Saturday, September 23, 2017

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, […]

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 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 […]

Cool Local Breweries

Cool Local Breweries

August 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

What’s better than a cold beer on a warm summer day? A cold beer made on Long Island. A drink from a locally owned brewery tastes delicious and boosts the local economy, and going by boat makes it the perfect trifecta! Along with two friends, Dave and Kelly, I visited the Crooked Ladder Brewing Company […]

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 […]

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, […]

Marco’s Waterfront Grill

Marco’s Waterfront Grill

July 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  What if I told you there’s a restaurant that features seafood, pizza, beer, burgers, tacos, friendly service, and a terrific waterfront location? You’d be excited, and that’s before I share that it’s accessible by boat. Marco’s Waterfront Grill in Port Washington, located in the Brewer Capri Marina East, emphasizes both easy docking and delicious […]

Lucharitos Taqueria & Tequila Bar

Lucharitos Taqueria & Tequila Bar

May 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Located a stone’s throw away from the water on Greenport’s lively Main Street, Lucharitos Taqueria & Tequila bar offers a bright, welcoming, and budget-friendly option for dining. Walking in, you are greeted by a colorful and relaxed scene with a luchador theme — Mexican wrestling images are prominent. The walls, tables, and bar (and […]

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 […]

Winterizing Wrap Up

Winterizing Wrap Up

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you routinely end your boating season after Columbus Day or hold out until a scarf and gloves are necessities, you need both a destination for cold weather storage and a winterizing plan. Consult your vessel’s owner’s manual for a specific winter recommendation. If there is no specific advisory, carefully evaluate your options. Some boaters […]

Northport Fulfills Ice Cream Dreams

Northport Fulfills Ice Cream Dreams

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Northport is a fun day trip for local boaters. The village is accessible and scenic, and it gives off an old-time vibe. It’s also a cool place to satisfy a sweet tooth hankering for ice cream! I noticed in my visits that Northport has an abundance of frozen refreshments just a short walk from […]

Fire Island

Fire Island

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

. Summer on Long Island brings many area residents and out-of-town tourists to Fire Island. As you’re lying there soaking up the sun on one of Fire Island’s famous and picturesque beaches, or enjoying the spectacular scenery as you pass by on your boat, do you ever wonder about the history and the story of […]

Pier 44

Pier 44

April 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Pier 44 has been open in Babylon across from Sampawams Creek for over 30 years. The wood paneling and the giant shark out front give it a very cool old school feel, as if you’ve arrived back at a classic seafood shack. But looks aren’t everything, as Pier 44 proves once you step inside. There […]

Boat Trailering Basics

Boat Trailering Basics

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re new to trailering a boat, it’s likely that you fall into one of two categories. There is the How Hard Can It Be? crowd and the So Many Steps! group. Those of the first mindset would do well to know that it’s a bit harder than it looks to do it correctly, and […]

Growing Up as the World Ends

Growing Up as the World Ends

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you’re a voracious reader or someone who only has time to squeeze an occasional book into a busy schedule, I’d recommend that Flotilla by Dan Haight be on your reading list. It is an exciting young adventure story that kept me engaged right from the start. Actually, the book’s beginning left me no choice […]

August 2014 Featured Writer

August 2014 Featured Writer

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Sam Mines is a graduate of Buffalo State College and a sports blogger for www.thescooppress.com and http://doublegsports.com. He’s actively seeking a career in sports media and welcomes any opportunity. He also aspires to acquire a huge boat.  

Great Yachts of Long Island’s North Shore

Great Yachts of Long Island’s North Shore

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

.  Though there’s no big plot twist at the end, no action-packed moments, and no real story line,Great Yachts of Long Island’s North Shore by Robert B. MacKay may be the most interesting book you will read this year. The book is filled with photos of the biggest and best vessels and waterside homes of […]

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 […]

Good Books, Good Days

Good Books, Good Days

September 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Autumn is filled with glorious, sun-drenched afternoons. Where better to spend them than on the deck of your boat, reading an enjoyable book?  We’re sharing reviews of books we’ve recently read— there’s one to entertain the ‘tweens, one for fans of short stories, an action adventure, and a novel about sailors seemingly on opposite courses. […]

High Stakes Escapades at Sea

High Stakes Escapades at Sea

October 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

. To some, boating is an exciting activity all by itself. Add in drugs, guns, explosions, and money, and it becomes the adventure of a lifetime. In Troubled Sea, a novel by Jinx Schwartz, a couple cruising through Mexico’s Sea of Cortez on their 42-foot boat encounter troubles that force them to endure a journey […]

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.

Oceana by Ted Danson: A Celebrity Writes About the Sea & Not “Me”

Oceana by Ted Danson: A Celebrity Writes About the Sea & Not “Me”

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

You might expect a star of Ted Danson’s caliber to write a story that is all about himself. However, Oceana is not a tell-all or praise-me kind of book. Rather, it is a must-read for everyone who understands that our oceans are true celebrities.

Boating & Biking

Boating & Biking

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Some of Long Island’s most beautiful spots are not just reachable by boat. There are harbors, parks, and villages that make wonderful places to explore by bicycle.

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.

Early Winter 2011 Featured Writer

November 16, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Sam Mines is a communications major at Buffalo State College, seeking to pursue a career in sportscasting and to acquire a really huge boat.

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 […]

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!

Fire Island by John J. Stevens

Fire Island by John J. Stevens

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

To have it all, to lose it, and then find a way to get it all back again is tough. In Fire Island, a novel by John J. Stevens, a ship captain loses a leg, his son, and his ship in a matter of minutes. As compelling a story as that sounds, this novel set in 1857 New York is so much more than one captain’s saga.

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.