Thursday, February 23, 2017

Dining by the Water

Dining by the Water

February 17, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

See, boaters get hungry when we’re out to sea. However, we don’t want to cut a great day on the water short when it’s time for a meal. We prefer to seek tasty spots near our favorite boating locations. That’s why boaters love our restaurant reviews! We scope out the places to dine, get the […]

Harbor Mist

Harbor Mist

January 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  Located across the street from the water, the aptly named Harbor Mist is simply a must try for fans of tasty food, tranquil scenery, friendly service, and a warm atmosphere. The restaurant was in a festive mood when we dined there during the winter holidays. There were sparkling lights throughout the bar, a Santa […]

Spinnakers Restaurant & Bar

Spinnakers Restaurant & Bar

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  There is an appealing restaurant right in the heart of Oyster Bay serving up delicious food. Spinnakers Restaurant & Bar, in the space formerly occupied by Jack Halyards, is a short walk from the Oyster Bay Marine Center and Sagamore Yacht Club. The restaurant has a comfortable dining area, a well-stocked bar with TVs, […]

Jo Jo Apples

Jo Jo Apples

December 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  A restaurant bursting with warmth and serving up platefuls of sunshine is a bright spot, and that’s the attraction of Jo Jo Apples. It’s not far from two municipal marinas, West Marina and East Marina, which offer transient slips on a first-come, first-served basis. The restaurant is open seven days a week from 7:00 […]

The Lakehouse Restaurant

The Lakehouse Restaurant

November 4, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  The Lakehouse Restaurant has a simple, rustic sounding name. Step inside and you’ll find that it is anything but plain! The spacious inside has the look of a luxury hotel with a grand piano, wood décor, wide-open spaces, and a bright, high ceiling. The restaurant provides multiple options for dining, with some rooms featuring […]

The Cove Restaurant & Oyster Bar

The Cove Restaurant & Oyster Bar

November 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Docking and dining is a physical act, but at The Cove Restaurant & Oyster Bar, it is also a state of mind. No matter whether you arrive by boat or car, you’re never far from the water and gently bobbing vessels. The same applies wherever you sit — outdoors overlooking Glen Cove Creek or indoors […]

Cliff’s Rendezvous

Cliff’s Rendezvous

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  This little restaurant and cocktail lounge is considered a classic in the town of Riverhead; its marinated steaks have long been a favorite of those who patronize it. Docking is easy from the inlet of Peconic Bay. You can easily walk to the restaurant from the town dock. Cliff’s Rendezvous has been run by […]

The Water’s Edge

The Water’s Edge

October 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  The Water’s Edge restaurant lives up to its name. Whether you come by boat or drive, you are literally at the water’s edge when you arrive. Whether seated outdoors with an up-close view of boats arriving and departing or in the spacious, blue-hued dining room that resembles an island getaway, you’ll enjoy a beautiful […]

Westlake Fish House

Westlake Fish House

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Overlooking beautiful Lake Montauk, just west of Star Island, the Westlake Fish House is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Comfortable, casual, and family-friendly, both locals and boaters come here to relax and enjoy a good meal. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating and a great dockside bar. […]

The Kismet Inn Restaurant and Marina

The Kismet Inn Restaurant and Marina

September 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Formality is a foreign concept on Fire Island. Both locals and visitors have a laid-back, almost nonchalant attitude towards the hustle and bustle that shapes the daily lives on the mainland. The vibe advises you to slip off your shoes and shrug off your cares. Informality rules on Kismet, a hamlet of Fire Island reachable […]

7T8 European Fusion

7T8 European Fusion

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Northport seemingly had it all. A boater-friendly village with relaxing green spaces, charming shops, and tasty dining spots. However, sometimes you don’t know what’s been missing until it appears. Now that 7T8 European Fusion has arrived, my taste buds say the village is the better for it. Under the observant eyes of John Lennon and […]

River House Grille

River House Grille

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Located along the water, River House Grille is a great location to enjoy beautiful surroundings in a welcoming atmosphere. The restaurant has six slips, with more available at the town dock as well as at nearby El Toro restaurant. When possible, I recommend dining outside in the back by the water. Street-side dining is […]

Jerry & the Mermaid

Jerry & the Mermaid

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Located along the water in Riverhead, Jerry and the Mermaid is a wonderful place to dock and dine, with great views, friendly staff, and tasty food. The restaurant has three slips, so call for availability. Transient space is also available nearby at Treasure Cove Marina. If the weather’s fine, ask to dine outside. However, […]

Marco’s Waterfront Grill

Marco’s Waterfront Grill

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  What if I told you there’s a restaurant that features seafood, pizza, beer, burgers, tacos, friendly service, and a terrific waterfront location? You’d be excited, and that’s before I share that it’s accessible by boat. Marco’s Waterfront Grill in Port Washington, located in the Brewer Capri Marina East, emphasizes both easy docking and delicious […]

Tony Cuban Cucina & Cocktails

Tony Cuban Cucina & Cocktails

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  When it comes to docking and dining, a restaurant has to be “worth it.” I only want to go if it merits the extra effort required to go by boat and enhances a pleasurable boating day or evening. Tony Cuban Cucina & Cocktails is worth it. It has its own docking (do check in […]

