Island Famous
About Island Famous

Our Story's Legendary.

Our Mission

To provide a memorable, family-friendly dining experience that is founded on our core principles: quality, value, cleanliness and teamwork.

We will fulfill this mission through our commitment to continuously improving our product, service and property to better serve our guests. By focusing on these key values, we strive to achieve a profit margin that allows us to reinvest in our team members through raises and incentives, as well as contribute to the community that we serve.

The Island Famous Story

In 1998, here lay a vacant lot and there lay three vacant houses and herein lay a great idea. The land was prime, yet undeveloped, and the houses were set to be demolished. Our founders set out to save the houses — picking them up, bringing them here and building a restaurant from them. After many months of hard work, their dreams became a reality and The Spot was born.

In 2002, The Spot was purchased by local resident and BOI (Born on Island) Dennis Byrd. He began here when we originally opened, working his way up from dishwasher to delivery boy, cashier to cook. He learned the ropes of the restaurant business, and accomplished his dream of owning a restaurant by purchasing the only restaurant he had ever worked in.

With Dennis at the helm, The Spot has grown, expanding year after year to become Island Famous. We introduced the laidback island style of Tiki Bar in 2005, followed shortly thereafter by our trio of concept bars: Squeeze Ritas & Tequilas, RumShack and SideYard. Each venue offers its own unique look, atmosphere and appeal, giving you, our valued guest, five concepts to choose from — all in one convenient Spot!

We strive to be "Beachfront Day and Night Done Right," and we hope that you find our property, well, Island Famous. We're committed to improving our service, products and property to best suit the needs of our guests. Please let us know what you'd like to see us do to improve your dining experience. Contact Dennis directly at dbyrd@islandfamous.com, complete a comment card or submit your feedback online.