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Waterfront Restaurants on Long Island for a Fun Summer Meal

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Jun 5, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Waterfront Restaurants on Long Island

Now that summer is officially here, all of the amazing waterside eateries in our area are open for business. Fortunately, Long Island has plenty of restaurants with scenic maritime views on each shore, from Montauk to Manhattan. So, if you’re looking for a place to enjoy a delicious meal with excellent views to match, here are some of our favorite waterfront restaurants on Long Island.

The Best Waterfront Restaurants on Long Island


Located along the water in Seaford, Cardoon has been serving up some of the area’s tastiest, most authentic Mediterranean food since 2017. Best of all, your entire meal can be enjoyed waterside along the picturesque Seaford canal.

With a rich variety of seafood and vegetarian options, their culinary mastermind chef aims to delight each and every table with a cutting-edge menu that features Mediterranean favorites, such as:

  • Grilled Atlantic Salmon
  • Grilled Lamb Porterhouse
  • Pan Seared Halibut
  • Grilled 12-ounce NY Strip Steak

Not to mention, this waterfront restaurant on Long Island also hosts a magnificent brunch every weekend. So, if you’re interested in a meal at Cardoon, click here to make a reservation today.

The dock at Cardoon

Pop’s Seafood Shack and Grill

For one of the most fun waterfront restaurants on Long Island, head on out to Pop’s Seafood Shack and Grill in Island Park. This casual, unique dining and entertainment destination is open seven days a week from May to September for lunch, dinner, drinks, live bands, DJs, dancing, you name it.

However, not only is Pop’s one the most popular nightlife destinations in the area, they also have some of the best food, too. From tasty mussels pots to buttery lobster rolls and everything in between, Pop’s truly has it all.

Keep in mind that you can also visit Pop’s by sea—as they have over 40 boat slips with free docking services!

Backyard of Pop's


Salt, a fun, new waterfront restaurant on Long Island, pairs modern American cuisine with fresh seasonal cocktails in a casual seaside atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing evening in the lounge, happy hour, live music, dinner or brunch, this Merrick restaurant is the ideal location.

It doesn’t matter if you arrive by car or boat, Salt features a culinary menu with dishes from land and sea, including favorites like:

  • Braised Short Rib
  • Artisanal Squid Ink Linguine
  • Surf and Turf
  • Japanese Crusted Ahi Tuna

Just remember, Salt can get pretty busy during the summer, so click here to make a reservation for an upcoming meal!

Salt Patio

If you’re looking to enjoy a meal or drinks on Long Island this summer, you’d be remiss not to visit one of these incredible waterfront restaurants!

Make an Online Reservation Today!

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