Thursday, March 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 […]

Hungry Boaters? Not on our Watch!

Hungry Boaters? Not on our Watch!

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Billys by the Bay 2530 Manhasset Avenue Greenport 631-477-8300 www.billysbythebayrestaurant.com   Captree Cove Restaurant 3500 East Ocean Parkway Bay Shore 631-587-3447 www.captreecoverestaurant.com/   Dynasty of Port Washington 405 Main Street #3 Port Washington 516-883-4100   The Fifth Season 34 East Broadway Port Jefferson 631-477-8500 http://thefifth-season.com/   Flynn’s 1 Cayuga Street Ocean Beach Park Fire Island […]

Parto’s Restaurant

Parto’s Restaurant

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The taste of Italy awaits you at Parto’s in Riverhead, diagonally across the street from the town marina. Chef and owner Frank Spatola prides himself on using only quality ingredients in his recipes, and you can taste it beginning with Parto’s freshly baked garlic knots, which are lightly drizzled with olive oil. The Pasta e […]

Turkuaz Grill

Turkuaz Grill

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Turkuaz Grill is one of the truly authentic Turkish restaurants on Long Island. Located on the scenic Peconic River, boaters will find the restaurant a quick walk from Riverhead’s town dock, situated next to the Long Island Aquarium & Exhibition Center. My dining companion Donna and I ate there with our friend, Dr. Robert Wendt. […]

Vine Street Café

Vine Street Café

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Lisa and Terry Harwood, owners of casual restaurant Blue Canoe in Greenport, also have a pricier, upscale establishment worth visiting. With ceiling rafters, simple white walls with large windows, and dark wood plank floors, Vine Street Café emits a cozy country feel. After being seated, we were brought a fresh-out-of-the-oven baguette, crisp and tasty paired […]

Claudio’s Restaurant

Claudio’s Restaurant

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A staple in Greenport since 1870, Claudio’s should be on the radar of anyone traveling to the North Fork of Long Island.  The establishment, built around 1845, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is lauded as the oldest restaurant run by the same family in the United States. Inside, there’s nautical décor […]

Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill

Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Blue Canoe Oyster Bar & Grill is a relaxed restaurant just a quick stroll from Greenport’s Mitchell Park Marina, Brewer Yacht Yard, Brewer Stirling Harbor Marina, and other local stops. Water views and outside tables keep diners a part of this vibrant seaside village. As its name implies, seafood abounds on the menu. Entrées […]

Canal Cafe

Canal Cafe

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

We received a restaurant tip from foodies we know:  they drive out from Manhattan just to satisfy their craving for the lobster salad roll at the Canal Café.  Located on the west side of the Shinnecock Canal (behind Hampton Watercraft Marine), this restaurant offers friendly casual dining inside and outdoors on a spacious patio that […]

Who’s Hungry?

Who’s Hungry?

January 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It happens every day, whether you’re on land or at sea: hunger strikes! If you’re like us, you appreciate tips on where you’ll enjoy spending your dining dollars, and that’s what you’ll get from us in each issue. In the past year, our reviewers have happily dined at these restaurants: Andrra 39 Gann Road East […]

Farm Country Kitchen

Farm Country Kitchen

October 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Entering Riverhead’s Farm Country Kitchen is reminiscent of entering a large model of a dollhouse. The words “cozy” and “charming” would capture the ambiance of the establishment, with the restaurant’s back patio overlooking a picturesque portion of the Peconic River. The main dining room is small but adequate. The fare is colossal. You may arrive […]

Cowfish

Cowfish

September 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

At first, I wasn’t sold on the name “Cowfish.” That’s what the former Indian Cove restaurant on the Shinnecock Canal in Hampton Bays is now called. Now that I’ve been there, however, I’m over my resistance, and have added this venue to my east end repertoire of waterfront eateries. The space has been refreshed and […]

Legends

Legends

September 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

I’m geographically challenged, so when a restaurant in New Suffolk was suggested, I confess to looking blank. That vacant look was soon replaced with one of satisfaction, after experiencing a delicious meal in a very attractive North Fork setting. Tie your vessel to the dock across the street for $15.00 (the fee supports the New […]

Andrra

Andrra

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Andrra, the new Mediterranean seafood and chops restaurant located at the end of Gann Road, faces East Hampton’s Harbor Marina. Diners at lunchtime may enjoy a flurry of boating activity out on the water, while dinnertime provides a serene setting to catch a beautiful sunset. Boaters may make arrangements through Harbor Marina by phone or […]

