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Island Way Grill, Clearwater, FL

Island Way Grill

4.4
4.4
3060 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (727) 461-6617

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Clearwater

  • Parking details

    Parking lot and valet available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,060 people are saying

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4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Clearwater

    Outdoor Dining

  • Clearwater

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    The waiter was absolutely horrible and only paid attention to one table in his section to the point the table next to us asked for a new waiter The food was great and cooked perfectly
  2. AS

    AshleyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Had a great meal here. The atmosphere was fantastic. Good drinks and food was pretty good! Fish was very fresh and they were very accommodating!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Appetizers and drinks were fantastic! Entrees were just ok. My wife didn’t get a very big portion of fish and the kitchen killed it. She should have sent it back. Bacon wrapped scallop’s were just ok, fish was done right but the bacon was mushy around the sides, not properly cooked. Patio is great and again the drinks are amazing! Our server was very good as well.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to Island Way Grill. At first glance from the outside, it’s nothing spectacular, but as soon as you walk in the smell of the wood fire grill hits your nose. You are greeted and ushered by these beautiful display cases filled with meat, seafood and desserts. An oyster bar sits atop one display case, and a sushi bar sits right across from the grill that emits such a spectacular aroma. We were seated inside. Our server Jason was great! Knowledgeable and prompt. He suggested a few meals and sushi rolls. Might I say the food was fabulous. I had the Island Way Seafood Bowl (Jason’s recommendation). It didn’t disappoint. Overall the experience was great. Definitely recommend going here if you’re in the Clearwater area.
  5. W

    Walt

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great service!!
  6. EG

    EzraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time this is my second time and still my fav place when I came to Florida
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My overall experiences have been excellent. Although the last time I went, they were out of lobster which I was craving! But with the world today, it was tough for them to get lobster which I totally understood! Sushi was fresh and amazing! The steak was extremely flavorful and basically melted in your mouth it was so good!!! Will be back again without a doubt!!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Meal was delicious, filet was a little small but cooked perfectly! Service & atmosphere was fantastic!
  9. WM

    WilliamM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Katelyn was awesome!!!!! The food was delicious!!!!!
  10. TO

    TheresaO

    Chicago

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Buffet was fantastic and server (Cameron) was very attentive
  11. JJ

    JackieJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    We love the Island Way Grill, but have not been there in years. We decided to go with friends for the brunch. Our waiter was Cameron, who was attentive, professional and knowledgeable of food and wine. The Steel drums were great. Seafood line was good, sushi was good but not real creative. Salad table was well presented and salads were cold and very good. The Hot food was terrible!!! Scrambled eggs were mounted in a pile and like rubber. bacon and sausage were fine, but the biscuits and gravy were a very big disappointment. The sausage was minced and put over the biscuits and it just looked horrid and tasted much the same. (Should be served seperately, sausage should not be minced). French Toast was mushy, Quiche was dry, Penne Pasta was dry, Chicken was dry. Fried fish was overbreaded, tough and tasteless. The Hot line got a big thumbs down from our table. Your manager came over and apologized. I recommended she take a look at the hot food line. She was kind enough to realize we were disappointed and she did adjust our check. But that was not what we came for. We all were excited about coming to Brunch at the Island Way Grill. We all have enjoyed Baystar Restaurants, especially Seaweed and Rumba and thought that Island Way would exceed them...we were disappointed.
  12. WE

    WalterE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food ,service , music , everything ! We love the place … we recommend 💯 !
  13. LM

    LynnM

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the Florida Lobster. It was delicious! Our server was very busy, but gave us a great deal of attention.
  14. TA

    TaylorA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Had a great date night while in Clearwater with my husband! Service was slow, but we weren't in a hurry. Loved the views and good food. Would highly recommend!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I celebrated our 21st anniversary at her favorite restaurant. from the entrance with valet to the pre-drinks at the bar, The food and service were great.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New waitress was excellent
  17. DD

    DougieD

    Argentina

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Birthday dinner scheduled prior to attending a concert at Capitol theater. 4:15 p.m. reservation made, keep in mind this restaurant opens at 4:00 p.m. been to this restaurant many times. Always an excellent meal, but perhaps because of the early reservation the staff was not the usual level of excellence. Tony or waiter was overwhelmed and we received wrong orders to the table from the start with appetizers. Tony, return from the kitchen and advise that a 22 oz ribeye was available, I asked for medium rare. Wife ordered the sea bass and the mac and cheese. My steak was very thin and cooked medium. Both of her items were without any real flavor or taste. I think it's obvious. The staff that arrives early is not the same that provides excellent service and food. Expensive disappointment but we didn't let it ruin the night.
  18. HK

