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Long Island's Best Waterfront Restaurants

Wave Restaurant
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There is only one way to enjoy a quintessential summer on Long Island, and it involves dining with waterfront views. From Port Washington to Montauk, there are endless options that boast stunning views, and for an exceptional night out people can head to one of these restaurants.

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Scarpetta Beach

Scrapetta Beach
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290 Old Montauk Highway
Montauk, NY 11954

The iconic Scarpetta made its way out east with Scarpetta Beach, the beachfront version of its original Meatpacking District location. The soulful Italian hotspot delivers the same signature classics on the menu, in addition to more seasonally influenced dishes and local produce and seafood selections paired perfectly with a robust Italian wine list. The restaurant has an airy and vibrant feel, which delivers spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Louie's Oyster Bar and Grille

Louie's Oyster Bar and Grille
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395 Main Street
Port Washington, NY 11050

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Nestled in the quant village of Port Washington, Louie's Oyster Bar and Grille is a local landmark. Serving seafood since 1905, Louie's overlooks Manhasset Bay and offers diners a tranquil and flavorful meal. Boasting a wide selection of seafood, some of their signature bites include their Maine Lobster Roll and New England Fish and Chips.

Captain Bills Restaurant

Captain Bills
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122 Ocean Avenue
Bay Shore, NY 11706

A hidden gem in the heart of Bay Shore, Captain Bills offers stunning waterfront views in an upscale setting. Dating back to the 1920s, Captain Bills has evolved into a first-class restaurant and catering with an expansive menu. It also boasts an impressive Sunday buffet brunch, which comes with unlimited Bloody Marys, mimosas, Champagne, soda, coffee, tea and endless water views.


Prime Restaurant
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117 New York Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743

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Overlooking Huntington Harbor, Prime offers one of the largest outdoor dining areas in Huntington. Diners can spend the night enjoying steak or seafood while gazing at docked boats. For a more informal setting, people can sit around their fire pit while enjoying some of their signature cocktails, including the "Babylon Express," made with cucumber vodka, St. Germain, pineapple juice and fresh lime.

Wave Seafood Kitchen

Wave Restaurant
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25 East Broadway
Port Jefferson, NY 11777

The village of Port Jefferson has countless restaurants and bars that overlooking the Long Island Sound, but Wave Seafood Kitchen stands out among them all. People can take a sit on The Admiral's Deck, which offers views of the marina and live entertainment every day. Serving American cuisine, Wave Seafood Kitchen has become known for their mouthwatering WAVE Salmon burger, made with grilled onions, Asian slaw, avocado and dragon sauce.

John Friia is a freelance journalist and native New Yorker writing about food, drinks and lifestyle. You can follow his adventures on Instagram.

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