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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2015 via mobile

Reminisced over 2 bottles of Evolution, IG crab dip, feta stuffed filet mignon with roasted tomato cream sauce, clams oreganato & finished it off with key lime pie on an Oreo crust with strawberry caviar. Excellent night out!!

Thank Brian C
Vonore, Tennessee
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851 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 959 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2015

We went on a Tuesday night when entrees are two for the price of one. ( this is also true on Mondays.) The place was already completely full in both the dining room and bar--it's small and very cramped. We were seated just a few minutes after our reservation time-- we definitely recommend reservations! We brought a coupon for the... More 

1 Thank Torte_Sue
Raleigh, North Carolina
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

The Island Grille is a gem, but it has one major flaw. The restaurant is too small. That makes it too loud to enjoy a conversation. All that aside, the food is fantastic. The crab cakes were incredible, both filled with lump meat. My husband loves the grouper. The BOGO sale on Monday-Tuesday is nice. Make sure you have a... More 

Thank TravelBunny36
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

We went on a Tuesday (buy one, get one which is also done on Monday - just know it is only for four items on the menu) and you need to make a reservation a few days in advance. While the food is good, and we enjoyed it, the place is VERY small and cramped. We were smushed in a... More 

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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

This was a really good restaurant, even if a bit crowded. My husband and I enjoyed the food and the service. The BOGO menu on Tuesday (I think Monday too) night was a good selection. My food was excellent, but my husband's (a filet) wasn't cooked to order and was a bit cold - so he wasn't as pleased as... More 

Thank JeffandDeeNC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Excellent shrimp & grits, scallop appetizer & crab dip. Yellowfin tuna was yummy. Tomato lobster bisque had good flavor but needs more chunks of lobster. Crab cake appetizer was good as was the summer salad. Excellent place for fresh seafood!

Thank Andy B
Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

Over the course of our four nights on Atlantic Beach, we sought out the best food we could find each night for dinner. The much-hyped Amos Mosquitoes was very good, but the Island Grill had the best food in any of our meals by a long shot. Service was superb as well. Crab Dip Appetizer was perfect with crispy crostinis.... More 

2 Thank zalomar12
Owings, Maryland, United States
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday "buy one meal get one free". Reservations are must. We were seated as soon as we arrived and our waitress was awesome. The food was fabulous. If I'm back in the area again this place will be a must.

Thank Joanna M
Pikeville, Kentucky
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015

We have eaten at the Island Grille a couple times and enjoyed it immensely on both occasions. It is a small hole in the wall white building that you have to drive down an alleyway to get to. However, there is a sign on the main road pointing you in their direction. We did not have reservations this time, but,... More 

Thank JWTSatty
Garner, North Carolina, United States
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

We try to visit the Island Grille on each trip to the Atlantic Beach, NC area. The food has always been outstanding. We usually go on Monday or Tuesday when the small restaurant has its two-for-one deals. I got the filet mignon on this trip and it was the best meal I have eaten, including some at places with double... More 

Thank Tim S

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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
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?