Island Way Grill

4.3
2285 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2285 people are saying
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Ayla
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu! Everything tasted amazing as well. Our waitress was very nice and attentive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and sunset over the water!

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Fitz
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Beautiful setting and great service added to a wonderful meal. Crab dip and creme brûlée were delicious. Loved it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Our server returned very rarely, our surf & turf was cold, my son's mussel dish included the smallest mussels he has ever ordered. Absolute horrible service & meal. I do not understand how a fine dining restaurant such as Island Way Grill could be operated so horribly

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kimc
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Would not recommend. Overpriced for food offerings.

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NicolaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience
Excellent food and staff

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vipdatenight
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful location and great food. Love this place!

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Karen
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Took almost an hour to get the main course. No one gave any explanation for the delay until we were getting our food. The manager said she was sorry with no offer of compensation of any kind. We came for the early bird specials, but we were let down to find out they no longer came with salad or deserrt. No vegetable with my salmon, just potatoes which had no taste! I used to love Island Way; now I will not be back.

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SamR
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Honestly underwhelming - even tho the restaurant was empty and we had a reservation the hostess still made us wait for 5 or so minutes… then gave us just the supper club menu (no appetizers listed - we had to ask for the full menu separately)… from there, it was exceedingly slow getting our food (with an additional wait because my friend’s order got mixed up and the wrong item was delivered.) I’m not picky but I expect better - 3 stars at best and probably won’t be bringing visitors to Island Way Grill anytime soon - especially when there are plenty of good options right up the street on the beach.

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RussellL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience the only issue I had is I ordered Snapper they were out the substituted it with Hogg fish it was small pieces and it was dry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well prepared, fresh, and served timely. Everyone from the time we walked in the door was very friendly and welcoming!!

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BrianC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the hogfish and the scallop-crusted sea bass. Both were excellent. Service was fantastic and drinks were always topped off. Highly recommend

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vipcarlaK
Tampa
63 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The manager and our server were extremely accommodating - decanted our wine that we brought, served us our courses in the manner we wanted, and delivered on giving us a nice table.
The unagi sushi, octopus appetizer, and caesar salad were extremely good!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday was Sunday, September 12th and my friend took me to the Island Way Grill for Brunch. It was fabulous as always. I did wear my mask due to my own medical conditions and the staff also were masked. It was still a wonderful time and the ambiance was spectacular.

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VictoriaJ
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service delicious fresh food awesome atmosphere our waitress was awesome

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ColleenP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was wonderful and the food was amazing!!!!

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vipDragon
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We have been to Island Way Grill at least 25 times over the years. On our most recent trip, the service was good, but the food was not. To be fair, we both ordered steak, not seafood this time and were extremely disappointed. In the past, members of our party ordered steaks and they indicated they were good. They were tasteless - one medium and one rare filets.

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vipAnaThePsychic
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We just love the sushi there

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patriciaY
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server was very good - prompt and pleasant. Food was just okay. Mashed potatoes were barely warm. Grouper was over done.

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fabacoon
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

One order of Lobster tail was overdone and tough. Waitress comped the charge.

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

All staff were friendly, efficient, attentive. Could not ask for better service.

Food was mediocre at best. Almost totally tasteless except for the brussels sprout which were tasty. Snapper and potatoes were bland and not at all what you would expect.

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MichelleS
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It took forever to get our food. They brought out the wrong appetizer 2 times before we got what we ordered. One person in our party got their meal 20 minutes before the rest of us. The manager and waiter were both very apologetic and compensated us but overall it was not a great experience.

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Willa
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was perfection !
We had a pineapple martini in the bar then dinner inside with a water view.
We had fresh tuna sushi, oysters on the half shell , fresh gulf grouper with whip potatoes and Brussels sprouts.

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DavidF
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and overall it was a nice experience. Would go back when next in town

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vipAllenyc
Jacksonville
31 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tasty dinner. Nice space. A bit too noisy. Service was good but could have been a bit more attentive but I’ll chalk it up to COVID staffing shortages. Would definitely dine here again. Great menu and selection. Great cocktails.

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Speyside
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Small portions for the price. Food not seasoned. How do you not season a steak? Grouper overcooked. Service was good however.

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MikeC
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our favorite restaurant in the area. There are many unique and flavorful items available, especially the lobster tempura roll and the variety of fresh grouper dishes.

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MelindaC
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a relaxing and delicious birthday dinner. Denise, our server,, was an amazing addition to the experience! Will be back!

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vipJulietF
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We had a gorgeous table by the window to accommodate our large party. It was very warm in the restaurant so I’d suggest upping the AC at sunset. Our waiter was superb! I believe his name was James. I use to love the chicken rice bowl but now I get the chicken piccata over rice. The cream sauce is way too heavy for a piccata dish. I get the sauce on the side so that seems to work out for me. Another minor suggestion. We dine here all of the time bc we live across the street. We love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

No social distancing or CDC guidance followed whatsoever. Very obvious disregard for patron, staff safety. Server was inattentive, rather stand and talk to bartender than check on tables. Received main course after taking two bites of appetizer. The only good thing from the experience was the food, however we will not be going back to that establishment. It’s unfortunate, because it was a favorite restaurant that we held in some regard until last night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The location was great. Nice view of the Marina. The food was very salty to our standard of eating especially the crab bisque soup. The portions were small compared to the price. We don’t think we will be visiting again.

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vipKristenG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Dinner was horrible. Service was horrendous. We thought we saved the best meal for our last night of vacation but it was the worst.

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danab
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Indoor dining crazy loud & echoy! We ate outside on the deck! Much better noise level. Sweet and simple on the deck. Food was good! Not great. Kait our server was fantastic! Would return again!

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BOBG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always look forward to brunch at Island Way Grill and make our reservations as soon as we make our air reservation!

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KyleB
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our Server Jamie was amazing he made the night for us.

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sparks79
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Entree was excellent. Bruschetta was very disappointing and while presentation was cool, the ball of mozzarella was cumbersome to cut.Needed more balsamic. Cesar salad dressing had too much garlic and anchovies and croutons were bland. Excellent service. Dining room was very noisy. Overall- skip the apps and salad and stick to the entrees. Grouper and snapper were so fresh!

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vipStephanieJ
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was absolutely AMAZING!
Beautiful place. Great food. Lovely staff!!

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SteveC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The receptionists need to be much more professional and personable. Our server was very polite and helpful. The food was average with the potatoes really being subpar. The room was beautiful.

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ClaireA
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent my anniversary here, overlooking the sunset and enjoying a delicious meal. Our waiter was efficient and had a wonderful wine recommendation for me.

FAQs

Island Way Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (727) 461-6617.

Island Way Grill is rated 4.3 stars by 2285 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.