Island Way Grill

4.4
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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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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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OT
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Great server! She said she was from Nebraska I think her name was Savanah! Would highly recommend this place.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with three longtime friends in a guys weekend.
Great food, great service from Miguel!

SM
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food1service5ambience5

The server and atmosphere were excellent. However, I had a very expensive ribeye steak and lobster tail that both did not taste good at all. I didn’t even eat the steak. It was a shame because the ratings were what brought us there. A lot of money wasted:(

M
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Ate outside and watched the sun set. Love this restaurant.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having a problem with availability of tables with multiple reservations. Just because open tables says no availability at that time....call the restaraunt as most times there is availability.

L
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grest food selection; nice venue; friendly service. We will definitely go back.

p
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here & this place is amazing... food, service, top notch!

TM
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very nice restaurant that we have visited a dozen times. The food is solid but the noise level was too high to make talking comfortable.

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

JW
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We fully enjoyed our dinner. The bread is delicious. We had a wedge salad, pork chop with wasabi mashed potatoes, and the coconut shrimp. All fantastic. Hannah, who was our server, made a great wine suggestion. She was excellent.

OT
Cleveland
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Erwin was awesome. All of his recommendations were perfect. The appetizer Florida sushi was the best sushi we have ever had. Our main courses were also exceptional. Dessert was perfect warm chocolate cake ice team to end the evening. Beautiful atmosphere on the water outdoors in January. Great way to start vacation week!

SC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Sushi here is wonderful, but the meal was extremely disappointing. We were informed while we were there that the food has become inconsistent.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Main server Perry was good, but the other servers fell rather short of the mark, the food was still good though. The Valet was exceptional and provided the best service of the evening by far.
Island Way Grill is usually exceptional, so next time I hope it’s back to the normal high service level, to match the food!

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We attended a Sunday brunch. The food choices were minimal and temperature of food that should be served hot were luke-warm. They do not offer ordering off a separate menu for Sunday Brunch. Only (1) complimentary champagne or mimosa. For the price there are better options for brunch in the Tampa Bay Area.

EL
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food ... obnoxious waitress

K
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! I’m not a huge fan of restaurants in general because they never meet my expectations. This experience did! The restaurant is very noisy, but luckily they tucked in a sectioned area that was much more quiet.

MP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s week get away, final night dinner. Other restaurants were hit or miss all week long. SO thrilled we selected Island Way Grill for our final night. They knocked it out of the park and saved the week!

LB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

As always, our food was fantastic. However we did feel rushed by our server.

JG
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rob was amazing! Perfect service and timing. Drinks amazing! Food ultra amazing! Atmosphere outstanding! One if the 10 ten best meals of my life. Wow

SM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Visit from New York meal good I had shrimp and scallops the sauce was a little over powering and drenched the food in the dish I would have enjoyed more tasting the fish and not the sauce.

M
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere and food. Great experience!

CZ
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Made reservations for New Year's Eve with friends. Picked this particular restaurant because of the extensive menu selection. Was never told we would have a set menu for $60 pp. Price wasn't the issue, but the waitress was very unfriendly and our lobster was like rubber. This was our 41st Anniversary and we always book a hotel and restaurant in Clearwater for the celebration. Would not recommend this restaurant.

EL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The service was slow and inattentive and the food was nothing special. We were disappointed.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely sunset meal on New Year’s Eve. The food was delicious, the ambience great and the service was amazing. Definitely recommend the Island Way Grill!

CM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall2food5service4ambience2

Experience was detracted with smokers on patio. Ruins the vibe and great tasting food

CL
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Timing was not well executed The bread, appetizers, and main course were delivered simultaneously.

J
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite eateries. The brunch buffet on Sundays is the absolute best.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great selection, food was excellent and service was very good. Sitting outside is always the best!

FI
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Clearwater Beach. The food and service is fantastic.

D
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service from Glenn, thank you!

DL
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and Service was great. Very noisy and a little pricey.

OT
London
20 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

No hostess for 4 minutes. No staff at table after 10 minutes. Runners bring food oblivious to what items should accompany - soy typically served with sushi, not once, but 3 times with different issues. Had not been here in a few years. This establishment has not aged well.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

The service was absolutely terrible.

n
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

A little too noisy
Waitress was great
Food was ok

AM
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location on the water

LL
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and atmosphere

E
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is the best brunch in surrounding area although prices have gone up $28.95 per person.

AL
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The establishment wasnt bad but when I asked to have crab legs and a filet I was told I had to order 2 dinners and I think that's rediculous.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cumpleaños de mi hija

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CK
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dinner and drinks and service were all terrific. It was a bit loud, but the place was full and there were several large parties. Not a deal breaker. We will definitely come back.