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On the Waterfront

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

On the Waterfront by Raven PetersonOn 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 separate from the bar so that it is suitable for families and children.

The menu selection is compact but diverse enough to satisfy most cravings. My dining companion and I decided to share the Waterfront Sampler as an appetizer. The baked clams, mozzarella sticks, and Buffalo wings were an ample amount of food for a reasonable price. Other appetizer choices include chowder, lobster mac and cheese, coconut shrimp, crab cakes, mussels, and calamari.

The menu is a seafood lover’s delight of offerings including lobster rolls, flounder, sea bass, and shrimp. Land lovers can choose from a variety of steaks or customize a burger. Our waitress, Jen, was truly a pleasure, explaining how “build your burger” works: choose from a variety of cheeses and toppings, make it California style by adding avocado, or go for a bold Texas style by adding fried onion rings. If you build it, they will bring it — it’s as simple as that.

Pastas on the menu include Prince Edward Island mussels over angel hair and rigatoni with chicken or sausage. Vegans and vegetarians are able to modify some of the salads and pasta dishes.

For our main course, we decided to split the Waterfront Salad and the fried flounder sandwich.  The salad was excellent. I opted for the balsamic vinaigrette dressing; it complimented the walnuts, feta, and cranberries nicely.  The fried flounder sandwich, served with house-made tartar sauce and French fries, was not overdone. The tartar sauce was delicious and the fries were cooked to perfection.

The only downside at On the Waterfront I found is that beverage servings are small and refills are an additional charge. I’d advise you sip slowly, which is also a good way to linger in a casual environment satisfying the hunger of boaters and beachgoers alike.

On the Waterfront

82 Brightwood Street

Patchogue

631-654-2233

Review and photo by Raven Peterson 

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