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The Top Waterfront Restaurants for a Serene, Seaside Meal

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jun 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Waterfront Restaurants

Summer is finally upon us. That means that local seaside eateries are once again opening up their patios for diners to enjoy breathtaking views of our pristine shoreline. If you’re looking for a delicious dinner accompanied by sweeping maritime vistas, check out one of these three waterfront restaurants on Long Island.

3 of the Best Waterfront Restaurants on Long Island

Louie’s Grill & Liquors

When it was first founded in 1905, Louie’s Grill & Liquors was just a barge called “Kare Killer,” which patrolled the North Shore providing swimmers and boaters with fabulous cocktails. These days, this waterfront restaurant offers patrons an elegant and tasteful dining experience coupled with fresh seafood and American style dishes.

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The Fare

If you’re looking to enjoy a great cocktail, delicious food and a spectacular view with friends, colleagues or family, Louie’s is the place for you. Aside from a wide selection of wine, beer and cocktails, Louie’s serves plenty of tasty dishes, such as:

  • Braised Beef Short Rib
  • Steamed Maine Lobster
  • Pan Seared Salmon
  • Monkfish Paccheri Pasta
  • Miso Black Cod

After finishing your entrées, you can choose from a variety of mouthwatering desserts, like cinnamon sticky buns, apple strudel or vanilla flan. Not to mention, Louie’s regularly hosts some of the top local bands! Click here to make your reservation.


Head out to the waterfront in East Rockaway and visit Reel, a casual, yet chic seafood spot with a waterside patio and live music all summer long. Using only the freshest and finest ingredients, Reel creates playful interpretations of classic dishes, from seafood favorites to flavorsome appetizers.

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What to Expect

When you visit this local neighborhood haunt, make sure that you order one or more of these incredible menu selections:

  • Cedar Plank Salmon
  • Baja Fish Tacos
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • New York Prime Strip Steak
  • Chicken Milanese

Reel’s menu also features a raw bar and plenty of other classic seafood dishes. Come out and visit this waterfront restaurant to try them all first-hand!

Bungalow Bar & Restaurant

Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, Rockaway Beach’s Bungalow Bar & Restaurant was completely destroyed. However, after a visit from Jon Taffer and the hit Paramount Network show, “Bar Rescue,” it was rebuilt and returned to its former glory.

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The Cuisine

This beachfront hideaway is nestled at the foot of the Crossbay Bridge and features panoramic waterfront views and unbelievable sunsets. This casual restaurant serves up one-of-a-kind dishes like:

  • Roasted Red Snapper
  • Tuna Poke
  • Squid Ink Linguine
  • Seared Diver Scallops
  • Rib Eye Steak

Also, on the weekends, Bungalow opens up its outdoor bar and tiki deck for frozen drinks, live music and plenty of DJs. Don’t miss it!

If you’re looking to enjoy a delicious seafood meal with an unbelievable view, you better pay a visit to one of these three waterfront restaurants.

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