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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 […]

Conchy Joe’s Seafood

Conchy Joe’s Seafood

February 11, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  Conchy Joe’s Seafood has graced the banks of the Indian River in Jensen Beach since 1983, becoming a veritable institution for docking and dining. This restaurant is a favorite watering hole for locals and popular amongst the boating crowd for its waterfront location. The atmosphere at Conchy Joe’s is tropical with coconut palms dancing […]

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 […]

Sea Grill

Sea Grill

October 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Sea Grill, located steps from slips on the Oleta River in North Miami Beach, provides both indoor and outdoor dining elegance for boaters hungry for Greek and Italian dishes. Though the wait time for a table was short when we went, reservations are suggested. A hostess soon seated my dining companion and me in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

When a sunny and clear June day unfolded without a discernable wind and any perceptible humidity, my mother would remark on the “absence of weather.” In other words, focus on something else, because what are you going to complain about when the skies are blue and the temperature is pleasant? My mom’s observation sums up […]

Old Fields

Old Fields

February 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Old Fields has created a buzz in the short time it has been open (especially as compared with its Greenlawn location, which has been around since 1956). It’s appealing to boaters enjoying scenic Port Jefferson and is a delicious destination any time of the year. The restaurant is cozy and rustic. It has several seating […]

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 […]

Hungry Boaters? Not on our Watch!

Hungry Boaters? Not on our Watch!

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Billys by the Bay 2530 Manhasset Avenue Greenport 631-477-8300 www.billysbythebayrestaurant.com   Captree Cove Restaurant 3500 East Ocean Parkway Bay Shore 631-587-3447 www.captreecoverestaurant.com/   Dynasty of Port Washington 405 Main Street #3 Port Washington 516-883-4100   The Fifth Season 34 East Broadway Port Jefferson 631-477-8500 http://thefifth-season.com/   Flynn’s 1 Cayuga Street Ocean Beach Park Fire Island […]

Lobster Grille Inn

Lobster Grille Inn

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Lobster Grille Inn 162 Inlet Rd. Southampton 631-283-1525 http://lobstergrilleinn.com/ I’m secure enough to describe the Lobster Grille Inn as cute. There’s a very homey atmosphere on the inside, with a fully stocked bar sitting right in front of a large fish tank. In addition, the restaurant’s location right on the water provides a pretty nice […]

Captree Cove Restaurant

Captree Cove Restaurant

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Captree Cove Restaurant 3500 East Ocean Parkway Bay Shore 631-587-3447 http://www.captreecoverestaurant.com/ The first thing I noticed about Captree Cove was its beautiful, no, gorgeous surroundings. It’s a treat on the south shore — the restaurant has five slips, and boaters also have access to any available space on the outside pier on a first-come, first-served […]

Front Street Station

Front Street Station

October 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Front Street Station 212 Front Street Greenport 631 333 2050 http://www.eatatfrontstreet.com/ Front Street Station is that rare combination of good food, pleasant service, warm atmosphere and reasonable prices. Add to that easy accessibility for boaters, and it’s a real winner. Part of the building is an old dining car that used to be the Park […]

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 […]

Andrra

Andrra

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Andrra, the new Mediterranean seafood and chops restaurant located at the end of Gann Road, faces East Hampton’s Harbor Marina. Diners at lunchtime may enjoy a flurry of boating activity out on the water, while dinnertime provides a serene setting to catch a beautiful sunset. Boaters may make arrangements through Harbor Marina by phone or […]

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.