With so much gorgeous seaside, it’s no surprise that the coasts of Long Island have become the site of many delicious restaurants. As the weather warms up, we at Ollie’s Taxi & Airport Service can think of few things more gratifying than enjoying a meal on Long Island’s waterfront, so we’ve cooked up this blog featuring our favorite North Shore Long Island restaurants on the water.
Long Island Restaurants on the Water
Marco’s Waterfront Grill of Port Washington
As is the case with other waterside Long Island restaurants, Marco’s Waterfront Grill has an incredible atmosphere. Located in Port Washington’s Brewer Capri Marina East, this restaurant offers spectacular marina views regardless of where you sit. The menu consists of American, Italian and seafood, as well as a Sunday brunch section. They also host several events during the week, such as Taco Tuesday, Thursday Karaoke Night and live music on Friday nights.
Louie’s Oyster Bar & Grille of Port Washington
If food from one of Long Island’s best raw bars with a spectacular view of Manhasset Bay sounds like something you’d enjoy, head over to Louie’s Oyster Bar & Grille in Port Washington. Their raw bar features fresh clams, oysters and shrimp. Favorites from the kitchen include grilled swordfish, oven-roasted cod and fried Blue Point oysters.
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Butler’s Flat of Port Washington
Butler’s Flat is a seasonal clam shack whose name was inspired by a lighthouse located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The majority of menu items, from clams and oysters to beer and wine, is sourced from the Northeast. All of the food is fresh and delicious, particularly the lobster roll. This year, Butler’s Flat will be open from May 5 until the weather no longer permits outdoor eating.
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The View Grill of Glen Cove
The View Grill is a bit different from the rest of the Long Island restaurants on the water. First off, it’s a bit of a hidden gem because it’s located on the grounds of the Glen Cove Golf Course. Second, the waterfront on which it’s situated is actually Dosoris Pond. Still, it’s mighty close to Long Island’s coast, and it got its name for a good reason—it has gorgeous views. Their menu consists mainly of American foods, with plenty of seafood and Italian options sprinkled in. For those looking to hit the links, there are golf packages available that include breakfasts, sandwiches and buffets.
Jolly Fisherman & Steakhouse of Roslyn
Right alongside Roslyn Pond and just a few blocks away from Hempstead Harbor is the Jolly Fisherman & Steakhouse. Their menu focuses largely on, you guessed it, steak and seafood. Filet mignon, Maine lobster and swordfish steak are all wise choices if you’re looking for recommendations.
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Ocean at the Crescent Beach Club of Bayville
Located just west of Centre Island, Ocean at the Crescent Beach Club has been hailed as one of the best places on Long Island to watch the sunset. Their menu can be described as New American, and offers a vast range of foods. Jerk chicken tacos, dragon shrimp, porterhouse steak and pasta sprinkled with seafood are among the best foods available, but you really can’t go wrong with anything.