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Review of Island Way Grill

Island Way Grill
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Ranked #20 of 763 Restaurants in Clearwater
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$30
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Although good steaks are available, Island Way is about the fish. A wide variety is offered, but we opt for the local fresh caught by their own boats. Several preparations are offered and all were generous, tasty and attractive. Decent choice of wines by the glass. Seating available inside or on the inland waterside patio. Service was appropriately attentive. Always a good reliable mid-scale dining option.

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BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for the 4 star rating and review! We appreciate your business!

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

We made the stop from the water side, the boat dock had a space available to park, so that was a plus. We sat outside, under the umbrella, ordered appetizers, brunch and drinks. The baked oysters and calamari were delicious and lemon drop martini was excellent! Inside the restaurant looked very cozy, clean and pleasant as well.

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Thank Barb T
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BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for the 4 star rating and review! We appreciate your business!

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

The bartender was good, fixed a great Old Fashioned, Ambiance and location were good. .Wait staff well trained and good.

The Food needs serious improvement. My wife's oysters were too salty, and her catch of the day, grouper-$29, was served cold My $36 steak, ordered med rare came fully well done. Her fish was warmed up but came back tough. 5 minutes after she finished eating, my steak arrived.

I find it impossible to recommend this restaurant and will never go back.

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Thank Phil and Carol H
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BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your honest feedback. Our owner Frank Chivas would like the opportunity to speak with you direct regarding your unpleasant experience. He has asked that you connect with him via cell or email (whichever you prefer) - he can be reached at 727-480-6704 or frank@baystarrestaurantgroup.com - Thank you in advance!

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

We ate at Island Way Grill on Friday, April 20th. We were with a large group with a pre fixe menu. The appetizers were put on the table right away. The meatballs, chicken satay and bruschetta were all very good. Then all activity seemed to stop. The servers didn’t make another appearance for another 40 minutes. They took our dinner order and we waited again.

While we waited we were ‘entertained’ by the group beside ours. We were separated by a row of plants. The other group got louder as the drinks seemed to flow freely. We thought they would settle down after the loud rendition of the birthday song rang out. It. Did. Not. When dinner finally arrived, we had to shout to be heard over the racket of the other group. One of the women in our party went over and asked the other group to please keep it down and she was told in no uncertain terms that was not going to happen. Our group asked to see the manager and the banquet manager was the only person available. After speaking to the banquet manager and settling on a reduced bill, our group left.

Our same group ate at the Island Way Grill about three years ago and it was so much better. We had dinner and drinks out on the patio and it was so lovely. We were looking forward to eating here after our last experience. Too bad our group will not be going back.

Thank Debbie W
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BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your honest feedback. Our owner Frank Chivas would like the opportunity to speak with you direct regarding your unpleasant experience. He has asked that you connect with him via cell or email (whichever you prefer) - he can be reached at 727-480-6704 or frank@baystarrestaurantgroup.com - Thank you in advance!

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Our group catered a dinner here, along with several others the same night. We had our own
room until just before dinner was served (which took forever, but they were busy). Then they brought in another group of about 15 thirty-somethings that appeared to be already well into cocktail hour and were so loud we couldn’t hear our client dinner companions talk. We asked for management to politely have them quiet down, but they just got rowdier. We asked to see the manager, but were told he was unavailable. When it looked like things might get physical, our group decided to leave rather than chance violence.

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BaystarRestaurant, Guest Relations Manager at Island Way Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your honest feedback. Our owner Frank Chivas would like the opportunity to speak with you direct regarding your unpleasant experience. He has asked that you connect with him via cell or email (whichever you prefer) - he can be reached at 727-480-6704 or frank@baystarrestaurantgroup.com - Thank you in advance!

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