    HeidiK

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic in every way!
  19. D

    Dustin330

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Our server Steven was phenomenal! The AGM was outstanding as well. Visiting from Ohio, we had a great experience and I would recommend if you’re in the Clearwater area to visit.
  20. TB

    ToddB

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, terrific ambiance and great service. One of my favorite spots in Clearwater!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Slow service
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  24. RR

    RonR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit, based on a friend's recommendation. Did not disappoint!! Celebrated our 36th anniversary. Outstanding cocktails, very nice wine selection. Great food choices, and everything was tasty! My wife wanted surf & turf, but we came late in the evening and they were out of lobster. They substituted 4 nice jumbo shrimp, and it was delicious. Paul was our waiter, excellent service from start to finish!! We'll definitely be back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Bland, low quality food and terrible service. To top it off a server runs right into me, lowers his shoulder and never apologizes. This used to be a good place but that was a long time ago.
  26. KH

    KarenH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter Jason was great. Made great recommendations and was on point thru meal. Food was delicious. Calamari app was the best I’ve ever had. Seafood was delicious.
  27. RM

    RobertM

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been to Island Way many times but never for brunch before yesterday. I am not a huge fan of buffets, lots of eggs, raw oysters and sushi combos. I must say the food was excellent and the variety of different foods did not disappoint. We are planning on putting Island Way in our brunch rotation for sure.
  28. JP

    JeffP

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Had requested both when making the reservation and when we arrived that it was a special occasion and I wanted a table at waterfront to view the sunset. We went into the bar for the wait ( 30 minutes we were told) . Was paged in 15 minutes and went to the desk . I was then told I did not get there quick enough and they gave my table away.( had to pay the bar tab and could not have been more than 10 min. We then were seated in a back corner that could not have been further from the water next to a party of 16. It was so loud that it was almost impossible to have a conversation. If you want something more than an expensive sports bar go some place else.
  29. R

    Robertv

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Felt we were rushed and the food was only fair at best
  30. ED

    EatDen

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service (Andrea was our server and was fab)! We went with all specials and they were wonderful! The arancini with the basil aioli and pomegranate sauce, the lobster paella, lobster stuffed with blue crab, and the Mahi over risotto. Absolutely Devine food, great ambiance, and wonderful service.
  31. JM

    JohnM

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Overall the food, atmosphere, and service was very good. My only negative comment is that they ran out of several of the buffet dishes (shrimp cocktail, sushi, others ). because we were given a 12:45pm reservation. If they charge full price for the buffet, they should keep it fully stocked until the end of the buffet.
  32. DO

    DanO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time at this restaurant. Excellent service and food. Definitively a great place to eat!!
  33. DD

    DanielleD

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    We came here on a local’s recommendation. We were sat over 30 minutes after our reservation time. The kitchen was out of half of the items we ordered. The crab cakes on special were great. Everything else was not. They are very stingy with sauces and everything feels and tastes dry. The wasabi mashed potatoes could have fooled me, barely a hint of wasabi. The coconut rice tasted like I made plain white rice at home. We didn’t want to finish our food or take it home but the server boxed it up anyway which was kind of awkward then we threw it right out. Would not recommend.
  34. j

    janeth

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Service slow, we booked patio seats but got changed to i door seating due to rain, however hostess wouldn’t let us choose window seats while plenty of them were available. Not sure why cause we got in before peak hour at 5:15 pm The restaurant is still very empty. Somewhat disappointed
  35. a

    austingabbynicki

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Server (Cameron) was Awesome!! Food was Amazing!! Highly Recommend!!
  36. SW

    SueW

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at 5 pm so some of us enjoyed the early dining menu which was very good while others had sushi and the regular menu. The service was outstanding, the food was delicious and it is always a beautiful place to dine!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    We didn’t even eat our food because it was to hot In the restaurant to eat. We were sweating the whole time and it was not enjoyable nor comfortable. The servers excuse was “well it’s Florida that’s what you get here”
  38. EM

    ElenaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good service, and wonderful atmosphere!
  39. IG

    IsaacG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful and competitively priced Sunday brunch. The manager Ashley was absolutely wonderful And definitely encouraged us to come again!
  40. MM

    MonicaM

    Orlando

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The selection was generally good. The salad bar was a pre-mix with dressing applied. The hot lunch included a pasta dish, fried fish, green beans - very good cheese grits with shrimp. The roast was very good - needed an au jus. You can't ask some servers about the food as they don't speak English. Our waiter was not great - felt like a table number, not a customer.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Island Way Grill is rated 4.4 stars by 3060 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 39 times today
Google Map for Island Way Grill

20 Island Way, Clearwater, FL 33767

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Clearwater

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–1:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking lot and valet available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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