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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 […]

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 […]

AcQua

AcQua

March 3, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

  The location along Merrick Bay is cool, the restaurant’s indoor and waterside décor is comfortable, and its service staff is agreeable but not intrusive. Yet there’s not a single indication that anyone working in the kitchen at AcQua is laid back — you know from your first bite that the focus is on the […]

Smuggler Jack’s

Smuggler Jack’s

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Overlooking Long Island’s south shore, Smuggler Jack’s is a treasure trove of culinary delights. The restaurant has 14 boat slips located just steps from an outdoor patio, which is heated for those who love al fresco dining, no matter the outside temperature. Seated on the patio, enjoying the ambiance, and drinking in the view, […]

PeraBell Food Bar East

PeraBell Food Bar East

December 7, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  A new dock and dine restaurant is located a hop, skip, and a jump from the Riverhead town dock. The rear entrance to PeraBell East sports an outdoor patio bar and tables to enjoy drinks and delicious fare; if climbing stairs to the patio deck isn’t feasible, the restaurant’s Main Street entrance is a […]

Pace’s Dockside

Pace’s Dockside

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  For many boaters, a nice day includes clear skies, calm waters, and a delicious meal. One North Fork restaurant that fits boaters’ criteria is Pace’s Dockside at Strong’s Waterclub & Marina in Mattituck. This establishment offers boaters the opportunity to enjoy the scenic East End as well as a mouthwatering menu. While Pace’s Dockside […]

La Parrilla Spanish Bistro

La Parrilla Spanish Bistro

October 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  La Parrilla, open since 2013, occupies the historic building nestled into a hilltop that was home for years to Costa de España. Serving classic Latin American and Spanish cuisine, the restaurant has a large outdoor patio that is the perfect place to enjoy sangrias, sunsets, and a glimpse of Port Jefferson’s scenic harbor. Indoors […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beach House Restaurant

Beach House Restaurant

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If for some unknown reason this review was limited to just nine words, it would be sufficient to describe the Beach House Restaurant — the view is delightful and the food is delicious. Luckily, I have another 300 words allotted to describing this pleasant restaurant on the grounds of Morgan’s Swan River Marina. There’s seating […]

The Dory

The Dory

August 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

As soon as you walk into The Dory, you get that same comfortable feeling as when you slip on your favorite boat shoes. The friendly, relaxed atmosphere makes this a welcoming spot for boaters.  Jack, the owner, most likely will greet you as you enter. The Dory has been serving locals and visitors alike since […]

Rumba Rum Bar

Rumba Rum Bar

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re looking for a relaxed, casual atmosphere with the appeal of a Caribbean island and great food, pilot your boat through the Shinnecock Bay and up to the dock at Rumba Rum Bar. Throw a cover-up over your beach or boating wear, slip on a pair of flip-flops, and you’ll fit in nicely here. […]

Il Capuccino Restaurant

Il Capuccino Restaurant

July 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

You just know when you enter that this place serves good, old-fashioned Italian food. It has the traditional look of raffia-covered Chianti bottles hanging from the ceiling and checkered tablecloths brightening up every table. The owner, Jack Achille Tagliasacchi, comes from northern Italy. He brought his recipes with him and has been serving them here […]

Latitude 121

Latitude 121

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Nestled in the heart of historic Stony Brook, Latitude 121 is across the way from the harbor and a short walk from the Stony Brook Yacht Club. Occupying the same space as Brook House, the new restaurant opted to keep its predecessor’s ice cream parlor and family friendly atmosphere while revamping the dining area and […]

Boca Kitchen * Bar * Catering

Boca Kitchen * Bar * Catering

June 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Boca is the new dock and dine located at the end of Glen Cove Creek. While reservations are recommended on weekends, diners will not mind waiting for a table on the large patio complete with rocking chairs and lounge furniture overlooking the marina. The restaurant’s CEO, Carlos Amaury Tavarez, said the Boca name “came […]

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 […]

Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria Café and Restaurant

Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria Café and Restaurant

May 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

      Amidst Italian Old World décor is the authentic Italian cuisine of Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria Café and Restaurant. Claudio Sciara and his father, Joe, have taken over the former Parto’s and made it their own. Boaters will find it across the street from the Peconic Riverfront docks. For appetizers, stuffed mushrooms, fried zucchini […]

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 […]

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, […]

Mill Pond House

Mill Pond House

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Mill Pond House will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer, in a building almost 100 years old. If I didn’t tell you that, you’d never guess, as everything here seems fresh and new.  The restaurant, overlooking the Mill Pond in Centerport, is not a dock and dine destination. However, on a day when […]

Canal Cafe

Canal Cafe

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

We received a restaurant tip from foodies we know:  they drive out from Manhattan just to satisfy their craving for the lobster salad roll at the Canal Café.  Located on the west side of the Shinnecock Canal (behind Hampton Watercraft Marine), this restaurant offers friendly casual dining inside and outdoors on a spacious patio that […]

Brook House Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor

Brook House Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor

November 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Situated in the center of Stony Brook Village, a short walk away from the water, sits Brook House Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this small, family-style restaurant brings joy and good vibrations to all who dine there. As you walk into the restaurant’s main entrance, your attention is riveted […]

Landshark Tiki Bar and Grille

Landshark Tiki Bar and Grille

October 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Landshark is as unpretentious a place as you can find among the many restaurants and bars located on Freeport’s Nautical Mile. Its open-air tiki bar is adjacent to Woodcleft Canal, providing a seemingly never-ending parade of pleasure and party boats. A place like this creates a yearning for fresh clams and oysters, and the raw […]

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.

La Parma on the Bay

La Parma on the Bay

January 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One of four La Parma restaurants on Long Island, this lively Southern Italian eatery along the shore of Manhasset Bay has a private dock. Along with plush and comfortable indoor dining, there’s an outdoor seating area and bar. The restaurant does not take reservations; we were advised when we arrived that the time to score an inside seat was less lengthy than a spot outdoors, so we opted to sit indoors and stroll by the water after our meal.

BayVue

BayVue

December 31, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Lighthouse On The Bay’s menu proclaims: “family friendly waterview dining at its best,” and it is hard to quibble with that slogan.

Ayhan’s Shish Kebab

Ayhan’s Shish Kebab

April 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

This Mediterranean-style restaurant is appealing for its freshness, diverse menu, and moderate prices. Boaters on a mooring or hook in the bay may access it via a dinghy to the town dock or by hailing the Port Washington water taxi service for a lift.