If you’ve spent any time on Long Island, you should be familiar with all of the tasty restaurants and eateries that can be found here. Towns like Rockville Centre and Garden City usually receive all of the praise for their food scenes; however, Island Park restaurants are also some of the best, most delicious places to grab a meal in our area. So, if you’re looking to dine out at a popular local bistro, here are a few great options.
The Definitive List of the Top Island Park Restaurants
Peter’s Clam House
Long Island is one of the best places in the country to get stellar seafood, especially Peter’s Clam House, which has been around since 1940. Here, you will be able to enjoy a variety of fresh, off-the-boat seafood dishes made from scratch using only the finest local ingredients.
They also have tons of amazing specials for you to get the most bang for your buck.
- Monday-Friday: Lunch Specials for $13.95 from 11 am to 5 pm
- Tuesday: $19.95 Lobster Night
- Thursday: Prix Fixe 3-Course Dinner for $26.95 per person
- Wednesday: $4 Taco Night
When you visit, make sure to try customer-favorite dishes, such as:
- Mediterranean Crab Cake Sandwich
- Seafood Fra Diavolo
- Blue Point Oysters
- Filet of Flounder Oreganata
During your meal, you will be able to enjoy sweeping waterfront views of the scenic neighboring channel.
Jimmy Hays Steakhouse
If you’re looking to visit an old-fashioned, classic upscale New York City Steakhouse, come on out and enjoy a meal at Jimmy Hays Steakhouse. This family-owned and operated bistro not only has some of the most authentic, quality steak in the area, they also have tons of delicious poultry and seafood.
Make sure to order one of their signature martinis or collectable wines. From Jimmy’s Bloody Bull Martini to Sonoma County’s Rodney Strong Cabernet, there are endless choices of cocktails to enjoy over unbeatable dishes such as:
- In-House Dry-Aged 18oz. New York Cut
- Medallions of Filet Mignon Au Poivre
- Roast Long Island Duck
- Maine Lobster
Following your meal, finish off the night with mouthwatering desserts like Tequila Key Lime Margarita Pie or Deep Dish Hot Brownie Pie.
Although it originally started as a catering company for special events, Chefs 724 gained so much popularity that they had to open a brick-and-mortar location in Island Park. Their goal is to serve great –tasting food in a stylish, contemporary setting with personalized, friendly service.
Their delectable menu features dishes, such as:
- Braised Short Ribs
- Chicken Florentine
- Miso Yaki Glazed Salmon
- Wild Mushroom Pasta
- Central Park Veggie Burger
If you visit anytime from 4 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, Thursday or Sunday, you can order their $27.95 Early Bird Prix Fixe dinner, which comes with an appetizer, entrée and dessert. During this time, they also offer $5 house wine and beer, as well as $6 martinis and sangria.
If you’re looking for authentic New York cuisine in a warm, comfortable setting, these Island Park restaurants are the places to be.