Island Way Grill

4.5
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$30 and under
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Seafood
At the Island Way Grill, we're all about fresh fish. Our own boats make daily trips to the middle grounds to bring back fresh tuna, 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. Most of our cooking revolves 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. We are also proud to provide an excellent selection of the worlds best oysters flown in fresh for your enjoyment. In addition to our menu, our chefs prepare a varied assortment of daily specials that always add an element of interest to our every-day offerings.
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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We're going back again tomorrow

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic places. Music inside made conversations across our party of 9 difficult. We asked for it to be turned down but never wS.

DT
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been for dinner a number of times, but this time we went for the Sunday Brunch when my sister was in town. Fabulous! One of the best we've been to. I thought the price was very reasonable for everything you have to choose from. I believe it was just under $30 a person. It came with a mimosa and chocolate cappuccino, sushi rolls, croissants, muffins, made to order omelettes, standing prime rib roast, great selection of salads, chicken, lasagna, pork loin, Eggs Benedict, raw oysters, smoked salmon, shrimp, a seafood salad, lox and bagels, deli meats, fruit, fruit salad, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, fish, ratatouille, french toast, waffles, a dessert room. I'm sure I'm forgetting something. There is no way you could try everything. I can't wait to go back and try some of the things I missed.

AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was my wife's 55th birthday, I indicated this when making the reservation. I also called and spoke to a hostess to make sure they knew. The server had not been informed, nothing was done for my wife. We drove 40 minutes to get there, we don't every spend that kind of money or time on going out. The food, we all ordered fish, was fresh but not much taste. It was prepared two different ways. The fresh Sheepshead we catch and cook at home tasted better.

O
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Island Way Grill is the bomb! The food was fantastic and the service excellent!

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time! We went for the early bird dinner and it is a tremendous value! The service was excellent and we were not at all rushed. The meals were very creative and flavorful, plus a nice variety to choose from. The atmosphere is awesome too. The only (slight) negative is the traffic on the bridge getting there - allow extra time on the weekend.

I
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic food and service. We like the ambiance of Island Way.
Hubby had the porterhouse I had the fresh snapper blackened. We had the seared tuna appetizer all perfectly cooked and fabulous.

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Made a request upon making the reservation for a table with a view of the water. When we arrived a lady was complaining that she wanted a table with a view. They seated the lady at a nice window table (the one that should have been ours) and told us there were no others available. So making a special request is useless. We then were offered a different table in the middle of the room.

JK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Denise was wonderful and personable. The atmosphere and food were great. Enjoyed it all!

MG
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first trip to the Island Way Grill and we were very impressed with the food and service. Both of our dinners were done perfectly and the accompanying sauces to our scallops and hogfish were excellent

PS
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant! There were 3 big tables next to us which made it a little loud, but we just sat next to each other and it was fine! Jeff the waiter was very attentive and helpful! We loved our dinner! Oysters Rockefeller were fabulous! My partner hadrack of lamb and loved it! He had cream bru le for dessert and said it was the best he ever had! A very enjoyable evening!

K
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We all enjoyed the food very much ... the noise level was difficult to talk over & visit . It is a beautiful restaurant w a good wine menu & the food was very good .

M
Las Vegas
45 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food if we got it. Server was over attentive to a high maintenance party of 4 next to us to our detriment. Sushi never served, never checked on drinks or food. Very good food quality but please share your attentive to regulars like us as well.

TA
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never been to the Island Way Grill, but since we were golfing near Tarpon Springs, we thought we'd give it a try. Wow... we were very impressed. We had the best table in the place, right on the water just in time for the sunset. It was a most enjoyable evening!

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was attentive and the food was delicious. I will definitely go back!

F
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great fresh fish and we had an excellent server.
Nice ambiance if a bit country club.
Would recommend

2
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Period. My sister lives on Clearwater and we visit once every year. And religiously, we spend a fabulous evening at Island Grill.

OT
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have celiac disease and have to maintain a gluten free diet. They have an allergen menu and the waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful. She went to the kitchen to confirm a few things for us as well, which is very appreciated. The food was delicious and we felt very taken care of.

CK
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and it was wonderful. Food selection was outstanding and lots of it. Great presentation on all dishes and flavors were wonderful. We went later in the session and it was nice not fight crowds but we had all the same selections as first seating.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Seemed like the quality of the food had gone down from pri

RM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

THE OVERALL EXPERIENCE WAS AMAZING MAKING IT A LOVELY BRUNCH TO SPEND WITH MY GIRLFRIEND..

K
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to take out of town company. We like this place for special occasions or just a night out for a quiet dinner.

OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We met relatives today to celebrate a birthday. Arrived at schedules reservation and was super noisy in the reception/bar area. First sat at a table that was right in service/pass they. We asked if we could switch to a booth by a window, no problem!!! Food was delicious and plenty of options fry the raw bar/boat to breakfast items, sushi, omelette station too much food to mention. You have to try it yourself!!! Definitely worth fighting the causeway traffic for Sunday Brunch!!

MF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Food was wonderful but beware that if you have brunch, "a mimosa" is included. Server did not make it clear when we ordered more that the additional drink was not included. Bad ending to a nice brunch.

TM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Belated Valentine’s Day dinner. Very nice!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delicious!

V
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal very good food and lovely waitress
Will return on our next visit to Clearwater

DG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience. Excellent food and our server Hannah was so friendly. A pleasure all the way around. AND they are truly pet friendly.

MG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day - great experience and food overall. Just took a long time to receive the main course, likely due to the busy holiday

JR
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food was fantastic. The service was lacking for not being busy. At one point the waiter went to blow out a candle and did it on the table. We could feel his breath on our hands and food. Completely unacceptable.

MT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t been to Island Way Grill for brunch but dinner was delicious! Started out with the Sushi appetizer when the chef choice, so nice and we went on Valentine’s Day , the rice was pink! We both ordered steak, mine porterhouse and his a tomahawk... when I say they were tender and juice I mean so! The white cheddar Mac and cheese as well was out of a dream! I recommend for any special occasion.

RS
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. This is a great restaurant with an excellent menue at a fair price. We were seated upon arrival and served professionally throughout the evening.

RM
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and spot on service from Aki.

A
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect choice for Valentine's Day. We were welcomed by friendly valets and hostesses. We dined in a quiet, attractive room nicely arranged with tables for two. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. And the food - shrimp cocktail, wedge salad, pork chop and mashed potatoes -was superb. We appreciated the "special occasion" feel to our evening.

MT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Requested medium rare steak, served a well done. Didn't complain because it was busy but was not so pleased with the tast either.

SD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice Valentine's dinner! Debi was very nice and attentive.

AM
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

K
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had drinks at the inside bar with Russ and an appetizer and then dinner in the small dining room to
The left of the outside. The two sunset specials were excellent and the waiter was great!, can hardly
wait to come back!

OT
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacob was great and swordfish trio and grouper were fantastic