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The Island Mermaid

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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: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 18
    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
Great tuna burger

I love a place that does a great fish Burger and there aren't many that do, believe me. Lovely tuna burger with good Presentation. Drink were quite expensive, but it is Fire Island.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2015
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New York, New York, United States
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I ate here for lunch in August. It was a great relaxing afternoon and I'd definitely go back for drinks.

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Thank Kyle S
London
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

I love a place that does a great fish Burger and there aren't many that do, believe me. Lovely tuna burger with good Presentation. Drink were quite expensive, but it is Fire Island.

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Thank LondonTherapy
Winston Salem
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Located right at the ferry drop off, The Island Mermaid offers excellent food and a relaxing dining experience. We had the Steamers, Fish Tacos (Mahi Mahi), and ribs. The Steamers were the among the best I've ever had. The Fish Tacos and the ribs were delicious. The service was great. Our young waitress was quite friendly and welcoming, if a... More 

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Thank Jerry O
Woodmere, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Beautiful view and excellent food.Located right on the Great South Bay.The best view of the fabled Fire Island sunset.

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Thank Drpaulschneider
Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Last week we had the unfortunate experience of eating at the Island Mermaid in Ocean Beach. The experience was horrendous: orders sent to the kitchen were incorrect; food was not delivered in a timely fashion nor in order (appetizers and main courses were mixed up); several hot dishes were cold; we asked for bread 3 times but never received any;... More 

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2 Thank Joel O
Long Island NY
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Food average......service awful...It took forever to get our bill to get the hell out of there & when we asked for the 5th time it was dropped on our table like we did something wrong....GO FIGURE...NEVER AGAIN

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1 Thank PHOB
Annandale, New Jersey
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This restaurant located on the bay side of Fire Island is always busy in the summer, which is a good sign. It is even busier Monday nights since the entrées are half price. We were six at the table on the large deck and everybody enjoyed their dish. A splendid red sunset was witness, my scallops were delicious and the... More 

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Thank Felix553
Lindenhurst, New York
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Right across from the ferry dock, on the bay in Ocean Beach, the Island Mermaid has been around for many years. They had music both Wednesday and Thursday night which was great. The food and service are average.

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1 Thank 4StarTraveler1
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Food was terrible, service was ok but could not make up for the restaurant . The owner at the front door was rude and condescending . He made us wait a half hour with open tables all around us. What does he think this is a Manhattan club? He made us sit in the wind when we could have had... More 

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2 Thank Melissa S
New York City, New York
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I went to the Isand Mermaid store. The kids who work there are sweet and very helpful. It is more like a bodega with a few items. Don't expect to buy for the house. Mostly beverages and a few snacks.

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Thank Karen10019

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Restaurant Details

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?