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Dining Review: The LakeHouse

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By Lorna Luniewski 135 Maple Ave. Bay Shore, NY 11706 631-666-0995 Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, noon-3 p.m., lunch / 5-10 p.m., dinner Friday, noon-3 p.m., lunch / 5-11 p.m., dinner Saturday, 5-11 p.m., dinner Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., brunch / 4-9 p.m., dinner When my husband Tom and I moved to Bay Shore almost 35 years ago, the town as it was …

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Dining Review: Matty’s Gourmet Market

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By Shoshanna McCollum 935 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach • 631-583-8023 Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. matthewsseafood.com/mattys-market Matty’s Gourmet Market is a natural offshoot of its namesake seafood restaurant located on the eastern cusp of Ocean Beach. The modestly sized front alcove to the same building is where patrons can purchase the same high quality fish and seafood …

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Dining Review: Schooner Inn

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Food, Friends, and Bingo By Danielle Lipiec Schooner Inn 57 Bayview Walk, Ocean Bay Park, NY 631-583-8498 Lunch: Noon-5 p.m.; Dinner: 5-10 p.m Open through Columbus Day Weekend In a sea of dining establishments on Fire Island, Schooner Inn offers something different. I’ve heard rave reviews from locals, who most notably compliment the restaurant’s ambiance. With great location and service, …

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Dining Review: Cherry Grove Pizza

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By Emma Boskovski 179 Ocean Walk Cherry Grove, NY 11782 631-597-6766 Daily, 11 a.m.-midnight Cherry Grove Pizza provides plenty more than just pizza, and with a diverse menu, I found myself overwhelmed by all of the options: Salads, hero subs, sandwiches, pasta, and a variety of other entrees. Later, I left Grove Pizza with a full stomach and fulfilled expectations. …

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Dining Review: Marina Bar & Grill at the Blue Whale

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By Robert Levine Having dinner at the Marina Bar & Grill at the Blue Whale Restaurant in Fire Island Pines is a wonderful experience. The space has a comfortable, old-world vintage look, which has been updated this season with French café chairs, and elegant table settings of white tablecloths accessorized with black napkins. The soft lighting is perfect for an …

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Dining Review: The Landing

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The Landing at Ocean Beach Doubles Down By Timothy Bolger The Landing at Ocean Beach 620 Bay Walk Ocean Beach 631-583-580 10 a.m.-2 a.m. daily Nine years after the newest full-service restaurant and bar debuted in downtown Ocean Beach, the upbeat crew at The Landing is sizzling with an ever-rising enthusiasm for making their guests’ mouths water. Our lovely waitress …

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Dining Review: The Pantry

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By Shoshanna McCollum 1 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, NY 631-583-SHOP (7467) For visitor and resident alike, Fire Island’s local deli markets have long served as the unofficial welcoming ambassadors. They are there to offer refreshment for day-trippers, as well as essentials needed in a pinch by renters and homeowners. The Pantry on the west side of Ocean Beach stands out …

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Dining Review: Pines Pizza

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By Shoshanna McCollum 36 Fire Island Blvd. 631-440-0073 Pines Pizza is open early April through mid-September. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 a.m. Catering services are available for all occasions, simple to elegant. Visit PinesFI.com/PinesPizza to learn more. News reporters are people on the go, and we eat a lot of pizza. On Long Island …

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Dining Review: Maxwell’s

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By Timothy Bolger 501 Main Street, Downtown Islip | 631-210-0011 | Noon to 2 a.m. Daily Upon passing through the wooden entrance of Maxwell’s in Islip, patrons are greeted with a mouthwatering aroma wafting from the kitchen behind the U-shaped bar that links seating areas on either side. The casual bar and grill with a rear patio for al fresco dining offers an …

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Dining Review: Rachel’s Restaurant

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By Anika Lanser 324 Baywalk, Ocean Beach 631-583-9552/5923 Restaurant: 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Bakery: 8 a.m.-4 a.m. Most of us know Rachel’s as an incredible bakery or as the best breakfast place in town. But I am here to tell you that you should start and end your day at Rachel’s. This season, Rachel’s Restaurant has incredible Happy Hour specials from …