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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
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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- Jul 23, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We love The Island Mermaid! We stay in Fire Island every summer and always make a point to come here. We start with dinner (get the calamari, crab bisque and lobster!) then stay for dancing and drinks. The owner Scott is a doll! Go!

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Plainview, New York
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135 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Don't just try the seafood, the specials are great. I had the pork osso bucco and it was one of the best tasting pieces of pork I ever had. My wife had the grouper and that was amazing as well. The mixed green salad was good; a bit too much vinegar so order on the side, but a nice assortment... More

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Saratoga springs, ny
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Right from the start this dining experience was something I would highly recommend. Great food, service and ambience.

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South Brunswick, NJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Every time I have gone to this restaurant, the owner, Scott, has made me feel like a VIP! The venue cannot be beat--seating is on a deck with a breathtaking view overlooking the bay. There are umbrellas and an awning for shade, when needed. And we haven't even gotten to the food yet-- it is to die for! This week... More

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Ellenton, Florida
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Very good food for Fire Island with an amazing view and sunset. We had a larger group with ages 3-40+ and everyone was very happy with the food choices: To start: calamari for the kids (a bit peppery which made for happy adults) and a clam in Bloody Mary sauce special when the steamers were off the menu (boo). Entrees:... More

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new york
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The food is good though extremely overpriced. A hamburger was almost $19 for dinner. With that being said anything bayfront is extremely overpriced. The mermaid consistently has good food. Service was good but we were early for dinner. Our waiter could not be more attentive.

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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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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42 restaurant reviews
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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
73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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