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Islands Fish Grill

4.8
502 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Islands Fish Grill is focused on what the restaurant is known for – serving up high-quality fresh fish, mainly caught off the shores of Florida, prepared in a variety of unique and creative ways. Chef Jared and Chef Nate filet fish daily to ensure only the freshest fish is brought your table. They pride themselves in pairing bright, colorful sides to enhance the natural flavor profile of the seafood. Less than a block from the beach, the casual atmosphere, and friendly service makes the experience complete. Fresh Fish, Florida Beer and Friendly Service makes for a great dining experience.

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 502 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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nickt
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely table and the the staff was inviting. From the appetizer to the meal it was delicious. The wine selections were vast and we ended up with a fabulous bottle that paired well with everything we ate. Will absolutely be back again.

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OutdoorGirl
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The menu is fresh, delicious seafood. A great place for a special meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was absolutely delicious. This will be our special occasion restaurant!

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FrancisM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Some COVID related issues causing diminished services. Overall, pretty good.

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BradA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, family-owned business with amazing food and a great atmosphere. They clearly love their work as the food is prepared with care, and the fish is very fresh.

JB
JoyceB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent! We went on Valentine’s day and they had a 3 course set menu with several good choices. I got the onion-crusted grouper and my husband got the mahi mahi. We sat in a small room that was intimate but not a super great atmosphere. But the food definitely made up for it. My lobster bisque was delicious and so was the key lime pie! We will definitely come back!

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RobertP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were initially seated next to a “party” group. Ask the manager to reseat our table and our potentially miserable evening became a memorable. Thanks for accommodating our request!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I picked Islands after reading the menu and having our original reservation cancelled due to COVID at the restaurant. It was fantastic. If you overlook it because of its location you are missing a great spot. We both ordered fresh catch specials. Our server came to us while we deciding to let us know that there was only one cut left of one of the specials. Excellent service. He provide great recommendations on the sides and toppings for our selections. The Shrimp and Crab Mac & Cheese was fabulous. We look forward to our next date there.

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JennyM
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I have been here several times in the past. They have improved their recipe for the onion crusted fish. It was the best fish that me and my three table mates have ever had.

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TomH
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waiter was great & the two fish selections he recommended were excellent. Onion crusted Trigger fish & Grilled Covina were wonderful. The only downer was finding parking in the pouring rain.

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vipLovechoos
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh fish cooked to perfection every time. The grits and fried spinach are a must with any fish. Friendly staff and great service.

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KellyR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

All food and sauces cooked in house- best gnocchi I have tasted in a long time
Food is excellent deserts are ok
Full bar to enjoy ahead of reservations

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ChuckC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third time visiting Island Fish Grill. We’re only in Florida from Wisconsin for a month but MUST eat here each year! Amazing food and great service!! Easily the best fish I have ever eaten.

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StevenW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute delight!
Fish was extremely fresh and well prepared as always.
We keep coming back.
Staff is friendly and service was great!
A little gem on 5 avenue...
Caroline

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vipPatty
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant with incredible food! It is a family run business and everyone was very personable!

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vipVinceD
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yanni was amazing, so was the food!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service.

ML
MichaelL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Trevor was a great server, pleasant experience quiet cafe to enjoy a night out with a loved one , date or a nice seafood meal. Enjoy.

JM
JeffreyM
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience with fabulous food. Can’t wait to return.

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Chris
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Trevor, our server was attentive, courteous and knowledgeable. Quick, friendly service and great help with our order. We will most definitely be back the next time we’re in Melbourne beach. The place is a Gem.

MB
MaureenB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was wonderful. The service was excellent. The atmosphere was comfortable and welcoming. Our evening was great

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bobl
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service was outstanding. We had the special triple tail and were very pleased. Very experienced staff provided great service and recommendations.

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vipFoodie4fun
Savannah
111 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

wonderful fresh seafood - well prepared and served by nice people who care. If you want excellent food in a good environment- GO

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MDv2
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food selection was limited but it was flavorful. Our meals were fresh and delicious. The restaurant was good about COVID measures. Highly recommended as a local and small business option.

