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7 Best Restaurants & Eating Destinations On Fire Island

June 14, 2012 6:00 AM

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Every summer millions of New Yorkers flee the hustle and bustle of the city to the quiet of Fire Island. Food and travel writers and authors of The Fire Island Cookbook Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen know their way around a kitchen, a dining room and Fire Island itself. The cookbook includes recipes for each summer weekend, Memorial Day through Labor Day. The 14 menus maximize seasonal produce, and range from all-day cooking to easy recipes for a quick dinner.

While The Fire Island Cookbook dives into local recipes, authors Mike and Jeff also know their way around the Fire Island dining scene. Read below for their favorite culinary spots around Fire Island.

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The Casino Café
Trustees Walk
Davis Park, NY 11772
(631) 597-6150
www.casinocafefireisland.com

The Casino Café has been serving families of all ages in Davis Park since 1945. We especially love its Fried Macaroni and Cheese, Tuna Tartare Tower and the Bourbon Marinated Breast of Duck.  Make sure to save room for the amazing Oreo Cheese Cake.

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Jumping Jack’s Seafood Shack
140 Lewis Walk
Cherry Grove, NY 11782
(631) 597-4174
www.facebook.com/Jumping-Jacks-Fire-Island

One of the only restaurants on the island with an ocean view, Jumping Jack’s practically sits on the dunes – your first clue to how fresh the seafood is here! Blender drinks, sea views and live piano music add to the party atmosphere.

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Le Dock
60 Bay Walk
Fair Harbor, NY 11706
(631) 583-5200
www.facebook.com/Le-Dock

Located on Bay Walk in Fair Harbor, Le Dock has been known as Fair Harbor’s only restaurant for quite some time…but that’s ok…the delectable menu suits all appetites.  If you left the kids at home, don’t forget to take a pizza back for them.

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Surf’s Out
1 Bay Walk
Bay Shore, NY 11706
(631) 583-7400
www.surfsoutfireisland.com

Surf’s Out offers fun and appetizing specials every day of the week.  We totally love Taco Tuesdays and Sushi Samba night on Thursdays. After one of Surf’s Out’s famous specialty drinks, The Wipe Out, you may find yourself doing just that.

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Flynn’s
1 Cayuga St
Ocean Bay Park, NY 11770
(631) 583-5000
www.flynnsfireislandny.com

Flynn’s is always a fun time. After a few cocktails on the deck, head inside for dinner.  Make sure to start with the Lobster Bisque, it really is delicious.  Entrées are big and tasty too; we love the BBQ Ribs and the Fire Roasted Grouper.

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Canteen
Harbor Walk, Fire Island Pines
Fire Island, NY 11782
(631) 597-6500

When you walk into “town” to buy groceries and wine before hitting the beach, stop at Canteen for a cup of Jo and a snack. Pastries and sandwiches are served throughout the day, and at night it turns into Canteen-A, featuring tacos and other Mexican specialties. 

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The Pier Restaurant
Watch Hill Ferry Terminal
Fire Island, NY 11782
(631) 597-9060
www.thepieratwatchhill.com/

Nautical themed with an adjoining Tiki bar — perfect for hiding from the sun for a few hours — The Pier Restaurant offers a fun and varied menu. Try the New England Clam Chowder or Crab “Encrusted” Shrimp.

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen are authors of The Fire Island Cookbook.

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