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Island Way

1407 E Beach Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-6557
+1 910-278-7770
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (51 reviews)
“grouper neptune” (15 reviews)
“tiger shrimp” (8 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1407 E Beach Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-6557
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ocean front dining with a terrific chef, great staff and delicious food. Owned and run by local brothers.

Thank oldbioprof
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As part of a large group, we had a reservation and were seated rather quickly. There 16 in the group and unfortunately, we were seated at two tables. The service was outstanding! Our waiter did an excellent job of telling us the specials and made...More

Thank DenS2803
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The outside appearance was questionable but inside was very nice. The view is great even for the tables further back ( they are stepped up ). Early bird specials before 6.

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot in Oak Island with great food and service. Don’t let the outside of the complex shy you away as you will be missing a lot

Thank 901jones
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Stop here everytime we visit. The food is great the view is the best in the area. The servers are very attentive and efficient. Love this place.

Thank Jeff T
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Continue to eat there every year. Live their early bird meals and prices, but also great regular menu and service. Great variety of foods. Drinks price reasonably too. Right on the ocean

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This place has a beautiful view of the ocean but that is it! Husband had steak and the boiled potatoes. Steak was okay potatoes were undercooked. My salmon was way overcooked and the Island Way Potatoes tasted like the had been kept warm on the...More

Thank skilesp
Reviewed 24 September 2017

High end service, food and reasonable prices. Atmosphere was relaxing and the view was tremendous. The owner visited every table adding a personal touch.

Thank Winston M
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed dining at Island Way on a Friday evening recently. Every staff encounter was top notch, professional and courteous from making a reservation over the phone, to being greeted by the hostess, the attentive wait staff as well as a quick encounter with...More

Thank jojenc
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The Island Way restaurant is usually very good all round. Last night the food was good but not great and the service was horrible. I'm not sure if was a new wait person or they were short wait staff. It took 30 minutes to get...More

Thank Susan C
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Nearby Attractions
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Questions & Answers
Mary S
26 June 2017|
Response from beachbaby5 | Reviewed this property |
Not certain- but there is a wine menu available.
17 November 2016|
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Response from Ray B | Reviewed this property |
From what I remember u have to be seated by 5:45 to get the early bird prices. Great place. Most professional staff I have ever seen 💥
28 May 2015|
Response from Ally B |
The Early Evening menu is offered from 4:30-6:00. That menu offers wonderful dishes such as a petite filet mignon, fish and chips, chicken medallions with a sherry cream sauce, shrimp or clam scampi, a lightly breaded and... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1407 E Beach Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-6557
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island
  • Phone Number: +1 910-278-7770
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Fine dining ocean front restaurant featuring steaks and seafood.
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