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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 […]

The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Among the many restaurants in Port Jefferson Harbor, The Fifth Season will not only please the palette, but delight all of your other senses as well. Whether you choose to dine on the porch glimpsing the boats across the way, or upstairs at a window seat overlooking the Long Island Sound, you can relax to […]

Rockin’ Fish

Rockin’ Fish

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters visiting Northport will find a picturesque village replete with enticing eateries. Rockin’ Fish is a charmer among them. Northport’s village dock offers transient space on a first-come, first-served basis and Seymour’s Boatyard has transient moorings. Cross the street and stroll down Main Street — even if you check out the store windows you pass, […]

Schafer’s

Schafer’s

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

From the moment you walk into Schafer’s and spot the lobster tank, you’ll expect a fresh seafood experience. If given the option of choosing whether to sit downstairs or upstairs, I’d choose the upstairs on a sunny and clear day. From that vantage point, you’ll see the harbor and the ferries, as well as Connecticut, […]

The Whale’s Tale

The Whale’s Tale

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re not a Northport local, or someone whose boat is berthed at the Britannia Yachting Center, this small gem of a restaurant tucked into the marina may have escaped your attention. Stop by on a Tuesday and both your taste buds and your week will greatly improve. Why Tuesday? That’s the day that The […]

Dynasty of Port Washington

Dynasty of Port Washington

April 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re on the water and are hit by a wave of Chinese food cravings, you can satisfy it steps away from where you dock your boat. Located at the scenic Brewer Capri Marina, Dynasty offers a taste of China right on Port Washington’s quaint Inspiration Wharf. During one of my frequent visits, this time […]

Butler’s Flat Clam Shack

Butler’s Flat Clam Shack

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Hidden away on Port Washington’s scenic waterfront and nestled into the Capri Brewer Marina West, Butler’s Flat is a charming little eatery known for its delicious clams and savory seafood. However, that’s not all that awaits you when you dine dockside for lunch or dinner. The menu offers standard American fare, such as cheeseburgers and […]

Maroni Cuisine

Maroni Cuisine

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Northport is one of our favorite overnight boating destinations.  The town dock at the foot of Main Street is always a place to be seen!  When we pull into Northport hungry, we usually go for the tasty and great-value takeout of Maroni Cuisine, which is located a very quick walk from the dock. While known […]

Sweet Tomato

Sweet Tomato

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If the hungry people on your boat all want a low-key meal for a reasonable price, Sweet Tomato in Oyster Bay is a good restaurant choice. A short walk from the Oyster Bay Marine Service docks, this storefront eatery has a counter for ordering what you’d like from the extensive menu. Start your meal with […]

Crew Kitchen & Bar

Crew Kitchen & Bar

June 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The servers and support staff at Crew are very attentive and accommodating; everything (including bread) came out in a timely manner. Diners are immediately presented with the chef’s offering of duck confit in a delectable sauce (on the house), which is an enjoyable way to get started as you look over the extensive wine list […]

Sweet ‘n’ Savory

Sweet ‘n’ Savory

April 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

  Sweet ‘n’ Savory beckons you to its doorstep, its siren song promising decadent delights.  This crepe and rice pudding bar has quickly become a favorite among local residents and out of town visitors alike since its opening late last year. Owned by husband and wife team Ivan and Kim Albert, Sweet ‘n’ Savory is […]

Mill Pond House

Mill Pond House

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Mill Pond House will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer, in a building almost 100 years old. If I didn’t tell you that, you’d never guess, as everything here seems fresh and new.  The restaurant, overlooking the Mill Pond in Centerport, is not a dock and dine destination. However, on a day when […]

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 […]

Brook House Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor

Brook House Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor

November 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Situated in the center of Stony Brook Village, a short walk away from the water, sits Brook House Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this small, family-style restaurant brings joy and good vibrations to all who dine there. As you walk into the restaurant’s main entrance, your attention is riveted […]

Benkei

Benkei

July 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A minute’s walk from Northport’s Town dock, Benkei is a truly exceptional Japanese restaurant that radiates warmth from the moment you step inside its brown decor.

