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Wantagh Restaurants where the Meal is Worth Every Penny

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Wantagh restaurants

You might know Wantagh as home of the beautiful, historic Jones Beach and the neighboring Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater. However, just like other local towns, there are a number of Wantagh restaurants that exemplify the elite kinds of cuisine that Long Island has to offer. Check out these places where you can have a satisfying meal and an unbeatable experience.

The Top Wantagh Restaurants for Tasty Dinner and a Good Time


Blackbird is a stylish, modern American kitchen with a clear emphasis on great wine and even better food. At Blackbird, there’s something for everyone on their eclectic menu full of seasonal small plates, artfully crafted cocktails and an extensive wine and beer list.

Blackbird is a popular location for casual drinks, including the Winter in Moscow, the Dark & Stormy and the San Osvaldo Pinot Grigio.

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Menu Selections

However, if you’re stopping by for a full meal, make sure to try one of their mouthwatering dishes crafted with ingredients from local farms and suppliers. Some fan favorites include:

  • Watermelon Salad
  • Carnitas Tacos
  • Poutine
  • Lobster Roll

Stop by from 5 to 7 p.m. on weekdays for happy hour and discounted small plates, burgers and alcoholic drinks. All you have to do is sit at the bar!


Imagine a Chipotle-style restaurant but for pizza. That’s Piecraft. This contemporary pizza bar lets you step into the role of chef as you go down a line and choose all of the ingredients to add onto your unique pie.

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Unique Pizza Design

From dough, sauce and cheese to endless toppings, you can make a pizza whichever way you’d like. Some of their irresistible gourmet ingredients include:

  • Hot Cherry Peppers
  • Burnt Broccoli
  • Berkshire Pork Sausage
  • Grilled Butterflied Shrimp

If you aren’t into pizza, Piecraft also has salads, artisan meatballs, baked wings, quinoa bowls and several gluten-free options.

One Block East

Some people say that you can’t find quality Southern barbeque in the North, especially on Long Island. However, it seems that those people haven’t visited One Block East, a gastropub with some of the area’s best Southern barbeque.

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Authentic Southern Cooking

They have plenty of classic Southern alcohol like bourbon and whiskey, along with an impressive craft beer selection. As for the food, you really can’t go wrong with any of their unique dishes like:

  • Louis Ribs
  • Jerk Catfish
  • Crawfish Empanadas
  • Swamp-Corn (Cornmeal-encrusted Alligator)
  • Fried Chicken

One Block East also hosts tons of great events like karaoke on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. and live music on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. On Sundays, they host a big home-style brunch where you can enjoy tasty $5 cocktails like mimosas and screwdrivers.

If you’re searching for the best of the best Wantagh restaurants, these places are the undisputed champions.

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