Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Whalers

Whalers

November 30, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Before stepping inside Whalers’ restaurant, you feel its brightness and warm charm. That giant “Whalers” sign and two floors of open windows overlooking the Great South Bay make you anticipate a welcoming atmosphere and a good meal. After moving through a pleasant waiting area, you’ll glimpse a large bar and multiple TVs. You’ll notice the […]

Inlet Seafood Restaurant

Inlet Seafood Restaurant

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

When you’re willing to go to great lengths to enjoy a delicious meal, head to Montauk. Specifically, travel towards the end, to the spot where Lake Montauk meets Block Island Sound. There you’ll find water just about everywhere you look and a beautiful eatery that embraces the sea scenery. We arrived right before dusk with […]

Skipper’s Pub

Skipper’s Pub

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

When this magazine started in 2007, Skipper’s Pub was our first review. Our review criteria then and now is that we feature only restaurants with docking (or close by an area offering transient space) and ones worth the trip to dock and dine. Skipper’s location hasn’t changed — it’s still across from Northport’s tranquil harbor. […]

Drift 82

Drift 82

October 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

On a Saturday evening in late summer, Drift 82 was buzzing. The sun was sliding down the Patchogue River by the restaurant’s docking, a guitarist was crooning by the outside bar as line dancers tossed their limbs, the doors and windows for inside diners let in the breezes, and culinary creations sprang forth from the […]

The Corner Bar & Restaurant

The Corner Bar & Restaurant

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  You know that place where everybody knows your name? While your name may not be on the lips of the patrons and bartender at The Corner Bar & Restaurant, it may be written in chalk on the wall in the dining area! Along with names upon names as high as the eye can see, […]

Sandbar

Sandbar

September 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

    Did you hear the one about the food reviewer that said “Wow!” when she walked into a restaurant? You just did, because that was me at the moment I saw how stunning it was inside Sandbar. The décor is striking — boaters wouldn’t mind their boats running aground if this was what all […]

Tiger Lily Café

Tiger Lily Café

August 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

When you find yourself in Port Jefferson and in the mood for casual food (but definitely not fast food), stroll over to Tiger Lily Café. It’s a leisurely walk from Danfords, the Port Jefferson Yacht Club, and the town marina. Tiger Lily’s offers vegetarian, vegan, and omnivarian fare, along with java and juice, in a […]

Chowder Bar

Chowder Bar

August 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Just like boaters and boats, eateries come in all sizes and slants to attract diners and entice them to return time after time — large and fancy, small and casual, impersonal and corporate, or cozy and inviting. When seeking a tasty meal served by friendly staff in engaging surroundings, the Chowder Bar near the Maple […]

Limoncello Trattoria & Bar

Limoncello Trattoria & Bar

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Some of Freeport’s attractions for visiting boaters are the village’s vibrancy, gatherings of fun-loving people, and street-level seafood and refreshments. However, when you want to escape the fabled Nautical Mile vitality and enjoy a relaxed meal, Limoncello offers such a respite. This Italian restaurant’s attentive service and stylish interior give it an old-world feel. The […]

Case’s Place

Case’s Place

July 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s no contest when it comes to what I like in a restaurant view. Give me boats and jet skis in Cutchogue Harbor and the Peconic Bay, throw in a view of Robins Island, and I’ll choose that every time over watching cars whiz by on a busy suburban thoroughfare. Of course, the restaurant’s meal […]

Crazy Beans

Crazy Beans

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

A boating trip to Stony Brook may include shopping, historical sights, fine dining, and walking the labyrinth at Avalon Park. All that activity works up the kind of appetite that may only be satisfied by a stack of pancakes and a frothy sweet drink, or a hearty sandwich and an aromatic cup of tea or […]

The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse

June 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

You know those times on the boat when you’re having so much fun that you don’t want to stop, even when someone announces, “I’m hungry”? Dock at The Clubhouse — the atmosphere and food will keep the fun going! Sit outdoors by the sandy beach or grass hut or inside where the open wall, Jimmy […]

Crazy Fish Bar & Gill

Crazy Fish Bar & Gill

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Restaurant reviews aren’t supposed to be suspenseful, so I’ll tell you at the beginning that I enjoyed dining at Crazy Fish Bar & Gill. The food was tasty, the service was attentive, and the surroundings quite comfortable. If the name of the eatery is to be believed, the fish may start out daft or zany. […]

Phil’s Waterfront Bar and Grill

Phil’s Waterfront Bar and Grill

May 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

What a spot to have lunch or dinner! Phil’s, located at the Lighthouse Marina, has everything a hungry boater craves for lunch or dinner — easy access, a dockhand, great water views, outdoor and indoor seating, a large menu, a casual feel, a welcoming attitude towards kids, pleasant service, and live music Saturday evenings. There’s […]

Wild Honey

Wild Honey

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

    Wild Honey’s interior was bathed in sunlight the day I dined there, but I got the definite impression that the warmth is there no matter the time or weather. Located a short walk from the Oyster Bay Marine Center and Sagamore Yacht Club, the restaurant is decorated in brick, wood, and outdoorsy accents, […]

3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

3 Brothers Vegan Cafe

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  Wood-fired pizzas, plentiful plates of pasta, perfectly layered panini, decadent desserts. Did I peak your interest? If so, don’t be dismayed when I tell you all these flavorsome foods are vegan offerings at 3 Brothers Cafe.. The shopping center eatery is located a short walk from LaSala Boatyard (call 631- 842-3222 in advance for […]

Kimi Sushi & Grill

Kimi Sushi & Grill

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  As a restaurant reviewer, people often ask me, “Where’s a nice place to eat when we boat to [harbor]? I now have another answer for visitors to Port Jefferson — Kimi Sushi & Grill. This harborside village has a boatload of dining establishments within walking distance of the transient spaces at Danfords, the Port […]

Page Restaurant

Page Restaurant

March 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

  No matter what your day is like before you turn into Page, it’s going to get better. Located a short walk from nearby marinas in one of Long Island’s most charming harbor villages, Page is writing the book on what I seek while dining out. I enjoy restaurants with interesting features, and Page has […]

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 […]

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