20 Island Way, Clearwater, FL | Directions 3376727.976079 -82.817182
Sun-Thurs 4-10pm; Fri-Sat 4-11pm
Great food, ambiance and service! – We had reservations for 4pm on a Wednesday night @ 715 (made the reservations an hour beforehand). There was a 20 minute wait for outside so we decided to sit inside immediately. The room we sat in was large so it was loud, but the service was quick. Our table ordered steak and seafood, all dishes were cooked perfectly. For 4 of us (no drinks) the bill was $100. I would definitely come back!
Terrible experience – made a wedding party reservtion two months early, messed up, overcharged for crab legs due to holiday, filet steak ordered medium came out charred on outside raw inside, $350 later left very unhappy. Will not do again, and we're local.
Awful Service, Mediocre food – I would say this restaurant was the worst dining experience I have had in years! The waitress was rude. She took forever to take our orders and then brought out an obviously wrong drink and blamed the bartender. Our sushi appetizer came out and we ate it without chopsticks or soy sauce because she didn't bring those out until 20-30 minutes after the sushi was placed on our table. The entrees then came out at the same time as the salads. First, one entree that was supposed to be plain sea bass came out with crab on time and the waittress told us "oh, they just oscar-ed it, i can clean it off." She never apologized or offered a new entree. Next, she had the audacity to ask us if we could tell the difference between the grouper and the mahi-mahi (at a fish restaurant!) and held them out to us. Again, she blamed the runner for not labeling the entrees. When we complained to the manager, he again made several excuses and never once apologized. They took off the price of the oscar part of the fish dish but did not comp the entree! In terms of food, the sushi was good but the entrees were mediocre at best. The only redeeming feature of the restaurant is that it is absolutely beautiful on the water.
Thanks but no thanks – I visited today (5/24/10) for sunday brunch. I was not impressed with the spread of food and even less impressed with the service. The waiters and the station staff are indifferent about their job, they do not deliver good customer service and act put out when you ask for service. The food is anything you can put out yourself at home if you are into entertaining. And if you do not live in clearwater (as I don't), it is definitely not worth the drive going there. My vote is Two thumbs down, way down. It is amazing that people keep going to this place when the service is sooooooooooooo bad!
Great food, not so great service! – We were there tonight for a party. The food is consistently wonderful, the service is awful. Rude and act as if they're being put out to get things.
Shame shame shame.
worth the drive... to aquaknox – i have visited island way grill for years and have recently decided to move on. i ventured to tampa "rocky point" and have a new favorite. i have had many pleasant times at island way but this is my farewell.
Good Food, Bad Service – Food is good, not great. If something says "MARKET PRICE" , be sure what to ask what the price is. We paid $40 for Florida lobster, in Florida, during Lobster season with a side of mashed potatoes and house plant leaf. Definitely not a quiet night out for dinner, the restaurant is extremely loud even if only slightly crowded the acoustics are so bad that you can barely have a conversation without yelling. Service was mediocre at best. Maybe Bob was just having a bad night, but we had to wait and wait and wait for everything and he never anticipated our needs. Would I recommend this place to a friend? Probably not.
Delcious & very fresh sushi; flavorfull steaks – Whether you order sushi, cooked seafood or steak, the food is delicious. Located on the water, the outside seating provides a relaxing atmosphere. Inside dining is a bit noisy and tables are too close together. I recommend sitting outside, weather permitting.
Going Downhill – I visit the Clearwater area about 5 times a year for work. This place used to be a staple when I came to the area. However the quality of the food and service has become lax and I think they rely too much on reputation than the product they offer.
I dined here last weekend for what I am going to assume is the last time. Every since last October, I have not had a good experience here. We decided to have an early dinner to avoid any crowds. Parked the cars in valet and was greeted by a young hostess who looked at us as it was going to be a hassle to walk us to the table. The waiter approach quickly but seemed rushed. He asked if we could get us anything from the wine menu, but we declined at the time, as we wanted to see what we were to order first. But ordered a round of soft drinks to start. He rolled his eyes and started to walk away, but a colleague of mine stopped him as he wanted to order some sushi for the table. He brought the drinks and said the sushi would be a few minutes and proceded to take our order. He methodically worked his way around the table. Our sushi arrived and it was not as fresh as i would like. The flesh was not as firm as I am used to, this tells me it is an older cut. We waited a bit for this to get cleared off as the wait staff spent most of their time visiting with each other by the sushi bar. Had the salad, which is still good. The waiter cleared the corse and quickly ran away, which is a shame because we had decided which wines we would be having, oh well, we stuck with soda. The entrees had with mixed reviews, My scallops were overcooked with too much salt and a bitter tasting sauce. The grilled grouper was undercooked. The steak looked good though. As we were paying, we put our valet tickets on the corner of the table so the waiter could have our cars pulled up but he overlooked this and we waited in the heat as we finish our less than desirable experience. Next time I'm in the area, I will not be returning.
AWESOME! – Great Restaurant. I travel alot and eat at some of the best restaurants in the country as I was very impressed with Island Grill. Five of us eat there including 2 children. We had a reservation and were sat as soon as we walked in. Very impressed that they had a childrens surf and turf on the menu. Waiter was great. As soon as he brought drinks they has a power cut. The whole of clearwater beach was out. The waiter recommended that we order sushi and cold apps first and then moved as outside so not to be over come by the heat. We happened to pick on of the hottest days to eat!..We sat ourside..had great French wine..oysters, shrimp and sushi. Get the Island way roll..very good..we had two..The waiter kept us updated on the power situation and was wonderful. When the power came on we orders, lamb, the seafood mix grill, steak, lobster and King crab..What can I say we hadnt eaten all day. The food was incredible..the washi mash potatoes are awesome..I had the kona lamb and it was to die for..definately will go their again. Dont waste your money on Ruth's, the Palms or Shula's..This place is great!
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