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Island Way

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1407 E Beach Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-6557
+1 910-278-7770
Wed - Sun 16:30 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service were excellent. However, look over your check. We were double charged for an appetizer. $22. DOLLARS, INSTEAD OF $11.00. Always, always make sure you are charged for only what you ordered, no matter where you dine. Again, food is excellent.

Thank Theresa A
Leland, North Carolina
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175 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here on a Sunday evening early so as to catch the sunset, yes, although on the Atlantic, you can enjoy wonderful sunsets. First time here and we will come back. The offerings were varied with wonderful seafood as well as pasta and steaks. House wine, red and white out of California were very tasty and only $15.00. I believe... More 

Thank Richard B
Oak Island, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always, ALWAYS, go out of their way to provide great personal service, and the food is consistently excellent. AND !! One of the brothers Chad or Steve (owner/managers) are ALWAYS on site to immediately address any questions or concerns. These guys are the best! And notwithstanding, the very best view on the beach.

Thank 318gregv
Southport, North Carolina
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270 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very lovely dinner on a busy Saturday night. Although it was busy, we did not feel the least bit rushed and that was wonderful as the food is so good you don't want to rush it. Appetizers (brie and medallions) were excellent and helped prepare us for the main event. The menu should satisfy anyone and there... More 

Thank EndlessSummerCaptain
Southport, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came in for a celebration dinner with a group of 27 friends. Our servers all did a wonderful job with our orders and the food was great. We can be a hard group to please but you guys did a great job. Thank you.

Thank sv6444
St. Johns, Florida
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped in on a Saturday Night during the off season hoping for a drink or two and a nice meal. The place was crowded and we didn't have a reservation but the bartender was friendly and made us feel welcome while we waited for our table. The cocktails were great and so was the food. We had the stuffed... More 

Thank Poppy_Pignoli
Frederick, Maryland
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The view is breathtaking...you look right on to the ocean. But the tables are so close that the restaurant feels overcrowded. They didn't have the wine we wanted and suggested something that was almost twice the price. My stuffed flounder was good but not exceptional.The service was efficient and the waitress was friendly but she kept interrupting our conversation to... More 

Thank H6551XMsharon
Southport, North Carolina
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128 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

"Tablecloth" service...lovely view...very responsive wait staff on a busy night. 6 meals - no complaints. Note: GRATUITY IS INCLUDED IN THE COST! Small plates for partner and myself with his wine and my large bottled water and tip was about $40.00. Call to check if you need reservations. Parking in front...Use your GPS this restaurant is on the beach ina... More 

Thank joalleB
Oak Island, North Carolina
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Good wait staff, as usual very clean and efficient. I expected the same as I had in September 2015. Ordered Fish and Chips. The portion was there but either the cook did not wait for the fryer temp to rise back to normal after prior load or the oil needed changing. Breading was greasy, not crisp and the Cod piece... More 

Thank sundancer2004
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Wonderful restaurant by the quiet side of Oak Island overlooking the pier and ocean. Gorgeous sunsets. The food is excellent and on off-season they have a discounted menu. The staff is attentive. I have never been disappointed in the food or service.

Thank Leslie T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
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
Fine dining ocean front restaurant featuring steaks and seafood.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?