Thursday, June 22, 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 […]

Flynn’s

Flynn’s

September 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Flynn’s 1 Cayuga Street Ocean Beach Park Fire Island 631-531-5000 www.flynnsfireislandny.com Flynn’s is a waterfront gem located in Ocean Bay Park, offering fresh seafood, live music, and amazing ocean views. Established in 1937, Flynn’s is the perfect locale to have drinks or a meal by the water while enjoying the island’s breeze. The drinks menu […]

Sand Castle on the Ocean Restaurant & Bar

Sand Castle on the Ocean Restaurant & Bar

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Located adjacent to the ocean beach, The Sand Castle on the Ocean is a fine dining establishment in Cherry Grove. Whether you want to grab a drink with friends, have a sandwich, or just lounge and schmooze, The Sand Castle is the place I’d choose. I was satisfied with the menu’s plate-pleasing diversity. There was […]

Off Key Tikki

Off Key Tikki

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

I’m a bit of a foodie; I try to indulge in something new or unexpected. However, when I arrived at Off Key Tikki and saw coconut shrimp on the menu, I threw my foodie hat out the window and immediately ordered them. They were fresh, crispy, and delicious! The coconut really popped and the sauce […]

Tres Palms

Tres Palms

June 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

  Tres Palms is a quaint waterfront restaurant in Babylon Village that can’t conceal its love of the ocean, waves, and surfing. The relaxing and stress-shedding decor makes you feel like you could be in the Caribbean, rather than overlooking the Great South Bay. The wait staff was equally tranquil. Nothing was rushed, but everything […]

Tropix On The Mile

Tropix On The Mile

May 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Looking for a great place to go with friends and family that’s alongside the water? Head to Freeport’s Nautical Mile. Looking for a great place on the Nautical Mile to enjoy a tasty meal? Set your sights on Tropix On The Mile! Tropix On The Mileis a wonderful bar and restaurant located alongside Woodcleft Canal […]

Sen

Sen

February 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Visiting Sag Harbor is an exceptional experience for me. It could be the tranquil and scenic harbor, or the picturesque village mere steps from the water, or it might be the aspirational fantasies inspired by the price tags in the charming shops. Whatever the reason I’m so keen for Sag Harbor, enjoying a delicious meal […]

Thai Rock

Thai Rock

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

“The water was this high…” gestured the owner of Thai Rock, Metta Kaskel, putting her hand over her head to show how high the flood waters from Superstorm Sandy rose over the eatery’s outdoor deck. The good news is that this restaurant, situated at the base of the Cross Bay Bridge at Rockaway Beach, has […]

Island Mermaid

Island Mermaid

October 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re boating to Ocean Beach and want to quench your appetite (or thirst), make sure to check out The Island Mermaid. This casual restaurant serves up a varied menu, so whatever you’re craving, it’s bound to be here. (Besides the tasty food, the view and location are reasons enough to choose this spot for […]

The Bell & Anchor

The Bell & Anchor

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Entering The Bell & Anchor as the sun begins to set, you’ll see sunlight reflecting off the water, silhouetting a man behind the bar. That man is restaurateur David Loewenberg, who offers his hand in welcome. The subtle tones and textures of the décor (overseen by David’s wife, Sarah) are welcoming as well. We’re escorted […]

Matthew’s Seafood House

Matthew’s Seafood House

July 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Drop into Matthew’s Seafood House in Ocean Beach on Fire Island when you’re looking for a dockside treat to enjoy just steps away from your boat. I’d heard the restaurant was rumored to have some of the best seafood on Fire Island, and I was delighted to find out that was a fact. Matthew’s offers […]

J & R Steak House

J & R Steak House

June 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Despite the amount of restaurants around, I’ve heard more than a few diners yearn for additional restaurants delivering value and tasty food in an atmosphere suitable for the whole family. J & R Steak House, a chainlet of six Long Island eateries, fits that bill. The big waterside venue in Islip was bustling when we […]

Giacomo Jack’s

Giacomo Jack’s

May 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Giacomo Jack’s is billed as “Amityville’s Best Kept Secret” — and it sure is! This unassuming tavern/pub is a salty boater’s paradise, filled with nautical items and memorabilia collected from across the U.S, Mexico, and the Caribbean Islands. Look around, and then up, as hanging from the ceiling are giant metal sculptures of a horseshoe […]

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 […]

Parkside Café

Parkside Café

November 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Tucked in among canal-front cottages in Seaford is a little treasure called the Parkside Café. It is a casual restaurant with nautical-themed touches throughout. For a small place, there’s a lot of warmth, and a menu that packs a big punch. Executive Chef Matthew R. Vitale has created a blend of traditional dishes influenced by […]

Landshark Tiki Bar and Grille

Landshark Tiki Bar and Grille

October 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Landshark is as unpretentious a place as you can find among the many restaurants and bars located on Freeport’s Nautical Mile. Its open-air tiki bar is adjacent to Woodcleft Canal, providing a seemingly never-ending parade of pleasure and party boats. A place like this creates a yearning for fresh clams and oysters, and the raw […]

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 […]

Nautilus Café

Nautilus Café

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Each time I go to the Nautilus Café in Freeport I wonder why I don’t go there more often. The bar and wait staff welcome you like a regular, and the decor creates a comfortably nautical vibe that is complemented by the boats that you can see across the street on the canal. The restaurant does not have its own docking, but there are public docks nearby.

Trumpets On The Bay

Trumpets On The Bay

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Imagine an idyllic day of boating in the Great South Bay. Though everyone on board is getting hungry, no one wants the day to end. What you need is a restaurant that feeds both your crew and your boating soul.

Villa D’Aqua

Villa D’Aqua

November 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

More than 4,000 miles separate Bellmore Creek from northern Italy, yet after dining at Villa D’Aqua, it seemed as if we were dining alongside the Adriatic Sea.

JT’s on the Bay

JT’s on the Bay

July 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

JT’s on the Bay is a simple name for an unassuming looking restaurant along the Great South Bay, which delivers much more than its name or its façade promises!

The Patio

The Patio

July 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Patio is one of those places in which you enter and do a double take. Tucked inside the newly renovated Freeport Inn & Marina along Freeport Creek, you think you’ve been transported to a chic, Manhattan-style lounge.

The View

The View

I frequent waterfront restaurants because I can’t get enough of the serenity and beauty that a water view offers. The View in Oakdale has quickly become a favorite! The Lessing’s team – a renowned name in the local culinary sphere – revitalized the old Riverview, creating a stunning bayside venue.

Rachel’s Waterside Grill

Rachel’s Waterside Grill

March 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There are quite a few dock & dine eateries along the Nautical Mile. One standout along the strip is Rachel’s Waterside Grill, which touts itself as serving “New American seafood at its best.” It certainly lives up to its claim.

JC Cove Restaurant & Bar

JC Cove Restaurant & Bar

September 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This is a sophisticated yet friendly spot for summer drinks by the water. Located on the lovely Freeport Nautical Mile, JC Cove brings together the vibes of a lively nightlife venue and those of a romantic candle-lit lounge.

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 […]

The Cull House

The Cull House

April 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

From its original location over 30 years ago at Corey Beach in Blue Point and through its move to Sayville, The Cull House has been serving locals and transient boaters seven days per week and 363 days per year.