Islands Fish Grill

4.6
248 reviews
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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.
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Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Definitely one of the better fish restaurants in the area. The snapper was out of this world. Food coming out of the kitchen was a bit slow otherwise rating would’ve been higher. Still we’re going back.

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CW
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really great place to eat! The onion crusted grouper is AMAZING! Everything I have tried here, I have loved. The acoustics are not ideal for a quiet dinner on a weekend (when it is busy, it is loud in the front room) but the food really makes up for that!

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SA
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quaint restaurant tucked in the downtown area of Melbourne. Wait staff were superb. Food outstanding. I kept with their tried and true menu items. You can’t go wrong.

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JC
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious onion crusted snapper!!! Awesome service!!

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Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There should be a rating above 5 for this restaurant

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JD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you love fresh fish then this is the place to go. Absolutely delicious food, well prepared and excellent service. We have never had a bad meal at Islands Fish Grill.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab Cakes & Crusted Grouper were awesome!!! Best seafood we’ve had since moving to Florida!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Willy, you rock!!!!!! But please take a breath every now and then!!!!!

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food excellent as was service - noise level extreme....

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GH
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All was great and the onion crusted grouper was outstanding~!!

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RD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We discovered Islands Fish Grill a few years ago and it has become one of our favorites. Excellent entrees, great service and always an enjoyable evening.

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1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me and my wife enjoyed are date night experience. The food was delicious the atmosphere was nice. Are server was very knowledgeable. I recommended staying for dessert coconut pineapple pie is my new favorite dessert.

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BG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been going to Island's for several years, maybe 3-4 times/year and it has always been good. This visit was fantastic. The waiter was great and, when my parents wanted to split a dish, he told me about the option to plate the split separately and they could each choose their own sides for a $5 upcharge. That worked perfectly for them. Our waiter was very good, I don't recall his name.

The Conch fritters were good as usual, the crab bisque was a little disappointing - way too much spice, such that you could not tell there was even crab in it. For entrees, my parents split the onion encrusted grouper and my husband had the Corvina with the onion encrusting. All said very good except the green beans were really underdone. Borderline for me, but inedible for my step-dad. They said the grits were awesome. I had the crab cakes, green beans and Caesar salad - all was delish. For dessert we had key lime pie, always good, and a coconut pie which I cannot remember the name of. It was kind of like a transparent pie with coconut. Very good. The coffee mugs were HUGE and the house wines by the glass were just fine.

Finally, I love that your credit card is processed at the table - I wish more US restaurants would do this as it is typical in some parts of Canada and much more secure.

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Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a good meal. The service was very good and the food was excellent. The only knock was the portions are moderate. I could have eaten twice as much as was served. But there is an ice cream shop across the street so we finished with a full belly.

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t
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

In town for business and didn't want to go to a typical commercial seafood restaurant. I wanted a place with fresh fish that locals like to frequent. Found this on OpenTable and thought I would give it a try. Menu is very limited (which typically is NOT a problem if there are meaningful choices) but the choices were all rather unhealthy. Looking for grilled fresh fish and some veggies. something clean and simply prepared without a lot of sauces. I should have also mentioned salt. everything was WAY overly salted. Veggies were either fried (spinach) or cooked in a lot of oil (green beans) there was a sauce which you could have on the side of the fish. That could have been just fine, if the fish also wasn't overly salted and seasoned. Disappointed in food preparation. but the service was very friendly and no problems with service at all. very nice people.

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RD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When in Indiatlantic/Melbourne area, this is our favorite restaurant.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful experience for our daughter’s 17th birthday! Service was great, food was fantastic! She enjoyed the cheesecake for dessert! Couldn’t have asked for a better dinner! Thank You!!

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FF
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Disappointed after reading the great reviews. Not great - just ok at best. Way overpriced for what you get.

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Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The grouper is outstanding! A must!!

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great!! It was a wonderful birthday experience.

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LV
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family ate dinner here while on vacation. My husband had the onion crusted grouper and I had the shrimp/scallops combo with flavored grits and flash fried spinach. Everything was delicious! Our server, Mike, was very personable and we really enjoyed dining here. Best meal we had on vacation. We would definitely eat here again.

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CT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Somewhat disappointing place. It’s a bit small and on a busy street. Parking in the rear was limited.

Crab soup was excellent. Spinach salad was good.
Onion grouper was dry, and taste dominated by the orange sauce. Fried spinach was interesting. Mashed potatoes were extremely salty, which made for an unpleasant taste experience overall.

As such meal felt overpriced.

Islands Fish Grill
Responded on March 24, 2019

I am sorry to see this review and that you feel that way. As you can see from other diners we pride ourselves on providing the best possible experience. That being said I am Lori the Owner and both myself and my daughter in law asked how everything was and you did not mention anything at the time but said everything was good. We hope you will visit us again. If you do please ask for either myself or my husband John. Best Regards

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BW
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of the staff was so friendly! Food was delicious and prices were super reasonable for great quality food! Will come again!

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We look forward to dining at the Island Fish Grill each year when we visit Florida. The fish is always fresh, delicious, and creatively prepared. The desserts are wonderful. The service is efficient and courteous. The wait staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Dining at the Island Fish Grill is a real treat.

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Matthew was outstanding. We both enjoyed the snapper special and sides. They were excellent.

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j
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was very slow, an hour passed from soup to entree, and the waitess forgot my salad completely. The mahi was acceptable, my wife's crab cakes were passable, and my friend's snapper was OK. Probably won't visit again. The experience did not justify the prices.

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Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food. Prices are good for off the boat fresh fish.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for a nice dinner with the parents. The fresh catch was amazing and they have a good wine selection. Definitely return to this restaurant!

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h
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fresh fish, well prepared.

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CG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great oysters and dessert but you come for the fresh fish. FRESH!

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DK
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and the service equally so. Great experience.

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LT
New England
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are always very happy with Island Fish Grill The service and the exceptional food!!!!!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Great service, fresh seafood dishes. A great find!

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ND
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time there but it won't be our last. The food was delicious and well prepared. Our waiter was great and gave us excellent idea's on what to order. Very friendly atmosphere as well.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our second visit to this restaurant. We sat in the front dining room this time and found it to be a little louder than the back room. The food is wonderful and the service is very fast. Unfortunately, when restaurants ask their wait staff to use tablets, the connection and engagement with your server diminishes. We found this to be the case here which took away from an overall five star experience.

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PW
New England
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, as was the food & beer! Great experience, will go back next time in Melbourne

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Caribbean
163 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent bisque soup and grouper with mashed potatoes and spinach. Incredible service by Michael! Definitely would recommend this local favorite!

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CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always, the food was great. We had a party of 6 and were able to get a reservation. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Onion crusted grouper was delightful.

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JM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals were delicious and our waiter was funny and attentive, great service! We will definitely go back!

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GT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy the Island fish Grill. The food and service is great. its nice to have a selection of fish specials. Although loud because of the size of the restaurant it does not stop me from going!!!!

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