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FrankZ
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As a retired chef I am a food snob! All aspects of dining were excellent! Hats of to the kitchen for creativity in preparation of menu items!! Fish is always fresh!! Awesome!!!

LM
LynneM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third time there and it has been exceptional every time. We had guests in town, and all of them said that it was the best meal they’ve had in some time. Small, welcoming atmosphere. The owners walked around to tables to make sure everything was ok. Nice touch. You will not be disappointed in the meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
25 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the speciality Onion crusted grouper. And great service.

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vipChristine
Orlando
41 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We have been going here for years when we are in Melbourne and have always had a stellar experience. This time, it was not so good. It took a long time to get our food and the food wasn't up to par. We were told that there was a new chef, so out of all fairness, we will visit again on our next visit before making our final decision.

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ChristineT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a great experience when we dine here!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ethan our waiter was amazing!!! Knowledgeable, Personable, and Attentive. Ethan and the food are superb!

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SherrieL
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to place when in Melbourne when visiting on business trips from Arizona. I also bring coworkers here. The seafood is caught fresh daily. Creative specials. I could eat here almost every night when in town and never repeat a dish. I've been coming for years and the owner Lori always remembers me. My co-workers have also never been disappointed in the food or service. They have all said it was excellent.
Try the fried spinach as a side.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! The food was superb and all freshly made that day. The fish was delicious and so fresh. The gnocchi is what I will be dreaming about for days. Also, you must-must get the handmade Key Lime Pie. This is a local spot and worth the visit. I’m so glad we ventured out and gave this place a try during our day visit to Melbourne Beach. Highly recommend and our waiter, Trevor, was a delight. If you’re looking for local/fresh seafood this is the place to go.

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CatS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is creative and well prepared. Fresh ingredients and perfect seasoning elevated freshly caught fish from the area, something that is harder to find than you might expect.

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DaveR
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Need to dampen the sound and put family’s with small children in the other part of the restaurant. Reserve the front section for couples and dinners looking for a special evening.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

I think the waiter was overwhelmed, but I think he was welcoming the business. How can one staff with COVID? But the country music....what can I say?
Classy place, not classy music

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VanG
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Island fish grill was amazing! The fish is fresh caught Florida only seafood. Never frozen and never imported or farm raised. I had the onion encrusted sheepshead and it was honestly one of the best fish dishes I have ever had. Service was spot on and the beer was ice cold! Not only will I be back but I am recommending Island Fish Grill to all my friends and family!!

JM
vipJeffM
Nashville
39 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re in the area for Christmas. This was one of the few places open late on Christmas Eve.

I had Corvina, and my daughter and wife split the surf and turf. Everything was fantastic. Great flavors and presentation.

Our server, Alania (I hope I have her name correct), was amazing! Great knowledge of the menu, very personable, a d made us feel welcome late on Christmas Eve. She was the best!

I highly recommend Islands Fish Grill!

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vipPeterM
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service and food. We chose to sit outside due to the virus. The traffic was loud. The car headlights of the cars in the parking lot across the street were blinding at times. Inside would have been more comfortable. Everyone was very friendly. We would recommend this restaurant and will dine (inside) there again in the future. Thanks to the staff.

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RobertM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our table of five was very satisfied with our dining experience. The waitress was outstanding. I loved the onion crusted sheep's head. Highly recommend.

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vipMrskenny
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I wish we had not waited so long to try this neighborhood gem!

Our waiter, Trevor, is a delight. Professional, friendly and knowledgeable. It’s such a pleasure to watch him in action.

We had forgotten how delicious truly fresh fish can be. Both entrees were perfectly cooked and the preparations were creative and delicious.
While we initially thought that the entree prices were a little high, the final decision is that the prices were very fair for the quality and excellent preparation.

The wine list held some surprises and the bottle prices were reasonable and not the typical 100% markup.

We look forward to being a regular.

FAQs

Islands Fish Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (321) 956-0559.

Islands Fish Grill is rated 4.8 stars by 502 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.