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. 

Then 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 new thinking still focuses on fresh and local, serving only high-quality and mainly local fish. The interior showcases artwork by Florida artists Dawn Harrell, Paul Peck and Ken Penderson on the walls, placing it within the upscale casual setting that the regulars know and love. 

 We have two executive chefs: Jared Moretti and Nate St. Denis. Jared is a classically trained chef and graduate of The Culinary Institute of America located in Hyde Park, New York.  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 17 year executive corporate background, the career change has been very energizing. “This is a different twist on life for me,” John said.

Nate with his culinary background and craft had sharpened his skills at several fine dining restaurants across the Space Coast before joining the culinary team at Islands Fish Grill in December of 2016. Combined, these executive chefs have over 28 years of experience.

Amanda Saint Denis is our restaurant manager as well as the event designer for the catering and special events division. She has over 13 years of experience in the hospitality field in both fine and casual dining, as well completing the level 1 from the Court of Master Sommeliers.

Matthew Powling, a local from Merritt Island is our assistant restaurant manager with over 15 years experience in the industry along with being a Sommelier and IPA and beer enthusiast.

Everyone in our restaurant staff has a passion for hospitality.

Front Center: Spicy Thai chili shrimp with islands rice and tangy mango salsa Back Right: Onion crusted grouper with islands rice, vegetable medley Back Left: Fried spinach

Front Center: Spicy Thai chili shrimp with islands rice and tangy mango salsa
Back Right: Onion crusted grouper with islands rice, vegetable medley
Back Left: Fried spinach

Specials and features change regularly based on the season. Popular starters are the Bluepoint Oysters, Thai Chili Shrimp, and the 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, snapper, cobia and triple tail. Fish is prepared either grilled, blackened or jerked. If grilled, entrees can be served with creamy dill sauce or tangy mango salsa. 

If you’re not in the mood for something from the sea, Islands Fish Grill has options for you. Good ones too, including an 10 oz. filet mignon served with creamed spinach mashed potatoes and asparagus.

Our wine list features over 30 bottles of fantastic wines, with several options available by the glass. Not a wine drinker? We’ve got you covered with over 15 beers from across the sunshine state. Don’t worry, we will steer you in the right direction!

The restaurant is now family-friendly too with a kid-friendly menu that

Owner, John Williams

Owner, John Williams

ranges in price from $4.99 to $9.99. Offerings for children include mac and cheese or fresh fish entrée. 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 Brule. 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.

Fresh Fish, Florida Beers, Fantastic Wines!



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  1. It’s hot outside. Enjoy an ice cold beverage from our buck fifty ($1.50) bucket.

    Specials include
    App: Voodoo BBQ shrimp with jalapeño grits

    Entrees: Bronzed Snapper. With bruschetta rice and asparagus and finished with a balsamic reduction.

    Jerked tuna over angel hair pasta. Thia chili sauce and wasabi aioli.

  2. I just want to say that my husband and I had an excellent dinner there on 10/21 to celebrate our 10th anniversary. When we were married we went the Islands Fish Grill for our wedding night meal and loved that too, and vowed to celebrate our 10th in the same fashion. Let me say, our night was not just a meal, it was an experience! Our waiter, Garrett, was perfect. He didn’t check on us too many times, just right on that one and he kept our wine poured freshly for us all throughout the meal. And the food!! Spectacular meals I’ll say. I had the crab cakes and my hubby had the onion crusted grouper and we could not have been happier.
    Thank you for providing great food, service and atmosphere, we sure enjoyed ourselves and will be back soon!

    1. Thank You so much for the feedback and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed everything, Happy belated Anniversary and we look forward to serving you again.

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