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“Excellent food and service”

Island Gourmet Grill
Ranked #19 of 40 Restaurants in Holmes Beach
Price range: US$9 - US$28
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Providing an exquisite menu that features true American cuisine in a hip environment, Island Gourmet Grill creates palate teasing dishes that guests will enjoy. Island Gourmet Grill is under new ownership. With its clean, Florida atmosphere meshed with traditional yet slightly modern dishes, Island Gourmet Grill is a fantastic choice for dinner with friends or a romantic date with a loved one, and the service and visually appealing atmosphere will surely entice guests to come back for more. Al Fresco dining is also available along with a full bar.Not only does Island Gourmet Grill offer a beautiful dining environment, but the cuisine is fantastic. Some modern Italian classics accompany array of fresh seafood, steak, chicken dishes and delicious hand made pizzas.
Reading, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service”
Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Having chosen this restaurant based on other reviews our expectations were high. We were not disappointed with either the food or friendly service. Its worth trying one of their innovative dishes such as the duck and goat's cheese tacos - excellent. Prices were reasonable.

Why not 5/5? The restaurant could have been better lit once it got dark outside. And, just being picky, our server was excellent but we overheard another table being told about specials which we were not made aware of..

We would definitely go back.

Visited August 2014
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Scott S, Owner at Island Gourmet Grill, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Thank you for your review. I have used your as a learning tool for the staff. Thank you
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Polsbroek, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Delicious!”
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

Delicious food, excellent pizza's with very tasty crust and great service. From all of us (kids, critical teens and adults) a strong recommendation!

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Scott S, Owner at Island Gourmet Grill, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Love the compliments and the 5 stars. Thank you Scott
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Orlando, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Service and food were great. The pizza was amazing. Good crust and lots of toppings. It has been a long time since I have had a really good pizza. I am glad we stopped in to try the place out.

Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Chris L
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Scott S, Owner at Island Gourmet Grill, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Love the 5 stars. Thank you Scott
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Solid meal”
Reviewed 8 August 2014 via mobile

Nice place. Liked being able to make reservations on open table especially since we have small children. Waitress was a little slow and average at best. Food was very good. Chicken parm very good. Pizza very good. Overall enjoyed it.

Visited August 2014
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1 Thank mspusf
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Scott S, Owner at Island Gourmet Grill, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
Thank you for the review. I have show all of the staff so we may learn from your experience. Thanks again Scott
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Friendly service, substandard food”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

First and foremost, the chopped salad (which the waiter highly recommended) was the worst salad I have ever eaten. The lettuce wasn't chopped or even julienne, it was minced. It seemed like the chef took a classic chopped salad and put it in a food processor, then jammed it into a ring mold to make it look fancy. The crispy onion garnish was limp and greasy. When I eat a salad, I want to be able to see and taste its individual components. That was not possible with this dish.

A lot of previous reviewers have mentioned the firecracker shrimp. While they sounded good on the menu, they were nothing as advertised. This dish was a glorified shrimp salad, overly sweetened and slimy. This restaurant is on the Gulf Coast, why is it not serving Gulf shrimp?

On the bright side, the pizza was above average and the service was very friendly and attentive.

This restaurant would be much better if it focused on pizza instead of poorly executed, pretentious dishes.

  • Visited July 2014
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Scott S, Owner at Island Gourmet Grill, responded to this review, 7 August 2014
So sorry to read of you unpleasant experience. I am so taken aback by what I am reading. It is defiantly not our norm. .What can I say? If you do try us again please let me know so I can make sure everything is perfect. Thnaks again Scott
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