Top 10 Seafood Restaurants on Long Island

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Long Island abounds in great seafood restaurants where you can enjoy fresh catches-of-the-day, shellfish, and more. From Port Washington to Port Jefferson and towns in between, here are 10 Island eateries that serve the bounty of the sea.

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    Louie's Port Washington
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    395 Main Street
    Port Washington

    This elegant seafood restaurant on Manhasset Bay has been in business since 1905. From clams and oysters on the half shell to crispy calamari, from orange-and-dill glazed salmon to citrus soy glazed tuna, the extensive menu continues to please seafood lovers. Ask for a seat near the large windows for a lovely view of the harbor.

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    Mill Pond House
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    437 East Main Street

    This fine restaurant serves fresh seafood in a romantic atmosphere. Enjoy your food by soft candlelight as you look out over Mill Pond and watch the swans swimming by. Choose from the large sushi menu, raw bar or entrees like almond-crusted filet of sole, organic salmon filet, or shrimp scampi with baby artichokes.

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    Elliot's of Freeport
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    23 Woodcleft Avenue

    This elegant restaurant on Freeport's Nautical Mile is open year-round, seven days a week. Calling itself the place "where the land meets the sea," E.B. Elliot's serves up a variety of excellent seafood, from fish & chips to their broiled seafood combo of cod, shrimp and baked clams topped with garlic butter. They also serve steaks and poultry. The lively crowd enjoys open mic nights, karaoke, and the restaurant's ample bar.

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    Orient By The Sea
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    40200 Main Road

    Stop by this casual eatery for stuffed flounder, lobster tails and more. Or just drop in for drinks at the bar overlooking the marina at Gardiner's Bay.

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    1043 Northern Boulevard

    This upscale Greek restaurant specializes in fresh seafood and gourmet Greek appetizers and desserts. One of their experts will walk you over to the displayed fish and other seafood to help you choose your meal. The elegant, spacious restaurant offers tempting appetizers made from mouthwatering vegetables and Greek cheese prepared in the Mediterranean style. Greek and international wines are served with meals. Reservations highly recommended.

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    3 Consuelo Place
    Oakdale, NY

    Enjoy delicious seafood along with waterside views of the Great South Bay. Enjoy appetizers like the jumbo lump crab cakes with Meyer lemon aioli, mango and avocado. Try one of their delicious entrees, including Seafood Fra Diavolo, a spicy dish with buccatini pasta overflowing with lobster, shrimp, mussels, scallops, clams and cockles.

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    Jolly Fisherman & Steak House
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    25 Main Street

    Come to this elegant restaurant for appetizers like baked clams, steamers, and oysters fried or on the half shell. Entrees include lobster, crab, jumbo shrimp, macadamia nut-crusted salmon and more. Tuesday through Friday, they offer a complete dinner special for $24.95. This includes an appetizer like New England clam chowder, an entree like Atlantic salmon in a macadamia nut crust, and a dessert like chocolate mousse cake, plus your choice of coffee or tea.

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    H20 Seafood Grill

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    215 West Main Street

    From crab cakes to halibut and swordfish, scallops, salmon, and tuna, H20 offers a wide assortment of the wealth of the sea.

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    The Steam Room
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    4 East Broadway
    Port Jefferson

    Come to this ultra-casual family restaurant for a budget lunch or dinner, with a view of Port Jefferson Harbor as a bonus. Enjoy clams, scallops, lobsters, chowder and much more. In warmer weather, visitors can enjoy their meals on the seaside deck. In addition, there's live entertainment all summer long.

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    Snapper Inn
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    500 Shore Drive
    Oakdale, NY

    This eatery offers seafood including king crab legs, oysters Rockefeller, Long Island baked clams, fried Long Island oysters and other starters. Entrees include fresh fish from their own boat, basil crusted tilapia, seafood paella, and for the truly hungry, a large seafood platter.

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