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“Great place on the beach”
Review of Island Way

Island Way
Ranked #7 of 60 Restaurants in Oak Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$26
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fine dining ocean front restaurant featuring steaks and seafood.
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Craving a salad today I stopped in the Island Way restaurant on Oak Island NC. First thing I notice is the great beach view from the many windows. The dining room is nicely appointed and not crowded. Noise level is low.
On recommendation from Ashton my server I started with the Carolina she crab soup. She was right it was very good. It was creamy with lots of crab and a splash of sherry on top. Delicious.
The soup was followed by a tasty Ceasar salad topped with seared Ahi tuna. The salad was crisp and tangy and the tuna was cooked to perfection (rare in my case).
All in all a great lunch. Highly recommended.

Thank Bama51
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

It goes without saying - you can’t beat the beachfront view. We made reservation for 8pm
Friday and it was packed! However, we walked in just a few minutes before and the hostess welcomed us, found our name and seated us immediately. Most restaurants don’t take reservations that seriously anymore but the Island Way does.

They have delicious bread, salad with homemade dressing, all kids of seafood and meat dishes, and a nice little key lime pie to finish it off.

Thank Kathyhug
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Higher end restaurant on Oak Island. Food has always been consistently good here. It is the beach, so things move a little slower, plan accordingly. However at the bar Shayna is always on top of her game. Remembers what I like to drink and knows which specialties I like to eat. This is one of the more expensive places on OKI, but if you're looking for more of a "fine dining" night out, this is the place!

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Thank Tommy W
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Everyone was so friendly! Food was delicious- I had lightly battered flounder with red potatoes. Flounder had bone-in but was easily removed. Also ordered was a seafood medley, shrimp and grits and chicken parmigiana. Everyone loved their meals!! There’s a bar inside and you can also eat outside weather permitting. All-in-all we had a lovely meal, only thing that was bothersome was a fly that just hung around us!

Thank Linny523
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

The crab cakes (listed as lump crab cakes) were not much lump and more cake (filler). Granted, they were busy (full), but from ordering to being served was close to an hour. The wine list offered some good choices. The she-crab soup got good reviews from those who had it, as did the lobster bisque. Overall a good but not great experience.

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Thank RealChas
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