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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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Greenville, North Carolina
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Positive: The lady who answered the phone for reservation and seated us was extremely friendly. The wine selection was good. Bread was good. Negative: Tables were rickety. You are crammed very close to other tables. Waitress extremely slow and more concerned with folks who already ate. 15 minutes for her to address us. Food mediocre at best and way overpriced.... More 

Thank foodie4lifels
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

Limited to only 4 entrees, but the two we chose were delicious. I had the yellowfin tuna abad my husband had the shrimp and scallops over linguine with a creamy parmesan sauce and roma tomatoes. The other choices were blackened tuna and stuffed filet miniogn. The tuna entree is on the small side, and the rice was undercooked, but the... More 

Thank ATtheBeach42017
Cornelius, North Carolina
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meal was wonderful...shrimp scallops and grits. Great service, and fun, eclectic atmosphere. The big surprise was that finally, a quality restaurant has quality children's dishes. My son had wonderful fettuccini with shrimp and sauce of his choice (alfredo) and daughter had wonderful scallops with fettuccini....no hamburgers or chicken fingers for my kiddos please! Thank you!

Thank Lisa D
Sanford, North Carolina
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all the food is certainly worthy 4 or 5 stars; good ingredients properly prepared, but not particularly unusual. We went on BOGO night. Thank heavens! The portion was small and the price( before the discount) very high. This is a single filet of fish, some mashed potatoes and some squash for $34! Be sure to go on BOGO... More 

Thank wrfjr
Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by on a Monday night and were surprised by the crowd. Turns out they have a special on Mondays and Tuesdays - 2fer1 entrees from the board (4 choices). With no reservation, we had to sit at the bar to eat but got a seat quickly and it was excellent. My wife had the filet mignon and I... More 

Thank jtoddbridges
Burlington, North Carolina
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go Monday or Tuesday night and BOGO! Great variety and the whole menu is good. Tables are close together and it is a little noisy.

Thank Whosonfirst16
Goose Creek, South Carolina
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193 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on the way to another restaurant, the parking lot was full. So... We turned around and found a sign for the Island Grille. What a great little place. The menu was hard to pick from, everything looked so good. The waitress said that the duo lump crab cakes were good. She was wrong, they were the best crab... More 

Thank Carole56
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ended up going on a Tuesday night where it is by one, get one meal free. What a bargain. We had blackened catfish, and we were not disappointed. The meal, with sweet potatoes was perfect.

Thank jillich
Glen Allen, Virginia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entrees are absolutely divine and this restaurant would have been rated outstanding, however, the key lime pie was not up to scratch with the rest of the meal. We went on the 2-for-1 night and had a terrific meal with prompt service. Great little restaurant and reservations are recommended.

Thank Carolyn W
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Island Grill never fails to please. Good food, good service. Been that way for years. We hadn't been to the Outer Banks for a couple of years but were delighted to find the Island Grille as good as ever. Even in the off season you'll need a reservation if you come Monday or Tuesday night when they have their 2... More 

Thank GogoOhio

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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
USD 21 - USD 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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