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The Island Mermaid

780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY 11770
(631) 583-8088
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Ranked #3 of 18 Restaurants in Ocean Beach
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The large patio with good dock views is nice, but the food was so-so. Portions were large, and some dishes were hit and miss. The mussel appetizer special was good (large portion but the mussels themselves were very small, with good curry sauce). However, the steak was tough, overcooked and under seasoned. The portion was large but just couldn't bring... More 

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Long Island, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

While it's one of the few restaurants on Fire Island that is on the water (kind of odd, I thought) I think there may be some better choices if you're looking for good food. I ordered the filet mignon and had to send it back twice because it was way too rare for me. I never send food back. After... More 

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 via mobile

We've been coming to the Mermaid for years (actually since it opened) and we've never been disappointed. It's a beautiful spot right on the bay, the food is great, the drinks are perfect, and the view is to die for. It's an ideal setting for a leisurely lunch or dinner at sunset. The servers are always pleasant. Scott, the owner... More 

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New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had dinner here during our weekend at Ocean Beach. From appetizer to dessert, everything was prepared perfectly, delicious and had a nice presentation and the service was extremely attentive and friendly. They serve dinner out on the patio on the water which is beautiful overlooking the bay and if rain is coming, they move you inside, but they only... More 

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new york
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12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had reservations made months before and when we arrived they said they were running late. A group of 18 ladies stood around for over an hour as everyone else that arrived got seated. They have a special menu for bachelorette parties. Do not do it. After finally being seated, with no apologies whatsoever, we placed our orders. Several young... More 

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Huntington, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This review is not based upon the food bc we never actually had a chance to eat there, it's more based upon the experience. We went there this past weekend for lunch. We were seated and ordered drinks. About 10-15 minutes later the waitress finally came back and we were informed that they didn't have a lot of sea food... More 

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new york
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

We actually ate here both nights we were on fire island. For is fantastic and the wait staff of great. The second night we ate there was during a rain storm which is a negative because the outside deck does not have any covering so you must eat inside which can get a bit loud. Luckily we were a party... More 

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Melville, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Been going to the Mermiad for years. Why? because they allow dogs. They are the only restaurant in Ocean Beach that lets us bring our dog. The view is great. The service is very poor, especially the management. They are always busy so I assume they don't care. The food is always hit or miss. Be prepared to wait for... More 

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New York City, New York
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I've always looked forward to a dinner at the Island Mermaid. Having not been there for dinner in a few years, I awaited Saturday night's dinner excitedly. We were seated on time - that's about the most positive thing I can say. The service was slow. The bread was stale. The appetizers (hot) were luke warm as was one of... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

disappointing service, too much bar scene for hook up instead of for food, snobby hostess ...........................................................................................

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Additional Information about The Island Mermaid

Address: 780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY 11770
Phone Number: (631) 583-8088
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Fire Island  >  Ocean Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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