Z-Pita

Z-Pita

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you dock your boat at the Port Jefferson Town Marina, Setauket Yacht Club, or at Danfords, and stroll down Main Street during the morning, afternoon, or evening, Z-Pita appeals. Breakfast is served every morning, and cheese or chocolate fondue is available every night, along with a primarily Mediterranean lunch and dinner menu. Once you’re […]

Tim’s Shipwreck Diner

Tim’s Shipwreck Diner

May 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

An eatery named after a ruined vessel may not sound all that inviting, and an unassuming main street diner may not look extraordinary. But as we all should know by now, names and looks can both be deceiving.

La Parma on the Bay

La Parma on the Bay

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One of four La Parma restaurants on Long Island, this lively Southern Italian eatery along the shore of Manhasset Bay has a private dock. Along with plush and comfortable indoor dining, there’s an outdoor seating area and bar. The restaurant does not take reservations; we were advised when we arrived that the time to score an inside seat was less lengthy than a spot outdoors, so we opted to sit indoors and stroll by the water after our meal.

Gourmet Burger Bistro

Gourmet Burger Bistro

November 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters docking at the Port Jefferson Town Marina won’t need any navigational tools to find Gourmet Burger Bistro, though it is on a side street off Main, tucked into a strip of establishments. While it may not stand out at first glance, you’ll be glad you took a second look and stopped in for a meal.

Grasso’s

Grasso’s

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Comfort and cuisine coexist nicely at Grasso’s. Stopping in for an early dinner on a lovely day, we spotted a few people chatting by the bar and heard the murmur of clinking glasses and laughing diners. We were immediately put at ease before opening the menu.

Pentimento Restaurant

Pentimento Restaurant

May 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

“Pentimento” is a term of art, describing an earlier image which reappears through a picture painted over it. At first glance, you cannot imagine how this applies to a storefront restaurant in a harbor village, but once you start tasting the fare, you will find that this contemporary Italian restaurant is aptly named. Chef Dennis Young blends old favorites in delicious new ways so that hidden tastes emerge and delight.

Bistro 44 Restaurant & Bar

Bistro 44 Restaurant & Bar

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Amidst the many restaurants within a two minute’s walk of the Northport Village dock, Bistro 44 is a good choice for hungry boaters. The cozy booths and tables inside this refurbished 1950s building make for comfortable dining, while eating al fresco on the enclosed patio is an even more at-ease experience.

Mirabelle Tavern at Three Village Inn

Mirabelle Tavern at Three Village Inn

December 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Though Mirabelle Tavern is the more relaxed and informal dining spot, there is nothing blasé about the food or the service.

Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill

Jack Halyards American Bar & Grill

December 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

To the casual eye, Jack Halyards is a laid-back kind of place. But once you sample the tasty fare, you’ll know the kitchen is focused on the details. Appetizers range from “Pine Island Oysters” to stuffed bacon wrapped dates. Salad choices were ample-sized and include Caesar, shrimp, and an appealing fig salad.  Alongside such staples […]

Ayhan’s Mediterranean Marketplace

Ayhan’s Mediterranean Marketplace

October 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

When you bring your boat to Port Washington, you’ll find a plethora of restaurants offering a profusion of choices. For those days when you want to take out some delicious fare, or to dine in without breaking the budget, stop in at the Mediterranean Marketplace.

Tommy’s Place

Tommy’s Place

September 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s not just a cliché: looks can definitely be deceiving. For example, when approaching Tommy’s Place, I spotted a TV showing Jets’ footage, and a sign for OTB. Uh-oh, I thought, I’m looking for a good restaurant, and this is just a sports bar.

The Ritz Café

The Ritz Café

April 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The Ritz Café, facing Northport Harbor, is a small restaurant with a large menu of fresh, appealing fare. Couples seeking a casually intimate meal will enjoy the setting as much as families seeking satisfying cuisine.