Island Way Grill

4.4
1006 reviews
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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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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner, outstanding venue!

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Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful to sit outside on patio right by the water. Terry was excellent waiter and the meal was delicious

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MM
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We went on Easter Sunday evening. It was a buffet and it was awful!! Really awful.

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OT
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Very disappointing g given the glowing reccomendatins

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MH
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great value kids menu and fantastic steak. Lovely atmosphere.

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OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat out on the patio and watched the sun set while drinking great wine. The wine list is exquisite! My friend had the special and I had my go to-crab legs! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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TB
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food here is delicious!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vacation from Pittsburgh . Great dinner . Food exceptional

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We loved the lively tables we passed, but we observed they were waiting, waiting, and waiting, on the main course. We splurged and had appetizers, so the wait was not bad, but there was a huge wait. Luckily the food was great for mom since it was her birthday. However my side, underneath the hot grouper, was cold! Not warm, but cold. Waiter fixed with a huge side, but not the same, and the flavors were not what I expected. Next time I will pay attention to the large oysters, and try not to order the small ones since they all cost $3 each. Also the hot tea is not refillable, not happy with the extra $6.50 when mom that happy with selection of decaf tea.

Not as fancy and nice as I had experienced before. Memories can jade us, but we enjoyed each others company for her birthday. One free grouper.

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M
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food. Can be noisy in the dining rooms. Good service. Not too much of a tourist destination but busy

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S
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Last brunch before heading back north

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here loved it!
Highest quality meat and seafood. sat on the patio. Was perfect
Portions where huge ! Will be back

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PS
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food that never disappoints. I love their stuffed lobster and filet for two. It a very generous portion of both. The filet was extremely tender. We also enjoyed their Mai Tai. For dessert the Snickers Martini is memorable. Our Server Bob was very attentive.

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MS
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, as usual. Place was quiet as we were there early and sat inside. No one else was in our dining area.

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ID
Poconos
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Are we order and ate our appetizers we waited 25minutes for a entrees. We order 3 blackened Grouper sandwiches, 2 with garlic mash and one with fries. The garlic mash was cold and fries were cold and rock hard. When we complained to the manager, she seemed uninterested to address our complaint properly.
If this restaurant was in NYC it would be closed by now.
John D

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N
Sacramento
429 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our second time dining here. We came back to celebrate my birthday and try something different. My wife's lamb dish was okay. My grouper fritters was undercooked. The crab bisque was excellent. The sushi was excellent. Our server took the grouper back and brought out a properly cooked one. They were very good. The tiramisu was good. Trey was our server and was okay. He got pretty busy and we had to stop him and ask for things. Not sure we'll be back.

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MS
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff and food

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OT
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Blue point oysters and clams casino waterside. Doesn't get any better than that. Dinner was King Crab and day boat fresh caught snapper. In 20 years of coming here never had a bad experience. That speaks volumes for this restaurant. 10 stars

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JK
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food is ok. Not the best I’ve had there. Our waiter was great and the view is wonderful.

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CP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Our server was very attentive. The Supper Club menu is a real value.
Also, we came by boat which is really nice. The free boat dock is a plus!

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R
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local spot. Highly recommend due to food and service. Fresh catch was phenomenal

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JE
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loves the fresh catch! Service was great.

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CW
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing! Our waiter was great at first but as he got busier he wasn't nearly as attentive. Waited a long time for a box and our bill.

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MB
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Bad service with a waiter who asked, but didn’t care about whether the food was good or not. Fries were soggy and cold. Waiter took my plate before I was done because we asked for check. Just because we asked for the check doesn’t mean I was done eating? Whatever, it was only a $45 ribeye steak lol

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was ok, Steak came out rate though.

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service to treat my wife for birthday dinner! Outside deck ambience fantastic!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversaire

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ET
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

this place used to be much better. food choices were not that good for brunch. service was below average. not worth going there anymore.

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d
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Sadly, they was unable to honor our reservation, running one-half hour (or more) late. We elected to eat at the bar, which was adequate but not what we expected.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best brunch we have ever been to. Will certainly be back again.

