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Islands Fish Grill

4.8
481 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

Featured specials

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Dine in
Starting Feb 14, 2021

Valentine's Day is so special we are opening up on a Sunday, just so you can share the space coasts freshest fish with that special someone. Make your reservation today! Special pre-fixe three course menu! Islandsfishgrill.net

What 481 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.8
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chris
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

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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!!!

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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
22 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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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!!

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vipJeffM
Nashville
38 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.

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SandyW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Hadn't been here in a long time and new owners are doing a good job. Food was fresh and delicious like it was in the beginning.

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RonM
Nashville
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The only issue was the overwhelming fragrance from a customer two tables away. She had put on enough pew de cologne to flood a whole zip code. The restaurant however had no control over that, and it was not their problem. The restaurant experience was exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner! The service was outstanding. I had the onion crusted fresh catch, with snapper, and it was delicious! The candied Brussels sprouts and fried spinach complimented deliciously. My date had the grouper with fried spinach and chefs grits and loved every bite. Obviously everything was super fresh. I will be going there again for sure!

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Clmheather
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing, we all choose different versions of the fresh catch. Outstanding. Fried spinach was amazing. Would love to go back.

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Chris
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really neat place with excellent, friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful fresh seafood and spot-on advice from Ethan, our server. We will most definitely be back the next time we’re in Melbourne beach. Great place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
23 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best fish around. Always good food. Good service as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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blueangel
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I hate to say it but we were very disappointed in our dining experience. From the moment when we walked in and were greeted with a very strong unfavorable odor, think port-a-potty... no bread, limited menu - no beef choice. We ordered the shrimp and scallops and it was too salty, in fact, everyone's dinner was over salted. It's just not how I remembered it, which used to be one of the best restaurants in town. Maybe / hopefully this was just an off night.

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DeniseL
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s a little dated inside but still cozy atmosphere. Server was great. Their menu hasn’t changed much over the years but the fish is always fresh, delicious and cooked perfectly. During these Covid times, I appreciated that the tables were spaced and every effort was made to make me feel safe.

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LoriS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had an amazing dinner. The fish was expertly prepared. I have never had fried spinach, my server recommended it and it was so delicious. She also said the Brussels sprouts were a popular favorite, and I agree. My server was very friendly and attentive. A wonderful experience.

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vipjslootmaker
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is consistently top quality and amazing. The fish is always the freshest and that comes through each and every time with the profile of each dish. The onion crusted is always the star of the show but other dishes are equally delicious. The staff is always gracious, welcoming and very knowledgeable of each and every dish. I would highly recommend to anyone to come and enjoy the best dining experience around on the space coast.

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GeorgeR
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the daily special ( at the waiters suggested ), grouper w/ the citrus onion glaze...
A homerun! was one of the best ever fish dishes I have had... and we eat fish a couple times a week!!!!
It was so good, I'm worried if I try anything else it won't come close, but I'll be back!!!

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vipicjc
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food; excellent service. We will be going back!

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CarolE
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Onion crusted corvina was excellent. Potatoes and fried spinach was outstanding, very unique flavor. Service was excellent. First time visit, we will definitely go back!

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Southerngirl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful value and wonderful food! The fish was just perfect and the dessert was amazing!

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ReginaV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My all time favorite place to eat! I have found no better meal or service/hospitality at any place I have dined in my life (including both in and out of the US). I may be a bit obsessed 😊

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

MB
MaureenB
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and tasteful. Presented beautifully by pleasant and attentive staff. The atmosphere was welcoming and the food was excellent. This is a favorite place to dine for a perfect night out.

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AllisonD
Poconos
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we walked in to the end of our meal the dining experience was amazing. The hostess seated us right away and Trevor took out order at the perfect time. We are the chips appetizer that was delicious! The buffalo Mac and cheese had a nice kick. The snapper and grouper were so fresh. They were the best fish dinners I have had on our trip. Dessert was so good. We had the chocolate mousse and the key lime pie. Love the atmosphere and the price was right! Always a amazing! Can’t wait to be back!

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JosephB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in after my last visit while in town. This is the place to go, it leaves a lasting impression for sure small family environment. Service was prompt and attentive, server was very knowledgeable of the menu and the food overall was outstanding. Had the Thai Chili Shrimp appetizer to start then the Scallops and Shrimp Penne with a white wine reduction spinach, tomatoes onion and garlic, it was outstanding. Great stop again I will be back for sure every time I am in town.

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 481 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.