Islands Fish Grill

4.8
704 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 704 people are saying
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vipJenniferC
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

When we arrived for our reservation, they seemed flustered at the restaurant. There was a party in front of us waiting for their reservation as well. The hostess told us the party at our table had paid but they were waiting for them to leave. After several minutes passed, they decided to place us at a different table in the back of a side room, not the main dining area.

At this point since it was already late and we sat down past our reservation, we gave the server our entire order. It took forever to get drinks, which were brought by a different server-then had to find a server to try to get drink refills and only got one. The entrees came out at odd times, not all together. Forgotten sauces came out even later from another server. The sides were put with the wrong entrees so we were literally switching and scraping plates at the table because the server was MIA.

My three children fell asleep at the table while we were waiting for our server to show up to even “check” on us. I left my husband at the table waiting to take care of boxes and the check so I could take my kids to the car. When he finally came out to the car, he said that when the server showed up, even though our table was empty, he asked him if he wanted dessert!

After the bill was paid my husband stood at the host stand waiting to ask for someone to speak to about our service and minutes had gone by without ANYONE walking by, so he just walked out.

The food was terrific, but this experience was dismal.

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Derek
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lori the owner is excellent and the food is amazing.

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opinionated
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was excellent and I would have rated 5 stars except for other things. The noise level is very high so that it was difficult to talk. It also takes a very long time for the food to be prepared. (We finished a bottle of wine while waiting. The fresh fish is market price so we asked our server the price. For the tile fish he said "$36 to $37 and the Mahi $34". We ordered the tile fish and the Mahi. When the bill came, we were charged for two orders of tile fish at $41 each. We questioned our server and told him we had one order of Mahi. He said "Oh, you must have received tile fish." We told him we had exchanged bites and the fish was different. Also, my husband loves Mahi and recognizes it. We asked why the tile fish was $41 as he had quoted a different price. He said, "You ordered it onion crusted which is $2 more". There is no indication of this on the menu and he should have included that in the quoted price. It really sapped the pleasure from the experience when we had to haggle over the check. He changed the bill to Mahi at $34 and Tile at $41.

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MichaelC
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great fish
Great grits
Great fried spinach
Pricy but worth it for a wonderful meal

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WalterW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were not prepared for a prix fixe menu and it limited the choices to one item for a non fish eater. Other than that the food and service were excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sehr gutes Essen und Service. Wir hatten einen der beiden Tische draußen. Ambiente innen ist sehr angenehm. Toller Weißwein. (Chardonnay Snitch 2018)

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Bgscuba
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fabulous food. The fish was fresh, excellently prepared. Good potions. The fired spinach was a great and wonderful surprise. Service was a little slow as in many places these days, but quite tolerable. Definitely expensive. $200 for 4 people. I will still be back as soon as possible.

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KFLW
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best food ever!!! Kids agree! We have to go here every time we come to florida!!!

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vipGuido
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife had the tile with super grits. I had the amber jack on mashed potatoes and topped with a spicy cole slaw. both meals were delicious

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vipKevinB
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here 3 times already since moving to the area . The food is absolutely incredible. Best fish we’ve ever had . And always consistent . Great owners and staff .

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TonyD
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service! Had a great time and enjoyed the overall experience.

Islands Fish Grill
Responded on December 22, 2021

Thank you very much for visiting our restaurant and taking time to write a review. We look forward to your next visit.

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JohnP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The service was was exceptional and food was good. Only complaint I ordered crap and shrimp with penne pasta plenty of all except no crab. The main lady said it was in the mixture of the sauce. I don’t know about that one. If you order crab and shrimp there should be evidence of both. Miles the service was AWESOME 👍🏻

Islands Fish Grill
Responded on December 22, 2021

Dear John, Thank you for visiting us and taking time to review our restaurant. Islands Fish Grill strives to make everyone's dining experience enjoyable which is why I offered to bring you additional crab meat when I visited your table. When I showed you the crab meat that was attached to your penne pasta & explained the cooking procedure you declined my offer offer for additional protein. It is disappointing that you did not allow us to meet you expectations while you were in the restaurant.

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BethG
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding!!! Great Food!!! Friendly and Fast Service. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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KarenB
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal! Will definitely return. Service was outstanding!

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Pskin
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fresh seafood. Will be coming back for sure.

