Is Amy, of Crabby Amy’s, really that Crabby? We’ve met her in the flesh and we can thankfully report that she was actually really nice, and not as Crabby as her restaurant’s name would leave you to believe.
Peter’s Clam Bar is such an institution on the south shore of Long Island (and very much taken for granted that it will always be there) that like the Statue of Liberty, we always pass it, but never visit. That changed last week when we stopped by for a Friday night dinner. We arrived to live music, calm water and affordable seafood. We left satisfied and vowing to return.
Butler’s Flat, a brand new clam bar will be previewing this weekend at its brand new location, located in the Brewer Capri West Marina in Port Washington.
The Patio, which burst onto the scene last year and catered to those Long Islanders who love to eat and drink on the water, is reopening for the season this Thursday, April 12th. Located in the Freeport Inn and Marine, the restaurant and bar features an outdoor lounge area, a bar that opens its doors to the outside and a great food menu that will be sure to be even more popular this year as more people learn about it.
If one of the more unique restaurants on Long Island is hidden behind an ordinary strip center facade, we wonder how many people actually do know about it. We hadn’t heard much about it until we visited, but now that we’re aware of it, Mara’s Homemade is going to be a part of our never-ending rotation of great restaurants on the island.
Hidden amongst the 2-for-1 happy hours, freezer-burned fried clams, and pizza joints in Ocean Beach is a gem where delicious, creative food can be enjoyed alongside the lapping waves of the Great South Bay. Eating at The Hideaway will make you joyous that you found (and were admitted to) this “hideout” of epicurean delights.
The Heat Miser finally gave us a break, so we ventured outside to have lunch at Northport Feed & Grain. We’ve been meaning to visit this place for months since it’s one of the few restaurants in downtown Northport that offers outdoor seating and we’re all about al fresco dining anytime it gets above 60 degrees (and, in light of recent temps, under 100!). Not only was the setting charming, but the food was delicious.
A newcomer to Island Park has been creating quite a bit of buzz in the short week or so that it has been open, so we thought that we’d shoot on over to Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill to see what it was all about. In the process, we endured a bit of a wait, got soaked by an out-of-nowhere rain storm and spotted a rainbow; but also may have found a new south shore favorite in the process.
La Parma II in Huntington is more of an institution than just a restaurant. There’s four La Parma’s on Long Island (Oceanside, Port Washington and Williston Park rounding out the other three). What sets La Parma apart from the rest is their family style menu, quality servings and the history that comes with being one of the best restaurants on Long Island.