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Discover Ocean Isle Beach and Dine at The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar


Discover Ocean Isle Beach and Dine at The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar

If you enjoy oceanfront dining at an award-winning restaurant, you need look no further than The Isles Restaurant and Tiki Bar. “Serene ambiance and panoramic ocean views surround you as you enter; the sweet strains of island music beckon you to relax and stay a while.”  The Isles is a great place to take that special someone for a romantic dinner.  It serves up fresh seafood, the choicest beef cuts, delishous pastas and many other delectable entrees and desserts made with the “freshest of regional and seasonal ingredients”.  They have a kid’s menu as well if you want to give the whole family a great dining experience.

The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar – Ocean Isle Beach, located at 417 West 2nd Street, Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, is a family-friendly, beachfront eatery at the Islander Resort.   It is open seasonally and features a Tiki Bar poolside with a great oceanfront view.  According to the Isles Menu, which was updated for 2018, “The Isles Restaurant menu offers the best dining experience on the beach, with an unmatched view of the Atlantic Ocean.  Whether you are relaxing out by our Tiki Bar or seated in our dining area, this menu is sure to please.  With fresh seafood, regional Southern delights, and new fresh flavors, there is something for every taste.”  MeredithW agrees below:

“When we came to Ocean Isle 6-7 years ago, we actually went here twice in the same week because it was so good. This time was also wonderful. Oceanside balcony seating with delicious entrees, and a decent wine and beer list. My daughter’s burger was amazing. Hubby and I both had the crab stuffed flounder, which was beautifully prepared with a lobster cream sauce on top. One of the best seafood dishes I’ve had all summer. I called ahead and had no trouble getting reservations, even called an hour before hand and pushed out our reservation by 30 minutes, which they easily accommodated. Highly recommend this place!”

Due to The Isles extensive menu, it is one of the most popular restaurants among the Ocean Isle restaurants with great specialties.  It is hard to choose between the Bacon Wrapped Sea Scallops, Smoked Wahoo Pate, Tuscan Bruschetta and Lump Blue Crab Cake appetizers.  Some of its seafood specialties are Caribbean Inspired Mahi, Grouper Creole, Isles Grilled Platter, and Jambalaya.  If you are not in the mood for seafood, they have a number of excellent steak, chicken, pork and pasta options.  DanJ said he had a great family dinner at the Isles below:

“We chose this restaurant for our last dinner of the week. We definitely saved the best for last. We sat outside next to the outdoor bar as it was a perfect evening. Our waitress was very polite and friendly. The She-Crab Soup is to die for. We ordered a Ribeye and the Double Cut Pork Chop. Both were excellent”

Vegetarian?  No worries!  The Isles has a variety of delicious salads and several great meat-free entrees.

The Isles oceanfront Tiki bar and deck is a great place to relax after a long day at work or a fun day at the beach.  Kick back, relax and enjoy the beautiful ocean views and island music while sipping a tropical cocktail and enjoying a delicious appetizer.  HaleyT, below, thinks it is a great idea!

“Stopped by one afternoon for drinks and peel and eat shrimp. Nice outdoor view of pool and beach. Excellent shrimp and refreshing beverages.”

The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar prides itself on traditional Southern hospitality, delicious cuisine, great service and beautiful views.  It really does have something for everyone’s palate for lunch or dinner as MeghanB states:

“No complaints here. We sat oceanfront and enjoyed some mojitos, jambalaya, stuffed flounder, and dessert. Our server was polite and pleasant. A hidden gem.”

“With its gorgeous view of the sunset, white sand beach, and rolling waves of the Atlantic Ocean, The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar is the perfect setting for a beachside wedding” per the Isles.  The Isles has three spaces that are available for a reception—a Private Banquet Room, Oceanfront Semi-Private Area, and Ocean View Semi-Private area–all are secluded from the main dining area.

The banquet room has 1584 square feet and can accommodate 150 people with glass doors that open onto a large outdoor deck with the Tiki bar. If you choose to use the entire facility, it can accommodate 350 people, Audio/video equipment is available including a ceiling-mounted projector, wall-size sliding screen, DVD player, VCR, wireless microphones and wireless internet.  The Isles also has specialized wedding reception menus for your dinning needs, and they will provide you with a select team of professional staff members to assist you.

According to the Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar, “From private romantic dinners and family gatherings to banquets, wedding receptions, and corporate events, the serene oceanfront atmosphere of The Isles Restaurant comfortably provides the perfect ambiance for all of your dining needs.”  For more information on their accommodations or restaurant, go to

Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina is home to The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar and is one of the southernmost of North Carolina’s barrier islands.  It boasts miles and miles of powder white sand, sun-danced waves, and windswept marshlands.  The island has maintained its family beach atmosphere staying low-key with a relaxed and leisurely charm—a perfect place to visit.  If you decide to visit Ocean Isle Beach, be sure to dine at The Isles Restaurant & Tiki Bar.

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