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Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

April 1, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

The month of April feels like a reward for making it through winter. Sure, it’s a quirky month, but the likelihood is that we won’t be plunged into an extended Arctic chill. In other words, it may be changeable, but April is all about progress. Unless you’re exclusively an ice boater, the factors that matter […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Docking and Dining Tips

Docking and Dining Tips

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Why stop boating when you get hungry? It’s so enjoyable to dock near a restaurant and stroll in for a meal. Though stress-free waterside dining is basically a combination of boating know-how and common courtesy, we’ve compiled the dos and don’ts to know before you go. Do: Check the latest navigational charts for the best […]

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, […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Hello, July! Do you know how beloved you are by boaters? We open our arms in greeting, we emblazon your sky with wondrous fireworks, and we sing your praises everywhere. The moment I typed that last phrase, I recalled one of Walt Whitman’s beautiful poems. I realized that, even in the midst of our national […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

June 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

When I sat down to compose this letter, it occurred to me that all I really needed to do was copy and paste It’s June! over and over again across the entire page. Because, really, what more do you have to say to a boater after a long off-season to elicit joy, happiness, and delight? […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

May 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

May might be a tiny word but it’s also a monumental one. Depending on Mother Nature’s quirkiness, we probably boat more in summer than we do in May, but anticipation about the places we’ll go and things we’ll experience is highest now. Since this month marks the start of boating season, I make all my […]

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 […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

January 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Happy New Year! Whatever we hope to see happen in 2016, it’s likely none of us is yearning for stress. Yet stressful situations and circumstances are likely lurking around every corner… and on every dock. How can we possibly avoid them? We happen to know many ways to reduce stress because we write stories about […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

November 22, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

You know that saying, “Dates are closer than they appear”? I think that describes how we seemingly jumped from August to the end of the year! Regular readers know I’m not a fan of the winter, and I’ve used this page on more than one occasion to bash Mother Nature for her mistreatment. However, all […]

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 […]

Docking and Dining Done Right

Docking and Dining Done Right

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s so much fun to bring your boat alongside a restaurant and stroll in for a meal. Yet we hear some boaters are unsure about the dos and don’ts when it comes to waterside eateries, so here are some tips to avoid dockside difficulties and dining delays: Do: Study navigational charts for the best route. […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you think it’s a complete coincidence that July and joy both begin and end with the same letters? I don’t think so, as July is jam-packed with joy! This month seems inexhaustible. The hustle and bustle of June is in the past, and Labor Day is so far away. I can’t see anything from […]

Custom Café & Deli

Custom Café & Deli

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

    The Custom Café & Deli, open since 2011, calls a 100-year-old building home. Looking over the far corner of Port Jefferson Harbor, it offers a comfortable, casual environment to grab a bite to eat — it’s a great combination of deli and café. There is only one menu for the Custom Café, so […]

Editor’s Letter

Editor’s Letter

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  You don’t need me to tell you what month it is. You can look around almost anywhere and know that it’s May. Moms are beaming, graduates are cheering, trees are greening, birds are singing, and flowers are blossoming. It’s the same out on the water. No matter how many tricks Mother Nature decides to […]

Bistro SK

Bistro SK

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

        Most boaters who cruise to City Island include a meal in their visits. They gravitate towards the convenience of docking and dining establishments, but a meal at Bistro SK is worth a short walk on land. We grabbed a mooring ball at the City Island Yacht Club and walked to the […]

The Purple Elephant Market Café

The Purple Elephant Market Café

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The Purple Elephant Market Café 81b Fort Salonga Road West Northport 631-651-5002 http://thepurpleelephant.net/   Dining at The Purple Elephant is a both pleasing and satisfying experience. Located at the Britannia Yachting Center, the eatery offers food bursting with the flavors of Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, and Mexico, as well as the influence of other […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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