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The Island Mermaid

780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY 11770
(631) 583-8088
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Ranked #5 of 18 restaurants in Ocean Beach
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Fire Island is a unique experience no matter what you choose to do there. But one of my favorite things to do on the Island is to dine at the Island Mermaid. The outdoor deck is a wonderful place to have dinner at sunset. It really is an incomparable experience. We were there last night and shared the beet salad... More

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Great crew, great ambiance, great food. Prices are what it should be considering it is an Island, everything must be ship by boat.

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Long Island, NY
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90 reviews 90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The food here is not bad but certainly not worth the price you are asked to pay for it. You are definitely paying for the view you get as the outdoor dining area is situated right on the bay. The beer list is a bit ordinary as well. Its okay for lunch.

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

First time at this place and I was very pleased with the experience. The good was good, drinks were tasty and the views were perfect. The space is huge and could host a ton of people so I can imagine the place being amazing during special events/parties. Its location is very convenient from the fire island ferry and from ocean... More

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Nesconset, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Always stop at the Mermaid for some nightlife fun! Great time!!! Great food during the day just to hang and have some drinks!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

After a horrendous dining experience and C.J.'s bar and girlle, in which my boyfriend and I had to wait an hour and a half for appalling food, we wandered over to The Island Mermaid. We chose the restaurant because I was upset I was missing a wonderful Memorial Day in the sun, and The Island Mermaid offers outdoor seating. Upon... More

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Acapulco, Mexico
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Lunching, dining or drinking at the Mermaid continues to be an experience not to be missed. Good service,good food, the perfect place to watch a sunset...... The Mermaid has aged well. A must at any time..... Well done Scot, you should be proud. It has been a pleasure...... Arlene

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Make a reservation for Friday night dinner and you can't go wrong. Great view of the sunset. Warm friendly service. And an extensive menu with something for anyone - especially if you love fresh fresh, perfectly prepared. The fried calamari is perfection - great shared starter. Favorites: Scallops, grouper or Osso Bucco.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Can't beat the location! Right on the water on the bay. An outstanding mean in an outstanding place. ---Justin S

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Garden City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

i travel to Long Island's southeast coast regularly, and often make the trip out to Fire Island. I've never failed to be impressed by the Island Mermaid's beauty (with its overlook of the Great South Bay, and the gorgeous boats that pull up to its dock) or by its feast (luscious meals cooked to perfection and presented with style). The... More

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