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WP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I thought it was overpriced based on the food offerings "Krab spread" (ie - cheap fish), "Krab sushi", one giant baked brie that was cold and hacked to death by customers, precooked eggs Benedict with rubbery whites and rock hard yolks, pretty terrible desserts (chocolate or lemon or banana or key lime "mousse" in tiny filo cups - ie Jello pudding - etc etc. Also - if you get seated outside - make sure you get an umbrella or if you are inside - don't let them stick you in the JAMMED dessert room or right by the front door - loud and tight.

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NK
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It is definitely the most amazing Sunday brunch in Florida! The variety and quality of every dish is something to see and try.

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LE
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

My friends and I went for the Sunday brunch because the description said that they serve raw oysters and plenty of seafood. While that is true, the description did not mention that the oysters are not shucked well and do not taste fresh, that the sushi barely contains any fish, etc.
If you want to have a variety of unlimited food and sit outside, this is the place to go. If you care about the taste and quality, go somewhere else.

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K
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

It was nice for a one time visit. It was kinda overrated unless you are a big goody, and can sit there for 3 1/2 and eat.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The hostess and waiter both acted very indifferent. This was our first visit. Waiter was in the bathroom on the phone instead of tending to his customers (yes he was caught). The bathrooms were poorly kept and there were no towels in the men’s restroom. Food was ok. We were seated indoors next to a large party of 30.

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MB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We arrived at 8:30 pm to a very disorganized restaurant. Yes, they were busy, but they seemed ill equipped to handle what is probably a normal Saturday night. We were told we could have an indoor table immediately or we could wait 45 minutes for the outside patio. We opted for indoor and we seated at a table right by the doors to the kitchen. The first waitress that came to our table was frazzled and said “they gave me this whole room, so be patient with me” and she rushed off. After more time passed, another waitress came over and said she was going to help the other server out ... should we feel bad that they are too busy to serve us properly? We ordered wine and waited quite some time to receive it then another long gap before the waitress came back and rushed us through our gluten free choices. We got a starter salad that turned out to be the best part of the meal ... shrimp cocktail was fresh and ok, steamed oysters were odd and disappointing (like they were warmed rather than fully steamed) ... our entrees were terrible. The waitress recommended the Hog Fish, said it was in the snapper family and a locals favorite that is not always available. My daughter ordered grouper. Again, the server was told we were both gluten free. My Hog Fish came out thin and tasteless over a bed of tasty mashed potatoes (fish was supposed to be wood fired). My daughter’s grouper came out deep fried (not gluten free) which we could not eat. When we told the waitress we had sent it back, she seemed confused and did not apologize for the error and just said “well how do you want it?”. At that point, we decided to cut our loses and just finish the one sad entree. Needless to say, this was one of the WORST meals we have had out. Would not recommend - not worth the hype. We picked up a gluten free pizza on the way back to our hotel, as we were still hungry after our $86 meal. So disappointing.

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LK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and impeccable service. A wonderful dining experience. Acoustics a bit loud during busy hours when dining indoors.

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RD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

WE have been to this restaurant several times. It is one of our favorites. However seems to have been a change. A favorite calamari, once plentiful with a special peanut sauce, this time was small portion and not the same at all. Now served with guacamole!! My favorite, grouper pacific rim flavor, was very dry and unseasoned. Waitress was fairly new, forgot our drink order, and was inattentive whereas the staff in the past was very attentive and enjoyable. I hope these rather new changes are short lived and our once favorite clearwater beach spot is restored to its past service and delicious entrees. Will be sorely missed if it isn't.

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G
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Was quickly sat (which was a surprise for a saturday night). Definitely learned that the place to sit is the deck and not in the restaurant...(Although there is a nice restaurant area on the front side of the building). Service was great. Server was funny, prompt and attentive. The food was generally good but not "high end". My wife's food was not hot when it came out. Took a while and we were really hungry so didn't sent it back. Drinks were fantastic. Large and strong.

Called to check on an Easter Brunch option as a follow up and the person on the phone was really rude... but won't hold it against the restaurant.

Good restaurant that I will visit again. Next time on the deck.

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DR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

It was an ok lunch....did not realize the brunch buffet was Sunday only. It would be nice if open table supplied that information to customers.

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