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The Homestead

The Homestead

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  If the answer to the question, “Where do you want to eat today?” is “Someplace Teddy Roosevelt frequented,” then head to The Homestead. Located a short walk from the Oyster Bay Marine Center and Sagamore Yacht Club, the restaurant has been serving food and drink since 1896. Our 26th president was said to drop […]

Arden Kitchen & Bar

Arden Kitchen & Bar

March 7, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  A few minutes’ walk from Port Jefferson Harbor, I saw a sign on the street directing me upstairs for good food. The sign wasn’t misleading. Arden is a spot for dining Wednesdays through Sundays, a place for brunching on Sundays, a venue for dancing to a hot DJ and a cool band (sometimes vice […]

Gathering despite the Cold

Gathering despite the Cold

March 2, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

. While waiting for the days to grow longer and the weather to warm up, boaters gather in living rooms, clubhouses, boathouses, and the occasional bar for group activities. These events help them stay in touch and get through icy days, while strengthening bonds formed on the water. As a new boater who’s looking forward […]

Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill

October 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

White and yellow umbrellas blocked the last rays of the setting sun. A string of lights flickered as the disc jockey started up mellow background music. Low chatter surrounded my friends and I as we settled down at our table for a lazy Sunday night at Lido Restaurant & Bayside Grill at the Standard Hotel. […]

Area 31 Restaurant

Area 31 Restaurant

October 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

 Area 31 Restaurant is on the 16th floor of the EPIC Hotel in Downtown Miami. Perched above Biscayne Bay, the restaurant has panoramic views of the city. While the vista is breathtaking, the food is what draws a crowd. The EPIC Hotel has a private dock and offers slips for restaurant guests. My friend and I […]

Windows on the Water and Poolside Café

Windows on the Water and Poolside Café

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters on the Rappahannock looking for a unique place to dock and dine can set a course for Yankee Point Marina. Nestled in the quiet waters of Myer’s Creek off the Corrotoman River, the marina offers two different venues, the Poolside Café and Windows on the Water, along with ample free dockage while you eat, […]

Cantler’s Riverside Inn

Cantler’s Riverside Inn

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Cantler’s Riverside Inn is only minutes by water from the busy Annapolis City Dock, even though you feel like you’re a world away. Overlooking the creek and banks, the restaurant is a favorite for boaters who want fresh seafood in a great setting. The restaurant offers free docking while you eat.  If there are enough […]

Foxy’s Harbor Grille

Foxy’s Harbor Grille

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Within the historic harbor of St. Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern Shore dwells a little outdoor establishment that makes its guests feel like they’ve landed in the Caribbean.  Once you’ve docked your boat at the St. Michaels marina, follow the pier to the umbrellas covering Foxy’s patio. My family and I enjoyed an early Sunday dinner […]

Lighthouse Waterfront Café

Lighthouse Waterfront Café

September 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to dock and dining restaurants, Lighthouse Waterfront Café has it all. Good food, welcoming service, and an attractive setting with inside and outside seating and a friendly outdoor bar featuring music every Friday. We woke our taste buds up with a signature mojito of Bulgarian ginger vodka, tequila, and mint, and then […]

Althouse 1848

Althouse 1848

March 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  History isn’t usually a reason I seek out an eatery. I’m looking for good food, friendly service, and convenient docking, and Althouse 1848 satisfies my criteria. There’s a warm feeling inside this two-level gastropub and when the weather’s warm, there’s also outdoor seating overlooking the water. Though the inviting bar area has of the […]

Fatfish Wine Bar & Bistro

Fatfish Wine Bar & Bistro

July 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sitting on the main outdoor deck at fatfish Wine Bar & Bistro, I felt like I was on vacation.  The breeze was blowing in from the Great South Bay, the boats were passing by, and table after table was filled with casually dressed diners diving into bowls full of mussels and steamers. Diners alongside their […]