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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 good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (53 reviews)
“grouper neptune” (15 reviews)
“tiger shrimp” (8 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1407 E Beach Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-6557
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there early for our reservation. Managed to find two seats at the bar, had a mediocre drink, and no good beer on tap. Great Oysters however!!! Seated by a beautiful table overlooking the water (as per our request). My lobster Ravioli was wonderful...More

Thank Lauren G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While we were seated on the dot of the reservation time, and yes the table had a water view as requested, the place was SO noisy on a recent Friday night that it was very uncomfortable just to be there. And then there was the...More

Thank judy h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I might have thought that an Ocean Side Restaurant specializing in fish would have actually had some good fish on offer. The sushi grade tuna flown in from Hawaii was really a tuna steak of dubious origin. The scallops and shrimp were better. The Oysters...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Considering the location of this restaurant (off the side of the pier and right beside a motel) I think this space could have been better suited for a good casual restaurant. Instead this is a classy restaurant that offers little family cuisine and higher than...More

1  Thank Barry T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The reason I call this a hidden treasure is because when driving by, you don’t expect it to be as nice as it is. The service is very friendly, the atmosphere is nice, and the food was delicious. Will be a go-to for us.

Thank Betse04
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most people have never even heard of this restaurant. What a beautiful location.....great view, even on a rainy day.......wonderful food and courteous and attentive staff. Can't say much more.........it is a must go to!!!! You will not be disappointed and specials every day! Yum!!

Thank Nancy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for a classy place with a killer view of the ocean and you want great food at reasonable prices all at a place with great service, ISLAND WAY IS IT!!!!!!!! We loved everything about our dinner here! They dont have a...More

Thank MCK Traveler
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Having eaten at Island Way a number of times, the consistency and quality of the food and service is always first rate. The hostess is always calm and professional despite having a number of waiting diners, but she never makes you feel neglected. On slow...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We visited Oak Island for the first time, in March. Had a nice meal at Island Way. Bought a house and returned 2 weeks later to close. Upon returning we dined for a 2nd time. Service was impeccable, drinks excellent, food even better. We enjoyed...More

1  Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 5 April 2018

This was our second time eating at Island Way and enjoyed the food and the service. Great location on Oak Island with great views

Thank 901jones
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Questions & Answers
Mary S
27 June 2017|
Response from beachbaby5 | Reviewed this property |
Not certain- but there is a wine menu available.
18 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 💥
29 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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