Islands Fish Grill

4.7
160 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American, Fish
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Hours of operation
Mon–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(321) 956-0559
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Jared Moretti
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Catering
We have all of your catering needs covered! From appetizers for a small function to in house catering with a private chef, we cover all the bases. Call us at 3219560559 or email Amanda at islandsfishgrill@gmail.com.
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Cross street
Highway A1A
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Parking details
Private restaurant parking is available in the rear of the building, as well as public parking on 6th Avenue. The restaurant is accessible from the parking lot as well as street frontage and host/hostess stand is in the rear entrance of the building.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 160 People Are Saying
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Orlando
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

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DC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

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.

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d
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable service excellent food and presentation the wine was not bad either. You can’t go wrong here

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MK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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DC
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was very good and our waiter was very attentive.

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AP
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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M
Cincinnati
46 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smaller size restaurant with BIG FRESH FISH options. Tasty sides, appetizers and sauces, lovely atmosphere and good wine selections. Always a nice night out.

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NB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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SG
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Found it to be expensive....$14 for glass of wine.....$43 for filet.

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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in Melbourne. Reasonably priced, incredible service.

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JG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was superb. The fish wad done perfectly. Could not have been more pleased

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ST
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The service was great. A great spot to enjoy your dinner and your date.

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LS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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CJ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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LG
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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RW
Poconos
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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E
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely awesome. Fresh fish expertly prepared.
Going back again.

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KB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite restaurant excellent food, wonderful service, always a great meal

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KH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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CP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Food. Smoked chowders great. Mike our waiter is always a hoot.

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DK
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

All fish is fresh catch and served beautifully! Absolutely delicious!

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LW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous place with amazingly well-prepared seafood and fish! Willy the waiter was awesome! Looking forward to our next trip back!

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C
Orlando
25 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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ST
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The meal was excellent. The service was very good. Atmosphere was great for conversation.

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L
Tampa
56 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was fresh and well prepared limited menu but enough to choose

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RH
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh fish. Friendly staff. Great wine selection. If you are in the area, this is the place to have dinner.

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JP
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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I
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Excellent service. Table was ready for us. Server was fruendly.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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PL
Key West
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

As always for many years the food and service was outstanding.

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GT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

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

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JT
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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CD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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AB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Wonderful food. We will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

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CO
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was expensive and poor for the price! I would not go there again....

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AF
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

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!

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R
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the onion crusted grouper....
Outstanding

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