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Chip
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome staff!! Enjoyable atmosphere!!

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Keith
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Fish was mushy. Chicken was rubbery. Portions were fine but doesn’t matter if you don’t like it. Crab cakes and spinach were good. Overpriced for substandard fair. A big disappointment for our night out.

Islands Fish Grill
Responded on December 18, 2021

Good Afternoon Keith, I am disappointed to see this review. My Name is Lori the Owner, when I went to the table to ask how things were you did not mention any of the above to me or to your server Yanni. As you can see from other diners reviews we pride ourselves on our customer satisfaction and wish you had mentioned this so we could have corrected any concerns onsite. Please feel free to email me at Islandsfishgrill32903@gmail, we would love to have you in again. Happy Holidays

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Susanp
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best...we always enjoy coming to Islands Fish Grill

Islands Fish Grill
Responded on December 22, 2021

We always enjoy your visits. Thank you so much for the great review.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to this restaurant on many occasions & it never disappoints! Enjoy their specialty of onion encrusted fish (Grouper, Snapper and Chef’s choice for the day) and you can’t go wrong! We had the pleasure of Myles as our Server…he was quite good!

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Northener
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Food was excellent. The restaurant is a bit noisy and we waited over ½ hour for our entrees to come out.

Wait staff was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freshest fish in town wait staff highly trained on catch of the day and wine and beer

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time and it was amazing

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From
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a hidden gem! Oysters were fresh and tasty. The salad greens were sublime and not over powered by the dressing, the goat cheese or the other goodies.I had the onion crusted Grouper and my wife had the snapper. Both tasted like they had just been caught and were beautifully seasoned. The Keylime pie melted in your mouth. Even the coffee was delicious and served in a very large cup. The server, Yanni, did not play any music but his service had a certain rhythm and panache about it. Wholeheartedly recommend !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service.

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vipFoodie4fun
Savannah
123 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This family owned restaurant is an absolute gem! The staff is great (esp. Dan) and the food is always fresh and well prepared. Shop local and eat well

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TomH
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Grouper was great as four of us ordered it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Onion Grouper is the best fish dish I’ve ever eaten. The service was impeccable. My only regret is not writing down the name of our server (she was from Brazil). She was very personable, knowledgeable of the menu and attentive. We will be back!

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SeafoodLovr
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Delicious!!! We absolutely love coming here.

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Afit5
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The recommendations by our server Myles were perfect, he knew the details about the Chef’s offerings and described the featured dishes very well. The food was amazing. Each plate was brought out piping hot and beautifully presented. This is the way dining out should be, a very enjoyable experience overall!

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vipEstherR
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! The onion crusted Triple Trail fish and fried spinach fantastic. Service was very good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. Great service, delicious food and always something new on the wine list.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the second time we ate here in a week. Excellent food. The server was very helpful in choosing our dinner.
It was a great experience!! We will be back

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MelbourneBeachLocal
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, staff, and atmosphere was all a delight. This is the place to go for seafood.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing FRESH fish, as always! Great job Island Fish Grill!

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ReinaldoD
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

I was seated in the backroom.
Made me feel real small and unappreciated.
No Grouper available.

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Bath
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The service was outstanding, but the dishes were somewhat distasteful due to the excessive amount of salt put on everything. It was a shame, as the fish was so fresh, but all one could taste was salt crystals.

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SG24
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely excellent. Cant say enough about how well the fish was prepared and the array of flavors in every bite. Would highly recommend.

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vipFoodie4fun
Savannah
123 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

lovely local place with wonderful owners, great staff, and consistently good, fresh food. We go there 3-4 times a month and would recommend highly.

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ErinJ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time there so we followed the recommendations of the waiter and tried the signature dish with the onion crust and the signature sides. The food was INCREDIBLE! The portions were large (my husband had to finish mine so I could save room for dessert!) and you could taste the love and care put into the food. The soup was amazing, using the leftover pieces of fresh fish that couldn't be served as a meal for an incredibly fresh and delicious soup that my husband is still talking about. The oysters were sweet and meaty and almost a meal in themselves. We went with the waiter's recommendation for the chocolate mousse for dessert and what a treat! The texture was very different than I'd had before but it was so rich while still being light. The wine was delicious and paired beautifully. Everything is clearly handcrafted and we wanted to try everything! We will definitely be back soon!

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 704 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.