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“Gone here for years, worst experience ever!”
Review of Island Way Grill

Island Way Grill
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Thu, 24/06
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Ranked #41 of 676 Restaurants in Clearwater
Price range: US$21 - US$30
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: At the Island Way Grill, we're all about fresh fish. Our boats make daily trips to the gulf where we retrieve fresh grouper, mahi, snapper and other local varieties. No long-line fish here-just hook, rod, and reel. If it's any fresher, it is still in the gulf. Majority of our dishes revolve around our oak and citrus fired open pit, which sears at an extremely high temperature and adds a delicious smokiness to everything grilled. You'll find an abundance of fresh herbs and only the best quality seasonings. Fresh vegetables are used throughout our menu, and all soups and sauces are hand-prepared daily. We take pride in providing an excellent selection of the world’s finest oysters, flown in fresh for your enjoyment. In addition to our menu, our chefs prepare an assortment of daily specials that always add an element of interest.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was the worst I've experienced at any restaurant in the Clearwater area, and the meal was mediocre, and I've eaten here numerous times.

Date of visit: May 2021
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1  Thank carolynsV290OZ
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your honest feedback. Our owner Frank Chivas would like the opportunity to speak with you direct regarding your unpleasant experience. He has asked that you connect with him via cell or email (whichever you prefer) - he can be reached at 727-480-6704 or frank@baystarrestaurantgroup.com - Thank you in advance!

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Reviewed 18 May 2021

Went here on Mother's Day with our son and daughter in law. We are from NJ and were visiting them for a week. They had been here before for a brunch and enjoyed it.
They were overwhelmed with the crowd, had a separate room with sides and veggies, most of which were empty, and you had to serve yourself,yes everyone's hands on the ladles. The meat station had 1 person cutting roast pig, pork loin and virtually raw boneless prime rib. The prime rib was awful-they would put it on the grill to cook it further, but it wasn't edible. Only enjoyed a little sushi and raw oysters, and the drinks were good. A complete waste of a Mother's Day dinner....when we go back to Florida, will stay away from here.

Date of visit: May 2021
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1  Thank William M
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your honest feedback. Our owner Frank Chivas would like the opportunity to speak with you direct regarding your unpleasant experience. He has asked that you connect with him via cell or email (whichever you prefer) - he can be reached at 727-480-6704 or frank@baystarrestaurantgroup.com - Thank you in advance!

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Reviewed 14 May 2021 via mobile

Went here after visiting Clearwater Marine Aquarium and enjoyed the Early Menu. My wife had Shrimp Scampi and I had Island Style Sea Bass both of which were delicious. We also enjoyed a shared dessert sampler which was yummy.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank GaryH353
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the 4 star rating and review! We appreciate your business and look forward to having you back!

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Reviewed 12 May 2021 via mobile

This was a college graduation dinner, party of 9. The guest of honor selected the restaurant so I went with it. I have been here in years past and it was really good with a great menu. The current menu is comparatively limited. The fish was bland, a little over cooked and the size below the price point. We were not rushed, in fact it was a little slow. The Server did a good job. The Graduate was happy so that made up for the average food.

Date of visit: May 2021
Thank Blair0204
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your honest feedback - we will share with our team!

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Reviewed 5 May 2021

This restaurant has changed and not for the better. The famed pork chop which was unbelievable is now a thinner tougher version hard to cut with knife. Apparently mgmt was/is aware but continued to serve it. Grouper portions very small for price. On the bright side, outside patio and bar are beautiful and bar tenders are great.

Date of visit: May 2021
1  Thank littlewoman60
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BaystarRestaurant, Marketing at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your honest feedback. Our owner Frank Chivas would like the opportunity to speak with you direct regarding your unpleasant experience. He has asked that you connect with him via cell or email (whichever you prefer) - he can be reached at 727-480-6704 or frank@baystarrestaurantgroup.com - Thank you in advance!

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