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Michael's Porthole

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92 New St, Oceanside, NY
516.608.1380
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
This Place Has "Seen Better Days"

I almost NEVER say something negative in a review, so, with guilt, I used the title above for this restaurant. Maybe it was the chilly, damp evening air and grey skies, maybe it was the person sitting near us whose cigarette smoke REALLY invaded our taste buds (he smoked 3 cigarettes, all through... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Lido Beach, NY
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Lido Beach, NY
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235 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I almost NEVER say something negative in a review, so, with guilt, I used the title above for this restaurant. Maybe it was the chilly, damp evening air and grey skies, maybe it was the person sitting near us whose cigarette smoke REALLY invaded our taste buds (he smoked 3 cigarettes, all through his/our meal), but maybe it was more... More 

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Nassau County
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I went to this place many years ago, even liked it so much that we had a 50th anniversary celebration there. A lot has since changed...We went last night for a romantic sunset dinner, even overlooking the trashy neighborhood rife with junkyards and shipyards and old cars. Our table was on a steep angle due to how the deck was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Pulled up, first thing is you see sign featured on food network, maybe in some sort of kitchen nightmares show. We had a large party with children so we were looking for a place suitable for kids. The food was horrible, I am pretty easy going and don't like giving bad reviews but this had to be one of the... More 

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Long Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This waterfront restaurant is a great place. My group of 6 was very happy with all the food & service . Parking lot in front is a plus. Will return soon

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Long Beach, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This place should be called Michaels But Hole. Not Michaels Porthole. It is in an industrial area among boat yards. When I walked through the front doors my jaws dropped as to the ambiance . It was the the dead of winter and so were the 4 people at the bar. There are plastic booths along the walls where we... More 

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Lynbrook, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Stopped by the Porthole on Sunday afternoon, June 8, 2014 for lunch with my wife and son. While the place is a bit rundown, the staff provided excellent service and the food was enjoyable. My wife had the lobster and I had the steak tidbits; we were both very satisfied with our meals. We will definitely go back.

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Long Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My husband and I usually eat there a few times each summer. Food is very good and staff is very friendly. I was looking for an inexpensive place with great food to have my son's 1st birthday party. Michael the owner was wonderful to work with! I wanted cookie and milk buffet for dessert and he exceeded my expectations. The... More 

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kew gardens new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

i have been at this place twice and loved it everytime. i even got a coupon for my birthday from them and i'm thinking of going there tonight. when the weather is nice you can sit outside and watch the boats go by.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I have been to the Porthole two or three times in the last couple of months. We had bought groupons for it (because we live in the area and we had been there last year and it was pretty good). Each time we had been there in the last couple of months, it wasn't worth the groupon! I don't blame... More 

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Long Beach, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Great great great everythng, this restaurant was devastated by Sandy but after its re-launch Memorial day weekend it looks great i've been there numerous times this summer and everytime i go back they have improved something different, the food is great from fresh seafood, to steaks and burgers you cant go wrong, we love there live music on the weekends... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 92 New St, Oceanside, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Oceanside
  • Phone Number: 516.608.1380

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?