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Top 10 Seafood Restaurants on Long Island

Where to find great seafood on the Island


Long Island abounds in great seafood restaurants where you can enjoy fresh catches-of-the-day, shellfish, and more. From Port Washington to Port Jefferson and towns in between, here are 10 Island eateries that serve the bounty of the sea.

1. Louie's Oyster Bar and Grille

Louie's restaurant
Photo © Linda Tagliaferro
395 Main Street
Port Washington
(516) 883-4242

This elegant seafood restaurant on Manhasset Bay has been in business since 1905. From clams and oysters on the half shell to crispy calamari, from orange-and-dill glazed salmon to citrus soy glazed tuna, the extensive menu continues to please seafood lovers. Ask for a seat near the large windows for a lovely view of the harbor.

See also my Louie's Oyster Bar & Grille Restaurant Review.

2. Mill Pond House

Mill Pond House restaurant
Photo © Linda Tagliaferro
437 East Main Street
(631) 261-7663

This fine restaurant serves fresh seafood in a romantic atmosphere. Enjoy your food by soft candlelight as you look out over Mill Pond and watch the swans swimming by. Choose from the large sushi menu, raw bar or entrees like almond crusted filet of sole, organic salmon filet, or shrimp scampi with baby artichokes.

Read a longer Mill Pond House restaurant review.

3. E.B. Elliot's

23 Woodcleft Avenue
(516) 378-8776

This elegant restaurant on Freeport's Nautical Mile is open year-round, seven days a week. Calling itself the place "where the land meets the sea," E.B. Elliot's serves up a variety of excellent seafood, from fish & chips to their broiled seafood combo of cod, shrimp and baked clams topped with garlic butter. They also serve steaks and poultry. The lively crowd enjoys open mic nights, karaoke, and the restaurant's ample bar.

4. Orient by the Sea Restaurant

40200 Main Road
(631) 323-2424

Stop by this casual eatery for stuffed flounder, lobster tails and more. Or just drop in for drinks at the bar overlooking the marina at Gardiner's Bay.

5. Limani

Photo © Limani restaurant
Photo © Limani restaurant
1043 Northern Boulevard
(516) 869-8989

This upscale Greek restaurant specializes in fresh seafood and gourmet Greek appetizers and desserts. One of their experts will walk you over to the displayed fish and other seafood to help you choose your meal. The elegant, spacious restaurant offers tempting appetizers made from mouthwatering vegetables and Greek cheese prepared in the Mediterranean style. Greek and international wines are served with meals. Reservations highly recommended.

See also Limani restaurant review.

6. VIEW restaurant

Photo © View restaurant
Photo © View restaurant

3 Consuelo Place
Oakdale, NY
(631) 589-2694


Enjoy delicious seafood along with waterside views of the Great South Bay. Enjoy appetizers like the jumbo lump crab cakes with Meyer lemon aioli, mango and avocado. Try one of their delicious entrees, including Seafood Fra Diavolo, a spicy dish with buccatini pasta overflowing with lobster, shrimp, mussels, scallops, clams and cockles.

7. Jolly Fisherman

Jolly Fisherman
Photo © Linda Tagliaferro
25 Main Street
(516) 621-0055

Come to this elegant restaurant for appetizers like baked clams, steamers, and oysters fried or on the half shell. Entrees include lobster, crab, jumbo shrimp, macadamia nut-crusted salmon and more. Tuesday through Friday, they offer a complete dinner special for $24.95. This includes an appetizer like New England clam chowder, an entree like Atlantic salmon in a macadamia nut crust, and a dessert like chocolate mousse cake, plus your choice of coffee or tea.

See also my Jolly Fisherman & Steak House Restaurant Review.

8. H20 Seafood Grill

Photo © Linda Tagliaferro
Photo © Linda Tagliaferro

215 West Main Street
(631) 361-6464

From crab cakes to halibut and swordfish, scallops, salmon and tuna, H20 offers a wide assortment of the wealth of the sea.

9. The Steam Room

4 East Broadway
Port Jefferson
(631) 928-6690

Come to this ultra-casual family restaurant for a budget lunch or dinner, with a view of Port Jefferson Harbor as a bonus. Enjoy clams, scallops, lobsters, chowder and much more. In warmer weather, visitors can enjoy their meals on the seaside deck. In addition, there's live entertainment all summer long. Go to Steam Room Restaurant for schedules and show times.

10. Snapper Inn

500 Shore Drive
Oakdale, NY
(631) 589-0248

This eatery offers seafood including king crab legs, oysters Rockefeller, Long Island baked clams, fried Long Island oysters and other starters. Entrees include fresh fish from their own boat, basil crusted tilapia, seafood paella, and for the truly hungry, a large seafood platter.

What's Your Favorite Seafood Restaurant on Long Island?

I've written about 10 great seafood restaurants on Long Island, NY, but there are undoubtedly many others. Just click on the above link and tell us which seafood restaurants you think are the best on the Island. Or find out about other readers' favorite Long Island seafood restaurants.
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