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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” (50 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 2 days ago

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 2 days ago 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 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner was excellent with all 4 of us ordering seafood. Meals prepared well except my tuna steak (prepared early and allowed to get cold.)kitchen promptly prepared complete new meal instead of trying to fix first attempt. Kudos for that. Server Matt knowledgeable and attentive.

Thank Bill Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so pleasantly surprised to find a "white tablecloth" restaurant right on the beach in Oak Island! Family members suggested this place for lunch and it was wonderful! Varied, reasonably priced menu, comprehensive wine list and knowledgeable, friendly staff.

Thank Judy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Island Way for a late lunch and we enjoyed it very much. I had the Bear Burger and a Moscow Mule. Both were very tasty. The location on the ocean is worthy of the visit in itself and the staff was professional. If...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch here on a weekday in late August. Lunch selections are a nice size (not too big, not too small) and a nice price. Dinner prices here are high end for OKI. Clam chowder was excellent. Shrimp were good. Sweet potato fries had...More

Thank arthur0215
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I dined here after a local told us about this little gem. From the host stand to server, all the staff was extremely friendly. I had twelve fresh oysters on the half shell. They were delicious. For entrees my wife had a...More

Thank Server5star
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Second visit, still impressed! Actually tried an early bird special, Shrimp Scampi; and it was wonderful!!! This was a super filling meal! A salad also came with it; it was also very good. My daughter had to have the Grouper Neptune again... she devoured it!...More

Thank flatfaces
Reviewed 21 August 2017

As is our tradition, we visited Island Way for our "fancy" vacation dinner. I say fancy only because of what we order and not because of the restaurant itself. It's a casual setting overlooking the pier and the ocean. As per our usual, we ordered...More

Thank AChampagne37
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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.
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, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
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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