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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 […]

Best Docking and Dining on Lake Michigan

Best Docking and Dining on Lake Michigan

February 12, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are like me you can easily plan a whole day around a meal (or two). Taking your boat to a great restaurant is a perfect way to plan a day.  We are lucky enough to live on a lake that is filled with an abundance of amazing restaurants that are boat accessible. Here […]

Cafe Turko

Cafe Turko

October 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Mediterranean restaurants too often limit themselves to a few staple entrees and mezzes. I was glad to discover that the Turkish restaurant Café Turko makes no such mistake. The café, nestled in the heart of Seattle’s art-loving Fremont neighborhood, about two blocks from the bright blue Fremont Bridge and the massive Fremont Troll sculpture, has […]

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. […]

15th Street Fisheries

15th Street Fisheries

October 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s no secret that Fort Lauderdale is one of the most popular boating cities in the world. The “Venice of America” is also home to 15th Street Fisheries, a waterfront restaurant that has been serving up fresh seafood since 1978. The restaurant has an old school nautical charm, accentuated by classic maritime architecture: large panoramic […]

Frigate’s Waterfront Bar and Grill

Frigate’s Waterfront Bar and Grill

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Frigate’s Waterfront Bar and Grill on U.S. Highway 1 in North Palm Beach is a favorite stop for my family of four. Nestled on the shore of the Intracoastal, it’s easily accessible by boat with 500 feet of dock space (first-come, first-served). And they happen to be dog friendly — a big plus for our […]

U-Tiki Beach

U-Tiki Beach

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are looking for one of the most scenic dock-and-dine restaurants in Palm Beach County, U-Tiki Beach fits the bill. Situated across from the Jupiter Lighthouse, the water-side restaurant — owned by veteran South Florida restauranteur Jim Taube — is a perfect place to stop during a day on the water.  New floating docks […]

Hudson at Waterway East

Hudson at Waterway East

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hudson at Waterway East is an elegant addition to downtown Delray Beach’s vibrant and diverse restaurant scene — and not just for its cuisine. Open since December, it’s off to an incredible start that more established restaurants would envy. This stunning building, located behind its own dock, is gorgeous with rounded arches, sweeping balconies, and […]

Sailfish Marina Restaurant

Sailfish Marina Restaurant

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Warm breezes greeted us as we ventured into the Sailfish Marina Restaurant in Palm Beach Shores. Arriving with other late-lunchers and early-bird diners, we found a busy scene both inside, where open floor-to-ceiling windows carried in sea air, and outside, where dock chairs and large umbrellas front the water. We were seated at the back […]

Water’s Edge Bar & Grill

Water’s Edge Bar & Grill

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Hampton Roads boasts dozens of marinas for boaters in the Lower Chesapeake Bay.  For many, Salt Ponds Marina in Hampton, featuring the Water’s Edge Bar & Grill, continues to be a favorite. Rarely will you find a more relaxing and peaceful spot combined with enough good food and activities to keep the entire crew happy […]

Chart House

Chart House

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Images of summer boating along the Severn River always come to mind when I think of Annapolis, but no matter the season, this city is a bustling place to visit and dine. One of those dining destinations is Chart House, situated in what used to be the primary shipyard for John Trumpy & Sons. While […]

Michael’s Harborside Restaurant

Michael’s Harborside Restaurant

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

One Tournament Wharf Newburyport 978-462-7785 www.michaelsharborside.com/ Michael’s Harborside Restaurant, overlooking the Merrimack River, is a favorite spot for lunch and dinner dining all year round.  In the summertime, it is bustling with locals and tourists sitting at one of three outdoor decks and the waterfront bar, listening to a live band and enjoying fresh seafood […]

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, […]

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.

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 […]

The Riverhead Project

The Riverhead Project

When we take the boat to dine dockside, most times we’re in our nautical attire and looking to eat at a restaurant that fits that feel. However, one time we found a little piece of Manhattan smack in the middle of downtown Riverhead – and we liked it!

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