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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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West Hartford, Connecticut
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54 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

Whenever we vacation in the Crystal Coast area, we make sure to dine at Island Grille. We expect to have a satisfying dining experience - and our most recent visit met these expectations. We always make a reservation for Monday or Tuesday, when they have two for one entrees (those that are ordered off the blackboard). My wife always gets... More 

1 Thank CTsnowbird
Richmond, Virginia
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

We had been here a few years previously on the recommendation of a family member and decided to return for Saturday dinner at the end of our stay in Emerald Isle where some of our dining experiences had been "iffy.". To be honest, the restaurant doesn't look exceptional outside and the furnishings inside are fairly ordinary and closely packed. But... More 

1 Thank LJEUSA
Reidsville, North Carolina
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154 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

We made our first visit to Island Grill last night for a birthday dinner. It will not be our last!! Outstanding service and menu. Extensive craft beer and wine lists. I had a fantastic Argentine malbec. We both ended up choosing the filet stuffed with Gorgonzola but next time I am trying the fish - it looked yummy. The filet... More 

Thank Sandra G
Beaufort, North Carolina
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2015

The meal was first rate. The owner was friendly and positive. I know we'll be back - and often. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but don't let that fool you.

Thank OnTheWaterNC
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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Short visit but saw this place and couldn't wait to try it! We were surprised to hear how long this place was here! Yum yum yum

Thank Carol Molinari M
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

We went on a Tuesday night and they have buy one get one for their chalkboard specials and they were excellent. It was crowded and we sat at the bar which I would recommend. The bartender was personable and very informative. Great place to sit.

3 Thank abeily
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Read the reviews and thought this would be the place to go for my birthday. Was not disappointed. Food was excellent and great atmosphere. Place is small so do make reservations.

1 Thank Margaret P
Erie, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Just ate here tonite with two good friends. Lots of great choices on 2 for 1 board, all food fresh and flavor some. Waitress wonderful, responsive and personable. One of the "best ever" places!

Thank Jean G
New Jersey
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46 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2015

The food was amazing, but the service is terribly slow. Eat at the bar the bartender is a better waiter than the waitresses.

1 Thank dks61885
Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2015

Tiny but packs a punch. Make reservations on Monday or Tuesdays to get a gourmet meal at buy 1 get 1. We go every time we are in town. Stuffed filet is always delish

1 Thank Joyjoy81960

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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
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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