Locals and visitors alike love Islands Fish Grill! Just steps away from Indialantic’s Boardwalk beach on Fifth Avenue, the restaurant has been open for over 16 years.
In August of 2014, new owner John Williams and his stepson Jared Moretti invigorated the local favorite. After some renovations , cosmetically and in the kitchen, Islands Fish Grill has a fresh look and taste. The interior showcases artwork by Florida artists on the walls, placing it within the upscale casual setting that the regulars know and love.
Jared Moretti is a classically trained chef and graduate of The Culinary Institute of America located in Hyde Park, New York. His mother’s family has been in the restaurant business for years, so it seemed a logical next step for him to have his own restaurant. After working for Disney and other local restaurants, he was ready to venture out on his own. When he expressed an interest to his family, John was on board and ready to support him in a new endeavor.
After coming from a corporate background, the career change has been energizing. “This is a different twist on life for me,” John said.
Specials and features change regularly based on the season. Popular starters are the Bluepoint Oysters, Thai Chili Shrimp, or Conch & Shrimp Fritters. The menu at Islands Fish Grill is focused on what the restaurant is recognized for – serving up high-quality fresh fish.
Customers’ favorite entrees are the famous Onion Crusted Grouper, Fresh Catches, or the Chef’s Features which change bi-weekly. Fish is prepared either grilled, blackened or jerked, with house- made sauces to accompany the fish’s preparation.
The entrees’ sides don’t play second fiddle. From Quinoa to Cous Cous to Blue Cheese Jalapeno Grits, you never know what the Chef’s Starch will be. Don’t forget your vegetables! The Chef’s selection of veggies is across the board and out of this world, but you can’t forget the house-made mashed potatoes and fried spinach!
If you’re not in the mood for something from the sea, Islands Fish Grill has options for you. Good ones too, including an Onion Crusted Chicken, Filet Mignon, and Islands Jerked Chicken.
The restaurant is now family-friendly too with a kid-friendly menu that
ranges in price from $4.99 to $9.99. Offerings for children include homemade mac and cheese or handbreaded fresh fish finger. The price even includes drink and side.
The sweet treat at the end of the meal is one of several homemade desserts like Key Lime pie or Crème Brulee.
Space for private parties is available including audio/visual equipment for business gatherings.
The menu at Islands Fish Grill is focused on what the restaurant is known for – serving up high-quality fresh fish, mainly caught off the shores of Florida, prepared in a variety of unique and creative ways. After 16 years, the updates are a welcome addition that assures Islands Fish Grill will be remain a favorite.