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27 Long Island Waterfront Restaurants ‘To Dine For’

Long Island Waterfront Restaurants ‘To Dine For’

Anchor Down Dockside

This Mediterranean-style seafood eatery offers a very flavorful menu in addition to a raw bar and cocktails. 2479 Adler Ct., Seaford, anchordowndockside.com

Atlantica

The signature restaurant of Long Beach’s Allegria Hotel, Atlantica’s chic design and gourmet menu have made it a favorite among locals. It’s also one of the few New American restaurants on LI with an oceanfront view. 80 West Broadway, Long Beach, allegriahotelny.com

BayVue

A seafood house with more style and class than most, after recently reopening, this waterside dining spot is ready to please. 854 S Wellwood Ave., Lindenhurst, bay-vue.com

Buoy Bar

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Situated along Miller’s Channel, this favorite is known for its mellow atmosphere and
delicious seafood and American-style grub. 72 Bayside Dr., Point Lookout, buoybarli.com

Dockers Waterside Marina and Restaurant

This waterfront restaurant offers a vast menu and catering options for your next party or celebration. The menu includes American dishes and seafood, include mouth-watering steak and lobster. 94 Dune Rd., East Quogue, dockerswaterside.com

Drift 82

This South Shore restaurant is beautifully adorned with marine life decor and offers an amazingly diverse menu featuring lunch, dinner, and dessert for those looking to end their stay with sweets. 82 Brightwood St., Patchogue, drift82.com

Fatfish

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Innovative dishes and live music accompany a vast selection of local and international Mediterranean food and tapas that pair well with Great South Bay scenery. 28 Cottage Ave., Bay Shore, fatfish.com

Harbor Mist

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Panoramic views provide the perfect setting to sample a wide selection of prime meats and seafoods. 105 Harbor Rd., Cold Spring Harbor, harbormistrestaurant.com

Houser’s Bar

Houser’s has been serving up cocktails and surf ‘n’ turf for nearly a century, making
it the longest-operating restaurant on Fire Island. Its bayfront outdoor dining area
is unbeatable. 785 Evergreen Walk, Ocean Beach, housershotel.com

JT’s On the Bay

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With regular live bands, this joint offers great dishes, including seafood, even better happy hour specials, and amazing vistas. 1 Curtis Rd., Blue Point, jtsonthebay.com

Lighthouse Waterfront Café

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Featuring continental cuisines, this café offers traditional American and seafood dishes with a flair and a side of beautiful scenery. 76 Shore Rd., Glen Cove, glencovelighthouse.com

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Serving wholesome food to Long Islanders since 1905, this grille offers traditional fare with an eclectic edge overlooking Manhasset Bay. 395 Main St., Port Washington, louiessince1905.com

Mill Pond House

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With an award-winning selection of wine and a historical allure, it comes as no surprise that this charming colonial was Diners’ Choice for 2018. 437 E Main St., Centerport, millpondrestaurant.com 

Ocean

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Organic ingredients complement a seasonal New American menu at this aptly named restaurant along the beach. 333 Bayville Ave., Bayville, cometotheocean.com

Prime

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Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar epitomizes all that’s great about downtown Huntington.

The flagship restaurant of the Bohlsen Restaurant Group, this upscale, gourmet American eatery is designed to resemble a classic boathouse along the Charles River. 117 North New York Ave., Huntington, restaurantprime.com

Rachel’s Waterside Grill

Dining on the Nautical Mile has never been this good. Indulge in a masterfully curated seafood menu with your sights set on the ocean. 281 Woodcleft Ave., Freeport, rachelswatersidegrill.com

SALT

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A laid-back atmosphere with an epicurean edge, SALT is a popular South Shore restaurant for its outdoor seating on the water and New American eats. 3100 Whaleneck Dr., Merrick, saltonthewater.com

Smuggler Jack’s

This waterfront restaurant and bar is open year-round serving delicious food and classy cocktails inside and on deck. 157 Forest Ave., Massapequa, smugglerjacks.com

The Clubhouse

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With lit-up palm trees and a Caribbean-inspired menu, The Clubhouse brings a tropical twist to classic American eats right on the canal. 134 Clubhouse Rd., Bellmore, theclubhouseli.com

The Fifth Season

The seasonally inspired American menu features ingredients from both land and sea, inspiring flavors sourced from local farms, all within sight of the harbor. 34 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, thefifth-season.com

The Lakehouse

Classy and intimate, this eatery and bar has it all when it comes to waterfront dining and American eats. 135 Maple Ave, Bay Shore, opentable.com/thelakehouse

The Snapper Inn

This historic riverside restaurant has been family owned since 1928 and offers delicious seafood options for lunch, dinner, or even an afternoon brunch. 500 Shore Dr., Oakdale, thesnapperinn.com

Tres Palms

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Started by a group of free-spirited surfers, Tres Palms, overlooking Babylon Cove, embodies the hospitality and good food encountered throughout their travels. 16 East Ct., Babylon, trespalms.com

View Restaurant

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Offering specialties from both waters and pastures, The View presents a tasteful dining experience with an artisanal touch. It lives up to the name. 3 Consuelo Pl., Oakdale, lessings.com

Villa D’Aqua

Reminiscent of northern Italy, this waterfront hideaway features authentic, gourmet Italian cooking by former Manhattanite Tom Ulaj and his experienced team. 2565 Bellmore Ave., Bellmore, villadaqua.com

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Renowned for their baked stuffed clams, Wall’s Wharf has been in business for more than 60 years thanks in large part to its amazing location. It offers seafood, sushi and American dishes. 18 Greenwich Ave., Bayville, wallswharf.com

Whale’s Tale

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Off the beaten path, this hidden gem is proud to be known as a “locals’ secret” with incredible food made with fresh ingredients and stellar views of Northport Harbor. 81 Fort Sologna Rd., Northport, whalestalenpt.com

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