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“Good food and excellent service!!”
Review of The Islander - CLOSED

The Islander
Price range: USD 6 - USD 28
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse, Wine Bar
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Description: Fine, Family Dining. Islander has a beach theme with Jimmy Buffet tunes in the background. We have a raw bar for fresh shucked oysters on the half shell, tuna tartar and more. We have a steam room with individual kettles for lobster, crab clusters, mussels, peel $ eat shrimp. Our po-boys are made with real Gambino bread, brought in from New Orleans! Outdoor patio seating for dining, and outdoor seats at the bar are available. Islander Seafood and Oyster House is the perfect get away for a nights vacation!
Reviewed 11 August 2014

My friends and I visited The Islander in July following my birthday. The service was great. We were quickly seated, given menus, and options for drinks. The waiter was very prompt in responding to our needs. Now to the food: The oysters were no so good. I ordered the charbroiled oyster with cheese and bacon. The oysters were not fresh off the grill (meaning from grill, to plate, to me). The cheese was cold and the oysters were lukewarm. Most in importantly, the oysters were very small. Not worth the price. The crab-cakes were good (nice size for an appetizer). I order the seafood pasta dish for my entree and it was really good. Two my friends ordered the gumbo and said it was awesome. One of my friends are from New Orleans, and he said that The Islander's gumbo was the best gumbo outside of New Orleans - and he has tried several.

Drinks: One thing that I thought was super cool is that one of my friends is on a gluten-free diet. He called the restaurant prior to our arrival to inquire about gluten-free beer. The staff informed him that they did not carry gluten-free beer; however, they inquire about what he liked for future reference. Upon arriving to the restaurant (which was less than an hour), they had went to a store nearby and purchased a 6-pack of his favorite gluten-free beer - now that's service folks. Everyone else was pleased with their drink orders too.

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Thank AJJ1985
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Delicious Po'Boys Sandwiches, both the fried oyster and the fried shrimp varieties. Yummy bread and seafood, perfect.

The server raved about the Chargrilled Oysters, with many different toppings to choose from, and they weren't very good. The Oysters Rockefeller had some kind of liquor that completed overwhelmed, and when we had them replaced with the plain charbroiled ones, they were only so-so. The oysters on the half shell were also very small, not a good value. We were charged for the higher priced ones that we sent back also.

Waiter was pleasant but slow service, waited long time for water refill, etc.

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Thank 3jstravel
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Reviewed 4 July 2014 via mobile

We were greeted warmly at the door by the hostess. Our waiter was awesome! He introduced himself and went into a description of the dish of the day. I got a fish and shrimp platter and my boyfriend got a hamburger. The food was good, no complaints... It just didn't have that " wow" factor. This is a restaurant to come to if you want friendly service and a bite to eat.

Thank Cocoabrie
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Reviewed 12 April 2014 via mobile

I had eaten here one other time prior and enjoyed the Crawfish eggrolls with the Sweet Chilli sauce. However, this time was not even close to good. Long story short, the food was not hot nor good. When I brought my concerns to the server's attention, she immediately sent over the manager and possibly the owner. He never introduced himself nor was he apologetic. He was almost argumentative and took it personal instead of trying to take the opportunity to make things right. At one point he said "hm, I haven't had any complaints about the food all day". Seriously? I just witnessed him go to the table next to me and apologize to that couple and tried to make things right for them. I never play the race card but I couldn't help wonder was it the color of my skin? Because the people at the other table were the same race as he. But I left that ideation alone because I was in the company of a white male, but that may have been his problem. Oh well. I can show you better than I can tell you. They won't get my business nor my money. Word of mouth is the best advertisement and the best boycott. I'd rather be on Gilligan's Island than at the Islander.smh lol

2  Thank Tonya B
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Reviewed 6 January 2014

First we ordered drinks. Server got that wrong. There were 6 of us and he brought everyone the wrong thing. After about 20 minutes I finally asked if he would get my drink. A Pepsi, they don't serve Coke products. I ordered the barbecued shrimp, with sausage, corn, carrots, and potatoes.
It finally arrived without the potatoes and carrots. I can understand running out of some items, but potatoes and carrots on a Saturday Night at 7 P.M. The shrimp was a nice size but it was not deveined. It was impossible to peel. I know barbecued shrimp, I have lived in New Orleans.
This menu item was very disappointing. My husband got the shrimp po-boy and he enjoyed it. I tasted his fries while I was waiting on my food to be served. They were good. Service was disjointed. Two plates were brought to table, one plate about 15 minutes later, then finally I got my food.

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Thank Faye W
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