This restaurant is fantastic! The presentation of the food is gorgeous and the taste is even better. When we vacation in Oak Island, we always save dining at Turtle Island for a special night. We have been very pleased with our experiences at this restaurant. Highly recommend!
We go to Oak Island probably 5-6 times a year. Only in the last year or so did we try Turtle Island. We have been three times and each time I have ordered something different and each time the food has been fabulous. My wife has stuck with the same thing each time (Shrimp Sampler and Lettuce Wedge) and she loves it. We had dinner there just last week a couple of days prior to New Year's and I had the 10 oz. ribeye and I can honestly say it might have been the best steak I have had in my life. We have always found the staff to my very courtious and helpful as well. The seared tuna is an excellent choice as an appetizer as well. We love the atmosphere too. Just a great place to eat at the beach.
The worst service i have ever experienced at a restaurant in my life!!!!! I called ahead and made a reservation, and upon ordering drinks and our meal (there were 5 of us) we were never checked on or asked if we needed more drinks. Our whole table was very thirsty and upset because we only had 1 drink in an hour and a half. They lost out as well on a bigger bar bill. The busgirl came to clear our table and said sorry we are understaffed this evening. ARE YOU SERIOUS? TELLING CUSTOMERS THAT ON NEW YEARS EVE.
Then i overheard the busgirl tell the waitress we were unhappy with the service, and she was only 2 ft from me and said to the busgirl, I don't want to hear it! How rude!!!! You are running and establishment with people like that on hopes of returning customers???? It seemed the waitress had a very bad attitude from the get go. She later expressed to us that we did not get her best service because a table of 12 was thrown on her. I could not believe she said that to us and why does that mean we get bad service? I'm baffled!!! I actually love the food here and don't mind paying more for a good meal, but when service like this happens it is very very sad and I would never return to this place again. I hope the owner explains to the employees, customers are our business and if we treat them with poor service word gets around and we will be out of business!!! I hope this never happens to another paying customer at this restaurant again, it ruined our whole evening!!!!!!!!!!
Food was good. Server was good. The roof leaks all over you and your food. The hostess is very rude and cuts you off at every opportunity. They need someone new at the door and someone to fix the roof.
Terrible experience. Went for dinner on 7/25/10. There were only two servers working the entire restaurantand and they seemed swamped. Every table (except around bar) was seated. We were seated at a table under a vent that was continuously dripping on my wife. In addition, the waitress, who was very friendly, spilt both water and salad dressing on my wife. Obviously, she was not happy. Food was nothing special and all four of us agreed, over-priced and we are family that doesn't mind paying for great food. How many places charge for hush puppies? First time we had ever paid for hush puppies ($3.50) and we are native North Carolinians.
I live on Oak Island, and when I want really good seafood, I go to Trutle Island. On Wed nights, they have all steamed seafood on special, and the place is packed, but it is well worth the wait!! We love it...
I only get down to Oak Island once or twice a year, but always eat at Turtle Island sometimes more than once. The food is great and so is the service. If you just want a cool refreshing beverage, the bar is great too.
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