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Famous NYC Graffiti Artist Creates Mural For New Sayville Main Street Diner

LongIsland.com

Remodeled and under new management, diner getting rave reviews.

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Photo: Main Street Diner Facebook page.

The Main Street Diner in Sayville reopened in July after remodeling and the reviews online have been singing the praises of the menu, the exterior artwork, and the new decor.

 

The new owners Marino Francomihalos and Billy Masalis reopened the restaurant on July 20. It is, according to Francomihalos, his first time owning a restaurant.

 

“People are very supportive,” he told LongIsland.com by phone recently.

 

Menu items include standard Long Island fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Egg plates, pancakes, French toast, waffles and more pack the breakfast menu. They also have a selection of vegetarian breakfast bowls. Lunch and dinner items include some typical food you’d expect in a diner but also offered are more unique items like a Greek Chicken Bowl which has chicken souvlaki, chickpeas, cucumber tomato salad, quinoa, yogurt dressing and feta ($17.95).

 

Photo: Main Street Diner Facebook page.

 

They also have a Chicken Meatloaf Sandwich, which is grilled cheese style, tomato jam and Texas toast ($12.95). They have a Main Street Patty Melt which is a stuffed burger with sauteed onions, mushrooms, Swiss, rye bread and more Swiss ($12.95).

 

Dinner plates include Sausage and Peppers ($16.95), Chicken Souvlaki Mofongo ($18.95), Grilled Pork Chop ($21.95), and Grilled Skirt Steak ($28.95).

 

The website also advertised Poké all day.

 

Photo: Main Street Diner Facebook page.

 

The Sayville mural on the next to the diner has been causing a buzz around town. Articles and all Yelp comments mention the new sign.

 

Francomihalos said he commissioned the work from a famous artist in New York City, the graffiti artist Sandra “Lady Pink” Smith, who does work through her studio PinkSmith Designs.

 

According to an online article, “Lady Pink’s artwork has also been highlighted in various galleries and exhibitions since she was 16 and had her first solo show at the Moore College of Art. She is currently part of the permanent collection at the Whitney Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the Brooklyn Museum and the Groningen Museum of Holland.”

 

Francomihalos said that the choice of the artwork theme was obvious.

 

“This is Sayville. We wanted to do something for the town,” he said. “Everybody likes it.”

 

“Located on Main St. in Sayville, this diner having a new owner with a fresh outlook is something the town needed,” wrote Shannon H on Yelp. “Outside, the lighting, new sign, freshly paved large parking lot, and GORGEOUS Sayville painting welcome you in. Inside, it gets even better. Brand new flooring, walls, light fixtures, bar, and furniture give a warm inviting feel. The Sayville paintings that cover the walls make you feel at home. This diner was gorgeously designed and well executed. There's a fresh open feel to it.”

 

Ashley L, of New York City, gave it five stars.

 

“Loved this place,” she wrote on Yelp. “Best diner food I've had in awhile. Very friendly staff and extremely clean establishment. They are following all COVID-19 rules/safety measures.”

 

Location: 229 W Main Street, Sayville, (631) 567-5376.

 

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