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LI's Best Outdoor & Waterfront Restaurants on the North Shore

Visit one of these amazing restaurants right by the water on the north shore of Long Island sometime this summer!

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Mill Pond House

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437 East Main Street, Centerport

The Mill Pond House is a great restaurant for outdoor dining with a gorgeous view of Centerport Harbor. They offer a great variety on all their menus - brunch, lunch, and dinner - that includes steak, seafood, and sushi. 


The Cove

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74 Shore Road, Glen Cove

The Cove Restaurant and Seafood is an amazing restaurant with delicious, fresh seafood. The outdoor view is just as beautiful as the decor inside. They also have a great outdoor deck and tiki bar, perfect for the warm summer months, and DJs or live music for great entertainment! 


Louie’s Oyster Bar and Grille

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395 Main Street, Port Washington

Louie’s Oyster Bar and Grille is a staple when it comes to Long Island outdoor dining for good reason! They have been open for many years now and offer fresh, mouth-watering seafood that will leave you craving more. Many locals love to come here, making the atmosphere great and vibrant.


The Whales Tale

Photo by Ashley Catalano

81 Fort Salonga Road, Northport

The Whales Tale in Northport is a great, casual outdoor restaurant that allows pets and serves amazing, fresh seafood. The view from the restaurant is of the beautifully serene Britannia Marina and the fresh seafood is caught every morning and brought up from the dock. This is a must visit place with your pet for a nice, relaxing meal by the water.


The Purple Elephant

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81 Fort Salonga Road, Northport

Right by The Whales Tale is The Purple Elephant, another great restaurant serving great food. However, The Purple Elephant may be the restaurant you pick out of the two if you are a vegan. This restaurant is famous for their delicious vegan cuisine as well as their happy hour on all weekdays, monday to friday!


The View Grill

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111 Lattingtown Road, Glen Cove

If you are a golf fanatic and the view of a golf course relaxes you, be sure to check out The View Grill in Glen Cove for a great meal while overlooking Glen Cove Golf Course and Dosoris Pond. The food is spectacular, the view is gorgeous, the atmosphere is lively, and the service is great. There are only good things to say about The View Grill!