in here. I can see why! Food is amazing. Atmosphere is very nice. Small restaurant but great feel.

Thank Chris G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$36
Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Money Island Dr, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5590
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Atlantic Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 252-240-0000
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

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