In Photos: The Good Life in Massapequa Park

In Photos: The Good Life in Massapequa Park

We had a preconceived notion that The Good Life would be a great meal. When we visited their sister location, The Phoenix in Seaford, it was one of the better meals that we had had on Long Island and were quite excited. The Good Life held our expectations and made for a wonderful evening out.

The Good Life is first and foremost, all about the beer. A huge selection on tap and available by bottle (or can), the waitresses and bartenders can lead you to the taste you’re looking for, even if they don’t have your specific beer available. They’re the resident beer geeks and they know their stuff.

Tastings are amazing at The Good Life as well. Just ask to try any of the beers on tap and they’ll keep passing them to you, served in little shot glasses. It’s the best way to ensure that you’re going to enjoy your brew, without spending money on it first and throwing caution to the wind.


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On this particular visit we were a table of 18, essentially taking up a healthy portion of the main dining room. This is sometimes the best way to test drive a new restaurant; go in a large group, order as many appetizers as you can, share and review. We ordered as many appetizers as possible and as they came flying out of the kitchen we passed them around the table and tasted as much of a variety as we could.


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Everything that we tasted was great; the Pot Stickers were perfectly crunchy, the Cordon Blue Balls were doughy and filled with ham and cheese while the Wings (our favorite) were hot, salty and spicy at the same time, producing those finger-licking good moments that we always look forward to. The Fried Mac and Jack was nicely crusted and fried on the exterior while gooey inside while the Sweet Potato Tots were a unique twist on a childhood favorite.


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If we’re going to head out to a restaurant with this many people it has to deliver in a few areas. The Good Life excelled in each of these areas and each of our party left completely satisfied. It’s a casual restaurant that focuses more on the quality and variety of food and drink choices than most, and it shows in the experience. We’d be happy to go back to The Good Life at any time and to keep on trying a few more of those beers on tap.

Oh, and did we mention that the kitchen is open until 2am every single night? Yeah, next time we can’t sleep, you’ll know where to find us.


Image Copyright Mark Brandon Photography


Image Copyright Mark Brandon Photography


Image Copyright Mark Brandon Photography


Image Copyright Mark Brandon Photography


Image Copyright Mark Brandon Photography


Image Copyright Mark Brandon Photography


Image Copyright Mark Brandon Photography


Image Copyright Mark Brandon Photography


Image Copyright Mark Brandon Photography


Image Copyright Mark Brandon Photography

The Good Life
1039 Park Boulevard
Massapequa Park, NY 11762
516- 798-4663


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