Islands Fish Grill
This was our first visit to Islands Fish Grill, a very busy Saturday night. Our server was a little frazzled but handled our table well especially as the rush ended. We ordered a dozen oysters for a starter and were kind of disappointed. They must have been rinsed because all the flavor was gone. I had the Sheepshead fish special which was very good, maybe a few too many flavors going on In the dish but a large portion and very tasty. My husband had the crab cakes which were full of crab meat as described. I’m sure we’ll dine here again since we are in the neighborhood but we’ll choose a quieter night.
The ambiance is lovely, but as always, for busy saturday nights they need more servers. Everything was extremely slow and it wasn't just us, the rest of the tables were taking a while to get their stuff. If there were more servers i'd be more pleased... everything just took way to long. But everything else was perfect.
Unbelievable service excellent food and presentation the wine was not bad either. You can’t go wrong here
The service was excellent, as was the food. Lori and John Williams are the best, the chef is great and the fish is in a class of it's own!
Food was very good and our waiter was very attentive.
The fish was really fresh, it was creatively prepared and cooked perfectly. Our server Mike was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the menu. We ended up not sitting outside because it was too windy.
Frankly, a phenomenal meal! I saw this on OpenTable, and decided a few out of town couples could meet before our cruise.
Everyone was extremely pleased. The exterior decor may be lacking, but the food and service was frankly impeccable. So good that I could have easily paid much more elsewhere.
Smaller size restaurant with BIG FRESH FISH options. Tasty sides, appetizers and sauces, lovely atmosphere and good wine selections. Always a nice night out.
Very friendly attentive service, excellent wine list, my husband had the Filet for $32 with 2 sides and I had the fresh catch of the day Wahoo for $28. Everything was expertly prepared and delicious we ended the night with some coffee and Key lime pie.
Found it to be expensive....$14 for glass of wine.....$43 for filet.
Best food in Melbourne. Reasonably priced, incredible service.
The food and service was superb. The fish wad done perfectly. Could not have been more pleased
The service was great. A great spot to enjoy your dinner and your date.
Began with excellent service and just got better! Willy was a wonderful “food guide” and gave great suggestions. We enjoyed their famous onion crusted grouper, which is a must have on our list now. Highly recommend Islands Fish Grill if you are near Melbourne Beach!
When ever we visit Islands Fish Grill we are always made to feel welcome. The menu covers all tastes and the fish is always outstanding. The fried spinach is a must have! My husband and I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant.
Onion crusted grouper was amazing. A little pricy, but worth it. Make reservation for early. It is a small place so it can get noisy.
This is our favorite dining spot on the space coast. The food is fresh and delicious. The service is top notch (ask for Willie). Great wine selection by glass or bottle.
Absolutely awesome. Fresh fish expertly prepared.
Going back again.
Favorite restaurant excellent food, wonderful service, always a great meal
The food and service were incredible! The menu is short, but they do everything very well. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable on food and wine and was fairly attentive. The food warrants the prices and I'd happily go back again!
Good Food. Smoked chowders great. Mike our waiter is always a hoot.
All fish is fresh catch and served beautifully! Absolutely delicious!
We knew nothing about this restaurant before we went, and everyone loved it! There were six of us and all of us loved our food! All of the food came out together and the wait was perfect -- time to enjoy the appetizer, but not so long that we were starving. Good wine selection and excellent service!
Fabulous place with amazingly well-prepared seafood and fish! Willy the waiter was awesome! Looking forward to our next trip back!
We had a great dinner. The staff is very welcoming. The ingredients are fresh. The atmosphere is comfortable. Our server, Mike, was very knowledgeable and personable. Thanks for a great evening.
The meal was excellent. The service was very good. Atmosphere was great for conversation.
Food was fresh and well prepared limited menu but enough to choose
Great fresh fish. Friendly staff. Great wine selection. If you are in the area, this is the place to have dinner.
We were very pleased over all,
Waiter willy outstanding
Food was great
Ambient was cozy
All in all I will recommend you to anyone that ask me for an excellent place to eat.
The appetizer was overpriced, yes it was lobster cake but you couldn't taste the lobster from the buffalo sauce. I didn't know of the buffalo sauce otherwise I would not have ordered it. Other than that, delicious food and the server was great especially with our 10 month old baby.
Great food. Excellent service. Table was ready for us. Server was fruendly.
Expertly prepared fresh fish. This is a local gem with great service and good wines. I can't wait to return the onion crusted grouper was incredible.
As always for many years the food and service was outstanding.
The restaurant had a sick musty smell. The food was ok but not anything to brag about. The thai shrimp were good. The crab bisque was thick and pasty...when it was not eaten the server failed to inquire. The spinach was fried, but way too much. The mangrove snapper was tasty, but the plate presentation left a lot to be desired
Booked and nice dinner for my wife and I. This place was very intimate a little noisier but the restaurant was packed and we know why now. To start we indulged in a bottle of chardonnay recommended by our server. For food we started with the thai chili shrimp app, next my wife wanted the Florida Spiny Lobster pasta which was outstanding and I went in based on other customer reviews and had the onion crusted grouper with the fried spinach and I can say thank you reviewers I now know what you mean it was absolutely delectable an service was awesome. As to how fresh the fish is, as we were walking to the car we met the owner john in the parking lot unloading the fish with fisherman eric who is a local and said they were diving only a few hours ago off the coast out of the local inlet. It was really cool they showed us a grouper which was big but incredible. Thank You all again we will be back as we are new to the area and will be regulars. Only suggestion to readers is be sure to call or reserve online they had alot of guests waiting to get in without a reservation.
If you have never had the local favorite dish... You have to get the onion crusted grouper. Then go back to try the rest of the menu.
Great service. Wonderful food. We will definitely be back. Highly recommended.
The food was expensive and poor for the price! I would not go there again....
Really good fresh fish and interesting specials on the menu every day. Nice ambiance. The food is a bit pricey for what it is. Bill with tip for two people, only one of of which had one glass of wine, was $110.00. So be prepared for that. But overall worth it. We will be back!
We had the onion crusted grouper....