Sweet Tomato’s

Sweet Tomato’s

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tranquilly anchored between its sister North and South Forks, Shelter Island has its own unique personality. Nestled among its Victorian homes and blooming blue and white hydrangea sits Sweet Tomato’s, a gem of a Mediterranean eatery just a short walk from the Dering Harbor Marina. The tables and chairs on the front and sides porches […]

The Inn Spot on the Bay

The Inn Spot on the Bay

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The Shinnecock Bay glistens beyond the tables of The Inn Spot on the Bay, but what really sparkles here is the food and the service. The restaurant is located on the first floor of a building that dates to 1902, but everything that arrives from the kitchen tastes as fresh as can be.

Navy Beach

Navy Beach

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Navy Beach overlooks waters once filled with U.S. Navy Ships, and it’s safe to say sailors must have marveled at the beautiful scenery and spectacular sunsets. The military is gone, and the new center of attraction is Navy Beach restaurant, which offers flavorful food in fantastic surroundings. To reach Navy Beach by (up to a 32’) boat, drop anchor in Montauk’s Fort Pond Bay and wade ashore.

Cody’s BBQ

Cody’s BBQ

We had been anticipating Cody’s opening for some time (we even wandered in once before their grand opening during a Riverhead waterfront festival). With its Western décor, mega TVs everywhere, and the smoky smell of ribs emanating from the spanking new smoker, we knew that this would be a place to travel by boat (the […]

Haiku

Haiku

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

HaikuHaiku is pure poetry in motion, its verses victuals of Asian fare at its finest, including bite-size viands of tasty sushi and sashimi. Its location speaks to boaters, who may tie up at the nearby Riverhead Town dock.

Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Café

Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Café

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Unless you regularly boat (or fly) into Montauk, Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Café may not be on your radar. However, once you stop by and taste their terrific food, you’ll set your compass to head back repeatedly. The Crabby Cowboy Café is a ranch-style eatery with seating available both inside and outside. The outside view has […]

Old Mill Inn

Old Mill Inn

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Mattituck Inlet is an idyllic place to boat. Ducks and swans share the waterway, and herons and egrets soar by, perhaps pausing to see if there’s anything good to eat in your boat.

The Riverhead Project

The Riverhead Project

When we take the boat to dine dockside, most times we’re in our nautical attire and looking to eat at a restaurant that fits that feel. However, one time we found a little piece of Manhattan smack in the middle of downtown Riverhead – and we liked it!

Tweeds Restaurant & Buffalo Bar

Tweeds Restaurant & Buffalo Bar

March 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Tweeds, named after Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall, first opened for business in 1896. Upon entering the restaurant, patrons see the mahogany and marble bar, which dates back more than one hundred years.

Athens Gyro & Grill

Athens Gyro & Grill

November 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

For those boaters who brave the wintry air in pursuit of adventure, open waters, and a place to partake in some warmth and fine food, Riverhead is a great destination. There are several restaurants dotting the town’s up-and-coming Main Street, but one in particular that has us going back for more is Athens Gyro & […]

Greenport Tea Company

Greenport Tea Company

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When you spot the Greenport Tea Company sign while walking down Main Street, don’t only think of this establishment as a place that sells strictly tea. If you do, you’ll be missing the opportunity to enjoy a very pleasant meal.

Tide Runners Restaurant, Bar & Marina

Tide Runners Restaurant, Bar & Marina

Some restaurants appeal because of their exquisite gourmet food; others tempt you with something special. Tide Runners is definitely in the “special” category; its unique, prime location and spectacular view makes it a truly fun place to dine.

Beach Hut

Beach Hut

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

You can’t take the beach out of the Beach Hut Restaurants; in fact, you won’t find a Beach Hut anywhere but on seven beaches throughout Long Island. Enjoyable eating starts early; breakfast is available between 8:00 AM and 11:30 AM. Choices include egg sandwiches, muffins, pancakes and fresh fruit. Lunch and dinner choices include a […]

Scrimshaw-The Waterside Restaurant

Scrimshaw-The Waterside Restaurant

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Boating day trippers or fans of Greenport arriving by car may have previously missed this pearl of a restaurant at water’s edge.  With water views on three sides and open air dining to complement its indoor dining and bar, Scrimshaw extends an invitation to boaters on the Peconic Bay to tie up and experience one […]

The Lobster Inn

The Lobster Inn

Nestled at the end of long, winding canal, the unassuming red country “inn” rests close to the docks, offering a bucolic water view from wide windows all around.