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780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY 11770
(631) 583-8088
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun ambience, beautiful sunsets, good food

The Mermaid is a Fire Island institution with some of the best views of the bay and sunsets, as well as excellent food and friendly, efficient, smart servers. Loved the wasabi crusted tun, and the desserts were to die for: try the donuts with 2 sauces. The bar scene is upbeat and includes an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2015
ABClady
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New York City
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Astoria, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Zero stars wasn't an option. And a one word review ["Don't"] wasn't an option either. Your time has been wasted by the subject too.

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Syosset, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great deck to have dinner and watch the sun set. Do not order the crab cakes. But the fish is amazing and they have the best steamers in Ocean Beach. Monday nights they have half price entrees!

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I have been going to the Island Mermaid for years. Went last night and enjoyed their Wednesday special. Kale salad was amazing as was the octopus salad. We enjoyed the shrimp dish and the salmon. The desserts were incredible

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Brightwaters, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There are a host of dining options in Ocean Beach but there is no reason to go anywhere but the Island Mermaid. The location is fabulous, the views are spectacular, the service is attentive and the food.....well, the food is nothing short of excellent. Monday night is a real bargain with 1/2 price entrees. The sea scallops were very tender... More 

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Huntington, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Have always loved Island Mermaid but Wednesday night wine at 1/2 price per bottle is a great deal. Food is as good as it gets on Fire island.. Victoria, our wait person was great with the menu suggestions. Live music from a duo. Female lead vocalist with a little Brittany Howard(Alabama Shakes) voice and fun attitude topped of excellent night/dinner.

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Manhattan NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have wined and dined here since it opened. The Bar staff is perfect, the food first rate and the patrons area form of local entertainment. The owner manager Scott does a top job and can not do enough for you. Enjoy this place. running the joint and can st rate and the guests

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New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

The Mermaid is a Fire Island institution with some of the best views of the bay and sunsets, as well as excellent food and friendly, efficient, smart servers. Loved the wasabi crusted tun, and the desserts were to die for: try the donuts with 2 sauces. The bar scene is upbeat and includes an outdoor bar. Don't miss Monday's half-prized... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Best place in Fire Island to get great food in a great setting: view over the water is just stunning, the staff always impeccably attentive and nice. All dishes are delicious, cocktails just perfect and owner Scott always pleasant and accommodating despite this place's busy-ness during peak hours. The Mahi-Mahi and Grouper are probably our favorite dishes but all of... More 

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East Rockaway, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Ask for a table on the dock and watch the sunset over the bay. The food is always delicious, tasty cocktails, attentive service and perfect ambiance. The Mermaid is the place to be when you come to Ocean Beach. The owner, Scott, and his staff will assure that you have the best time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

It's sad to read some of the negative reviews about the Island Mermaid. My daughter and I dined there for lunch and dinner this past Fourth of July weekend without reservations and had an overall great experience. Our service experience was good; not great, and given the challenges a seasonal restauranteur has, we did not expect world-class service. (It's a... More 

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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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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 780 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, Fire Island, NY 11770
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Fire Island  >  Ocean Beach
  • Phone Number: (631) 583-8088

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
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

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