My husband and I had our dinner reception at The Island Way this June for about 55 guests. We were a little apprehensive since we had planned everything from 1,000 miles away (we live in Chicago). Chad was a huge help in answering all of our questions and being more than accomodating. When we arrived at the restaurant after our ceremony we were blown away! The indoor space was absolutely spotless and beautiful, not to mention the gorgeous view of the ocean. The staff were so helpful and accomodating. And the food was absolutely outstanding- we got rave reviews from all of our guests! I should probably also mention that we went for lunch a few days before the reception to get a feel for things and try the food. (The staff had no idea that we d be having our event a few days later.) We had a fantastic experience then also! Thank you to The Island Way for being a part of making our special day absolutely perfect! We would encourage anyone staying on or near Oak Island to go in for a great experience!
After a great day on the beach, my family headed to the conveniently-located Island Way. I ordered a special, seared mahi with a ginger honey drizzle, and steamed mixed veggies. Although the presentation was nice, my meal was extremely bland - I could not taste any seasoning or drizzle except maybe parsley on both the fish and the vegetables. The mahi was also bone-dry. My parents both had the broiled seafood combination platter and said it tasted like nothing. When we mentioned our dissatisfaction, staff was unapologetic. Would not return.
Although a tad pricey they have an early bird menu if seated by 5:45 (I believe) which we utilized and was quite affordable. The food was very good and the staff was friendly and very attentive. Lovely inside and very nice view of the ocean.
we had a lovely dinner! The view was wonderful, the waitstaff was supurb and the food was amazing! The oyster Rockefeller was perfect! I had the lobster ravioli and it was perfect! The thing that impressed me the most was that the owner went to each table and made sure everything was perfect. He also greeted everyoe at the door!
My husband and I had our wedding dinner here Sunday August 29, 2010. We had eaten prior to this and were very happy with food and service. On this night they above and beyond. While it was a group of almost 25 people the service was great. They held the door open so that we could enter the restaurant without difficulty, stayed late, made sure everyone's glasses stayed full. The best was staying late and putting on the CD my son had made for the wedding so that we could have our first dance. Didn't think that was going to happen. At the end of the night not did they make sure that we had souviners to take home they helped us load our gifts into the cars. And it goes without saying that the food was great. Thanks to Chad for making it all happen.
Island Way, what a AWESOME RESTAURANT! My husband and I held our son's rehearsal dinner here and it was perfect! The food was delicious, the service was perfect and the ocean view was beautiful! Our guest raved about the food and the service for days! Chad and his staff took such good care of us and most important my son and his fiancee loved our choice. Thanks again Chad for a super night.
Lee and Tony Faucette
What a lovely little surprise! Island Way looks like the typical beach restaurant from the outside but don't be deceived. It's lovely! The atmosphere is beautiful. The service was great. The owners check on you personally as well. My husband and I went for my birthday and what a place.
My husband and I always enjoy Island Way when we visit Oak Island. It has a wonderful view, great food, and a classy environment. We are always pleased with the service and would highly recommend the restaurant to anyone looking for fine dining at the beach.
I had dinner with friends at the Island Way. I live in Southport part-time and in Charlotte part-time. The location, the view, the service and the staff were wonderful. I was a little disappointed with the dinner, however, the salad and dessert were very good. The drink was very good also. I will go there again and try another meal as I think this place deserves another try.