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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vipLbg2
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not as good as usual but since they are just reopening should be expected

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OpenTable Diner
Omaha
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

No employees wore masks nor did they follow 6 foot rule for tables or employees. Food usually good but was not up to par this time. Would not return in near future

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BossHog
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak and lobster was great. My fiancé had the salmon. Argentinian red wine was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was fantastic! Ambience on the water was lovely. Our server wasn’t the brightest tool in the shed. My boyfriend left his expensive pair of sunglasses on the table, we called and they couldn’t find them. Clearly they have some shady staff members that swiped them. Disappointed in that. Otherwise I’d recommend.

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LifeonMaple
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The coconut shrimp appetizer was a generous portion. My twin South African lobster tails were delicious as was the créeme brûlée. My only negative would be we had to ask for a bread basket and the bread was not fresh. Also, had to ask our waiter several times for a water refill and the restaurant was not that busy. Overall, it was good.

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JamesG
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Most of the servers were not wearing masks which was a little surpising. The cocktails were average at best. The appetizers were good and main course was fair. My wine glass was dirty. The service was fair but the overall experience was poor. We will not be turning again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Miguel did great service. My stuffed grouper was horrible. Nothing but breading in stuffing. No shrimp or crab. Dry. Hardly any sauce. Tried to order 3 different bottles of wine and none of them matched the vintage years listed. Bar manager acknowledged it and apologized.

Food for all 4 people in our party was below 10 on 1-10 scale. Very bad experience. Would never go back.

Manuel was great though. Not his fault.

Not a memorable birthday dinner for my 60th which we hoped would be special.

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JackieC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed with the efforts to social distance and use the entire restaurant to spread out tables. Our server Bobbie was wonderful. All staff worse masks. The restaurant was kept very clean. The atmosphere was wonderful. The food was impressive. We ordered King Crab and Surf & Turf. Neither was disappointing. We will return. Bravo!

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vipKeek
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

We were celebrating our daughter’s graduation.

Very little social distancing
No face masks
They forgot to give us flatware and napkins
Waiter was rude
First round of drinks had to be sent back
They forgot to put the sauce on the lemon piccata (chicken cutlet, linguini and capers...no lemon sauce)
Light fish entree was served over heavy root vegetables (not as listed on the menu)
We ordered dessert “to go” and they failed to provide napkins and utensils again
Huge disappointment.

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vipJcprice1990
Tampa
39 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. Nice seating areas.

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vipFloridaFan
Orlando
28 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The host and hostess warmly greeted us and seated us on the patio with a table overlooking the marina. Jason and crew could not have been nicer.
Seafood was fresh and delicious.
My highest recommendation.

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vipKimalaW
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They food was absolutely amazing. The oyster Rockefeller was the best I have ever had.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great spot for a nicer dinner!

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vipConventionplanner
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent- everything!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cocktails and service all excellent. It would be a challenge to find a better place to dine in Clearwater.

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DennisA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Greeter was very pleasant, server needs to be retrained. Brought red instead of white wine, we had to ask for the bread basket, did not know how many oysters came with order, 4-5 it came with 6, grouper was fatty and under cooked but ate it anyway, water glasses were not refilled except dumping a few ounces from a nearby table one time. I asked if there was a Birthday desert as it was my dates birthday, no reply. First time there, not impressed.

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vipBruceA
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We eat here on Sunday night where the service was very good; however, the food was mixed. The grouper was off the charts good; crab cakes were very good but the lamb chops were drenched in cream sauce and not very good. Lamb chops were probably one of the worst I have had...

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JerriR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience. Would definitely dine here again!

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ChazelleR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

It was a busy night so service was slow just due to volume. It was a beautiful night and we were able to sit on the deck & have a great sunset view. Our server was friendly & personable. I got the red snapper grilled with rice which was phenomenal. My date got the grouper, shrimp & scallop special. Unfortunately it wasn't described very well so it was not what were were e expecting at all. The sauce overpowered the dish which took away from the delicious fresh seafood. It was disappointing. The pina colada I ordered was sour tasting. Overall good visit, but not great like I was expecting.

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vipLINDAW
Tampa
23 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Sunday brunch. this is the fourth time we have been there for Brunch and we are always pleased

LM
LatichaM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I LOVE it here! We always come for birthdays and anytime we want to celebrate anything really. Food is always delicious and service is wonderful!

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BartO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Was not please at all......hot food was cold, cold food was hot.....Service was terrible,

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DebraT
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an outside table on the water. Everything was wonderful!

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PhilipH
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Early bird special is the best value in town - great venue

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vipLovegoodrestaurants
Nashville
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service!

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JimM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Island Way Grill is definitely one of our Clearwater favorites!

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Winedoc2
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a favorite spot when we are visiting Clearwater! Freshest seafood around!

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mikey
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. xxxxxxxxxxx

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PatrickG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Nice atmosphere, in a great location. Steak was overcooked.

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vipenjoysgoodfood
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Traveling on vacation and booked this well in advance based on reviews and location. The interior restaurant has an odd floor plan. Does not seem efficient for staff delivering food, etc. We were seated outside which was very pleasant. Food was good. Cost reasonable. Service inconsistent. I would recommend this restaurant.

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BobG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for outdoor dining been their before always good food if your a early diner specials for food and drink till 5:30

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ThomasW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a Sunday Evening and towards the end of the night.

It was a large selection of seafood prepared anyway you like.

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TimV
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place, very good food, great and friendly service.

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Rond
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch. Second time. Excellent value, awesome food selections and great service.

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LydiaR
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambiance is excellent. Food is very good . Oysters, roast beef and salmon variety keep me coming back. Desert bar and coffee also excellent. Complimentary drink adds to value. Prices have gone up recently. I guess as with everything else. No inflation unless you want to buy something.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Sat outside perfect weather. NOT unlimited mimosas but our server did advise us. My 11 year old charged adult price. Food was a 7 on scale of 1 to 10.

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docbo50
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was fine, as always. My family has been dining here for many years. We actually hired the facility to provide the wedding celebration dinner for my younger daughter. The wait time for a table seemed a bit excessive, prompting me to wonder if a reservation was worth the effort.

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JudyA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great value, good quality food. Our server was very good. Loved the complimentary mimosa. Only thing lower quality was the selection of baked products. The croissants were particularly disappointing, but otherwise I would highly recommend it to others.

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KellyW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love! Whenever we visit, we make sure to reserve brunch here. Everyone must come and try!

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KareK
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service I have ever received. So rushed! The server acted like it was not his job to answer menu questions, and he was very rude. I will never go back, and I will never recommend.

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