Some restaurants have made themselves more famous through offering signature dishes made by the best expertise in this hospitality industry. The chefs in these restaurants have mastered the process of making great food, pinned down the ingredients and as a result, gained a lot of followers. Long Island is one of the many places with captivating restaurants and it is known for providing delicious seafood. However, even the locals can’t name all the excellent food offered in these restaurants.

Top 10 Seafood Restaurants on Long Island


CoolFish Grille & Wine Bar

The local food lovers give this restaurant thumbs up. All this is thanks to the restaurant’s contemporary décor, characterized by beige and terra cotta tones, exposed brick walls as well as black and white framed photos and its amazing menu. With a starter meal of yellow fin tartare and steamed PEI mussels, your appetite is sure to be awakened. The main courses include pan-seared Chilean sea bass with lobster fricassee, barbecued baby octopus with runner bean salad, and grilled North Atlantic salmon with summer pesto risotto and marinated tomatoes. To ensure you get a table, making reservations is needed. (516-921-3250)

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Dave’s Grill

This is a type of dockside diner which goes against every stereotype. It is decorated with panache and white linens with black and white photos while offering a great view of Montauk Harbor. It makes one of the best known seafood venues in Long Island that offer fresh fish, lobster, scallops, clams, shrimp, mussels, calamari in tomato broth, two pound steamed lobsters and potato and onion rushed flounder. This place offers outdoor seating, especially in the warm months. You can make same day reservations, but there is always a table queue. (631-668-9190)

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E.B. Elliot’s

This is an elegant restaurant located in Freeport’s Nautical Mile and is open all year round. Also known as a place where the land meets the sea, this restaurant serves a wide range of seafood, ranging from ordinary fish and chips to exotic seafood combos made of shrimp, cod and baked clams topped with garlic butter. You can also have steak and poultry here as you enjoy the open mic nights, karaoke nights, as well as the bars here. (516-378-8776)

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This is an upscale Greek restaurant that specializes in gourmet Greek appetizers, desserts, as well as fresh seafood menus. You can enjoy the process of choosing the displayed fish and seafood types with one of the experts alongside. This is an elegant and very spacious restaurant that offers mouthwatering dishes made from Greek cheese and vegetables, making you feel liking in a Mediterranean restaurant. You will also have Greek wine as well as international wine served with your meal. You are highly advised to make reservations. (516-869-8989)

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Nautilus Café

This is a restaurant known for its delicious food and friendly service. Most of the people who have visited the café leave happily, always willing to come back for more. This is a type of restaurant that other restaurants would want to be like. It is located along Nautical Mile and is decorated to fit the description of roadside seafood joint. The most popular dishes in this café include sautéed brook trout with roasted pinoli nuts, pecan-crusted orange roughy with tangerine beurre blanc, Maryland jumbo lump crab cakes as well as fresh broiled marinated scallops. Landlubbers are sure to find something they will like here, such as perfectly done Long Island duck and prime ribs. (516-379-2566)

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Louie's Oyster Bar and Grille

This is an elegant seafood joint located in Manhasset Bay that has been around since early 1900s. It offers a variety of seafood, ranging from clams and oysters on half shell to crispy calamari, from citrus soy glazed tuna to orange and dill glazed salmon. There is an extensive menu to choose from and can please any seafood lover. For a lovely view of the harbor, request for a seat at the big windows. (516- 883-4242)

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Mill Pond House

This is a fine restaurant that serves seafood in a romantic atmosphere. You can have your food served under a candle lit atmosphere while enjoying the view of the swans swimming in the Mill Pond. Except sushi menu, entrees or raw bar such as almond organic salmon filet, crusted filet of sole or shrimp scampi with baby artichokes are all recommended to try. (631-261-7663)

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Snapper Inn

This is an eatery that offers seafood types that include oysters Rockefeller, Long Island baked clams, king crab legs, fried Long Island oysters and other starters. The entrees here comprise of fresh fish, seafood paella, basil crusted tilapia and the large seafood platter for those who are really hungry. (631- 589-0248)

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Graceful Rose Restaurant

This is a classy restaurant located in the town of Port Jefferson. This restaurant offers its clients New American fare made using fresh seafood, local produce, meats and imported spices. The signature dishes to expect from Graceful Rose include Pan seared herb crusted salmon filet served over vegetable ratatouille with a lime beurre blanc sauce and papa’s gourmet linguini with clams served with broccoli crowns over thin semolina pasta. It also serves an extensive array of creative cocktails and a large array of wines from some of the best wineries around the world. (631-509-1792)

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Prime Restaurant

This is an internationally recognized seafood restaurant located in Huntington. Known as one of the finest restaurant around the world, the Prime Restaurant has earned the International Star Diamond Award from the American Academy of Hospitality Science. This restaurant has in the past represented Long Island in an I Love New York Luncheon held at the James Beard Housein Manhattan. It features an American style interior décor, featuring a modern looking and trendy bar and restaurant. This restaurant is known for its ability to put the "modern twist" on classic favorites. It includes a la carte selection that is made of "primers" raw bar favorites, steaks and chops, mizu sushi, handmade desserts, as well as surf and turf. (631-385-1515)

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