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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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11:00 am - 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, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Island Mermaid Market - Your snacks

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Karen10019
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New York City, New York
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Lindenhurst, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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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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Lindenhurst, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Right next to the ferry slip so it's a good idea if you want to enjoy while you wait for the ferry out. Dinner is upscale as you might imagine. Green Plate was spot on. All roasted veggies. Great summer night experience. Might check in early so you're hooked up for the later on last call setup.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We got the Steak and Grilled Tuna, both were excellent! The food was fresh, well made, and pretty rapid. The service was also very good and the restaurant was very flexible with reservation and seating.

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Queensbury, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

waited a half hour for waitress to bring drinks, one hour later still no bread,meals came cold, prices are very high for the quality of service, find other resturant in ocean beach.

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We like going to the Mermaid, usually on a Monday, thats when they have 1/2 price Entrees. Beautiful sunsets and the food is always good, for app we get the calamari its a nice size portion.The Mahi Mahi and Grouper very delicious too. We go there every summer never have a complain!

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NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A great restaurant on Fire Island. Great for hanging out with friends, drinking or eating. Was very crowded so be prepared to wait for a seat. If you have no reservations at night don't bother going. Waiters and waitresses were all very nice and so was the owner. The food was very delicious as well. The crab cakes are very... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Variety of food choices. Attentive service. Prices are in line for a restaurant on Fire Island. We were a group of five and tried several appetizers and entrees.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I did not eat here but we made a 9:30 reservation. Called at 8:15 said that we were running 15 minutes late. We got there at 9:45 and the owner pretty much yelled at us and told us we were late and they gave our table away. When we called the girl said no problem take your time. The sunsets... More 

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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
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?