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Island Grille

401 Money Island Dr, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5590
+1 252-240-0000
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“stuffed filet” (36 reviews)
“crab cakes” (58 reviews)
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Steakhouse, American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 Money Island Dr, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512-5590
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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants! I've never had a crabcake that can even compare to the rich lump crab, and I'm from Maryland! I can't wait for them to cater my wedding in June. I know it will be phenomenal!

Thank Cgmaslyar
Reviewed 24 April 2016

My wife had the shrimp and scallops with Gouda grits and loved it! I was skeptical of "The best crab cakes" as everyone claims to have them. I decided to get it as an appetizer so if they were not "the best", I wasn't stuck...More

Thank Bryan F
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We were so lucky to find this place, and to learn about Monday and Tuesday buy one get one meals! We especially love the stuffed fillet here. It is soooo delicious. The parking was a bit confusing, our first trip there. We pulled up to...More

Thank brenda w
Reviewed 31 March 2016

I have visited the Island Grille when I have stayed with friends at Emerald Isle. Remember that appearances can be deceiving. The restaurant does not look like a place that will provide you with a really good meal, but it does. On my last visit...More

Thank JamesIslandTraveler
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I live here on the beach and I always give that as a disclaimer that I have no relationship with the owners. Fine dining at its best. I have never had a bad meal. Specials, steaks, seafood excellent. They have a two for one menu...More

Thank Beachbum29877
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

We have not been to dinner for awhile because of such inconsistent cooking of steak dinners. Tried brunch today- honestly everything on menu sounded delightful. We settled on the surf and turf eggs Benedict and Aimee's monte cristo. Our waitress was great- started with probably...More

Thank BeachinIt28512
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

A small intimate restaurant with large atmosphere, highest of food quality and service, not to mention the largest and best wine list of any restaurant in the area. Two of us had the fillets and they were "the best we have ever had". My daughter...More

Thank Eddie H
Reviewed 19 February 2016

A smaller size restaurant that goes up against the Goliath. Easy to get in and if there's a small wait it's worth it. Well prepared food that makes you want to come back! Good wine selection! Janet was great serving our table.

Thank Dwayne C
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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

Had reservations for 7:45, arrived at 7:30 and was immediately seated. The venue is small, but quaint. Shared a delicious crab and artichoke dip and split the daily special, which was Pan seared grouper topped with lobster -crab compound butter served with black rice and...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 February 2016

7 of us went in for brunch. Only negative- no Bloody Mary's or Mimosas before noon. But the Bloody Mary was so good, it was well worth waiting the extra 20 minutes for. The servers modified anything we ordered to suit our tastes. Nothing was...More

Thank John B
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Glenn W
21 November 2017|
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Response from BeachinIt28512 | Reviewed this property |
I would call them- not sure the restaurant will be open but they have a thanksgiving buffet at the celebration cottage (on ocean in front of restaurant). $35 person- but reservations are required. 252-240-0000
20 November 2017|
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Response from IslandGrille | Property representative |
Hi! We do offer vegetarian, pescatarian, ovo lactic and vegan plates. Just ask your server how we can make a dish fit your special diet!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$36
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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