Slurp Ramen

Slurp Ramen

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Since opening in March, Slurp Ramen has become a popular spot to grab a bite in downtown Port Jefferson. First of its kind in the area, co-owners chef Atsushi Nakagawa and his wife Francesca serve authentic Japanese comfort food with a modern twist. The restaurant is convenient for boaters as it is nearby Danfords, […]

Sonny’s Canal House

Sonny’s Canal House

May 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Located in a building standing for over a century, Sonny’s Canal House is a warm and inviting neighborhood bar and grill. Sonny’s has a vast boardwalk along Baldwin Harbor and its own slips for docking and dining. The wood, an extension of the outdoor seating area, comes from the Long Beach boardwalk and stands […]

Lucharitos Taqueria & Tequila Bar

Lucharitos Taqueria & Tequila Bar

May 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Located a stone’s throw away from the water on Greenport’s lively Main Street, Lucharitos Taqueria & Tequila bar offers a bright, welcoming, and budget-friendly option for dining. Walking in, you are greeted by a colorful and relaxed scene with a luchador theme — Mexican wrestling images are prominent. The walls, tables, and bar (and […]

Hurricane Grill & Wings

Hurricane Grill & Wings

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  When you think of waterside restaurants a sports bar may not be the first place that comes to mind, but if it’s Hurricane Grill & Wings on the Neguntatogue Creek, think again. This eatery combines the best of a classic sports bar with a casual dock and dine restaurant. When the weather is fine […]

The Homestead

The Homestead

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  If the answer to the question, “Where do you want to eat today?” is “Someplace Teddy Roosevelt frequented,” then head to The Homestead. Located a short walk from the Oyster Bay Marine Center and Sagamore Yacht Club, the restaurant has been serving food and drink since 1896. Our 26th president was said to drop […]

AcQua

AcQua

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  The location along Merrick Bay is cool, the restaurant’s indoor and waterside décor is comfortable, and its service staff is agreeable but not intrusive. Yet there’s not a single indication that anyone working in the kitchen at AcQua is laid back — you know from your first bite that the focus is on the […]

Arden Kitchen & Bar

Arden Kitchen & Bar

March 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  A few minutes’ walk from Port Jefferson Harbor, I saw a sign on the street directing me upstairs for good food. The sign wasn’t misleading. Arden is a spot for dining Wednesdays through Sundays, a place for brunching on Sundays, a venue for dancing to a hot DJ and a cool band (sometimes vice […]

Smuggler Jack’s

Smuggler Jack’s

November 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Overlooking Long Island’s south shore, Smuggler Jack’s is a treasure trove of culinary delights. The restaurant has 14 boat slips located just steps from an outdoor patio, which is heated for those who love al fresco dining, no matter the outside temperature. Seated on the patio, enjoying the ambiance, and drinking in the view, […]

PeraBell Food Bar East

PeraBell Food Bar East

November 17, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  A new dock and dine restaurant is located a hop, skip, and a jump from the Riverhead town dock. The rear entrance to PeraBell East sports an outdoor patio bar and tables to enjoy drinks and delicious fare; if climbing stairs to the patio deck isn’t feasible, the restaurant’s Main Street entrance is a […]

Pace’s Dockside

Pace’s Dockside

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  For many boaters, a nice day includes clear skies, calm waters, and a delicious meal. One North Fork restaurant that fits boaters’ criteria is Pace’s Dockside at Strong’s Waterclub & Marina in Mattituck. This establishment offers boaters the opportunity to enjoy the scenic East End as well as a mouthwatering menu. While Pace’s Dockside […]

La Parrilla Spanish Bistro

La Parrilla Spanish Bistro

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  La Parrilla, open since 2013, occupies the historic building nestled into a hilltop that was home for years to Costa de España. Serving classic Latin American and Spanish cuisine, the restaurant has a large outdoor patio that is the perfect place to enjoy sangrias, sunsets, and a glimpse of Port Jefferson’s scenic harbor. Indoors […]

Lighthouse Waterfront Café

Lighthouse Waterfront Café

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to dock and dining restaurants, Lighthouse Waterfront Café has it all. Good food, welcoming service, and an attractive setting with inside and outside seating and a friendly outdoor bar featuring music every Friday. We woke our taste buds up with a signature mojito of Bulgarian ginger vodka, tequila, and mint, and then […]

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On the Waterfront is a perfect spot to dock and dine while enjoying boating on the Great South Bay.  It is located right down the street from Sandspit Park Beach and Marina. The restaurant is more appropriately described as a bar and grill. The dining room has a nice view of the canal and is […]

Beach House Restaurant

Beach House Restaurant

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If for some unknown reason this review was limited to just nine words, it would be sufficient to describe the Beach House Restaurant — the view is delightful and the food is delicious. Luckily, I have another 300 words allotted to describing this pleasant restaurant on the grounds of Morgan’s Swan River Marina. There’s seating […]

The Dory

The Dory

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

As soon as you walk into The Dory, you get that same comfortable feeling as when you slip on your favorite boat shoes. The friendly, relaxed atmosphere makes this a welcoming spot for boaters.  Jack, the owner, most likely will greet you as you enter. The Dory has been serving locals and visitors alike since […]

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